When visitors come to New Orleans hoping to get spooked, there’s a good chance they’ll get their chills and thrills on the New Orleans #1 Haunted Ghost, Voodoo, & Vampire Tour. Racking up more than 4,000 glowing reviews, this spine-tingling tour takes travelers on an evening stroll through the darkened alleyways and hushed corners of the city’s famous French Quarter.
At the haunted heart of the tour are master storyteller guides like Taylor, who has been giving travelers goosebumps since 2019. Originally hailing from the south Arkansas Delta, he came to Louisiana for culinary school and connected with New Orleans traditions through his passion for Creole and Cajun cooking.
“Learning about the humble origins of those foods in African American kitchens got me interested in the deeper roots of history in the city, and paranormal folklore as well,” explains Taylor. “As for the tour itself, you can expect to have your skin crawl more than a little bit. I use my stories to illustrate how close mortality can be, and to make you think about what's behind the veil.”