Strange Tales of the American South

Louisiana stories, culture, travel and history.

Irwin Tarheel and the Fair Folk: Louisiana Folktale

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

Louisiana twist on the legend of the Fair Folk, written by Sam McDonald.

Conjurin’ Woman’s Daughter’s Curse

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Engaged couple makes the mistake of visiting a haunted Louisiana plantation. Ghost story written by Cheryal Hussain.

A Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at

The Red Satin Pantyhose: New Orleans Ghost Story

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

New Orleans ghost story of a lawyer invesitgating the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places.

Pride at a Gas Station

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

Who is the crazy local gal wandering around a Louisana gas station asking customers about her missing mother? Find out in this Louisiana ghost story from Sabrina Alipate.

Rest Stop

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

Lynching victim of the Ku Klux Klan in Louisiana places a horrible curse on her killers.

Metairie Cemetery/New Orleans Cemeteries

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Metairie Cemetery and other historic New Orleans cemeteries.

Cajun Superstitions and Spells

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Cajun supersititons and spells to get you through the day.

New Orleans Sausage Ghost Story

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Sensational New Orleans murder that inspired The Sausage Ghost story.

Myrtles Plantation and Louisiana Plantations

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Haunted Myrtles Plantation, plus history of slavery on Louisiana plantations.

Blinded By Love

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story of a traveling preacher and his new wife who spend the night in a haunted house, and learn that marriage can be even more terrifying than ghosts!

Chancy Fox

Saturday, April 18th, 2009

Louisiana gambler runs afoul of swamp vampires while on the run from the law.

The Flaming Tomb

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.

I Don’t Feel Dead Yet!

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

African-American ghost story from Louisiana about a poor widow who wants to get on her with her life – if only her husband would stay dead!

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.

Mama Coon Coon: A Louisiana Swamp Folktale

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana Swamp Folktale about a local fisherwoman whose unique way of fishing for crabs in the bayou gets her into trouble.

The Promise

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about two childhood friends who make a mutual promise that must be kept – even beyond the grave!

Marie Jolie

Saturday, April 11th, 2009

Cajun folktale about a beautiful girl who has the misfortune of choosing a real devilish mate.

Patin’s Punkin Patch

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Spooky Cajun ghost story about two boys’ misadventures in a haunted pumpkin patch one Halloween.

The Sausage Ghost: New Orleans Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Gruesome New Orleans ghost story about a sausage shop owner who has a unique way of getting rid of his wife.

The Slave Girl of Myrtles Plantation: Louisiana Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Louisiana ghost story about the well documented hauntings at Myrtles Plantation.

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