Thursday, October 29, 2009

The Mysterious Harem Massacre on Bourbon Street, New Orleans | Socyberty

Search as one will, no written records are to be found of the ghastly secret of the old Le Pretre mansion on Bourbon Street...



There is a good reason to believe that New Orleans authorities decided it would be advisable to destroy the reports both of the police and Harbormaster Armand Ravenal following the discovery of the several headless bodies. Nevertheless, the story which quickly sped throughout the French Quarter is well known to many present day residents, especially to Robert Pretre, the prosperous Creole merchant in whose home the multiple murders took place.
Late one November evening in 1872, M’sieu Le Petre received a strange unexpected visitor in his house. The foreign looking visitor with a luxuriant black moustache wearing European clothes and a red fez adorned with a black tassel introduced himself as Hamid Pasha and stated his business in halting French...

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The Mysterious Harem Massacre on Bourbon Street, New Orleans

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