The Sausage Ghost

In the 1800s, an industrious young couple moved to New Orleans from Germany and started a sausage factory. Their sausage was delicious, but in time their relationship turned sour. The husband found himself a younger mistress, but they couldn’t truly be together until his wife was out of the picture.

One night, the man closed shop and walked to the back room, where his wife was making sausage. He crept up behind her and choked her with a cord. As to what to do with the body, it wasn’t long until customers noticed a decrease in the quality of the sausage. One customer found a bit of a gold ring in their sausageĀ and – realizing that the wife had been missing for weeks – notified the police.

The police found the man huddled in the corner of the room, screaming at the sausage grinder. He claimed that his wife’s ghost had emerged from the grinder, bloodied and mangled, and was coming to get her revenge. He spent the rest of his days in a madhouse, but even there he could not find respite from the specter. To this day there are reports of a strange woman haunting the Old Hans Mueller Residence, where the nefarious sausage incident took place all those years ago.

In my opinion, he deserved to be haunted.