When an entire harem was murdered, creating the tale of the “NOLA Sultan Massacre House”
Seriously, there is a whole ton of spooky history in New Orleans, and this one is one of the more infamous. Apparently, a young Turkish sultan’s brother was fond of having lavish parties for his harem (because that’s what you do, right?), and, during one of them, many of attendees were slain by an unknown assailant (or assailants), and the sultan’s brother was found dead in the backyard, presumably buried alive. And do you know what tipped neighbors off to the horrible crime? There was literally blood oozing out of the walls. Take that, Overlook Hotel.