Traveling through the swamplands of Louisiana is an adventure, not only through nature, but through history. The dank humid air and large oaks filled with Spanish Moss add an air of the creepy. So much is haunted here. These swamp lands were once dotted with large plantations and some of them still exist today. Laura Plantation and Oak Alley Plantation are found near Vacherie, Lousiana. Today, they are museums that one can explore and possibly interact with a few ghosts. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings of the Laura and Oak Alley Plantations! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Jared Rang and features The Johnny Cash Tarantula and This Month in History features the pardoning of gunslinger John Wesley Hardin. Our location suggested by Yvette Tan.
The Green Fairy is the nickname for a once illegal liquor known as absinthe. There are a few places in New Orleans where one can get a shot of absinthe. The most famous place is the Old Absinthe House, but there are also the Mahogany Jazz Club and Pirate’s Alley Cafe. These locations have not only that spirit, but some human spirits too. We figured, why not put together a legendary drink that claims to cause hallucinations with tales of ghosts? Join us for a jaunt down the streets and alleys of the French Quarter in pursuit of a special fairy and the ghosts connected to it! The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Justin Rimmel and features unexplained sleeping deaths that inspired Wes Craven and This Month in History features Jones and Morrison dying on same day, two years apart.
We had just one night in New Orleans on a recent road trip and we made the most of it since it was Kelly’s first time here. We booked a room at the Andrew Jackson Hotel, had dinner at the Napoleon House – one of America’s most famous bars – and took in a couple of the local creepy stores before heading on a ghost tour with Haunted History Tours. Join us as we share the history and haunts of the Andrew Jackson Hotel and Napoleon House. The Moment in Oddity was suggested by Scott Booker and features Andrew Jackson’s swearing parrot and This Month in History features sweet rationing ending in Britain.
On today’s episode, we are joined by special co-host Patrick Keller of The Big Seance Podcast! Patrick is not only a paranormal investigator, but he also recently visited the Myrtles Plantation and shares his experiences there. Southern charm abounds at the beautiful Antebellum Myrtles Plantation. The mansion has been restored to its former glory and houses much of the original architectural and decorative features. The city where it is located has a deep history and once was a very important city in the south. The Myrtles Plantation is considered one of the most haunted places in Louisiana.The story behind the hauntings is tragic and many people claim to have had experiences while staying at the Myrtles, which is now a Bed & Breakfast. Join us as we explore the history and hauntings at the Myrtle Plantation. Moment in Oddity features the mummy of Bishop Peder Winstrup and This Day in History features the first World’s Fair held in New York City at the Crystal Palace.