Doctor Beauregard

Doctor Beauregard came to New Orleans from Kentucky in the year 1869. He was one of the only foreign Voodoos that came to the city. He was the most amazing in appearance of all the witch doctors because he had long hair that went all the way down to his knees. He also put the hair into a number of strange knots. In the knots, he carried all of his gris gris, bottles of oil, dried reptiles, small bones, and a hoot owl’s head. After scaring some ladies on the street one night, he was arrested for throwing the hoot owl’s head at the police and putting curses upon them. When he was released from prison he disappeared. Most people believe that he went back to Kentucky and went looking for new fields.

(Source: Tallant, Robert. Voodoo in New Orleans. 1994)

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