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Bloody Mary New Orleans Haunted Museum

Bloody Mary New Orleans Haunted Museum

826 N Rampart Street
New Orleans, Louisiana
70116 USA

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New Orleans, LA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Bloody Mary's New Orleans Haunted Museum. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

The unparalleled and monumental serendipity museum of all that is haunted by spirits, voodoos, and vampires has not been in this building too long. But it inherited much more.

This two-century building on the hems of New Orleans' French Quarter is no ordinary structure. It has a morbid, dark, and sinister history, that only occurred with the last two decades. Prior to this, who knows? Could whatever happen on October 5, 2006, to a young couple in this supernatural city been influenced (even controlled) by whatever dark entities linger in these walls? Here on this property, on October 2006, one of the most horrific murders/suicides took place.

It is said that the gruesome end of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall's lives were the last to be lost with Katrina Hurricane's devastation. It started benignly when Zack and Addie became a couple, both working the bartending circuit in New Orleans' French Quarter. Addie was a bit of a free-spirited gal, having a reputation as an abusive drunk that could not control her appetite for a good chemical euphoria.

Zach on the other hand served and honorably discharged from military service in Iraq. Suffering from PTSD, he left his wife and two children and moved to New Orleans. Here he met Addie. While mentally damaged, he followed her habits and started drinking excessively as well.

Shortly after meeting, they moved into 826 N Rampart Street in the French Quarter. Then a strong storm started brewing in the Gulf of Mexico. Like many others, when the destructive Katrina hit New Orleans, Zack and Addie refused to evacuate. With friends, they shielded themselves from the hurricane's sting by mixing and drinking alcoholic concoctions. In order to make sure that police officers would check in on them on a regular basis, Addie flashed her breasts at them every time they went by. She thought this would assure that they would come back for more. As a result, they were featured in the New York Times article during the Katrina aftermath.

Eventually, they started doing cocaine. Addie started to accuse him of cheating, which turned into fights and violent drunken episodes. Addie's continuous abusive behavior made him feel like a failure. One day it peeked. Addie asked the landlord to remove Zach from the apartment's lease. He refused. What happened next was nothing but horrifying.

On October 5, 2006, during one of Zach and Addie's drunken violent arguments, he strangled her. He then took her lifeless body and performed necrophilia. After these ghastly activities, he cut her carcass into pieces in the bathtub. He took her head and submerged it into a pot on the stove. Her arms and legs were also placed in the oven, and her torso was placed in the refrigerator. Some say they were seasoned as if he was preparing to eat her. Although others say the body parts were charred beyond recognition. Some believe he was trying to separate the meat from the bone to hide evidence. The truth, as disturbing as it was, will probably remain a mystery forever.

Somehow and strangely after this gruesome act, he returned to his life's routine. He showed up for work and ran his errands, with no suspicions raised. He then proceeded to dreadfully end his own life. It is said, that his racing and troubled mind, led him to spend $1,500 on food, strippers, and drugs. On October 17, almost two weeks later, he burned twenty-eight cigarette marks into his arm, representing his twenty-eight years of failures. Zach then went to the top of the Omni Hotel, had one final drink, and jumped to his death.

In his pocket, he had a note for law enforcement officers. His final intent was to lead them to his apartment on Rampart Street so that hey could find his girlfriend Addie. The note read:

“I had to take my own life to pay for the one I took. If you send a patrol car to 826 N. Rampart, you will find the dismembered corpse of my girlfriend, Addie, in the oven, on the stove, and in the fridge and a full signed confession from myself … Zack Bowen. I scared myself not by the action of calmly strangling the woman I’ve loved for one and a half years … but by my entire lack of remorse."

The Hauntings

It is said that the massive collection of unearthly and bizarre artifacts, collections of the eerie trophies of the strange, occult paraphernalia, and the actual remnants of the murders of Zach and Addie have powerfully merged to create one of the most supernaturally inflamed properties in New Orleans. Do not let your guard down in this establishment. This 200-year-old French Quarter building is an extremely active haunted house.

What takes this to the next level is the empirical influence of its proprietor, the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, Bloody Mary. She alone is the one mortal that can move the gauge to a level that will stir your soul. As a cultural historian, local Voodoo Queen, medium, and paranormal investigator, Mary Milan (Bloody Mary) owns and operates the New Orleans Haunted Museum. She will show you the other side of her hometown and the spirits within.

When visiting New Orleans you will probably be drawn to find the most elicited and transcendental unearthly experience. It is here. We certainly recommend visiting Bloody Mary's New Orleans Haunted Museum. Tours are offered daily, starting at 12:30 and then every half hour. You’ll learn about the history of the house, the artifacts in the museum, and so much more. Inside, you’ll see an incredible collection of occult items, paranormal displays, haunted dolls, and Voodoo altars.

If you dare, follow the ghoulish-looking hand on the wall, which points you toward a staircase leading to the second floor. Here you will be a supernatural climax that you will never forget. You will be face to face with the actual remnants of Zach and Addie's gruesome murder scene. Still here, in their original position remains the actual tub, stove/oven, and refrigerator. Although the blood has been removed, its dark spectral evidence remains.

Keep alert! This museum offers much more than tours. See paranormal collections, while feeling the spirits gathered in a 200-year-old French Quarter building that holds many stirring and disturbing secrets. They also arrange for seances and psychic reading by experienced staff in their traditional Seance Room. Their gift shop will offer the strangest and occult-related merchandise, reminders of your NOLA unique experience. These include voodoo dolls that you can make yourself (with a little help from your friends here at the museum). Join Bloody Mary for her organized Ghost Hunts, psychics, rituals tours weddings too!

The Purpose

Mary Milan, the proprietor of the museum (aka Bloody Mary), has clearly stated that the main purpose of the various items, the tours and the displays offered at her museum and shop is to pay tribute to spirits dwelling in her building and educate the public about them so they won’t be forgotten.

Mary further believes it is important to educate visitors about Zach and Addie, who were afflicted by some of the same troubles as many others navigating one of the darkest periods in New Orleans' 300-year history, the devastation of Katrina. In addition, there are the dark demons of life, post-war PTSD, alcohol/drug addiction, and domestic violence. In fact, she has stated that her company will be organizing an event whose proceeds will partially be donated to the New Orleans Family Justice Center’s efforts to combat domestic violence. Moved by the tragedy of Hall, this was one of the main reasons for her plans with her museum and business.

The museum has been featured on Paranormal Lockdown, Ghost Adventures, and various media outlets. It also has participated in the 2018 and 2019 World's Largest Ghost Hunt, which features only the most haunted properties around the world.


More chilling reads about Haunted New Orleans


Bloody Mary's Guide to Hauntings, Horrors, and Dancing with the Dead: True Stories from the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans Paperback – February 1, 2016 by Bloody Mary  (Author), Jeff Belanger (Foreword)          Spirits of New Orleans: Voodoo Curses, Vampire Legends and Cities of the Dead (America's Haunted Road Trip) Paperback – September 11, 2012 by Kala Ambrose  (Author)     Spooky New Orleans: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore Paperback – July 1, 2016 by S. E. Schlosser  (Author),

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Date added: Jul/01/2020 | Last time updated: Oct/20/2021

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