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Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan

August 29, 2019 |

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…

Old Beauregard’s Ghost

August 26, 2019 |

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…

Cafe Du Monde: An Elusive Ghost

August 14, 2019 |

New Orleans, Louisiana is home to cuisine that can’t be found anywhere else in the world. From their ocean-to-table seafood to their unique desserts, much of their food can’t be beaten. One location, Cafe Du Monde, serves beignets that travelers from around the globe are attracted. These delicious, fried treats go even better with one…

The Ghosts of the Andrew Jackson Haunted Hotel

July 30, 2019 |

The French Quarter in New Orleans is renowned worldwide for its historical architecture and unique history. From Bourbon Street’s upbeat, unending vibe to the street artistry on Jackson Square, everything about it is one-of-a-kind. This is no different with the Andrew Jackson Hotel. This historical and beautiful site has a long, dark history just like…

New Online Store Launch

July 1, 2019 |

Witches Brew Tours is proud to announce the launch of our new online store! In this store, we’re providing shirts, tank tops, coffee mugs and throw pillows with an assortment of handmade designs. Each design is unique and themed around various ghost tour destinations. LaLaurie Mansion Design The first of our new designs is a…

The Great New Orleans Fire

April 24, 2019 |

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…

The Ghost Julie the Mistress

April 8, 2019 |

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…

Pere Dagobert and the St. Louis Cathedral Executions

April 2, 2019 |

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…

The Mississippi River Killer Theory

March 26, 2019 |

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…

The Honey Island Swamp Monster

March 12, 2019 |

Have you ever heard of the bigfoot or yeti? These elusive creatures have been appearing in folklore and in campfire stories for hundreds of years. Many researchers dedicate their entire lives to searching for them in hopes of finally revealing the truth. But in Louisiana, the Honey Island Swamp Monster is their version of the…

Can Children Sense Ghosts More Acutely Than Adults?

February 25, 2019 |

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…

The Axeman of New Orleans

February 18, 2019 |

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.…

Ghosts of the Dauphine Orleans Hotel

February 11, 2019 |

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…

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

February 4, 2019 |

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…

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

January 28, 2019 |

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…

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

January 21, 2019 |

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…

Spirits of the Battle of New Orleans

December 19, 2018 |

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…

Jackson Square: Gathering Place of Ghosts

December 10, 2018 |

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…

The Ghosts of Pirates Alley

December 5, 2018 |

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…

Ghost Hunting: A Brief History

November 26, 2018 |

Chances are, if you’re reading this article you most likely have an interest in the paranormal. Well, you’re not alone. A recent poll showed that around 45% of Americans believe that ghosts exist or claim to have seen one in their lifetime. But there are also a more extreme group of believers: ghost hunters. These…

Are There Really Such Things As Haunted People?

November 19, 2018 |

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…

What Is An EVP?

November 13, 2018 |

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…

Apparitions Caught On Camera During Ghost Tours

November 5, 2018 |

Turn on your television and change it to a paranormal program or simply search “evidence of ghosts” and you’ll surely see it: ghosts appearing on photo. Many people have a story of capturing a ghostly apparition in a photo, although many do not understand why these spectral entities appear. A ghost tour is a great…

Ghost Tours During Food and Wine Festival

May 7, 2018 |

New Orleans is a fascinating city with hundreds of fantastic events to attend throughout the year. These events range from festivals to ghost tours. In May of 2018, New Orleans will be hosting its Food and Wine Experience. It’s a function that allows visitors to enjoy the culinary delicacies of the beautiful city. Because of…

The Griffon House Ghosts of New Orleans

March 27, 2018 |

The ghosts of New Orleans are one of the greatest attractions in the haunted city. From the LaLaurie Mansion to the Sultan’s Palace, there’s a story to be heard around every corner. Another famous ghost story takes place in the Griffon House, sitting at 1447 Constance Street. It was a home, boarding house, storing facility…

The Jimani House: Haunted Places in New Orleans

March 20, 2018 |

There is an abundance of haunted places in New Orleans. Many of these notable locations are as old as the city itself, established by its founders. Built in 1848, the Jimani House has one of the darkest histories of any building in the city. This bar, which still operates today, hosts an assortment of terrifying…

Ghost Stories and Their Origin

March 13, 2018 |

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…

Ghost Tours Destinations: The Myrtles Plantation

March 6, 2018 |

New Orleans, Louisiana is easily one of the most haunted locations in America. With hundreds of ghost-filled sites, and several ghost tours, it’s no surprise why. However, another nearby city holds a similarly amazing location. About a hundred miles northwest of New Orleans sits the town of St. Francisville, where the notoriously haunted Myrtles Plantation…

What Are Ghosts?

February 27, 2018 |

What are ghosts? Whether seeking one during a New Orleans ghost tour or merely wondering what goes bump in the night, this is a common question among paranormal enthusiasts. There are many theories about these mysterious apparitions and spirits that are witnessed on a regular basis. Some people believe that these visions are the ghosts…

New Orleans Secret Antique Room

February 20, 2018 |

New Orleans, Louisiana is a city of rich history, terrifying ghosts, and voodoo. For the most part, these paranormal topics are pronounced, becoming familiar tourist attractions in the town for years. But there are some sightings in the city that are lesser-known and require one to go out of their way to enjoy. One of…

Beyond Ghosts: The Grunch of New Orleans

February 13, 2018 |

Ghost tours in historical New Orleans often pinpoint locations where supernatural occurrences and beings have been witnessed, but have you heard of The Grunch? Everything from poltergeists to voodoo can be found within the city, and countless visitors stop in this place for legendary experiences. However, in eastern New Orleans, supernatural entities called the Grunch…

Le Petit Theater: Ghost-Filled Playhouse of New Orleans

February 6, 2018 |

For as long as history has been written, the acting industry has been around to entertain audiences throughout the world. In New Orleans, the Le Petit Theater is the oldest playhouse still standing, and one of the most haunted places in New Orleans. However, due to its old age, it’s also got its fair share…

Ghosts of New Orleans: The Sultan’s Palace

January 30, 2018 |

Often, when hearing the narrative of a haunted location and its spirits during a ghost tour or merely a campfire story session, the tale involves gruesome murders. The story of the Sultan’s Palace and its ghosts of New Orleans is no different. It includes a mysterious mass murder that, to this day, leaves visitors scratching…

New Orleans Yellow Fever Epidemic

January 23, 2018 |

If you travel through the beautiful city of New Orleans, Louisiana, especially on a top-rated ghost tour, you may discover that it has some of the most gruesome and dark histories of any city in the United States. From voodoo to vampires to ghosts, the city has it all. But, in addition to these standard…

The Haunted Jazz Club of New Orleans

January 16, 2018 |

Ghost tours are a favorite way to experience any haunted place in New Orleans that is known for its ghosts and hauntings. Two blocks away from the Mississippi River in historic New Orleans, Louisiana, however, there is a haunted location that has gone relatively unnoticed for years. It is called the Mahogany Jazz Hall and…

The Vampire of New Orleans: Jacques Saint Germain

January 9, 2018 |

Witches Brew Tours offers a top-notch vampire tour that takes visitors through New Orleans, telling them legends of vampires that have been talked about for centuries. The Carter Brothers are often referred to during these tours, but they are not nearly as famous as the Vampire of New Orleans, Jacques Saint Germain. An unaging and…

What To Expect During Your New Orleans Ghost Tours

January 2, 2018 |

In New Orleans, countless ghost tours are offered to explore the historic and haunted locations that fill the aging city. Tourists from across America save up for the opportunity to experience a ghost tour in New Orleans. But what should one expect from a ghost tour? More often than not visitors have hesitations and concerns…

The Haunted LaLaurie Mansion of New Orleans

December 26, 2017 |

If you are lucky enough to travel to New Orleans, whether it’s to enjoy some outstanding haunted tours or merely to explore the historical city, there’s a chance you’ll hear the name Delphine LaLaurie or the LaLaurie Mansion. Born under the surname Macarty into a powerful and wealthy family on March 19th, 1787, LaLaurie would…

Supernatural Legend of New Orleans: The Rougarou

December 19, 2017 |

New Orleans, Louisiana is a fantastic place to visit if you’re looking for a great time and plenty of excitement. All sorts of amazing events transpire there, from ghost tours to great food to parties. It’s also notorious for its share of the supernatural. If you’ve been to or lived in Louisiana, you’re sure to…

Haunted New Orleans’ Hotel Monteleone

December 12, 2017 |

The French Quarter is subject to many ghost tours, and on Witches Brew Tours, many articles as well. Its historic buildings hold tales of both melancholy and cheerful lives led by its many denizens throughout time. Natural deaths, as well as less innocent and more grisly ends, have taken place upon the worn streets of…

Muriel’s: Ghost Tour Hotspot of New Orleans

December 5, 2017 |

Within the French Quarter of New Orleans, a popular area known for its excellent times, but also its ghosts, a restaurant called Muriel’s sits. A ghost tour in New Orleans  can often be found nearby, searching for one of the many spirits said to roam the building. Many tourists also save up their money for…

Spirits You May Encounter on a New Orleans Ghost Tour

November 28, 2017 |

Ghosts are a common sight and subject of lore in today’s world. People eager for the chance to see or hear one can often be found taking ghost tours or exploring long-abandoned structures. They appear to us in many different forms, whether it be mists, orbs, or full-bodied apparitions. However, not all ghosts are the…

Voodoo in New Orleans – A Walk In The Macabre

November 21, 2017 |

New Orleans is the city like no other. Renowned for its architecture, jazz, cuisine, ghost, vampires, and voodoo. This Louisiana city beckons you to come and enjoy the fun, but not like Disney Land fun. New Orleans offers delicious fun, fascinating fun, and as the saying goes, “New Orleans, we put the fun in funeral.”…

Haunted Tours in New Orleans: The Bourbon Orleans Hotel

November 14, 2017 |

What could be more exciting than to be a guest in the most haunted hotel in New Orleans? Often plugged by haunted tours in New Orleans to have the most ghosts in the city, the Bourbon Orleans Hotel has stories about the rooms and corridors that date back to the building’s early days at the…

Vampires In New Orleans: The Carter Brothers

November 7, 2017 |

In New Orleans, terrifying tales of the things that go bump in the night have circulated since its establishment in 1718. Vampires are one of the many subjects of these legends. These blood-drinking vampires in New Orleans hide in plain sight, awaiting the perfect moment to strike and feed off of their next helpless victim.…

The Voodoo Queen of New Orleans

October 31, 2017 |

A subject of many voodoo tours in present day New Orleans, Marie Laveau was a well-known woman who lived in the city in the nineteenth century. In her time, as well as today, Marie Laveau was known as the infamous Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was extremely wise, but also wielded a magical and…

Vampires in New Orleans: A Brief History

October 27, 2017 |

Curiosity seekers and vampire enthusiast find rich history about the casket girls as part of the vampires in New Orleans. These haunted tour stories date back to the French colony settlement in New Orleans. In 1718, John Law, a Scotsman decided to name the French colony La Nouvelle Orleans. Shortly after that in 1728, King…

The Most Haunted Cemetery of New Orleans: Saint Louis Cemetery

October 24, 2017 |

Countless locations throughout New Orleans are rife with spirits and the paranormal. One of these sites that stands out is the Saint Louis Cemetery No. 1. Although there is also a second and third cemetery, this particular one is infamous for its history and shocking events. In 1789, the first Saint Louis Cemetery was opened.…

New Orleans Halloween Costumes

October 20, 2017 |

Are you having a hard time thinking up what to wear for Halloween? Well my little darlings, Witches Brew Ghost Tours has the purrfect New Orleans inspired Halloween costume ideas for you. When black cats prowl and pumpkins gleam, these fancy costumes will be a hit on Halloween. Perhaps you want to be an 18-Century…

Ghost Tour Destinations of New Orleans: blacksmith bar new orleans

October 17, 2017 |

Let’s dive into the most famous Blacksmith Bar New Orleans has to offer. There’s no denying that the city of New Orleans has its fair share of historic buildings available for tour. Not many, however, compare to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, a well-known, haunted location of the infamous Bourbon Street. According to legend, the building was…

Ghost Apps for Your Haunted Tour in New Orleans

October 13, 2017 |

So you are ready to join us on a ghost tour and want the right ghost apps to help you detect the paranormal. We’ve created a short list of the best apps available to help you get ready for the adventure of a lifetime. Apps like people serve different needs. Some apps are meant more…

Halloween Ghost Tours in New Orleans

October 13, 2017 |

If you’re looking for a fun, spooky-special way to celebrate this Halloween season, Witches Brew Tours in New Orleans offers ghost tours that are the best in the nation. With Witches Brew Tours, you can go on a haunted tour of New Orleans’ locations. Once there, you’ll hear about paranormal claims, history, and paranormal related…

My First New Orleans Ghost Tour – Haunted Tour

October 9, 2017 |

Maybe it’s the city or maybe it’s the spirits that got me to go on a haunted tour in New Orleans. While I was sitting at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop, the oldest bar in the United States located on Bourbon Street in the French Quarters of New Orleans. The 18th-century architecture and the liquor aroused my…

A Haunted Story – Ghost Tours In New Orleans

May 3, 2017 |

“Do you believe in spirits or in those ghost tours in New Orleans?” asked Clay. “I only believe in alcohol and spirits” Riley answered laughing. “I’m serious Riley.” “You need some serious sleep Clay” and Riley slept. Riley and Clay were sharing a room near the University of New Orleans. They were in their final…

Historic New Orleans: Spiritualism

April 25, 2017 |

The Post-Civil War Era brought along with it in the wake of countless deaths and destruction an interest in Spirit Communication. During Antebellum times, Spiritualism was very popular in the North especially in New York and Massachusetts. A few Mediums would travel to New Orleans during the winter months to conduct Seances. A Seance is…

First Time Traveling to Historic New Orleans

April 8, 2017 |

Do you remember the first stepped into the Quarter and your senses came alive with an indescribable bevy of stimulus? The aromas, the music, the people, the river, the mules, the carriages, the artists, the performers, the architecture, the laughter and the southern hospitality. Have you ever been called “baby” so many times in one…

The Key to the best ghost tour new orleans

April 1, 2017 |

The Best Ghost Tour New Orleans Is Witches Brew Tours and here’s why… Witches Brew Tours is dedicated to being a leader in the paranormal. Each tour begins with the quality of the tour guides. Witches Brew Tours hand chooses it’s ghost tour guides and then trains them on the history of New Orleans. Then…

New Orleans Ghost Tour Shirts

March 31, 2017 |

  More Information About Our Ghost Tour Shirts Are you ready for a new shirt with an astounding design? “Got Ghosts?” That’s what our brand new ghost tour t-shirts say! Check out the photo included in this post. Are you interested in getting your own souvenir of your ghost tour with us in historic New…

New Orleans Ghost Tour Pictures

March 15, 2017 |

The most common question we are asked after a ghost tour is: Where can we send the photos we get on our haunted tour? You know, the ones where we suspect we caught something? Did you catch a ghost? An orb? A mist? Or something else you just cannot quite figure out? Well, aside from…

The Historic New Orleans: Storyville & New Orleans Ghost Tours… What A Combo!

March 1, 2017 |

If you’ve ever visited New Orleans, chances are, you heard the name “Storyville” at least once especially if you taken New Orleans ghost tours. It was a social experiment; a way to deal with New Orleans’ population’s vices. A set of blocks where the original Sin City could partake of all their sins. Interestingly enough, the…

Mardi Gras, Carnival And Ghost Tours In New Orleans… What Could Be Better?

February 15, 2017 |

Ghost tours in New Orleans and Mardi Gras… get ready for an adventure! It’s officially Carnival season in New Orleans. For those of you visiting, the party and ghost tours in are just beginning! The carnival is one of my favorite times of the year. This celebration is so representative of the uniqueness that is our…

Welcome to Our New Ghost Tour Website!

January 15, 2017 |

Well, it’s finally here! Our brand-new New Orleans ghost tour website. We are thoroughly excited about our new site and hope you enjoy it as well. We’ve implemented a few new things with this new website – from an online chat option during customer service hours to this lovely new blog – we hope to…