NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) - Tucked away in Mid-City lies a two story, purple and blue home that dates back to the 1890s. New Orleans is haunted far beyond the French Quarter— the ghosts are spread all over town. That is just the case with the private residence of Bloody Mary, a voodoo queen, and paranormal investigator.
According to Bloody Mary, the home came with spirits and she brought a few of her own. The builder, Eduard, still calls the house his home. The spirits that roam the halls are known to be mistrustful of men, and very protective of Bloody Mary, however, she has set a boundary with her spirits. But it hasn't always been that way.
After Katrina, the good ghosts, the protectors, left the city and never came back, according to Bloody Mary. That left the door open for the dark side.
“I had a whole house of animals after Katrina because I did an animal rescue of a different type. So many died so quickly they needed help and I guess I was the person. I say that we're way less haunted than we were before,” Bloody Mary said.
Ghosts in the attic are now sealed in with holy oil, though they can still be heard on occasion. Bloody Mary says green orbs, seven to 12 inches in diameter can be seen floating around the bedroom and living room. Some spirits are even known to hide items, and another fixes things.
"At one point, so many spirits were filling the hall—it looked like a spirit party. They were dressed as clowns or costumed and were dancing about, so I had to settle them down," she said.
The home has been featured on numerous shows throughout the world, however, TV crews are rarely able to make it through a night. Do you think you have what it takes to go inside Bloody Mary's home? If so, visit her website for more information.