New Orleans, Louisiana: There is no question as to which tomb in the St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 belongs to Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau. Hoards of followers have left offerings and marked three “x’s” on her crypt in hopes of having their wishes granted. Laveau is one of the many famous residents buried in—and said to haunt—New Orleans’ oldest cemetery. Built in 1789 and situated close behind the French Quarter, the cemetery spans only a block but supposedly houses 100,000 of the city’s dead, many of whom are thought to still walk the cemetery’s grounds. Take a tour to get the insider knowledge.
Things To Do: Haunted Places in Louisiana
Unexplained noises, shadowy figures, objects moved or displaced—these are a small sampling of the ghost stories emanating from the historic homes, buildings and cemeteries across Louisiana. Nearly every old house claims at least one ghostly presence, and others can’t even keep track of the number of hauntings occurring there. Below is a roundup of some of the most intriguing ghost stories, hauntings and paranormal activity found around the state of Louisiana.