Ghost Stories

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. 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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What Is An EVP?

There are many ways to gather evidence of the paranormal. These range from small audio waves to infrared lighting and everything in between. In particular, one of these pieces of evidence seems to stand out above the rest. This key piece of evidence is the EVP, or Electronic Voice Phenomenon. These are voices or sounds…

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Ghost Stories and Their Origin

If you’ve ever been at a campfire at night or a scary ghost tour in New Orleans, you’ve surely heard your fair share of ghost stories. These stories often detail terrifying apparitions or shocking paranormal events. For centuries, they’ve left chills on the spines of many. But where did these famous ghost stories originate? The…

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