Haunted New Orleans

New Orleans is known to be extremely haunted. Just ask all the ghosts who reside there! There is so much paranormal activity, in fact, ghost tours are practically a dime a dozen.

Keep reading, to learn more about a few haunted spots in New Orleans. Remember, there’s no need to wait until Halloween to pay them a visit!

LaLaurie Mansion

Madame Delphine LaLaurie was a socialite who loved to host elegant parties at her French Quarter Mansion. In her spare time, she was an alleged serial killer. Today, her one-time home is the final un-resting place for countless ghosts who died at the hands of Delphine.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

As the name implies, this popular Bourbon Street bar was once a blacksmith shop owned by legendary pirate Jean Lafitte. Countless patrons claim to see his ghost sitting at a table in the back or hanging out near the huge stone fireplace where he kept his stash of gold and other stolen treasures.

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

New Orleans is home to many cemeteries. St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is said to be the most haunted of them all. This is due, in part, to voodoo queen Marie Laveau who is buried there.

Laveau was a hairdresser for the rich. She used her magic to grant wishes for her clients, for a steep price… of course! If you stop by her grave and perform a certain ritual, it said that she’ll grant you a wish too.

Muriel’s Restaurant

The next time you’re in the mood for turtle soup, head over to Muriel’s Restaurant for a meal and a bit of supernatural fun. This popular eatery was once the home of Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan. He committed suicide after losing the home and a poker game.

If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of him in the second-floor lounge. But, don’t blink! He usually appears as a glimmer of light instead of his former human form.

These are just a few ghostly locations to check out in New Orleans. Which one are you going to visit first?

 

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