Casket Girls
Legend has it that in the 1800s, in an attempt to help populate
the then somewhat seedy French Quarter with more
educated, well bred denizens, French families were enticed to
send their daughters here to marry.  However, these families
were much misled to believe handsome deserving gentlemen
where waiting here for them.  The nuns of the Ursuline
convent intercepted the girls at their arrival and put them up
at the convent.

The girls had arrived with their trousseau which were shaped
unusually very much like traditional coffins.  So mockingly
the girls acquired the name of casket girls.  Their trousseau
were placed in the third floor attic of the convent, and were
not retrieved until a proper suitor was found for each girl.  

However, when the trousseau were retrieved they were
mysteriously found empty.  Superstitious individuals of the
time claimed that they girls had smuggled vampires here to
the French Quarter.

Well, that's the legend in a nut shell.  But if this is just a
legend, then why does the convent to this day seal each
upstairs window with 8000 blessed screws?  And every so
often one of the windows will shoot open for no apparent
reason, and immediately the convent once again seals it shut.