Old Ellerbe School

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Rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of children who died in a fire at the school.

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    Geographic Information

    Address:
    15084-15134 Ellerbe Rd
    Shreveport, LA 71115
    United States

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    GPS:
    32.294982948604336, -93.59595399049073
    Parish:
    Caddo Parish, Louisiana
    Nearest Towns:
    Frierson, LA (6.2 mi.)
    Stonewall, LA (13.4 mi.)
    Gloster, LA (14.7 mi.)
    Bossier City, LA (17.2 mi.)
    Haughton, LA (17.3 mi.)
    Red Chute, LA (18.1 mi.)
    Eastwood, LA (18.1 mi.)
    Shreveport, LA (18.3 mi.)
    Ringgold, LA (18.6 mi.)
    Mansfield, LA (18.8 mi.)

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    1. ive heard stories that the principle went crazy and locked all kids up in the gym and set it on fire while shooting himself in his office……then I heard that children started disappearing along with the janitor I don’t know which one is true but me and my grandparents went out there and took pictures and children showed up in our pictures that wasn’t there with us…..also its said that if you go straight back you will run into the headstone of a high priestess and if you are brave enough to climb the old water tower in the back and you look down from the top you will see a picture of what you will look like when you die

    2. I have been there years ago and the school as it stands is creepy but the stories behind it are fictional. People should really do some research on history of even local stories such as this one that contain facts instead of conjuring up fictional stories in their minds and making up stories of seeing and hearing things. There are truly haunted places but this school isn’t one of them. Read the full story provided by KTBS and their research and contact with an ex student and historian. Their points are completely valid without argument IMHO. http://www.ktbs.com/story/26730305/the-urban-legends-of-ellerbe-road-school

    3. It is very scary looking, but as a Shreveport native, I can tell you it is all fiction. This was just a plain old school for the kids that lived out this way. Eventually they all started coming on in to Shreveport and this school was shut down, I think in the 70s, maybe early 80s. I hate to tell such a boring story, but that’s it. Guy that owns the land now has a neighbor keep an eye on it. You can go out there during the day for a little while, but if you stop at night, the lights will alert them you’re there and they’ll run you off. We used to go out there at night to shoot guns, been out there many, many times, never heard a scream, never saw any kids, and of all the pics we’ve taken, never saw any orbs, apparitions, etc. However, it is very scary looking so if you want to take someone out there and spook them, you can make up just about any macabre story and the condition of the building will make it seem true.

    4. STAY OUT OF THE SCHOOL AND OFF THE PROPERTY!!! We are the lease owners and we will have you arrested for trespassing. We are using cellular remote cameras to watch the property and we will notify the Caddo Sheriff if we see trespassers. You need to stay out of the school due to the crumbling structure, asbestos, hogs, cottonmouth snakes, and copperhead snakes. The school area will be patrolled heavily Halloween 2016. STAY OUT!!!

      • Is there ever a time you’re allowed to check it out legally? I can completely understand why they don’t want folks in there at night because people graffiti, but I would love to tour this place in the day time

      • Hi, I understand that there have been people who have trespassed on your property. I am sorry that people don’t respect your order. I was just wondering if you had any significant things happened to you or anyone you knew.

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