Highland Road Near Lee Drive – As a resident of Baton Rouge, I can tell you that Highland Road is beautiful. Some wealthy residents make their homes on the bluffs and golf courses along this stretch of road. In the months of September and October, our police stations are inundated with calls about ghostly sightings here. Injured confederate soldiers hobble along the street during the fall months drawing much attention. Reports say their injuries are horrific and most have missing limbs and are covered in blood. (Nope never witnessed it!)
The Spanish Moon – At this nightclub patrons have witnessed beer taps turning on by themselves and plates and glasses flying through the air (and it wasn’t a bar fight). In the 1920’s the building was used as a makeshift morgue, but it was just over thirty years ago that the place was used as a wino flop-house, and this is the era from which most believe the spirits originated.
The Old State Capitol – Our Old State Capitol Building looks like a castle and is one of my favorite places in the city. The ghost of “Pierre”, a senator from a by-gone time who died of a heart attack during the discussion of a hot political issue. Motion sensors set off the alarms in the building and nothing can be found on the security cameras. He has also been seen in the room where the Senate once met. Perhaps, he’s only waiting to finish his argument?
Old State Penitentiary – This building now houses the headquarters of the Louisiana State Police. What was at one time the execution chamber and morgue is now offices. Here radios turn on and off and prisoners from the past roam the hallways. (Guess their just happy to get out of their cells.)
Guaranty Income Life & Broadcasting- The morgue of Baton Rouge General Hospital was once located on the bottom floor of this building. Now the morgue freezer serves as file storage. It is said that at night the temperature of the first floor drops several degrees and that the elevators run unmanned. Security guards refuse to visit the first floor because of the strange noises that can be heard at all hours of the night.
Hope you enjoyed!
Monique O’Connor James
Author of The Keepers – http://www.amazon.com/The-Keepers-ebook/dp/B0054LO9E8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1331129226&sr=8-6
Coming May 2012 – Becoming Jolie from Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing.