When Amy LeBaron, folklorist and college professor from Natchitoches, Louisiana, and John Ennis, culinary student from Parsippany, New Jersey, decided to get married, they knew that not just any location would work…and a traditional ceremony was out of the question. So, they did what any ghost loving couple would do…they headed to New Orleans to tie the knot in front of Marie LaVeau’s tomb in St. Louis Cemetery #1. With renowned Voodoo Priestess “Bloody” Mary Milan as official, the two exchanged vows on May 9, 2009.
Stay tuned next month for an October special detailing the voodoo ritual and a special look at their wedding album.
Watch the trailer for the Robert J Wilson (The Soul Collector: 1999) directed horror film For Sale by Owner (2009). Filmed here in Natchitoches in 2008 at Magnolia Plantation, the story is described as “One man’s journey to find his past leads him to discover the secret to one of America’s most haunting mysteries”. The cast includes Rachal Nichols, Skeet Ulrich, Tom Skerritt, Joanna Cassidy and Kris Kristofferson. The film is waiting a scheduled 2009 release date.
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The Travel Channel’sÂ Ghost Adventures crew travels to Natchitoches, Louisiana to investigate Magnolia Plantation, where many slaves labored and died in its fields. The crew uncovers evidence of voodoo rituals that slaves used to seek revenge on the plantation’s owners. Catch the complete episode on The Travel Channel.
HauntedNatchitoches.com collects folklore from Natchitoches parish in Louisiana. Excuse our mess while we are in soft launch status. Our official launch date is September 1, 2009. Thanks for joining us!