Louisiana Haunted Houses

Louisiana Haunted Houses

If you are looking for the most terrifying Louisiana haunted houses, look no further! Rich in Southern hospitality and history, Louisiana is also home of some of the most historical hauntings.

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There is no place in the French Quarter more infamous than the ghastly Lalaurie House. Former residence to the affluential and social elite couple, Dr. Louis and Delphine Lalaurie.

The three-story mansion was discovered to be home to more than the wealthy family, but also abused and mutilated slaves.

After a fire was started in 1834 by the cook, whom had been chained by her ankle to the stove, Louisiana police and fire marshals discovered unmarked graves on the grounds and evidence of long-term mistreatment and torture of slaves including amputation, brutal assault, and swapping sexual organs.

The fire-started admitted to authorities that the effort was a suicide attempt to avoid being taken to the attic, where no one returns from.

The chamber of death in the uppermost room of the mansion hid the horrors by the cold and cruel Madame Lalaurie and her husband from society during their lavish parties.

Since the unearthing, stories of the torture include fingernails removed, open wounds, broken limbs, eyes gauged out, mouths sown shut and hands stitch to various body parts.

Reports of paranormal activity began as soon as the Lalauries fled from the outraged locals.

Many claim to hear screams of agony and images of slaves from the street. Vagrants that sought refuge in the building have never been seen again.

Despite the house having many owners over the last 150 years and being used as a music conservatory, a school for black children, and affordable housing in the 1890’s, none has held onto the property for long in fear of what lurks in the unseen.

The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation is one of America’s most haunted homes with multiple ghosts. One of the most famous of these is Chloe, a slave forced into a relationship by her owner that poisoned a portion of the family in revenge, was photographed by The National Geographic Explorer film crew and other various photographers.

Sara Woodruff, the wife of the plantation owner poisoned by Chloe, and her children’s spirits are believed to be trapped in one of the house’s mirror that was left uncovered after their death.

Although there are reports of over 50 murders, only the murder of William Drew Winter has been documented.

Winter, an attorney living at the plantation in the late 1865’s, was shot by a stranger outside of the home, staggered in and died attempting to climb the stairs.

To this day, visitors still here the dying man’s footsteps reach the 17th step.

The plantation is also said to be built on top of an Indian burial ground and the ghost of a young Native American woman has been testified by people.

The legends of Myrtles Plantation incorporate Louisiana’s voodoo origins for a frightfully good time!

Lafitte’s Guest House

Another of the Big Easy haunted horrors can be found at the Lafitte’s Guest House on famous Bourbon Street. Originally a Charity Hospital in 1793, the building has seen many restorations including personal residences and hotel.

Manifestations of former residents have been reported over the years including sights and sounds. In Room 21, the most haunted area according to the hotel, sounds of a woman sobbing for her little girl, who died of yellow fever, can be heard.

Her feelings of sorrow and despair can be felt by visitors who enter the room and some have reported communication with the female entity.

Her daughter, Marie, also visits and communicates with children of guests and has appeared in the mirror outside of the ill-reputed room.

Though the young girl appears to be between the ages of eight and ten, but the youngest paranormal entity at the Lafitte’s Guest House is the sound of an infant crying throughout the mansion.

Real Louisiana Haunted Houses

The history of Voodoo in areas like Baton Rouge and New Orleans strengthen the paranormal pull in the state. In fact, Louisiana haunted houses have some of the strongest paranormal activity in America.

Auditory and visual manifestations can be heard and seen by visitors at many sites, as well as physical documentation via photographs.

Louisiana’s land and historical buildings like St. Louis Cemetery, Hangman’s Tree, and New Orleans’ Witches Circle are full of Voodoo stories and spirits.

2 thoughts on “Louisiana Haunted Houses

  1. I love anything the delves into paranormal activity. Louisiana has such a rich culture and history. What do you know about Marie Catherine Laveau? I hear many still visit her grave and provide her with offerings. Many say she was a fake, but others believe that she was a real Voodoo practitioner.

    1. Hi there Glenda,

      Well as far as I know Marie Catherine Laveau was pretty much the unofficial queen of voodoo in that area – along with her mother and grandmother before her. I remember reading that she arrived in Louisiana on board one of the slave ships from the West African coast…in the early 1800’s???

      That’s actually a really good question as I realize it would make a pretty awesome article for this site – thank you so much for bringing it up (putting on the research glasses tonight and getting into this!).

      Great to have you here and great to have you bringing up the subject of Laveau – keep an eye out for a new article coming soon…

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