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Real Haunted Places Across Louisiana

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Louisiana's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   Houmas House Plantation Darrow, LA
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    The historic Houmas House is believed to be haunted by granddaughter of original builder, General Wade Hampton. She has appeared to restoration workers in 2003 wearing a blue dress and walked down the stairs before vanishing. She is also known to follow tour groups around the home. Some say the ghost could also be that of a 7 year old girl, the daughter of a later owner named Colonel... Read More

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  •   Parlange Plantation House New Roads, LA
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    This plantation home is believed to be haunted by a ghostly girl wearing a wedding dress. She is said to appear on nights when there's a full moon, wandering through the plantation's oak trees. The home was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 1970. Read More

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  •   Old SSA Convent Covington, LA
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    This old convent is said to be haunted by sounds of screaming, eerie noises and other ghostly occurrences. Read More

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  •   Magnolia Plantation Cloutierville, LA
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    This plantation features a main house, slaves' quarters, store, blacksmith shop and hospital. The site was built by Ambrose Lecomte II and his wife Julia Buard, and is now owned by the National Park Service. It is believed to be haunted by slaves who once resided here. Stories say the slaves used to curse their masters with voodoo because they were so badly mistreated. Haunting reports... Read More

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  •   USS Kidd Baton Rouge, LA
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    This WWII and Korean War ship is said to be haunted by ghostly sailors wearing WWII uniforms. The ship was once hit by a kamikaze, killing 38 men on board. For those interested, the ship is open to the public as a memorial. Read More

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    Bonnie and Clyde died during the morning, but stories say you can hear the sounds of gunfire here on the nights of a full moon. Read More

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  •   Calcasieu Courthouse Lake Charles, LA
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    This courthouse is believed to be haunted by Toni Jo McQuiston (born Annie Beatrice McQuiston), a murderess and only female to die in Louisiana’s electric chair. Toni was into drugs and prositution, until she fell in love with Claude Henry (nicknamed Cowboy), and she got clean. The two married and shortly after, Cowboy was arrested on murder charages and sentenced to 50 years in prison.... Read More

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  •   St. Louis Cathedral New Orleans, LA
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    Stories say a ghostly priest haunted this cathedral. He used to tend to the sick in New Orleans and has been spotted walking out of the Cathedral. It has also been said that he walks down a side alley (which was named for him) and wanders about in search of those who are sick. Read More

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  •   Ormond Plantation Destrehan, LA
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    This historic plantation was transformed into a bed and breakfast and is believed to be haunted by shadowy figures that have appeared since around 1880. A young woman's apparition has been spotted in an upstairs room along with a man wearing 19th century clothing. Read More

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  •   Cottage Plantation Baton Rouge, LA
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    This mansion dates back to 1824 and was taken over by The Union during the Civil War. It is rumored to be haunted by a local who was held prisoner here. His name was Angus Holt, and his ghost is said to haunt the remains of the home, which burned down in 1960. Stories say you can spot his ghost if you look left while on River Road, headed south. Soldiers dressed in blue Union jackets... Read More

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  •   St. Vincent's Guest House New Orleans, LA
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    This guest house was once an orphanage that dates back to the 1860s. It is believed to be haunted by the children who passed away here from yellow fever. Their spirits have been spotted in the hallways and guests have heard them giggling within the walls. A nun's apparition has also been seen in the top floor's second wing. Read More

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    From 1909 to 1964, this building operated as the courthouse and then a headquarters for the Wildlife and Fisheries Museum. It became the Supreme Court of Louisiana in 2004 and is rumored to be haunted by several spirits. There are two ghosts that are always spotted together, possibly two witnesses who were shot in the courtroom during a Mafia murder trial in the 1930s. A ghostly man... Read More

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  •   Destrehan Plantation Destrehan, LA
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    This plantation is said to be haunted by full body apparitions that are often seen. Witnesses say the most-often-seen ghost is the husband of one of the daughters of the plantation owner. Read More

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    Room #312 at Pleasant Hall on the Louisiana State University campus is believed to be haunted. It was once the site of a murder-suicide, which many believe is the reason for its hauntings, which include eerie noises, lights and shadows inside the room. Read More

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    This auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, which Elvis Presley performed on in 1954. Other great artists who have performed here include Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton and Hank Williams, and it is believed to be haunted by a young man who sits in the seats. Some say he is the ghost of a boxer who died in a car accident on the way to his first match. Another... Read More

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  •   Taylortown Tower Elm Grove, LA
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    This eerie looking tower stands alone in a field and is rumored to be haunted. Stories say that a jilted bridge haunts the tower after dying of a broken heart. She hanged herself or possibly had an accident on the way to her wedding. Read More

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  •   Old Jail - Pea Farm Shreveport, LA
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    Former inmates are said to haunt this jail, especially in the women's section. Please note: the building is owned by the plant located next door and is considered private property. Read More

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  •   Buena Vista Plantation Gloster, LA
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    Much like other plantations in the south, this one is rumored to be haunted by Civil War soldiers. The home is currently a private residence and not open to the public. Read More

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  •   LaBranche Building New Orleans, LA
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    This historic building is said to be haunted by at least two different ghosts. Stories say a wealthy sugar planter Mr. LaBranche had a secret mistress named Melissa, and his wife found out after he died. It was said that Mrs. LaBranche invited Melissa over for tea, drugged her and chained her up on the third floor, starving her to death. It was said Mrs. LaBranche lived for another 15... Read More

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    This former slave plantation is rumored to be haunted by the former slaves that were once housed here. They've been spotted wearing old-fashioned clothing wandering along the road. Read More

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  •   St. Maurice Plantation Natchitoches, LA
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    A child's ghost is believed to haunt this plantation. It comes from the cemetery and visits the home, making sudden noises and rushing past people. He is also known to change the pages on the calendar and was believed to have started a fire that burned the mansion down in 1980. Read More

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    Stories say this plantation is haunted by the ghost of its former mistress, as well as the ghost of an outlaw she killed when she found him creeping up the stairs one night. Read More

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  •   Jackson Barracks New Orleans, LA
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    Home to Louisiana's National Guard, the place is rumored to be haunted by the first Sgt. Henry Brunig, who killed himself here in 1937. Stories say Brunig used to assist with the care of the horses, and pronounced 21 of them too old and unfit to work, so they were shot to death. Brunig's body was found the next day. Witnesses have spotted the apparitions of soldiers at night, and night... Read More

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  •   Susie Plantation Centerville, LA
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    This private home is said to be haunted by unexplained sounds and a series of mishaps that have been blamed on a malevolent entity. Reports here include being pushed off ladders and scaffolding, one, while holding a chainsaw. Stories say the former mistress doesn't like anyone living in the home but her. Other eerie things that occurr here include footsteps, tinkling music, whispers... Read More

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  •   Woodland Plantation Port Sulphur, LA
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    This plantation dates back to 1834 and was transformed into a bed and breakfast in 1999. It is rumored to be haunted by a couple of spirits, including Braddish Johnson, who has been spotted wearing stripe pants and a silk hat, carrying a gold-tipped cane; a young boy who vanishes whenever he is approached; and two women and a man who appear on the first floor. The ghosts of former... Read More

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  •   Pirate's Alley New Orleans, LA
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    This pedestrian alley is lined with shops and there have been reports that early in the morning, there is a ghost walking down the path. Some say it is the ghost of Pere Dagobert, a Capuchin monk, who sings while wandering down the street. Read More

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