The Vampire of Lafayette Cemetery

The Haunted Place

downloadLafayette Cemetery of New Orleans – There are a lot of historic stories in Lafayette. Some are full of facts, others are Urban Legends. But none are as bizarre as the “Lafayette Vampire.”

Back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, Lafayette was a bustling mining community. It attracted men from all over who were looking for a mining job.

Some workers came from foreign lands, including  Theodore Glava the man who is now known as the Vampire of Lafayette Cemetery.

Theodore  was a miner that came from Transylvania. And that part of the world has always had a certain history behind it. He was a very tall thin man  with a grey complexion and because of where he came from some of the other miners were afraid of him especially the way he looked.

 He died of influenza at the young age of 43 in 1918 and was given…

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