Haunted Places in Duson, Louisiana



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    Harris Hall - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    10.2 miles from Duson, LA

    The girl's dorm is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a female student.


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    T'Frere's House Bed and Breakfast

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    11.1 miles from Duson, LA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of "Amelie" who died after falling into the well. Reportedly the Catholic church refused to bury her on church property as they ruled it a suicide. She is said to turn lights on and off, bang pots and pans and other mischievous ...


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    Rice Theatre

    Crowley, Louisiana

    11.3 miles from Duson, LA

    At this 1920 theater, reportedly once used as a car dealership and a recording studio, a freight elevator is said to run on its own. Also, shadows and disembodied voices have been reported.


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    Chretien Point Plantation

    Sunset, Louisiana

    11.6 miles from Duson, 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.


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    Marland's Bridge

    Sunset, Louisiana

    13.5 miles from Duson, LA

    This bridge is the scene of 2 events. On Nov. 3, 1863. There was a union campground just east of it, then it was attacked by the Confederacy. This is called " The Battle of Bayou Bourbeau" The Confederates were victorious, and manage to capture an artillery piece. Young Corporal ...


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    Charlene Richard - St. Edwards Church Cemetery

    Church Point, Louisiana

    14.8 miles from Duson, LA

    More than 10,000 people a year visit the grave of "Saint" Charlene Richard for spiritual healing. Although she is not truly a saint, at a young age she expressed interest in becoming one. Her mother told her that she could pray for the world's sinners, and when Charlene was diagnosed ...


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    Saint Charles Borromeo - Retreat House

    Arnaudville, Louisiana

    15.3 miles from Duson, LA

    Rumor has it that this house is haunted by an old Jesuit priest who used to live there.


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    Mary Jane's Bridge

    Broussard, Louisiana

    17.6 miles from Duson, LA

    One of those stories that just generate in small towns, a cautionary tale if you will. This bridge is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young woman who was raped and murdered and thrown off the bridge, her body never recovered. Although no evidence of such a ...


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    Charles Burr Ln Bridge

    Opelousas, Louisiana

    20.9 miles from Duson, LA

    This is a very haunted bridge that all locals know about. Add night many people have seen A apparition of a old man holding a lantern at the bridge. Many people driving along the road and filled that something is in the backseat of the vehicle and look in the ...


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    Joseph Jefferson Mansion

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    22 miles from Duson, LA

    Strange lights, moving chairs and the sounds of footsteps have all be reported at the mansion.


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    Eunice Public Library

    Eunice, Louisiana

    22.5 miles from Duson, LA

    Eunice Public Library is believed to have a ghost who locks doors, turns on lights, and hides books by local children's author Mary Alice Fontenot.


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    Bienvenue House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Martinville, Louisiana

    22.6 miles from Duson, LA

    Built in 1830, the inn is said to be the site of the murder of a former innkeeper, Isabel Robertson, and her invalid daughter Belle. At least one of them is said to haunt the place. Some say Belle's bell, which she used to call for help, can be heard ...


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    Miller Cemetery - Headless Cemetery

    Eunice, Louisiana

    24.4 miles from Duson, LA

    The ghost of a headless man is often seen and people claim that if you drive there at night, you'll experience car trouble.


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    Nicholson Home

    Washington, Louisiana

    27.2 miles from Duson, 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 ...


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    Shadows on the Teche

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    27.3 miles from Duson, LA

    Built in the early 1830s, this historic house, available for tours, is thought to be haunted by former resident Mary Moore. She passed away during the Civil War while her home was occupied by Union troops. A misty figure has been reported, as well as footsteps and voices coming from ...


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    Ghostly Hitchhiker

    Port Barre, Louisiana

    28.9 miles from Duson, LA

    In the town of Washington Louisiana, I was driving to my uncle's home and it was at night. I forget the time of night. I was driving and I remember the hard turn in the road... my windows were rolled down and the next thing I know, I noticed ...


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    Parlange Plantation House

    New Roads, Louisiana

    49.7 miles from Duson, LA

    The ghost of a girl in a wedding gown appears on full moon nights walking through the oak trees of the plantation. This plantation house is privately owned, but is open by appointment for viewings. There is a fee charged. Call 225-638-8410 for further information.


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    Oaklawn Manor

    Franklin, Louisiana

    50.8 miles from Duson, LA

    It is said that the ghost of Henry Clay haunts this estate, though very little additional detail is available concerning the particulars of the haunting.


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    Susie Plantation

    Franklin, Louisiana

    54.7 miles from Duson, LA

    Unexplained noises and a series of mishaps point to a malevolent entity operating at this privately owned home. Different people have reported being pushed off of scaffolding and ladders, one, while holding a chainsaw. It is alleged that the former mistress of the house doesn't like anyone living ...


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    Loyd Hall Plantation

    Cheneyville, Louisiana

    56.1 miles from Duson, LA

    Like any plantation in the south, Loyd hall has had its share of tragedy and death. The main stories are of the original owner who was hanged as a traitor during the Civil War, a Union soldier shot to death in an upstairs attic (the bloodstains are still visible) and ...


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    Elizabeth Town Hall

    Elizabeth, Louisiana

    56.6 miles from Duson, LA

    Probably the only thing to beware at this town hall are the very sketchy rumors of it being haunted. Very little anecdotal evidence exists to support the claims, but we'll include it for the sake of completeness.


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    Cottage Plantation

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    57.5 miles from Duson, LA

    The Union took over this 1824 mansion during the Civil War, and it is said to be haunted by a local who was held prisoner here. Angus Holt is said to haunt the remains of the house, which burned down in 1960. It is said that for the best chances ...


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    Nottoway Plantation

    White Castle, Louisiana

    60.9 miles from Duson, LA

    Built in 1859, this plantation is said to be haunted by the ghost of a coachman. During a Civil War attack, the coachman stood at the front of the house making sure that all the folks got from their carriages to the house safely. Folks say his presence is still ...


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    USS Kidd

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    61 miles from Duson, LA

    The WWII and Korean War ship is open to the public as a memorial. It was once hit by a kamikaze, killing 38 men on board. The ghosts of sailors in WWII uniforms have been reported on the ship.


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    Old State Capitol

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    61.2 miles from Duson, LA

    Security guards report motion alarms tripped at night when no one is around, lights flickering on and off and the occasional glimpse of a shadowy figure on the second floor. Ghostly footprints are left in the dust, and for some reason the local entity has a tendency to steal ...


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    Spanish Moon

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    61.2 miles from Duson, LA

    Reputed to be haunted by a ghost that enjoys moving things around, from pool balls to glassware. Some staff members claim they've been touched or grabbed. The building was a temporary morgue during a disaster in the 20's and some believe some of those whose bodies rested there, stayed there. ...


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    Pleasant Hall - Room 312

    Duson,

    61.4 miles from Duson, LA

    Room 312 is the site of a reported murder-suicide. People claim that there are strange noises, lights and shadows in the room.


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    Old State Penitentiary

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    61.6 miles from Duson, LA

    Because if you were an inmate, wouldn't you want to stay in prison for all eternity? Ghostly footsteps, electrical issues and other ghostly happenings are reported to occur here.


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    Myrtles Plantation

    St. Francisville, Louisiana

    61.6 miles from Duson, LA

    A crying woman and a vengeful slave are both said to haunt this plantation.


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    Guaranty Income Life and Broadcasting Building

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    61.6 miles from Duson, LA

    The building was once a hospital and a morgue. It is reportedly haunted by several of the patients who checked in, and apparently never checked out.


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    Calcasieu Courthouse

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    61.7 miles from Duson, LA

    Calcasieu Courthouse is said to be haunted by Toni Jo McQuiston (born Annie Beatrice McQuiston), a murderess and the only female to die in Louisiana’s electric chair. Toni was a beauty but a tough girl, into drugs and prostitution. But after she fell in love with Claude Henry (nicknamed Cowboy)at ...


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    Rosedown Plantation

    St. Francisville, Louisiana

    62 miles from Duson, LA

    Completed in 1835, this house is said to be haunted by some of the original Turnbull family members. Witness describe ghostly pranks, such as turning the lights on and off and moving furniture. He is believed to be William, the eldest Turnbull son.


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    Highland Road and Lee Drive

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    62.1 miles from Duson, LA

    People claim that the ghosts of Confederate soldiers are often seen crossing Highland Road.


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    Madewood Plantation

    Napoleonville, Louisiana

    74.3 miles from Duson, LA


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    Alexandria Zoological Park

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    74.5 miles from Duson, LA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the zoo is said to be haunted by the spirit of deceased director Les Whitt, who passed away in 2008. He is said to play pranks and practical jokes from beyond the grave, just as he loved to do in life.


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    Houmas House Plantation

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana

    75 miles from Duson, LA

    The granddaughter of original builder General Wade Hampton is thought to haunt the place, having appeared to restoration workers in 2003 wearing a blue dress. She walked down the staircase and disappeared. She also is known to follow tour groups through the house. The identity of the ghost is not ...


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    Diamond Grill

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    75.9 miles from Duson, LA

    This award-winning restaurant was featured in an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in 2011, during which time a door was videotaped moving on its own, black masses were spotted, and EVPs were captured. The hosts of the show believed this evidence pointed to an intelligent haunting. The building itself dates back ...


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    Finnegan's Wake Pub

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    75.9 miles from Duson, LA

    This friendly Louisiana pub seems to boast its own not-so-friendly ghost. As featured on "Ghost Hunters" in 2011, the owners claim to have had glasses thrown violently across the bar by unseen hands, and an in-house violinist swears that his instrument was "strangely altered" after being left unguarded in ...


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    Bentley Hotel

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    76 miles from Duson, LA

    Reports say the Bentley Hotel was set to reopen in 2013. It was rumored to be haunted by several ghosts: a young girl who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, a man who fell over the grand staircase railing in 1985, some ghosts who peered over the mezzanine ...


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    Central Louisiana State Hospital

    Pineville, Louisiana

    76.6 miles from Duson, LA

    Reportedly haunted by former patients who died there, it is reported to be extremely active. Almost three thousand patients of this former hospital for the mentally ill are buried on its grounds. Numerous claims of ghost activity.


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    Big Woods Cemetery

    Vinton, Louisiana

    78.9 miles from Duson, LA

    Shadows and electrical interference are the two big ticket items to look for when visiting Big Woods cemetery.


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    Oak Alley Plantation

    Vacherie, Louisiana

    85.6 miles from Duson, LA

    Although it is best known for the three hundred year old oaks that line the walkway leading to the house, Oak Alley is also known for its ghosts. Numerous apparitions of a woman have been reported throughout the house, as well as sightings of a woman riding a horse through ...


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    Ellender Hall - Nicholls State University

    Thibodaux, Louisiana

    88.1 miles from Duson, LA

    All the elements of a haunting are reported to occur here: lights turn on and off, objects move on their own, footsteps, scratching noises.


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    Devil's Swamp

    Schriever, Louisiana

    88.8 miles from Duson, LA

    The thing that's really haunting the Devil's Swamp is the thousands of pollutants and chemicals that have been poured into it, destroying the ecosystem over the years. Still if cancer deaths alone are sufficient to cause ghosts, this place should have ghosts aplenty. Beware when visiting this toxic ...


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    Laurel Valley Village Plantation

    Thibodaux, Louisiana

    89.2 miles from Duson, LA

    A former slave plantation, the road leading into the village is said to be haunted that you can often see apparitions of former slaves and people dressed in old-fashioned clothing walking along the road.


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    Ardoyne Plantation House

    Schriever, Louisiana

    91.4 miles from Duson, LA

    This is a private home and not open for visits, which is a shame because it is stunningly beautiful. Reports of hauntings are sketchy at best and hard to substantiate, but it's a plantation home in Louisiana so it has to have at least one ghost, right? Update: As of ...


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    Big Creek Cemetery

    Pollock, Louisiana

    92.1 miles from Duson, LA

    This cemetery is said to be very active by local paranormal groups who claim to have captured numerous photographic anomalies and EVPs here.


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    Historical Jail

    Colfax, Louisiana

    94 miles from Duson, LA

    We are a local Paranormal Research Team filming and investigating places for the brand-new TV series, called True Ghost Stories. Upon our scouting and places to film and investigate for the show, we ran across the well known and documented place in Colfax Louisiana called " The Colfax Riot Of ...


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    Coteau Road

    Houma, Louisiana

    94.3 miles from Duson, LA

    Apparitions are seen wandering the fields at night, especially around the metal sheds off the roads. Illicit meth labs? Ghostly happenings? You decide.


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    Southdown Plantation House

    Houma, Louisiana

    97.4 miles from Duson, LA

    Reported to be haunted, though details on the exact nature of the haunting are not easily found. So far those that have been found online do not seem to be supported by any data and appear to be pure supposition.


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