New Orleans February 22, 2017
by Kezia Kamenetz Stay Away From New Orleans’ Most Haunted Street After Dark Or You May Be Sorry
Pirate’s Alley is one of the most haunted streets in New Orleans. But it is also one of the most beautiful. You are going to be amazed by the stories found here!
This is one of the most iconic images from New Orleans--the view of Jackson Square from the Mississippi River.
But tucked right to the side of this iconic image is one of the most haunted streets in all of New Orleans---Pirate's Alley.
This gorgeous little alley stretches only from Jackson Square to Royal Street.
But it is home to many stories and rumors--truly one of the most haunted streets in all of New Orleans.
There are various rumors as to why this alley got its name, but one of the most common is that vendors (and perhaps some of the pirate variety) would line up on this alley to sell to the parishioners after they left church.
But there are other rumors of hauntings in the alley. Another very historic home in the area is that of Faulkner House Books, where William Faulkner wrote the novel Solider's Pay. Some say that his ghost also haunts the alley.
Perhaps the most infamous ghost in the alley is Jean Lafitte, who has been said wander this alley at night.
Legend has it that he used to do his dealings in this alley, and many people almost met their deaths here.
Perhaps the most ominous part of the alley is this infamous "touchdown Jesus" that overlooks the gardens behind St. Louis Cathedral.
Even if you don't believe in ghost stories, this thing is just naturally quite creepy!
There is definitely a sort of magical mystery that permeates this little alley in the heart of the French Quarter.
We think you are going to have an amazing time exploring all that this place has to offer!
Have you ever been down this alley before? What is your favorite part of exploring it? Let us know in the comments below. We love to hear your feedback and comments!
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