New Orleans locals and tourists alike know that ghostly appearances in the Big Easy are an everyday occurrence, but some places are more prone to supernatural activity than others. Reports of ghostly encounters have been occurring at the french quarter's Bourbon Orleans Hotel since it opened its doors in the late 1800's. In fact, The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has been ranked as one of the top haunted hotels according to the US Today Top 10 Haunted Hotels in America. This Halloween, due to an influx of paranormal reports, the hotel has decided to call in The Ghostbusters Ectomobile to ward off ghouls, spirits, and phantoms as well as provide spooky photo ops every Friday night in October!
Bourbon 'O' Bar will be serving ghostly beverages concocted by award-winning mixologist Cheryl Charming. Guests can receive this appletini inspired "Slimer Cocktail" by spotting a ghost and posting a photo to social media under the hashtag #BourbonOrleansGhostbuster.
Historically, The Bourbon Orleans Hotel has been home to the ghost of a confederate soldier, simply called "The Man", who walks the third and sixth floors.
Many guests have reported seeing children and nuns, most likely from when a yellow fever epidemic struck New Orleans. The apparition of a young girl rolling a ball up and down the sixth-floor corridor and light footsteps have been heard in the hallways.
The Orleans Ballroom, home to many of the grandest events of the nineteenth century also happens to be home to a lonely dancer who has been seen twirling beneath a crystal chandelier and hiding in the drapes.
Whether you're checking in to the hotel, grabbing a Slimer Cocktail at the Bourbon "O" Bar or hunting for ghosts in the Ghostbusters Ectomobile, The Bourbon Orleans Hotel is sure to be a Halloween hot spot this October!