Full of many tales of Voodoo and spirits, New Orleans is definitely a haunted town. St. Louis Cemetery, the oldest in the city, is one of the most haunted places in the area. Full of above-ground tombs and mausoleums, you may encounter the presence of a ghost as you wind your way through the footpath. While many spirits reside here, the most famous is that of Marie Laveau, who was known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans back in the day.
A former civil war hospital, this home served as the site of many amputations during the war. Today, an amputee haunts the house. However, he is a friendly apparition who simply walks around the house on his one leg.
A profound sense of longing and loss clings to the moss draped trees surrounding the Myrtles Plantation, thick as the heady azalea-laced air. Legends abound here and the Myrtles Plantation is one of the most recognized haunts in the South, known as â??one of Americaâ??s most haunted homes.â? A beautiful antebellum mansion founded in the late 1700s, the Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, Louisiana, has most recently been honored as one of the 150 best properties to stay at according to
This former school was closed due to the disappearances of several people, one being a beloved janitor. When the children went to look for him, they too disappeared--one by one. All that remains is a building in which all the lockers have been knocked out; in their place is a mural of the grim reaper. At night, one may hear the screams of children and the sound of a school bell.
At this old fountain, witchcraft was practiced very regularly. Many dogs and cats were murdered during sacrifices; their howls and meows are still heard today. Also heard are the screams of cries of the murdered and of the virgins that were brutally raped.
During the antebellum period, a slave was caught in the heat of passion with a white female. Consequently, he was taken to an oak tree near Lake Pontchartrain and hanged. If one goes there late at night, he will hear the snapping of the rope and will see a shadow swinging back and forth against the tree.