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Fiona Broome's free podcasts about ghost hunting and haunted places. Broadcast irregularly since 2006. For more information, visit

Dec 1, 2017

This podcast is one of my earliest. I originally recorded it in October 2006, shortly after Hurricane Katrina. The following topics are part of this 20-minute recording.

Hotel Monteleone appears to be a portal of some kind. (That's true of many French Quarter locations.) This hotel is unusual because people not only encounter the hotel's ghosts, they seem to connect with their own loved ones, as well.

Jackson Square's vivid military history is just one reason why it's among New Orleans' most haunted areas.

Pirates Alley is named after the ghost of pirate Jean Lafitte. He and his brothers - and perhaps other pirates - appear there, especially on foggy nights.

Brennan's Restaurant is a popular, internationally famous restaurant. It's also the home of four ghosts. Two appear upstairs. Two appear downstairs.

New Orleans is still among America's best places to encounter ghosts. Some areas of New Orleans are still in recovery, even in 2017 as I'm updating this. But, the French Quarter was barely touched by the hurricane and the flooding that followed.

Related links:
The haunted portrait of Comte LeFleur : Three photos of his changing portrait.
Hotel Monteleone - One of New Orleans' most elegant hotels is also one of its most haunted... in a good way.
New Orleans online - Learn more about one of America's best vacation spots.
Brennan's Restaurant - Visit for world-class dining... and a few encounters with real ghosts.

New Orleans book: I mentioned this project in my podcast. However, my publisher and I were never able to agree on several important issues. So, I'm sorry to say that book wasn't completed and I don't expect to resume work on it.

Glitches: The sound quality isn't very good, but - in 2006 - after two weeks of truly weird things happening to the recording, I decided to post it anyway.

Then, in 2009, when we changed Hollow Hill's format and had to re-import all the files, this one file kept giving us problems. I'm not sure why, but it makes me wonder just what I said in the podcast that results in these weird glitches.

Music by: Devin Anderson (I think he's now Devin Anderson Wiley)