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Ghosts of Evangeline’s past

From The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville to Loyd’s Hall just across Bayou Cocordrie in Meeker, South Louisiana is cluttered with homes that are considered to be haunted.

While many of these hauntings are considered legends, some facts have been confirmed through oral history. Case in point is the old Hawkins House that sat in the woods of Bayou Chicot.

The house is not there anymore, but it sat next to the school and off behind the gymnasium. According to a story titled “Dr. Hawkins’ Haunted Hospital” by Ben Earl Looney, the property was “bought by Dr. J. E. Hawkins in 1872 for use as a hospital and medical college.”

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