It’s time to take a road trip around Louisiana and explore its most haunted spots.
There are few states around the country with more legends and hauntings than Louisiana. Our culture has evolved around voodoo, spirits, and a unique fascination for the afterlife. October is the perfect month of the year to get in your car and drive around Louisiana, visiting its many haunted spots.
We’ve made a list that will make it easier to choose:
1. LeBeau Mansion
This mansion is located on one of the larges plantations south of NOLA. Built in 1854, it was a hotel and a guest home, always rumored to be haunted. Then in 2013, it was lit on fire by a group of men searching for ghosts.
Where: 📍LaBeau Plantation Arabi, Louisiana
2. Bonnie and Clyde Ambush site
Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed by dozens of hidden police officers in this spot of the highway. According to accounts, their car rolled forward about 40 yards before crashing into the ditch and embankment. Eerie couples write their names on the rock as a love promise. The legend says the famous couple still roams the area and that on full moon nights, you can hear gunfire and screaming.
Where:📍Hwy 154, Gibsland, Louisiana
3. The Myrtles Plantation
This plantation is known as one of the Most Haunted Places in the country. According to locals, more than 12 spirits are roaming its corridors. Stay the night at their hotel if you dare!
Where: 📍7747 US-61, St Francisville, Louisiana
4. Our Lady of Guadalupe Chapel
This is the oldest surviving church in New Orleans, where there’s a shrine darkened by the smoke from thousands of candles lit over the years. It originally went by the name of Old Mortuary Chapel and acted as a funeral church. This is the main reason it is though it is filled with residual energies.
Where: 📍411 N Rampart Street, New Orleans, Louisiana
5. Tomb of Marie Laveau
The final resting place of NOLA’s most famous voodoo priestess. She lived in our city during the 10th century, and some say she continues to work magic from her grave.
Where: 📍St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 As of 2015
This cemetery is open only to visitors with tour guides or people who have family buried in the cemetery.
6. The Logan Mansion
This old Victorian-style mansion has reported paranormal activity for more than a century. Owners organize candlelight tours and assure that the attic is one of the most active spots in the house. Many have reported listening to a little girl who fell to her death from the attic window in 1930.
Where: 📍725 Austin Place, Shreveport, Louisiana
7. Old State Capitol Building
Rumor has it, Pierre Couvillion, a legislator, died of a heart attack within the building, and he refuses to rest, scaring the security guards on a recurrent basis. In 2009, paranormal investigators also filmed a voice singing You Are My Sunshine.
Where: 📍900 North Third Street Baton Rouge, Louisiana
8. Manchac Swamp
Also known as the Ghost Swamp, located in Ponchatoula, is haunted by Julie Brown, a voodoo priestess. She was known for her charms and curses, as well as for singing with her guitar on her porch. Will you hear her eerie voice?
Where: 📍Manchac Swamp, Ponchatoula, Louisiana
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