Haunted Places in Meraux, Louisiana



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    Chalmette Battlefield

    Chalmette, Louisiana

    The decisive battle in the War of 1812 was fought here, an unnecessary battle in the minds of some, as the war was essentially over. The lives lost were essentially wasted. Do soldiers who died still haunt this ground?


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    Jackson Barracks

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    3.8 miles from Meraux, LA

    The ghost in residence is said to be 1st Sgt. Henry Brunig, who killed himself here in 1937. Reports said that Brunig assisted with the care of the horses, and he had pronounced 21 horses too old unfit for work, so they were shot to death. The next day, Brunig's ...


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    The Lookout Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.3 miles from Meraux, LA

    The appropriately named hotel used to be an actual lookout along the Mississippi River. Some say parties can be heard going on in unoccupied rooms, and cold spots and unexplained noises have been noted by guests. There is also a bathtub that fills itself, reported to be linked to a ...


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    Bacchanal

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    5.3 miles from Meraux, LA

    Reports say that this old bar houses many spirits, and not just the drinking kind. Witnesses say that inside, the presence of those who are no longer with us can be felt.


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    The Jungle Rock Hut - Boomers Down the Hatch

    Gretna, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Meraux, LA

    Banging noises, tools being moved, ghostly voices and other ghostly activities are reported to occur here.


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    Madame Mineurcanal's House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.5 miles from Meraux, LA

    According to the scary tales told about this place, Madame Mineurcanal, a former owner, hanged herself from an overhead beam on the third floor after killing her beloved dog. Her apparition has been seen here with her little white dog. Cold spots, moaning sounds and a dog's barking also have ...


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    Old U.S. Mint

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.8 miles from Meraux, LA

    Built at the orders of Andrew Jackson, the mint began operation in 1838. During the Civil War, it was used to print Confederate currency and even served a short time as a military barracks. Money was printed here until the early 1900s. Perhaps the ghost who resides on the second ...


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    St. Roch Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.8 miles from Meraux, 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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    Lanaux Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.8 miles from Meraux, LA

    This 1876 bed-and-breakfast inn boasts the ghost of original owner Charles Johnson. His apparition has been seen walking through the house, all dressed in black.


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    Le Richelieu Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.9 miles from Meraux, LA

    Reported to have been built on the site of an old execution site for the Spanish army, it is claimed that the soldiers who died on the spot continue to haunt the hotel to this day.


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    Lamothe Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.9 miles from Meraux, LA

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


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    Hotel Provincial

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.9 miles from Meraux, LA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghosts of numerous soldiers who died here during the Civil War when the hotel was used as a hospital. Numerous reports of full-body apparitions as well as some people reporting that when they step out of the elevator in building 5, for ...


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    Old Ursuline Convent

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.9 miles from Meraux, LA

    This old convent and its "Casket Girls" star in a local vampire legend. Back in the 1700s, girls were sent here from French convents to find suitable men to marry. They carried coffin-shaped chests, which presumably held their belongings. When the local citizens disrespected the girls, forcing them into prostitution ...


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    Beauregard-Keyes House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    6.9 miles from Meraux, LA

    This is one of those places that everyone has the same haunted story to tell: The crazy chess champion Paul Munni who lived there and ran through the streets of New Orleans with an axe. A GREAT story. Except it's wrong in every detail from the name of ...


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    Hotel Villa Convento

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    The sound of a ghostly child's laughter has been heard in the halls here, even though children are not allowed, and a mysterious madame may knock on the guest room doors, said to be a remnant from when the hotel was allegedly a brothel.


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    Lalaurie House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    A mansion in New Orleans that was once owned by the vicious Madame Lalaurie. Neighbors reported that slave turnover at her house was unusually high and one neighbor reported a young slave girl who leapt to her death rather than face the punishment Madame Lalaurie had in store for her. ...


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    La Maison Marigny Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, 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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    Flanagan's Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    The ghost of a woman who committed suicide on the premises is said to haunt the pub.


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    Dauphine House Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, 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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    The Morgue Bar

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    Although this bar is no longer open, the building still remains and it is the building, not the bar specifically that is said to be haunted by the ghosts of those who died and were tended to in the former morgue.


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    O'Flaherty's Irish Channel Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    Although the bar never re-opened after Katrina the building still remains and it is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts.


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    Muriel's Jackson Square

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    The many spirits said to reside at this restaurant make themselves known by knocking on the walls of the appropriately named Seance Lounge or manifesting as shadows or disembodied voices. The spirits are said to be harmless, and even fun. One ghost has a private table that's always reserved for ...


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    The Sausage Man - Hans Muller House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, 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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    The Presbytere

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    The historical Presbytère building, designed in 1791 to match the Cabildo, was erected on the site of the residence of the Capuchin monks, although it was never used as a monks' residence. The building is now part of the Louisiana State Museum. It is said to be haunted by the ...


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    Madame John's Legacy

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    This museum is said to have a ghost who may be Renato Beluche, a privateer from the early 19th century. His apparition has been seen, and witnesses have also heard voices and footsteps. This spot is also notable because part of the film "Interview with the Vampire" was shot here.


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    Shalimar - 535 Wilkinson St.

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    Originally a 1895 brewery, this building is reported to be empty at this time. In the 1990s it was an Indian restaurant, Shalimar Indian Cuisine. Witnesses claimed to have seen an apparition of a man in a turban with a sword, and objects like furniture and silverware were said to ...


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    French Market Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    Among the eerie happenings reported here are red handprints that turn up on guests' beds, strange misty figures that float, and the metallic clanging and creaking sounds of a pulley system in the night. These instances have been reported as far back as 1832.


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    Andrew Jackson Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    A former children's home, it is reportedly haunted by the ghosts of those who died during the Yellow Fever epidemic that ravaged New Orleans.


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    Place d'Armes Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    At this hotel you may find the ghost of a small girl in old-fashioned clothes. She may ask if you have seen her grandmother before she vanishes. Also reported here have been the sounds of music, voices, and footsteps.


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    St. Louis Cathedral

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    Reportedly the ghost of a beloved priest who tended to the sick of New Orleans can still be seen walking out from the Cathedral. It is claimed that he walks down a side alley (which is named for him) and continues on his way, on his daily, eternal mission ...


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    Thomas Poree House - Cafe Havana

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    This spot was the location of many different places, including a French colonial home, another residence for Juan Laporte in 1789, a bakery on an added second floor in 1807, and, after that went belly-up, the residence of the Thomas Poree family in 1808. It was Cafe Havana, a cigar ...


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    The Cabildo

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    The 1700s building, now a museum, was once the seat of the colonial Spanish government, and was the spot where the Louisiana Purchase was signed. It was used as army barracks during the Civil War, and later was the seat of the Lousiana Supreme Court. Many apparitions have been seen ...


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    Cornstalk Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7 miles from Meraux, LA

    This Victorian hotel building is rich with history. For one thing, it was the 1800s home of Judge Francois Xavier-Martin, who was the first Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court and the writer of the first history of Louisiana. It is also where Harriet Beecher Stowe became inspired to ...


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    Pirate's Alley

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    A pedestrian alley lined with shops it is reported that in the early morning hours a ghost can be seen walking down the cobblestone path. Some say it is the ghost of a Capuchin monk, Pere Dagobert, who sings his way down the street.


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    Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Located in the French Quarter the area around this place is said to be haunted by numerous ghosts. Gentleman ghosts, manservant ghosts, even a ghost nun are all said to haunt the theater.


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    Keuffers Building

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    The ghost of a young woman has been seen looking out the second-floor windows of the Keuffers Building.


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    Haunting of the Octoroon Mistress

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    An Octoroon was someone that was 1/8 black, 7/8 white. The Octoroon in this story was named Julie, and she lived here in 1850. The beautiful Julie fell in love with a wealthy Frenchman, but he would not marry her because of her lower social status. When she wouldn't drop ...


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    626 Pirate's Alley

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    According to Jeff Dwyer in his book "Ghost Hunter's Guide to New Orleans", ghost hunters standing in Pere Antoine Alley and looking at the third- and fourth-story windows of this red mansion have spied the ghost of a little girl in a white gown.


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    Bienville House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Reports say one of the many haunts here likes to stare at guests while they sleep, and another one can be seen walking in the halls, traveling right through the walls and doors.


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    Kerry Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Witnesses at this bar have reported eerie sounds and feelings, disembodied footsteps, unexplained voices and whispers, cold spots, and doors opening and closing by themselves Folks here have said they feel like they're being watched by an unseen presence.


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    St. Anthony's Garden

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Local legend has it that this site was used as a dueling ground in the 18th century. Witnesses have noted cold spots and shadowy forms, and some reports mention that there may be unmarked graves on the grounds.


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    Faulkner House Books

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    At this French Quarter bookstore, renowned author William Faulkner is said to make appearances from beyond the grave. Folks have noticed the smell of his pipe when he is around, and the owner has stated that the ghost has been known to give an "inappropriate caress" to young female employees.


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    Gumbo Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    The staff here have witnesses a ghostly lady in blue who has burn scars and brings with her the smell of smoke. She is thought to have perished in the Great Fire of 1794. Another odd happening here is that some unseen force likes to throw the spice jar in ...


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    New Orleans Pharmacy Museum

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Built in 1823, this historic pharmacy is haunted by a former owner Dr. Dupas, a man who is reported to have conducted horrific medical experiments on pregnant slaves. He also is rumored to have practiced voodoo. Dupas passed away from syphilis in 1867, but his apparition has been seen after ...


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    Napoleon House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Mayor Nicholas Girod had the Napoleon House built; it was finished in 1815, and was meant to be a residence for Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon, however, never lived here. Now a restaurant, bar and reception hall, the building is said to be haunted by spirits who have been reported to blink ...


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    Maxwell's Jazz Cabaret

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    Once a speakeasy during the prohibition, hidden behind a veterinary office, this nightspot is home to the ghosts of a gangster, a lady in white, and a musician who is believed to have died on the premises.


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    Lafitte Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, 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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    Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, 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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    Biscuit Palace

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    This guest house that dates from the early 19th century takes its unusual name from a Uneeda Biscuits sign painted on the outside wall. It is said to be home to a small female ghost who has been known to go through the clothing in guestroom drawers.


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    Ryan's Irish Pub

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    7.1 miles from Meraux, LA

    The ghost of a confused African American man in workman's clothing is said to show up at Ryan's Irish Pub, near the back wall. He is thought to be a warehouseman that perished in the area's great fire.


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