The LaLaurie Mansion
1140 Royal Street, New Orleans. Built 1832. It is reputed to be haunted by mistreated slaves - a story stemming from a fire in the building in 1834 when neighbours helping to save furniture from the flames reputedly found tortured slaves belonging to Madame LaLaurie chained up in their quarters. LaLaurie's house was subsequently sacked by an outraged mob of New Orleans citizens, and it is thought that she fled to Paris, where she died. Nicolas Cage owned the building from 2007-9.