Calcasieu Parish Courthouse to be featured on Travel Channel

The following is from the SWLA Convention & Visitors Bureau:

Lake Charles, LA - A segment on the alleged haunting of the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse will air on Saturday, Oct. 16 at 9 p.m., (Central Standard Time) on the Travel Channel's acclaimed series Ghost Adventures. Additional airings are scheduled for midnight on Saturday, Oct. 17 and at noon on Saturday, Oct. 30.

The production company, My Tupelo Entertainment, filmed their search for the ghost of Toni Jo Henry in May with assistance from the Southwest Louisiana Film Commission, the Lake Charles/ Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau, the Calcasieu Parish Police Jury and the Lake Charles Fire Department.

"The fact that Calcasieu Parish will be featured on this notable program is very exciting," said Cindy Johnson, special projects/film locations manager for the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau. "We are constantly pitching different areas in Southwest Louisiana that are viable film locations and having this segment air on such a prominent program and network will help us secure future projects."

Toni Jo Henry was the only woman to get the electric chair in Louisiana when she was executed on Nov. 28, 1942. She was convicted of murdering Joseph P. Calloway on Feb. 14, 1940. It is rumored today that her spirit haunts the Calcasieu Parish Courthouse on Ryan and Kirby Streets as her sentence was carried out in the basement of the building. Henry was only the sixth person to be executed by the electric chair in Louisiana.

For more information on the Southwest Louisiana Film Commission or to be listed in the Film Production Manual, contact Cindy Johnson at (337) 436-9588 or visit