Idiot ‘Ghost Hunters’ Burn Down Historic Plantation

LeBeau House
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LeBeau House

LeBeau Burning photo by Ray Solis

Allegedly, and I use the term loosely, some wannabee “Ghost Hunters” were responsible for burning down the historic LeBeau House, a structure that dates back to the 1700’s. Located in Arabi, Louisiana, the house functioned as a hotel and casino in the mid-twentieth century but has remained empty and without electricity for several decades.

According to RawStory.com, the plantation was noteworthy for being the site of some of the most brutal treatment towards slaves, prior to the Civil War. The dilapidated structure, which is situated near a Domino’s Sugar Processing plant, is locally famous for paranormal activity, specifically the woman in a white dress sort, but word around the campfire is that these neverwillbee “Ghost Hunters” were so fed up with the lack of ghostly sightings that they opted to drink beer and smoke Mary Jane instead. This is likely the cause of the fire that resulted in the complete destruction of the building. The people involved weren’t harmed in the blaze but have been arrested, charged with arson, burglary, criminal trespassing and several others charged with accessory to arson.

Read More on the LeBeau House, of which the former owner plays a large role in this season’s American Horror Story: Coven.

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