Haunted History Tours in New Orleans are a fun way to learn some history and get your bearings in the French Quarter. These walking tours are twenty-five bucks per person, but search the Internet for coupons because I found one for $3 off per person. You may be thinking to yourself, “That’s twenty plus bucks I could spend on Hurricanes at Pat O’Brien’s.” True. But for that price, you get two hours of amazing (hi)storytelling about famous buildings in the French Quarter. Plus, if you’re a ghost hunter, the tour guides point out hot spots of orbs, ectoplasms, and apparitions. The picture to the right shows a hallway at a restaurant on Jackson Square, Muriel’s Bistro, that used to be the hallway where slaves walked on their way to being sold on the square. Additionally, the building was inhabited by Catholic nuns who hang around to bless everything from your food to your napkin to your bracelet until you say “Thank you, sister,” then the nun will disappear. In the photo below, I snapped a couple of orbs at the LaLaurie Mansion, a house with a grisly history involving torture experiments performed by Madame LaLaurie in the early 1800s. On the Haunted History Tour, the guides love to share personal haunted experiences that they have had themselves in this city of other-worldly activity. If you like scary stories, you will not be disappointed.
Originally posted on www.camillefaye.com.
My novel, Voodoo Butterfly, features New Orleans and the LaLaurie Mansion plays an important part in the plot.
Camille Faye | Author of Voodoo Butterfly | Coming Fall 2014
Experience love, purpose, and the paranormal in New Orleans.