Spooky New Orleans

New Orleans' French Quarter is spooky.

Stories of ghosts, vampires, and voodoo queens in New Orleans abound. You may scoff, but the elements of New Orleans’ checkered past over the centuries certainly provide fodder for these tales: the slave trade, catastrophic floods and coffins resurfacing after them, disease epidemics, the Civil War, barbaric medical experimentation on slaves, etc. I recently joined a walking tour of haunted buildings in the French Quarter in the Crescent City. I loved the history lesson provided by our enthusiastic guide, and I let my overactive imagination run wild while exploring the back streets on the banks of the Mississippi River. I also slept with the lights on that night.

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5 comments

  1. Sonel

    Ooooh, I love spooky tales and anything that has to do with vampires, voodoo etc. and yes, New Orleans is well known for all those kinds of things. One of my favourite series is ‘The Originals’ that was done in New Orleans. 😀

    Stunning shot Ruth. It does look spooky indeed! I don’t blame you for sleeping with the lights on. 😆

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