The Most Spooky Stories about Paris

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Paris is renowned all across the globe as the City of Lights. However, this city has a darker side as well. In fact, there are many spooky stories about the French capital city, which will give you the creeps. Below is a list of the most creepy stories about Paris and the places where you can feel the wind, if you have got the nerves.

Ghost of the Red Man

The Red Man was actually a person from the Tuilieries who was killed for spreading misleading information about the Queen Catherine de Medicis. After his death, the Red Man is said to have cursed all the inhabitants of French Royals who lived in Louvre and many of them were found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Frozen Corpses on Display

The Paris morgue, which was built in the year 1864, really gives the visitors a spectacle of death. They are able to freeze any corpse that enters it protecting them from disfiguration and decaying. This creepy place had actual human corpses displayed behind the glass walls. It was closed by the beginning of the 20th Century though, and was replaced by Paris Holocaust Memorial, which could be seen there today.

The Ghost of the Catacombs

A man named Philihert Aspairt in 1793 wandered to the dark Paris catacombs so as to steal the Chartreuse liquor from the underground storage place of a local convent. It is presumed that his candle had gone out and he was left alone lost in the darkness. The bones of the man were identified 11 years later, with a set of keys lying beside it.

It is said that his ghost rises on every the third of November every year, and wanders through the catacombs blowing off candles and murmuring in the tourist’s ears. He is commonly known as “Saint of the Cataphiles” among the locals; Cataphiles are the groups of explorers who illegally travel through the tunnels of Paris.

The Haunted Street

You would be able to see one of the most haunted streets in Paris near the corners of Île de la Cité lies Rue des Chantres. In the 1900’s, many children, who were suffering from tuberculosis, were kept away from the rest of the population in an extension of the Hotel-Dieu. This was done to safeguard the rest of the population from the infection.

However, all of the children drowned in locked rooms due to a tragic flood in the Seine River, unable to escape their fate. It is said that you could still see the children playing at night at the end of this street. Many have reported seeing their shadows and hearing their laughter and screams as well.