Who is the crazy local gal wandering around a Louisiana gas station asking customers about her missing mother? Find out in this Louisiana ghost story from Sabrina Alipate.
Louisiana is known for its diverse stories as much as its food, music and culture. Its storytellers trace their roots to a melding of European and Canadian settlers, Creoles, Cajuns and African-American slaves, along with Native-American peoples. Louisiana’s distinctive landscapes – eerie marshes and swamps, barrier islands and coastlines, not to mention the raucous streets of New Orleans – serve as vivid settings for many a tall tale.
Below are some of Louisiana’s best known stories. From the Cajun devil folktale of Marie Jolie, to the creepy New Orleans legend of The Sausage Ghost, to the infamous (and real?) Chloe, Slave Ghost of Myrtles Plantation, take a storytelling journey with us through this unique state.
African-American woman accused of witchcraft is murdered by Louisiana Klansman. Then the vengeful curse begins. Written by Harris Tobias.
New Orleans above ground cemeteries are iconic landmarks. But why would anyone want to be buried in tombs above ground?
Louisiana Cajun folklore, superstitions, spells and legends are known around the world. Learn more about the unique Southern culture they come from.