Madame Lalaurie and the Haunting of Royal Street

The Lalaurie mansion Steven Wagner / Flickr Vision / Getty Images

In 1834 a fire broke out at the Lalaurie house in New Orleans. Firefighters found mistreated slaves inside, and the family was banished. Wild rumors spread afterward, and now it's known as the most haunted house in America -- but are the rumors true?

Topics in this Podcast: 19th century, women, biographies, Halloween episodes, 18th century, Murderers, Crime, American history, U.S. history