Murderous May: The Mass Murder of Slaves

In the French Quarter of New Orleans, at the corner of Governor Nicholls Street and Royal Street, sits an unassuming grey three-story building. It’s biggest claim to fame as of late is that it was owned by the actor Nicholas Cage as recently as last year. But those who know history know its darker history overshadows it’s previous owner’s fame. You see, within these walls occurred some of the most horrific pseudo-scientific experiments ever performed on human beings.
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Ghosts of Ireland: Charleville Castle


The notorious Charleville Castle is located in a “primordial forest” practically in the center of the Irish island, near the town of Tullamore in the County Offaly. ¬†Originally called Charleville Forest Castle, it was commissioned in 1798 by the first Earl of Charleville, Charles William Bury. This imposing edifice was designed by the renowned Irish architect, Francis Johnston and was completed in 1812. (For such a haunted castle, it’s a bit young!)

Charleville Castle and Surrounding Forest

Some might say the castle is nestled among the trees…others may claim that the forest entombs the building; it really depends on your outlook. My view is that by day it is nestled, by night entombed! Many other people have a similar opinion. After all, the Charleville has been featured on Most Haunted, Ghost Hunters International and Scariest Places On Earth. But how does such a picturesque castle gather such a fearsome reputation? The answer is shrouded by the passage of time.

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