The Vampire Legends of New Orleans


New Orleans is an eerie place. It's so Gothic in one sense, so dangerous in another. I have gone on a vampire tour in the French Quarter, so here, I share with you the details. Why? Because being frightened is better when you can share the experience, to release the fanciful fright of the mind, and so purge the imagination of terror by terrorizing the imaginations of others.

The Count St. Germain: "The man who knows everything and who never dies."
The Count St. Germain: "The man who knows everything and who never dies."

The Count St. Germain and Jacques Saint Germain

Vampire stories stretch back to France in the illustrious 1700s when there was a mysterious man who charmed the courts of Europe. The Comte Saint Germain was a very strange, extraordinary, enigmatical character. He was a master of the piano and the violin, could converse in six different languages, and his skills as a conversationalist were unrivaled (a skill that is, nowadays, a lost art). His wealth was unfathomable: He carried gems around in his clothing, and no one knew how he came into such wealth. No one knew anything about his family, where he came from, or who he was. One of his greatest passions was alchemy and he was believed to have an extraordinary talent for not aging. Maybe it was his vast knowledge of cosmetics and herbs that kept him young.

The philosopher Voltaire called him "the man who knows everything and who never dies." No one really knew his true age. He looked about 40 in all of his portraits and continued to appear so for over half a century. Although he was charming and engaging and graced the dinner tables of many dukes and kings, no one had ever saw him eat anything. He would only sip his wine, exquisitely, and ramble on about everything from history to chemistry.

Fast forward to New Orleans, Louisiana, and there appears a man by the name of Jacques Saint Germain who fits every description of the Comte above: Around 40 years of age, with heavy money bags, the most fascinating of dinner guests, and still a complete mystery. He would throw lavish parties and invite the elite. Everyone would sit enraptured in the conversation and food, but curiously enough, this Jacques would never eat a morsel, only sip his wine.

But one night he had a lady stay a bit late. Out on his balcony (at the corner of Ursuline and Royal Streets), this Saint Germain grabbed her and tried to bite her neck. She escaped by falling from the balcony and then reported the incident to the police. When the police came to investigate, Jacques Saint Germaine had vanished. They searched his apartment and found tablecloths with large splotches of blood on them. They searched the kitchen, where they found no sign of food or evidence that food had ever been there. All they found where bottles of wine, and after pouring themselves a glass, drinking it, and then spitting it out, they discovered that it was not only wine in those bottles, but wine mixed with human blood.

To this day, this mysterious figure has his own occult following, from theosophists to complete way-out-there mystics. The count was purported to die in the year 1784, although no one saw his death, and some claim to have seen him many years after this date. Nevertheless, he disappeared from court life (I would, too, if I knew that the French Revolution was coming, which some people claim he had foreseen).

New Orleans Cemetery
New Orleans Cemetery | Source

John and Wayne Carter

In terms of murder, New Orleans rates among the highest. It has always been a notorious place for missing persons— that is, it is a place where people just disappear and no one ever knows what happened to them. The blood of the French, Spanish, Indian, African, Creole, and English all mix together here where the mosquito is not so picky. Nor, perhaps, are other creatures.

John and Wayne Carter were brothers. They seemed to be normal in every aspect, had normal labor jobs down by the river and lived on a street in the French Quarter. It was the 1930s during the Depression and times were hard, so a man worked all he could. One day, a girl was reported to have escaped from the Carter brothers' apartment and run to the authorities. Her wrists were cut— not enough to cause immediate death, but enough to cause her blood to drain slowly over the next several days. The policemen ran to the Carters' 3rd story apartment and found four other people tied to chairs with their wrists sliced in the same fashion. Some had been there for many days.

The story was that these brothers had abducted these people in order to drink their blood at the end of every day when they came home from work. Police also found about 14 dead bodies. The cops waited for the brothers to return and when they did, it took 7 or 8 of them to hold down the two averaged-sized men.

A few years later, when the Carters were finally executed, their bodies were placed in a New Orleans vault. Cemeteries in New Orleans are quite picturesque: Not only are they more ornate than the rest of the nation's, but they inter many generations of one family inside one vault. The remains sift down into the bottom of the vault and when it is all rubble, a new body is slid inside. Many years after the Carter brothers' death when they were placing some other Carter in the family vault, they discovered the vault was completely empty: No John or Wayne. They were gone. To this day, many sightings have occurred in the French Quarter that match the descriptions of these two brothers almost exactly. Years later, an owner of their apartment saw two figures that matched their descriptions outside on the balcony one night, whispering to each other. Both figures jumped off the top of the 3rd story balcony and took off running.

The rumor is that if a vampire drinks of your blood seven nights in a row, then and only then can you become a vampire. Some of those found in the Carter brothers' apartment had been there over 7 days. One warped fellow named Felipe went on to become a notorious serial killer. And of course, he would do more than just kill his victims; he was believed to drink all 32 of his victims' blood.

Anne Rice's house, perhaps a model for the abode of the vampire Lestat.
Anne Rice's house, perhaps a model for the abode of the vampire Lestat. | Source

During the colonization of New Orleans, France was having a hard time getting women to go over there. This was mostly due to the fact that the men originally sent were thieves, murderers, and culprits of every type and cast (not to mention Louisiana's snakes, alligators, mosquitoes, and humidity). Eventually, some women were sent. Some sources say they were nuns, while others say they were prostitutes, but nevertheless, a few of them made it. Many of them snuck off the ship in Mobile, Alabama when they ported there and were told what type of riffraff they would be tricked into marrying if they stayed on board.

These girls had the most interesting luggage, shaped like little coffins. So, to the New Orleans men's dismay, all that arrived in New Orleans were 300 of these coffin-like suitcases. Some stories say they were empty, some say they contained the undead. These suitcases were reportedly stored in the attic of a convent in the French Quarter where they still sit behind windows that are nailed shut because they have a strange habit of just opening by themselves.

Years later, in 1978, two amateur reporters demanded that the convent's priest let them in to see these coffins. The priest, of course, denied their entrance, so one night these two men climbed over a wall with their recording equipment and set up their workstation. The next morning, the reporters' equipment was found strewn about on that street outside, and there on the convent's front steps were found the almost decapitated bodies of these two men. 80% of their blood was gone. To this day, this unsolved crime baffles investigators.

Such are the stories that were told to me, and the reason it was hard for me to get to sleep. We were also shown certain settings of the movie Interview with a Vampire, based on the vampire books of Anne Rice, which was set in New Orleans.

What do you think?

Do you believe vampires live in New Orleans?

  • No, but it's fun to tell stories!
  • Yes, I believe the legends.
  • I have seen them myself!
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Comments 127 comments

suzanne 8 years ago

Thank you. I went to this tour a few nights ago. I couldn't hear certain portions. Jonathon was my guide. He said the 2 people killed at the convent were young girls though. It definitely makes me wonder how much of this is BS since it should be definite if they were male or female.

Dalton 8 years ago

It is BS. There is no such thing as a vampire; only people who think they are vampires or sickos who think they gain something or somehow connect with their victims by drinking their blood. Crazy gothic types who study mythical tales and try to recreate or live them.

The girls were prostitutes brought over to help build the population which was 5 men to every 1 woman. They were taught manners and etiquette by the Nuns during a 9 month voyage to New Orleans by boat. The coffin-shaped boxes were called a trousseau, which contained their dowry. They were nicknamed the coffin girls.

Krista 8 years ago

i went to this tour on July 5th. Johnathon was also my tour guide. he said that they were two girls also but that they were doing a case on this mysterious coffin girl thing. they put up a camera to video tape 5 outta twelve shutters that had been nailed down with a hundred steel bolts. well they were reported missing and he said at 4:10 that morning they found their bodies on the church steps naked. they wernt decapitated, they had a small deep cut in between both their shoulder blades. he also said that he cop wrote in his report that it looked like these girls didn't stop them. that it looked like they were willing to let whatever happened to them. then he said about the dwayne brothers that there was only 3 alive people and they lived in the second story apartment...not third...i don't know what to believe, but i think that hearing jonathon talk about that and seeing all the sites and everything was pretty cool. i just don't know why your stories and his are so different????

MerchantKXT 8 years ago

Interesting dramatic stories about the New Orleans spooky side, I doubt they are true, but possible.

I do not oppose anything supernormal but warn about putting stock into such things. Much of the supernormal is temporary and recoverable if caught in time - It's the recovery to nature's realism and the wisdom that is dicovered after dead sooner or later after arriving in the spirit side of life.

Now, who trusts vampire roosts these days, and where?

Sybelle 8 years ago

I went on this tour in April of 2008 and Jonathan was also my tour guild the only thing i can say for sure the the Jacques St. Germaine one is the most likely one to be true, not the vampire part but that he existed and lived in new orleans for a short time.

court b 8 years ago

i have gone on this tour some months ago and i loved it i loved hearing about all the history and it was awsome to see the houses that were from the interview with a vampire movie because that is one of my favorite movies

Katie 8 years ago

Wow. Being of St.Germaine descent, I find this all incredibly interesting. Whether it's true or not, I have no idea.

stefan 8 years ago

tried to find sources, facts, dates, etc regarding the info on this page.

Couldn't find any. I'm pretty confident in my internet searching abilities, I could find an article printed in 1978 on the internet (and I'm pretty sure a double deccapitation would be pretty big news at the time.) but there was no mention of this incident.Try asI might at being openminded, this is bs

Christian  7 years ago

I'm a real witch. And I have seen a werewolf about a thousand times. So that is why you should believe all the stuff it says up there. And that you can be a witch. Also that vampires and witches and morlocks are all real.

Lizzie 7 years ago

wow, that was kinda, i'm sure none of it's true, no offense. but why waste time making all this up? i mean, i'm not sure if this stuff is true of fake or what, but was entertaining to read though, on the bright side. :)

Elizabeth Salvatore 7 years ago

where did you get all this info?!

awesome bit, that is!

Isandra 7 years ago

I loved reading all of this, it was quite interesting, really. I on the other hand, do believe in vampires, though I also think that over the centuries people have exsagerated the existance of vampires. There are beings yet unknown, really. I believe in ghosts for the fact that I have seen them and even been hurt by them, as well as witches. For a 14 year old girl, I have always been quite different than any other person. I had a growing hatred for people at a very young age and have always been the type to ignore the modern things of life. At a very young age I had a growing love for the taste of blood and the things of nature, including animals, life and death. I found bliss in things unknown to me and I began to search them, to my surprise they would talk to me in the solitude of my own mind. I can now hear a little girl who has been with me since I was little. I know that vampires are out there, just not as many people seem to describe them.

:] 7 years ago

Well then.

It seems one little small detail you seem to be forgetting, there are many things you cannot simply research online and find out about.

You may like to believe such, but THAT is the BS. There are many 'incidents', that have occurred over the years that you'll find nothing on even online.

Learn with your heart and head, not off of facts presented to you by some 'important website', or 'important person'.

They do exist.

I doubt any of you on here will ever see one.


Jim 7 years ago

My son and I took this tour about a year ago, and our guide was Jonathon. I found this tour to be fascinating, and was the highlight of our time in NOLA. My son absolutely loved this, as did I. I will be returning to NOLA in a few days, and plan on doing it again.

I just really wonder what the position of the church is. I mean the church that reportedly has the coffins nailed in the attic. If this is untrue, why does the church just not call a press conference, and deny the existence of any coffins being stored in their attic?

cajuncatholic 7 years ago

I went on this tour in 2004 and loved every minute! I think Jonathan was my tour guide as well. I would love to take some of Haunted History's other tours - haunted houses, cemetaries, voodoo, etc.

Whit 7 years ago

i don't always find things online. especially stuff about new orleans. & especially because it happened near the convent. people don't like talking about stuff like that.

Rayven 7 years ago

The greatest trick the devil ever played on the world was convincing the world he didn't exist !

Mickey Fonteneau  7 years ago

I can believe these stories I have my reasons my roots run deep here, oh yeah Vampyre can walk in the daylight, but don't worry if your blood has been drained you probably won't really notice it's never enough to harm and it's as painless as a passion mark. So, don't be frightened.

dks 7 years ago

There must be those that consume blood because the bible even warns of such at in the book of Leviticus 17:10-16. But even so as mentioned, Satan has blinded the minds of the unbelievers. I do believe in demons and NOLA has more than its fair share. I took the tour and always remember truth is always more fascinating than stories.

carole 7 years ago

okayy, so i live in new orleans louisiana. ive lived in the french quarter, & everyone thinks its the scariest thing. well the things that go on here..they have REAL vampires that will drain blood from WILLING friends with a syrnge & it will be pumped into a glass vile, then, if by choice, mixed with red wine. im only 15, & ive witnessed this. its not all you percieve it to be

Laya 7 years ago

I just returned home from New Orleans and absolutely loved it! The truly only disappointing aspect was the Vampire Tour. I'm fairly certain our tour guide was Jonathan (long hair, red streak and vampire fangs). Honest to g-d, he was so BORING. His stories were incohesive and every time he told a story he would stop to complain about the horse and buggies walking by or people with music blarring in their cars. Half way through the tour, my friend begged me to bail out and go for a bite to eat. Unfortunately, I stayed the entire time hoping it would get better which never happened. In speaking with many locals, they say the Vampire Tour is a fairly recent one and is a bunch of BS. I am an advant fan of Anne Rice's novels and expected the tour to be someone reflective of the eeriness depicted in her books. Much to my dismay, it was a 2 hour tour that bored the hell out of me! I highly suggest the cemetary tour and the garden district tour. You will hear more factual stories of NO's history and the characters, ghosts from the past.

samantha 7 years ago

I've read a bunch of books about vampires and watched alot of movies, and still everything makes it to seem so real i just wish i could realy know the truth... im very passonate a bout the subject..!

Rebekah 7 years ago

I am one of those people who believes, but none of it scares me. I am a history fanatic and I simply just find all of this interesting. A lot of you have very good points: it all could be BS, but how will you ever know?? Putting faith in the...abnormal...can get you into trouble but so can not believing.

Jennifer 7 years ago

Make no mistake, Vampires and Supernatural beings are REAL. I witnessed something that was soooooo unnatural twice and I have two witnesses to one of them as well. Im not going crazy like I originally thought. We are NOT alone and probably NOT at the top of the food chain like we like to beleive. One other thing......are bigfoots being mistaken for werewolves? I beleive this may be something worth a discussion or two, as I do beleive that this is something that is happening. Beleiveing is seeing and I saw, now I beleive.

sacred crosses 7 years ago

nola just became 1000 times scarier! thanks to the evil spirited katrina winds from the african coasts. the ghettos are extremely haunted as well as the french quarter... the city was built by evil and evil thrives there in so many ways. its the arousing aura that can be felt through the thick humid nights... quite a place to visit if you've never been...yet the appealing allure will surely gain another visit from an idle mind. the hours after 1 00 am are the most intrigueing among thousands of drunk party goers, beware, somethings seen may seem illusionistic, most are too entranced to care to notice the evil that lurks...very fascinating, aka city of the dead.

shannon 7 years ago

I just recently came back from New Orleans. I did take this tour and Adam was our tour guide! He was awesome. He never told you to beleive he only gave you facts of history. It's up to you to beleive or not to! I would recommend this tour!

A different Jennifer 7 years ago

I did a vampire tour back in Sept. and Adam was my tour guide also. It was a great history lesson with a lot of extras. It made me want to know more. I can't wait to go back.

The Hidden French Quarter  7 years ago

If you've only visited the Quarter you may or may not understand. There are very few places with so many places to hide, appear, and disappear as you please. The French Quarter is very dark and mysterious. If you want to keep it that way, then read the "stories" and move along. However, be careful what you look for and how deep you are willing to look. Once you have seen the light there is no going back to being an innocent passerby.

Claudia 7 years ago

Hello, I have a vague idea for a movie sript I started and the events are to happen in New Orleans' French Quarters. If anyone actually from the place, I'd love to hear legeds and stores (true and rumored)... Thank you!

SD 6 years ago

Try googling Master or Count Rakoczi for info on St.G.

Read Laurence Gardner REALM OF THE RING LORDS.

Then decide what your own TRUTH is.

What is portrayed as Evil is often Good.

What is portrayed as Good is often Evil.

Strength lies in knowing the motivations which drive both.

Unimpressed 6 years ago

Ole' John was my guide and his slips of the tongue insinuating he was possibly a very old vampire himself really ruined the tour. He started off asking us what we knew of vampires, said all of that was lies, yet never told us what they really were. His girlfriend came up twice during the tour and argued with him and interrupted the group. His stories varied from what was written here... the Carter's had 5 in the room barely alive and jumped from the 2nd story... 2 female interns for some ghost hunting show (1980's/1990's) set up the cameras outside the walls and were found with their blood drained at the doors with no marks on their bodies... Boy Scout troop was in the attic in the 70's and saw what looked like a "lived-in" attic...

For $20 a head it is a nice walking tour and the stories are fun to hear, but I felt like John was selling me a used car.

Believe half of what you read and none of what you hear, especially from ole' Johnny boy

stardess 6 years ago

Moving away from New Orleans was the hardest thing i had to do .I've walked the darkest corners and alleys of that city and found only myself. the one time in my lives that i wasn't afraid.

freedom that i had to leave behind

Lala  6 years ago

Going to go and snoop and see if i can fine in the web lolz

Cheye 6 years ago

ok so im a bit confused but check this place out!

kirstie 6 years ago

i went on this tour about two years ago with my best friend. Jonathan was our tour guide. we have pictures with him. any ways, the dwayne brothers were on the second floor and the bodies of the girls were at the cathedral with slices on their backs three inches from the spine. also, the windows don't just open whenever, its very very rare that they open. jonathan told us it happened about five or so years ago from this year. and im not sure what's up with jonathan, but hes been doing this tour thing for quite a while, as i see. i wonder if he has a day job. it also makes me wonder if he himself is a vampire.

sara 6 years ago

boring come on

jessica  6 years ago

im totally into the whole vampire scene i think somewhere out there they are among us my parents think im crazy for wanting to be a vampire twilight true blood alll that seems so different and drastic i wud follow the so calld "vegetarian" diet of a vampire and be a good one i want to be forever young i hope one day i come in counter

susy 6 years ago

Jessica do you know that there is definitely a way to be young for ever and live eternally? If you want to know how e-mail me at for the information.

Lindsey 6 years ago

In the stories I heard in New Orleans, he was called Jacques de Saint Germain; he claimed to be Comte's descendant. He is lovingly known as "Jack" by people who claim to know him.

thraxbaby 6 years ago

cool! ?

Scott 6 years ago

y wife and I have been on this tour 3 times. Jonathan has been our guide everytime. He has told the same stories,the same way everytime. Jonathan prides himself in his knowledge of the Quarter. He is constantly found in the library or talking to people to advance his knowledge of the Quarter and be able to bring us the facts as he knows them. Jonathan has become a friend of ours and I am sorry some of you were bored or disbelievers.Don't take the tour again, but get your own facts straight before you talk about someone else.Jonathan has never claimed to be a Vampire, just a lover of the lore.He tells you to make up your own mind based on facts. And yes, he does have a day job.

Christal 6 years ago

I agree with what Scott said 2 days ago.. My Husband and I have been on the tour 2 times and Jonathan was our guide both times. You can also check out

ghostl8y 6 years ago

The stories differ from guide to guide. I actually know a guide that works for this company, and he freely admits that the stories are made up. They are either completely fictional, or they've taken a little bit of true history and embellished it to the point where you might as well say it's complete b.s. If anyone disagrees, I highly encourage you to try to find any evidence, any evidence at all, that backs up these stories. Re: old newspaper reports, etc. I can guarantee you will not be able to find anything, other than internet articles written by the co-owner of the tour group, Kalila Smith. Consider this: If multiple dead bodies were found, as well as abductees tied to chairs and drained of blood in the Carter brother's apartment, wouldn't there be a written record in either court documents or old area newspapers of the account? There aren't any records. Imagine that. The tour guides are fun. I know Jonathan as well as Rene and Brent. Nice enough guys. But they are PAID workers. The more creepy and scary they can make the stories, the more people will pay to take the tour. It's simply a matter of money, sadly. Take all "legends" with a grain of salt, and do the research yourself, you'll be all the more better for it.

jessica 6 years ago

i live close to LA and even stayed close to new orleans one weekend but never een there.i've always found vampires stories interesting whether their real or fake.i don't much care but it's always fun to see things that legends are based on.and plan to take this tour when i get the time to go.thanks

Dylan 6 years ago

There had to be vampires at some point in history, because almost every ancient culture has something that describes a vampire. Lets face it, there are a lot of creepy people in this world, anyone could be a vampire.

derrick 6 years ago

yea yea so i would love to meet one but the fact is they are afraid of me. love vampire stories but a doubter the tour sounds fun though.

derrick 6 years ago

oh i wasn't kidding i would love to met one but they would have to prove they are and not by drinking blood lol

Michelle 6 years ago

Took the tour last night with's all I've been thinking of since. It was just plain fun!

autumn 6 years ago

well i feel they real but were are they.

Maggierose 6 years ago

I took the tour August 1st with Adam as our tour guide. It was out of this world awesome. All the facts seemed pretty legitimate.

Diana and Sara 6 years ago

Thanks to Jonathan for the fun tour. Who cares if it is real or not. It is fun!!

looking 6 years ago

ive been searching too long. email me any info on a real vamp. not these fake stories.

Fakers 6 years ago

If you read vampire legends, myths, etc from various eras in history you'll see drastically different representations of vampires, each molded to fit the era in which it is told. Why? Because they are superstitious explanations told by people who lacked the knowledge to properly explain things they witnessed.

There are people today who drink blood, sure. They believe it grants them some form of "power", yes. But their beliefs are overly dramatic to the point of delusion.Drinking blood does not prove you are an immortal being of supernatural origin.

Now, I'm not saying supernatural beings don't exist. Simply that IF they do exist, none of you have met them. If they wanted random people to know of them, they'd just prove their existence to the world, which they obviously haven't.

Falinmasen 6 years ago

I wouldn't scorn what you do not know.

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

Okay so i kinda believe in vampires. But i have my doubts,i mean come on!This can be total bs.So i want to tell a story of my own.It happened in this one moment i actually believed you know?Like,when you first go i church and you believe with all your heart,believe in god?that's how i felt that one moment.It was at night when i was up reading a book called Immortal Bite.It was very intrueging.So when i got to the the vamp story of New Orleans i kinda just drifted off in a place,you know? Like when your being levitated by Chris Angel.And this beautiful person came up to me.At first I thougt it was a dream cause what other explaination is there?So after she came up to me she said,i quote,"Many people have doubted us but you,you are one of the very few believers.we all thank you."then she left to a blood red hole.I said ,"wait!" But a blinding light flashed and i was in my room again.i never told anyone about my expirence because they wouldn't understand.I spea to the lady every night and i learned so much about her and THEM ,her name is alexandra andreax.born on 1587 as a peasant.her mother was abusive and father a drunk.finally she ran away ran away from life as she calls it.she was 19 at the time like me .in the night she found a beautiful man . she smiled and said , "hello"and he said "so sorry " and bent down to , to what she thought was to kiss her but instead he bit her EVERWHERE.she cried out "STOP" but he didn't and she went through hell when he was biting last she woke up in a white room fully healed from the bites.the man was there with her inbed apparently he had raped her.but she asked herself afterward why arent i sore?but she didn't care he told her what he was a vampire.he took her on her first unting trip.but after a decade together she killed him out of rage.alexandra is my best friend she understands me.its like i love her world better than tell you the truth i don't care if you doubt me,i know in my heart its true.

renee 6 years ago

Wow mealanie. Awesome that you have had this experience. You are quite lucky

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

thank you renee.i appriciate your understanding.your the first one.thank you,truly.

jaque 6 years ago

we aren't here to amuse you. we are here to exist on a different spectrum, a different plain, if you will. some protect, others play. those who doubt will soon see. the shadows cannot hide us for much longer. my advice....pray.

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

jaque amusement wasn't alexandras purpose of talking to me.Some of you are different,you know.

Renee 6 years ago

Melanie do you know any male vamps?

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

and to jaque.Do not make ammends if you do not know what are others intentions are,Alexandra taught me that.Do not mess with the supernatural,you can be sorry in the end.I suppose you are a vampire,Jaque?If you are not,plz don't pretend to be one,it irritates me so.

guilr994 6 years ago

Jaque are u ever to return?

O mysterious one.

Hey Melanie its Renee. Any new news from Alexandra

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

nice that you ask renee.well yes she said that she knows some but not many males.she prefers to stick with shes not lesbian.but she sticks with women cause she thinks men are brutal,abusive me

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

sorry i forgot to say,renee.when i said stick with women i mean her friends are mostly girls but every once in a while,she'll find a male appealing and she'll you know hang out with him.

John 6 years ago

I took this tour nine years ago and it was fun, so we decided to take it again it sucked the tour guide was very annoyed with people in the streets acted as he owned the street. He was very full of himself played with his hair and fingernails a lot its amazing on how one can be so smart and full of themselves. I wish that they would get back to the fun tour.

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

hey john i know the tour sucked.i took it a year a go

Shamrock 6 years ago

Hey Melanie i Really believe you and i am also the fan of vampires can i contact you to get more information about vampires ......

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

shamrock well i don't give out my phone number if that is your request.ill give you my email but not my phone it is

Melissa 6 years ago

They're just stories guys. Chill.

Remember, some of these stories are so old and have been told so many times, that only the rough details remain accurate.

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

>:( i do not feel as though that deserves an answer such an insult

Kitten 6 years ago

I went the tour, two weeks ago. Adam was the tour guide, and I found him extremely boring. He seemed to resent the word vampire, and at several points during the tour I grew extremely bored. I am going on the tour again though. I also believe that vampires are real.

melanie the vamp reader 6 years ago

hey kitten nice to see u believe ;)

Not messing 6 years ago

My sister wants to go to NOLA for her 21st birthday. I don't think its safe for my kind. I don't really feel like being a walking target. I have knowledge but I am not going to divulge anymore information. Be careful out there and do pray not because Jacque said to but because only God through Jesus Christ can keep you safe.

Peace Out

Jane 6 years ago

There are a lot of strange paranormal activity thare that science cannot or find it hard to explain. Ghosts and witches exist. So why can't vampires and werewolves?

pauleano 6 years ago

why do people all think vampires are gothic's they were nobel's rich people they were all smarter then most people and charming they had to have this skill i call it to lure people in THAT'S HARD TO DO to get someone to trust you when you have bad intentions of harming them you have to be flawless in your actions not to give it away so now of days are you called a murderer or a vampire its a point of view blood is the root of life it is thougt that you will gain power by the taste of another what's man's quest to become the most powerful you see it everyday most common is work or a job what is your goal when you get a job???? to become the boss right man has allways wanted power all thease gods people fighting for their god its a quest for control people feel that they are worthless with out power and control!!!!!!!!!!!! bonjour un vampire

phantom's lady 5 years ago

I went on this tour recently, yet I can't say i believe or not. I need solid proof if only a small slice of it, but it must be there. I also cannot say I don't believe because I don't have any reason not to. I'll keep my eyes open and my logic sharp.

wes 5 years ago

I have been arround New Orleans all my life. Being from Louisiana I can tell you it is an awesome place and it isn't just the city. I can tell you that there are things you cant explain. in the mid 90s i was talking to a man i knew about ghosts and what he called cursed land and i expressed my disbelief in all this paranormal stuff . He smiled and said we would meet and go fishing the next day. I showed up .loaded the boat and we left. 30 minutes later he said to me he wanted to show me something but i had to keep the place secret because his family didn't want to have the government takeing their land as part of a historical battle ground ., i agreed and we turned into a bayou and then a slew off the waterway . upon entering , the air became cold and electric . as i sat there it was like there were people watching just out side of my periferal vision .i said that the place creeped me out and the smiled and told me the story of the place. durring the siege of vicksburg ms a group of confederate soldiers slipped through the lines and headed home . after being chased for days on end , they were cornered in this slew and had cannons losded with grape shot turned on them .many men lost their lives within seconds . after that i was a believer . As far as i know , all these stories are bs . the story about the two brothers are also bs . i have worked law enforcement in louisiana and know that there would be records of the arrest and execution in the records and yes it is accessable online as it is public record. if it was entertaining , then cool but take it as that and realize that these stories are typical n.o . ,they invented the hustle i don't care what new york says

Munster94 5 years ago

First of all, as a New Orleans tour guide that has given this particular tour, at no time do we tell you vampires actually exist in the immortal undead form. We discuss a lot of folklore, local and Eastern European. As far as the convent/first women in NOLA: The Urseline Nuns were here first in 1727, the prostitutes came next, and then it was the attempt to bring over the young farmers daughters that became known as the casket girls in 1728.And yes the two victims in 1978 were FEMALE, and the murder was never investigated because it was written off as a cult killing.

Carter Bros: Their tombs weren't discovered empty when they went to bury another Carter in the tomb. They were in the oven vaults (buried as paupers since they were criminals) and it's lack of content was discovered one year and one day after their burial.

Gabriella 5 years ago

Fascinating...vampires and the fact that most of you are unbelievably immature and living in a fantasy world. Worthy you are not

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reeper 5 years ago from mass

awsome happy late B-Day

but there are so many acconts of vampires that its hard not think they are real. there is even speak in Acient greek, chines, and greek mytholegy And more they are spred threw out the world and even if there not you go to any town there is always a culty vampire stor. they are the one of the oldest most populer POP icons in the world

nick 5 years ago

me personaly, i think that if vampires are real, one of them would have tried to rule the world by now. i live in mobile al, and have been to new orleans a few time and ill admit it's creepy. but it's only creepy cuz of the gays, not vamps. nowadays if vamps did live in new orleans there would be a bunch of gay french vamps runnin around. and that would be....awful.

Jacob 5 years ago

Vampires do exist, im from Louisiana. N.O. isn't that scary of a city, just highly fascinating

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"Im just sayin" :) I like you And, you are right!

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daisyf1305 5 years ago from miami beach

Great Hub Brian you really got humans at an uproar !!!!

Kevin 5 years ago

Had the tour last yr around this time, took both the ghost tour and the vamp tour, loved them both. Had Adam as a guide he was great. After the tour we bought him some drinks and he kept telling us tales of the quarter. We then went out all night drinking with him leading the way to all the seedy locals only bars, it was a great night and well worth the money for the tour, dosent matter if the stories and lore of the area are true it is entertaining and that's what people pay for. If you like being entertained then you have to take these tours.....

Selinda 5 years ago

I live in Westfield nj & I would like to know if vampires life around here I would like to answer question to them I'm a big fan of vampire & would like to meet one when I was little my favorite movie was Dracula & interview with the vampire with Tom cruz I would never in my life tell on them I swear !!!!!! I'm 31 years old this not my Pass word it's my cousin I have a iPod but with her pass word I'm single I would love to be with them &like to know them I know there real god is real so dose the devil UFO & ghost my name is veronica

Jasmine 5 years ago

Vampires could totally be real because vampires are evil, and Satan could have made these monsters. I do believe, and there is an actual mystery. No offense to the people who called this BS but he was giving his honest opinion of what they told him, and the story was probably twisted alot throughout times. Vampires are a mystery, but they are being ruined. There's a line to being a vampire and a phychopath. Some people want to believe they are a vampire and kill and drink blood. Why would a vampire tell the public they were a vampire? Vampires would just be putting there names in death's list with all the vampire hunts ands stuff.

brigette 5 years ago

l think vamp are real no tour or tour that's what l think

Good time 5 years ago

We just took this tour 2 days ago. Jonathan was our guide. We loved it! Whether you believe the stories or not he does an excellent job of keeping you listening. My 10 year old was scared but Jonathan was great at answering questions and he didn't seem to be bothered by it. It's important to remember before complaining that the fact you are on this site talking about vampires means he did his job well because the stories stayed with you. I loved visiting the city and highly recommend taking the tour!

melanie the vamp reader 5 years ago

i haven't been on and im srry but if uve seen my posts u will see my story on my friend "alexandra" if u have an opinion and would like to tell me email me at thank u and email me thank u

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VMF621 5 years ago from Austin, Texas

Properly, I had the pleasure of being hosted (both my Husband and I) by Jonathan Weiss. Having been a cyber-friend of Kalila's (owner of the HauntedHistory group), I had to pleasure to getting to meet her and feel energy. However, I've brought something back after Lafittes pit-stop. I haven't been able to shake it off but thankfully am of 4th generation Curandera/Bruja derived from my Paternal Grandparents. I've become lore'd into the '78 cult case in front of the St. Marys Assumption Church (next to the Old Ursaline Convent). Nothing on it, no notes, no mention - I know in those times things were "written off", but policy and procedure has to have some document elsewhere. Considering it was on "holy grounds", I'm sure there is something somewhere. Out of all the tour, this was the one that peaked my interest most, as was the Jacque St. Germaine story. Rue Royal and Ursaline st.? Which of the 4 corner houses is it? No sign, no address online, nothing. Also - as of recent the Lalaurie mansion was found to have a construction crew inside, as well as a set of cameras, and other audio and visual equipment in the last 2 hours. I mainly want to pick the brains of the tour guides, and anyone with evidence and history, documented. Help? Aid? ...Anything?

Jabeaux 5 years ago

The part about Felipe in the Carter Brothers story is bogus. The guy did exist as a murderer, but not from here.

Ms. Q 4 years ago

It was this year doing the last Mardi Gras Weekend in 2011, that I caught a LA Swift bus to go to New Orleans on a Friday night. I barely found a hotel, some Creole hotel on Rampart Street. I left out on foot to see the sights of Mardi Gras in the French Quarter, and it was around Midnight when I decided to do this. I also took the back streets, somewhere by Decataur and Philip. My direction was like going to the French Market, but I never made it to that area. As I doing down the street, I saw to men coming towards me, the two looked to be caucasian in appearance, and they wore casual suits. The two seemed like they had just awaken and the one I ran into by mistake, screamed, "Get the Hell out of my way!". There faces looked odd, like from some

Anne Rice novel, but when I bumped into the one on my side of the sidewalk, he not only felt cold, but like cement... as in a graveyard!

mystibleu46 4 years ago

Don't understand why folks fear the unknown, All things were made by God, some have gone extinct and some have learned to fit in the lifestyle of the 2000's or up to date (sort of to speak), whichever vampire's may be or have been, a person's faith can see them thru any type of darkness as God controls All day or night, Myans, Tazmain Devil, Dinosaur's & DoDo Birds are extinct but that doesn't mean they did not exist or in someplace upon this globe still exist to this day, I feel the Vampire Race existed & still may as well to this day this doesn't mean they are Goth or someone Evil just because they are of the night...

Kitty 4 years ago

Thank for sharing I too was on this tour but it was back in 2004. My pictures of the convent couldn't be developed (the whole roll was lost rid aid said). Well i've been searching on the internet for some pictures or information but I couldn't remember enough from the tour. So thank for the info.

Elena 4 years ago

I think this Jonathon dude is actually the only guide.

Anyway, this was really interesting, thanks for sharing with us. I've never been to New Orleans, but I've love to take this tour. With Jonathon. Ha.

Isabella 4 years ago

my friend and I just comeback from new orleans, the tour was awsome, Jonathan as always exelent, and no he is not the only tour guy but he is the best Elena, and Melanie girl im with you, i wish i was brave like you, totally belive in vampires and everything else out there, just because you can't see it ..... Enjoy your friend.

Xeo 4 years ago

I have seen some crazy shit in my time......but the tour seems to be just a nice gimmick and i have nothing against the nice folks down there that run it but i think that this whole thing is kinda nuts... if you would like to know what i have seen that is kinda strange over the years.... well hear is my email.

Alan 4 years ago

Please don't be suckered by this hype. This is not to say that vampires, in one form or another, do not exist. But I have researched this topic extensively and could find nothing in police reports, hospital records, notarial records, or any other archives that would support the tour's contentions.

Brad 4 years ago

The man you speak of in France and N.O. is Cartaphilus not a vampire.

Kristine 4 years ago

I don't understand why all you paranormal believers are not all millionaires. The James Randi Educational Foundation has a Million Dollar Challenge - offering One Million dollars to anyone who can prove a paranormal ability or paranormal activity. Why aren't these tour directors with all their "proof" lining up to accept their prize?

Use your brains and believe only what makes sense and what you can test and know to be true.

Joy 4 years ago

I wish everyone would stop sayin that something doesn't exsit. I believe in vampires an many other things an hopefully soon I'll b goin to NO. I've lived n Louisiana all my life an there many things aren't explained but I've had my fair share of things many ppl say is bs. So keep believein there is nothing wrong with believein n something

Mandy NL 4 years ago

Dear Brian, I like your article but I must admit I liked the comments even better. There is more drama to be found in them than in Mexican soap series.

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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

I am from new orleans and have never heard of any of these legends or rumors, its quite interesting to find out events like this have taken place here. Thanks for the read...and it has quite inspired me.... :)

Cathy Harrison 3 years ago

This is Brian's (the author's) Mother.

I will try to be brief. And to the point, and not get all shook up. but Brian is no longer with us. He passed away a few years ago. No one knows why. I know that he was into some heavy stuff like this article.

He was found dead in his room, his face white, his eyes staring at something. Let this be a warning to you all. Do not intrude into things where you do not belong. If only he'd just leave these things alone, I would still have my son.

Vampireluv 3 years ago

I believe in vampire. They are very scary. I would not mind have one as a boy toy. hahahhahahaah

Vampirebaby 3 years ago

Hello everyone,

I am a baby of the vampire. Just letting you know vampire do exist because I do exist. I have very long fangs. Just be careful and do not say the wrong thing. I can not guarantee if you will live.


sara 3 years ago

so do vampires still exsist til this day? how hard would ti be for me to find one in new orleans?

Anonymous 3 years ago

No legit vampire is going to admit to being a vampire, so to answer your question, not likely. I've lived in New Orleans almost a year, and I'm pretty sure I've spotted 5+ on different occasions (yes they can come out during the day). You have to know what to look for, though (no, I'm not getting into that). Some people just have a better ability than others to pick up on who is and who is not. There are many "posers/wannabe vampires" in NOLA. I don't have a problem with vampires, though. Aside for the obvious, they're just trying to live out their existence to the best of their ability, and, like humans, some are good, and some are evil.

Tea 2 years ago

what do you all think

does the vampires exist?

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lestatstownhouse 2 years ago

Does anyone else believe in the existence of Lestat?

Aztecbone 2 years ago

I have been to Transylvania and they have some smaller villages that do still believe Vampires are a threat to them. They go in at dark. Keep garlic on their doors, and do not go into the woods.

j.adams 2 years ago

My shall we say lifetimes umong my kind is very unique.although are greatest talent would be that humans simply refuse to accept the fact we do exist and that being is how we survive.

Seer13 2 years ago

I visited New Orleans a few years back. I never went on any of the tours but I watched them meet on Bourbon St. in front of Lafitte's blacksmith shop bar. I had plenty of time to explore the city on my own, especially the FQ. Visiting NOLA for me was a strange mix of Nostalgia and Déjà Vu. I found the city to be very familiar, even though it was my first time visiting. I sensed a darkness throughout the FQ but it was an elegant, beautiful darkness that connected with on many levels.

I was staying in a hotel that was very close to the FQ in the business district. I had made a note the there were no balconies, fire escapes or walk ways on my first few trips in and out. One night after I had been out exploring in the FQ I came back and climbed into bed. I was awakened an hour or so later by a very pronounced and distinct tapping on my window. It really frightened me as it was impossible that anyone could have gotten up three stories as there was no means to do so. I sat frozen in my bed in disbelief and then it happened again. Now I was paralyzed with fear. I lay there waiting for another noise, but none came and soon I was asleep again.

In the morning I checked the window and it was impossible to open. Still I never got over the fright of the tapping on my hotel room window and can only imagine what it might have been that had followed me back to my hotel that night.

Instead of a cut and dried explanation of what might or might not be in NOLA, I would instead describe it as Scat Man Crothers did in The Shining. That some people and places have the shine to them and some don't. NOLA has the shine indeed. It's a special place where time folds in on itself, revealing some very interesting mysteries for those that have eyes to see.

Samanthakhaos 2 years ago

Vampires are very real...and we're everywhere.

C. Jackosn 23 months ago

Oh this story is indeed true, almost accurate. The Count did enjoy a stay in New Orleans at the turn of the century, he intended to stay longer however there were incidents that prevented that from happening.

Niklaus 22 months ago

How dare u all to speak like this

Lacey 20 months ago

I need more info on the Carter brothers and I can't even find documentation on there execution can anyone help?

TheOGK 17 months ago

Reading all of this , the first guy that only sipped his wine and never ate , really reminds me of Klaus michealson from the originals as well as Rebekka michealson as a member of the casket girls ... And also the carter brothers , bare very close resemblance to damon and stephan salvatore from the vampire diaries ... They could of made these shows based on these legends but I don't know about you whenever I read stories of the carter brothers as well as the other guy , I keep picturing their faces (Klaus,Damon,stephan) .. I have never been to new orleans but watching the originals , the french quarter looks so familiar to me ... Guess I'm just obsessed .. With the show not the vampires hehe

Monique.G. 15 months ago

I think that we will never really know what is really out there but I have experienced things in life that I would like to never experience again. However, a few months before Katrina hit, I was out with two friends out on bourbon st and I had parked my car by Red Rhino. I parked in that side street because that was the first bar we were going. That night like any other night I was not really drinking because I was the one driving, so I remember very well til this day where I parked. But when we went to the car that night we couldn't find it. We walked around the block a few times before finding the car right where I had parked and we had walked by it at least 3 times. We all just looked at each other like .. WTF?!! Whatever happened it was very weird. I never told anyone and we never talked about it. I remember walking those streets and not seeing one single person but felt eyes on me and dark energy all around. I moved back to FL and not too long ago, I met someone who went there and they told my same story. How they went around and around looking for their car and couldn't find it after walking by it many times. Whatever that was it was creepy.

Mandy 9 months ago

I used to be a street kid in New Orleans during the 90's. I was sleeping in a squat or abandoned house on a mattress, straight down esplanade on the other side or rampart. I was dosing off and went into sleep paralysis, I had a very strange dream that little slave boys were chasing me on an old dusty farm, all the while I could feel lips on the back of my neck. There wasn't any pain or marks, but whatever happened wasn't just any old spell of sleep paralysis. I don't know maybe it was a ghost or something. It is a very strange place indeed.

Jeremy Bergeron 9 months ago

I have done my research here (and abroad ) and the "supernatural" is nothing more than tourist folklore to make a buck. Please don`t get suckered in with "tour" guides who know nothing more than what they read. To much time and effort has already accumulated on research into this city and all I found was this type of subject is nothing more than profit over actual facts.

Donnie Pierre 7 months ago

Any real pictures of the brothers...? lol

ken 4 months ago

Love New Orleans Vampires..keep the stories coming!!

Noah Valdez 3 months ago

The world is still full of mysteries. You'll never know who and what you're gonna see.

Sharon Jones 5 weeks ago

My father is from New Orleans but I've never been there. I've heard stories though and I would love to go to these places and see for myself if they are true. I've always loved New Orleans and Vampires. I would love to visit where Anne Rice Lives and writes, she is my favorite vampire writer ever and knowing she's from New Orleans makes me want to go there even more.

ken 4 weeks ago

Vampires in New Orleans sounds Great!

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