Haunted Places in Iowa, Louisiana



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    Calcasieu Courthouse

    Lake Charles, Louisiana

    12.2 miles from Iowa, 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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    Big Woods Cemetery

    Vinton, Louisiana

    29.5 miles from Iowa, LA

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


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    Rice Theatre

    Crowley, Louisiana

    38.3 miles from Iowa, 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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    Eunice Public Library

    Eunice, Louisiana

    39.8 miles from Iowa, 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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    Miller Cemetery - Headless Cemetery

    Eunice, Louisiana

    40 miles from Iowa, 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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    Charlene Richard - St. Edwards Church Cemetery

    Church Point, Louisiana

    43.7 miles from Iowa, 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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    Elizabeth Town Hall

    Elizabeth, Louisiana

    45.3 miles from Iowa, 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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    Chretien Point Plantation

    Sunset, Louisiana

    55.4 miles from Iowa, 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

    56.4 miles from Iowa, 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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    Charles Burr Ln Bridge

    Opelousas, Louisiana

    57.6 miles from Iowa, 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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    Saint Charles Borromeo - Retreat House

    Arnaudville, Louisiana

    59.2 miles from Iowa, LA

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


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    T'Frere's House Bed and Breakfast

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    59.4 miles from Iowa, 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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    Harris Hall - University of Louisiana at Lafayette

    Lafayette, Louisiana

    59.6 miles from Iowa, LA

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


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    Ghost Lady of West 7th St

    Port Arthur, Texas

    61 miles from Iowa, 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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    Nicholson Home

    Washington, Louisiana

    62.5 miles from Iowa, 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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    Joseph Jefferson Mansion

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    64.7 miles from Iowa, LA

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


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    Forest Lawn - Kissing Statue

    Beaumont, Texas

    65.2 miles from Iowa, 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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    Ghostly Hitchhiker

    Port Barre, Louisiana

    65.3 miles from Iowa, 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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    Lamar University - Sigma Phi Epsilon

    Beaumont, Texas

    66 miles from Iowa, 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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    Mary Jane's Bridge

    Broussard, Louisiana

    66.4 miles from Iowa, 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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    Holiday Inn

    Beaumont, Texas

    67.4 miles from Iowa, 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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    Loyd Hall Plantation

    Cheneyville, Louisiana

    67.6 miles from Iowa, 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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    Bienvenue House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Martinville, Louisiana

    71.2 miles from Iowa, 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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    Shadows on the Teche

    New Iberia, Louisiana

    73.4 miles from Iowa, 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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    Alexandria Zoological Park

    Alexandria, Louisiana

    79.8 miles from Iowa, 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

    81.6 miles from Iowa, 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

    81.6 miles from Iowa, 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

    81.6 miles from Iowa, 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

    82.5 miles from Iowa, 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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    Historical Jail

    Colfax, Louisiana

    90.4 miles from Iowa, 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

    90.9 miles from Iowa, 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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    Big Creek Cemetery

    Pollock, Louisiana

    96.6 miles from Iowa, 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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    Grady Hill

    Many, Louisiana

    98.7 miles from Iowa, LA

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


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