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New Orleans Urban Legends

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New Orleans is a sort of an ancient city, filled with all sorts of ancient buildings and sightings, iconic landmarks, and ceremonies. The city is filled with all sorts of legends, and surely a lord for a walking tour. Let’s take a look at some of these urban legends in the city of New Orleans;

Vampires in New Orleans

The city of New Orleans is regarded by some as the home of vampires. This can be attributed to the incident that occurred in the 1930s when multiple bodies were found in the apartment of the carter brothers; John and Wayne Carter, after the escape of a woman from the apartment. The bodies were found to be drained of their blood. they were charged for multiple murders and thereafter executed. Locals still report sightings of the brother after their bodies vanished from the funeral vault where they were kept.

LaLaurie Mansion

The LaLaurie Mansion is a very notorious house in not just New Orleans but in the USA at large. From the outside, it is a palatial mansion, but on stepping inside, it is filled with all sorts of horror. the mansion was owned by Marie Delphine Macarty, commonly known as Madam LaLaurie who was known to have gruesomely tortured her servants and slaves. It was reported that one of her slaves who must have had enough of her abuse, set fire in the building in 1834, though she (Madame LaLaurie) escaped the fire and moved to France. Authorities discovered tortured and chained slaves, some even dismembered after the fire has been put off.

Since then, there have been reports of loud screams and strange happenings by new tenants.

St Louis Cemetery

The St. Louis cemetery is just like every cemetery in the world, horrifying as it should be. But one particular feature makes it stand out from the rest, the grave of Marie Laveau, the voodoo queen of New Orleans, who was very revered and loved by residents of the city and voodoo enthusiasts. She passed in 1881 and was buried in her family vault in the cemetery, ever since then it has been a pilgrimage site for voodoo lovers and tourists, who pay homage to her by dropping cooked food, cakes, flowers, and also ask for petitions.

Myrtles Plantation

The 18th-century plantation at St. Francisville is famed for the sightings of a slave girl, Chloe, the belief of the sightings is strong after it was caught on camera in 1992. Apart from that of the young girl, there have also been numerous ghost sightings on the plantation. Tourists and travelers are still allowed to visit the haunted plantation.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar

The bar belonged to Jean Lafitte who was a pirate, from there he was able to coordinate his illegal smuggling business which includes selling slaves. According to the staff and customers of the bar, there have been reports of sighting ghostly red eyes in the corners of the bar and a spirit of a woman who was said to have committed suicide in the bar.