Haunted Places in Independence, Louisiana



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    Springfield Cemetery

    Springfield, Louisiana

    14.4 miles from Independence, 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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    Old SSA Convent

    Covington, Louisiana

    27 miles from Independence, 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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    Manchac Swamp

    Ponchatoula, Louisiana

    27.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Maple Street Bakery

    Abita Springs, Louisiana

    29.6 miles from Independence, 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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    San Francisco Plantation House

    Reserve, Louisiana

    40.9 miles from Independence, 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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    Old State Penitentiary

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    42.6 miles from Independence, 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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    Guaranty Income Life and Broadcasting Building

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    42.6 miles from Independence, 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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    Highland Road and Lee Drive

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    42.6 miles from Independence, LA

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


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    Houmas House Plantation

    Donaldsonville, Louisiana

    42.8 miles from Independence, 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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    Old State Capitol

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    43 miles from Independence, 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

    43 miles from Independence, 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

    Independence,

    43 miles from Independence, 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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    USS Kidd

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    43.2 miles from Independence, 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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    Palestine Graveyard

    Picayune, Mississippi

    46.4 miles from Independence, LA

    There are allegedly sightings of the ghost of a woman who killed herself in the cemetery after being jilted at the altar.


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    Oak Alley Plantation

    Vacherie, Louisiana

    46.6 miles from Independence, 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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    Ormond Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    47.6 miles from Independence, 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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    Cottage Plantation

    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    47.6 miles from Independence, 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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    Los Catrachos - Odin's Inn

    Metairie, Louisiana

    47.8 miles from Independence, LA

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


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    China Grove Church

    Tylertown, Mississippi

    47.9 miles from Independence, LA

    The general and oft-repeated haunting story claims the church has a picture of Jesus that cries blood (right) and there's a man who haunts the fields who was allegedly killed by his own tractor.


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    Destrehan Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    48.4 miles from Independence, 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

    48.4 miles from Independence, 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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    LaBranche Plantation Dependency

    St. Rose, Louisiana

    48.5 miles from Independence, 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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    Mona Lisa Lane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    50.3 miles from Independence, 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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    Nottoway Plantation

    White Castle, Louisiana

    50.4 miles from Independence, 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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    Metairie Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    50.5 miles from Independence, 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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    Holt Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    50.8 miles from Independence, 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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    Odd Fellows Rest

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    50.8 miles from Independence, 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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    The Haunted Mortuary

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    51 miles from Independence, 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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    Northshore Regional Medical Center

    Slidell, Louisiana

    51.2 miles from Independence, LA

    Reportedly haunted by two ghosts. The employees refer to one of them as Reggie. The other is just a black mist.


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    918 Solomon Place

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    51.2 miles from Independence, 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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  • New Orleans Ghosts
    Victor C. Klein
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    Sycamore Church Cemetery

    Carriere, Mississippi

    51.7 miles from Independence, LA

    Supposedly if you sit on a bench that's in the cemetery you will feel a cold spot (probably not seeping up from the concrete bench) and someone breathing behind you.


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    1928 South Carrollton Avenue

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    52.2 miles from Independence, 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

    52.3 miles from Independence, 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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    Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law Lounge

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    52.7 miles from Independence, 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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    Rosedown Plantation

    St. Francisville, Louisiana

    52.9 miles from Independence, 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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    St. Roch Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    52.9 miles from Independence, LA

    This cemetery, which honors Saint Roch, patron saint of dogs and invalids, is said to be haunted by a large black ghost dog. According to reports, the dog has shown up both on photographs and videotape. Guided cemetery tours are available.


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    Falling Bricks of Cherokee Street

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.1 miles from Independence, 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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    New Orleans Courtyard Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.2 miles from Independence, LA

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


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    Morro Castle

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.2 miles from Independence, LA

    This building has a number of stories connected to it - but alas, all of them have been proved false. One said the house was built to quarter the Spanish troops of King Carlos IV of Spain, and hence it is sometimes known as the old Spanish barracks. ...


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    Dauphine House Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.2 miles from Independence, LA

    A paranormal investigator owns this 1900s bed-and-breakfast that is reportedly haunted by many spirits. They have been known to open and close the doors.


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  • Louisiana Haunted Forts
    Elaine Coleman
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    St. Pierre Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.3 miles from Independence, 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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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.3 miles from Independence, 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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    La Maison Marigny Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.3 miles from Independence, LA

    At this bed-and-breakfast, you may share your lodgings with something kindly, but supernatural. Witnesses say an apparition appears at the top of the stairs, guests sometimes feel a kiss on their cheek as they go to sleep (or even get a pat on the rear), and the smell of frying ...


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    Site of the Laveau House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.3 miles from Independence, 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

    53.3 miles from Independence, 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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    Lafitte Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.4 miles from Independence, LA

    Room 21 is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young girl, possibly Marie Gleises, who died of yellow fever in the 1850s. She apparently appears to young children and speaks to them. Also, it is claimed that the sounds of a woman sobbing can be heard, reportedly ...


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    The Sausage Man - Hans Muller House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.4 miles from Independence, LA

    A legendary ghost butcher stars in this unusual ghost story not unlike that of Sweeney Todd. The tale of a ghost who walked a sausage factory has been told for decades, and was printed in the 1930s "Gumbo Ya-Ya," a collection of Louisiana's oldest oral tales. The story begins with ...


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    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.4 miles from Independence, LA

    Jean Lafitte himself is said to haunt this bar, once the famed privateer's actual blacksmith shop. The governor made every effort to shut down Lafitte's illegal smuggling business, perhaps because of the affair Lafitte was having with the governor's wife. When Lafitte moved his business to the high seas, pirate ...


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    Lamothe Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.4 miles from Independence, LA

    A ghostly woman in red is apparently sighted frequently as well as the sounds of ghostly children at play.


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    Gardette LePretre House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    53.4 miles from Independence, LA

    A famous ghost story around these parts, the Sultan's Ghost is the tale of a grisly mass murder, and it took place in this 1836 house. A Turkish renter in the 1870s was rumored to keep a harem here, which he created by kidnapping women and torturing them into submission. ...


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  • Louisiana Ghosts
    Tracie Trog


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