Join us to hear ghost stories, tales of vampires, and voodoo legends.
Since its founding, New Orleans has suffered more disease, disasters, destruction and death than any other American city. Spirits are taken for granted here! The influence of Voodoo has been profound and it seems that almost every building has its own haunting story. Even the sidewalks and rooftops have their resident ghosts and spirits.
In early New Orleans, many of the settlers were wild Indians, criminals, and prostitutes. Gambling, murder and Voodoo reigned supreme. The little settlement grew into a bustling port city, which are notorious for the excessive crime. In this atmosphere, the occult found fertile ground. Voodoo Priestesses were very active; their spells were called Gris Gris. A Gris Gris was a spell cast by a Voodoo Priestess, manifested in a Talisman, which was a piece of cloth containing things like fingernail clippings, hair, a piece of clothing, etc. of the victim. Dolls were also used for spells. Chicken feet and feathers were particularly feared. These phenomena profoundly impacted a very superstitious population. All of the numerous ethnic groups that settled in New Orleans added their peculiar attributes, making New Orleans a melting pot. Hence, murder, gambling, prostitution and hauntings prevailed.
Join us for an historical, fun-filled, and chilling after-dark walk around the Quarter’s edges in search of the living dead. Magic Tours created and nurtured this unique New Orleans haunted tour that is now imitated by so many! Some do it passably, other do it embarrassingly. We do it professionally and are proud to call it our own, since 1992.