Ghost Stories

The Ghost Julie the Mistress

In 1800s New Orleans, society was a much different structure than it is today. This particular haunting is a testament to such claims. In the 1800s, people who were an eighth black and seven-eighths white were known as Octoroons. While this may seem a term of disparagement at first glance, they were actually some of…

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Pere Dagobert and the St. Louis Cathedral Executions

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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Can Children Sense Ghosts More Acutely Than Adults?

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 Axeman of New Orleans

In the early 20th century, from May of 1918 to October of 1919, a prolific serial killer was on the prowl in New Orleans. His name was adopted due to the fact that he used an axe in every attack performed. Typically, the axe belonged to the very person he was attacking at the time.…

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A Medium’s Trip to Haunted New Orleans Pt. 3

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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A Medium’s Trip to Haunted New Orleans Pt. 2

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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A Medium’s Trip to Haunted New Orleans Pt. 1

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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Spirits of the Battle of New Orleans

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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The Ghosts of Pirates Alley

Early in New Orleans history, when it was still a territory that belonged to the French, it had a reputation for harboring pirates and smugglers. These outlaws would perform all manner of crime, depending on the individual in question. Because of the lack of law enforcement in those days, the city became an ideal location…

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Are There Really Such Things As Haunted People?

Everyone knows that there are haunted places. From houses to graveyards and everything in between, ghosts can cling to any location that they have a connection to upon death. For instance, the LaLaurie Mansion, where many were said to have experienced pain and anguish before their deaths, is said to be one of the most…

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