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31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

29 Oct

Hello my little horror fans. Thank you for staying with me during this 31 Days of Spook.  Today, let’s talk about haunted houses.

When I think about the most haunted house here in the United States, the first one that always comes to mind is the Myrtles Plantation in St Francisville, Louisiana.  Today, it’s a quaint little bed and breakfast.  But before, there was an ugly past that took place that made it the spook fest that it is today.

Back in the day of plantations, there was a despicable thing that southern plantation owners did and that was called having slaves.  It was a horrible act to ‘own’ another person just because of the color of your skin.  Thank goodness that those days are long behind us and we have progressed to the point of not ‘owning’ someone ever again.

But back in the day of the Myrtles when Mark and Sara Woodruff owned the plantation, they had many slaves, one in particular was Chloe.  Chloe was caught eavesdropping on a conversation of the Woodruffs.  For punishment, one of Chloe’s ears was cut off and she wore a green turban to hide it.  Chloe, to say the least, was very upset over having one of her ears cut off.

In order to get even, Chloe baked a birthday cake containing the extract of boiled and reduced oleander leaves, which are extremely poisonous.  Her plan was to make Mr. Woodruff sick but it backfired.  Only Sara Woodruff and her two daughters ate the cake and all three of them died from the poison.  All of the other slaves were very upset over Chloe doing this and supposedly they hung Chloe and then threw her body into the Mississippi River.

To this day when the circumstances are just right, you can see Chloe wearing her green turban walking through the Myrtles Plantation or the grounds.  And, if you look closer, you can see the Woodruff children playing on the front porch just like they did when they were alive.

And there are rumors about a mirror in the plantation.  Shivers.  This one had my fur standing straight up on edge.  Back in the day, when there was a death in the family, people covered all of the mirrors in the home.  Perhaps with everything going on with Chloe and the three deaths, a mirror that hangs in the foyer got forgotten.  It’s rumored that this mirror holds the spirits of Sara Woodruff and her two children.  So if you are visiting the plantation and primping in this mirror, give it a close look.  You might see some little hand marks on the glass.

But let’s now stop here with Chloe.  There are still others that haunt the plantation.  The house itself is reported to be built over an Indian burial ground.  Legend is there is a ghost of a young Indian woman that can be seen around the grounds.

And during the Civil War, the house was overtaken by Union soldiers.  It’s claimed that there were three soldiers killed in the house in the doorway.  There in the doorway is a blood stain  where the three soldiers were killed roughly the size of a human body that will not come clean.  Legend states that people that try to use a mop or broom on that one particular area are unable to push the mop or broom in that one spot.

Have you had enough of this plantation yet?  Is your fur standing on edge?  Let me end with one more story of the Myrtles Plantation.

There is also the ghost of William Winter.  He was shot on the front porch of the plantation.  He came back inside and crawled up the stairs to the 17th step where he collapsed dead in his wife’s arms.  Often, you can see a ghost walking or crawling up the stairs and disappearing on the 17th step.  Doesn’t this make you want to go ghost hunting now?

 
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30 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

  1. easyweimaraner

    10/29/2014 at 12:47 pm

    I think this plantation is not really on my bucket list :o) that’s super scary and even my mom who loves this kind of houses would stay a night there… not even with me, because I can run faster :o)

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 1:01 pm

      That’s all that matters – who can run faster during these times – snorts. Mom came close one time to going but chicken – I mean something came up – rolls piggy eyes. Maybe one day she will venture into the area again. XOXO – Bacon

       
  2. purrfectkitties

    10/29/2014 at 1:04 pm

    OH MY CATS!!!!! That’s super SCARY!!! (*running for the hills*) 😉 xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 1:20 pm

      Snorts! I’m so close behind you and gaining on you my friend. I’ve been reading some really, REALLY scary stories on line today. Shivers. XOXO – Bacon

       
      • purrfectkitties

        10/29/2014 at 1:26 pm

        WHAT?! There are even more scary stories???? OH MY CATS! (*shivers*) Let’s run FASTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! xx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

         
  3. cravesadventure

    10/29/2014 at 2:05 pm

    I enjoy a good haunted house 🙂 Happy Day!

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 2:33 pm

      Thanks my new friend! XOXO – Bacon

       
  4. The Canadian Cats

    10/29/2014 at 2:14 pm

    My word, Bacon!! I don’t scare easily but the last story had my furs standing on end….I don’t want to ever see this plantation…I can’t run like I used to.

    Kitty kisses,

    Kali

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 2:35 pm

      Snorticles! I’ve seen this place many times on television. Even then it scares me! I don’t know if I could go for a visit. I think I might be a scaredy pig! Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

       
  5. Molly The Wally

    10/29/2014 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my word that is a whole lot of spooky goings on at the planation. Shivers indeed. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

     
  6. John W. Howell

    10/29/2014 at 4:26 pm

    Pretty scary. Thanks for following my blog yours is not resistible.

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 4:27 pm

      aaww – thanks my new friend 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
      • John W. Howell

        10/29/2014 at 4:39 pm

        Aw. I love bacon but was afraid of mentioning it for fear I would offend.

         
      • PigLove

        10/29/2014 at 5:04 pm

        You could never offend me my friend. Mommy tells me all of the time that *I’m* not that kind of pig… which is good. I’m the loveable, snuggable blogging kind of oinker. XOXO – Bacon

         
  7. sue ellen..

    10/29/2014 at 4:39 pm

    A “SPOOKTACULAR” B&B !!!!!! Not one I will be visiting in the future however ~~~~~ ^.^

     
    • PigLove

      10/29/2014 at 5:04 pm

      aaww come on my friend. I’ll let you hold my hoof..:) XOXO – Bacon

       
  8. hairballexpress

    10/29/2014 at 6:09 pm

    SCARIER THAN THE CREATURE!! 🐾🐾🐾🐾 .*(zooms under the bed….)*

     
    • PigLove

      10/30/2014 at 9:50 am

      Snorts. I’ll hold your paw my friend. Come on out from under the bed now. 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
      • hairballexpress

        10/30/2014 at 3:18 pm

        *(peeks nose out from under dust ruffle)*- You sure?
        *(crawls out with belly low to the ground..).

         
      • PigLove

        10/30/2014 at 3:27 pm

        Yes my friend. Thankfully, all of this 31 Days of Spook is *almost* over. Then it will be back to making fun of my mom/dad again – snorts. Did I say that out loud? XOXo – Bacon

         
      • hairballexpress

        10/30/2014 at 3:28 pm

        Hehehe….I make fun of mine too- (but not where they can hear it)! MOL!

         
      • PigLove

        10/30/2014 at 3:31 pm

        Exactly! Snorts – I’m not telling anyone my friend. Your secret is safe with me and my piggy lips are sealed. XOXO – Bacon

         
      • hairballexpress

        10/30/2014 at 3:37 pm

        PURRfect!!! Hehehe- we make a great team!!!

         
  9. sue ellen..

    10/29/2014 at 7:47 pm

    I just luv you Bacon…..you are soooo brave…perhaps I would consider the B&B ‘IF’ you let me hold your ‘hoof’ ♥

     
    • PigLove

      10/30/2014 at 9:50 am

      I would let you hold my hoof any day my sweet friend ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
  10. wallaceandsamuel

    10/30/2014 at 2:19 am

    OMD! OMD! OMD! OMD! OMD! *SAM snap out of it!*
    Sorry Bacon…we read your post even though mom told us not too and know Sam is totally freaking out *BOL*
    Wally & Sammy

     
    • PigLove

      10/30/2014 at 9:51 am

      Oh no! Come on over my friends. I still have my piggy night light on. We can all hide out on my toddler bed. 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. Any word yet on that “situation”?

       
  11. speedyrabbit

    10/30/2014 at 4:03 am

    Hehehehe Sound the perfect place for a scary adventure….are you game Bacon?xx Speedy

     
    • PigLove

      10/30/2014 at 9:52 am

      I am if you are my dear friend – 🙂 ❤ XOXO – Bacon

       
  12. gentlestitches

    10/30/2014 at 8:57 pm

    I would love to visit during the day time! I thank God and the goodness of my fellow humans that there are laws against “owning” people now in the USA and Australia.

     

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