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Jenna8184545 Jenna8184545 3 years
This list is a bit disappointing. Many of these places are tourist traps, which can usually be spotted by a hotel proclaiming a miscellaneous someone died of yellow fever and never left. The LaLaurie mansion is probably the most haunted building in legend due to the atrocities Delphine LaLaurie performed along with her husband and should not be left out. The slaves who were the victims of their torture and experiments are said to haunt the building, and it's historically difficult to find caretakers willing to go inside (I certainly walk on the other side of the street at night). Julie, often called the Octoroon mistress, was the 1/8 black mistress of a Creole. She wanted to make their relationship public, and he wouldn't because he would lose all his inheritance. He said if she could spend the night in the freezing cold to prove she could withstand the life of a poor woman, he would do it, thinking she never would. She froze to death on the roof of their mansion on Royal Street and still searches for her lover there. The Bourbon Orleans hotel was where Quadroon balls took place, arranged by their mothers to arrange "pairings" with Creole men. Often, they would duel over a woman. There is a particular story of two brothers (I don't recall their names) who dueled to the death on the staircase, and the two Creole men are said to haunt the stairs where their blood soaked into the wood and the ballroom on the second floor, where the balcony overlooks the dueling garden. Jackson Square itself has quite a history, as war victims were hung on the fence as warnings and taken down by their families in the fog, so it is said that footsteps of mourning family members moving their families' bodies can be heard whenever a Mississippi fog rolls in. I could go on, as there are so many rich stories of hauntings in New Orleans, and so many of them are rooted in real history and people you can look up.
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