New Orleans, Louisiana

Downtown Lafayette

New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. Pictured is a view of the New Orleans skyline courtesy of thepipe26. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Chartres Street

A house on Chartres Street, in the French Quarter of New Orleans, was reported to be haunted.

During the 1980's, a family residing there reported that the house was haunted by "a diaphanous form" which would appear by the fireplace in the living room.

Some have attributed the apparition to that of Marie Laveau (see the entry below on her tomb at St. Louis Cemetery Number One), as she lived there for a time. However, this is conjecture. Psychics also claim that a murder was committed in the premises, which may be the cause of the spectre.

Pictured left is Chartres Street courtesy of Ken Lund.

Chartres Street, New Orleans, LA 70117, USA.

For further information, please read Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott.

St. Louis Cemetery Number One

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the oldest and most famous of New Orleans burial grounds. It was opened in 1789, and it's attractions include the Tomb of Marie Laveau.

Marie Catherine Laveau (September 10, 1801– June 15, 1881) was a Louisiana Creole practitioner of Voodoo, who was renowned throughout New Orleans.

It is believed that Marie Laveau was buried in plot 347, the Glapion family crypt in Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. However, this has been disputed by a number of sources, some of whom claim that she has been interred elsewhere. Regardless of this, her tomb has been a focus of intense interest for many years, and it has been marked with many x's and offerings left at its base.

Her ghost is alleged to have been sighted at St. Louis Cemetery Number Two, and to have even slapped someone! However, reports of a large black crow occasionally seen circling over her grave are believed by some to be a sign that her spirit is present, for legend has it that whilst she was dying she turned herself into that form.

Other apparitions reportedly sighted here include that of Henry Vignes and that he sometimes asks visitors and funeral attendees for help finding his family vault. The apparition of another male, named Alphonse, has been sighted bringing flowers to graves. He has also touched visitors or takes hold of their hand in an icey grip.

Some visitors claim to have obtained photographic anomalies and EVP recordings.

Pictured left is the tomb of Marie Laveau at plot 347 courtesy of Infrogmation.

425 Basin St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA.

For further information, please read Haunted America by Michael Norman and Beth Scott.

For further information, please read A Ghost Hunter's Guide to the Most Haunted Places in America by Terrance Zepke.