New Orleans has a bloody and troubled history. The state of Louisiana was governed by the French, Spanish, French again, and ultimately became part of the USA, under the Louisiana purchase.
A local walking ghost tour revealed stories of spooky mansions where vampires lived, and pointed out businesses run by local voodoo queens. A particularly sordid tale and destination involved a grand, Spanish style mansion, laterally home to actor, Nicholas Cage, where the most horrific human surgical experimentation was inflicted on the slave population, by the doctors in residence. The hauntings, screaming and wails of victims render it uninhabitable.