The Lalaurie mansion,
New Orleans, Louisiana
This is ONE house you will be GLAD that the kidos' didn't go to the door for candy!
The presumed epitome of high society, Lalaurie Delphine, owner of the Lalaurie mansion on Royal Street, in New Orleans was reputed to have an evil side. But it was her cook who would finally put an end to her cruel ways. Chained to the kitchen floor, the cook started a fire, attracting the attention of the local fire department.
When help arrived, they were horrified with what they found. The firefighters discovered punishment rooms with victims of macabre treatment still chained inside, barely alive. For her own amusement Lalaurie had cut off ears and various body parts of her slaves! Some poor souls were disemboweled. Others had their eyes and mouths sewn shut!!! The 1834 fire had found
In the years since, during renovations, workers have discovered numerous skeletal remains in the mansion's floors and walls. And these poor slaves that perished at the hands of Delphine still haunt the mansion even today!!! The clanking of chains being dragged down the steps has been heard. Agonizing screams and groans radiate from the attic. And one visitor of the mansion awoke to find hands encircling his throat! He claims that while he was being strangled the spirit of a black woman appeared and came to his rescue. His protector removed the offender's hands and them both spirits disappeared.
The haunting, it seems, is not confined solely within the mansion's walls. Passerby of this three story mansion's have witnessed a young black girl jump to her death! Sadly, she is believed to be the ghost of a slave who escaped her chains, choosing to end her life before her insane mistress could end it for her.