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A Real Cajun Ghost Story
I posted a pic of the Ruddock Swamp on the forum side. A lot of people around here know about the Ruddock Swamp ghost, and a lot of people around here have heard the saying, "Don't let the sun go down on you in the Ruddock Swamp." What a lot of people have never had is a real life experience with the swamp ghost. Back before interstates the only way to New Orleans was River Road or La. Hwy. 61, better known as Airline Highway. All of my Mom and Dad's kids where born at the Charity Hospital in New Orleans. My youngest brother was very sick and almost died at birth. He stayed in the hospital until he was 2 years old. Mom stayed with him. That meant a lot of trips for Dad back and forth. We lived about 70 miles away. He always took Airline Highway, because it was the better road. On one of the trips in the early hours of the morning going through Ruddock Swamp he saw a young lady on side of the road. She looked very distressed, so Dad, being the gentleman that he was, stopped to give her a ride. She got in the back seat. I don't remember all the details, but he took her to the next town. She was quiet all the way. When they got to the town he stopped to ask her where she wanted to go, and imagine his surprise when he turned around to the back seat and no one was there. He went to the local police station and told them what had happened. He probably thought they would think him looney tunes, but just the opposite happened. They told him he had an encounter with the Ruddock Swamp ghost. Why she roamed the highways on foggy nights no one knows, and I often wonder if she still does.
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So "THAT'S" who that was in my back seat!!
Oh I'd love to find out why see haunts the highways of Ruddock Swamp on foggy nights and who she was.
Me too Eileen, I am going to ask my friends who live out there if they have ever heard of her. I have heard tales of people hitting a woman on Airline Hwy. when it was foggy at night, only to find out that it was not a real person, but the ghost.
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