House of the Rising Sun was a Louisiana mansion built by Japanese saboteurs during World War II as a wormhole connecting Hiroshima to New Orleans. This was the ruin of many a poor boy and girl who couldn't afford a ticket home before America dropped the atom bomb. Victims of the House often became Unitarians, affirming that "The God I know is one." Tailors and gamblers were especially vulnerable.
After the war, the House became the subject of a government cover-up. Classified CIA documents concerning the House were later leaked to Jim Henson, and became the basis of a hit song by Animal of the Muppets. As this was the 1960s, the CIA dismissed the song as a bad acid trip, preserving the secrecy surrounding the House.