New Orleans is famous for many things, including its impressive list of ghost stories and other supernatural tales. Here are a few, the full stories can be read online.
The Casket Girls - A group of young women arrived from France as potential brides for residents of New Orleans, clutching only a small 'casket' or chest with their belongings in them. However, given their pale complexions and tendency to burn in the sun, rumors soon spread that they were vampires. They were sent to stay with the nuns in a local convent until they could be married off, but the rumors persisted and they were eventually sent home to France. The nuns kept their caskets, moving them to the third floor of the convent. However, they later found the caskets empty, but no one could get to the third floor as it was sealed off. Were the girls something more than human?
The LaLaurie Mansion - Home to Dr. Louis LaLaurie and his wife, Delphine, a fire revealed a horror in the attic. They had a torture chamber set up and they used it on their slaves. They fled the city, but it is said that the house is still haunted, possibly even by Delphine herself.
St Louis Cemetery No 1 - Opened in 1789. it houses many of the early residents of the city and is said to be the most haunted cemetery in the United States. Phantom figures have been spotted many times over the years.
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