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When people think about the south the state of Louisiana comes to the mind of a lot of people. Many places in the south have changed over the years but not much of Louisiana has changed at all. Really the only thing that ever changes Louisiana is the hurricanes. In Louisiana the swamps are still there. Still hiding the Voodoo secrets that they have hidden for hundreds of years. The old plantation houses are still there. And despite Hurricane Katrinia New Orleans is still there. With its spooky old houses, Voodoo Shops, and much more.
If your looking for a place filled with paranormal activities you probably won't find a more haunted place than New Orleans. There are stories of tragedy, murder, deceit, and destruction. Spooky tales that give birth to all kinds of legends about ghosts , voodoo and more. If you've never walked after dark in the French Quarter after dark and your interested in the paranormal then you need to plan a trip to New Orleans soon so you can go on your own ghost hunting expedition. There are several ghost tours operating every night in New Orleans and you can take part in one of them.
Haunted House in New Orleans - Lalaurie Mansion
The Lalaurie Mansion in New Orleans
The haunted Lalaurie Mansion is one of New Orleans most well known Ghost Stories and one of the spookiest true stories you will ever read. The Lalaurie's moved into the house in 1832 and for a while everything seemed fine. The Lalaurie's were known to give great parties at their house that everyone wanted to attend. But then the neighbors started noticing strange things at the Lalaurie Mansion. The Lalaurie's would buy new slaves only to have the slave vanish and the Lalaurie's gave no information as to what happened to the slaves that would vanish.
The Lalaurie's had dozens of slaves that worked in the house and on the grounds of the house and soon neighbors saw Mrs Lalaurie beating the young slave girls and being very cruel to them. As time went by the neighbors began to spread tales about what was going on in the Lalaurie Mansion. And then one day their was a fire in the house and the fire fighters discovered a house of horrors in the attic of the house.
Strange medical experiments had been done on several slaves and some of the missing slaves were in the torture chamber the Lalaurie's had set up in the attic. The police were called but in the mean time the Lalaurie's had fled the city in their carriage and they were never seen in the city again. And from that moment on people reported ghosts and paranormal activity around the Lalaurie Mansion. And the stories of strange deaths and ghosts have continued over the years.
The Myrtles Plantation
THE MYRTLES PLANTATION
The Myrtle's Plantation in St Francisville Louisiana is America's most haunted house. Many ghost hunters will swear to you that the Myrtle's Plantation House is simply infested with ghosts. The house has seen great tragedy over the years.One of the worst was the poisoning of the family by a female slave named Chloe. She did it thinking it would simply make the family sick but it killed the children and Chloe fled and she was captured and hung where she was hiding in the swamp a few days later.
And over the years there were murders at the plantation and many family members died of yellow fever. Tragedy simply seemed to visit the families that tried to live at the Myrtles Plantation. And over the years the ghosts have put in their appearances. The ghost of Chloe that poisoned the children is one of the most seen ghosts. People also see orbs , strange lights and hear the playing and laughter of children where there are no children.
Oak Valley Plantation
Alone in America's Most Haunted Bedroom
Oak Valley Plantation Ghosts
Oak Valley Plantation was built in 1832. It took four years to build the house and when it was finished it was the finest house in all of Louisiana. There is a widows walk on top of the house where the lady of the house used to go and stand to watch for her husband to return on a boat from New Orleans. Over the years one of the most often seen ghosts is a woman with long black that is seen walking up on the widows walk. People who have seen her say that it is the ghost of Josephine Roman who once lived in the house.
Over the years the Oak Valley Plantation House has become famous as one of America's most haunted houses. Over the years many guests have captured orbs, strange lights and other things on film while visiting the house. Paranormal Investigators have said for years that the house is haunted by many different ghosts.
Voodoo In New Orleans
Louisiana Voodoo also known as New Orleans Voodoo has its origions in Africa. Along the way the Voodoo practiced in Louisiana became mixed with the Catholic religion. Marie Laveau was the most famous Voodoo Queen ever in New Orleans and even today there are many shrines to her and her grave is also a shrine, and even today people visit her grave to try to get favors from her. Even though she has been dead since 1881. And Voodoo continues to be practiced in New Orleans today. In fact there are several Voodoo Shops in the French Quarter today that you can visit if you happen to go there on vacation.