Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans

Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans

by Jeff Dwyer
     
 

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"To aid you in your search for ghosts, Dwyer offers simple ways to find them."
--Gumbo Entertainment Guide

Designed as a guide for locals, new residents, and travelers seeking encounters with the unique, off-the-beaten-path history of the Crescent City, this book will enable novice and experienced paranormal adventurers to see beyond the surface of the usual

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"To aid you in your search for ghosts, Dwyer offers simple ways to find them."
--Gumbo Entertainment Guide

Designed as a guide for locals, new residents, and travelers seeking encounters with the unique, off-the-beaten-path history of the Crescent City, this book will enable novice and experienced paranormal adventurers to see beyond the surface of the usual tourist haunts and historic sites. Detailed descriptions and historical background for more than two hundred locations guide readers to sites of various tragedies, criminal activities, and ghostly legends and lore throughout New Orleans and along the lower Mississippi River.

Suggested stops include famous cemeteries such as St. Louis Cemetery #1 and Lafayette Cemetery # 1 and the former homes of Civil War notables like Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. After visiting the spirits at world-famous bars and restaurants such as Commander's Palace and Arnaud's Restaurant, visitors may want to take a seat next to a ghost at the haunted Le Petit Théâtre du Vieux Carre. A short drive upriver, adventurous souls will find the world-famous Myrtles Plantation, reputed to be the most haunted house in America, and other beautiful remnants of the antebellum South, including the magnificent Oak Alley, San Francisco Plantation, and the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge.

Jeff Dwyer describes in simple terms how to hunt for ghosts, detect paranormal activity, and interact with supernatural phenomena. Paranormal enthusiasts will find several appendices that provide research material, Internet resources, and contact information for paranormal organizations and ghost tours. For the nonbeliever, this book serves as a unique souvenir and travel guide to places often overlooked.

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Long before Katrina, disquieting vibrations were unnerving the populace of New Orleans. Avid ghost hunter Jeff Dwyer believes that shadowy Crescent City harbors many of this country's most eerie and elegant ghosts. To prove his point, he directs readers to more than 70 haunted havens in New Orleans or within a two-mile drive from its boundaries. For readers, Dwyer's obvious enthusiasm for his topic pays dividends in telling historical details and crisp accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589804081
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/28/2007
Series:
Ghost Hunter's Guide Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
537,758
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

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