The Superdome Curse: A historically deadly plague. A deconsecrated graveyard. A grisly discovery. A voodoo ritual.
By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
In 1987, crews working on an expansion of a shopping mall adjacent to the Superdome unearthed a grisly discovery: Bones. Human bones. And lots of them. Turns out, the Dome was built on the site of an old New Orleans cemetery. While efforts had been made to relocate all the remains at the time the Dome was built, it clearly wasn’t a thorough job. That gave rise to the idea in the late 1980s that the Dome was cursed -- and, by extension, so were the New Orleans Saints, who were famously and epically bad up until that point. The team even brought in a voodoo priestess to perform a purification ceremony of the Superdome in 2000. We talk with our graves expert, Mary Lacoste as well as with NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Saints columnist Jeff Duncan as we try to answer the question once and for all: Is there a Superdome curse? Thank you to Lee Roservere for creating “Awkward Silences” used in this episode.