The Myrtles Plantation
|Address||St. Francisville, Louisiana 70775|
|Location||United States, Louisiana|
History of The Myrtles Plantation
The Ghost GirlA teacher and her pupils were on a school trip and decided to take some photos at the Myrtles Plantation. When looking through the photos afterwards, the teacher came across a spine-chilling image. In the background, looking out of the window of the house, there seemed to be a young girl dressed in a long dress. A young girl died at the hands of a voodoo doctor in 1868, and some think that her spirit may be captured in the teacher’s photo. Legend has it that this girl now practices voodoo on anybody who falls asleep in her room… The photo itself has been examined by the Society for Psychical Research in London, England, which declared the photo to be authentic. Regardless of your opinion, it remains a chilling photo.
The Legend of Chloe: A Deadly AffairA woman by the name of Chloe was a slave in the house in the 19th century. The story goes that she had an affair with the owner, Judge Clark Woodruff. When the affair ended, Chloe was worried that she might be sent away, so she began to spy on the family. Woodruff found her spying one day and, to punish her, he cut off her ear. Thereafter, she wore a green turban to hide her scars. With revenge uppermost in her mind, Chloe poisoned the family’s food. Woodruff himself did not eat the food, but his wife and two of his daughters did. They died in a matter of hours. Chloe’s fellow slaves found out about what she had done. In order to protect themselves, they hanged Chloe and unceremoniously threw her body into the Mississippi River. Chloe’s ghost is said to haunt the house, and even appears to be in a photograph taken in 1992. The National Geographic Explorer believed that it is in indeed Chloe in the photograph. Even today, visitors say they have seen a girl in a green turban… As for Woodruff’s wife and children? Well, they are said to be visible in a 200-year-old mirror in the parlor. There are also hand prints, which appear to be inside the mirror. No amount of cleaning has been able to remove these prints.
Mystery KillerIt is thought that up to ten murders have been committed in the Myrtles Plantation, but the best-known murder is that of the aforementioned William Drew Winter. Winter was shot while standing on the porch of the house. Apparently, he made it back inside the house and tried to climb the staircase. He died on the seventeenth step and, since then, many occupants of the house have reported hearing ghostly footsteps – footsteps that stop on the seventeenth step…
Interfering Spirits?Guests have reported disturbances such as bedsheets being ripped off their bed during the night. Some people have been violently pushed out of their bed by an unseen entity or force, while others have told of beds that shake and levitate, broken clocks that start ticking, and portraits with changing expressions.
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