Monday, January 25, 2010

Paranormal Pastimes In New Orleans

You may go for the Mardi Grais or maybe not, but when you are in New Orleans there are many things of interest in the Paranormal field.
I was going through some old videos and remembered the gracious use granted of some vacation photos by a fellow Etsy Artist used i my Voodoo posts last year.Viola, then came an interesting article about Haunted New Orleans so thought together they would make a nice post as Mardi Grais approaches..
Voodoo In New Orleans


"Haunted New Orleans by Sarah Amandolare


New Orleans is a haven for fun-loving revelers, but beneath the surface of this colorful coastal city lay ghosts and spirits—perhaps more than in any other city in the United States. We’ve narrowed down New Orleans’ plethora of scary places to six, including a hauntingly beautiful cemetery, an alleyway with a past and a bar beloved by Tennessee Williams.
The Haunts of St. Louis Cemetery No. 1
The oldest cemetery in New Orleans is also the most haunted. St. Louis No. 1 “is a grand European mixture of ornate marble tombs, crumbling memorials and narrow, winding footpaths,” according to Haunted America Tours. But that’s not all. Because of high water levels in New Orleans, which made underground burials difficult, St. Louis No. 1 (there’s also a No. 2) is home to many above-ground tombs and mausoleums. Stroll the “maze-like” grounds and you’re likely to hear sad cries from within the crypts, and see misty ghosts roaming about. Marie Laveau, known as the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, is the most feared ghost in the cemetery, often appearing to visitors as a black cat with red eyes....
Full aericle http://www.findingdulcinea.com/features/feature-articles/2008/october/Haunted-New-Orleans.html

4 comments:

Meekiyu said...

ooo... I just read a book about vampires and stuff based on New Orleans and Mardi Grais by Sherrilyn Kenyon

ArtSnark said...

spooktacular post!

UniqueNurseGranny said...

Thank you for visiting.i love Vampire books or used to Meeklyu
ArtSnark such a way with words..love it

The Empty Envelope said...

One of my dream trips is to go to New Orleans and visit all the graveyards. I feel very drawn to them. Great article, thanks for sharing:).