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The Haunting of Louisiana

The Haunting of Louisiana

By: Barbara Sillery

In Louisiana there are as many ghostly inhabitants as real ones. Pirates, voodoo queens, Civil War soldiers, singing monks, the loup garou (Cajun werewolf), and a little girl trapped in the mirror are a few of the legendary spirits you’ll encounter within these pages. From America’s most haunted home, the Myrtles Plantation, in St. Francisville, to a castle in Baton Rouge, and on to the fabled streets of the French Quarter, the folklore is a living part of the state’s mysterious past. The book is based on the PBS documentary of the same title produced and written by Barbara Sillery. The documentary won a Telly award, two Press Club awards, and a regional Emmy nomination. The Haunting of Louisiana (the book) includes intriguing behind-the-scenes incidents that happened to the author and her crew during the filming of the documentary. A list of the addresses of all of the haunted sites are provided at the back of the book.

“Barbara Sillery weaves her stories with a seamless twist of narrative and dialogue.” – Renee Peck, The Times-Picayune.

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