Join ghost hunter Kala Ambrose on an exploration of the magic, the mystery, and the supernatural happenings of the Crescent City.
New Orleans is formed into the shape of a crescent, which is believed by many to form a sacred chalice that holds and stores energy. This reportedly makes it a unique area in which magic—and supernatural phenomena—are magnified. New Orleanians love their city so much that some of them stick around even after they should cross over to the Great Beyond!
Since childhood, author Kala Ambrose has seen and felt ghosts and restless spirits. Now a ghost hunter, Kala serves as your travel guide, exploring the history of the city and taking you to 39 haunted places, where you might see or hear these ghostly residents for yourself. In Spirits of New Orleans, the author leads you to haunted homes and alleys; to cemeteries and hotels; to restaurants, bars, stores, and any other place where people have reported paranormal experiences.
Each entry includes
- a historical overview of the haunted place
- the story of ghostly happenings in that place
- advice on visiting the place yourself—if you dare
From the grave of Voodoo priestess Marie Laveau to the discomfort and dread patrons felt at the LaLaurie House, from the ghostly monk a Place d’Armes to the ghosts of giggling children at the Hotel Monteleone, you’ll embark on a unique and enticing journey into the haunted history and magical ceremonies of New Orleans. Prepare to be introduced to supernatural rituals and practices that can help you understand and embrace the cultural significance of the beliefs, superstitions, legends, and lore in this singular city. Happy ghost hunting!
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