With Halloween coming up, haunted destinations are great for active thrill seekers. The best place to find them is in one of the most haunted places in America: Louisiana. Louisiana is home to some of the most chilling places that are open to the public. Whether you choose to visit a haunted house, theater, cemetery, or restaurant, the historic city is sure to deliver when you’re looking to explore a bit of the supernatural. This is especially fun around the months leading up to Halloween.

When we’re talking haunted attractions in Louisiana, we aren’t talking about constructed haunted houses with live actors and jump scares… this is the real deal. Whether you truly believe or are more of a skeptic, below are some places you should plan on visiting if you’re interested in the city’s haunted past.

The LaLaurie Mansion

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If you think you recognize this building, that’s because you’ve probably seen it featured on the popular TV series American Horror Story. This now privately owned home in New Orleans’ French Quarter is believed to be where a woman named Delphine LaLaurie tortured slaves. Due to this history, people in the area even go so far as to call it the “Haunted House.” The LaLauri Mansion is regularly surrounded by people snapping pictures and ghost tours that tell the stories of the deaths, medical experiments, fire, and other gruesome tragedies that haunt this building. While many accounts that happened in this mansion are likely exaggerated rumors, there’s definitely a negative energy hanging in the air that spooks everyone who walks by. You can read the full story behind the house and Delphine LaLaurie by clicking here.

The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium

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An auditorium that has hosted musical legends such as Johnny Cash and Elvis Presley is also said to host the supernatural. According to employees, doors seem to mysteriously open and close, weird noises are abundant, and on top of this, people have claimed to see the ghost of a girl in a blue dress. Book a concert, comedy show, or a ghost tour with them for an unforgettable and perhaps a spine-tingling experience.

Oak Alley Plantation

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The Oak Alley Plantation is a place where staff and visitors have said to have experienced supernatural encounters. The grounds there are beautiful… perhaps hauntingly so. Plan a visit and take a guided tour to enjoy the scenery. Who knows, you may catch a glimpse of a mysterious figure lurking in the shadows, feel a cold chill in the air, or hear the voice of someone from the past.

Experience America’s Most Haunted City

New Orleans, LA is referred to as America’s most haunted city. While there are many theories as to why it’s so haunted, people have come to the consensus that it is due to a combination of factors. These include the city’s age, its predisposition to major natural disasters, and violence that took place in the past.

If you’re up for seeing a bunch of spooky locations, consider booking a New Orleans ghost tour from Ghost City. You’ll get to see a number of haunted locations, learn about their history, and have an unforgettable experience. Ghost City has five different tours that you can choose from: The Ghosts of New Orleans Tour, New Orleans Cemetery Tour (all ages), The Killers and Thrillers Tour, Dead of Night Ghost Hunt Experience (ages 16+), and the Haunted Pub Crawl (ages 21+).

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