The Gardette-LaPrete Mansion is located on the corner of Dauphine Street and Orleans Avenue in the French Quarter. In the early days of the mansion a rich man from Turkey made his home there. He was known to throw legendary parties for his guests and attended to his harem – though rumor has it he was a cruel and thieving master.
One day, after a particularly lavish soiree, a passerby noticed blood oozing out the front door. Police broke through the entrance and discovered a massacre. All of the guests had been murdered and their bodies strewn in bloody heaps. And the horror didn’t stop with murder. The beautiful harem girls, the Arab boys, and even the guards were raped and subjected to vile sexual assaults. The scandal was so horrendous that the details of that night have still not been chronicled completely to this day. Authorities soon found the host’s body in a shallow grave in the backyard with his ghostly hand reaching up from the earth where he tired to escape being buried alive.