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The port of New Orleans bustled with activity; the shouting of men, the stamping hooves of the horses, the scraping of boxes as the ships were unloaded. The women were ushered down the wooden plank onto the soiled ground; to their chest, they each clutched a coffin-shaped cassette, or small chest, that held all of their belongings. After nearly six months traversing the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the young women were eager to make their arrival.
Eager, and perhaps, also a bit nervous about their welcome. Handpicked by the Bishop of Quebec on order of the French King, the young women were all of appropriate age and background. On their agenda was only one thing: to make a good match and marry one of the French colonists inhabiting the budding Louisiana colony.
So very pale were the girls that their skin reddened and blistered within moments of enduring the hot, sub-tropical sun. Clutching their casket-shaped chests in tight grips, the young women—Filles a la Cassette, as they became known—were brought to their new home.
Until their respective marriages, they were to remain under the care and the protection of the Ursuline nuns. The fate of the Filles a la Cassette was not as was expected. The local men in the Vieux Carre gravely disrespected the women. Some were placed into unwanted marriages, only to be mistreated by their husbands. Others, upon finding themselves alone and unwed, were forced into prostitution.
The Sisters of the Ursuline Convent then took the caskets-shaped chests that had once carried everything that the Filles a la Cassette had owned and climbed the steps to the third floor of the Convent at Rue Chartres. Up until this time, the windows and door to the third floor had always been sealed shut, and they remained so at that time as well. But a short time later, when the nuns returned to the third floor, they found that the chests. They spared no section of the third floor during their search though the belongings were never recovered. Fearing that the young women might have been something other than what they said they were, the Ursuline nuns spared no expense in making sure that nothing ever left that third-floor space.
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The doors were bolted shut; the nails to the windows were blessed by the Pope himself and locked in place. Intwo paranormal investigators seeking answers to whether the Filles a la Cassette had, in fact, been vampires, camped out directly in front of the Old Ursuline Convent at Chartres Street. The hours passed, trickling by minute by minute; so slow was it, that sleep overtook them. The recording cameras whirled to a stop as the scene faded to black.
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Their bodies had been torn open, ravaged as if by the claws of animal. The legend of the Casket Girls as blood-draining vampires has circulated since at least the early twentieth century. Tour guides bring wide-eyed tourists out to stand just across the street by the Beauregard-Keyes House Museum. There, as the tourists stand on their tiptoes, phones clutched in hand, they attempt to peer over the outer walls of the Old Ursuline Convent. Then, the guide flings one arm up, index finger pointing squarely at the third floor of the Convent where the louvered shutters are tightly shut.
Without the nails blessed by the Pope, the young women who once hailed from France would be out, roaming the streets to feast on the blood of the living.
Even this was only done to ward off any other invading armies who thought they could take Vlad; and even this was done because Vlad was short on military supplies and had to think outside of the box. But for the so-called Casket Girls, the rumors of vampires and the undead has no basis for truth. Rumors of vampirism is a much newer addition, perhaps exacerbated by Anne Rice. Fans immediately began to suspect that the Filles a la Cassette were actually transporting vampires in the chests from the Old World to New Orleans.
The Casket Girls were not the first program initiated by the French Crown to create population growth in the New World. The Canadian colony of New France modern-day Quebec was the first, tracing back to The King complied and began to recruit women to be sent. It was a stringent process—the women had to be between the prime ages of 12 and 25, and they had to provide a letter from their respective parish priests which recommended them for the position.
Some died en route to Montreal; others stood at the port in France and rethought their life decisions before hightailing back to their village; while yet others were actually sent back to France from Canada for failing to live up to the standards of being the Filles du Roi. The idea that the women were prostitutes was fostered early on, even within a century of the women landing.
Except that out of over women whom were sent to New France, only one women was ever charged with prostitution. Naturally, he then abandoned her in the new world with their two children. The next group of young women came in July ofthough they were sent to the French colony in Biloxi. The marriageable women ranged in age between fourteen and nineteen, but had been specifically chosen because they were pure.
Necessary bride material for the turn of the eighteenth century. Each of these girls was raised in virtue and piety and know how to work, which will render them useful in the colony by showing the Indian girls what they can do, for this there being no point in sending other than of virtue known and without reproach. Once again, Bienville was desperate for women.
This time he was in the new colony of New Orleans and it was the yearbut the desperation was all the same.
Who was the King of France to turn down such a proposal? He gladly acquiesced.
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Eighty-eight women arrived near Mobile Bay on January 8,and were promptly handed over to Bienville to deal with. All were destitute, most were prostitutes, and they were all meant to become proper wives. And these new women?
Well, they only added to the terse and debauched environment already raging in New Orleans. Did the French colonists once again think that Bienville had brought them prostitutes as wives? But what we have no record of is any of the early New Orleanians thinking that the young women who arrived in were vampires.
The French Creoles living in New Orleans would also been quite tan. Situated near the Gulf as it is, New Orleans is a sub-tropical climate. In comparison to the sun-kissed skin of the Frenchmen, no doubt the Casket Girls would have looked nearly transparent.
The Casket Girls were known to have brought cassettes with them, but they literally were meant for storage. Can you blame a girl for wanting to bring as much with her when traveling to an unknown location?
A vile modern phrase, which compels a person. In the early eighteenth century, the cassettes brought with the young women were—sorry to disappoint—nothing but a chest, unlikely even in the shape of a casket or coffin at all.
In reality, those louvered windows are a lovely set of hurricane shutters installed some time in the last decade or so. And within that third floor. Is it simply the fact that we New Orleanians love the alternative and weird, especially when it is intrinsically connected with our beloved history? Want to hear even more about the Haunted Old Ursuline Convent?
Want to get up more close and personal with this particular story? Coming to New Orleans? Want to learn more about New Orleans' most haunted places? The Casket Girls They arrived in Upon the sight of them, however, rumors began to circulate throughout the town.
The French King had had enough.
The next morning the bodies of the investigators were found. Filles a la Cassette. It was all one and the same. The sketch shows the Casket Girls as they arrived in new Orleans.
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The Myth Unveiled The legend of the Casket Girls as blood-draining vampires has circulated since at least the early twentieth century. Another maybe.
Just one more. As for the prostitution factor. Still, the rumors continued to persist.