Designed as a guide for locals, new residents, and travelers seeking encounters with the unique, off-the-beaten-path history of the Crescent City, this book will enable novice and experienced paranormal adventurers to see beyond the surface of the usual tourist haunts and historic sites. Detailed descriptions and historical background for more than seventy locations guide readers to sites of various tragedies, criminal activities, and ghostly legends and lore throughout New Orleans and at locations along the lower Mississippi River. Suggested stops include famous cemeteries such as St. Louis Cemetery #1 and Lafayette Cemetery # 1 and the former homes of Civil War notables like Confederate president Jefferson Davis and Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard. After visiting the spirits at world-famous bars and restaurants such as Commanders Palace and Arnauds Restaurant, visitors may want to take a seat next to a ghost at the haunted Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.
A short drive upriver, adventurous souls will find the world-famous Myrtles Plantation, reputed to be the most haunted house in America, and other beautiful remnants of the antebellum South, including the magnificent Oak Alley, San Francisco Plantation, and the Old State Capitol in Baton Rouge. Jeff Dwyer describes in simple terms how to hunt for ghosts, detect paranormal activity, and interact with supernatural phenomena. Paranormal enthusiasts will find several appendices that provide research material, Internet resources, and contact information for paranormal organizations and ghost tours. For the nonbeliever, this book serves as a unique souvenir and travel guide to places often overlooked.
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Author Biography - Jeff Dwyer
Jeff Dwyer lived in Southern California for nine years, two of them on Catalina Island. He has spent a great deal of time ghost hunting, scuba diving, and bicycling hundreds of miles of back roads in San Diego and Santa Barbara. A native of Northern California, he currently works as a clinical specialist in cardiology. Numerous inexplicable experiences in hospitals, cemeteries, and historic sites around the Bay Area led to extensive research that culminated in his first book Ghost Hunters Guide to the San Francisco Bay Area. Mr. Dwyer resides with his wife and three children in Fairfield, California.