Haunted Places in Downsville, Louisiana



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    Stow's Bar

    Ruston, Louisiana

    14.8 miles from Downsville, LA

    Although the bar is now closed, it's still open to the ghosts who are reported to haunt this former hospital site.


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    Howard Auditorium

    Ruston, Louisiana

    15.2 miles from Downsville, LA

    Supposedly this place is haunted by a ghost and you can tell because sometimes the seats, which are spring loaded will be down, as if someone is sitting in it when there is no one there. And this is not at all due to faulty springs or mechanisms. ...


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    Biomedical Engineering Building

    Ruston, Louisiana

    15.4 miles from Downsville, LA

    A former hospital this site is said to be haunted by the ghosts of patients who died.


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    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Site

    Gibsland, Louisiana

    41.5 miles from Downsville, LA

    They say that on the night of the full moon, you can hear the sounds of gunfire. Which doesn't make a whole lot of sense since Bonnie and Clyde died in the bright morning sunshine, but regardless, it's an interesting spot to visit, just a little pull out on the ...


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    Rialto Theatre Music Hall

    El Dorado, Arkansas

    42.9 miles from Downsville, LA

    The 1929 theater closed in 1980, then was restored and opened again in 1987 to show movies. It closed again in the early 2000s and now has been opened again, and presents musical performances. The historic building has its share of haunts. Employees say they've heard footsteps, seen apparitions, and ...


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    Crossett Railroad Tracks

    Crossett, Arkansas

    45 miles from Downsville, LA

    A ghostly swinging light appears to be walking up and down the tracks here. Locals say it is the spirit of a man who was hit by the train and was decapitated. His ghost is searching for his head. It is said that folks who are standing on the tracks ...


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    Holly Ridge Railroad Tracks

    Rayville, Louisiana

    47.3 miles from Downsville, LA

    Nothing of any repute can be found regarding the alleged haunting of the Holly Ridge railroad tracks. Just a bunch of barely literate nonsense on other ghost sites. But supposedly it is haunted by " red light" that appears along the tracks.


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    Ghost Bridge

    Downsville, Louisiana

    56 miles from Downsville, LA

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a woman who was killed in a car accident. She presumably roams the bridge looking for her boyfriend who survived the wreck. (I love how people ascribe motivations to ghosts and in the case of female ghost, it's always looking for their lost ...


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    Jones Cemetery

    Camden, Arkansas

    60.3 miles from Downsville, LA

    The late-1800s house across the street from the cemetery, according to local folklore, was long ago the home of a young girl who was beaten and starved to death by her parents. **The house is private property; please respect the current owners' privacy.** The girl is said to have been ...


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    Potter Road

    Doyline, Louisiana

    61.5 miles from Downsville, LA

    Although the exact location of the accident site is not known, it is reported that four teenagers died in a drunken accident on this road decades ago and every year on the anniversary of their deaths blood runs from the tree they hit.


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    Cameo Trio Theatre

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    65.2 miles from Downsville, LA

    Theater number 3 is reportedly haunted. No real information on how it's haunted. But people say it's haunted, so that should be good enough.


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    Southern Arkansas University

    Magnolia, Arkansas

    66.1 miles from Downsville, LA

    In Bussey Hall, the ghost of a female student who hanged herself in one of the rooms in the 1950s is said to appear. And in the Horton Theater, the ghost of a student actress who was killed by a train on her way to her starring performance has been ...


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    St. Maurice Plantation

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    68.2 miles from Downsville, 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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    Ouachita River Factory

    Camden, Arkansas

    68.4 miles from Downsville, LA

    Little is known about the operation of this factory, but various paranormal events have been reported there. Various orbs have been reported, as well as apparitions that vanish when approached, doors opening and closing by themselves, and lights going on and off of their own accord. Voices and an old-fashioned ...


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    Taylortown Tower

    Elm Grove, Louisiana

    70.8 miles from Downsville, LA

    It's an eerie looking tower standing all alone in a field. Of course people will say it's haunted. It pretty much has to be. Rumor has it that it is haunted by yet another jilted bride, who either died of a broken heart, hanged herself in grief, ...


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    Front Street

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    71.5 miles from Downsville, LA

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


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    Northwestern State University Campus

    Natchitoches, Louisiana

    72.4 miles from Downsville, LA

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


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    Old Ellerbe School

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    72.6 miles from Downsville, LA

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


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    Big Creek Cemetery

    Pollock, Louisiana

    74.5 miles from Downsville, 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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    Railroad Tracks

    Bossier City, Louisiana

    76.7 miles from Downsville, LA

    Supposedly the cries of a family who was killed on the tracks can be heard late at night.


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    Spring Street Historical Museum

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    77.9 miles from Downsville, LA

    The Spring Street Historical Museum, housed inside the late-1800s Tally’s Bank Building, has a resident ghost thought to be Edward, a former bank manager who worked in the building. One story about Edward says that an employee was about to climb a ladder when he saw the heavy front door ...


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    The Allen House

    Monticello, Arkansas

    78.4 miles from Downsville, LA

    This Gothic mansion in Monticello was built in 1900 at the turn of the century, and has many recorded instances of hauntings reported. The main ghost, however, is that of a young woman who haunts the upper and lower floors of the mansion. The ghost roams around the house, often ...


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    Shreveport Municipal Memorial Auditorium

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    78.4 miles from Downsville, LA

    The 1920s art deco auditorium is known for its musical program, the Louisiana Hayride, on which Elvis Presley performed in 1954. Other greats who performed here include Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, and Johnny Horton. It is said to be haunted by an apparition of a young man who sits in ...


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    Historical Jail

    Colfax, Louisiana

    78.5 miles from Downsville, 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

    80.5 miles from Downsville, 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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    Conway Cemetery

    Bradley, Arkansas

    80.6 miles from Downsville, LA

    Conway Cemetery Historic State Park, named after the first governor of Arkansas James S. Conway, is an 11.5-acre park that includes a half-acre family cemetery where Conway is buried. Witnesses say you can hear disembodied voices here around midnight at the full moon, perhaps stemming from a nearby tree where ...


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    Buena Vista Plantation

    Downsville, Louisiana

    84.9 miles from Downsville, LA

    It's a plantation. In the south. It was used for a Civil War hospital. Of course it's haunted. The usual - civil war soldiers have been spotted. Currently a private home and not open to the public.


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    The St. Joseph Crier

    St. Joseph, Louisiana

    85.8 miles from Downsville, LA

    Legend has it that in 1872, the ship Iron Mountain, containing 54 passengers, simply vanished. It is speculated that river pirates stripped it and killed everyone on board. Nothing remains of the ship or any of the passengers except the ghostly disembodied screams of a woman coming from the Mississippi ...


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    Old Jail - Pea Farm

    Shreveport, Louisiana

    87.9 miles from Downsville, LA

    The old jail is reported to be haunted by former inmates, especially in the women's section of the jail. Those wishing to view it for themselves should be aware that the jail is owned by the GE plant next door and they do call the cops and prosecute anyone ...


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    Grand Gulf Military State Park

    Port Gibson, Mississippi

    89.5 miles from Downsville, LA

    Reported to be haunted by a headless ghost.


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    Central Louisiana State Hospital

    Pineville, Louisiana

    90.1 miles from Downsville, 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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    Bentley Hotel

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    90.8 miles from Downsville, 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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    Finnegan's Wake Pub

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    90.9 miles from Downsville, 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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    Diamond Grill

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    90.9 miles from Downsville, 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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    Keachi Women's College

    Keachi, Louisiana

    92.3 miles from Downsville, LA

    Cold spots and ghostly moans are reported to happen on the second floor.


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    Alexandria Zoological Park

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    92.5 miles from Downsville, 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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    King's Tavern - Post House

    Natchez, Mississippi

    94.7 miles from Downsville, 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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    Dunleith Historic Inn

    Natchez, Mississippi

    95.2 miles from Downsville, 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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    Monmouth Plantation

    Natchez, Mississippi

    95.5 miles from Downsville, LA

    At this 1818 mansion, the ghost of General John A. Quitman is believed to reside. General Quitman bought the place in 1826, and it is believed he watched over the mansion's restoration carefully. His apparition is still seen inspecting the inn, and he has been spotted dressed in full uniform ...


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    Linden Bed and Breakfast

    Natchez, Mississippi

    95.7 miles from Downsville, LA

    The 1700s Linden Bed and Breakfast is believed to be haunted by a phantom horse-drawn buggy in the drive and the sound of the tapping of a cane in the west gallery. Apparitions of a man in a top hat have been seen in a child's bedroom, and a woman ...


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    Grady Hill

    Many, Louisiana

    101.3 miles from Downsville, LA

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


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    Gurdon Light

    Gurdon, Arkansas

    101.5 miles from Downsville, LA

    The Gurdon Spook Light is a yellowish glowing orb that appears intermittently at night along the railroad tracks. Some say it is the ghost of a railroad worker who was struck by a train and decapitated; others maintain it is the ghost of a railroad foreman who was beaten to ...


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    Ouachita Baptist University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    109.9 miles from Downsville, LA

    Many unexplained events have been reported here, including orbs that show up in the basement, phantom eyes in the room corners, blood on dorm walls, and dorm windows that break for no apparent reason.


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    Henderson State University

    Arkadelphia, Arkansas

    110.1 miles from Downsville, LA

    Henderson State University is said to be haunted by the ghost of a student who fell in love with a girl from a rival college. His friends made fun of him, and under pressure from them, he broke it off with her. The girl was heartbroken and committed suicide. As ...


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