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LaLaurie Mansion Review
Locals, or at least local tour guides, agree that this is the most haunted house in a generally haunted neighborhood. Most blame the spooks on Madame LaLaurie, a wealthy but ill-fated socialite who lost both parents as a child, then two husbands before finding a third and moving with him into this mansion on Royal Street. Madame LaLaurie fell out with society when a fire in her attic exposed atrocious treatment of her slaves: according to newspaper reports, well-intentioned neighbors who rushed into the house found seven mutilated slaves in one of the apartments. Madame LaLaurie fled town that night, but occupants of the house have told of hauntings ever since. One tour guide claims that when clients faint from the heat it is always by this house, and that cameras often mysteriously refuse to function when pointed at the house, which is not open to the public. Actor Nicolas Cage bought the property in 2007. Two years later, the house was seized and sold at a foreclosure auction.
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