Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop (New Orleans) from America's Haunted Bars Slideshow

America's Haunted Bars Slideshow

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Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop (New Orleans)
Founded in 1772 by pirate Jean Lafitte, this bar was supposedly first established as a front for his extensive smuggling operations. However, according to legend, the pirate life comes with a price. Paranormal sightings are a regular occurrence here, with spirits and inexplicable moving objects galore. Lafitte is said to be a regular at the bar (more than 200 years after his death), and rumor has it he is chained into guarding his treasure, hidden somewhere inside the establishment. Until the treasure is found, he will be eternally damned to the bar (hey, there are worse places to be damned to).