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This is a great view into the mindset of dissonance
necessary to normalize and trivialize the barbaric treatment of slaves this attitude embedded firmly in the minds of many Americans and it justifies... ill treatment even to this very day
Beautiful house with an ugly history, we saw it both in the day and at night on a ghost tour. Its a must see if you are a fan of American Horror Story, just wish I could've seen the inside!
So, I went on a Ghost/
Vampire tour in New Orleans last weekend. Because, well... why not? Anyway, we were standing in front of Delphine LaLaurie's house on Royal St. For those of you who are American ...Horror Story fans, Cathy Bates played a character based on her in season 3. Her house is said to be haunted by the ghosts of those who were killed at her home. Our tour guide, Aubrey, told us to take pictures of the windows up on the second floor since that's where many "apparitio ns" have been seen. Yeah, didn't see a thing. As we were walking around the corner Jacqueline asked me to take a picture of the front door of the house. So, I hung back from our group to get the shot. I aimed the camera and pressed my little button and... nothing. I took over 450 pictures last weekend and this was the only time the shutter jammed and wouldn't take a picture. I was irritated and quickly ran to catch up with my tour group. About 10 minutes later, after taking a few more shots I checked my camera to look at my last few pictures. Yeah... There was a strangely distorted picture of the front door of Delphine LaLaurie's house that my camera managed to take without me hearing or feeling the shutter snap. When I showed it to Aubrey she wasn't surprised and said "apparitio ns like to interfere with electronic equipment like cameras and such." FREAKY.
Very beautiful and sad story behind the history of this house. On a recent tour we snapped a few pictures..
.one window in particular caught our eye and thought it was stunning. Then took a full fron...tal photo and was shocked to see what appeared on the second floor middle window. Not sure if it's anything but definitely worth a double take!
The Haunted Tour (Ghost Adventures
) Was AWESOME & The LaLaurie was on that tour. Our guide Mike did an amazing job! The atrocities that went on in that mansion were surreal & hard to bare. It's very h...ard just to look at it! The building is so beautiful a package hiding so much evil!
and infamous all at the same time. I walk by when ever I can.
I would stay there again, nice history and nice staff.
A beautiful Mansion where some of antebellum
Louisiana' s darkest history resides. One could say it sparked a civil war in some ways due to its tales of the sadistic mind of one woman. In saying that, ...it created a movement toward freedom for slaves and the progressio n today for African Americans. I feel there is not enough credit given to the history of this Mansion and the positive that came from the negative. A true butterfly effect-
It was our favorite tour!! And ask for "Duckie"! He was so animated and made it so much fun!
I caught them on a cleaning day and sneaked into the courtyard my first day in New Orleans!! It was so pretty!! But such a dark past. Worth the visit!!
When police officers discovered her torture chamber, they found a woman whose bones had been broken and reset at odd angles to make her resemble a 'human crab'...