Alright guys, I had to dig deep for a photo for this week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post. The challenge was “Creepy” and I really don’t take many photos of things that I find creepy! Why, you ask? Well, I usually take photos of things that I want to remember and look back on or things I find really interesting or beautiful. Something I find creepy is definitely not something I want to remember! Unless it was something unique, which is the case with this photo.
A few years ago I went to New Orleans for a few days. My friend and I decided to go on a tour of the famous St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. The cemeteries and the funeral processions are famous in New Orleans. Another thing that New Orleans is often associated with is voodoo. This photo is of Marie Laveau’s tomb. She was known as the “Voodoo Queen”. There’s a legend that if you draw 3 x’s on her tomb and turn around 3 times in front of the tomb your wish will come true. Everything in front of the tomb are gifts that people have left for her.
I may watch a lot of TV shows with a supernatural element, but they’re always things that are light like Vampire Diaries or Grimm that contain more action and silliness than creep factor. Things like the tomb of a Voodoo Queen in real life scare the living daylights out of me! I’m creeped out and scared of things like that, mostly because I believe these things really exist. Like ghost movies – can’t watch them. The movie, Insidious, terrified me. So when the sequel came out I was like “Nope. Not happening”.
I took this photo because I found it interesting even though it completely creeps me out. Now I can go back to forgetting about it!