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5 of the Most Haunted in New Orleans USA: Phantoms of the Crescent City!
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The phantoms of five of the most haunted places in New Orleans are eager to tell their spooky stories. Here are our spine-chilling picks from the Crescent City!

Bloody Mary’s New Orleans Haunted Museum

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haunted Bloody Mary's New Orleans Haunted Museum

The unparalleled and monumental serendipity museum of all that is haunted by spirits, voodoos, and vampires has not been in this building too long. This two-century building on the hems of New Orleans' French Quarter is no ordinary structure. It has a morbid, dark, and sinister history that has only occurred with the last two decades.  But it inherited much more. Prior to this, who knows? Could whatever happen on October 5, 2006, to a young couple in this supernatural city been influenced (even controlled) by whatever dark entities linger in these walls? Here on this property on October 2006 one of the most horrific murders/suicides took place. It is said that the gruesome end of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall's lives were the last to be lost with Katrina Hurricane's devastation. This story is very intense, therefore its full details live within in a separate article. (Feel free to go and read it. Warning, it’s pretty jarring.)

It is said that the massive collection of unearthly and bizarre artifacts, collections of the eerie trophies of the strange, occult paraphernalia, and the actual remnants of the murders of Zach and Addie have powerfully merged to create one of the most supernaturally inflamed properties in New Orleans. Do not let your guard down in this establishment. This 200-year-old French Quarter building is an extremely active haunted house. What takes this to the next level is the empirical influence of its proprietor, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Bloody Mary. She alone is the one mortal that can move the gauge to a level that will stir your soul. As a cultural historian, local Voodoo Queen, medium, and paranormal investigator, Mary Milan (Bloody Mary) owns and operates the New Orleans Haunted Museum. She will show you the other side of her hometown and the spirits within. This museum offers much more than tours. See paranormal collections, while feeling the spirits gathered in a 200-year-old French Quarter building that holds many stirring and disturbing secrets. They also arrange for séances and psychic reading by experienced staff in their traditional Séance Room.

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.          

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Bourbon Orleans Hotel

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haunted Bourbon Orleans Hotel

The Bourbon Orleans was originally The Orleans Quadroon Ballroom built in 1817 and acted as a theater, a ballroom and later, a state and house legislative meeting place. In 1881, the Orleans Theater and Ballroom had been acquired by the Sisters of the Holy Family (the first African American order of Nuns) for use as an orphanage, medical ward, school, and convent. For 83 years, the Sisters remained there until they needed to expand. The Orleans Theater also shared the location and it functioned as an opera house. After 1960, the convent was transformed into the hotel.

The number of spirits residing in this building could rival any location in the spooky city. Ghosts who roam the halls and rooms of the Bourbon Orleans today lived during many different eras of this building's history. The sixth floor is quite active. For instance, you may see a Civil War Confederate Soldier here on the sixth floor. His behavior indicates he does not know he's dead or that the war is long over. Joining his ghostly path is a little girl who chases a ball down the sixth-floor hallway or playing a child-like game by herself.  It is thought that she may have lost her life to yellow fever while in the orphanage, finding joy in her afterlife. If you wish to book a divinely most haunted room, ask for Room 644. It is thought that a nun lives there. She actually is one of the favorite resident phantoms, but most terrifying of all. It is said she took her own life and now lives restlessly in our dimension. Rumors say she will awaken guests staying in room 644 by standing at the edge of their bed, praying over them as they sleep.

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.             

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Omni Royal Orleans

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haunted Omni Royal Orleans

The property that the hotel currently sits on dates back to the 1830s, when a small dirt-floor café stood here. Later, a hotel was constructed, with the original name of the St. Louis Hotel. After exchanging many hands, and through many events during the Civil War, destructive fires, in 1960 it was rebuilt and later named the Omni Royal Orleans.

The ghostly activity tends to focus on the second floor of the hotel so if you stay the night here, try and request a room on that level. But again, this place is a cesspool for the haunted, so anywhere you settle into, expect the spectral activity of some type. It has been reported several times that the spirit of a maid is said to be wandering the halls, making sure that each of the guests is comfortable and ensuring that their stay was a pleasant one. One other guest had mentioned that their sheets were said to be tucked in almost perfectly while waking up. The sounds of moaning and groaning in the halls have also been reported. While it was said that the slaves had been kept captive at the hotel or nearby in the French Quarter, many have said that the phantom noises may be from the spirits of those slaves that had endured harsh conditions and treatment as they were being bought or sold to other slave owners.

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.          

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Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Port Townsend, Vermont

Haunted Dauphine Orleans Hotel

Some of the buildings in its existing property have been here since 1775, though most of the hotel buildings made up of townhouses, cottages, and the old bordello were built during the 19th Century. Today, the Dauphine Orleans Hotel, opened in 1969, can be described as an updated boutique hotel with a three-storied combination of 18th century and 19th century regional-styled structures.   

Tales of twisted fates are retold through the generations at the Dauphine Orleans Hotel and its bar, May Bailey's Place. Through sightings, paranormal research, and documented letters, there seem to be four main characters who keep establishing their presence from beyond the grave. One of these frequent visitors is the Lost Bride ghost is believed to be the spirit of a young woman, Millie, who was working in May's Place as a courtesan. She met a young Confederate soldier and they fell in love and were set to be married. She became obsessed with the wedding and perfecting her wedding gown. On the morning of the wedding ceremony, her groom was shot in a gambling dispute. Millie was told of the news on the way to alter and never recovered from the grief. According to accounts, Millie took to wearing the wedding gown around May's Place, and even after her death many years later, Millie still roams the Dauphine hopelessly waiting for her fiancé.

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.      

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Brennan’s Restaurant

New Orleans, Louisiana

Haunted Brennan's Restaurant

This 1795 building once housed the Louisiana State Bank, served as a private residence frequented by President Andrew Jackson, and was home to eccentric chess master Paul Morphy. It was bequeathed to Tulane University, leased and then sold to the Brennan family in 1984, and in 2013 was bought by partners Ralph Brennan and Terry White, who completed a major restoration.

One of the hauntings involves the infamous specter of the second-story Red Room. It is said to be the spirit of a former owner who lost everything and committed suicide after murdering his family. Staff and employees, who go to the room for linens or tables and additional chairs, say there is a mysterious misty figure who haunts their steps the entire time. Patrons have reported the ghostly image of a man dressed in 18th-century clothing watching in disapproval at the festivities. Some have encountered a feeling of his presence, angry and foreboding, just outside the main door to the Red Room. Another active specter is said to be the ghost of the late Chef Paul Blange, who created many of the restaurant's signature dishes and helped build the reputation of the esteemed eatery. He worked at the famous eatery for decades and was so devoted that when he died a knife and fork and the restaurant’s menu, were placed across his chest as he lay in the coffin. He is said to lurk in the kitchen where the staff reports the feeling of being watched and something touching them while they are preparing meals. When the staff is locking up, Chef Paul will bang doors and pots in the empty kitchen.    

Discover more about this property by reading the details in our extended listing HERE.          

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By the way...

There are so many haunted places in this mystical city. We wish we could have listed them all. Here is a LINK that will take you to our current listing of the Most Haunted Places in New Orleans!


Here are some more reads about Haunted New Orleans...


The Haunted History of New Orleans: Ghosts of the French Quarter Paperback – January 1, 2013 by James Caskey  (Author)     Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead (America's Haunted Road Trip) Paperback – September 11, 2012 by Kala Ambrose  (Author)     Spooky New Orleans: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore Paperback – July 1, 2016 by S. E. Schlosser  (Author),



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