New Orleans considers itself the most haunted city in America. And no wonder. The port town was built more than 300 years ago on a bedrock of anguish, from wars and natural disasters, to the exploitation of the enslaved and an ample leavening of deadly pestilence for good measure.
Ghost tours abound around the French Quarter, leading believers and skeptics on wild ghost chases. They are all kinds of fun, especially the haunted pub crawls, where tippling is encouraged. Take a tour or do the rounds at these bars with some pals to get in the spirit — just don’t be surprised along the way. In New Orleans, where voodoo arts are still practiced and haunted treasures abound, it’s no wonder the natives, dead and otherwise, tend to get restless...
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