Creole House - Inn on St. Ann

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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 any method: screws or nails, solder or crazy glue. Knobby takes off 4 or 5 doorknobs per month, and only works at the ones that face the hall, not the ones inside guest rooms. The knobs may be laid outside the door, or they may simply disappear. According to the staff, Knobby removes the doorknobs to protect his daughters from intruders. Historically in New Orleans, daughters’ rooms were on the second floor, to be closer to parents and safer from harm.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1013 St. Ann St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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GPS:
29.96104, -90.06682699999999
Parish:
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.7 mi.)
Gretna, LA (3.3 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.7 mi.)
Harvey, LA (4.0 mi.)
Terrytown, LA (4.1 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.7 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.2 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.4 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.9 mi.)
Metairie Terrace, LA (5.9 mi.)

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http://www.frenchquarterguesthouses.com/stann-en.html

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  1. On a whim a friend and I decided to drive to New Orleans for a 3 day weekend. We booked a room at a Creole House and were made aware pretty quickly that we weren’t the only ones in our room. During a shower, my water turned off and on by itself. The bed I was sitting on suddenly shook, like someone put both hands on the mattress and started pushing it up and down as hard and fast as they could. This incident was witnessed by my friend. We mentioned this to the front desk, who told us about a ghost who was protective of young women traveling alone and liked to keep them on their toes. The rest of the trip went on with few other incidents but when we got home and developed the film from our trip, there were also orbs in some of the shots we took of the inside of the hotel; most notably our room, when we first arrived.

  2. I stayed there one evening in early May 2015. It was in the building across the street from those shown in the photo above, still part of the Inn on St. Ann. My girlfriend took a nap the first day. While napping I noticed she kept kicking with her feet towards the end of the bed that she was sleeping in. She later revealed that she felt like someone was sitting on the end of the bed, and asked if it was me. It wasn’t. While she slept, I sat on the other bed and watched TV. At one moment the drawer of the nightstand between the two beds opened on it’s own and slid out a few inches. I thought it was odd and closed it. A few moments later, it happened again. There was no movement of myself that should have made the drawer open. I looked to see if there were any gizmos in the drawer that someone could have activated and found none. The drawer didn’t open while we slept that night, but opened again the next morning while I sat and watched tv again.

  3. While staying in room 42 as I was preparing to shower with the bathroom door closed and shut all of a sudden the door opened very quick and forcefully. As I looked at my boyfriend stunned, who was sitting in the living room, I asked did you open the door? He looked perplexed and replied No I didn’t. We’re convinced it was a ghostly encounter. One who turned the nob and flung open the door. Upon researching we found out about nobby. The ghostly spirit that likes to play with doornobs and remove them. We are not alone.

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