Michael DeMocker has been a photojournalist in New Orleans for over twenty years. He’s been the National Press Photographer Association’s Regional Photographer of the Year three times and loves photographing all things New Orleans. He lives Uptown with his wife, son, and two dogs of varying intelligence.
We live in New Orleans, so yes, we know, there’s no shortage of ghost stories. Yes, we all know about Madame LaLaurie and Marie Laveau, but what about the other ghosts. There’s just so many calling out for us to see them.
Sure we know about the Queen of Voodoo, but what other ghosts inhabit one of the cities oldest cemeteries?
The Yellow Fever epidemic of 1853 ravaged New Orleans, leaving behind something more ghostly than just grief.
This is the tale of an ornery old man and a mischievous little girl whose Uptown neighborhood quarrel continued beyond the grave.
As Carnival parades return to the streets of New Orleans, revelers and krewes might not realize they are celebrating life alongside the dead, with many purportedly haunted spots on or just a doubloon’s throw away from the parade route.
Our story begins with the Casket Girls of Ursuline Convent – a towering building that still stands in the French Quarter where nuns, ghosts and vampires are said to coexist.
Hear now the tragic tale of one Marguerite O’Donnell, a Bourbon Street showgirl whose love triangle life reads like the pages of a dramatic play. Her heartbroken ghost is said to have killed her younger lover in a fiery rage, quite literally.
Cruel experiments. Suicide, murder and looting. Blood dripping from the ceilings of a Garden District home.
At sunset, he could be seen peering down on the street, horns and all.
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas opened its doors to visitors since closing down four months ago for the COVID-19 pandemic. Visitors to the aquarium are required to wear masks at the indoor facility and must purchase a timed ticket ahead of time to limit capacity and encourage social distancing.