Ghost Stories of Louisiana

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-09-30
  • Publisher: Lone Pine Pub
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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: 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, visitors and staff at Oak Alley Plantation, St. James Parish, regularly encounter strange sights and frightening sounds, 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, 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 the undisputed voodoo queen of New Orleans; in death, she still imbues the city with dark magic. And many more... Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 6
Introductionp. 7
Plantation Phantoms and Haunted Houses
The Ghosts of the Myrtles Plantationp. 11
The Haunted Housep. 25
The Singing in the Atticp. 35
The Andrew Jackson Hotelp. 43
The Ghosts of Oak Alley Plantationp. 46
Lloyd Hall Plantationp. 54
Dark Legends of Louisiana
Voodoo in New Orleansp. 64
The Spirit of Marie Laveaup. 67
The Ghost of the Raccourci Cut-offp. 80
The Sultan's Palacep. 84
Le Mythe du Loup-Garoup. 94
Run Off the Roadp. 99
The Bigfoot of Kisatchiep. 101
Local Tales and Ghostly Memoirs
"She Was Standing by the River"p. 116
A Grandmother's Returnp. 127
Blood and Tears on Potter Roadp. 134
The Wooden Hunterp. 136
Haunting in Baton Rougep. 144
A Spirit in the Woods?p. 150
Murder in the Red Barnp. 157
An Uptown Hauntingp. 159
Spirits of the Past
The Bells of Chartres Streetp. 169
Little Napoleonp. 173
The Curve in the Tracksp. 181
Pere Dagobert and the Phantom Funeral Processionp. 182
The Taylortown Towerp. 189
The Ghost of Pere Antoine and the St. Louis Cathedralp. 191
The Pirate Jean Lafittep. 195
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