Kentucky Couple Accidentally Experiences Paranormal Activity at One of the Most Haunted Hotels in the World
When my friends Jacqueline and Joseph Russell were engaged, they planned to be married in New Orleans under the stunning Tree of Life. Located in Audubon Park, the massive De Bore Oak, was planted in 1740 making it over 280 years old!
However, COVID had other plans. The couple tied the knot in a lovely intimate ceremony in Owensboro, and when it came time to plan a nice little getaway this fall, they decided to head back to New Orleans for a visit to the tree and to experience the sights and sounds of one of the most culturally rich cities in the United States.
They hit up the French Market, enjoyed some awesome street performers while eating beignets, and explored the amazing historical architecture. Spooky season is a perfect time to visit New Orleans because of the incredible legends of haunted places, scary stories, and world-famous Louisiana voodoo.
What the Russells didn't expect was a haunted hotel stay that was um...interactive. Jacqueline wrote in a Facebook post, "We booked Hotel Provincial in The French Quarter because of the location and great rate we found. We didn’t really do any other research. First mistake."
I can totally see why though! The Hotel Provincial is absolutely gorgeous and has the iconic New Orleans feel with the intricate wrought iron and fountain in the quaint courtyard.
The first thing Jacqueline noticed was the chandelier in their room swaying. She said she figured it was just an air vent or something moving it. Until other unexplained events kept piling up.
Paranormal activity can present itself in the form of temperature changes. That night, the thermostat was set to 65 degrees. Jacqueline was absolutely freezing, but her husband Joseph told her he was miserably hot and feverishly sweating. Claiming it was the hottest he had "ever been."
After getting comfortable enough to catch some beauty sleep, they wake up the next morning to explore the city. Jacqueline sees what looks like drops of blood on the other bed in the room. It was perfectly made other than that. Now, she has a side hustle as a photographer. Her eyes are naturally sensitive to details like this yet she hadn't noticed them the first day they were there. It was like they appeared overnight. When they returned to the room later, the spots were done. Jacqueline assumed the housekeeper had changed the bed.
What happened next, you have to read in her own words. I swear, it gave me chills!
"The night before we leave, I have an uneasy feeling when we get back to the room. It feels like someone is in the room with me when I’m alone in our bathroom. At one point, I hear a man’s voice say something, but I shrug it off as someone in the hall or room next door.
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