(NEWSER– The owners of an abandoned Louisiana mansion are facing criticism after the house was burned down last week, allegedly by stoned ghost hunters, theTimes-Picayune reports. "We made our best efforts to secure the land from trespassers," said the owners of the LeBeau Plantation near New Orleans. "But it is doubtful that anything short of 24-hour patrols would have kept out these intruders intent on engaging in illegal activities." According to the sheriff, the suspected arsonists entered easily Thursday night through a gap in the fence often used by trespassers.

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