Are you a believer in the paranormal? Louisiana is home to so many ghost stories and scary tales, it’s hard to keep track. But there are a few that stand out from the rest, and you might just have a paranormal encounter of your own if you choose to visit these places.  Here are 10 of the most haunted places in Louisiana. Please keep in mind that many of these locations are on private property and consider this your friendly reminder that trespassing is illegal.

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What are the creepiest cemeteries in Louisiana?

Louisiana has some of the most fascinating cemeteries in the country, that’s for sure. Due to the city’s elevation (or lack thereof) many New Orleans cemeteries are built above grown, with massive vaults and tombs for the deceased. One of the creepiest cemeteries in Louisiana is St. Louis Cemetery No. 1, New Orleans’ oldest cemetery. Built in 1789, this famous cemetery is the final resting place for many New Orleans notables, including the famous Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen who has been known to appear to unsuspecting visitors. Just keep in mind that this cemetery is only accessible with a licensed tour guide, but don’t worry, they're very easy to find.

Are there any urban legends in Louisiana?

No matter what state you find yourself in, you’re bound to hear a spooky story or two. Perhaps one of the most famous urban legends to come out of Louisiana is the story of the Rougarou, Louisiana’s own swamp monster. This mythical beast boasts piercing yellow eyes and razor-sharp teeth and spends his time prowling the swamps, looking for unsuspecting souls to snatch. While probably a cautionary tale, we sure wouldn’t want to find ourselves alone in the swamps at night!

Can I go ghost hunting in Louisiana?

Louisiana is no stranger to the paranormal. For those that would like to go out seeking the spooky side of the state, your best bet is to head over to the Myrtles Plantation, the most haunted plantation in the country. While Chloe is their most famous ghost, there are reports of several spirits that still linger the property, and you might just come face to face with one during your visit. For the bravest of the brave, rent a room and see if you can make it through the night.

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