LaLaurie Mansion - New Orleans, LA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member denben
N 29° 57.714 W 090° 03.673
15R E 783609 N 3318198
Quick Description: Madame LaLaurie Mansion also known as the 'Haunted House' is located at 1140 Royal Street in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Location: Louisiana, United States
Date Posted: 5/3/2020 6:50:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM12DAV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
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Long Description:
Madame LaLaurie, was a New Orleans Creole socialite and serial killer who tortured and murdered slaves in her household.

Born during the Spanish colonial period, LaLaurie married three times in Louisiana and was twice widowed. She maintained her position in New Orleans society until April 10, 1834, when rescuers responded to a fire at her Royal Street mansion. They discovered bound slaves in her attic who showed evidence of cruel, violent abuse over a long period. LaLaurie's house was subsequently sacked by an outraged mob of New Orleans citizens. She escaped to France with her family. Her house was burned by the mob, and the "LaLaurie Mansion" at 1140 Royal Street was in fact rebuilt after her departure from New Orleans.

For almost 200 years, there have been reports of paranormal activity coming from this house. It shouldn't surprise many that a lot of the hauntings can be traced back to the slaves that Madame LaLaurie kept on the property. Reports of moaning coming from the room where the slaves were kept are common. Phantom footsteps echo through the house with regularity. Many people who have stood near the house have reported feeling as if they were taken over by a negative energy.

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