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FAMOUS PSYCHIC PARANORMAL GHOST INVESTIGATOR

MICKEY OF MIAMI
bestows the title of
#1 Most Haunted Mardi Gras Parade in Haunted America

 

by Mickey Of Miami

 

My investigation of New Orleans haunting's has over the past 17 years included not just haunted houses, Haunted Cemeteries and Haunted public buildings. It also includes what I know will classify as The"#1 MOST HAUNTED PARADE IN AMERICA".

Through my own personal private investigation, and that of other Paranormal Investigators, I have discovered that this New Orleans parade at Mardi Gras, The Krewe Of Mid City designed by New Orleans Artist Ricardo Pustanio seems to attract tourist from beyond the grave.

I discovered in 1986 when a client showed me some photos of a New Orleans Mardi Gras parade she had taken. At the time it was designed by Mardi Gras Parade float Artist Betty Rae Kern. To my trained eye, I discovered, orbs, glowing smoke and even images of partially manifested spirits mingling amongst the large crowds of parade goers at this particular parade.

 

The parade in Question in the photos was that of the Krewe Of Mid City. This is a very beautiful foil decorated parade of the New Orleans Mardi Gras season. The Krewe Of Mid City is the 5th oldest parade in New Orleans Mardi Gras and was founded in 1933. It has been Known as the Best Day partade in New Orleans Mardi Gras for many years and is the highlite of the season. The intriquet foil decorations and designs are unique to this parade alone. Locals say it is the Rose Bowl Parade done in Aluminum foil. I do not believe that the age of the parade is why it is haunted. I think it's the Foil.

A fellow New Orleans Paranormal investigator suggested to me that the actual tourist that come to New Orleans bring the ghost of their family and friends with them when they travel un knowingly. I to believe this, but, I do not think that is the case of this parade. From this particular parade many more Ghost Photos occur then in other New Orleans Parades. And they occur day and night. One particular Krewe Of Mid City Float made a suprise appearence in the Krewe Of Ancient druids Parade. As you can see by the Photos many paranormal anomalies occured in the photos. Spirit forms , ectoplasmic mist, orbs and specteral images occured. but only in the photos of the Krewe of Mid City Float. In my many years of research of this parade I believe Ghost or attracted to the beautiful aluminum foil decorations. The Foil covered floats unique to this parade alone, carries a static charge of electricity from it's foil and mylars movement.

 

I have photographed many other parades that pass that Sunday day each year, from the Krewe Of Okeanas, Krewe Of Thoth, Krewe Of Bacchus with few results. Ghost Photos out of hundreds of pictures only this particular parade seems to have a consistency of more then 20 photo anomalies each year.

I question them skeptically of course that is it a trick of light and foil? Not unlike smoke and Mirrors. Or is it in fact the capturing on film of actual Ghost at New Orleans Mardi Gras. In my opinion I believe it is Spiritual manifestations.

Over the many long years I have viewed hundreds of Mardi Gras ghost photo's, videos, and heard after the fact reports of activity in the photos taken by tourist and locals.

The Krewe of Mid City once began it's route in a area of the city where 8 Haunted cemeteries are located. It also passed several churches and more then one area funeral parlor on it's mardi Gras Parade route.

 

In recent years the parade has re-located to a traditional Uptown St. Charles Ave. Route. It passes several Churches and a very Haunted funeral home, Hospitals and haunted homes.

I personally wonder does all this fit into the haunted Parade equation? But several other older Krewe's at Mardi Gras Take this Traditional Uptown Parade Route also. I suggest to any Ghost hunter or accidental tourist with any type of camera to keep an eye out when you look at your personal photo's to see what appears in them. My photos and that of many I have seen are very unique and tend to show what I consider as proof of this parade being actually haunted by many , many ghost.

 

In 2003 I had the pleasure of Meeting the Artist/Designer of the Krewe Of Mid City , Ricardo Pustanio. He does not admit or even suggest that the parade has any spirits, Hauntings or ghost present, but he says sometimes he thinks that the spirit of Bettie Rae Kern the past Float designer watches over his shoulder as he work in the Parade Krewes Den, foil sculpting and Ricardo hopes she approves of his designs on her beloved parade.

Ricardo allowed myself and two other investigators to photograph the parade from it's beginning of the day at the Krewe Of Mid City Main Den, on it's route and after the parade when it was put to bed as they say. The bulk of photo anomalies occur on parade route nothing occured at the Parade Krewe Den. I also took photos on transit to the route and at the parade line up, and the photos are all normal.

 

I will continue to monitor this haunting over the years to come and plan to attend it this upcoming year. The Krewe Of Mid City will parade on February 26, 2006 at 2:00PM.

And may I suggest and send out a personal invitation to other professional and amateur Ghost hunters to attend and see what proof of an actual ghost haunting exist. I do so want to see that I am not alone in my findings. And believe that if multiple investigations occur along the parade route more evidence can be gathered.

In no way does anyone associated with the Krewe or Float designer suggest that any of my findings are true, they in fact have not endorsed or denied my findings. I am only going by my own personal work with deciphering my own photos and those photos presented to me by clients and Mardi Gras parade observers.

 

New Orleans Mardi Gras is so noisy and full of excitement simple audio test are hard to set up. Many of the photos are taken along a 5 mile parade route. So an actual sampling of Mardi Gras Parade Ghosts photo in hundreds of locations is possible.

I also want to suggest that others in the field of their own interest take photos of all Mardi Gras parades not just The Krewe Of Mid City and if you think you have captured a ghost on film forward it to me for investigation and I will post it here. The opportunity to capture something on film or digitally is always possible as we know. but on this grand scale. And with 1000's of photo's of New Orleans Mardi Gras Parades I believe the proof is out there.

 

We as investigators all know that we are a rare breed and that those that are skeptical of such will write this page off as smoke and reflections. I do suggest everyone take this with a grain of salt. The ghost image is truly in the eye of the beholder. explanations abound for everything under sun, I only place these photos here as an attempt for other to see my investigation. and to judge on their own my findings. I call all to investigate all ghost , haunting's and areas of the world for your self. As I feel I as a investigator that what proof I place to you to scrutinize is yours to conjecture.

 

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Any haunted city or particular haunted Parade Den location may require permission to visit or conduct a private paranormal investigation. The contents of information is a compilation of information from readers and submissions, and they may not be accurate. We do suggest you investigate it for yourselves to find out the truth.

 

Many Professional Investigators, Ghost Hunters, and authorities in the field suggest you call ahead and contact somone to allow you the accsess of the particular haunted places you want to investigate. It is always better to be recognized rather then arressted for ghost hunting.

 

The above story does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Haunted New Orleans Tours.

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2007 New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade Schedule 2007


Mardi Gras 2007 Parade Calendar
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Preliminary Mardi Gras schedule for 2007, times and routes subject to change.





SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
• Phunny Phorty Phellows - Streetcar route, 7:00 p.m.*

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14
• Krewe of Claude - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21
• Slidellians - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Krewe of Antony and Cleopatra - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28
• Bilge - Slidell, noon

• Krewe of Driftwood - Kenner, 1:00 p.m.

• Krewe du Vieux - French Quarter, 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
• Little Rascals - Metairie, noon*

• Perseus - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• Pearl River Lions Club Parade - Pearl River, 1:15 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9

• Cleopatra - West Bank, 6:30 p.m.

• Oshun - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Pygmalion - Uptown, 7:30 p.m.*

• Atlas - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

• Eve - Mandeville, 7:00 p.m.

• Gladiators - St. Bernard, 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10
• Krewe of Push Mow - Abita Springs, 11:00 a.m.

• Aladdin - Westbank, noon

• Pontchartrain - Uptown, noon

• Shangri-La - Uptown, 1:00 p.m.

• Caesar - Metairie, 6:00 p.m.

• Olympia - Covington, 6:00 p.m.

• Sparta - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Arabi - St. Bernard, 6:30 p.m.

• Pegasus - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.*

• Mona Lisa and Moon Pie Parade - Slidell, 7:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

• Alla - West Bank, noon

• Carrollton - Uptown, noon

• Dionysus - Slidell, 1:00 p.m.

• King Arthur & Merlin - Uptown, 1:15 p.m.

• Barkus - French Quarter, 2:00 p.m.

• Bards of Bohemia - Uptown, 2:30 p.m.*

• Rhea - Metairie, 2:30 p.m.

• Mercury - Metairie, 4:00 p.m.

• Centurions - Metairie, 5:30 p.m.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13
• Ancient Druids - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Krewe of Morpheus - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14
• Saturn - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.

• Muses - Uptown, 6:45 p.m.

• Thor - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15
• Babylon - Uptown, 5:45 p.m.*

• Chaos - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Excalibur - Metairie, 7 p.m.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16

• Hermes - Uptown, 6:00 p.m.*

• Krewe d'Etat - Uptown, 6:30 p.m.

• Selene - Slidell, 6:30 p.m.

• Aquila - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

• Knights of Jason - Metairie, 7:00 p.m.

• Aphrodite - Chalmette, 7:00 p.m.

• Orpheus - Mandeville, 7:00 p.m.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

• Bush - Bush, 9:00 a.m.

• NOMTOC - West Bank, 11:30 a.m.

• Iris - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.

• Krewe of Salt Bayou - Slidell, noon

• Vulcan - River Ridge, noon

• Tucks - Uptown, 12:30 p.m.

• Endymion - Mid-City, 4:30 p.m.*

• Isis - Metairie, 6:00 p.m.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

• Tchefuncte - Madisonville, 10:00 a.m.

• Okeanos - Uptown, 11:00 a.m.

• Thoth - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.*

• Adonis - West Bank, noon

• Grand Isle Independent Mardi Gras Parade - Grand Isle, 1:00 p.m.

• Mid-City - Uptown, 2:00 p.m.*

• Bacchus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.*

• Corps de Napoleon - Metairie, 6:45 p.m.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19

• Proteus - Uptown, 5:15 p.m.

• Orpheus - Uptown, 5:45 p.m.

• Zeus - Metairie, 6:30 p.m.

MARDI GRAS, FEBRUARY 20• Zulu - Uptown, 8:30 a.m.*

• Rex - Uptown, 10:00 a.m.*

• Argus - Metairie, 10:00 a.m.

• Mystic Krewe of Covington - Covington, 10:00 a.m.

• Lions - Covington, 10:00 a.m.

• Elks - Jeff. - Metairie, 11:00 a.m.

• Grela - West Bank, 11:00 a.m.

• Jefferson - Metairie, 11:00 a.m.

• Elks- Orl. - Uptown, 11:30 a.m.

• Crescent City - Uptown, after Elks

• Krewe of Choctaw - Grenta, noon

• Skunks - Lacombe, 1:00 p.m.

• Chahta-Ima - Lacombe, 1:30 p.m.


* indicates best or most popular New Orleans Mardi Gras Parade "must- see, Mardi Gras Parades must - experience parades"!

Early 2007 Mardi Gras New Orleans Hotel reservations are advised*

Mardi Gras means "Fat Tuesday" in French and was given the name because of the feasting (and partying) that would occur on this last night before the beginning of Lent, the Christian period of self-denial and abstinence that ends with Easter. Fat Tuesday can occur on any Tuesday from Feb. 3 through March 9, but is always 47 days before Easter. Today, Mardi Gras is characterized by its parades. There are more than 70 parades held in the four parishes of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard and St. Tammany. The parades begin in January but the full-blown celebration that is Mardi Gras is truly under way in the days right before and on Fat Tuesday. Ground zero for Mardi Gras is the French Quarter, where streets are packed with people in search of beads thrown by patrons from the balconies. While the festivities have a reputation for being awash in debauchery, many families find the kid-friendly side of Mardi Gras by seeking out less-crowded and tamer areas.





 

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