Louisiana has a rich history & when it comes to haunting,ghost and things that go bump in the night its the perfect time to explore these places.
Let’s Check out my corner of the state – St. Landry parish Almost every town has a house, building or cemetery that has a haunting tale to tell. Here’s a few of the famous ones – but they are many more to explore. Lisa
Nicholson Home – Washington ,La.
Thought to be over 250 years old, the building was once used as a Civil War hospital. It is haunted by a ghost called Hoppy or Peg-Leg, seen wearing soldier’s clothing, a peg-leg, and a gold earring in his left ear. Legend has it that Hoppy was a pirate who was captured and turned traitor to his fellows. He lost his leg in battle and eventually died of gangrene. In addition to seeing his apparition, witnesses have reported hearing his footsteps, including the tapping of his peg-leg, at around sunset.
Chretien Point Plantation – Sunset , La.
Reportedly haunted by the ghost of its former mistress as well as an outlaw she killed when she discovered him creeping up the stairs one night.
Opealousas Commentary Tours
“Leaders & Legends” is the theme of the St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery Tours held in Opelousas, LA. The dates of the tours are October 14,15,21& 22 with Saturday tours at 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30 & 8 PM and the Sunday tours at 2 & 3 PM. Travel back in time to a place where the voices from our past will give you a reflection of times gone by. The one hour tour of St. Landry Catholic Church Cemetery gives one a perspective of how our past has shaped our present and reflects into the future generations of community.
St. Landry Parish Courthouse – Opelousas, LA (A Temporary State Capitol) & third oldest town in Louisiana.
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Ghost stories abound in the Cajun and Creole city of Lafayette, Louisiana. The Hub City boasts a multitude of spirits and specters, from those lost in Civil War skirmishes and fever outbreaks to those souls that simply can’t say goodbye. Today, they wander the halls of bed-and-breakfasts and restaurants and linger along back roads and cemeteries. Pirates are rumored to guard buried treasure, and ancient French legends hide in the swamps, bayous and woods. Join longtime journalist and ghost seeker Cher� Dastugue Coen as she visits Lafayette’s haunted sites and travels the countryside in search of ghostly legends found only in South Louisiana.