This incident started to raise suspicions about Delphine’s treatment of her slaves. It came to be that she used her mansion as a make-shift torture chamber for slaves. Some of the acts she committed are so gruesome that even the boldest stomachs would turn.
LaLaurie escaped punishment and fled to France, where she remained in self-inflicted exile. Her death was also a mystery, but most believe she passed away hunting wild boars.
Today, many believe that the spirits of her victims still occupy the home. The strange noises and occurrences that happen at the property are likely those trying to find peace and escape the pain and suffering once and for all.
The home has also shown up in popular culture. The televised series “American Horror Story” references the home’s infamous owner, Delphine LaLaurie, as one of its characters.
Haunted New Orleans, LA
No doubt, there’s a lot of fun things to do in The Big Easy. Tourists and locals have a plethora of attractions to enjoy, making the city a hotspot of activities for the living and the dead. Heighten your time in town and join US Ghost Adventures for our New Orleans Ghost Tour.
About US Ghost Adventures
Since 2013, US Ghost Adventures has offered entertaining, historic, and authentic ghost tours of America’s most haunted cities. We deliver fun yet honest accounts of hauntings across the nation for curious people of all ages. Our ghost stories are based on historical research, but that doesn’t mean they won’t send a chill down your spine.
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US Ghost Adventures also offers virtual tours, a self-guided mobile app, and an Alexa voice app.