Boilermakers Beware: There’s a dark and secret side to Lafayette’s history that is sure to send shivers down the spine. From storied specters and urban legends, like Amelia Earhart’s tragic figure haunting hangar number one at Purdue University Airport and sightings of the ever-elusive Bigfoot, to haunted houses and battlefi elds, with a guillotine suicide in the Lahr Hotel and the Trail of Death, authors Dorothy Salvo Davis and W.C. Madden leave no stone unturned as they examine the tragic past and the haunted present of Lafayette. With stories focusing on West Lafayette and White, Carroll and Warren Counties, Haunted Lafayette is a chilling read that no ghost enthusiast should miss.
A Haunted History of Louisiana Plantations
Beyond the façade of stately Louisiana platations are stories of hope and subjugation, tragedy and suffering, shame and perseverance and war and conquest.
After sixteen workers chopped down most of the Houmas House’s ancient oak trees, referred to as “the Gentlemen,” eight of the surviving trees eerily twisted overnight in grief over the losses wrought by a great Mississippi River flood. An illegal duel to reclaim lost honor left the grounds of Natchez’s Cherokee Plantation bloodstained, but the victim’s spirit may still wander there today. A mutilated slave girl named Chloe still haunts the halls of the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville. Cheryl H. White and W. Ryan Smith reveal the dark history, folklore and lasting human cost of Louisiana plantation life.
Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana
Louisiana is said to be one of the most haunted locations on earth. Find out why with “Haunted Louisiana: The Most Haunted Houses in Louisiana”, where you will get the inside scoop on all of Louisiana’s haunted houses, including USS Kid, Old State Capitol, The Old U.S. Mint, Andrew Jackson Hotel, and the House of Jefferson Davis!