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Top 5 Haunted Places In New Orleans



HipHollywood ventured to New Orleans to chat with the cast of Disney’s new film Haunted Mansion. But first we had to check out some of the spookiest places in the city on The Haunted History Ghost Tour.

Fact is, New Orleans is considered the most haunted city in America. Here’s 5 of the most spookiest  spots in the Big Easy.

Jackson Square

Jackson Square is one of the most picturesque corners of New Orleans BUT it’s also the most blood-soaked piece of ground in New Orleans. Walk by the gate on the St. Ann street side late at night and see all the cats looking back at you. They are said to be inhabited by the souls of the people who died in public view on this spot. It’s also why the gates are locked at night, to keep the spooky spirits in.

The Lalaurie Mansion

Now a private residence, The Lalaurie Mansionwas once the home to the notorious Madame Delphine Lalaurie. When there was a fire in the house in 1834, neighbors discovered an upstairs den of horrors where the wealthy socialite had tortured the people she enslaved for years. Fans of American Horror Story: Coven will recall Kathy Bates’ portrayal of Madame Lalaurie in the horror series.

Muriel’s Seance Lounge

Tucked away in an upstairs corner of Muriel’s restaurant in Jackson Square, is where Muriel’s resident ghost, Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan, is said to spend most of his haunting hours. Seance Lounges on the second floor are named as such because it is believed that this is where Jourdan spends the majority of his time. Patrons and employees of Muriel’s have also witnessed objects being moved around throughout the restaurant.

Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop

You’ll spot plenty of whiskies, gins, and vodka lining the backbar of Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop. But this legendary New Orleans dive bar is equally as renowned for another sort of spirit — that of notorious smuggler Jean Lafitte. He and his brother Pierre used the building as the headquarters for their operation. Years after his death patrons have reported seeing his full-body creaking along the bar’s centuries-old floorboards.

The Morgue

Now Flanagan’s Pub, The Morgue is about as cryptic as you’d expect. During the Yellow Fever epidemic, there weren’t enough places to store the deceased, so The Morgue acted as a temporary, (you guessed it) morgue during that time. It is said to be haunted by spirits today, or at least a creepy place to get a drink. Located at 625 Philip Street.

Haunted Mansion which filmed in the French Quarter hits theaters July 28.

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