Muriel's Restaurant

New Orleans, Louisiana

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Muriel's Restaurant is located at 801 Chartres Street in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Muriel's used to be haunted by the ghosts of several slaves. However, many years ago the owners decided to block off an area of the restaurant (which can be seen from the street) and dedicate it to the slaves. They place fresh bread in the room each day, and ever since they started the tradition the ghosts of the slaves haven't been seen.

But even though the slaves' ghosts are happy and no longer haunt the restaurant, Muriel's has another ghost which appears quite often. The lounge on the second floor is haunted by Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan. Mr. Jourdan built his house (the building the restaurant currently resides in) in 1789. The house was his dream home, and he loved it dearly. However, one night in 1814 Pierre Antoine Lepardi Jourdan bet his house in a poker game. Unfortunately, he lost the game and had to give up his home. But before he gave it up, he committed suicide on the second floor. Today people see his ghost wandering around the lounge. His spirit doesn't appear human, but instead he appears to be a block of sparkley light. Restaurant guests and employees have also witnessed objects being moved around throughout the restaurant.

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