Haunted America

Myrtles Plantation

Haunted Places

RESIDENCE – MYRTLES PLANTATION

Location: 7747 US-61, St Francisville, LA 70775, United States

Small Description: The Myrtles Plantation is an antebellum plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana, near Baton Rouge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The plantation house is rumoured to be on top of an ancient Tunica Indian burial ground. It is currently a bed and breakfast, and offers historical and mystery tours.

GA_Myrtles_Plantation4
Fannie Williams Room
GA_Myrtles_Plantation3
Chloe The Ghost

Ghost Story: Possibly the most well known of the Myrtles’ supposed ghosts, Chloe (or Cloe) was reportedly a slave owned by Clark and Sara Woodruff. According to one story, Clark Woodruff had pressured or forced Chloe into being his mistress. Other versions of the legend have Chloe listening in at keyholes to learn news of Clark Woodruff’s business dealings or for other purposes. After being caught, either by Clark or Sara Woodruff, one of her ears was cut off, and she wore a green turban to hide it.

Chloe supposedly baked a birthday cake containing extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous. The various legends diverge as to why she did this, a house maid who was getting the favour of the mistress was a suspect with some saying she was getting revenge on the Woodruffs and some saying she was attempting to redeem her position by curing the family of the poisoning.

According to the legends, her plan backfired. Only Sara and her two daughters ate the cake, and all died from the poison. Chloe was then supposedly hanged by the other slaves, and thrown into the Mississippi River, either as punishment or to escape punishment by Clark Woodruff for harbouring her.

The historical record does not support this legend. There is no record of the Woodruffs owning a slave named Chloe or Cleo, or any slaves. The legends usually claim that Sara and her two daughters were poisoned, but Mary Octavia survived well into adulthood. Finally, Sara, James, and Cornelia Woodruff were not killed by poisoning, but instead succumbed to yellow fever. Regardless of the factual accuracy of the Chloe story, some believe a woman wearing a green turban haunts the plantation.

T.A.P.S aka Ghost Hunters explored the Myrtles Plantation and had some good experiences and findings. It would most likely be one of their favourite locations.

Do you want to stay at this location? We dare you! Get Accommodation!

Source: Myrtlesplantation.com

Please comment below if you liked this haunted location, Lalaurie Mansion.

Please also show your support and click the Like Us on Facebook button below.

Keep Up With The Creepiness!

15% Off Easy Costume Kits via TrendyHalloween.com
  • Insidious 4 Movie Tralier Insidious 4 The Last Key – Movie Trailer

    Brilliant parapsychologist Elise Rainier receives a disturbing phone call from a man who claims that his house is haunted. Even more disturbing is the address where Elise grew up as a child. In cinemas 5th January 2018. […]

  • The Mermaid Inn The Mermaid Inn – Haunted Places

    There are so many ghost stories documented at The Mermaid Inn that it will be hard to mention them all. It is definitely a renowned paranormal location. A couple were sleeping in one of the 31 rooms available. One of the couple woke up at a point to something happening at the end of the bed. After wiping his eyes a few times, he realised he was seeing two people having a sword fight. […]

  • lalaurie mansion haunted places Lalaurie Mansion – Haunted Places

    The New Orleans mansion that was occupied by Delphine Lalaurie in the 1800’s still stands today. The Lalauries maintained several black slaves in slave quarters attached to the Royal Street mansion. […]

  • 17 Hundred 90 Inn 17 Hundred 90 Inn – Haunted Places

    The 17 Hundred 90 Inn located in New Orleans is the oldest inn in Savannah. The building was originally 3 separate complexes that burned down in 1820, which were rebuilt as one building in 1821. […]

  • pet sematary movie poster Pet Sematary – Movie Trailer

    Louis Creed, his wife Rachel, and their two children Gage and Ellie move to a rural home where they are welcomed and enlightened about the eerie ‘Pet Sematary’ located nearby. […]

  • The Nun Movie Trailer The Nun – Movie Trailer

    When a young nun at a cloistered abbey in Romania takes her own life, a priest with a haunted past and a novitiate on the threshold of her final vows are sent by the Vatican to investigate. Together they uncover the order’s unholy secret. Risking not only their lives but their faith and their very souls, they confront a malevolent force in the form of the same demonic nun that first terrorized audiences in “The Conjuring 2,” as the abbey becomes a horrific battleground between the living and the damned. […]

Spread The Creepiness
Comments
    pingbacks / trackbacks

    Leave a Comment

    Start typing and press Enter to search