Haunted New Orleans: 5 horrifying stories and legends

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The Myrtles Plantation (Source: myrtlesplantation.com)
The Myrtles Plantation (Source: myrtlesplantation.com)

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – New Orleans is a city with a rich and dark history. Many believe that the city is among the most haunted in the United States. Locals say there is a reason behind the reported haunting.

“We’ve had a great concentration of death in a relatively small period of time in a relatively small area,” said Sydney Smith, a guide with Haunted History Tours. “They say violent death a strong emotion. It contributes to hauntings and paranormal activity – and we’ve had no shortage of that here.”

Legends of grisly murders, plundering pirates, voodoo spirits and restless wanderers run rampant across the city. Here are a few of the reported hauntings and the legends behind them.

1. LaLaurie Mansion

Many have heard the tale of Madame LaLaurie and her torture chamber on Royal Street.

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