New Orleans is also one of the most haunted cities in America, where real estate signs are as likely to say “NOT HAUNTED” as “FOR SALE” and vampires and ghosts purportedly fill the streets.
What makes New Orleans evoke this haunted spirit? As one of the older cities in America, New Orleans has had centuries to collect it’s thousands of ghost stories. But in addition to its age, New Orleans has a habit of natural disasters and epidemics, along with a history dotted with violent episodes and a bit of a rough-and-tumble nature. On top of that, many of its residents observe a variety of long-held religious traditions that celebrate the dead. If there’s any American city where the paranormal sits just beneath the surface, it’s New Orleans.
The best way to explore into this historical and cultural aspect of New Orleans – a “freaky trail,” one might say – is to dive into exploring ghosts, vampires, voodoo and witches throughout the city. Here are some of the best paranormal experiences on the freaky trail in New Orleans.