Ghost Stories of Louisiana

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In Louisiana, disbelief in ghosts is not an option. Some of the best-known hauntings in the country are the unsettled spirits that have roamed the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans since its early days. But while the Crescent City teems with historic paranormal characters, the rest of Louisiana is also rife with intriguing and eerie ghost stories. Come explore the Pelican State and uncover its historic supernatural stars:
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Overview

In Louisiana, disbelief in ghosts is not an option. Some of the best-known hauntings in the country are the unsettled spirits that have roamed the bustling French Quarter of New Orleans since its early days. But while the Crescent City teems with historic paranormal characters, the rest of Louisiana is also rife with intriguing and eerie ghost stories. Come explore the Pelican State and uncover its historic supernatural stars:
• The ghost of an old woman killed in a car accident returns to her Baton Rouge home to comfort her grieving family.
• A young girl's spirit haunts several generations of a family in New Orleans' Garden District.
• A mysterious foreigner known only as ''the Sultan'' is massacred along with his servants, forever shrouding his French Quarter dwelling in the mysterious legend of his demise.
• Visitors and staff at Oak Alley Plantation, St. James Parish, regularly encounter strange sights and frightening sounds.
• Myriad spirits roam the rooms and halls of Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, already famous for the eerie tales from its past.
• In life, Marie Laveau was undisputed voodoo queen of New Orleans; in death, she still imbues the city with dark magic.
• And many more…
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Dan Asfar continues his ghost creep across America. to date, this intrepid spook hunter has written more than a dozen books about hauntings and other paranormal activity. Wade into those bayous at your own risk.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781894877190
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Publishing International Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 379,901
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     6
Introduction     7
Plantation Phantoms and Haunted Houses
The Ghosts of the Myrtles Plantation     11
The Haunted House     25
The Singing in the Attic     35
The Andrew Jackson Hotel     43
The Ghosts of Oak Alley Plantation     46
Lloyd Hall Plantation     54
Dark Legends of Louisiana
Voodoo in New Orleans     64
The Spirit of Marie Laveau     67
The Ghost of the Raccourci Cut-off     80
The Sultan's Palace     84
Le Mythe du Loup-Garou     94
Run Off the Road     99
The Bigfoot of Kisatchie     101
Local Tales and Ghostly Memoirs
"She Was Standing by the River"     116
A Grandmother's Return     127
Blood and Tears on Potter Road     134
The Wooden Hunter     136
Haunting in Baton Rouge     144
A Spirit in the Woods?     150
Murder in the Red Barn     157
An Uptown Haunting     159
Spirits of the Past
The Bells of Chartres Street     169
Little Napoleon     173
The Curve in the Tracks     181
Pere Dagobert and the Phantom FuneralProcession     182
The Taylortown Tower     189
The Ghost of Pere Antoine and the St. Louis Cathedral     191
The Pirate Jean Lafitte     195
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