‘Lake Mead Corpse Water’ now on sale in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – Curiosity about Lake Mead has increased after a human body was discovered in a barrel on the newly exposed shore of Lake Mead several weeks ago. At least one local business is using headlines to boost sales.

In a dark little shop in the middle of a Las Vegas strip mall, Charlie Hanks nonchalantly helps a few women research items related to magic, witchcraft, and other dark subjects. One of them stops in front of several small bottles, almost vials, of what looks like dirty water and chuckles. The woman just found the corpse water from Lake Mead.

“Traditional corpse water is used in different witchcraft practices. However, it is not real corpse water,” Charlie Hanks told 8 News Now. “It’s for fun. It’s a joke. Most of us who have lived in Vegas for a long time have questioned the quality of our water for years. And it worked when we discovered that there was a corpse floating in a barrel. So I did it as a joke,” Hanks added.

Hanks and her husband have been running her store, Blaspheme Boutique, for almost a year. Hanks opened the store in the middle of the pandemic, not knowing how it would turn out. To her surprise, she said it exceeded her expectations. Hanks said there was an unmet need for the dark and sometimes morbid things she sells.

Blaspheme Boutique owner Charlie Hanks sells “Lake Mead Corpse Water” as a joke in her Las Vegas store. (KLAS)

Lake Mead Corpse Water was a product created on a whim to generate business using social media. Hanks said within hours of the Facebook ad, she received more than a dozen orders.

When asked what Lake Mead Corpse Water was, Hanks first said what it was not.

“It’s not from Lake Mead. I don’t want to steal water from Lake Mead to sell to people, but it’s a nice little concoction of water, witch hazel, glass stones, dirt and green mica to give him a little green tint. this. This is just for entertainment purposes, do not ingest”
Hanks said.

He also understands that this type of product is not for everyone: “I don’t want to minimize the fact that there are dead bodies in the lake. They probably miss these people, their families and loved ones and want to know what happened to them. What I do in light is the darker story of Vegas.

Hanks added that she never did when asked if she had swum in Lake Mead and had no plans to jump now.

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