The Jimani

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On June 24, 1973, someone set fire to the gay bar Jimani Lounge, killing 32 men. Sadly, some victims’ bodies were never claimed, as family members were embarrassed. The case was never solved. Since then, folks at the bar now occupying the same space have seen apparitions of charred bodies that smell of burnt hair, shadows, white orbs, and flashes in the stairwell, and screeching noises have turned up during EVP sessions.

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141 Chartres St
New Orleans, LA 70130
United States

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29.95340899999999, -90.06747109999998
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.5 mi.)
Gretna, LA (2.8 mi.)
Harvey, LA (3.5 mi.)
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Arabi, LA (3.7 mi.)
Marrero, LA (4.2 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.2 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.5 mi.)
Westwego, LA (5.5 mi.)
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  1. I would just like to clarify that although the bar is now called The Jimani it was the Upstairs Lounge at the time of the fire in case anyone is curious about researching its history.

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