Is St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans Haunted?
Is St. Louis Cemetery #1 in New Orleans haunted? St. Louis #1 is one of the oldest cemeteries in New Orleans and is rumored to be the resting place of Marie Laveau, the Voodoo Queen. But is it haunted? Listen and vote!
Questions Explored in this Episode
Why do they bury people above ground in New Orleans? What happens to the bodies when they are above ground? When was the cemetery build and why? Who are some of the most famous people buried there? Why do people feel like they see Marie Laveau haunting the place? What do they do at her grave? What other spirits do visitors claim to see? Are there spirits in this cemetery?
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History of St. Louis #1 Cemetery
Pat explores the history of the graveyard and why it is so famous. He also explains why the graves are above ground.
Pat and Rebecca debate whether or not St. Louis #1 is haunted. Does Marie Laveau still walk the cemetery? Is there a little boy named Alphonse wondering the grounds? Is Henry Vignes still looking for his grave? You decide.
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Sources for this Week’s Episode
New Orleans Catholic Cemeteries: https://nolacatholiccemeteries.org/st-louis-cemetery-1
NewOrleans.com – https://www.neworleans.com/listing/st-louis-cemetery-no-1/32159/
Ghost City Tours: https://ghostcitytours.com/new-orleans/haunted-places/haunted-cemeteries/st-louis-cemetery/
NOLA Ghosts: https://nolaghosts.com/the-st-louis-cemetery-no-1/
Very Local: https://www.verylocal.com/the-ghosts-of-st-louis-cemetery-1/23411/
Puzzle Box Horror: https://puzzleboxhorror.com/encyclopedia-of-supernatural-horror/st-louis-cemetery-no-1/
Arcadia Publishing: https://www.arcadiapublishing.com/Navigation/Community/Arcadia-and-THP-Blog/October-2016/The-6-Best-Oktoberfest-Celebrations-in-America-(2)
Music for this episode was performed by Michael Rivers
Intro: “III. Allegro moderato from Gargoyles” by Lowell Liebermann
Outro: “Dream Images (Love-Death Music)” by George Crumb
Bumper: “Ghost Waltz” by Lowell Liebermann
“Pat Facts” and “Ghost Story” themes by Mondo
“Time for a Debate” theme by Gail Gallagher gailgallaghermusic.com