St. Roch Cemetery

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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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Geographic Information

Address:
Music St and N Derbigny St
New Orleans, LA
United States

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GPS:
29.975510431336826, -90.05199819814158
Parish:
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (2.0 mi.)
Arabi, LA (3.2 mi.)
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Terrytown, LA (4.7 mi.)
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Chalmette, LA (5.8 mi.)
Marrero, LA (6.0 mi.)
Metairie, LA (6.1 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (6.1 mi.)
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  1. We went to St. Roch Cemetery this weekend to show a friend around who was visiting from out of town. We walked into the second area and paused for a minute. I remarked that I was surprised there were so many Germans and we heard a voice say a one syllable word from about 5 feet away. We all (3 of us) looked over and there was nobody there. The voice was very muted and there was a strong echo. From the sound, you could tell it came from inside a small enclosed location. We looked over and there was a tomb that said Conniglio-Velardo. My first thought was that there was someone alive inside it messing with us, trying to scare us. Then we looked around and found that there was no way anyone could have possibly gotten into the solid stone mausoleum. The sound definitely came from inside it though. I wasn’t scared but it was extremely weird and we can’t think of any explanation for what happened. Was it a ghost? I’m not sure, I never believed in them to be honest, but I can’t think of anything else. I’m thinking of going back to leave a flower on the grave just to show some respect.

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