Who know what weird things have gone down in these past two millennia? Is it at all surprising that the village features at least one haunted house? What surprises me is that there aren't more legends of hauntings and weird happenings.
|The house isn't actually tilted, the spirits have fuggered the image!|
And there is another house, which isn't said to be haunted....but to my mind it is. Just across the road from where I live there is a handsome house which has been empty since I moved here in 2007. It's progressively fallen into greater disrepair; in 2005 there was a fire and for a short while some people seemed to be actively dismantling it, although that seems to have ceased. It used to be a rather elegant tavern named the "auberge de Tail" but people now call it the "Auberge Rouge" or "Red Tavern." "Red" as in "Blood"....
Mr Haurdin's body was never found. As the story goes he was beaten and left for dead by Capelleri herself. She then had her husband and son bring the body to the pigs, then afterward to a well, where it lay rotting for 6 months. Unhappy with the progress of decomposition, they retrieved the body, burnt it in the tavern's kitchen chimney and then disposed of the ashes in various trashcans throughout Toulouse.
Maybe the house isn't haunted....but I certainly am....
An earlier article with a few remarks on the Capelleri story.