Haunted New Orleans – The Sultan’s House, by Lyn Gibson – Author of “The Adrian Trilogy”

sultan  Though public records indicate that in 1780, a previous home occupied the corner of Dauphine and Orleans, it is the Gardette – Laprete house which still stands today.  Built in 1836 by Jean Baptist LePrete, the 4 story mansion would dominate the French Quarter both in stature and legend for over 150 years.

The meticulously designed home was never permanently occupied as LePrete lived on his plantation in Plaquemines.  During the social seasons, LePrete would entertain his family and guests there, usually when the French Opera was in town.  The homes’ peaceful existence would soon come to an end when a wealthy Turkish merchant arrived in New Orleans.  The merchant sought out LePrete to ask for use of the property on behalf of the brother of a Sultan.  LePrete, was happy to oblige.  An additional stream of income and the security of having the home occupied were means for a bargain.  What had not been disclosed during negotiations was the fact that the newly proclaimed Sultan that would be occupying the home had robbed his brother of his gold and jewels then fled to New Orleans.

The Sultan moved into LePretes’ mansion and along with him came his guards and his harem.  The Sultan’s harem consisted of women of all shapes, ages and sizes, most of which had been abducted from the home of his brother or from off of the streets of New Orleans.  Besides the women, the Sultan also owned young Arab boys in which to sate his twisted palate.  Both the women and boys would be raped and beaten and in many cases, murdered, all at the whim of the cruel Sultan.

Though atrocities abounded within the beautiful home, there were many elaborate parties thrown by the Sultan.  All of the elite would attend these lavish events.  The mansion had become the center of all social activities in the area.  The Sultan had more than fortified the home.  The windows and doors had been covered and his men patrolled the grounds with curved swords in their belt-lines.  Not one of the area socialites had any way to know of the atrocities that occurred within the grand estate.  But soon, all of the frivolities would come to a gruesome end.

One morning, a neighbor was walking along the sidewalk in front of the mansion.  He noticed that it was eerily quiet and that there were no guards patrolling the grounds.  He then looked up to see blood seeping from beneath the front entrance and onto the steps below.  When authorities arrived they attempted to summon the inhabitants by pounding at the front door.  When there was no response, the door was broken down.  Beyond the entrance lay the gruesome remnants of a bizarre massacre, the entirety of which was never fully recorded due to the horrific details.  Blood splatters covered the walls and furnishings.  Sordid body parts lay strewn on every floor of every level of the once envied home.  Every man woman and child associated with the Sultan had been slaughtered.  There was evidence of rape and torture at every turn; the inhabitants had all suffered tormented deaths.  The body of the Sultan was discovered in a shallow grave behind the house.  He had been badly mutilated then buried alive.

To this day the murders have never been solved.  The only proven fact is that robbery was a factor as the home had been ram-sacked and all of the Sultans riches had disappeared.  Many rumors abounded.  Some say that the Sultan, his harem and his men had been murdered by the same pirates that brought him into the Port of New Orleans.  Others believe that the Sultan had been hunted down by his brother and killed as an act of revenge.

The home changed hands many times and has risen and fallen only to rebound to it’s former glory.  Once nearly dilapidated and abandoned, the home was remodeled and opened as an art studio, later it served as an apartment complex.  Many of those who have lived or worked within the grand structure have reported hearing screams throughout the interior of the home as well as the exterior.  Some have claimed to see the Sultan himself, easily identified by his light colored hair despite his Turkish descent.

These reports have been ongoing for decades and all are similar in their claims.  The Sultan’s home has been investigated on many occasions by paranormal experts.  Some of these investigations have yielded interesting EVP recordings as well as recorded unexplainable movement and occurrences.

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The Jumlin – A Vampire Legend from the Cherokee Nation

Author Lyn Gibson

indian          The Jumlin is widely referred to within the Cherokee Nation as the father of vampires.  His Legend is as follows:

There was once a wise Medicine Man who was married to a woman named Laughing Sky.  The Medicine Man loved his wife but unfortunately Laughing Sky was barren.  He prayed many times to the Great Spirit but to no avail.  Out of grief and frustration, the Medicine Man turned to the dark arts and summoned a demon, which promised him many healthy offspring; the demons’ name was Jumlin.    When the Demon materialized he possessed the Medicine Man and transformed him into a bloodthirsty beast, which craved human flesh.

The demon kept his word, Laughing Sky bore many healthy offspring, however the possessed Medicine Man did not stop with his wife; he in turn found great pleasure in raping the other women of the village who also bore his…

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The Vjesci: A Canadian Vampire, Eh?!

Author Lyn Gibson

imagesCAA379XO        The Vjesci, also known as the Vjeszczi or Vjescey, is a Vampire from Polish folklore.   Much like the European Vampire, The Vjesci retained their mortal characteristics and blended well within society.  Legends indicate that humans were destined to become Vjesci at birth if born with teeth or a more common condition, ‘cradle cap”.  If the child was born with a cap, the mother could protect the child by drying the cradle cap, grinding it into a fine dust and retaining it until the child’s 7th birthday; when she would feed it to him to ward off curse.

The Vjesci have many common ties with Vampire legends from other cultures; They are undead, they awaken at midnight and they feed on humans.  It is said that in order to detain the Vjesci, Villagers would throw a net into his coffin as he could not rise until untying all of…

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DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. releases “Adrian’s Legacy,” by Lyn Gibson of Independence Louisiana

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“The Adrian Trilogy” third and final volume is available for readers. “Adrian’s Legacy,” by horror author Lyn Gibson has just been released by DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C.

Founder-CEO and President of DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C, Ms. D. L. Quesinberry states, “Lyn Gibson’s latest title in “The Adrian Trilogy” not only continues the course of “To Be His Soulmate” and “Adrian’s Fury” . . . it goes there and beyond. “Adrian’s Legacy” is a no holds barred Vampire Nation festival rich in trysts, fang-mania and the natural accolades of the bloodsucking creatures we’ve grown to love. Adrian seizes the moment in this volume while holding true to her past with Christian and working to achieve equitable solutions for her’s and humankind. Certainly, this title stands independent of the first two volumes; however, a true horror aficionado will want to read all three volumes.”

From the author:
“Having always had an insatiable thirst for knowledge of the darker things in life, I have always been intrigued by Vampire folklore and legends. Today, however, the Vampire has been consistently depicted as a more ‘sociably acceptable’ being with little reflection of the passionate yet malevolent creatures that have been immortalized in history and legend.

“‘The Adrian Trilogy’ represents my effort to resurrect the true fierceness of the vampires of old. Today’s fan base has become unenthused with recent releases that meekly pawn a domesticated and sparkly day walker off as a mighty immortal.

“Based in Southern Louisiana, ‘The Adrian Trilogy’ intertwines history and legend into a modern story line with a cast of characters that will consume the reader. Fans are found not wanting after having read the first two volumes of the Trilogy. Word of warning; the series is intended for readers over the age of 18 as there is adult content and extreme violence throughout.

“‘The Adrian Trilogy’ series is becoming realized as the newest vampire revolution. Ms. Gibson has amassed a fan base that spans the globe as her writing has been compared to Anne Rice. There is a new master of horror on the horizon! “The Adrian Trilogy” has appeared in press both in print and online accompanied by radio and talk show interviews throughout the United States. Ms. Gibson has been dubbed with the title of Vampire Historian and has made many appearances since the launch of the series in late 2013.

“With ‘The Adrian Trilogy’ now released in its’ entirety, the world is eagerly awaiting to see what Ms. Gibson has in store for us next!”

Visit DonnaInk Publications, L.L.C. to order a copy of “Adrian’s Legacy” to get the complete set of all three titles and/or to also purchase “To Be His Soulmate” and “Adrian’s Fury” – volumes I and II of the trilogy.

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