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Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« on: August 16, 2010, 10:07:42 PM »
Although most people would probably choose other accommodations if they found out the inn they had chosen had a haunted reputation, there are others that would love the experience. Many people seek out the opportunity to have some supernatural experiences and there are many locations and buildings around the country which have a ghostly history. While it is possible to visit and tour some of these during the day, staying overnight can make it a more scary experience. There are many bed and breakfast  inns around the country where you have the chance to sleep, or not as the case may be, in a haunted house. As one of the states in the country that is rated at the top of the list for ghostly experiences, Louisiana is no exception and if you plan a vacation to the state these are a few of the haunted inns and hotels you can choose from.

The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation styles itself as one of the most haunted locations in America and this means that there is a good chance of a ghostly encounter while you are there. The guesthouse is located at 7747 US Highway 61 in St. Francisville and has a history that dates back more than 200 years. The building was constructed in the late 1700ís by General David Bradford and was a family home for many years before it was eventually turned into a guesthouse. These days there are 11 guest rooms to choose from and over the years there have been many reports of supernatural occurrences in an around the building. Many people have reported seeing the ghost of an old lady in a green hat while others have reported ghostly children in various locations around the building. The piano on the first floor of the building is also said to play by itself and stops when anyone investigates the noise. With 200 years of history behind it, many owners and many unfortunate deaths the Myrtles Plantation is reputed to have a number of ghosts and on an overnight visit you can check this out for yourself.

Details can be found at http://www.myrtlesplantation.c om/

Bourbons Orleans Hotel

The Bourbons Orleans is located in the French Quarter of New Orleans and is almost 200 years old. Originally constructed in 1817 as a ballroom by John Davis it has variously been a dance hall, a convent and school for an order of nuns and also a guesthouse. There are a few stories of ghosts haunting the building and these are said to include a Confederate soldier who has been seen on the sixth and seventh floors. There have also been ghostly apparitions of children and women and these may have been people that lived in the building when it was a convent and school. Another tale relates to a ghostly dancer that performs under the crystal chandelier of the ballroom. A visit to the Bourbons Orleans Hotel will provide the opportunity for a supernatural experience and can be a good location to visit if you want the chance to see a ghost.

For information check out http://www.bourbonorleans.com/

Hotel Maison de Ville

The Hotel Maison de Ville is another guesthouse in the French quarter of New Orleans. It comprises a few buildings including a main building, Audubon Cottages and Carriage House Suite, some of which are reputed to be haunted. This is especially so at the Audubon Cottages with a few of the seven cottages available said to include ghosts. Cottage 4 is said to be the home of a soldier that is fond of country music and supernatural visitors are also said to make appearances in Cottage 2. For a chance to see a ghost these can be the best accommodation to rent, although a trip to stay in any of the rooms in the hotel could provide the opportunity for a ghostly experience.

For more details check out http://www.hotelmaisondeville. com/

Chretien Point Plantation

Chretien Plan Plantation is located around 14 miles to the north of Lafayette in Louisiana. The plantation has a fascinating history having been a cotton plantation which was home to 500 slaves in its heyday and it was also the scene of a number of America Civil War battles.  The plantations mansion is an impressive 12 room building of red brick and this is said to be haunted. Over the years many people have reported supernatural experiences. A legend about the property says that one of a group of pirates trying to rob the plantation was shot and buried on the grounds and his ghost is now said to haunt the property. The ghost of the women owner who shot the pirate is also said to haunt the property and other rumors include that pirate treasure is buried somewhere in the grounds. A visit to the Chretien Point Plantation will give you a chance to see some pirate ghosts and also find some pirate treasure.

For more details check out http://www.chretienpoint.com/

Louisiana is one of the top states in the USA to visit for a chance to have some ghostly experiences. There are many haunted locations and homes and there are also a number of haunted inns which provide the chance to spend some overnight time in a building that is home to ghosts. Those named above can be some of the best locations to choose if you are looking for a chance to spend a night with a ghost in Louisiana.
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Re: Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2010, 09:41:53 AM »
I so want to go to New Orleans and the Myrtle Plantation.Just have to win the lotto.

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Re: Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« Reply #2 on: August 17, 2010, 03:57:20 PM »
Isn't there a vid on youtube about an investigation done there at Myrtle Plantation?  I seem to remember them walking around in the now empty staff quarters or a room that's haunted. 

You might be interested in having a look karen if you haven't seen it before. 

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Re: Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2010, 07:00:26 PM »
I'm hoping Sabeha will take me there when I visit her in March!
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Re: Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2010, 07:08:50 PM »
I have seen all of these locations on a program called Weird Travels, (I think) on foxtel a couple of years ago.  They look fantastic.


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Re: Haunted Inns of Louisiana
« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2010, 09:14:06 PM »
Thanks salt breeze. I know that ghost hunters went there and dead famous i will do a search on You tube to see if there are any others.

 


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