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Buy a haunted house for Halloween

HAUNTED HOUSE FOR SALE – 3.8 million

It seems that nearly every residence of a certain age in New Orleans comes with reports of ghosts and the Lafitte Guest House is no exception. The Bourbon Street boutique hotel is a three-story guest house with 14 restored guest rooms with private baths. HauntedHouses.com says the house is home to several spirits including the ghost of a little girl who died of yellow fever.

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ADDRESS: 1003 Bourbon Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70116 | 504.581.2678
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LOCATION:

Lafitte’s Guest House can be found on the corner of Bourbon St. and St. Philip St., just half a block up from Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Pub and a few blocks from the bar action on Bourbon Street, in the residential area just north of the heart of the entertainment area of New Orleans.

DESCRIPTION:

Lafitte’s Guest House probably got its name for being so close to Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Pub. This restored mansion is described as an 1849, 3 storied French-style  luxury boutique hotel, with an attached wing on the back of the mansion.

HISTORY OF MANIFESTATIONS:

A baby of one of the previous owners died here.

In Room 21, a little girl died of yellow fever.

Her mother never recovered emotionally, and died in the room some years later.

MANIFESTATIONS:

Entity of an infant –

Sounds of an infant crying are heard in the mansion.

Entity of a little girl, known as Marie ( 8 -10 years old)

She has appeared in the mirror that is found, outside of room 21.

She has appeared and talked with children who are guests of the hotel.

Unhappy entity of a woman –

Sounds of a woman’s sobbing  inside room 21 are heard by the living.

A feeling of sorrow and despair has been felt in room 21.

This female entity has communicated with a guest who stayed in room 21.

This female entity does enjoy walking around Lafitte’s Guest House, and will turn on and off lights.

STILL HAUNTED?

It seems to be. There are many strong eye-witness experiences that have been reported for many years. Sometmes walls do talk.

See pictures of interior Here.

See more haunted New Orleans Here.

Posted:  10.08.09

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Obama’s social secretary was Zulu queen – twice

From Gawker:

More details are emerging about Desiree Rogers, Obama’s Social Director.  Another Chicago friend of the Obama’s who has moved to D. C., Ms. Rogers was a New Orleans Zulu queen, twice.

desiree-rogers1Born in New Orleans in 1959. Rogers’s father, Roy Glapion, helped revive the Zulu Social Aid & Pleasure Club, one of the krewes which run the city’s Carnival. Rogers served as the krewe’s Zulu queen in 1988 and again in 2000, a few months after her father’s death. According to the HistoryMakers website, she has adopted the city’s unofficial motto, “Laissez les bon temps rouler” (let the good times roll), as  her own.

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Shown here during her 2000 reign as Zulu Queen Mrs. Desiree’ Glapion-Rogers still holds the spotlight

Zulu celebrated the 100th anniversary of its 1909 founding with a yearlong exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum in the French Quarter.  The club is proud Desiree Glapion Rogers, Queen Zulu 2000, was appointed to President Barack Obama’s staff.

Walk into “From Tramps to Kings: 100 Years of Zulu,” a new exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytère, and the first thing you will see — alongside several familiar 10-foot tribal parade figures, towering even without their floats — is one of the finest Mardi Gras gowns ever made.

Designed by the renowned Colombo family it was worn by 2000 Queen Desiree Glapion Rogers.

 

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See previous post on Desiree Rogers Here.

UPDATE:  Desiree Roger replaced by Julianna Smoot in March of 2010.

http://www.daylife.com/article/0fxK6Kz2tL0TZ?q=Julianna+Smoot

Posted:  02.16.09

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