Louisiana October 13, 2017
7 Horribly Creepy Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do In Louisiana
We’re almost mid-way through October, and as we get closer to Halloween, it’s time to start thinking about all the spooky activities October brings. We’ve found 7 of the spookiest activities you can have in Louisiana to put you in the mood for Halloween.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Stay the night in the world’s most haunted plantation.
The Myrtles Plantation is well-known for being haunted, and if you dare, you can spend the night in one of the rooms to see for yourself. If you’d rather not (and we don’t blame you), you can always take a tour instead.
To learn more, read our previous article
2. Visit the Voodoo Queen’s tomb.
You need a tour guide to enter, but you can visit Marie Laveau’s tomb which is located in St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery. You’ll be able to find it pretty easy, just look for the tomb with all the "X’s" on it. Just don’t add your own, that’s vandalism. There have been several reports of paranormal activity in this historic cemetery, those wandering the cemetery have reported being pinched and even shoved.
Learn more about St. Louis No. 1 in our previous article
3. Dine with spirits of the past at Muriel’s.
While Muriel’s has only been around since 2001, the building itself dates back to the 1800s. Employees and guests have reported seeing sparkly lights, hearing distinct knocking sounds, and disembodied voices in addition to glassware flying off the shelves. Table for two?
Learn more about Muriel’s in our previous article
4. Take a haunted hike through the woods.
If being scared out of your wits is your thing, head over to the Tree Farm Massacre in Leesvile for an evening you won’t soon forget. Take a terrifying hike through the woods but watch out for things lurking in the shadows, you never know what’s around the corner. If you’re truly daring, head there for their blackout weekend, where you’ll have to go through the woods in complete darkness. Think you could do it?
Learn more about this haunted hike in our previous article
5. See if the Rougarou is waiting for you in the swamps.
According to Cajun folklore, the mythical beast known as the Rougarou is said to lurk in the Atchafalaya Swamp, waiting for its next victim. Are you a believer?
Check out our full article on the Rougarou
6. Tour a haunted jail.
The DeRidder Jail, known as the Gothic "Hanging" Jail, has an interesting history. Built in 1914, the jail was unique in that it was one of the first jails to include a shower, toilet, and window in every cell. In 1928, two men were found guilty of murdering a cab driver and were hanged for their crimes. While the jail isn’t in use today, some believe that the spirits of some of the inmates remain. You can take a tour of the jail, and this Halloween season they are doing a "Gothic Jail After Dark" which isn’t for the faint of heart.
Learn more about the hanging jail in our previous article
7. Visit the Bonnie & Clyde Site.
This famous couple met their fate on a country road in Gibland when they were ambushed by police. You can visit the site today, and some say that you can hear the sound of gunshots and screams during a full moon.
Learn more about it in our previous article
Are you going to do any of these this Halloween? Let us know in the comments below!