are believed or thought to be balls of small floating
bubbles of light energy. Many believe they are
the deceased ghostly life forms, and are believed
to be the actual photographic proof of the human
soul or life force. Many Ghost Hunters/ Chasers
or paranormal investigators encounter them during
haunted investigations frequently.
New Orleans Orb Phenomena as is the paranormal
occurrence of ghost photography is not new, or
localized to any particular part of the country
or abode or haunted location.
New Orleans Haunted Cities Of The Dead just happen
to get more actual Ghost Photographs taken on
a daily average by tourist and visitors then any
other Cemeteries in the world. Haunted New Orleans
Cemeteries have been deemed the most Photographed
Cemeteries in the world. Many Ghost experts and
paranormal investigators all believe that this
and recommend further investigations.
Many visit the tombs of New
Orleans St. Louis No. 1 Cemetery ( Rated Number
one on Haunted America Tours Top Ten Haunted Cemeteries
in the United States ) to visit and take ghost
photos of the haunted Tomb of New Orleans Voodoo
Queen Marie Laveau. And the Orbs in her haunted
tombs photos are often quite unique. Swirling
masses of balls of ghost light. Ecto mist and
large dense solid orbs. Not usually are they all
located near Marie Laveus tomb but the percentage
of ghost photos occur near or close to it.
All of Haunted New orleans Graveyards have a
high occurrence of Orbs and Ghostly mist said
haunted Arkansas Ghost researcher Sidney M. Taylor.
Taylor, a Ghost researcher for over 25 years has
many Ghost photos from his visits to many haunted
New Orleans Graveyards. These Haunted Cemeteries
yield the most and the best photos of daytime
orbs and anomalies 5 out of 10 times he has stated.
Taylor and his family visit Haunted New Orleans
on average of 5 times a year. Many of his Ghost
Photos are taken At Mardi Gras time, and during
many of his planed and unplanned vacations. Taylor
became fascinated with Ghost photography at the
age of 17 after visiting New Orleans with his
family to attend New Orleans Mardi Gras. He and
his parents took a New Orleans haunted Cemetery
tour, and from the family Photos a few strange
anomalies of Orbs and ghostly images, this set
the ghost investigating obsession of his into
The history behind the vast "Cities Of The
Dead" is fascinating. The Cemetery tombs
were first built above ground because the City
lies more than nine feet below actual sea level
and the high water table would often push coffins
and their contents back out of more traditional
United States grave sites.
The oldest tombs are either free-standing one
or two level structures or the “brick oven”
wall type that were the forerunners of the modern
mausoleums. Ingenuity met necessity and soon cemeteries
were beginning to be the site of major architectural
memorials of finest granite and marble, some adorned
with bronze urns or great statues or with handcrafted
wrought iron fences that rivaled the intricate
work that adorns the haunted balconies of New
Taylor's vast collection of private ghost studies
photos include orbs floating around tombs and
wall vaults in mass forms. All ranging in sizes
from small to large, solid to transparent. His
most stunning ghost photos will be published in
his forth coming book in 2006, and on Haunted
America Tours Official web site in the near future.
Taylor like so
many othersin hois feild also attends several National
and reginal Ghost Conferences each yea. These attracts
several hundred ghost enthusiasts from around the
country. Here Sidney Taylor shares his many Ghost
photos, haunted Stories and always discusses haunted
New Orleans Cemeteries and the current Orb Phenomena
in more depth. Taylor met Fellow ghost hunter Gina
Lanier at one event recently and she opened his
mind up to many a new ideas on Orbs and haunted
New Orleans Cemeteries,Taylor relates with a renewed
body of works cover many New Orleans Cemeteries.
St. Louis Cemetery #1, Cemetery #2, Cemetery #3.
Lafayette Cemetery #1, and Lafayette Cemetery
#2, Metairie Cemetery, Greenwood Cemetery, Hope
Mausoleum, St. Roch cemetery #1, St. Roch cemetery
#2, Holt cemetery, Chalmette National Military
Cemetery, Odd Fellows Rest, and many more.
His Knowledge of their history and his research
into specific haunted Cemetery activity certainly
keeps him busy.
Taylor does his private investigations of New
Orleans cemeteries and feels he has found a "hot
spot" where he has had great success in capturing
on film many strange phenomenon under all conditions
of weather, times of days and most noted the lunar
cycles, a full or new moon. He has explained that
he has not gone through a roll of film yet without
a bunch of pictures containing orbs.
One of the best photographs he has taken, he
says, was that of a huge orb with what he states
appears to be a face in it at the tomb of Marie
"Marie looks to be dressed late 1800's,
With a high turban or scarf on her head, judging
by her Voodoo garb I believe it is Marie Laveaus
ghost Taylor says with confidence. There are also
many brilliant transparent globes in this shot
to many to count." Taylor states.
Gina Lanier A well known New Orleans based Paranormal
Investigator who interest in New Orleans haunted
Orbs and the paranormal have taken her Investigations
to many non associated haunted levels. From Haunted
Mardi Gras Floats to Mardi Gras Parade dens, haunted
Cemeteries buried beneath the French Quarter,
And reported New Orleans HauntedPolice and fire
In Laniers' collection vast of Ghost Orb Photos
she has many Orb photos taken at local New Orleans
Cemeteries on or near Mardi gras Day Parade activity.
Lanier has found through her own in depth documentation
that during the New Orleans Mardi Gras Season
early February through March, depending where
Mardi Gras falls that calendar year. Orb activity
seems to rise in New Orleans Cemeteries. Gina
suggest it's because of all the crowd activity
and electricity in the air that causes it. "
You can acctually feel the diference in a Haunted
New Orleans Cemetery at Mardi Gras." She
states. " It's like the difference between
Day and Night."
Lanier finds more paranormal activity and ghost
orb photos in St. Louis Cemetery #1, and a few
uptown haunted Cemeteries like Lafayette No.1
and Lafayette No. 2 and Metairie Cemetery. The
Mardi Gras Season certainly has and attracts big
crowds and great amount of energy, And she thinks
this attracts the dead as well. Gina suggest a
greater exploration should be documented, and
looked into, near or around the two weeks before"
Fat Tuesday" February 8, 2005 ( Mardi Gras
Day). Lanier ask that others join her in and scour
New Orleans Cemeteries at Mardi Gras and document
as many photos as one can. This New Orleans Cemetery
Orb Phenomena will be big again athis yeart as
usual Gina says, " Nerw Orleans Mardi Grast,
at this time of year Orbs abound in multitudes,
and is always a ghost orb photo hunters delight."