Monday, 28 February 2011

News: Voodoo sex blaze burns down flats

A voodoo sex ritual between a practitioner and his female client in New York has caused a fire that killed a pensioner, injured 20 firemen and burned down 100 people's flats.

You can read the full story on the Fire Engineering website at: http://www.fireengineering.com/index/articles/Wire_News_Display.1367910059.html

4 comments:

Ms Lilypads said...

What bad luck!

Chris said...

I don't like the angle they're taking with this story. The New York Post claimed it was "a black magic ritual" (how is trying to bring somebody good luck "black magic?") and really went for the most smarmy, lurid angle possible. One wonders would they have done the same had the fire been caused by a Catholic lighting candles in front of a statue of Mary. Would they have said "religious superstition causes fire after being used in bizarre ritual?" Somehow, I think not.

badwitch said...

I haven't seen the New York Post story - but you would think their journalists should be better informed than to call Voodoo "black magic". The story I linked to in Fire Engineering doesn't use the phrase "black magic".

James C. Wallace II said...

I loved the last three lines of the story.

Pierre's neighbours said he bragged to them about having magic powers.

One said: "He told me he could turn people into ghosts, move buildings, turn people into buildings.

"I guess he couldn't turn that fire out."