Haunted New Orleans

The Origin of Jazz Funerals

In New Orleans, it is common to see a funeral precession of jazz instruments and music. This has been a practice in the city for nearly two hundred years. While today these jazz funerals are seen more as a celebration of life, they did not begin that way. Their original intent was to confuse the…

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Julie White: The Voodoo Swamp Witch

Throughout New Orleans history, voodoo has played a major role in the city. This practice, which has helped heal and guide people for centuries, is often used for good. However, there is an occasional voodoo practitioner who uses their power for evil. One such evildoer, Julie White, resided in the haunted Manchac Swamp for much…

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The Great New Orleans Fire

All cities have been victim of their own share of calamities and tragedies. New Orleans is no different. Throughout its history, it has been the subject of serial killings and yellow fever epidemics. But in 1788, it added a massive fire to its list of devastating events. The Great New Orleans Fire was one of…

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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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The Mississippi River Killer Theory

The Mississippi River, much like New Orleans, is shrouded in mystery and has a dark history. It has been the location of many horrible accidents. Tragedies such as steamer and boat crashes have left its body count in the hundreds. But while these deaths are tragic, there are some who believe that some of the…

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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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Ghosts of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel

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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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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