TWO PURPORTEDLY HAUNTED PLACES IN NORTH LOUISIANA

October 31st, 2019 by

The weather’s getting cooler, and that means Halloween is just around the corner. With Halloween comes trick-or-treaters, hayrides, fall carnivals, and fun times with the family, especially here at Hebert’s Town and Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. This is also the season of ghost stories, tales of otherworldly happenings, and reminders of the places we usually keep away from, like old cemeteries. But ghosts don’t just haunt old cemeteries. To get you into the Halloween spirit, seen below are two purportedly haunted places in North Louisiana. And if you need a great new or used vehicle that won’t do that “WHY WON’T THE CAR START?!” thing as the ghosties close in, come see us today at Hebert’s Town and Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram of Shreveport 

SHREVEPORT MUNICIPAL AUDITORIUM, SHREVEPORT, LA

The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium has been an integral part of the Shreveport community for decades, and a landmark in Rock-n-Roll’s history.  At one time it hosted the weekly radio and TV show known as The Louisiana Hayride, which featured such musical greats as Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash and Hank Williams. Even though it has been renovated, the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is purported to be one of the most active paranormal spots in the region. Maybe having been renovated, it woke up even more spirits! For years, paranormal investigators have been able to catch photos of phantoms and EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon) of disembodied voices, and cries. Witnesses say that doors inside the building will often mysteriously open and close by themselves, and visitors to the auditorium have reported feeling like they were either touched on the shoulder or roughly pushed by an unseen force. Are you brave enough to visit?

TAYLORTOWN TOWER, BOSSIER PARISH, LA

Originally the bell tower of the Methodist Episcopal Church of Taylortown, built in 1907, Taylortown Tower has been rumored to be a ghost-sighting go-to for years, with many saying a pale woman in a tattered wedding dress haunts the tower. Visitors often claim they heard a woman weeping or screams of a woman, when no one else around. Local folklore has it a young bride was at the church preparing to take her wedding vows, but received news that her husband-to-be had been killed in an automobile accident earlier that morning. The shock of hearing her future-husband had died made her so distraught she flung herself down the stairs of the bell tower, while other versions of the story have the young bride jumping from one of the windows in the bell tower. To this day, some say the ghost of the distraught bride still roams the grounds of the bell tower, mourning the loss of her groom.

Are you spooked yet and in the Halloween spirit? We hope so, because we do love sharing these fun stories during the Halloween season. If you plan to visit these famous places, and need a new vehicle to get you out those spooky spots, come see your friends at Hebert’s Town and Country Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Let us assist you in getting a quality vehicle at a quality price, no tricks. Or you can shop our vast selection of vehicles on our website. Have a safe and happy Halloween. Hope to see you soon.