Just Landed In New Orleans
Posted 24 October 2014 - 06:04 PM
Take a ghost tour (Haunted History is my personal favorite), vampire tour, or voodoo tour.
I suggest that the cemetery tours are a waste of money. While they aren't like any anywhere else in north America, there's nothing there that you can't find out yourself. The two I'd suggest seeing are St Louis #1 outside the French Quarter. Marie Leveaux is buried there. She's a very famous voodoo priestess that lived around the time of Madam and Dr LaLaurie (part of the ghost story fun, trust me). There are two traditions associated with her tomb. One is marking a black x on the outside of the tomb. DO NOT DO THIS even if you see other people do it. It's extremely illegal. Last year some idiot broke in after dark and painted a tomb pink. He has since been arrested, is going to jail for two years and was fined $24,000 for defacing a national monument. The second is to buy a little bottle of rum. Take a drink and pour half on the ground outside her tomb, then leave the bottle for her. Tradition has it that you just had a drink with Marie and she will give you good luck for a year and a day.
It's said that New Orleans is the most haunted city in the world with a ghost for every block of the city. While I sincerely doubt that, it is most definitely haunted. My hotel has several ghost stories associated with it, for example. While I won't broadcast the name of the hotel because it could be seen as advertising and therefore is not allowed, we get told stories all the time by guests.
Really any stories I tell you here will ruin the tours so I'll let you do it the fun way.
Hope you enjoy yourself. This is the perfect time of year to visit.
Posted 09 June 2016 - 08:20 AM
Edited by Kwekwe, 09 June 2016 - 08:21 AM.
Posted 13 June 2016 - 12:03 AM
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