Monday, April 4, 2011

Louisiana Ghost Stories




Some of my writer friends are going to New Orleans to do research for their book.  Having grown-up around that area, I thought it would be a good idea to find out what my friends in Louisiana think are the most haunted areas in and around NOLA.  Let me know if you have any Ghost or Voodoo stories you would like to share or what locations one should visit to find a ghost or two?  My Ghost story is from Oak Alley Plantation.

It was my junior year in High school and we were going to Oak Alley for a school trip.  There were only 12 of us on this trip and we were granted permission to spend the night in the Plantation house in sleeping bags on the floor.  We started off with a tour of the home and grounds, which for the most part was uneventful. As the sun started to set, the air in the house started to feel heavy, all the lights were shut off for the night and we were left to use battery powered lamps and flashlights for the rest of the evening.  We sat on the floor in the living room eating sandwiches and talking, but soon things would start to get strange.  We could hear noises coming from the wrap around porch.  We suspected it was some sort of animal that had made its way to the house, but when we walked around we found nothing.  It wasn’t until the hours between midnight and 3am that things got scary.  We could hear walking in the upstairs bedrooms all night, voices drifted into the house from the upper level wrap around porch, on the hot muggy air.  The sound of a waltzes barely audible and laughter in the back ground, like some long forgotten party that still lingered.  At one point myself, another student and the teacher decided to see what was going on up stairs shortly after hearing something large fall to the floor.  As we make our way up the stair you could feel the heaviness of the air.  We looked in a couple of rooms to see if something had fallen, in one of the bedrooms there was a rocker and as soon as we turned the corner to peep in the rocker started to move like someone just got up from it and the three of us heard “Welcome,” in a soft southern whisper, which sent us running for the stairs. Five minutes later we were all packed-up and on our way home, unable to finish our sleep over in the beautiful Plantation that is Oak Alley.

Please leave a comment and tell me your Louisianas most haunted location.

9 comments:

  1. OMG Soo creepy! I can't wait to visit it next week! thanks for sharing one of your NOLA ghost stories...can't wait to hear if anyone else comments about their experiences!

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  2. That is so cool you got to stay the night (well most of it) in Oak Alley.

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  3. That is awesome! I want to do an overnight ghost hunt but there's no good laces t do that...

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  5. Great story!! At least your ghosts were still filled with that amazing southern hospitality! It would have been horrible if you all had run into a malevolent set of spirits!

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  6. I do hope that spirit is there to greet us! How exciting!

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  7. Love Love Love this post! I am so into anything paranormal its scary. What a great idea to go and visit to aid in the writing process.

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