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NOLA Lore: French Quarter Haunts



Each week, J.A. Lloyd will take readers through the secret and unexamined legends, myths, and folklore of New Orleans past. This week, learn the stories behind three haunted Quarter destinations. 

 


Today in NOLA 4.24.17


Today, the Ogden unveils some new work in honor of International Sculpture Day. The Carver will host the local favorite, Ooh Poo Pah Doo Monday Blues. The Andrew Jackson Hotel opens its doors for a sleepover ghost hunt while Cafe Istanbul screens a foreign film about the French presidential election. Also, on this day in 1877, reconstruction ended in Louisiana.


Spirits' Soiree


This time of year, the ghost tours in the Quarter are not just for tourists. Today, the Friends of the Cabildo announced details for their popular Ghostly Tours and their 5th Annual Hostly Gallivant fundraiser.


Ghost Boasts Begin


Halloween is creeping closer which means several weeks of bad puns on Twitter and saturation level tales of hauntings in the Quarter. Yahoo! Travel Editor-In-Chief Paula Froelich is taking the lead on the latter. The writer’s tour of haunted New Orleans is the subject matter of a video on the site this week


Scream Team

House of Shock Ponders Its Own Mortality



The legendary House of Shock is closing its doors forever. Or is it? House of Shock has become ingrained in New Orleans horror and Halloween culture over the past twenty-two years. The destination was named number one Haunted House in the country by Haunted Attraction Magazine, and one couple even got married at the festival last year. However, due to a crippling 2013 season, the haunted house which also includes live music and pyrotechnics, has been forced to declare this the last year ever unless they can receive sufficient funds. 


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Renard Boissiere, Evan Z.E. Hammond, Naimonu James, Wilson Koewing, J.A. Lloyd, Nina Luckman, Dead Huey Long, Alexis Manrodt, Joseph Santiago, Andrew Smith, Cynthia Via, Austin Yde

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