Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan purchased the building shown in the photo below. He used his wealth to restore the house to its original grandeur. Although Jourdan dearly adored his beautiful home, he was a man that could never quench his thirst for the thrill and excitement of gambling.  Jourdan Loses His Home In 1814 he wagered…

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Just across from the Ursuline Convent on Chartres Street is the former home of General P. G. T. Beauregard. General Beauregard was the man who fired the shots at Fort Sumter, kicking off the Civil War. The house was taken over by a writer named Miss Keyes. She restored the home to the state it is…

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In 1764, the colony of New Orleans was traded from the French to the Spanish. This trade occurred at the end of the French and Indian War, but the king of France failed to tell the colonial citizens about the transfer. Because of this, when the Spanish arrived to replace the French, the people of…

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Ghosts have fascinated us for centuries. From ghost tours to paranormal investigations, people are always looking for a way to encounter the supernatural. Even in early texts, excerpts about apparitions and spirits can be found. But throughout all of the reports of ghosts, one thing remains the same: our inability to see them with the…

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The Dauphine Orleans Hotel is a notoriously haunted location that sits only a stone’s throw away from Bourbon Street. Located in the center of the French Quarter, this hotel has over a hundred rooms where guests regularly report ghost sightings, disembodied voices and more. But why is this location so infested with spirits? In the…

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To read part 2, click here. Henry seemed hesitant to go upstairs. I could see his skin begin to flush the further up he went, and his fists were clenched tightly. Obviously, these ghosts had taken a toll on him. “You okay, Henry?” I asked, concerned for his well-being. Spirits typically fed on fear and…

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To read part 1, click here. I knocked on the door three times and waited patiently, bag clutched in front of me in both hands. Henry, the man that contacted me over email to investigate this haunted place, had told me some of the terror that he and his family had been experiencing. For the…

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Everyone always told me I was born with a gift. I always saw it more as a curse. This rang especially true the first time I rode into haunted New Orleans. I had my bag lying beside me in the back seat of a cab, meditating on the upcoming investigation. A terrified family had urgently…

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Everyone knows about the American Revolutionary War. It was a bloody war, in which both sides fought over taxes, control and more. But not as many know about the War of 1812, in which America battled the United Kingdom and its allies. Many battles took place during this war, but none quite compared to the…

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If you visit the city of New Orleans, you’re sure to hear the name Jackson Square from one of the locals. This 2-block area, bounded by Decatur, St. Peter, St. Ann and Chartres Streets, has been a landmark in New Orleans since the early 18th century. In those days, when NOLA was still a French…

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