In honor of Halloween, we decided to investigate tales of the alleged haunts throughout the city of New Orleans. For ages the city has been coined as mysterious and historical. When you’re in NOLA for #LNLConvention2014, you may want to check out some of the city’s spookiest attractions, and creepiest destinations.
A Mysterious Past Makes for a City of Haunts
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is home to the alleged Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. Visitors to the French Quarter cemetery venture to the burial grounds to hear about the oldest cemetery in the city. Here they can learn about the legendary lives of the people who once lived in NOLA and roamed the city streets.
Arnaud’s Restaurant has surprised many patrons with strange noises, sights, and even tricks on unsuspecting waiters. Stop by for dinner and a drink. You just might catch a glimpse of something paranormal or strange!
The plantation of one of NOLA’s notoriously unkind residents, Marie Delphine LaLaurie, is also cursed by spirits of former house occupants and workers. Visitors claim to witness ghosts, objects moving on their own, and unexplainable noises.
A section of the Provincial Hotel in the French Quarter once served as a Confederate hospital. It’s rumored that employees and guests regularly see soldiers and surgeons roaming the hallways.
Happy Halloween Liberty National!
Whether you’re brave enough to go looking for Big Foot on an air boat ride, or take a ghost or vampire tour throughout the city, visitors have the chance to take part in a very unique culture with obscure surroundings. Have you been to New Orleans? What scary tales did you hear about the city’s past?