The Creole House – Inn on St. Ann is a thirty room hotel very close to Bourbon Street in New Orleans. It was built in the 1830s, and has a few ghostly inhabitants. The classic French quarter inn features the Creole cottage once owned by Marie Laveau, a famous voodoo priestess.
There’s bound to be some scares and hauntings if you visit the Inn on St. Ann. A common occurrence is the hijinks of a ghost the staff calls Knobby. Doorknobs on the second floor are constantly removed. They are found next to the doors, on the floor or missing altogether. When the staff tries to reattach the knobs, it’s impossible. They can’t be glued or screwed back onto the doors.
One guest reported a few other occurrences. The shower turned on and off a few times while she was in there. The bed shook as if a pair of hands were shoving the mattress up and down quickly. When she alerted the front desk, they were told that the ghost is protective of women traveling alone and wanted to keep them on their toes.
It’s thought that Knobby removes the doorknobs to protect women. Traditionally, daughters were kept safe upstairs close to their parents, which is why staff believes that Knobby removes doorknobs from only the second floor.
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