Saint Louis I, New Orleans, Louisiana
“The cemetery most associated with ghost stories in my mind is Saint Louis I in New Orleans,” said Marilyn Yalom, author of “The American Resting Place: 400 Years of History Through Our Cemeteries and Burial Grounds.” “Founded in 1789, it contains the graves of many prominent French-, Spanish-, and English-speaking personalities. Among them is … Paul Morphy, the 19th-century American chess wonder, who went crazy at the end of his life. Morphy's ghost is believed by many to haunt the cemetery.”
Amanda Walker of New Orleans’ Save Our Cemeteries, a nonprofit preservation group, estimates that several thousand people visit this cemetery each year.