Haunted Places in Stanley, Louisiana



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    Elizabeth Town Hall

    Elizabeth, Louisiana

    26.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    Probably the only thing to beware at this town hall are the very sketchy rumors of it being haunted. Very little anecdotal evidence exists to support the claims, but we'll include it for the sake of completeness.


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    Calcasieu Courthouse

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    26.8 miles from Stanley, LA

    Calcasieu Courthouse is said to be haunted by Toni Jo McQuiston (born Annie Beatrice McQuiston), a murderess and the only female to die in Louisiana’s electric chair. Toni was a beauty but a tough girl, into drugs and prostitution. But after she fell in love with Claude Henry (nicknamed Cowboy)at ...


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    Miller Cemetery - Headless Cemetery

    Eunice, Louisiana

    27.9 miles from Stanley, LA

    The ghost of a headless man is often seen and people claim that if you drive there at night, you'll experience car trouble.


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    Eunice Public Library

    Eunice, Louisiana

    28.7 miles from Stanley, LA

    Eunice Public Library is believed to have a ghost who locks doors, turns on lights, and hides books by local children's author Mary Alice Fontenot.


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    Charlene Richard - St. Edwards Church Cemetery

    Church Point, Louisiana

    35.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    More than 10,000 people a year visit the grave of "Saint" Charlene Richard for spiritual healing. Although she is not truly a saint, at a young age she expressed interest in becoming one. Her mother told her that she could pray for the world's sinners, and when Charlene was diagnosed ...


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    Rice Theatre

    Crowley, Louisiana

    37 miles from Stanley, LA

    At this 1920 theater, reportedly once used as a car dealership and a recording studio, a freight elevator is said to run on its own. Also, shadows and disembodied voices have been reported.


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    Big Woods Cemetery

    Vinton, Louisiana

    39.6 miles from Stanley, LA

    Shadows and electrical interference are the two big ticket items to look for when visiting Big Woods cemetery.


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    Charles Burr Ln Bridge

    Opelousas, Louisiana

    47 miles from Stanley, LA

    This is a very haunted bridge that all locals know about. Add night many people have seen A apparition of a old man holding a lantern at the bridge. Many people driving along the road and filled that something is in the backseat of the vehicle and look in the ...


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    Chretien Point Plantation

    Sunset, Louisiana

    48 miles from Stanley, LA

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of its former mistress as well as an outlaw she killed when she discovered him creeping up the stairs one night.


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    Marland's Bridge

    Sunset, Louisiana

    48.5 miles from Stanley, LA

    This bridge is the scene of 2 events. On Nov. 3, 1863. There was a union campground just east of it, then it was attacked by the Confederacy. This is called " The Battle of Bayou Bourbeau" The Confederates were victorious, and manage to capture an artillery piece. Young Corporal ...


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    Loyd Hall Plantation

    Cheneyville, Louisiana

    49.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    Like any plantation in the south, Loyd hall has had its share of tragedy and death. The main stories are of the original owner who was hanged as a traitor during the Civil War, a Union soldier shot to death in an upstairs attic (the bloodstains are still visible) and ...


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    Nicholson Home

    Washington, Louisiana

    50.5 miles from Stanley, LA

    Thought to be over 250 years old, the building was once used as a Civil War hospital. It is haunted by a ghost called Hoppy or Peg-Leg, seen wearing soldier's clothing, a peg-leg, and a gold earring in his left ear. Legend has it that Hoppy was a pirate who ...


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    Saint Charles Borromeo - Retreat House

    Arnaudville, Louisiana

    51.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    Rumor has it that this house is haunted by an old Jesuit priest who used to live there.


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    Ghostly Hitchhiker

    Port Barre, Louisiana

    53.2 miles from Stanley, LA

    In the town of Washington Louisiana, I was driving to my uncle's home and it was at night. I forget the time of night. I was driving and I remember the hard turn in the road... my windows were rolled down and the next thing I know, I noticed ...


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    Harris Hall - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    56.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    The girl's dorm is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a female student.


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    T'Frere's House Bed and Breakfast

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    57.2 miles from Stanley, LA

    Reported to be haunted by the ghost of "Amelie" who died after falling into the well. Reportedly the Catholic church refused to bury her on church property as they ruled it a suicide. She is said to turn lights on and off, bang pots and pans and other mischievous ...


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    Alexandria Zoological Park

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    60.5 miles from Stanley, LA

    Featured on TV's Ghost Hunters, the zoo is said to be haunted by the spirit of deceased director Les Whitt, who passed away in 2008. He is said to play pranks and practical jokes from beyond the grave, just as he loved to do in life.


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    Diamond Grill

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    62.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    This award-winning restaurant was featured in an episode of "Ghost Hunters" in 2011, during which time a door was videotaped moving on its own, black masses were spotted, and EVPs were captured. The hosts of the show believed this evidence pointed to an intelligent haunting. The building itself dates back ...


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    Finnegan's Wake Pub

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    62.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    This friendly Louisiana pub seems to boast its own not-so-friendly ghost. As featured on "Ghost Hunters" in 2011, the owners claim to have had glasses thrown violently across the bar by unseen hands, and an in-house violinist swears that his instrument was "strangely altered" after being left unguarded in ...


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    Bentley Hotel

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    62.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    Reports say the Bentley Hotel was set to reopen in 2013. It was rumored to be haunted by several ghosts: a young girl who fell to her death down an elevator shaft, a man who fell over the grand staircase railing in 1985, some ghosts who peered over the mezzanine ...


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    Central Louisiana State Hospital

    Pineville, Louisiana

    63.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    Reportedly haunted by former patients who died there, it is reported to be extremely active. Almost three thousand patients of this former hospital for the mentally ill are buried on its grounds. Numerous claims of ghost activity.


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    Mary Jane's Bridge

    Broussard, Louisiana

    63.7 miles from Stanley, LA

    One of those stories that just generate in small towns, a cautionary tale if you will. This bridge is reportedly haunted by the ghost of a young woman who was raped and murdered and thrown off the bridge, her body never recovered. Although no evidence of such a ...


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    Joseph Jefferson Mansion

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    65.9 miles from Stanley, LA

    Strange lights, moving chairs and the sounds of footsteps have all be reported at the mansion.


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    Bienvenue House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Martinville, Louisiana

    68.7 miles from Stanley, LA

    Built in 1830, the inn is said to be the site of the murder of a former innkeeper, Isabel Robertson, and her invalid daughter Belle. At least one of them is said to haunt the place. Some say Belle's bell, which she used to call for help, can be heard ...


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    Historical Jail

    Colfax, Louisiana

    71.4 miles from Stanley, LA

    We are a local Paranormal Research Team filming and investigating places for the brand-new TV series, called True Ghost Stories. Upon our scouting and places to film and investigate for the show, we ran across the well known and documented place in Colfax Louisiana called " The Colfax Riot Of ...


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    Magnolia Plantation

    Cloutierville, Louisiana

    72.8 miles from Stanley, LA

    The 1830 Magnolia Plantation has a main plantation house, slaves' quarters, store, blacksmith shop and slave hospital. The site, built by Ambrose Lecomte II and his wife Julia Buard, is now owned by the National Park Service and is believed to be haunted by mistreated slaves. Reports say that the ...


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    Shadows on the Teche

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    73 miles from Stanley, LA

    Built in the early 1830s, this historic house, available for tours, is thought to be haunted by former resident Mary Moore. She passed away during the Civil War while her home was occupied by Union troops. A misty figure has been reported, as well as footsteps and voices coming from ...


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    Ghost Lady of West 7th St

    Port Arthur, Texas

    76 miles from Stanley, LA

    It is said that one night, a woman was decapitated here as she was trying to cross the train's path while it was stopped. Folks say her ghost can be seen walking down the tracks.


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    Forest Lawn - Kissing Statue

    Beaumont, Texas

    76 miles from Stanley, LA

    Legend has it that at night at this cemetery, two statues awaken and kiss. So the story goes, if you shine car bright headlights on the man and woman statues from the driveway that runs behind them, they will come to life, turn around, and kiss. Another point of note ...


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    Big Creek Cemetery

    Pollock, Louisiana

    77.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    This cemetery is said to be very active by local paranormal groups who claim to have captured numerous photographic anomalies and EVPs here.


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    Lamar University - Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Beaumont, Texas

    78.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    Local tales say this house, purchased by the university in the 1980s, was once a dream house built by a farmer. After the farmer passed, it fell into disrepute as a brothel. Now a frat house, a ghost named Chester is said to reside here, making himself known by knocking, ...


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    Holiday Inn

    Beaumont, Texas

    78.6 miles from Stanley, LA

    Security Cameras picked up a creepy shadow on the wall of the 2nd floor. There are no windows down this hall, and the camera was only activated by motion. Ghost hunters came to check this out and what they found was astonishing. The hotel is currently closed, ...


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    Parlange Plantation House

    New Roads, Louisiana

    84.4 miles from Stanley, LA

    The ghost of a girl in a wedding gown appears on full moon nights walking through the oak trees of the plantation. This plantation house is privately owned, but is open by appointment for viewings. There is a fee charged. Call 225-638-8410 for further information.


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    Grady Hill

    Many, Louisiana

    85.3 miles from Stanley, LA

    One of the numerous La Llorona or "weeping woman" haunting claims.


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    St. Maurice Plantation

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    87.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    It is said that the ghost of a child comes from the cemetery and visits the manor home, making sudden noises or rushing past. He also likes to change the pages on the calendar. He is believed to have started the fire that burned the mansion down in 1980.


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    Northwestern State University Campus

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    87.5 miles from Stanley, LA

    A ghostly woman that students call Isabella is reported to haunt the campus.


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    Front Street

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    88 miles from Stanley, LA

    The street is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a confederate soldier.


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    Oaklawn Manor

    Franklin, Louisiana

    96.7 miles from Stanley, LA

    It is said that the ghost of Henry Clay haunts this estate, though very little additional detail is available concerning the particulars of the haunting.


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    Susie Plantation

    Franklin, Louisiana

    100.2 miles from Stanley, LA

    Unexplained noises and a series of mishaps point to a malevolent entity operating at this privately owned home. Different people have reported being pushed off of scaffolding and ladders, one, while holding a chainsaw. It is alleged that the former mistress of the house doesn't like anyone living ...


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    Dunleith Historic Inn

    Natchez, Mississippi

    114.6 miles from Stanley, LA

    Dunleith Historic Inn was built in 1855 and sits atop the site of John Routh’s 18th-century plantation Routhlands. It is said to be haunted by the apparition of a woman who plays the harp.


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    King's Tavern - Post House

    Natchez, Mississippi

    115.1 miles from Stanley, LA

    A woman is reported to haunt the Tavern. Don't get suckered into all the balderdash of "human remains found bricked up behind the wall"...that's just a nice invention to entertain the thrill seekers as no such evidence exists. But still there are those who claim to have seen ...


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