31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

19 Oct

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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23 responses to “31 Days of Spook – Myrtles Plantation

  1. sunsetdragon

    10/19/2015 at 1:23 am

    Oh man this gave me goose bumps and I am not going there.

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:25 am

      Even if I held your hand in my hoof my friend? XOXO – Bacon

  2. franhunne4u

    10/19/2015 at 1:26 am

    I once stayed in a hotel in Cornwall that was said to have the ghost of a captain walking it’s halls – never met the man.

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:25 am

      Oh my! I don’t think I would want to meet him. I may wee myself. XOXO – Bacon

      • franhunne4u

        10/19/2015 at 3:59 pm

        Oh, that was not said to be a threatening ghost …

  3. angelswhisper2011

    10/19/2015 at 3:55 am

    I’m out of here…………Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

  4. easyweimaraner

    10/19/2015 at 5:04 am

    that’s not the place we will pick for our howl-o-ween pawty, right? I’ve heard about such mirrors what show things from the past…. we sadly can’t buy such a mirror …my mom would like to see the face of the young and fresh girl she was once efurry morning… butt she only sees the face of grumpy cat lol

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:27 am

      OMP! My mom looks into the same mirror. Who knew the world was that small. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Fozziemum

    10/19/2015 at 8:28 am

    Yikes Bacon…what a tragic past this house has held onto…i was poisoned by Oleander and it is spooky itself…the leaf scratched my ear as a morning my face was a mess covered in weeping sores..the dr tried everything even sent swabs to the science Mum was so freaked she put me in the back room and let nobody but the dr and my father and grandpa in..i should have been in hospital but the dr let it get so bad they kept me home..soon my head was the same then a blister appeared in my finger..i was allergic to the meds and blew up like a balloon…it was so bad my Mum sent my father in each morning to see if i waz alive…my eyes and mouth sealed with horrid crusts and opening them made them weep….i ended up getting better..but ready for the spook..i am sitting here my ear that was scratched is weeping and so is my returns every year….now that’s spooky…loves Fozziemum xxx

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:29 am

      Oh my dear piggy heavens – now that is scary my friend! WOW – we could have used your story this month 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
      P.S. It was great talking to you last night.

      • Fozziemum

        10/19/2015 at 10:06 am

        Thanks Bacon 🙂 it was super chatting..and yes it is a creepy story and my ear is sore and so is my head..ugh..i am off to bed..still warm here and poor old Doc has already headed to bed outside…oh my….Loves Fozziemum xxx

      • Piglove

        10/19/2015 at 10:27 am

        sweet dreams!! XOXO – Bacon

  6. katsrus

    10/19/2015 at 8:34 am

    I would love to visit this place. I’ve seen it on TV. Some of that I did not know though.
    Sue B

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:30 am

      It’s a couple of states over from us and is on mom/dad’s bucket list for one day. We are not sure when but one day. It would be a blast for sure. XOXO – Bacon

  7. sheilaenglehart

    10/19/2015 at 9:30 am

    Let’s go! I’ll protect you.

    • Piglove

      10/19/2015 at 9:31 am

      You are so on! XOXO – Bacon

  8. The Canadian Cats

    10/19/2015 at 5:02 pm

    My stars. My fur is standing on end and Kali is looking under her blanky. What a horrible person Chloe turned out to be. I know her ear was cut off but retaliate like with the same type of stuff. Don’t kill the peeps concerned Geez!


  9. gentlestitches

    10/19/2015 at 10:36 pm

    Whoa! That house has serious history and a bit of unresolved issues! I found out today that a place in my town has a ghost of a woman spinning on a spinning wheel! I must go and take a peek (in daylight). She might be able to give me some tips! It is called Royal Arcade 😀

    • Piglove

      10/20/2015 at 8:40 am

      Oh my!! Yes you must check that out and write about it. It sounds so interesting – a spinning ghost – WOW! XOXO – Bacon

  10. speedyrabbit

    10/20/2015 at 12:59 pm

    Wow Bacon keep an eye on the closet You might see me hopping out to take you,xx Speedy

    • Piglove

      10/20/2015 at 1:29 pm

      Oh Squeals!! Please do my friend. We have so many places to go and visit. And hey, if you come here you can help me find out what has been hanging in my backyard late at night. XOXO – Bacon

      • speedyrabbit

        10/20/2015 at 1:50 pm

        Hehehe coming!!!!!

      • Piglove

        10/20/2015 at 2:09 pm

        Awesomesauce! I’ll get mom to make us some treats. XOXO – Bacon


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