New Orleans December 27, 2016
The Most Terrifying Ghost Story To Ever Come Out Of New Orleans Is Truly Chilling
Have you ever heard the tale of the Sultan’s palace? This incredible and bone chilling story, if you have never heard it, will definitely throw you for a loop. Here’s the legend of this unique home.
If you've ever been in the French Quarter, you may have passed this iconic building, known as Sultan's Palace or the Gardette-LaPrete House.
It's found at 716 Dauphine St. The building was built in 1836 by Joseph Coulon Gardette, who was a dentist. Eventually it was sold to Jean Baptiste LePrete, who suffered great economic losses during the civil war, forcing him to lease his mansion.
After putting his mansion up for lease, he was approached by a man of Middle-Eastern descent, who said his brother was interested in the property.
As it turned out, this brother was a Sultan. The ports of New Orleans were abuzz when the Sultan and his krewe of finely dressed women, eunuchs, and lots of fine furnishings from the orient.
After the Sultan's arrival, the home became the center of activity--parties lasting well into the night--and exclusive ones!
Then one night months later, there was a great storm in the city. Everyone in the French Quarter was hunkered down as the wind blew down the streets.
By the morning, the storm had broken, and a man was walking down the street--and found a horrifying sight.
A river of blood was trickling down the steps of this huge mansion, pooling in the stones. When the police finally took the doors down, they discovered a mass murder unseen in New Orleans.
The entire building was littered with gore and bodies, and the Sultan himself was found buried alive in the backyard.
It was a gruesome murder that went unsolved...or did it happen at all? Some say that this story was completely fabricated.
Others say that the building is still haunted.
Ghost City Tours gives specific tours that highlight the spookier aspects of this building...which you can explore...if you dare!
Have you ever heard this story before? What do you think is the most creepy about it? Let us know in the comments below–we love to hear from you!