Haunted Places in French Settlement, Louisiana



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    Houmas House Plantation

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana

    13.5 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Springfield Cemetery

    Springfield, Louisiana

    17.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    In the cemetery there is a marble headstone marking the grave of a boy named Michael Brown. Michael was allegedly killed by a hit and run driver who was rumored to be caught when details of the crash somehow came to be carved on the back of the headstone ...


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    Oak Alley Plantation

    Vacherie, Louisiana

    20.1 miles from French Settlement, 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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    San Francisco Plantation House

    Reserve, Louisiana

    20.5 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This 1856 house is said to be haunted by some of its former residents: a small boy who cries in the night, an older man seen on the upper floor and roof, and a young girl seen near the staircase (she is thought to have died by falling down the ...


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    Highland Road and Lee Drive

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from French Settlement, LA

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


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    Nottoway Plantation

    White Castle, Louisiana

    23.4 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Pleasant Hall - Room 312

    French Settlement,

    24.3 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Manchac Swamp

    Ponchatoula, Louisiana

    24.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Known to locals as the Ghost Swamp, it is said to be haunted by Julie Brown, a Creole voodoo priestess. In 1915, reports say she cursed the town of Frenier, singing odd songs about taking the town with her when she died. On the day she did die, a hurricane ...


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    Guaranty Income Life and Broadcasting Building

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    25.2 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Spanish Moon

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    25.3 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Old State Penitentiary

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    25.5 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Old State Capitol

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    25.7 miles from French Settlement, 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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    USS Kidd

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    25.8 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Cottage Plantation

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    26.4 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Madewood Plantation

    Napoleonville, Louisiana

    28.1 miles from French Settlement, LA


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    Ormond Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    33.9 miles from French Settlement, LA

    At this historic plantation bed-and-breakfast, folks have reported seeing shadowy figures as far back as 1880. Apparitions have been seen of a man in 19th-century garb and a young woman in an upstairs room. Paranormal investigations have resulted in video of a mysterious light traveling down the staircase.


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    Ellender Hall - Nicholls State University

    Thibodaux, Louisiana

    34.9 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Laurel Valley Village Plantation

    Thibodaux, Louisiana

    34.9 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Destrehan Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    35.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Full-body apparitions are often sighted at the plantation. People believe the most-often-seen ghost is the husband of one of the daughters of the plantation owner.


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    Ormond (Destrehan) Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    35.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    The oldest plantation in Louisiana is said to be haunted by the ghosts of former owners. The site of a rumored slave uprising, it is said that the leader of the rebellion, when caught, laid a curse on the plantation and all its owners. Whatever the reality ...


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  • New Orleans Ghosts
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    LaBranche Plantation Dependency

    St. Rose, Louisiana

    37.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Reports say the establishment is closed as of 2013. It is reported to be the site where Adolf Hitler's horse was buried, and the horse is said to haunt the area. Inside the house, spirits are said to manifest by moving objects and emitting perfume aromas.


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    Devil's Swamp

    Schriever, Louisiana

    37.8 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Los Catrachos - Odin's Inn

    Metairie, Louisiana

    42.7 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Ghost sightings in mirrors, cold spots and eerie footsteps are all reported at the hotel.


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    Coteau Road

    Houma, Louisiana

    43.5 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Ardoyne Plantation House

    Schriever, Louisiana

    44.8 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Metairie Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    45.9 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Founded in 1872, this well-known cemetery is the final resting place of 9 Lousiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, and 3 Confederate generals. Singer Louis Prima also is buried here. Some of the gravesites here are said to house restless haunts. In addition to living sightseers, the cemetery is ...


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    Odd Fellows Rest

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Even if it weren't haunted this cemetery would be worth seeing due to the ambiance of an old gothic style cemetery falling into ruin.


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    Holt Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.4 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This 1879, predominately in-ground cemetery was used to buried the poorest folk, many of whom passed away in violent circumstances. It is said that visitors can feel the sad souls who linger here.


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    Mona Lisa Lane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.5 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Mona Lisa Lane is near Popp's Fountain, in the southwest corner of City Park. Local legend has it that in the early 1900s, a wealthy philanthropist provided the city with a large collection of statues, with the condition that one of them in particular be given preferential treatment and must ...


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    The Haunted Mortuary

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.5 miles from French Settlement, LA

    The Haunted Mortuary is a haunted attraction that began its life as a Victorian mansion, built in 1872 by Mary Slattery. In 1928, PJ McMahon purchased the property to turn it into a giant funeral business, which performed some 20,000 funerals occurred here over the years. So the story goes, ...


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    Old SSA Convent

    Covington, Louisiana

    46.5 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Claims of screaming, eerie noises and other ghostly events. Considering the amount of graffiti and evidence of teen partying littered about the place, there might be a more mundane explanation for the noises coming from the place, but take a walk in the woods and decide for yourself.


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    1928 South Carrollton Avenue

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.5 miles from French Settlement, LA

    The story of this home's haunting comes from Victor C. Klein's book, "New Orleans Ghosts" (1996). The activity here was first reported in the early 1970s, when an owner decided to redo the basement. He hired a crew of workmen to complete the task, but they left early ...


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    Southern Nights Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.6 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Witnesses here have noted that doors open and close by themselves, disembodied footsteps and whispering can be heard, and cold and hot spots can be felt. Reports are conflicting as to whether the inn is still in operation.


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    Falling Bricks of Cherokee Street

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    46.7 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This is an odd one from "Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans," a 1946 classic by Jeanne deLavigne. A crotchety old man named Abner White lived in this neighborhood, and he constantly terrorized the local children - in one case he even physically attacked a young girl named Ollie ...


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    Maple Street Bakery

    Abita Springs, Louisiana

    46.9 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Maple Street Bakery is housed in a building that's over 100 years old and has been a convalescent home, a private house, an art gallery and an insurance office. And, it's said to be haunted, as evidenced by footsteps on the porch, electrical anomalies, doors that open or close by ...


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    918 Solomon Place

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    47 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This unassuming little home is featured in Victor C. Klein's book "New Orleans Ghosts."  It is said that for a time in the late 1970s the home was riddled with paranormal activity. Voices, footsteps and menacing presences were constant in the home, to the point that the new homeowners ...


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    Parlange Plantation House

    New Roads, Louisiana

    47.3 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Rosedown Plantation

    St. Francisville, Louisiana

    48.7 miles from French Settlement, 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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    The Columns Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    48.9 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This 1883 hotel is reportedly home to 3 entities: A well-dressed gentleman who acts as a sort of ghost host, a lady in white who has been seen floating in the ballroom and garden, and a little girl who haunts the area near the third-floor balcony.


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    Southdown Plantation House

    Houma, Louisiana

    48.9 miles from French Settlement, 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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    Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law Lounge

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    48.9 miles from French Settlement, LA

    This bar is said to be haunted by former owner Ernie K-Doe and his wife. K-Doe was an R&B singer who once had a hit record called “Mother-in-Law.” He passed away in 2001, and his widow Antoinette ran the place until her death in 2009--but as reports say, they never ...


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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.1 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau is buried here. A crow said to watch over her grave is believed to be inhabited by her spirit.


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    New Orleans Courtyard Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.2 miles from French Settlement, LA

    At this historic hotel, guests have reported hearing parties going on in rooms that are vacant.


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    Site of the Laveau House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.2 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Famed Creole Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau (1794–1881), multi-racial daughter of a white planter and a French Creole woman, lived on this site during part of her life. Her ghost is said to frequent the place, still performing her ritual ceremonies. The cottage that currently stands on the site is not ...


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    Creole House - Inn on St. Ann

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    A Creole House, part of the Inn on St. Ann, is an 1830s 30-room hotel said to be home to a ghost folks call Knobby, nicknamed so for his habit of removing doorknobs. He haunts the second floor, and doorknobs he tinkers with can't be made to stay on by ...


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    St. Pierre Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Ghosts who roam here include a Civil War Confederate soldier who hangs out in the slave quarters, and a middle-aged civilian man. Witnesses have reported such strange happenings as objects that move by themselves and TVs that change channels on their own.


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    Le Pavillon Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    The long history of haunts here includes Adda (also called Ava or Eva), a teary teenager who has been seen in the main entrance and lobby. She is said to have been killed by a runaway carriage, and her ghost walks up to guests and, before vanishing, says "Pardon me, ...


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Prince Conti Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    49.3 miles from French Settlement, LA

    Reportedly haunted by a former Madame whose ghost can be seen in the bar area.


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  • Louisiana Haunted Forts
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