Haunted Places in Taft, Louisiana



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    Ormond Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    4.5 miles from Taft, LA

    At this historic plantation bed-and-breakfast, folks have reported seeing shadowy figures as far back as 1880. Apparitions have been seen of a man in 19th-century garb and a young woman in an upstairs room. Paranormal investigations have resulted in video of a mysterious light traveling down the staircase.


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    Destrehan Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Full-body apparitions are often sighted at the plantation. People believe the most-often-seen ghost is the husband of one of the daughters of the plantation owner.


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    Ormond (Destrehan) Plantation

    Destrehan, Louisiana

    5.9 miles from Taft, LA

    The oldest plantation in Louisiana is said to be haunted by the ghosts of former owners. The site of a rumored slave uprising, it is said that the leader of the rebellion, when caught, laid a curse on the plantation and all its owners. Whatever the reality ...


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    LaBranche Plantation Dependency

    St. Rose, Louisiana

    8.5 miles from Taft, LA

    Reports say the establishment is closed as of 2013. It is reported to be the site where Adolf Hitler's horse was buried, and the horse is said to haunt the area. Inside the house, spirits are said to manifest by moving objects and emitting perfume aromas.


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    San Francisco Plantation House

    Reserve, Louisiana

    10 miles from Taft, LA

    This 1856 house is said to be haunted by some of its former residents: a small boy who cries in the night, an older man seen on the upper floor and roof, and a young girl seen near the staircase (she is thought to have died by falling down the ...


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    Los Catrachos - Odin's Inn

    Metairie, Louisiana

    17.1 miles from Taft, LA

    Ghost sightings in mirrors, cold spots and eerie footsteps are all reported at the hotel.


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    Manchac Swamp

    Ponchatoula, Louisiana

    18.4 miles from Taft, LA

    Known to locals as the Ghost Swamp, it is said to be haunted by Julie Brown, a Creole voodoo priestess. In 1915, reports say she cursed the town of Frenier, singing odd songs about taking the town with her when she died. On the day she did die, a hurricane ...


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    Falling Bricks of Cherokee Street

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    19.3 miles from Taft, LA

    This is an odd one from "Ghost Stories of Old New Orleans," a 1946 classic by Jeanne deLavigne. A crotchety old man named Abner White lived in this neighborhood, and he constantly terrorized the local children - in one case he even physically attacked a young girl named Ollie ...


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    1928 South Carrollton Avenue

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    19.6 miles from Taft, LA

    The story of this home's haunting comes from Victor C. Klein's book, "New Orleans Ghosts" (1996). The activity here was first reported in the early 1970s, when an owner decided to redo the basement. He hired a crew of workmen to complete the task, but they left early ...


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    Southern Nights Bed and Breakfast

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    19.6 miles from Taft, LA

    Witnesses here have noted that doors open and close by themselves, disembodied footsteps and whispering can be heard, and cold and hot spots can be felt. Reports are conflicting as to whether the inn is still in operation.


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    Oak Alley Plantation

    Vacherie, Louisiana

    19.8 miles from Taft, LA

    Although it is best known for the three hundred year old oaks that line the walkway leading to the house, Oak Alley is also known for its ghosts. Numerous apparitions of a woman have been reported throughout the house, as well as sightings of a woman riding a horse through ...


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    Metairie Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    19.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Founded in 1872, this well-known cemetery is the final resting place of 9 Lousiana governors, 7 mayors of New Orleans, and 3 Confederate generals. Singer Louis Prima also is buried here. Some of the gravesites here are said to house restless haunts. In addition to living sightseers, the cemetery is ...


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    Odd Fellows Rest

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    20.2 miles from Taft, LA

    Even if it weren't haunted this cemetery would be worth seeing due to the ambiance of an old gothic style cemetery falling into ruin.


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    The Haunted Mortuary

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    20.4 miles from Taft, LA

    The Haunted Mortuary is a haunted attraction that began its life as a Victorian mansion, built in 1872 by Mary Slattery. In 1928, PJ McMahon purchased the property to turn it into a giant funeral business, which performed some 20,000 funerals occurred here over the years. So the story goes, ...


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    Holt Cemetery

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    20.5 miles from Taft, LA

    This 1879, predominately in-ground cemetery was used to buried the poorest folk, many of whom passed away in violent circumstances. It is said that visitors can feel the sad souls who linger here.


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    Mona Lisa Lane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    20.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Mona Lisa Lane is near Popp's Fountain, in the southwest corner of City Park. Local legend has it that in the early 1900s, a wealthy philanthropist provided the city with a large collection of statues, with the condition that one of them in particular be given preferential treatment and must ...


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    918 Solomon Place

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    21.1 miles from Taft, LA

    This unassuming little home is featured in Victor C. Klein's book "New Orleans Ghosts."  It is said that for a time in the late 1970s the home was riddled with paranormal activity. Voices, footsteps and menacing presences were constant in the home, to the point that the new homeowners ...


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    The Columns Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    21.5 miles from Taft, LA

    This 1883 hotel is reportedly home to 3 entities: A well-dressed gentleman who acts as a sort of ghost host, a lady in white who has been seen floating in the ballroom and garden, and a little girl who haunts the area near the third-floor balcony.


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    Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.1 miles from Taft, LA

    This oft-filmed cemetery may look quite familiar to you -- it has been used as a setting for many TV shows and movies, and also by author Anne Rice, who even staged a mock funeral here as a promotion for her book "Memnoch the Devil." Rice played the part of ...


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    Castle Inn

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.2 miles from Taft, LA

    There are differing reports as to whether the Castle Inn is still open as a bed-and-breakfast or is now a privately owned home. The 1891 inn is said to be haunted by two ghosts. One is a carriage driver who long ago accidentally set a fire here, and perished in ...


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    Commander's Palace

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.2 miles from Taft, LA

    It is said that Emile Commander himself lingers to maintain his famed 1880s Creole restaurant. He has been known to sip guests' drinks (or even drink them entirely) and turn lights on and off, and his footsteps have been heard as well. Executive chefs at this famous upscale eatery include ...


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    Avenue Plaza Resort

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.4 miles from Taft, LA

    Folks say that the ghostly Civil War POWs, the spirit piano player and the mysterious spectral lady who reside at the Ashley House next door may send some of their tricks in the direction of this resort. Lights flicker and the doors have been known to close by themselves.


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    Morris-Israel House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.4 miles from Taft, LA

    Also called the House of the Voodoo Ritual, thi Morris-Israel House is an 1868 Victorian mansion that has quite a tale to tell. During a renovation, a small hidden room was discovered, and it contained human bones positioned in what is thought to be a voodoo ritual for keeping away ...


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    The Pontchartrain

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.4 miles from Taft, LA

    Reported to be haunted by a variety of apparitions, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. Know more? Let us know via the comments section at the bottom of this page!


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    Magnolia Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.4 miles from Taft, LA

    If you have $3.2 million in your pocket, you could own your very own haunted mansion, circa 1858. This one is for sale, and is rumored to be the home of ghostly children who move your objects, a spectral maid, and a bearded ghost who frequents the first floor. The ...


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    Brevard House - Anne Rice House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.5 miles from Taft, LA

    This 1850s Greek Revival home built by Albert Brevard is said to be haunted by Mr. Brevard himself, who shot himself on the front porch. It is said that he apparates there as a mist on moonless nights. But the house has another claim to fame: Renowned author Anne Rice ...


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    Payne House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.5 miles from Taft, LA

    Jefferson Davis, one-time President of the Confederate States of America, died (practically a recluse) in this house in December of 1889. A stone marking the event rests just outside the front gate. It is said that his elderly-looking ghost can be seen in the second-floor window.


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    Buckner Mansion

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.5 miles from Taft, LA

    You can rent your very own haunted mansion in New Orleans for only $20,000 a month! And that's only $1 per square foot. This 20,000-square-foot, 1853 mansion is haunted by Miss Josephine, a dedicated slave who stayed on even after the Civil War ended. In fact, she was so devoted ...


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    Maison St. Charles

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.6 miles from Taft, LA

    There are a few claims of paranormal activity at the Maison St. Charles (part of the Quality Inn and Suites chain). The staff have informed at least one traveler that room #126 is believed to be haunted, and one paranormal group claims to have captured several suspicious EVPs within ...


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    Devil's Mansion Site

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.6 miles from Taft, LA

    Although what stands on this site now is a hotel, it was once owned by the devil, according to popular legend. Folks say the elaborate mansion that once stood here suddenly appeared overnight, and made little sense in its architecture, with rooms that filled entire floors and staircases that went ...


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    Le Pavillon Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.6 miles from Taft, LA

    The long history of haunts here includes Adda (also called Ava or Eva), a teary teenager who has been seen in the main entrance and lobby. She is said to have been killed by a runaway carriage, and her ghost walks up to guests and, before vanishing, says "Pardon me, ...


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    St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.7 miles from Taft, LA

    Voodoo Priestess Marie Laveau is buried here. A crow said to watch over her grave is believed to be inhabited by her spirit.


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    Gallier Hall

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.7 miles from Taft, LA

    The ghosts of Union soldiers and General Benjamin “The Beast” Butler have been seen on the hall's steps. Also, during the Bacchus Mardi Gras parade, a fatal stabbing that occurred in 1972 has been known to replay very realistically, as it happened near the Gallier Hall.


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    The Alibi

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    At this late-night hangout, patrons can choose from 150 different kinds of beer. Odd things have been reported here, such as knives flying off the bar and shadowy figures. Rumor has it that a man was stabbed to death on the premises years ago, and other stories tell of ghosts ...


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    St. Vincent's Guest House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    This guest house is actually a former orphanage built in the 1860s, so it is not surprising that the children who passed away from yellow fever during this time have been witnessed as playful spirits. The ghostly children run through the halls, and guests have heard them giggling within the ...


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    Arnaud's Restaurant

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    This restaurant serves up classic Creole fare, and perhaps a ghost or two as well. "Count" Arnaud Cazenave himself is said to look over his place from the afterlife. He has been known to rearrange the silverware or the bar setup to his liking. The restaurant's Mardi Gras Museum is ...


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    Prince Conti Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    Reportedly haunted by a former Madame whose ghost can be seen in the bar area.


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    La Louisiane

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    La Louisiane is now an event venue, but was once a hotel and restaurant. It is said to be haunted by Mrs. LeDoux, widow of a former owner in the 1800s. Other ghosts here include Louis Bézaudun and his wife Ann, who wears black and smells of French perfume.


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    Bombay Club

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.8 miles from Taft, LA

    At this restaurant and bar that serves more than 115 types of martini, a ghostly madame from a former nearby red light district as been known to appear in the dining room.


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Dauphine Orleans Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    At this hotel, which has some buildings dating back to the early 1700s, you may see apparitions of Civil War soldiers and ladies of the evening from the location's bordello days. One spirit is seen in just a quick glimpse as she dances across the courtyard.


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    Old Absinthe House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Witnesses have seen the ghost of Jean Lafitte here, and occasionally, they say, he even gives parties. Laughter and carousing can be heard, chairs and dishes move, and objects fly about the room, but nothing of the spirits can be seen, although misty shadows and strange noises are said to ...


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    Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-In-Law Lounge

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    This bar is said to be haunted by former owner Ernie K-Doe and his wife. K-Doe was an R&B singer who once had a hit record called “Mother-in-Law.” He passed away in 2001, and his widow Antoinette ran the place until her death in 2009--but as reports say, they never ...


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    Audubon Cottages

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    In Cottages 2 and 4, folks have reported unexplained voices and felt something tug at their feet in the night. Spirits of Conferedate soldiers have been seen in the courtyard, and staff have noticed that when he is around, the radios tune themselves to country music.


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    Hotel Monteleone

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Even the elevator is haunted in this historic hotel - like something out of The Twilight Zone, it may stop on the wrong floor and opens to reveal ghost children playing in chilly hallways. More than 12 spirits are said to be here, including children who love to play hide-and-seek. ...


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    Site of the Laveau House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Famed Creole Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau (1794–1881), multi-racial daughter of a white planter and a French Creole woman, lived on this site during part of her life. Her ghost is said to frequent the place, still performing her ritual ceremonies. The cottage that currently stands on the site is not ...


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    Adam Griffin House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    This private home is said to be occupied by a couple of soldier ghosts, Confederate deserters in stolen Union uniforms. In life, these men were caught and, to avoid punishment, committed suicide in the house by shooting each other. Their apparitions have been seen holding whiskey bottles and singing "John ...


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    Hermann-Grima House

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    This house, now a historic museum and shop, is said to be haunted by friendly ghosts. The apparitions seem happy with the renovations on their abode and have been known to scent the air with rose and lavender fragrances. They also may light the fireplace on cold mornings.


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    Creole House - Inn on St. Ann

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    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 ...


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    The Olivier House Hotel

    New Orleans, Louisiana

    22.9 miles from Taft, LA

    Two spirits are known to reside in this hotel, and have been witnessed for more than 30 years. One is a Confederate soldier, and the other is a woman wearing an antebellum dress. Rooms 104, 106, and 216 are said to be the most often haunted.


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