Baton Rouge LA hotels. Find inns, motels or hotels in Baton Rouge Louisiana USA. Louisiana national parks, state parks, state forests, national forests, wildlife, sightseeing and/or attractions. Suggestions for your trip by Ghostsafari.com. Louisiana scary or weird stories, monsters, myths, legends, folklore, hauntings and ghosts.
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State Parks, National Parks, National Forests, State Forests, Nature Reserves and Refuges in Louisiana
Sabine National Wildlife Refuge; Big Lake Wildlife Management Area; Rockefeller Wildlife Refuge and Game Preserve; Pomme De Terre Wildlife Management Area; Soda Lake Wildlife Management Area; Pointe Au Chien Wildlife Management Area; Lake Fausse Pointe State Park; Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve; East Timbalier Island National Wildlife Refuge; Coulee Wildlife Refuge; Chicot State Park; Grand Isle State Park; Lacassine National Wildlife Refuge; Delta National Wildlife Refuge; Lake Bruin State Park; Chemin-A-Haut State Park; South Toledo Bend State Park; Bodcau Wildlife Management Area; Dean Lee State Forest; Grassy Lake Wildlife Management Area; Saline Wildlife Management Area; Fairview Riverside State Park; Bohemia Wildlife Management Area; Catahoula National Wildlife Refuge; Salvador Wildlife Management Area; Cypremort Point State Park; Tensas River National Wildlife Refuge; Lake D'Arbonne State Park; Attakapas Island Wildlife Managment Area; Jimmie Davis State Park; Alexander State Forest; Breton National Wildlife Refuge; Concordia Wildlife Management Area; Saint Bernard State Park; Russell Sage Foundation-Marsh Island Wildlife Refuge; Lake Bistineau State Park; Wisner Wildlife Management Area; North Toledo Bend State Park; Kisatchie National Forest; Poverty Point Reservoir State Park; Union Wildlife Management Area; Shell Keys National Wildlife Refuge; Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge; Hodges Gardens State Park; Catahoula National Wildlife Management Area; Red Dirt National Wildlife Management Area; Jackson-Bienville Wildlife Management Area; Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area; Spring Bayou Wildlife Management Area; Sam Houston Jones State Park; Tickfaw State Park; Ouachita Wildlife Management Area; Lake Claiborne State Park; Thistlethwaite Wildlife Management Area; Biloxi Wildlife Management Area; Red River Wildlife Management Area; Sicily Island Hills Wildlife Management Area; Fontainebleau State Park; and Boeuf Wildlife Management Area, are among the national or state parks, forests and refuges of Louisiana.
Ghosts, Monsters, Myths, Legends, Scary Stories and Folklore in Louisiana
The ghost of the buccaneer Renato Beluche in Madame John's Legacy (now a museum that featured in the movie Interview with the Vampire), New Orleans; the house on Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans, where a butcher made sausages from human meat; the ghosts of a man and a woman at the Ormond Plantation, Destrehan; ghosts of a man and a woman in the mansion of the Oak Alley Plantation (the woman also rides outside) at Vacherie; the ghost of a sergeant seen in Fort Pike, New Orleans; the numerous hauntings of The Cabildo, where the Louisiana Purchase was signed, in New Orleans; the phantom black dog of St Roch Cemetery, New Orleans; the ghosts of a lady called Diane and a servant called Gerald in the W New Orleans - French Quarter hotel (formerly the Hotel de la Poste), New Orleans; phantoms seen at the windows of the Southdown Plantation, Houma; the spectral Madame said to haunt the bar of the Prince Conti Hotel in New Orleans; tales of the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum, where Louis Joseph Dufilho, Jr opened the first licensed pharmacy in the USA and where Dr James Dupas, whose ghost haunts the premises, was rumoured to have practised Voodoo and to have performed experiments on pregnant slaves; phantom celebrations said to take place in the New Orleans Courtyard Hotel; a number of ghosts in the Woodland Plantation, Port Sulphur, including the spectres of Braddish Johnson (wearing silk hat, striped pants and a cane) and former slaves; spirits both ethereal and liquid in Pat O'Brien's bar, New Orleans; the ghost of the smuggler and buccaneer Jean Lafitte, as well as the spectre of a Voodoo priestess believed to be Marie Laveau, haunting Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop Bar in New Orleans; and unexplained phenomena at the Old State Penitentiary in Baton Rouge, are among the true ghost stories, myths and legends of Louisiana.
The little ghost girl who still searches for her grandmother, as well as spectral music, in the Place D'Armes Hotel, New Orleans; the table set for the ghost of Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, a former owner of the property, in Muriel's Jackson Square Restaurant, New Orleans; the paradise of the Native American Chatas people that existed (perhaps it still does) beneath the waters of Bayou Lacombe; the vampire in 19th century attire that stalks the French Quarter of New Orleans in search of female victims; hauntings at the gothic, castellated, Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge; the ghost of a janitor that haunts the Presbytère in New Orleans; the apparition of a Capuchin monk seen on Pirate Alley (Pirates Alley) in New Orleans; how Marie Laveau performed her St John's Eve Voodoo rituals at Lake Pontchartrain; obscure apparitions, the sound of a dumb waiter and red handprints on beds, among the ghostly phenomena in the French Market Inn, New Orleans; phantoms of an angry slave and a weeping woman at the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville; psychic readings and the ghost of an octoroon lady in the Bottom of the Cup Tea Room, New Orleans; the spirit of Emile Commander haunting his Commander's Palace restaurant, serving Creole dishes since 1880 (remember to walk around the very haunted Lafayette Cemetery No 1 across the road); ghosts of Spanish soldiers that are said to haunt Le Richelieu in the French Quarter, a hotel built on the site of their execution, in New Orleans; phantom gunshots heard near Arcadia, where Bonnie and Clyde were shot dead; the phantom bride seen running near the Parlange Plantation House, Baton Rouge; and the yellow fever victims that are said to haunt the Andrew Jackson Hotel French Quarter in New Orleans, are other legendary tales of ghosts and haunted places in Louisiana.
The ghosts of a black man and a white woman called Addie at the Susie Plantation in Centerville; ghosts of World War Two sailors on the USS Kidd in Baton Rouge; the vampires that slept, by day, in caskets on the third floor of the Old Ursuline Convent (now a museum), before their nightly predations upon the residents of the French Quarter of New Orleans; at least a dozen spirits haunting the historic Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, where the elevator may stop at the wrong floor (floor 14 is actually the 13th, by the way) and open to reveal spectral children; ghostly parties, as well as a bath that fills without human assistance, in The Lookout Inn, New Orleans; the many ghosts of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre in New Orleans; the ghosts of Antoine Alciatore and others haunting the historic Antoine's Restaurant, which has served Creole cuisine in New Orleans since 1840; ghosts of a nun and playful children (Madeline and Miss Clavel?) in St Vincent's Guest House, New Orleans; the traditional hitchhiking phantom that haunts the Bayou Sale road in Dulac; the ghosts of former owners haunting the Destrehan Plantation, Destrehan, where construction of the mansion began in the eighteenth century; the phantom Civil War coachman who still haunts the drive of the Nottoway Plantation, White Castle, where he was killed while helping passengers to safety during an engagement between the opposing forces; invisible ghosts in the Spanish Moon (its website describes itself as a student music dive) in Baton Rouge; the emerald-headed King Snake, a god to Native Americans, which dwells in a crystal cave in the Caribbean but sometimes emerges with a light display that can be seen from far away; the hands-on but friendly ghost of a woman on the ninth floor, and the spectre of blues pianist Isidore "Tuts" Washington in the bar, at The Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans; innumerable hauntings of the historic and iconic Lafayette Cemetery No 1 (dine at the haunted Commander's Palace restaurant across the road); and the ghost of a Confederate soldier in the former slaves' quarters, as well as other supernatural phenomena, in the Hotel St Pierre French Quarter in New Orleans, are more weird folklore associated with Louisiana.
Rougarous / lougarous (the local werewolves or loups-garous); the belief that if a Voodoo offering is made at her tomb in St Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans, the spirit of Marie Laveau will grant a wish; the woman in white who haunts the Ardoyne Plantation, Schriever; the crow possessed by the spirit of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau, that watches over the Greek revival style Laveau-Glapion tomb, in St Louis Cemetery No 1, New Orleans; spectral nuns and children, as well as a Confederate soldier and a solo dancer, among the hauntings of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel in New Orleans; hauntings of the Rosedown Plantation in St Francisville; how ghostly Confederate soldiers retune radios to country music stations at the Audubon Cottages of Dauphine Street in New Orleans; the phantom Confederate soldiers and "working girls" said to haunt the Dauphine Orleans Hotel in New Orleans; the many ghosts that haunt the road leading to the Laurel Valley Village Plantation, Thibodaux; paranormal phenomena at the Quality Inn & Suites Maison St Charles in New Orleans; ghostly cows at the Oak Manor Cow Graveyard, Houma; the ghosts of a man, a boy and a girl in the San Francisco Plantation House, Reserve; ghostly celebrations hosted by the buccaneer Jean Lafitte in the Old Absinthe House, New Orleans; a mischievious young man who appears at the windows on any floor, a lost teenager and a middle-aged couple, among the ghosts of the historic Le Pavillon Hotel in New Orleans; a phantom Madame who knocks on doors to make sure that her "girls" are alright, as well as the laughter of ghostly children, in the Hotel Villa Convento on Ursulines Avenue, New Orleans; the phantom little girl in a blue dress that haunts the mansion of the Houmas House Plantation, Donaldsonville; the spirit of the Voodoo priestess Julie Brown, who predicted that the town of Frenier would die with her, still haunting Manchac Swamp, along with ghostly victims of the 1915 hurricane, close to the town that was destroyed on the day of her funeral; and Civil War ghosts at the Buena Vista plantation, Gloster, are yet more strange folktales of Louisiana.
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