Why are so many people intrigued by the LaLaurie Mansion?
Why is it that people can be spotted standing around snapping photos of the building on any given night? (To say nothing of the number of ghost tours that crowd the cracked sidewalks, huddled around a guide who speaks of medical experiments and torture? It might have something to do with the volume of ghost stories and accounts of the LaLaurie Mansion’s hauntings. It might have something to do with the tragic events that caused the hauntings in the first place. Before we get into the ghosts and the hauntings widely reported at the LaLaurie Mansion, we should start by telling you who Madame LaLaurie was.
The woman who became infamous as the ‘Cruel Mistress of the Haunted House’ was born Marie Delphine Macarty. She was born on March