Alexandria LA hotels. Search for hotels in Alexandria Louisiana United States of America. Myths, legends, fearsome critters, ghosts, folklore, monsters, hauntings and eerie tales of Louisiana. Louisiana attractions, sights, wildlife refuges, national and state forests, national and/or state parks. Funny stories, warnings and travel hints.
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Myths, Folklore, Monsters, Legends, Ghosts and Scary Stories in Louisiana
The spirit of Emile Commander haunting his Commander's Palace restaurant, serving Creole dishes since 1880 (remember to walk around the very haunted Lafayette Cemetery No 1 across the road); phantom gunshots heard near Arcadia, where Bonnie and Clyde were shot dead; the house on Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, where a butcher made sausages from human meat; ghostly cows at the Oak Manor Cow Graveyard, Houma; invisible ghosts in the Spanish Moon (its website describes itself as a student music dive) in Baton Rouge; spirits both ethereal and liquid in Pat O'Brien's bar, New Orleans; ghosts of World War Two sailors on the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge; the vampires that slept, by day, in caskets on the third floor of the Old Ursuline Convent (now a museum), before their nightly predations upon the residents of the French Quarter of New Orleans; the phantom little girl in a blue dress that haunts the mansion of the Houmas House Plantation, Donaldsonville; the numerous hauntings of The Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed, in New Orleans; the spirit of the Voodoo priestess Julie Brown, who predicted that the town of Frenier would die with her, still haunting Manchac Swamp, along with ghostly victims of the 1915 hurricane, close to the town that was destroyed on the day of her funeral; at least a dozen spirits haunting the historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, where the elevator may stop at the wrong floor (floor 14 is actually the 13th, by the way) and open to reveal spectral children; ghosts of a nun and playful children (Madeline and Miss Clavel?) in St Vincent's Guest House, New Orleans; spectral nuns and children, as well as a Confederate soldier and a solo dancer, among the hauntings of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans; the ghosts of a lady called Diane and a servant called Gerald in the W New Orleans - French Quarter hotel (formerly the Hotel de la Poste), New Orleans; and the paradise of the Native American Chatas people that existed (perhaps it still does) beneath the waters of Bayou Lacombe, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Louisiana.
The ghost of a Confederate soldier in the former slaves' quarters, as well as other supernatural phenomena, in the Hotel St Pierre French Quarter in New Orleans; the hands-on but friendly ghost of a woman on the ninth floor, and the spectre of blues pianist Isidore "Tuts" Washington in the bar, at The Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans; the crow possessed by the spirit of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, that watches over the Greek revival style Laveau-Glapion tomb, in St Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans; psychic readings and the ghost of an octoroon lady in the Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, New Orleans; a phantom Madame who knocks on doors to make sure that her "girls" are alright, as well as the laughter of ghostly children, in the Hotel Villa Convento on Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans; unexplained phenomena at the Old State Penitentiary in Baton Rouge; phantoms of an angry slave and a weeping woman at the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville; the apparition of a Capuchin monk seen on Pirate Alley (Pirates Alley) in New Orleans; hauntings at the gothic, castellated, Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge; the yellow fever victims that are said to haunt the Andrew Jackson Hotel French Quarter in New Orleans; the phantom bride seen running near the Parlange Plantation House, Baton Rouge; how Marie Laveau performed her St John's Eve Voodoo rituals at Lake Pontchartrain; the ghosts of a man, a boy and a girl in the San Francisco Plantation House, Reserve; the little ghost girl who still searches for her grandmother, as well as spectral music, in the Place D'Armes Hotel, New Orleans; the phantom Confederate soldiers and "working girls" said to haunt the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans; and a mischievious young man who appears at the windows on any floor, a lost teenager and a middle-aged couple, among the ghosts of the historic Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Louisiana.
The woman in white who haunts the Ardoyne Plantation, Schriever; the vampire in 19th century attire that stalks the French Quarter of New Orleans in search of female victims; the ghost of a janitor that haunts the Presbytère in New Orleans; ghostly parties, as well as a bath that fills without human assistance, in The Lookout Inn, New Orleans; ghosts of a man and a woman in the mansion of the Oak Alley Plantation (the woman also rides outside) at Vacherie; innumerable hauntings of the historic and iconic Lafayette Cemetery No 1 (dine at the haunted Commander's Palace restaurant across the road); the traditional hitchhiking phantom that haunts the Bayou Sale road in Dulac; the belief that if a Voodoo offering is made at her tomb in St Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, the spirit of Marie Laveau will grant a wish; the ghosts of Antoine Alciatore and others haunting the historic Antoine's Restaurant, which has served Creole cuisine in New Orleans since 1840; the ghost of the smuggler and buccaneer Jean Lafitte, as well as the spectre of a Voodoo priestess believed to be Marie Laveau, haunting Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar in New Orleans; the ghosts of a black man and a white woman called Addie at the Susie Plantation in Centerville; the phantom Civil War coachman who still haunts the drive of the Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, where he was killed while helping passengers to safety during an engagement between the opposing forces; ghosts of Spanish soldiers that are said to haunt Le Richelieu in the French Quarter, a hotel built on the site of their execution, in New Orleans; the ghosts of former owners haunting the Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, where construction of the mansion began in the eighteenth century; a number of ghosts in the Woodland Plantation, Port Sulphur, including the spectres of Braddish Johnson (wearing silk hat, striped pants and a cane) and former slaves; and paranormal phenomena at the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St Charles in New Orleans, are more weird folklore associated with Louisiana.
The table set for the ghost of Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, a former owner of the property, in Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant, New Orleans; hauntings of the Rosedown Plantation in St Francisville; phantoms seen at the windows of the Southdown Plantation, Houma; ghostly celebrations hosted by the buccaneer Jean Lafitte in the Old Absinthe House, New Orleans; Civil War ghosts at the Buena Vista plantation, Gloster; how ghostly Confederate soldiers retune radios to country music stations at the Audubon Cottages of Dauphine Street in New Orleans; the ghost of the buccaneer Renato Beluche in Madame John's Legacy (now a museum that featured in the movie Interview with the Vampire), New Orleans; the phantom black dog of St Roch Cemetery, New Orleans; phantom celebrations said to take place in the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel; the emerald-headed King Snake, a god to Native Americans, which dwells in a crystal cave in the Caribbean but sometimes emerges with a light display that can be seen from far away; the spectral Madame said to haunt the bar of the Prince Conti Hotel in New Orleans; the ghost of a sergeant seen in Fort Pike, New Orleans; rougarous / lougarous (the local werewolves or loups-garous); obscure apparitions, the sound of a dumb waiter and red handprints on beds, among the ghostly phenomena in the French Market Inn, New Orleans; the many ghosts that haunt the road leading to the Laurel Valley Village Plantation, Thibodaux; the many ghosts of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans; tales of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr opened the first licensed pharmacy in the USA and where Dr James Dupas, whose ghost haunts the premises, was rumoured to have practised Voodoo and to have performed experiments on pregnant slaves; and the ghosts of a man and a woman at the Ormond Plantation, Destrehan, are yet more strange folktales of Louisiana.
Sights/Places to See and Attractions in Louisiana
The much-filmed Lafayette Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans; the Acadian arts and crafts museum of Vermilionville in Lafayette; the Ormond Plantation, Destrehan; the annual Mardi Gras (Fat Tueday) celebration in New Orleans, starting on the weekend before Ash Wednesday and finishing on Tuesday; St Louis Cemetery No 1 in New Orleans; the DeQuincy Railroad Museum in DeQuincy; the Rosedown Plantation State Historic Site, St Francisville; The R W Norton Art Gallery in Shreveport; USS Kidd and Veterans Memorial in Baton Rouge; the Laura Plantation, Vacherie; Sci-Port Discovery Center in Shreveport; the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans; the architecture, music, restaurants and shops of the old French Quarter of New Orleans; the famous Audubon Zoo in New Orleans; the gothic style Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge; the eighteenth century St Martin Catholic Church, with its statue of Longfellow's Evangeline (his inspiration Emmeline Labiche is interred here) in St Martinville; the National WWII Museum in New Orleans; the Melrose Plantation, Natchitoches; Mardi Gras World in New Orleans; and the Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, are among the attractions of Louisiana.
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