One of seven children in an oystering family, Loulan Pitre was a shrimper for the first half of his life and then ran oil field work boats. He currently lives one hundred feet from the house he was born in and is an avid gardener and hunter. Loulan shines in his telling of local and family legends from Bayou Lafourche. Many are belief legends concerning stories of the supernatural such as the loup garou (or werewolf) of south Louisiana. Others concern historical events that have become legendary such as the hurricane of 1893 which killed at least 1500 people.