Strange Tales of the American South

New Orleans stories, culture, travel and history.

A Visitor Comes Tapping

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013

A New Orleans haunted house story by Marlon Heimerl at HalloweenCostumes.com.

The Red Satin Pantyhose: New Orleans Ghost Story

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

New Orleans ghost story of a lawyer invesitgating the mysterious, brutal murders of local prostitutes. But the path to conviction leads to some very strange places.

Metairie Cemetery/New Orleans Cemeteries

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Metairie Cemetery and other historic New Orleans cemeteries.

New Orleans Sausage Ghost Story

Monday, May 4th, 2009

Sensational New Orleans murder that inspired The Sausage Ghost story.

The Flaming Tomb

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Story behind the famous “Flaming Tomb,” a haunted crypt that reguarly draws ghost hunters to New Orleans’ Metairie Cemetery.

Knock, Knock, Who’s There?

Sunday, April 12th, 2009

Cajun ghost story about a miserly father whose cruelty to his only daughter comes back to haunt him during a gulf storm.

The Sausage Ghost: New Orleans Ghost Story

Friday, April 10th, 2009

Gruesome New Orleans ghost story about a sausage shop owner who has a unique way of getting rid of his wife.

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