Apparently, New Orleans is quite haunted. Shown above is LaLaurie Mansion. Its proprietor in 1834 was Marie Delphine LaLaurie. In April of that year a fire occurred on the premises, and neighbors responded to the fire to find slaves who were tied up and had obviously been tortured over a long time. The enraged citizens ran her out of town, but her house is still reportedly one of the most haunted in New Orleans.
According to this plaque in the lobby of the Bourbon Orleans Hotel, where we stayed, the hotel is also haunted. We stayed on the fifth floor, where we photographed this ghastly apparition.