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Monroe is haunted by ghosts of victims past

Some residents of Monroe are convinced that this city is haunted.

Long ago, there was a drive- by-shooting on Jackson street, in Monroe. Monroe residents claimed to have seen the victims weeks after the homicide. It has been said that every January, about the third week, citizens walking down the street between 7:45 p.m. and midnight, may see a blood stain vanish into the ground.

Jackson Shift has been noted as Monroe’s most haunted area, where victims still linger in the streets. The stories tell how the spirits have moved from Jackson street and spread throughout the whole Monroe area.

Ka’Mara Hayes, criminal justice junior from Jonesboro, thinks campus is haunted.

“One night I was sitting on the back bridge looking at the bayou and something pulled my leg,” Hayes said.

“I looked around and saw nothing, but I know something was there,” she continued.

Whether these stories are accounts of actual events or just myths, we may never know.

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    Deitra PierceOct 25, 2023 at 5:20 am

    Hi, My name is deitra Pierce from new orleans, La…I moved to south side of Monroe end of April of 2020 I experienced something I had never experienced before, I felt spirits in my house, it’s was so tense, to the point I felt the good and the bad spirit..the best way to describe it, ” if you in your home and a TV comes on in the next room, but you don’t hear the TV but you know the TV was that feeling. I’m still traumatize about it all, I will tell this story other time, this my first writing this down.. but just know 2020 was my best wrost year ever,,” all hell break lose Easter 2020 a bad tornado came to monroe that day, I went to 3 mentally Institution that year alone, lost custody of my only son that year also..I left him in the house because a bad spirit was in him at the age of 3..crazy right..but I swear it was true, I have never had a history of mental health, nor did I have drugs in my system..I didn’t stop having that feeling until September 2020, and just like I was back feeling normal …like for real normal, I got my child back 4 months later and went back to school for nurse, I just finished 2 weeks ago, I ran across your article because I was reading the history of monroe,La…I have seen so much those few months of family couldn’t figure out what was going on with me, but I happy I survive it. thank God