Louisiana September 03, 2017
7 Of The Most Notorious Ghosts In Louisiana And Where To Find Them
Louisiana has its fair share of ghost stories, that’s for sure. In a state with as rich a history as ours, there’s bound to be a few restless spirits that are destined to roam the areas. If you’re into the paranormal, then you’ve got to check these places out. Below, we’ve listed Louisiana’s most famous ghosts, and where you can find them. Be sure to click the links to each location to learn more!
1. The Myrtles Plantation
You may have heard of Chloe, perhaps the most famous ghost in Louisiana. Chloe is said to still roam the property, over 200 years after her death. Chloe was a slave at the plantation in the early 1800s. After she was accused of spying, her ear was cut off. In an act of revenge, she poisoned the family's food, and as a result two of the children died and she was hanged. Guests who have stayed at the plantation have reported seeing her, and there’s even a few photographs where people think they can see her in the background. Take a tour and learn the history for yourself, or if you dare, you can stay in the plantation overnight.
Learn more about this mysterious plantation
2. Bentley Hotel
There are two ghosts that people have reported seeing at this hotel in Alexandria. One is believed to be Joseph A Bentley himself, who is often seen roaming the top floor of the hotel. There other is a woman who fell to her death after falling down an elevator shaft.
3. Destrehan Plantation
For many years, employees and guests have reported seeing the ghost of Stephen Henderson, who was married to Eleanore Destrehan one of the owners in the 19th century. Henderson was also allegedly friends with Jean Lafitte, and there’s also a legend that he buried his treasure somewhere on the plantation.
Learn more about the ghosts that roam this plantation
4. Louisiana’s Old State Capitol
Employees and security guards have reported seeing shadows, feeling something brush against them or touch their shoulders. They’ve heard footsteps and doors slamming when no one else is in the building. One theory is that it is the ghost of Senator Pierre Couvillian, who died from a heart attack. Others believe it’s the spirits of those trapped when this castle was used as a prison during the Civil War.
Read more about this ghostly castle
5. LaLaurie Mansion
Madam LaLaurie was said to have tortured her slaves in a horrifically cruel, inhumane manner. Legend has it that one day one of the slaves had had enough and set fire to the house, in an effort to reveal Madam LaLaurie’s despicable behavior. LaLaurie and her husband fled the city before they could be Apprehended, and it’s said that the tortured souls are trapped, unable to move on.
Learn more about one of the French Quarter’s most haunted buildings
6. Arnaud’s Restaurant
Waiters have reported seeing a gentlemen dressed in an old tuxedo standing in the dining room. He seems to appear when the restaurant is busy, and he’s just standing in the corner smiling. Rumor has it that it’s the ghost of Count Arnaud, pleased that even generations later, his restaurant is still doing well.
Learn more about Arnaud’s
7. Hotel Montelone
For years, hotel guests and staff have experienced the unexplained. Elevators that stop on the wrong floor to reveal ghostly images of children playing in the halls, and almost every evening, there’s a restaurant door that opens and closes again, even though it’s locked. Think it could be the spirits of children just playing around?
Have you ever visited any of these places? Did you see a ghost?
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