The Sausage Man - Hans Muller House

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A legendary ghost butcher stars in this unusual ghost story not unlike that of Sweeney Todd. The tale of a ghost who walked a sausage factory has been told for decades, and was printed in the 1930s “Gumbo Ya-Ya,” a collection of Louisiana’s oldest oral tales. The story begins with Mr. and Mrs. Hans Muller. Mr. Muller owned a sausage factory (no longer in existence) and the couple lived at the abode now called the Hans Muller House. Mr. Muller committed suicide, and tales of a mad butcher ecplained away the disappearanced of many adults, children and pets. An 1894 folk song called “Dunderbeck” is said to pay homage to the ghost. Both Mr. and Mrs. Muller’s spirits are said to haunt the residence, and ghost tours are available.

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725 Ursulines Ave
New Orleans, LA
United States

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29.96178, -90.062187
Orleans Parish, Louisiana
Nearest Towns:
New Orleans, LA (0.9 mi.)
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Terrytown, LA (4.0 mi.)
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Marrero, LA (4.9 mi.)
Jefferson, LA (5.5 mi.)
Metairie, LA (5.6 mi.)
Chalmette, LA (6.1 mi.)
Timberlane, LA (6.1 mi.)


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