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The Haunted History of The Myrtles Plantation

The Myrtles Plantation is a historic antebellum plantation located in St. Francisville, Louisiana, USA. The plantation was built in 1796 by General David Bradford, who was seeking refuge in Louisiana from the law after his involvement in the Whiskey Rebellion. The plantation changed hands several times over the years before being purchased by Ruffin Gray Stirling in 1834.

Under Stirling’s ownership, the Myrtles Plantation was transformed into a grand estate. He expanded the property, added several outbuildings, and built the plantation’s signature feature, an octagonal room that was used as a gentleman’s smoking room. The room was also said to have been used as a nursery during the Civil War, and legend has it that the ghosts of children can be heard playing there at night.

Myrtles Plantation Ghost Picture

The Myrtles Plantation has a dark history, including several murders that took place on the property. The most famous of these murders was the killing of William Winter, a lawyer and plantation owner who was shot on the front porch of the house in 1871. Winter’s ghost is said to haunt the plantation, and visitors have reported seeing his ghostly figure walking around the property.

Other ghosts that are said to haunt the Myrtles Plantation include Chloe, a slave girl who was hanged on the property after poisoning the family she worked for and the ghosts of the children who died in the nursery during the Civil War. In addition to ghostly sightings, visitors to the Myrtles Plantation have reported other paranormal experiences, such as doors opening and closing on their own and strange noises coming from empty rooms.

Today, the Myrtles Plantation operates as a bed and breakfast, and visitors can stay in one of the plantation’s beautifully restored guest rooms. In addition to experiencing the rich history and eerie atmosphere of the plantation, guests can also take a tour of the property and learn more about its fascinating past. The Myrtles Plantation is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the United States and is a popular destination for paranormal enthusiasts and history buffs alike.

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