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 triggered a 30-foot tidal wave that killed most of the townsfolk, many of whom were attending her funeral. Legend has it that those who were attending her funeral were buried in a mass grave in the swamp next to Juile Brown, and they still haunt the swamp. Stories say you can still hear the screams of the hurricane victims.
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- Manchac Swamp
North of Laplace, LA
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- 30.25300015750138, -90.39084434160031
- St. John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana
- Nearest Towns:
- Ponchatoula, LA (13.2 mi.)
Killian, LA (13.8 mi.)
Laplace, LA (13.9 mi.)
Montegut, LA (14.2 mi.)
Springfield, LA (15.4 mi.)
Reserve, LA (16.8 mi.)
Madisonville, LA (17.4 mi.)
Norco, LA (17.6 mi.)
Montz, LA (17.6 mi.)
Edgard, LA (17.7 mi.)
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