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Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ghost tour of the French Quarter New Orleans & The Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, LA

I have been wanting to tour the Myrtles, an historic and allegedly haunted plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana for years, and we finally did so recently.
Unfortunately, the current owners only allow photographs to be taken in the foyer at the beginning of the tour, but fortunately for us, my family caught several very interesting photographs there in the middle of the afternoon.
I don't know if I will ever have the guts to stay the night in the main house B&B, so this may be as close as I ever get to witnessing the hauntings at The Myrtles.
Below are 3 photos I took that show what seems to be an apparition appearing right in front of me.  I quickly snapped, for no reason I was aware of, 3 photos of the same doorway.
In the first photo, you see the door, and to the right of it there is a buffet table with a statue on it and a gold framed mirror above it. I believe the dark blur to the left of the doorway is the camera belonging to the person standing to my left.

Then in the second photo I took, you start to see an orange light appearing on the right side, in front of the buffet table.
Then in this 3rd photo, you clearly see the door and the buffet table, with just a hint of the black statue on it. What can't be explained, is the flesh toned apparition to the left of that, at about eye level to me, as well as the dark area behind and to the right of it. Everything is clear except for the apparition and the area around it. The edge of the mirror would have been on the top right of my photo and can't be seen. I can't tell if I'm seeing the profile of someone, a man maybe? with a beard? and his shoulder/chest area...?
What do you think?

Below, is a photo my son, Shaun, took of an orb coming down the stairs. If you zoom in, it's blurry around the orb and clear everywhere else, except in the foyer where it looks like there's sunlight kind of blurring things. But the stairs were clear, except around the orb. I don't want to claim ectoplasm in the foyer since it could be sunlight.

We also took the Haunted History Ghost Tour of the French Quarter in New Orleans one evening.
The most interesting photo was taken by my son, Ryan. He took a picture at the infamous LaLaurie house, of a window through the arch above the courtyard door.

At first glance you don't really see anything, but when you crop the photo, you can see a light apparition looking out of the window. First we made out the tuxedo jacket, and then we looked closer and noticed that the head was a skull. When my son Shaun googled "LaLaurie mansion skeleton butler", we found out that it is a known legend, and many people have taken photos of this apparition. This was the first time either of us had ever taken photos of an apparition. Usually I get orbs, mostly at night time and usually at Christmas family get-togethers. I caught strange light anomalies, ectoplasm? at the St. Louis cemetery No. 1 in the daytime, which was a first for me.

Here's a cool photo my son Shaun took in Jackson Square. On the right side you see a planter with an orb in front of it. Look at the lady to the left of it. Her arm and purse are blurred. The rest of the photo is clear.

This was a fun, exciting trip. We enjoyed the tours and would love to do it again. New Orleans is always a great place to visit, and we never get to stay long enough, which gives us an excuse to return - especially for the beignets and cafe au lait at Cafe du Monde!!

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