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    Monsters, Myths, Scary Stories, Legends, Folklore and Ghosts in Louisiana

    The paradise of the Native American Chatas people that existed (perhaps it still does) beneath the waters of Bayou Lacombe; the phantom Confederate soldiers and "working girls" said to haunt the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans; the numerous hauntings of The Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed, in New Orleans; ghosts of a nun and playful children (Madeline and Miss Clavel?) in St Vincent's Guest House, New Orleans; 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; 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; 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 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; the ghosts of Antoine Alciatore and others haunting the historic Antoine's Restaurant, which has served Creole cuisine in New Orleans since 1840; the vampire in 19th century attire that stalks the French Quarter of New Orleans in search of female victims; the yellow fever victims that are said to haunt the Andrew Jackson Hotel French Quarter in New Orleans; 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; ghostly parties, as well as a bath that fills without human assistance, in The Lookout Inn, New Orleans; spirits both ethereal and liquid in Pat O'Brien's bar, New Orleans; phantoms seen at the windows of the Southdown Plantation, Houma; and the phantom little girl in a blue dress that haunts the mansion of the Houmas House Plantation, Donaldsonville, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Louisiana.

    The ghost of a janitor that haunts the Presbytère 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; innumerable hauntings of the historic and iconic Lafayette Cemetery No 1 (dine at the haunted Commander's Palace restaurant across the road); phantoms of an angry slave and a weeping woman at the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville; 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; the ghosts of former owners haunting the Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, where construction of the mansion began in the eighteenth century; ghosts of a man and a woman in the mansion of the Oak Alley Plantation (the woman also rides outside) at Vacherie; the little ghost girl who still searches for her grandmother, as well as spectral music, in the Place D'Armes Hotel, New Orleans; psychic readings and the ghost of an octoroon lady in the Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, New Orleans; 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 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; hauntings of the Rosedown Plantation in St Francisville; 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 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; obscure apparitions, the sound of a dumb waiter and red handprints on beds, among the ghostly phenomena in the French Market Inn, New Orleans; and ghostly celebrations hosted by the buccaneer Jean Lafitte in the Old Absinthe House, New Orleans, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Louisiana.

    Paranormal phenomena at the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St Charles in New Orleans; 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; hauntings at the gothic, castellated, Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge; 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; how Marie Laveau performed her St John's Eve Voodoo rituals at Lake Pontchartrain; 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; 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; ghostly cows at the Oak Manor Cow Graveyard, Houma; 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; phantom gunshots heard near Arcadia, where Bonnie and Clyde were shot dead; 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); 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; the phantom black dog of St Roch Cemetery, New Orleans; ghosts of World War Two sailors on the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge; 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; and Civil War ghosts at the Buena Vista plantation, Gloster, are more weird folklore associated with Louisiana.

    The ghost of a sergeant seen in Fort Pike, New Orleans; the woman in white who haunts the Ardoyne Plantation, Schriever; the phantom bride seen running near the Parlange Plantation House, Baton Rouge; the house on Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, where a butcher made sausages from human meat; the many ghosts of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans; the ghosts of a man, a boy and a girl in the San Francisco Plantation House, Reserve; the spectral Madame said to haunt the bar of the Prince Conti Hotel in New Orleans; the ghosts of a black man and a white woman called Addie at the Susie Plantation in Centerville; the apparition of a Capuchin monk seen on Pirate Alley (Pirates Alley) in New Orleans; how ghostly Confederate soldiers retune radios to country music stations at the Audubon Cottages of Dauphine Street in New Orleans; the ghosts of a man and a woman at the Ormond Plantation, Destrehan; the many ghosts that haunt the road leading to the Laurel Valley Village Plantation, Thibodaux; 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; rougarous / lougarous (the local werewolves or loups-garous); phantom celebrations said to take place in the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel; the traditional hitchhiking phantom that haunts the Bayou Sale road in Dulac; unexplained phenomena at the Old State Penitentiary in Baton Rouge; and invisible ghosts in the Spanish Moon (its website describes itself as a student music dive) in Baton Rouge, are yet more strange folktales of Louisiana.

    Reptiles, Birds, Mammals and other Wildlife / Fauna of Louisiana

    Slender glass lizards, opossums, ospreys, Eastern coral snakes (sometimes called American cobras or candy sticks), dwarf salamanders, kingsnakes, common snapping turtles, northern scarlet snakes, barred owls, bobcats, great blue herons, Southern red-backed salamanders, skunks, tan racers, American black vultures, American green tree frogs, buttermilk racers, pit vipers, brown pelicans, leatherback turtles, muskrats, armadillos, rainbow snakes, beavers, turkey vultures, Gulf Coast waterdogs, Eastern tiger salamanders, red-cockaded woodpeckers, alligator snapping turtles, western pigmy rattlesnakes, three-toed amphiumas, fox squirrels, cottonmouths, Louisiana black bears, great white egrets, red cornsnakes, coyotes, great egrets, Mississippi diamondback terrapins, a few cougars, minks, bald eagles, broad-headed skinks, Eastern diamondback rattlesnakes, Eastern yellowbelly racers, gray squirrels, raccoons, white-tailed deer, Kemp's ridley turtles, American alligators, loggerhead turtles, rabbits, Texas coral snakes, mud snakes, hawksbill turtles, green sea turtles, wild turkeys, coal skinks, gopher tortoises, razor-backed musk turtles, mallards and Carolina anoles (sometimes called American chamaeleons) are among the wild animals of Louisiana.


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