There’s plenty of haunted history in Louisiana, and when most think of hauntings in this state, they think of New Orleans, but the crescent city doesn’t have the only haunted history. If you’re looking for some spooky places to visit during Halloween or any time, check out this list of my favorites.
- The Logan Mansion, 725 Austin Place in Shreveport: Legend has it that this place is haunted by a little girl who fell to her death from an attic window at the turn of the century. It’s open Saturday from 6 pm – 9 pm for guided tours. Cost is $10. Call 318-459-2285 for more information. I’ll be visiting Saturday night, and hopefully will escape safely to report on the haunting of the mansion. Be sure to come back and read my review.
- The Mansfield State Historic Site, “Ghosts of the Past” Nighttime Battlefield Tour, Saturday, Oct 29, 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. Visitors will be led by candle lantern along the park battlefield trail after dark where the “horrors” and aftermath of a Civil War battlefield will be revealed. For more information call 888-677-6267 toll free or 872-1474 locally.
- The Village Restaurant in Grand Cane: Legend has it that the building sits on an old Indian burial ground. When I visited several years ago, probably 2004 or 2005, I took photos inside and when I looked at them, there were orbs on the picture. The building burned down a couple of years ago, but has since been rebuilt.
- The Municipal Auditorium in Shreveport: 705 Elvis Presley Avenue, Shreveport. Where the term “Elvis has left the building” was coined. Unexplained Mysteries confirmed that the Municipal Auditorium is haunted. The Louisiana Spirits, a paranormal investigation club, spent the night in the famous auditorium and recorded four hours of spooky footage with digital cameras, video cameras, and sound-recording equipment. The Shreveport morgue and coroner’s office were located in the basement for several years.
- Bonnie and Clyde ambush site: At the actual ambush site, there is a small monument that has been erected to acknowledge the end of Bonnie and Clyde’s criminal era. From Gibsland, take Hwy 154 South for eight miles to see the monument. It is nondescript, and difficult to find if one is not paying attention, but worth the stop for a photo opportunity.
Check out these websites for information on haunted places in Shreveport:
- Haunt Louisiana
- Louisiana Spirits
- Haunted Louisiana
- Real Haunts
- Ghosts of America
- Unexplained Mysteries