Louisiana September 05, 2019
Stay Overnight In The 223-Year-Old Myrtles Plantation, An Allegedly Haunted Spot In Louisiana
Louisiana certainly is no stranger to the paranormal. We have countless cemeteries, restaurants, and bars peppered throughout the state that are believed to be paranormal hotspots. The Myrtles Plantation over in St. Francisville is known as one of the most haunted homes in the country and you can rent a room and spend a few days there if you’d like.
Nestled underneath canopies of ancient oaks and brilliant green foliage, you’ll find the Myrtles Plantation.
Address: 7747 U S Highway 61, Saint Francisville, LA 70775
The home dates back to 1796 when General David Bradford, also known as "Whiskey Dave," fled the United States to avoid imprisonment.
At the time, the area we know as St. Francisville was under Spanish rule.
The plantation has changed hands a number of times in the 200+ years since it was built.
Every owner has left their mark on the historic property, either through renovations, decor, or something else…
Today, the plantation is a bed & breakfast where you can spend a quiet weekend.
But it might not be that quiet, as the plantation is known as being one of the most haunted homes in the country.
Paranormal investigators have claimed that there are upwards of 12 spirits that roam the property.
And you could have a paranormal encounter with any one of them while you’re there.
Not only was the plantation house rumored to have been built on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground, but there are also claims that at least ten people have been murdered at the plantation.
Historical records have indicated that there was only one reported murder.
One of those murders was William Winter, an attorney who lived on the plantation from 1865 until 1871. After being shot by a complete stranger, he stumbled into his home and died attempting to climb the stairs.
You might just hear his dying footsteps during your stay.
Perhaps one of the most famous ghost at the plantation is the ghost of Chloe.
Chloe was a slave who was owned by Clark and Sara Woodruff, who lived at the plantation from 1817 until around 1831. As the legend goes, Chloe was caught eavesdropping on the Woodruffs and one of her ears was cut off as punishment. In retaliation, Chloe baked a cake that contained oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous. Her intent was to kill Clark, but her plan backfired and Sara and her children all died from the poison. Chloe was hanged and then thrown into the Mississippi River, but many believe she still haunts the property. There are several pictures of guests that believe that Chloe has appeared in their photos, and you can see for yourself by clicking
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