Do You Know The History Behind Louisiana’s Most Haunted Plantation? [VIDEO]
Myrtles Plantation is the most recognized and the most haunted house in Louisiana.
Do you know the history behind this beautifully haunted plantation?
The plantation is located North of Baton Rouge LA, and was built in 1796 by General David Bradford. Back in 1796 the general escaped to the U.S. to avoid persecution for participation in the Whiskey Rebellion.
That's when he found his new home in St. Francisville, and that's when he built Myrtles Plantation. Then in 1834 he sold the Plantation to Mr. Ruffin Gray Stirling. Stirling's wife Mary took over the plantation and remodeled it, then named it The Myrtles.
People came from all over the country to visit the plantation and that's when the rumors starting spreading. People were seeing and interacting with the ghosts. But that could only hold so much water.
It wasn't till people started taking pictures and seeing shadow figures all over the plantation when it was named the most haunted house in the south. You can see one of the most famous pictures here.
The question is, what is haunting the house?
According to MyrtlesPlantation.com, legend has it there are at least 12 ghost haunting the plantation. The most popular ghost is a woman named Chloe. She was enslaved on the plantation in the early 19th-century. The owner of the plantation at the time was Judge Clark Woodruff. Woodruff took a liking to Chloe and moved her to the house behind the plantation and had an affair with her.
When Judge Woodruff began having an affair with another girl, Chloe feared that she would be banned from the house and forced to work in the fields with the other slaves.
Chloe wanted to prove herself and came up with a very risky plan. Chloe baked a cake and in the mix included some poisonous crushed oleander leaves, hoping to make his daughters sick so that she would have to nurse them back to health and secure herself a spot in the house.
Well, that didn't work!
Chloe gave them too much poison and killed the children. Chloe was hanged for the incident and haunts the plantation till this day.
This and other legends of the plantation can be heard on a tour of the Myrtles. If you wish to see this haunted plantation in person the address is below.
The Myrtles Plantation is located at 7747 U.S. Hwy 61, St. Francisville, LA, 70775.
Have you ever visited the plantation? What did you see? Comment below.