LeBeau Plantation has been around since the 1950's, but a group of amateur 'ghost hunters' have allegedly destroyed it on purpose. Why, you may ask would anyone do such a thing. My best guess is that they are morons. Of course, that's just my opinion.

Here's the story.

Last Thursday, seven amateur ghost hunters, ranging in age from 17 to 31, went to the LeBeau Plantation in New Orleans.

The LeBeau Plantation was built in the 1850s, and is one of the largest plantations in the area.  It also has a long reputation for being haunted . . . including sightings of a woman in a white dress walking on the upstairs porch.

Well, the seven ghost hunters got inside through a hole in the fence around the plantation.  Then they banged on the floor, trying to summon the spirits.  All while they were smoking marijuana and drinking.  Needless to say, their next brilliant idea was to burn the place to the ground because, well that's what one does at times like that.

The plantation was burned to the ground, and all seven have been arrested for arson.

The fire chief says, quote, "Every chief's worst nightmare is to have a historical structure destroyed in their community, and that is what happened here."  In terms of the financial cost, he said he can't assess it because the plantation was priceless.