house in the New Orleans French Quarter has
a reputation that is known to be very haunted.
Historically Known to be haunted The Beauregard-Keyes
House, was built in 1826 for wealthy auctioneer
Joseph LeCarpentier. It is a fine example
of a raised, center-hall house. It derives
it's name from two of its former residents,
Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant
(P.G.T.) Beauregard and author Frances Parkinson
rent this House? I have even had
calls from people wanting to buy
a genuine haunted house.
Beauregard-Keyes House garden where
a Ghostly murder is still said to
haunt it's bricked court yard.
General Beauregard and his family lived in
the home from 1866 to 1868 while he was president
of the New Orleans, Jackson, and Great Northern
Mrs. Keyes used the home as her winter residence
for 25 years, where she wrote many of her
books including Dinner at Antoine’s,
The Chess Players, Madame Castel’s Lodger,
and Blue Camellia.
In a house as old as the Beauregard-Keyes
House, you know there'd be a ghost or two
haunting it. Aside from a few run-of-the-mill
vaporous presences, Orbs and sounds the Beauregard-Keyes
House, located at 1113 Chartres St., claim
some that one of the city's more spectacular
haunting's occurs here in the early morning
Many supernatural sightings revolve around
the mansion's most auspicious resident. Some
of the local folks say that this haunted Creole
mansion comes alive in gory battle of warfare,
when a supernatural version of the Battle
of Shiloh rages in the main hall. It has been
said that "Men with mangled limbs and
blown-away faces swirl in a confused dance
of death," wrote Victor C. Klein in his
1996 book New Orleans Ghosts. "Horses
and mules appear and are slaughtered by grapeshot
and cannon. The pungent smell of blood and
decay permeates the restless atmosphere."
House Ghost Photos
mist fills many photos. 200 antique
haunted dolls and 87 teapots. Do
you have any explanations?
world-class chess master, he as
it is said to have went insane.
I believe this is his "Ghost"
before the Piano
The Beauregard-Keyes house is also well known
as the sight of a haunted bloody mafia massacre.
It has been said that in the beautifully hedge
garden, you can smell fresh gunpowder, and
you can hear shots being fired while in the
house from the garden. Many say they have
seen strange shadows and figures moving, running
madly around the garden fountain in their
eternal dance of death.
One strange haunted tale tells of Paul Munni,
a world-class chess master. Munni was said
to have went insane while living in the beautiful
home. In his crazed wild insanity, Munni ran
naked from the house, to Ursaline Street with
an large axe, He was looking to kill anyone
he would find. And the first to cross his
path would die. The police subdued him and
that's where the tale ends.
It is said on many ghost tour guides of New
Orleans that he liked to play the piano. late
in the night what some say can be heard is
the piano, and his screaming. Many locals
and Tourist have heard this only to ask a
passerby who lives there? And just to be told
that what can be heard ghostly echoing in
the great silent hall and darkened rooms late
into the night, or the sounds of a genuine
New Orleans Ghost.
"This is a very active haunting,"
Well Known Psychic investigator/Ghost hunter
Mickey of Miami says " you can photograph
Orbs and anomalous vapors." "The
windows will rattle as if a hurricane is blasting
away, even on a calm sunny day. Certainly
you'll hear more then the floor creak with
haunted steps. But mostly you feel like someone
is with you. Touching you, watching you..
But you look around and no one's there. I
have found 7 ghost, no evil haunted spirits
of the sinister insane variety, says Mickey
." But this truly haunted house does
shelter a few unique "ghost animals."
says it is a cat or a dogs ghost
in the Fire Place opening. I see
the face of a Cocker Spaniel looking
at me . Psychic Mickey of Miami
told me there are two dogs in this
Ghost Photo. What do you see?
reported haunted Beauregard-Keyes
House 1113 Chartres Street in New
Orleans famous French Quarter.
One animal entity, Mickey says, is a white
large cat's ghost. I also believe a few small
ghost dogs haunt the rooms. Of the dogs, says
Mickey, one is the restless spirit of "Lucky,"
a cocker-spaniel owned by the house's other
auspicious resident, novelist Frances Parkinson
Keyes. I was told that a few days after Keyes
died in 1970, Lucky, pining for her master,
passed away as well. But some aspect of the
dog's spirit remains in Keyes' apartment to
this day. The Others I think Might go back
many years to it's first occupants. General
Pierre Gustave Toutant (P.G.T.) Beauregard's
family pets is what I trace the others to.
I feel they may have been his wifes, or children's
The home features twin curved staircases,
leading to a Tuscan portico. Inside, the visitor
finds a large parlor and ballroom, a rectangular
dining room leading to a porch and many fine
The Beauregard Chamber is furnished with
original furnishings used by the General and
his family. Some say they have witnessed the
bed chambers ghost and have the Generals Ghost
Photos to prove it.
The elegant walled garden, is solely maintained
by the Garden Study Club of New Orleans, It
features a fine cast-iron fountain and well
trimmed boxwood hedges. The haunted garden’s
design duplicates the original 1865 plans.
On view also are Mrs. Keyes’ collections
of more than 200 antique haunted dolls and
87 teapots. Many investigators have photographed
ghostly mist and the haunted Dolls moving
in the pictures randomly.
Mrs. Keyes’ extensive collections of
delicate fans and fascinating folk costumes
are also on exhibit. A gift shop on the premises
sells a number of Mrs. Keyes’ well cherished
The Beauregard-Keyes House is
located at 1113 Chartres Street in the French
Quarter. Tours are available on the hour Monday-Saturday,
10 a.m.-3 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $4
for students and senior citizens. Children 6-12,
$2. Children under the age of 6 are admitted
The Beauregard-Keyes House- Patrons
to the museum have reported that after closing
one evening they stayed to take photos of
the house. When the photos were developed
there were some mysterious unexplainable images
in them. In the pictures there appears to
be two civil war era soldiers standing in
front of the window looking out. The guests
were sure that no other people were in the
museum at the time that the photos were taken.
This former hotel was also the site of a mafia
massacre. It is said that at times you can
smell gunpowder and hear gunshots in the garden
area of the hotel.