National Paranormal Day: Top 5 Haunted Places In Louisiana
It's National Paranormal Day here in the good ole US of A. So maybe you're like 4 out of 5 Americans and you believe in ghosts.
Are you looking for an experience of a lifetime, or something "out of this world"?
Here are the Top 5 Haunted Locations in Louisiana:
1. Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA
This infamous mansion was built in the late 1700s, and is one of America’s most haunted homes. Some famous photographs have been taken of apparitions that back up such a claim as "one of America's most haunted homes", like a young slave girl named "Chloe" standing in the corner, or when a teacher snapped a picture of a little girl peering through the curtains at her class from a room upstairs. The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures Crew has investigated Myrtles, and encountered many paranormal experiences.
2. Shreveport Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport
The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium, A National Historic Landmark, has hosted icons such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Johnny Horton, and Elvis Presley. People have said to see the door above the foyer open and close while no one is around, and some even say they’ve seen a young girl in a blue dress running around the auditorium. Also, an entity they call "Sarge" likes to play with women's hair, and ruffle their collars. You can experience an eerie ghost tour that the facility offers.
3. Bentley Hotel in Alexandria, LA
The Hotel is reportedly still haunted by the man who built the hotel, Joseph Bentley. Several other ghosts are said to haunt this place like a young girl who fell to her death in the elevator shaft and many others. The cast of Ghost Hunters visited Bentley Hotel in 2011 to investigate, and encountered several paranormal experiences.
4. Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop in New Orleans, LA
Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop claims to be the oldest bar in the United States, and may have been built as early as 1722. The building was used by the Lafitte brothers for their smuggling and contraband operations. Jean Lafitte has been seen frequently in the corner near the fireplace of the bar room. The second floor of the bar is said to be haunted by a woman who whispers in people's ears.
5. Calcasieu Courthouse in Lake Charles, LA
The original Calcasieu Courthouse was destroyed by a fire in 1910, and rebuilt in 1911. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1989. A Louisiana woman named Toni Jo was only women in Louisiana's history to be put to death by way of the electric chair at this location. Courthouse employees say they have heard the whispering from a woman, footsteps in the hallways when no one is around, and even heard loud audible high-pitched screams.