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!
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.
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?