Beware the rising dead
The cemeteries of New Orleans are so unique that they've become a hugely popular tourist attraction unto themselves. Because the city is built on a swamp, the deceased have to be buried above ground, typically in elaborate crypts and mausoleums. If they didn't do it that way, bodies would float up to the surface.
Arguably the most famous of the city's final resting places is St. Louis Cemetery #1, which hosts quite a few famous bodies, including 19th century chess champion Paul Morphy, Homer Plessy of the landmark Supreme Court segregation decision Plessy vs. Ferguson, and members of Impressionist artist Edgar Degas' New Orleans-based family.
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