come in all shapes and sizes and live
all over the world some say. Tales of
terror and horror through the generations
tell many a strange tale of these wild
savage children of Satan. Form the Devil
Baby of Bourbon street, the Devil baby
of hull house and the Jersey devil, American's
have not heard the last of the spawn of
satan through out it's history. He has
been called the Devil bébé,
Diablo bebé, Devil peu enfant,
fils du diable enfant, le petit fils de
Satan, and enfant le mal qui hante New
Orleans in the early 1800's.
Devil Baby Of New Orleans Is Born
popular version of the Bourbon Street
Devil Baby legend begins in the 18th century
when from Ireland, and Italy many immigrated
to Crescent City. A young Creole widower
married a Plantation owner, a rich established
man who wanted a male heir other then
the three girls he already had from his
first wife, to continue the Louisiana
family name he had established. Consequently,
the new wife was continually pregnant.
After bearing six healthy female children,
she was dismayed to be pregnant with her
seventh child. She is said to have gone
to a Voodoo Hoodoo Queen and asked to
have a boy child.
one liked her husband especially the Voodoo
Queen so she cursed the unborn child,
declaring a preference to bear the Devil's
child (or son) rather than another girl.
Apparently, her wish was granted as the
new child had horn, red eyes, cloven hooves,
claws, and a tail. The horrific newborn
proceeded to eat the neighbors children
and was locked away in the attic garret
room where it's parents held him captive,
before escaping from to begin its reign
of terror on New Orleans citizens. The
Devil Baby's birthday was said to be on
a Mardi Gras Day.
the America's strong hold of Mardi Gras
and Real Voodoo has always been a hot
bed of Paranormal happenings and strange
tales. From those of Zombies, Loup Garou's,
Vampires and the birth place of the jazz.
in Standard French; Nueva Orleans in Spanish)
is a major United States port city and
the largest city in Louisiana. It is named
after Philippe II, Duc d'Orléans,
Regent of France, and is one of the oldest
cities in the United States. New Orleans
is known for its multicultural heritage
as well as its music and cuisine and is
considered the birthplace Lucifer's son.
As a principal
port, New Orleans had a leading role in
the slave trade, while at the same time
having the most prosperous community of
free persons of colour in the South. The
touch of Real Voodoo Hoodoo got a firm
grasp on the city. Voodoo-ist like Sainte
Dede , Dr. John and Marie Laveau prospered
and their abilities of combating the devil
and his powers over the residents an more
then just a twice told tale. While Pirate's
Alley is the subject of much legend and
lore, some true, and much false, It is
one of the "must see" locations
of the French Quarter since it was a haven
for pirates and voodooist and The Devil
Baby in days past and for present day
open garden behind the 215 year old St.
Louis Cathedral is said to be the best
spot to sight the Devil Baby. Stories
of duels fought and much blood shed on
the grounds is said to be why he haunts
the spot or a spell or blessing of some
sort keeps him close to the spot. An often
told story tells that the Devil Baby was
given to the priest of the Grand Cathedral
to guard over. Held captive by the parish
priest he would often escape and run wild
in the streets wrecking havoc and frightening
those that crossed his path.
Garden, sometimes called by locals the
Devil Baby Playpen or simply the Devil's
Garden. As this small plot of land was
the traditional meeting place for duels
and debts of honor. In this pleasant God
blessed garden is where they say the Devil
Baby hides at night to attack unsuspecting
passerby's. At one point in history it
was thought by locals as to be one of
the very seven gates of Hell. One old
New Orleans oral tradition tells that
the Devil baby was born here in this very
garden. It seems the mother of the Devil
baby took refuge here in the late hours
of her labor just before dawn in a Mardi
Gras Day, only to leave the new born devil
infant on the back door steps as an orphan
to the church. True or not the tale is
still chilling in it's description.
approached and the long early morning
turned to day some were said to see a
bloodied young woman staggering from the
garden as the scream from hell could be
heard coming from the low hedges.
of the city doubled in the 1830s, and,
by 1840, New Orleans had become the wealthiest
and third most populous city in the nation.
The Union captured New Orleans early in
the American Civil War. This action spared
the city the destruction suffered by many
other cities of the American South. And
around this time stories of the Devil's
baby birth were circulating in hushed
tones throughout the city streets.
also famously has the presence of its
distinctive variety of Voodoo, due in
part to syncretism with Roman Catholic
beliefs, the fame of voodoo practitioner
Marie Laveau, and New Orleans' distinctly
Caribbean cultural influences. However,
the exotic image of Voodoo within the
city had been highly changed and diversified
out of proportion to the small number
of serious adherents to the religion.
And the incorporation of the Devil Baby
into it's myths of hoodoo - voodoo beliefs.
a Slave girl some say, others state the
horrid abomination to God was born of
a French aristocrats daughter she was
said to be addicted Absinthe. As the lurid
story goes she frequented the many Absinthe
bars of the city And drank it to the very
hour she gave birth and abandoned the
grotesque infant in Pirates Alley. His
demonic cries are said to have disturbed
the Ash Wedensday mass.
tales say he was the result of experiments
Delphine Lalaurie And her Doctor
Husband and her husband performed with
the help of Marie Laveau. A often told
story is that Delphine Lalaurie kept this
child locked in a second story room that
faces Royal Street. His wild demonic cries
could be heard in the streets day and
Lalaurie The Devil Baby's Wet
House, located at 1140 Royal Street. There
is, indeed, a long and grim history associated
with the house, and it is all traced back
to Madame Delphine LaLaurie. It has been
called the "Most Haunted House in
New Orleans" by many locals and tourist
LaLaurie and her third husband, Leonard
LaLaurie, took up residence in the house
at 1140 Royal Street sometime in the 1830's.
The pair immediately became the darlings
of the gay New Orleans social scene that
at the time was experiencing the birth
of ragtime, the slave dances and rituals
of Congo Square, the reign of the Mighty
Marie Laveau, and the advent of the bittersweet
Creole Balls. Madame LaLaurie hosted fantastic
events in her beautiful home that were
talked about months afterward. She was
described as sweet and endearing in her
ways, and her husband was nothing if not
highly respected within the community.
same time, it is said, Madame’s
friendship with infamous Voodoo Queen,
Marie Laveau, began to grow. Laveau lived
not far from LaLaurie’s Royal Street
home and the two women became acquainted
when Laveau did Madame’s hair occasionally.
It is said that under Laveau’s tutelage,
Madame LaLaurie began to act upon her
latent interest in the occult, learning
the secrets of voodoo and witchcraft at
the hands of a might mistress of the craft.
Many locals say this is when she became
the wet nurse or the nanny to the Devil
It is said
Madame LaLaurie stopped and took refuge
at the Pilot House (still standing) located
on the shores of Bayou St. John, Some
say she left the Devil Baby there. And
that later she boarded a merchant schooner
and escaped under cover of darkness. Where
is still a matter of some debate. Though
many hold that she escaped altogether
to France (and a grave plaque found in
St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 only two years
ago seems to support this theory), others
insist she escaped to the North shore
of Lake Pontchartrain, and lived in secret
for a time at Claiborne Cottage with the
devil child who grew into manhood in what
is now Old Covington. Still other accounts
have her escaping to Lacombe, Louisiana,
also on the North shore, where she is
said to have reclaimed some of her wealth
and station -- and more than a little
of her old habits. The Devil Baby is said
to roam the city at night looking for
the lost to murder.
deep in the verdant darkness of the piney
North shore woods, it is said Madame’s
anger at those who had stripped her of
her previous life festered and grew along
with her interest in the dark arts learned
at Marie Laveau’s hand. Soon tales
began to spread through the rural community
of the “witch woman,” the
“devil’s wife,” living
among them and whose strange rituals filled
the dark woods with fire and smoke and
otherworldly chanting. An atmosphere of
dread pervaded the little community and
there were whispered stories of animal
sacrifices and torture, of curses falling
upon land and livestock, of children falling
sick and wasting away, and soon the name
of Madame Delphine LaLaurie began to be
uttered again with fear and loathing.
And none moved against her fearing that
the Devil Child would kill them in their
of the great fire that destroyed the Haunted
Lalaurie Mansion many believe he escaped
into night and began to murder those that
his Father Satan deems he should.
tale tells that she is said to have hid
him away in the attic of one of the buildings
that line Pirates Alley today. One tale
tells that the Devil Baby was nursed on
a mixture of goats blood and Absinthe
by Marie Laveau or Delphine Lalaurie.
This was done in her St Anne street house
or on Royal street.
Devil Baby escape story tells that on
one dark and rainy night as a hurricane
beat down the levee's long ago, he escaped
into the night. Biting through his heavy
chains to run and hide under the the buildings
that line Bourbon Street to this day.
say they deam of the Devil Baby. And if
you do you might just be in for a run
of real bad luck if you do. To dream of
holding the Devil Baby means that trouble
is at your door. To dream of kissing the
Devil Child on the face means your Lover
is cheating on you with somone of the
same sex. To dream of giving birth to
the Devil Baby means that you will have
a hysterectomy very soon.
to dream of the Devil Baby being your
child then you might as well get dressed
for the grave as you read this.
--- The Mother's
Milk of the Devil Baby, Devil Baby formula
to the French influence of the Crescent
City, “Absinthe” achieved
a wide popularity in New Orleans as
well. It was consumed by people from
artists and musicians to Storyville
the turn of the twentieth century ,
there was observed a subset of alcoholism
referred to as "absinthism".
It’s effects, despite popular
conception, are not due to the wormwood
(Artemisia Absinthum) alone, but to
various herbs, most of which contribute
in one way or another to its intoxicating
1912, in New Orleans, as well as in
the rest of the United States, Absinthe
was banned; being classified with opiates,
cocaine, and marijuana because of it’s
unique intoxicating qualities. Later
years the USDA and FDA regulations also
ban the sale or importation of any beverage
Devil Baby was said to have been seen
in many Absinthe Bars in New Orleans
for many years. Patrons often reported
that they were attacked by him only
to bite them and drink their Absinthe
tainted blood as they left the reputed
locals tell that his formula consisted
of Absinthe and the blood of murdered
children, priest and prostitutes. The
Devi'ls Baby own brand, brew or concoction
also was sometimes mixed with ground
bones from the graves of madmen, and
the dung of rabid dogs.
he grew older and his demands for solid
foods grew, many said to this satanic
recipe was added day old fish bones
also their heads, assorted road kill
and chicken bones.
the very sorted legend goes when Absinthe
was outlawed He is said to have gone
mad and substituted sucking the blood
from babies as they slept in their cribs.
Of The Devil Baby?
the most popular tales often told is that
he died and is buried at the foot of the
tomb of Marie Laveau.
tells that he was struck by lightening
as he was forced by an angry mob one stormy
night and he scaled the spire of the St.
Louis Cathedral. and that God struck him
dead with a thunderbolt that started the
first great New Orleans Fire.
tale tells that Marie Laveau strangled
him with her bare hands one night when
he was teething. They say he drove her
crazy biting her and her many children.
Another tale tells that she left him locked
away in her attic chained to the roof
beams and was found dead mummified there
when the Marie Laveau House building was
Second Line Umbrellas have been part of
New Orleans culture for many years. Rarely
seen out side the city the special made
Voodoo Hoodoo blessed items are known
as a effective weapon to keep him at bay
to say the least. One old tale tells that
a old Catholic Nun walking on Bayou St.
John in the 1860's. It is said she beat
the Devil baby to death with a umbrella.
He then sunk into the cold black waters
of the Bayou near where Holy Rosary Church
stands today. Many say that's why no one
swims in the bayou to this day because
all that try drown. This because at one
time the bayou was crystal clear when
the devil baby died in it. The clear water
turned black and murky.
the stories or not many have claimed to
see a demonic toddler roaming the Cemetery
at different hours of the day and at night.
of the Devil Babies death or by what many
say or exaggerated. How can you kill something
that is immortal? Especially Satan's Child.
perverse tale tells that the Devil Child
was captured one night poisoned with Laudanum.
In his stupor he was taken to St. Louis
Cathedral and long nails were driven through
his eyes, hands and his black heart and
he was impaled on or beneath the altar
before God, where he died 7 days later
at the first morning Mass of Easter Sunday
1881. His Body was taken to Slidell, Louisiana
where he was buried in a deep pit. Many
say his purple blood stained the beautiful
marble floor to this day and spots can
be seen as you get closer to the altar.
can't keep a good Devil Baby dead for
long! Many say he feigned his death and
crawled from the foot of Marie Laveau's
Tomb where they buried him to reek havoc
on those that tried to dispose of him.
say he lives in the City Park area and
is lord of the Grunch. The Grunch is a
New Orleans version of the Chupacabra.
Some say Devil Baby lives on Grunch Road
and the actual real El Chupacabra Like
Grunch go out and steal babies and cats
and dogs for him to eat. Many believe
he is the fore father to all the Grunch
that live today.
Voodoo Hoodoo story says Marie Laveau
Castrated the Devil Baby when he was born.
Because she wanted him to produce no more
of his evil kind. The two bloody testicles
fell to the floor as she used a very sharp
hoodoo voodoo blade. Immediately they
turned into a male and female grunch,
who it is said actually attacked the great
Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. The grunch
are said to have almost killed her with
their feirce bites and punching. The dark
evil terror the old Voodoo Queen must
have been unbearable as she struggled
under their great strenght before she
fainted. When she awoke the Grunch and
the Devil Baby were gone. Laveau was near
death after this and many have said this
is when Marie Laveau gave up her Voodoo
Hoodoo ways and went back to being a good
please see: Marie
Laveau † New Orleans Voodoo Queen
the spooky devil baby of New Orleans The
Hull House Devil Baby which received its
greatest notoriety when it was alleged
heard or seen in its Chicago Home. This
child was supposedly born to a devout
Catholic woman and her atheist husband
and was said to have pointed ears, horns,
scale-covered skin and a tail. According
to the story, the young woman had attempted
to display a picture of the Virgin Mary
in the house but her husband had torn
it down. When the woman had become pregnant,
the Devil Baby had been their curse. After
enduring numerous indignities because
of the child, the father allegedly took
it to Hull House.
House “Devil Baby” is found
mostly in the written folklore of Chicago.
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Of the Real Devil Baby
Many different descriptions have been
offered by alleged witnesses of the Devil
Baby of Bourbon Street:
is less then three feet high. The size
of a 4 year old. Bald headed, pointed
ears, arms and hands like a racoon or
a Louisiana nutria, face like a goat but
still human, split hooves for feet and
a long rat like hairy tail". But
others say he has the face of the most
innocent lost child one would just stare
in at it's beauty. Many have reported
seeing this lost infant crawling through
the streets as if abandoned by it's mother.
Upon reaching down to investigate the
find that the Devil's spawn is upon them
to kill them.
others say he is "It was 2 feet high,
with glowing red eyes and a snakes flickering
tongue. And runs very fast jumping upon
them and tearing at peoples eyes and biting
at their bare naked throats. he is said
to be able to jump to the roof tops in
a single bound to escape capture.
many descriptions vary, several aspects
remain fairly constant, such as the devil's
red eyes, pointed ears and hooves. The
creature is often said to have a baby
like head and the face of an Angel. Its
reputed height varies from about three
feet to more than seven feet.
New Orleans Paranormal sightings report
the vile creature to have glowing red
eyes that can paralyze a man, and that
it a has a humanlike terrifying scream
that can be heard above the noise of Bourbon
strange powers does The Devil Baby Possess?
he has super human strength and able to
leap to the roof tops of the tallest building
in New Orleans in one bound. Others say
he is the father of incubus and Succubus.
drink blood and eat human organs from
the living and the dead Many old Voodoo
Hoodoo tales say his urine and feces was
used to make Zombie powder. A lock of
hair from him is said to cure blindness.
If the Devil Baby attacks you and only
kisses you it has been said that you will
become a ghost when you die and have to
do his bidding.
stay a child for the rest of his life
because the first time he was destroyed
was on Holy ground and on holy ground
he was born. It is also believed because
of this the Devil Baby has a chance at
redemption and some day might just go
Baby is said to be able to climb like
a squirrel, swim like a fish and run faster
then a greyhound. he only attacks from
dusk until dawn because he cannot exist
in daylight much like a vampire. Many
say Holy water Boils on it's own when
he is near. Crosses fall off the wall,
and a blessed Rosary's break in your hands.
A few old
legends tell that he has the power to
tell the future. That if on a Mardi gras
Day you find him he takes on the guise
of a normal man. If you find him then
you may ask him any question and he will
answer it with the whole truth. At midnight
he returns to his original form.
New Orleans Woman have said over the years
that they were brutally raped by the Devil
Baby. The Uh-holy children grew up to
be Murderers, Vampires, Werewolves or
evil mindless Grunch.
urine, excrement or vomit from the Devil
Baby on or near your front doorstep in
the New Orleans French Quarter or area
is not a good sign. How can you tell if
it's from him? Locals say when you see
it you will know!
stern Caution is always warned: Never
Hunt For The Devil Baby unless you want
him to hunt for you!
and the beginning of 2007 many thought
the Devil's child was washed away from
the city for ever or finally dead by the
flooding from hurricane Katrina. People
actually say they spotted him in Houston,
Atlanta, Miami and as far away as Rome
Or Paris. But as recent reports state
the Devil Baby is now back home roaming
the city streets of New Orleans where
circulated from 2005 - 2006 that he was
air lifted out, he drowned, or was just
sucked into hell as told from locals.
One New Orleanian swore that a friend
had taken him out on a evacuation bus
to destinations unknown.
stories of him feeding on the dead or
attacking the national guard might be
slightly exaggerated. One story was told
that he was captured when Animal Rights
Rescuers came to find missing pets. They
said he was trapped in a cage eating dog
story that has circulated the city in
the past year is that he hided in the
attic of a famous New Orleans Dance Club
on Bourbon Street. What ever the story
really is the truth is sightings of the
mysterious Devil Baby have been on the
rise once more.
across America or now transplanted New
Orleanians. They miss The Big Easy an
awful lot. But I think they miss stories
of The Devil Baby Even More.
About Alyne Pustanio
Folklorist and occultist Alyne Pustanio is a New Orleanian whose roots go deep into the local culture; it is from that proverbial “gumbo” that she draws her inspiration for most of her tales of terror and fascination.
A descendant of Portuguese and Sicilian immigrant families who trace their ancestry to European Gypsies, Alyne was exposed to the mysteries of the occult at an early age. Two great-grandmothers were gifted and sought out mediums and another relative is a verified psychic, however, Alyne credits her mother – an avid spiritualist – with inspiring her lifelong interest in the supernatural and unexplained. When still a schoolgirl, Alyne accompanied her mother to spiritualist meetings and panels where she met some of the early paranormal greats such as Hans Holzer, Ed and Lorraine Warren, and Jeanne Dixon.
First-hand experiences with the world of the unseen (she has lived in haunted houses and around haunted people all her life) and her own intuitive nature caused her fascination with the paranormal to grow, and for more than half her life she has been a student of the occult. These interests, combined with her avocations in folklore and history, result in a validity and passion that is immediately obvious in all her writings. Some of her most colorful pieces, such as “The Devil Baby of Bourbon Street” and “Violette, The Zombie Child of New Orleans,” owe much to the rich supernatural heritage that steeps New Orleans; others, such as her essay on “Psychic Vampires” published in Doorways Magazine, are the product of harrowing real-life experiences. Essays such as her “Defense of Demons” are breaking new ground in the realm of paranormal investigation, changing pre-set notions and concepts about the real dangers of the supernatural realm.
Alyne has used her extensive knowledge of the occult, in particular the traditions of Western Ritual Magic, in her work as an Occult Analyst and Case Manager for groups such as Louisiana State Paranormal Research (LSPR) Society, Seekers of Unexplained Louisiana (SOUL), and New Orleans Paranormal and Occult Research Society (NOPORS). She is also frequently called upon by individuals across the United States, victims of attacks from the realm of the unseen, for information and guidance in cases of extreme hauntings or suspected demonic activity.
When she is not writing, developing material, or investigating, Alyne enjoys participating in Renaissance festivals and medieval faires throughout the South; she is the founder of her own tribe of Gypsies, “The Vitsa Hokano Baro,” which she describes as her own “living experiential discovery” of her Gyspy heritage. A November child, she loves dark, brooding, grey days, cold weather and thunderstorms; anything to do with the British Isles, the American Civil War and New York City; reads the works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Rosetti, and Tolkien, admires Milton, Blake and Machiavelli, and is a student of modern occult writers John Michael Greer, Michael Ford, and Dr. Joseph Liewsienski. Her favorite holiday is Halloween, her favorite color is black and she lives in New Orleans with her teenage daughter, two dogs and several cats.
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