Ky Mason, who leads ghost tours through this cemetery, says proof of Oakland's haunted history does exist, ""they've had paranormal groups come through and do readings and they have recorded things in many of these places."
Mason says there are five thousand people buried here, "and as many marked graves as there are unmarked. Many came here in unrest and I assure you they come with some haunting as well."
And while Mason has never had any eerie feelings here, "I have had run ins with the other side."
The hauntings may have started in 1846 when Oakland became the city cemetery and Shreveport's mayor asked that anyone buried privately be dug up and re-buried here, "when there's no ceremony then you get unrest they're not where they want to be."
Mason believes the souls of civil war soldiers are just some of the spirits actively haunting Oakland, "they are still here and think they have a job left to do."
But the saddest of all the ghostly stories is fact not fiction. More than 750 people are buried under this oak tree in a mass grave known as the Yellow Fever Mound.
"It was the third largest yellow fever epidemic in the country and thousands fled the city. There was no time for burials, ceremonies even caskets and I don't think they are at peace," Mason says.
One of the most famous graves here is that of a young socialite who's doesn't seem to be content with resting in peace. Cora Lee Williams died when she was 22 but her nightly haunting are some of the most popular since the evidence is here in stone.
"Actually her bricks are pretty stacked up but my guess is in a few days they won't," says Mason who told us visitors regularly restack the bricks around Cora's grave only to find them knocked over a few days later.
"You stack them up and she pushes them back down."
It may be because Cora is buried just a few feet from what could have been her favorite place in life, "we are right next to the municipal auditorium. There was a promenade here, a plaza where you would go to meet people and she just wants to meet her friends," says Mason.
And Cora has many new friends now," people visit Cora they are just interested in seeing her and hopefully she feels the love."
A cemetery that offers a haunting look into Shreveport's past, after all "history has all the truths, the fables" and sometimes a few ghost stories too.