the old ursuline convent in new orleans

Vampiric Lore: The Casket Girls & The Old Ursuline Convent

Join us and our guest Rose Sinister as we delve into the history, lore, legends, and spirits of the Casket Girls at the Old Ursuline Convent, and speak of what some believe to be the first vampires in New Orleans.

There are many vampire stories associated with New Orleans, but there is one that started them all: The Casket Girls and the Old Ursuline Convent. With bizarre happenings, stories, and “true” crime associated with the building, the topic is ripe for our Muldering and Scullying. We welcome Rose Sinister, a vampire and ghost tour guide in New Orleans, as well as host of “Rose Sinister: Vampires” Podcast, to be our personal guide through this tale.

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Produced and Edited by Gabi Fiore

Correction: Regarding the “Vampire of Sacramento,” Richard Chase. He did exist and he was whom Rose Sinister referenced; however, he was in Santa Clara NOT Santa Clarita. Source: Bovsun, Mara (January 2, 2010). “Just crazy for blood: Richard Trenton Chase, a.k.a. the Vampire of Sacramento”New York Daily News. Retrieved September 15, 2016.


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