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Thibodaux is the Most Haunted Town You’ve Never Heard Of

posted: 03/10/17
by: Kelly McClure

Ruined mill at the Laurel Valley Sugar Plantation.jpg
Photo: Jet Lowe

When the subject of haunted locations in America comes up the first place to land at the top of the list is usually New Orleans. The paranormal and New Orleans seem to go hand in hand, but there's another section of Louisiana that just may have it beat when it comes to bragging rights for the most haunted place in the United States.

Thibodaux, Louisiana, located just under an hour and a half from New Orleans, is not the most well-known town, but it's quickly gaining a reputation for being a hotbed of paranormal activity--most of which is centered around Laurel Valley Plantation and Historic Village. The plantation dates back to the 1830s and was at one time the largest producer of sugar in Lafourche Parish until it stopped production in the 1930s.

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Since the working plantation shut down and was turned into a historic tourist destination many visitors have encountered paranormal activity such as frequent sightings of long deceased slaves who worked on the grounds. These apparitions are spotted all around the plantation, and even walking up and down the road, as though it were business as usual.

Other notable haunted locations in the town include their historic cemetery where apparitions are often spotted wandering the elaborate graves, and the Chauvin Sculpture Garden--started in 1990 by a spiritual eccentric named Kenny Hill as tribute to his relationship with the otherworldly.

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