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Ghostly Tour Guide to New Orleans

Ghost Carriage Tour, New Orleans, Louisiana
Carriage ride through the French Quarter heading to Pat O’Briens where the author meet a gentleman ghost while discussing the Saints game. Photo by Kala Ambrose

Destination: New Orleans

Book: Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends, and Cities of the Dead (New August, 2012) by Kala Ambrose


Read this guide book to New Orleans, when you’re in a Halloween mood.  Spirits of New Orleans, your guide to all things spooky and unworldly is Kala Ambrose, a psychic and medium. Since Ambrose introduces you to some, shall we say, former residents of New Orleans–now in spectral form– some readers may have to call upon suspension of disbelief. Continue reading Ghostly Tour Guide to New Orleans

Ghost Travelers in Song

Heaven´s Gate

As Halloween approaches, ghosts and the unexplained, times and places where the lines between legend and reality, stories and myth and the daylight world  seem to flicker and shimmer and at times, dissolve, come to mind.  These things have come into play in song, too, in the Celtic traditions of Ireland and Scotland and in music that came across the water to North America from those lands.

Quite a few of these songs may have had  origins in travel in the first place. It’s not been that long ago when it was common for someone set out on a journey, down the road or across the ocean, and never be heard from again. So there are songs about lovers who return, perhaps at the beloved’s bedroom door, perhaps in  another sort of  encounter, and the lover is delighted — until he or she finds that the person is a bit too pale and wan, and is really a ghost. Continue reading Ghost Travelers in Song