Don't doo Voodoo

Sex and religion - one of the most volatile relationships this world has ever known, since Katie Price and...well...any man within a ten foot range. Whether it's problems with sex outside of marriage being frowned upon, or even kinky types of sex occuring within marriage, the church always has a part to play in stirring up sexy trouble. But what about when particular religious rituals become actual fire hazards?

In order to bring herself luck, one unfortunate Brooklyn woman paid a witch-doctor $300 to perform a sex ritual in order to invoke good luck, which involved lighting candles and sexual intercourse, the Huffington Post tells us. You guessed the result: this was less a case of hell-fire and damnation and just, well, fire.

'The voodoo priest placed candles on the floor around the bed on Saturday. He lit the candles then the couple began having sex. Candles were accidentally knocked over, igniting bed sheets and their recently discarded clothes. A statement from the FDNY said the man conducting the ceremony tried to put out the fire using water from the bathroom sink, instead of calling 911. Another person in the apartment opened a window and a door to the building's hallway which produced gusts of wind that 'created a blowtorch effect,' officials said.'

The spell definitely didn't bring her good luck - many were injured in the blaze and an elderly resident died.

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