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LaLaurie Mansion

  • 1140 Royal St. Map It
  • French Quarter
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Updated 04/09/2014

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Locals, or at least local tour guides, say this is the most haunted house in a generally haunted neighborhood. Most blame the spooks on Madame LaLaurie, a wealthy but ill-fated 19th-century socialite who fell out with society when, during a fire, neighbors who rushed into the house found mutilated slaves in one of the apartments. Madame LaLaurie fled town that night, but there have been stories of hauntings ever since. The home is a private residence, not open to the public.

Actor Nicolas Cage bought the property in 2007. Two years later, the house sold at a foreclosure auction.

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1140 Royal St., New Orleans, Louisiana, 70116, United States

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Updated 04/09/2014

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Aug 24, 2005

a must stop for any ghost tour but the whole quarter is haunted

The disturbing background of this house makes it a must stop for any ghost tour. When alone be sure to walk quickly. But while in the quarter stop by the Pharmacy Museum. It is creepy even without knowing the former owner a doctor was accused of doing evil experiments on some female patients. Some of whose bones are still in the walls. If you are a ghost hunter try and spend some time upstairs. Even if you do not feel the presence of the evil

doctor or his helpless patients the weird jars of gross things and medical implements are worth the trip. Keep in mind that the whole quarter is haunted so you will never really be alone!

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