Real Haunted Houses

Real Haunted House

The Myrtles Plantation

St. Francisville, Louisiana
By Shannon Reinbold-Gee

A profound sense of longing and loss clings to the moss draped trees surrounding the Myrtles Plantation, thick as the heady azalea-laced air. Legends abound here and the Myrtles Plantation is one of the most recognized haunts in the South, known as â??one of Americaâ??s most haunted homes.â? A beautiful antebellum mansion founded in the late 1700s, the Myrtles Plantation of St. Francisville, Louisiana, has most recently been honored as one of the 150 best properties to stay at according to National Geographic Travelerâ??s April 2008 issue. But although the rooms are beautifully furnished and appointed, and the estate is rich in history, neither reason is why many visitors choose to spend a night in this dramatic setting.

The architecture and gentle landscaping of the Myrtles evoke a mood of old-fashioned comfort and relaxation; but there are things at the Myrtles that remain restless. Visitors have mentioned jewelry disappearing and waking to find themselves fully tucked into their beds. Strange noises on the staircase, furniture that moves, a grand piano that plays by itself, mysterious handprints on the mirrors, odd things appearing in photographs â?? There is no doubt that the Myrtles is haunted, but the debate rages even now as to who or what is doing the haunting.

Most of the stories regarding the Myrtles revolve around a string of unfortunate choices that brought disturbance and death. It begins with David Bradford who helped quell the Whiskey Rebellion, and bought the land with a special grant from the Spanish, building a humble eight-room main house. Unfortunately the land had previously been the burial ground for at least one Native American tribe and when his builders happened upon bones, Bradford supposedly ordered them burned.

Bradfordâ??s daughter married Clark Woodruff, a main figure in the most popular tales about the Myrtles. According to popular lore, Woodruff married Sarah, but was quite the philanderer! Woodruffâ??s most damaging affair was with a household slave, Chloe. When his attentions turned to a new slave, Chloe began eavesdropping to figure out ways to prevent being sent out to harsh labor in the fields. Catching Chloe listening to a private conversation, Woodruff drew a sword and cut off one of her ears. As a result Chloe began wearing the turban that has become her ghostâ??s signature in photographs. Even more desperate than before to prove her worth as a household staff member, Chloe baked a birthday cake for one of Woodruffâ??s children. In the batter she included some oleander, thinking the amount would make them ill enough that she could show her value by nursing them back to health. Unfortunately she overestimated the amount she needed. Quickly Woodruffâ??s wife and children succumbed to the poison-laced birthday cake. Afraid theyâ??d be found guilty of murder by association, Chloeâ??s fellow slaves lynched her. Rumor claims Chloeâ??s ghost still haunts the grounds and the eerie sounds of children playing where none can be seen suggests that the Woodruff children have remained as well.

As the property was passed through other owners, tragedies mounted. Children died young (a horribly common occurrence) and diseases like yellow fever ravaged families. William Winter was murdered on the front porch of the Myrtles following the Civil War, supposedly rallying long enough to drag himself inside and partway up the main staircase where he died in his wifeâ??s arms. In 1886, the Myrtles passed out of the original familyâ??s grip forever.

Although historical records do not support every story that has helped make the Myrtles Plantation so attractive to would-be ghost hunters, enough paranormal researchers and curious visitors have investigated and experienced creepy and unexplained things that it seems certain the plantation is haunted. Precisely who is haunting the grounds is up to speculation, and perhaps we will never know the full truth, but murder, tragic accident and deadly disease seem to be the causes of most of the ghostly activity at the Myrtles. Financial difficulties caused the plantation to change hands several more times before the present era. Beginning in the 1950s, people began to mention odd occurrences happening in the house.

Today the Myrtles Plantation is a welcoming respite from the hustle and bustle of modern living. Rooms and cottages are available for rent and public ghost tours run several times a day. The Myrtles Plantation has a connection to true tragedy that makes it worth a stay, whether you are a spirit or not!

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Brittney says:

September 24, 2005, 9:27 pm

I have been to The Myrtles Plantation a few times. Although I never saw or heard anything strange, there is a very “eerie” vibe you get from just being there. The story behind the house is so interesting and they even offer overnight stays! I would recommend visiting this house.

Ashton says:

October 4, 2005, 9:32 pm

I have been to the myrtles. I don’t think it is that haunted though. I have heard that there is a cat that haunts the grounds(before i went) and when i went there i saw it! Strange thing is I turned to say look to my friends and it was gone! i dont know!

Tarra from Toronto says:

October 24, 2005, 3:54 pm

I just saw this entire story on a documentary. Chloe’s main job was to care for the children. The woman that owns the plantation now has a small son who came very close to falling into a swampy area. When she went to fetch him it came to her that she would never have to worry because the children would always be protected.

Brooke Nobles says:

October 28, 2005, 1:55 pm

I’ve been to the Myrtle’s and I loved it! I was tucked so tightly in my sheets that I could hardly breathe! I recommend this for anyone who loves a great fright!

Pam says:

October 29, 2005, 10:11 pm

Have any of you ever watched the show Ghost Hunters? They sat up cameras, etc. at the Myrtles and quickly came to the conclusion that it is definately haunted. Check it out on their website.

Southern_sparrow says:

October 31, 2005, 6:08 pm

I lived in LA for most of my life as did my fiance. I have never seen a ghost but have been in many haunted houses. This one had no ghosts but the stories make it eerie. Contrary to what others say, however, there ARE VERY VERYVERY haunted places throughout LA. These are not placed on the internet or given tours of. They do exist though. My fiance lived in many of these places as did his family and the stories they tell or cannot bear themselves to tell will frighten you beyond tears. These places will remain whispered about and that’s all. That’s the charming thing about southern living. We don’t spread around or private business.

tara says:

October 31, 2005, 6:31 pm

I have been to the Myrtles Plantation and it is very creepy and fun to see at the same time. Together with my boyfriend took the tour of the house and very CREEPY as well.

BOB says:

November 9, 2005, 10:59 pm

When I was about 13 or so, my uncle, dad and I,went to the myrtles on a friday night ghost tour.My uncle was a park ranger at the time in natchez,miss. so we were down there visiting from tenn.. The myrtles was only an hour or so away and my uncle insisted on us going down to check it out. Previous to going to the myrtles I had never heard of it. The thing that happened besides the erie feelings that night was in the front parlor.I personaly have a bad case of selective hearing and while in the parlor I did noy hear anyone calling me. all the sudden somthing tugged on the back of my shirt as if something was trying to tell me that everyone was allready in the other room. That is all.

Alex from Louisiana says:

November 13, 2005, 8:26 pm

My friend went to this house and he said that he took a picture of the ground where two kids had supposedly fallen off the roof and died, but in the picture you can see the kids! He also said there is a man holding a gun that guards the house that is a ghost, but he seems real and won’t let you in.

Julia says:

November 24, 2005, 6:10 pm

I don’t know anything about any oleander flowers. I heard she was making a cake and some stuff from her former ear…oozed into the cake and killed them. Eww.

April says:

December 9, 2005, 12:02 pm

The stories about this house are awesome. I have been in a haunted house before and it was pretty scary. I would really love to visit the Myrtles Plantation and see these ghosts for myself.

Avery says:

December 30, 2005, 8:54 pm

I went to the Myrtles on a class trip. Chloe stole my friend’s earring.

Kimmie says:

January 2, 2006, 3:40 pm

Avery, that little comment is completely stupid and untrue. Show a little class and respect for a woman who has passed on.

Avery says:

January 2, 2006, 11:29 pm

It’s neither stupid or untrue. They tell that story when you go on the tour. They say that Chloe only has one ear, so she steals one earring from people. I took mine off before I went in. I have respect for the dead, I’m just telling you what happened. If you don’t like the story, find their homepage and snap at them.


January 4, 2006, 6:41 pm

avery you are right. i have been to the myrtles several times. it is true that chloe does steal jewelry as well as other items. sometimes they are found and sometimes they are not. chloe also likes to take the items and place them in rooms which are off limits to visitors.

Wynter says:

January 11, 2006, 5:31 pm

I think this house shows a common misbelief caused by old-wives-tales. Still, It would be fun for mothers and daughters.

Carrie says:

January 27, 2006, 6:36 pm

I live in Louisiana but have never visited the Myrtles, but I do believe these ghosts or what ever you wish to call them do exist. I am originally from Illinois, and as a young girl I remember stories that my mother would tell us of her Aunt who always said when she died she was coming back as a white cat. The evening her sister, my grandmother passed, a large white cat came through the open window and sat on my Although he was not seen his presence has been felt by many. He came to me the night of his death, he lived in Illinois and I in Florida at the time. I do believe that these experiences people have had at the Myrtles can very well be true.

tara says:

February 1, 2006, 10:57 pm

We have spent the night in the house and didn’t see anything, but we all had an eerie feeling being there and heard strange noises on our voice recorder. One lady took a picture of her friend and there is a man standing in the background that was not there at the time.

Cate says:

February 4, 2006, 5:59 pm

we know it’s haunted because we saw this black lady’s ghost and she was drawn to the shine on marie’s wheel chair, we thought she was sum1 dressed up who worked there, but she never spoke and walked around a corner and we followed, yet she dissapered! omg!

Greg says:

February 13, 2006, 11:06 am

I will have to take up a collection for that poor helpless girl who attracts ghosts with her wheel chair. but yeah I’v been to the plantation about 10 times and every time something weird happens like i have my name called or i feel like someone is watching me it maybe is the judges children ohhhhhhhhhhhhh scarrrrrrrrrrrrry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

some 1 says:

March 10, 2006, 2:45 pm

Though this is an interesting story, records have shown that the wife and children died before Woodruff moved into the Myrtles, and he recorded his slaves, and the name Chloe isn’t in records.

tori says:

March 14, 2006, 10:47 am

i have saw the mertle’s haunted house it is really scary!!i wont go there.

tori angel says:

March 14, 2006, 10:48 am

i have saw the mertle’s haunted house it is really scary!!i wont go there.never never never!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Garrett says:

March 18, 2006, 4:53 am

Wow, spooky tales.
I’m 15 and a big ghost lover. (I watch travel channel friday fright nights) and remember seeing a documentry on this place. Its good to hear real responses from people who’ve been there.

thx guys 4 sharing your stories ; )

Freaky Friday says:

March 29, 2006, 10:04 pm

Nice comments people.

becca says:

March 30, 2006, 11:13 am

Freaky Friday

what do you mean by that just because were not swearing like some people

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April 3, 2006, 1:34 pm

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kimmie says:

April 4, 2006, 1:41 pm

i watched the travel channel and they had a special on haunted places and The Mrytles was one of the places featured on the show , it is nice to get some new info on the place, i didn’t know you visit and even stay there , you are some really adventurous people, thanks for your interesting comments.

Tara says:

April 5, 2006, 8:33 pm

Sounds cool

jazzy says:

April 6, 2006, 10:30 am

kimmie i watched that too it looks so cool i want to go there

amanda says:

April 8, 2006, 5:52 pm

i also love watching the travel chanel on fridays, i also love the show Ghost Whisper even though those storys are fiction. i would love to be able to help ghost cross over.

Kirbie says:

April 11, 2006, 3:55 pm

I’ll watch anything that has 2do with ghosts!(o.k maybe not everything)

Rachel says:

April 12, 2006, 12:37 pm

I went to the Myrtles 04/08/06. I went on the 8pm night tour. I didn’t find, feel, see, anything in the house to prove its haunted, but i didn’t get my pictures developed yet though, they might prove me wrong. I do know this though…my friends and I went check out the bridge over the pond in the backyard and there was alot of noise on the other side of the bridge when humans were there, but once they went over the bridge on land the noise first i thought it was rigged….but i made a friend bring his tape recorder on the other side of the bridge and placed it on the bench…to see if it was rigged…and he walked back over the bridge on to land and the noise didn’t stop…so that lend me to believe that there is some kind of haunting going on.

rickey says:

April 12, 2006, 8:45 pm

me and my wife took the tour of the myrtles adventure tour on a saturday night at 8:00p.m. they only let you take a picture of the haunted mirror.when i got back home and looked on my camera you can see a little girls face in the mirror.that face was not there before i took the picture.i took about 6 pictures of the mirror and the face was only in 1 of the pictures.

becca says:

April 16, 2006, 3:08 pm

amanda i watch all those shows too they are really good i would love to help ghost too

Courtney says:

April 21, 2006, 8:08 pm

Now the Plantation is a hotel and I stayed there for the day and scary stuff was happening but at night that is when I was really really scared and I left as soon as I saw a woman peek in the door

Pepper says:

May 3, 2006, 3:58 pm

I have not been to this place but did see it on Ghost Hunters too. It definetly looks scary if nothing else. I had my own “ghost” experience when I was 15. A good friend moved away to a big farm house and I and several other friends spent a weekend there while his parents were away. A lot of very strange things happened and later we learned the young daughter of the original owner had been raped and murdered by a transient. Check out Most Haunted on t.v. And for those on this site who post profanity or stupid comments……GROW UP!!!!!

the riddler says:

May 9, 2006, 1:03 am

Were five little items of an every-day sort. You’ll find us all on a tennis court. what is it?


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Sia Nyteblade says:

June 6, 2006, 4:32 pm

…Oi…I’m better off going down to the dry lake bed five miles or so down the road where I live. Now THAT place has some creepy stuff goin on, especially at night during a New Moon!

Savannah says:

June 17, 2006, 4:28 pm

Will some one tell us where this Myrtles Plantation place is? Is it now a Hotel?

meagan says:

June 25, 2006, 2:49 pm

i stayed in the house! we stayed in cloeys house for 2 weeks its was soooo creapy it was like she was really their! pulling on my ear. so we were instructed to take off earrings cause she would pull on them! im going on my birthday 07-26 to stay!

meagan says:

June 25, 2006, 2:50 pm

i stayed in the house! we stayed in cloeys house for 2 weeks its was soooo creapy it was like she was really their! pulling on my ear.

meagan says:

June 25, 2006, 2:51 pm

omg it was soo creappy and dark

kathy says:

July 13, 2006, 9:37 pm

I would love to visit LA. Seems a very beautiful haunted state!!! I have read books and seen alot of specials on the Myrtles and the TAPS guys did a fantastic investigation. They even confirmed the place was haunted and we know how they hate to use that word!!! LOL> I love ya TAPS you guys are the best!!!! The Myrtles is on my top ten list of places to visit!!! It looks absolutly beautiful and I would love to check out the ghost activity!!!! Kathy

sassy says:

July 19, 2006, 7:14 am

i think its a sad story im going there in a few days to stay the night and if there is ghosts ill know for some reason all the really weird stuff happens to me . i dont mind its kinda cool . sometimes its comforting to not feel so alone when u are . my mom always told me i have a very perceptive spirit . so hopefully ill have an awesome story to tell . im so stoked !


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madeline says:

July 29, 2006, 11:05 pm

i read that there is no historical evidence of chloe ever living there because all the stories that are told about her dont fit with the actual history.

angel says:

August 16, 2006, 5:37 am

oh v g

B-B says:

August 23, 2006, 10:11 pm

I have stayed overnight at the Myrtles twice and both times we have had very spooky and scary events happen. I would suggest to anyone who is interested in staying the night there to book the “Blue” room it is also called the Fannie Williamson room. This is supposed to be the epicenter of all of the ghostly activities that take place. If any one is interested in the things that happened to our group let me know. Happy hauntings!

Pavan says:

August 24, 2006, 4:54 am

they have great Myurtles ghost photos and the whole story on this website… many recent Myrtles ghost photos and great info about it.

the ghost photos are here: they have two pages full…

Alexis says:

August 31, 2006, 12:38 pm

Hey you guys! I saw that on a TV show!

Robert C says:

September 1, 2006, 4:58 pm

My wife and I visited this house and it was great. We went to bed and 2 or 3 minutes after lights out the air conditioning cover fell off and landed on the floor with a loud bang! We about jumped out of our skins, we left the lights on for the rest of the night and got very little sleep. This is the best haunted place I have ever seen. The breakfase was great.

Mary says:

September 2, 2006, 5:12 pm

That Haunted america tours website is cool they have great stories and I love the Myrtles ghost photos.

I did a little research and the story on the site they have is the original and real one what all is made up was done by Kalaia Smith.

Many say she is trying to re write new Orleans history and be the athority on all of it… locals say she lies about the myrtles just to get exposure for her haunted tours and books.

At least thats what the two ex tour guides who worked for her ex husband told me that moved here to new york.

Dani says:

September 12, 2006, 9:04 pm

To Alex or anyone who has a picture of any ghosts from the Plantation, please contact me at I would love to see them.

Kaitlyn says:

September 19, 2006, 9:55 am

I saw this on tv a few times, ghost hunters and stuff, but of course, they never find anything but, i have seen it on other haunting shows, wickked spooky.


kensie says:

September 25, 2006, 3:08 pm

the myrtles smell like poo poo

dansi says:

September 25, 2006, 3:13 pm

um im related to the myrtles and they do not go around killing people

joe silvestro says:

September 27, 2006, 9:51 am

golden girl u suck

joe silvestro says:

September 27, 2006, 9:55 am

hay kensi go away

JULES says:

September 28, 2006, 5:11 pm

I visit the Myrtles Plantation on a regular basis. Itâ??s located in St. Francisville, La. Itâ??s a very mesmerizing place. I love to visit there. Itâ??s not spooky at all although, in my opinion very haunted. A couple years ago on my birthday we tried to stay the night there. We had the care-takers cottage and while lying in bed I felt a hand rub my stomach twice, needless to say, we left. I love to visit the place but will never stay again. The stories that are told on the ghost tour are just that, â??Stories.â? They are not true. There are no records of Chloe ever existing. The children did exist and you can visit their grave sights 1 mile from the Plantation. If you knew the real story, itâ??s just as interesting as the â??Ghost Tour Story.â? I think that Taps did a wonderful job at the Myrtles.

Gordon says:

October 4, 2006, 10:23 pm

My wife and I visited the Myrtles, and I brought my 35mm SLR camera (nothing electronic except the flash). I took several pictures of the grounds both before the tour and after. I also took several pictures while inside. When I had the film developed, the pictures of the grounds were clear and crisp, but NO pictures came up in between. The photo lab could not explain why the first 10 pictures were there, as were the last 9, but the 6 frames in between were blank. Haunted?? You tell me…

David says:

October 5, 2006, 10:08 pm

I heard Of the ghost….There are Pics of the the kids
and Chloe; Chloe is off center but visable yet see through. The kids are also see through.

Nhi says:

October 6, 2006, 3:42 pm

I live in Louisana about all my life…but I used to live in Iowa when I was a child. But I am now a bit older cuz I move to LA in like 4 years after I was born.Today I live in a normal house or atleast I think..but I used to live in a house in Lousiana what you could feel such an eerie feeling…you sometimes see writing which you didn’t write on pieces of paper…and I also heard my mom voice singing at home…when I check her room…she wasn’t there…I thought she was…but I remeber she went shopping hours ago..freaky eh?

Liz says:

October 9, 2006, 11:05 am

Me and some of my friends just got back from the Myrtles and we plan to go again. It was fantastic and although we didn’t see anything with our “naked eyes” our cameras did pick up some interesting things such as tons of orbs and weird things going on with the lights on the grounds in the pics. If you go, you really need to stay the night like we did to get the full benefit of the place. It’s absolutely beautiful there!

Jessica says:

October 17, 2006, 1:16 pm

I want to the Myrtles Plantation over a year ago but when i went something realy creapy happened! We were in the room right next to the foyer,on the couch when me best friends mom took a couple pictures!Well we got them developed,and in one of the pictures,the cushon that niether of us were sittin on was indented like there was someone sitting on it!

Erica says:

October 18, 2006, 4:21 pm

A bunch of my friends and I got together and rented the whole house out and had the time of our lives. We only knew about the stories on tv and from the tour. While we were there we heard nothing and only saw a cat walking around. We heard stuff beyond our bedroom door inside the house, our room had 3 doors in it, so it could have been anything. When I arrived it felt very scary, you could just feel it when we pulled into the driveway. We had so much fun, we investigated the grounds and the house, once everyone had left. It was till about a week after I bought a book about haunted places that I found out about the ghost cat, and the downstairs room that my friend and I stayed in. The room we stayed in was known to be a very emotional room. It just so happens that my friend was crying hysterically for no reason. Weird, but pretty cool. Now in 2 weeks I am headed to Estes Park, CO to stay at the Stanley Hotel, can’t wait!

nikki says:

October 23, 2006, 2:28 pm

I live in Arkansas and I’ve heard of this ghost thing. I really want 2 go and see it!!! It’s just that ya’ll really don’t make it sound that scary… is it???

MJ says:

October 26, 2006, 5:15 pm

I live in Baton Rouge, La. My sister took a tour of the Myrtles last year with a group of people. She said she saw the children along with several other people who saw them too. A boy and a girl. They were in front of a window that was boarded up. And then they were gone. Haunted?????

Lauren says:

October 27, 2006, 9:32 pm

I worked at the myrtles during the 2004 Halloween Season. I gave tours to many many people. However, I only had one real experience. I’m convinced it’s haunted but unfortunately I also think it has been played up a bit and the history has been tweaked a bit. Make up your own mind and remember that the house is more active when its not as full and there aren’t as many people in the house. Basically, don’t go during the month of October if you actually want to see something

Melanie says:

November 1, 2006, 4:43 pm

My mother stayed the night at the Myrtles and she will not go back. She could not sleep all night. Her bed shook, her earings were by her bed and then they were in her suitcase, and she felt hands on her back!!

joseph says:

November 1, 2006, 7:03 pm

hey i read all the comments and i saw a documentary of it on the discovery channel and it sounds really cool i belive in ghost and all that supernatural stuff im turning 14 in december and im gonna stay the night on my birth day i cant wait i really love a good scare


Kristin says:

November 2, 2006, 4:11 pm

I love the Myrtles, it is sooo pretty. I have just got done reading a book by Francies Keermen and she owned the Myrtles for almost 10 years and its called The Myrtles Plantation the true story about americas most Haunted House. Its the best haunting book i’ve read so far. I have gotten some very freaky pictures from my hometown ( Asheville NC) and believe very strongly. I watch Ghost Hunters every Wensday night starting at 7pm est and most haunted every friday night starting at 9pm and A Haunting on Discorvery Channel and wish I could get more. I wish on day to go to the house and tour it, but I dont think I can stand staying the night.

Kristin says:

November 2, 2006, 4:18 pm

If anyone would like to see my Misty Ghost Picture I got from a Church in Asheville NC I would love to send it to you. Email me a and i strongly recommend reading the book by Francies Keermen.

Brittany says:

November 16, 2006, 2:13 pm

I am currently working on a research paper about the Myrtles Plantation. It’s just about one of the most interesting places I’ve ever studied! Reading all these comments that people posted makes me feel more familiar to the place. Thanks to everyone that has left a comment!

Bill says:

December 2, 2006, 12:09 pm

I have a picture with a ghostly figure in it from the
Myrtles’ Plantation. I have a small one that I had blown up bigger and it is really creepy to look at it.

Kelsi says:

December 4, 2006, 2:40 pm

I think that all these stories are effin awesome!! I just recently bought a book about Americas most haunted places and it was in there and I thought it was awesome!!!!!!!!!I LOVE GHOSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jerry Asbury says:

December 7, 2006, 4:12 pm

Has anyone seen the St. Francisville Exsperiment it’s movie about four college students. They go into the house over night I’m not sure but think it’s mansion would anyone happen to know the name of the place I would like to know. E-mail me @

Susan says:

December 18, 2006, 7:23 pm

Do you realize “Myrtle” was in Harry Potter!! Sorry but I love Harry Potter and I couldn’t help realizing. I’m not saying its not true, but I just wanted to say it. Maybe J.K. Rowling copied it! It is kinda odd. Oh ya I have to read the article. I just saw the title!

Leslie says:

December 26, 2006, 4:37 pm

My experiences with The Myrtles have occurred on several different visits. Most recently me and a couple of friends stayed on December 20, 2006. I have never been so terrified in my life. Several things happened including something “tugging” on my necklace on our Mystery tour. I almost told my friend Michelle to “Stop it.” Except she wasn’t doing anything. I felt something burning hot touch me when I went to peek in at the mirror from the back porch at night. Michelle saw the curtain move by itself. We heard footsteps on the stairs when every guest was accounted for on our tour.

The time before that, in October 2006, I got an a picture of the front door with a lady in black victorian clothes and a little girl’s face looking out. It’s not in the other pictures of the front door just minutes apart and I was inside and there was noone like that in there.

My boyfriend and soulmate, Rob, and I went the previous summer (2005) and while we were holding hands strolling on the grounds we heard two little girls playing. There were no little girls around. We checked.

We stayed this last time and at 3:00 pm me and another guest heard something that sounded like shutters getting ready to fall and a door trying to open (to the gift shop) and I was so scared I was shaking. I might have slept all of three hours.

Aimee says:

January 3, 2007, 2:47 pm

now i didnt go in, sleep, or take the tour. But i will after what i saw. I was taking a video and my mom was taking pictures of everything on the outside. We did not see any ghost with the naked eye. We talked to this woman who was on here way out and was a tour guide who told us the story of the myrtles and told us that the ghost’s are mostly seen on camera or video. When i heard that i went on. we videoed and took lots and loths of pictures. The first Ghosts we saw were unbeliveable. Not even close to any of these pictures There was a little girl about 12 or so and a little boy about 8 or 9 they werent flying and they werent glares, they were as clear as the sky but we could autimatically tell they were ghosts when we didnt see them with the naked eye. The next 2 we saw were in the middle window and the window to the right of it. on the left side of the house on the top story. The one in the middle was an old man the one next to it was a girl who looked like she was in a pink nightgown.We only saw these ghosts on the video but we did see the little girl in the pink gown in 1 picture. I am a 12 year old girl who is excited and determined to go back to the Murtles Plantation and find out more and see more of this family.

Aimee says:

January 3, 2007, 2:47 pm

now i didnt go in, sleep, ot take the tour. But i will after what i saw. I was taking a video and my mom was taking pictures of everything on the outside. We did not see any ghost with the naked eye. We talked to this woman who was on here way out and was a tour guide who told us the story of the myrtles and told us that the ghost’s are mostly seen on camera or video. When i heard that i went on. we videoed and took lots and loths of pictures. The first Ghosts we saw were unbeliveable. Not even close to any of these pictures There was a little girl about 12 or so and a little boy about 8 or 9 they werent flying and they werent glares, they were as clear as the sky but we could autimatically tell they were ghosts when we didnt see them with the naked eye. The next 2 we saw were in the middle window and the window to the right of it. on the left side of the house on the top story. The one in the middle was an old man the one next to it was a girl who looked like she was in a pink nightgown.We only saw these ghosts on the video but we did see the little girl in the pink gown in 1 picture. I am a 12 year old girl who is excited and determined to go back to the Murtles Plantation and find out more and see more of this family.

Aimee says:

January 3, 2007, 2:52 pm

Hey there, could anyone reply to my comment and tell me if you saw the same people i did!

please i wil keep in touch

Randol says:

January 5, 2007, 1:44 am

I have been to the myrtle’s and you have the story a little bit wrong chloe was caught at the double doors in the sitting room spying on woodruff so he cut her ear off and also when chloe was hanged for poisoning the cake woodruff had nothing to do with it chloe made the mistake of telling some other slaves about her plan and when the wife and children died the other slaves did not want to be punished for chloe’s doing so one night they got together drug her out of her shack and hanged her on a tree on the property then they cut her body down and threw her in the mississippi river then later on before woodruff sold the house he ordered his slaves to plant twelve myrtle trees lined with spanish moss planted beside the back porch and dedicated them to his wife and children and i had some experiences in that house when i walked in i felt something brush against me and as if a presence was in the room in the sitting room my leg went numb as i was standing inbetween the double doors as soon as i moved my body out from between the doors my leg got feeling back and when i walked into the second part of the sitting room i saw an indent in the couch as though someone was sitting there and a breeze of violet perfume passed by me into the other room

Taylor says:

January 5, 2007, 4:43 pm

I have been to the plantation before i do not belive in ghost so I did not feel or see anything.But it is very pretty and I recomend you to visit it.

Payge says:

January 5, 2007, 4:48 pm

I think that they are just making it all up about the ghosts

Emma says:

February 6, 2007, 7:41 pm

I’m pretty nervous and excited about this place. I’m acually going there this April on a huge field trip, so I want to be as ready as I can.

Tammy says:

February 9, 2007, 11:09 am

My daughters class is going to the Myrtles on a field trip on Monday 2/12. I love ghost stories but have never seen or experienced any ghostly activity. I’m hoping that something happens on our tour. I will take lots of photos and will let you all know if I get anything. Also, please if you have Myrtles photos I would love to see them. Please post and I will send you my e-mail.

Natasha says:

February 12, 2007, 3:39 pm

In all historical slave records for Myrtle’s Plantation that have been tracked down through time, there has been no Chloe or any other spelling close to this to. Not to disprove that the haunting are not real just the story of Chloe. The women in the green turban has said to be seen, but it is not the women that the plantation owners say it is or the town’s people. As for the one male owner who was shot at the plantation he did not crawl to the thirteenth step and die. He was killed on the spot on the front porch. As for the mirror with the reappearing figure there may be more to this story. I know the glass has been changed several times, but it may be that when the would was made someone messed up and touched it and the problem lays behind the mirror. I still believe the place has a good chance that its haunted, but not by whom they think.

Tammy says:

February 13, 2007, 11:38 am

Went to the Myrtles yesterday on a school field trip and have some new stories for you. I talked to some of the overnight guests and one couple had a ghost in their room. They said that the curtian pushed out like there was someone hiding behind it and when they got quiet and looked, it pushed back against the window then gathered the edge of the curtian and pulled it back like someone looking into the room from behind the curtian. They also heard children laughing and playing in the next room and footsteps. Another couple that stayed said they played their radio all night but that it kept changing stations and it even turned off once. I had a pretty good experience. While listening to the tour I was standing by myself with my back to an empty room and had all the hairs stand up on my neck. I looked around but saw nothing. I wore some cheap earrings since I had heard that earrings dissappear and when I left I still had both of them but the strangest thing happened after that. The earrings are the kind with a wire that you just hook through your ear and I had worn them for about 4 hours before the tour but after that they kept falling out of my ears. I couldn’t keep them in anymore and had to take them off. Pretty strange. We took a lot of pictures and video, so far all we see are a few orbs but I see orbs in a lot of my pictures so I have a hard time believing that these are spirits. I am going to review the video today and see if anything shows up. Overall the house was nice and I want to go back and spend the night.

Dah-Mairi says:

February 13, 2007, 8:36 pm

My class is going on a field to the Myrtles plantation on May 10 and i am terrified. It sound fun ,but about the ghost I don’t believe it until i see it. My teacher sas u better wear you an adult diaper because when you see that it is real then you are going t pee you pant and that’s what is so scary about it.

bunny says:

March 8, 2007, 4:25 pm

I think the story is very sad and I feel bad for the poor souls trapped in that house and on that property. They’re all slaves to the land like so many others in the south. I live in LA and I believe strongly in ghosts and spirits but I’m not scared…most of them don’t want to hurt you…most of them only want peace and to be able to get on with their after life :/….BTW its Marie Laveau…I used to live right by her old place…


Joe says:

March 26, 2007, 10:59 am

Hi Im Joe . I actualy slept overnight in that house like a few years ago. I was there, it was like 2 in the morning where I felt 2 people tickling my feet. I wasnt scared it was just funny. I never saw that ghost chloe though but I ill go back again sometime this year. Its fun.

MIchael says:

March 27, 2007, 8:48 pm

why is it called myrtles plantaiont shouldnt it be called chloes plantation

Ullee says:

June 20, 2007, 11:46 pm the site seems to be the best ghosts and haunted website i have ever found updated daily too… check it out

joe says:

June 27, 2007, 5:37 pm

i have been there before…… i took a pic there and u see the ghost in the background it is very scary and there is a very eerie vibe ……. im SCARED … chloe took my earing while theere

Jarrett says:

July 2, 2007, 2:00 am

I have recently visited the Myrthles and stayed for two days. I stayed in the John Leeke room and it was about 11:30 P.M. and I was sitting on the bed looking at my laptop then I thought I saw something move right above the screen. The room is set up to where the bed faces the window which has a view of the court yard. Later, about 12:15, I was still on the laptop and when I looked up I saw the curtains swiftly move. I don’t know if it was my mind or ghost. I know the air conditioner isn’t strong enough to blow curtains 15 feet away.When I had the pictures developed, I saw orbs in the room and a mist-like formation by the window. I have no photos because Icouldn’t figure out how place them on the internet. Sorry

Holli says:

July 15, 2007, 4:08 pm

I stayed at the Myrtles in the upstairs bedroom. I recommend taking the haunted tour before you spend the night. It was extremely scary and creepy and I could not sleep all night. I didn’t see anything in particular, but there was a wierd-looking dog that started hanging out with me and my three friends. He was sweet enough, but odd-looking. I was pregnant at the time, and my daughter, who is now five, is sort of spooky, not scared of anything, hides in dark closets and jumps out at you, that sort of thing. Maybe she knows something I don’t. Go if you can, and stay the night.

Karla says:

July 26, 2007, 10:59 am

My daughter and I visited the Myrtles, carrying with us camera and digital recorder. This was in the spring of 2002. There weren’t many folks around, but we missed a tour and had to wait for the next one by walking around the grounds. We kept the recorder going, snapped a few pictures, and hoped we would spot a spirit or two. After the day’s excursion, we checked our photos and listened to the tape. We got zilch on the photos, but while we were walking outside with the recorder, we caught the sound of a horse galloping up and whinnying! It was unbeleiveable! I have never heard or seen anything about that in any of the writings or comments and was curious to see if anyone has heard of this happening. Thanks.

Dean says:

July 26, 2007, 12:04 pm

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Joie says:

July 29, 2007, 10:26 pm

I too have been to the Myrtle’s and I lagged behind in the Gentleman’s parlor when the tour guide insisted that nobody do so. I didn’t believe in ghosts at all and wanted to see if I would be proved wrong. I stayed behind as the tour went on into the children’s dining room and as I was looking at a book on the fireplace mantel, something rubbed up my back and lifted my hair up. It actually was a very warm and comforting feeling. Not scary at all. It didn’t make me believe in mean ghosts but it did make me believe in kind spirits or guardian angels, or something. Even if it’s not haunted, the place is worth visiting for the amazing history it has!

pamela says:

July 31, 2007, 3:28 am

I too have visited the Myrtle Plantation. i did not see any ghosts, but you can feel the history of the place very much. I would’nt want to stay there overnight…(ALONE)!!!

Jacquelyn Brown says:

August 6, 2007, 12:48 am

They had this on the History channel, BUT! they said she was doing voodoo. I mean, I dont know. I want to visit scary places like Louisiana(I live in NC), expecially to see Marie Lav-whatever.

akeem says:

August 23, 2007, 2:42 pm

omg its really true i saw a pic of the haunted mirror on this page and its really true the photos were spoilt by some kind of fog

Sandy says:

September 15, 2007, 10:56 am

I ve Heard of this story b4 very kool!

Ben says:

October 6, 2007, 12:32 pm

I stayed at the myrtles for three nights last summer. I stayed in one of the garden rooms. The myrtles is a great place to visit whether you are there hunting ghosts or just to relax and enjoy scenery along with history. The room i stayed in would not stay locked. Every time i came into the room i locked the door behind me and it would unlock itself. We went on a walk of the grounds every night and we would see shadows darting back and forth between the trees. It was almost like a game of hide and go seek. The second night I was laying in bed almost asleep when i felt my bed get pushed down on the side i wasn’t sleeping on. I got up and grabbed my camera as fast as i could. Took a picture and there is a perfect indention all the way down the bed where a body would be laying. I’ve got the picture if anybody wants to see it you can email me at I would like believers and skeptics alike to email me and give me an opinion as to how to explain this picture. My friends and i are starting a group to go to all these places and would like others opinions on our findings.

Jean the munchkin says:

October 6, 2007, 9:38 pm

Hey, i had just got done with my soccor game and we had one 4 to 1. We had decided to go and have some scary fun! They was so fun! Those pics were sooooo creapy but so fun! I saw a few of gost. lol this place is cool! This place has got me to go 2 the 13 gate. We will see how it goes.
Hugs And Kisses

twyla rider says:

October 7, 2007, 7:12 pm

as a believer in the paranormal, my fiance and i have agreed to make wedding reservations at myrtles plantation enough said

Kristi says:

October 16, 2007, 12:58 am

I have gone on a couple of class trips to the Myrtles. The first time some classmates took a pic with the cat and in the actual pic you could only see a blur where the cat had been. And someone also took a pic of the mirror in the foyer and a girls face showed up in the corner. The second time one of chaperones lost an earring in the dining room. The lights started to blink and the chandelier started to shake.

~Elmos Wif3y~ says:

November 19, 2007, 12:08 pm

Um…Sorry to break the news to those who ever wants to go there but you cant…My daddy had a bad experience there and a co-worker was injured from the “spirit” so they are tearing it down and my dad is making a marketing landline there. =)

Lilly says:

November 22, 2007, 2:07 am

Who ever had the idea of putting the sound effect in that says “hello” in a womans voice while you read this story or comments is really mean!!! It scared the life out of me. It’s a rotten trick

tiff says:

November 22, 2007, 5:23 pm

I would love to see the ghost picture. I just love of hearing about ghost, but Iâ??ve also heard to be careful around stuff like demons and ghosts, because you donâ??t know what your getting yourself into. I mean no offense of course, because the only time I saw a ghost was when I was in Virginia Beach, one summer with older half sister Brandy and her friend.
And what do they mean about Chloe not being real. I believe she is real, of course thatâ??s my belief. And I heard that 10 deaths happened at the Myrtles and I am not sure what happened to Octavia, the baby daughter of Sarah and Judge Woodruff. All I know is that the Judgeâ??s wife, Sarah and her two oldest daughters died. And that a gang of whites and blacks hanged Chloe. Oh one more thing, may I suggest you come to Patrick Henry Hotel in Roanoke, VA. I heard it is haunted. It would be really cool if I could see a ghost again.

julia says:

November 24, 2007, 4:25 pm

heyy has anyone been there at 12-1 a.m? cause thats the paranormal hour.

carly says:

January 31, 2008, 5:41 pm

julia..its is called the dead hour and it is at 3:00 a.m. surely there have been plenty there at that time b/c they rent the rooms upstairs out for the night. it is not actually a hotel but they do rent a few rooms out upstairs only…and you have to get reservations way ahead of time b/c they are so back up of peaple wanting to stay thier….

katlyn says:

February 6, 2008, 11:06 am

ya I dont think I belive in ghosts so…….. YA sry

Christi says:

February 16, 2008, 6:03 pm

I’ve lived in louisiana all my life and you wouldn’t beleive all the stories there are. You grow up on these stories. I have never been to the myrtles plantation, but I’ve seen lots os pitures from family and friends of weird things and heard tons of stories.
I can name at least 3 or 4 places near my home that are rumored haunted. I beleive there is a movie that talks about the white oleander flower (the kind she used) It might be somthing to look into. Has anyone here heard the storys of camp livingston in pineville La. I’m intreseted in hearin more about the Ice house!

Lacey Cates says:

February 18, 2008, 11:40 pm

My husband and I are hopefully planning a trip to The Myrtles in search of the paranormal. We’d like to stay in a different room each night we reside. I sure hope we can make it!

Melissa van Niekerk says:

March 29, 2008, 2:46 pm

Ha ha ha I would also be pissed… You go girl

Dee says:

April 7, 2008, 11:37 am

My sister and I and our two sons spent the night at the Myrtles in November 2007. It was awesome. We’re going back in June. My sister and I saw a little blond boy playing in the yard about 20 minutes after we got there. We were hauling our luggage to the caretaker’s cottage. A tour group had just gone into the house and no one was outside the house but us. I was talking when I looked across the yard. He was standing behind the fence by the caretaker’s cottage. When he saw me looking, he walked quickly across the yard with his head down. I leaned back to see if he was walking between the house and the gift shop and would show up in the courtyard (I didn’t realize he was a ghost yet. He was not transparent. It just seemed a bit odd. It also looked like the sun was shining brightly on him). When I turned my head, my sister gasped and said, “Did you see that?” I said, “What, the little boy?” She said he peaked out from around the corner of the back of the gift shop and jumped back when she saw him. We looked around, but no one was there. Also, our sons saw a man in overalls by a lamp post that night. Another couple left early because of hearing things drop on the floor and a music box playing outside their door. A couple that was there has posted a recording on youtube. In the background, a woman is distressed and trying to wake someone up named John. If anyone has seen the ghost of the little boy, I’d sure like to know. Please post here. Thanks

colton says:

April 29, 2008, 1:13 pm

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pokemon 666 says:

April 29, 2008, 1:16 pm

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babycakes. says:

April 29, 2008, 1:16 pm

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pokemon 666 says:

April 29, 2008, 1:18 pm

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babycakes. says:

April 29, 2008, 1:19 pm


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babycakes. says:

April 29, 2008, 1:22 pm

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the guy beside you says:

April 29, 2008, 1:23 pm

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that one chick. says:

April 29, 2008, 1:24 pm

spiders can fly ask colton. 😀

colton says:

April 29, 2008, 1:25 pm

why yes … yes they can! you black HOE

Derinda says:

April 29, 2008, 6:22 pm

I would certainly like to believe this. And some day maybe I’ll be able to afford to go to the plantation but giving that I live in New Mexico I seriously doubt that will be anytime soon. However, I was researching this and came across this article published in a book called “So there I was” and said that there was never a ghost named Chloe that was ever recorded to have worked on the plantation. Also that the wife and two daughters was more like the wife, one son and a daughter who all three died from Yellow fever an epedimic that swept the south and plagued numerous families. Though it is facinating and I am very confident that there spirits that dwell there I don’t believe that one of them is a slave girl who out of jealousy or anger murdered three household members. According to family records and the records of the houses occupants there was only one actual murder that took place there. But who really knows right all we have to go on is what’s been passed down through generations…speaking of which according to this article the story of Chloe actually originated by the family it says that one of the girls remembers hearing stories of an elderly lady that wore a green bonnet. Supposedly she had been spotted several times but they never named her…more questions I suppose.

kari says:

April 30, 2008, 9:42 pm

I made a trip to the myrtles the year of my 8th grade field trip . i never seen any thing 4 myself but i have been told many scary stories in a few days ( jun 9th ) i am going spend the night 4 my 17th birthday … i will report back later on what happens .thanks kari

Dee says:

May 2, 2008, 10:08 am

Derinda, That’s right about the Chloe deal, at least thats what I read also. There’s no record of her or what happened documented anywhere and Judge Clark Woodruff had 3 children-2 girls and 1 boy. His wife, 1 daughter, and 1 son all died of yellow fever. One daughter survived, Mary Octavia. I think the Chloe thing got started when one of the previous owners kept seeing a woman in a green turban in the house and I think they jokingly gave her a name (Chloe), then it grew from there. Also, William Winters is the one that was murdered. He was shot on the front porch by an unknown man on horseback. The tour guides at the Myrtles say that he drug himself back into the house up to the 17th step of the staircase and died in his wife’s arms, but again according to historical documentation, he died on the porch. Supposedly, at night, you can hear him on the staircase. The people that stayed in the room at the top of the stairs when we were there left before midnight because they said they heard things falling on the floor and a music box playing right outside their door. Also, the Myrtles is built on top of a Tunica Indian burial ground. The first owner of the Myrtles, Whiskey Dave, would see a naked Indian girl on the grounds. I think there’s a lot of made up things, but it’s still haunted. A murder doesn’t have to take place for spirits to be there. I saw the little boy with my own eyes. Also, going back in June. I’ll report back….

Dee says:

May 2, 2008, 10:25 am

Derinda, You’re right about the Chloe thing, at least from what I’ve read. There was no Chloe or oleander cake. Judge Clark Woodruff had 2 daughters and one son. His wife, 1 daughter and 1 son died of yellow fever. One daughter survived. Mary Octavia. Also, the man murdered there was William Winters. He was shot on the front porch by an unknown man on horseback. The tour guides at the Myrtles say that he drug himself back inside, up the staircase and died in his wife’s arms on the 17th step. According to historical documentation, he died on the porch. Supposedly at night, he’s heard climbing the stairs. The people that stayed in the room at the top of the stairs when we were there left before midnight because they said they heard things falling on the floor and a music box playing outside of their door. The house is built on top of a Tunica Indian burial ground. The first owner, Whiskey Dave, claims to have seen the ghost of a naked Indian girl on the grounds. I think there are a lot of made up stories, but a lot of tragedy and loss has taken place there also and that is why spirits remain. Also, I read that the Chloe thing could have started when one of the past owners kept seeing a woman in a green turban around and they jokingly named her Chloe. We’re going back in June. I’ll be back to post…

Dee says:

May 2, 2008, 10:28 am

oops, I didn’t think the first post went thru

the doo doo ghost says:

May 2, 2008, 12:37 pm

hello, i am a ghost and i need to go take a huge doo doo at the Myrtles plantation. soo i will get back to you. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! O_o

foogle. says:

May 2, 2008, 12:38 pm

ima ghostie :)

no life. says:

May 2, 2008, 12:40 pm

You people need to get a life and get on myspace and chat it up on there

the black man . says:

May 2, 2008, 12:42 pm

i am a black man
that has no life .
and all i do is read fake ghost stories all day.
because yeah im gay. like colton
i think i should just go shoot myself
and become a ghost.
oh yeah

Courtney says:

May 28, 2008, 4:20 pm

I’ve been. It has great stories. The story of Chloe stealing an earring is supposed to be true. They told the story on the tour. The mirror it my favorite. You can see the face and the hands of the ghost. Anyone who has not been, should. We went for halloween, it was amazing! Hopefully we can stay the night one day :).

[[Hailey]]. [babii]. lolz says:

May 30, 2008, 6:07 pm

i went to the myrtles plantation may 20,2008 on my was a class had weird smells and weird humming noises. there also was a cat brushing our legs with his tail. it was soooo spooky!!! when i got home i look at my digital camera and found a ghost standing in the back of while taking my pictures. i was still trying to find out whta tree it was that chloe was hang was a cool trip but, i wouldnt advise no one to stay their becuz it’z lyke sooooo spooky!! and i also heard that chloe lyke to take people earrings especially the one thats wearing hoops!! so girls when you go their dnt wear hoop earrings!! hahaha scary isnt it!! lolz bye bye!!

Christine says:

June 8, 2008, 3:01 pm

A good Ghost story = Good cash flow.

It’s a no brainer, people 😉

Liz says:

June 17, 2008, 2:24 pm

I was at the Myrtles in October of 2005. While I didn’t see or hear anything extraordinary, I did manage to pick up a few ghostly type of images with my digital camera. Such as a tree I took a snap of in the middle of darkness a couple of times. The first one looked like any ordinary tree however, the second shot showed more orbs than I could ever explain. I also had some shots of what I call dancing or shooting lights. I also caught on video via a cell phone a strange light moving towards me from the front of the house then going back to the house. It was a trip because you couldn’t see this with your naked eye, only on the video. We’re going back next month and I’m hoping to catch a lot more creepy images!

Drake says:

June 20, 2008, 8:19 am

I went to the Myrtles a few years ago. At the end of the tour the last room is the childrens dining room. I was fine all the way until we got in that room. I felt a heaviness on me like I couldn’t breath or something. I had to get out of the room and fast. As soon as I got out on the back porch it went away. I wasn’t scared and wasn’t even thinking of anything scary. It seemed like a cool place until this happened. I told the lady there about it and she said that it has happened to other people in other rooms as well.

caitlin says:

June 26, 2008, 4:16 pm

I myself went to the myrtles on vacation going to new orleans soon after hurricane katrina and we toured the house and even took pictures in the mirror that you supposidly can see a girl in but all i saw was orbs which were probly from others takin pictures…the people who gave the tour made a joke out of it they just didnt make it seem real whatsoever so i was dissapointed

Candy says:

August 4, 2008, 11:27 am

OK, We just visited the Myrtles Plantation on Saturday evening. We did the 7:00 tour and was very disapponted. First, this story does not match what they tell you on the tour. On the tour, they say that the Judge and his son were out of town when Chloe baked the cake, it was a birthday cake for the little girl. She meant to kill them, the wife and 2 girls because she was jealous.

The mirror everyone talks about is a hoax, they say they change out the mirror every so many years and the same images always come back after a couple of months. As far as the images on peoples film when developed, I have a thought. Remember in science class they did the flash of light that leaves the shadow of a person on a wall for a couple of seconds? Well, the house is so dim, when you take the pic, you use your flash, think about it. You have all these people standing around in the room while you take the pics, it could pick up a shadow of one of these people.

I don’t know, I guess if I felt something for myself like a hand on my arm and turned around and no one was there, I might believe. But these are just ghost stories. And 10 bucks a person is a rip off, they don’t even let you go upstairs.

Anakin says:

August 17, 2008, 2:36 am

I just visited the myrtles’ plantation yesterday and this place is MOST DEFINITELY haunted! There were eerie vibes everywhere and me and my friend snuck upstairs (because it’s blocked off) and we tried to go in one of the rooms but it was locked. so we turned to go back downstairs, but then we heard a ***** noise inside the door. so we tried to open it again and it was unlocked! So we went in and standing on the other side of the room stood a dark shadowy figure of a black woman holding a cake in her hand. In an instant she had somehow drifted over to use and was shoving handfuls of the cake down our throats. We turned and darted out of there as soon as possible. We left the land and ever since ive had stomach pains and extremely explosive diahrrea ever since. roger the plumber couldn’t even fix my toilet.

Deliverance Minister Helena Garilano says:

September 13, 2008, 8:07 am

The Hotel is haunted because the owner has not dealt with the spirits. The spirits have a â??legal groundâ? to stay and that would be a tragic event such as a fire or someone dying on the property. There is a curse because of a death on the property. The legal grounds must be removed. If the owner does not deal with this. Visitors must do this if you are a Christian. Whenever you pay for a room at a hotel before walking in you say I cover myself and family with the blood of Jesus Christ, I break any curses brought in by a death in the area where I occupy in the Name of Jesus Christ. I bind all demons and command you to leave this room in the Name of Jesus Christ , I command you to leave in the Name of Jesus Christ (repeat many times) Read the bible out loud in the room . They might follow you home. Say Any demon that transfered to me followed me or was sent to me I bind you and cast you out in the Name of Jesus Christ. Demons can change their appearance to look like a person. They donâ??t want you to know who they are. There are more details on my website http://www.HauntedHouseBuster.Com

Katie says:

September 15, 2008, 4:02 pm

I went to this house two time and one of the times I even spent the night and I was so scared!!!!!!!!

Jason says:

October 4, 2008, 5:13 pm

We cover what does not.

Sherry says:

October 10, 2008, 2:21 am

DEE! I went to the Myrtle last weekend and I not only have photos with tons of orbs and several “images” just like many others you have ever seen posted, I also have an incredible photo of what looks like two small children walking. One appears to be a little blond headed boy! My photo was taken at night but you can still clearly see what it is. I took it in the front yard and while one image may or may not be a little girl or it could be the cherub in the front yard, right behind it IS a little blond headed boy. I have been combing the internet for anyone else who has a photo or knowledge of a little blond boy at the Myrtle and ran across your blog on my search.

Jana says:

October 15, 2008, 1:09 am

I’m sorry to burst people’s bubbles but I am from Louisiana and have been to the Myrtles several times. I also sat with an elderly lady who is 93 yrs. old named Miss Delma who grew up across the street from the Myrtles. She told me that all of these “ghost” stories are FALSE!! The events which lead up to the so called ghosts NEVER HAPPENED!! It was made up to attract tourists. It is a lovely plantation and a nice place to visit or spend the night but it is not haunted!! Sorry…..

Taylor says:

October 17, 2008, 4:36 pm

I have been to this house before. How? Do you ask well thats my grandmothers house all of my family members in the past have lived there for at least one month my mom has passed away allready so when my grandmother dies it will be my ouse if you have any questions dont hestitate to e-mail me at

dylan f. says:

October 21, 2008, 1:39 pm

this is a very creepy story and i really don’t believe in ghost storys but i am convinced!

Jazzy says:

October 21, 2008, 6:42 pm

I read the book whn i was like 10 and that book is CREEPY it’not even funny and i LOVE creepy and scary stuff dude was counldn’t sleep for three day in a row! O_o

Salinaz says:

November 5, 2008, 1:27 pm

I went to the Myrtles with my sister a couple of years ago. Have since done some research and found out the true history of the place. No murders took place there. That, however, does not explain how my son took a picture of my sister and I with a little boy right behind us in the infamous mirror. (Has a hat on, can’t tell the color of his hair,Sherry) You can see the staircase right through him. Explain that one, please, anyone…anyone? (One day I will copyright the picture for my son and publish it on their official site!)

Kim says:

November 6, 2008, 6:03 pm

My husband and I stayed in the Caretakers Cottage. We did the evening tour of the house and we were in the parlor and I jump, my husband ask if I was ok. I told him it felt like a cat just rubbed up against my leg. That night about 2am, both my husband woke up because we heard something out side. I ask him what he heard, he said it sounded like someone sweeping.Told him that’s the same thing I heard. We also have pictures .

Michael says:

November 18, 2008, 8:12 pm

We had a great time! The folks there were super, both the living ones and the spirited! We met some great guests as well. The paranormal action was more than I expected for our rather short visit. The Myrtles plantation is a great “Period” or “Historical” get-away on its’own however there may not be any avoiding the paranormal.

carol says:

December 8, 2008, 12:07 pm

i find this really interesing but would give me a heart attack lol it’s really cool!!!

Rolanda says:

January 11, 2009, 2:27 am

I live in Louisiana but i’ve never been to the Myrtles’ but I’ve heard the story all of my life, I think after coming here and reading all of you people’s comments some saying its fact some saying its not I have come to the conclusion that I’m going to visit the plantation. Of course I wont be bringing any jewelry lol.

Kellyann says:

January 16, 2009, 2:06 am

I have been several times, and heard things. Smelled cigars and heard horses coming up to the front doors. Felt someone breath on my ear more than one time. Me and my niece go as well as my sister , we used several instruments and got results as well as orgs and things in our photos. It is a bit expensive but worth it if you like history. I love just sitting on the porches late at night listening to the sounds. I was born and raised in louisiana and live in mississippi now. Ask Ms Hester about her mississippi girls Kelly, Karen and Chlea.. (they actually still live in la). I am wanting to go again soon!

Angela says:

January 19, 2009, 11:43 pm

I did visit the Myrtles last week in fact.My husband and I spent the night in the main house..We were both repeatedly tucked in all night and I had someone play with my hair the entire night,and I do have very interesting photos.Needless to say my husband ,,ever the skeptic,,does indeed believe now.We went from North Carolina to visit.

Listy says:

February 18, 2009, 4:05 pm

I worked at the Myrtles as a part time tour guide for three years. I have a warning to the wise. Don’t believe all the stories told. The place IS DEFINATELY HAUNTED. I will say that now. But what is portrayed as history is most of the time made up. Woodruff’s wife and children died of a fever. She died a year before the two kids did. There is no proof of a slave named Chloe, but there is the ghost of a slave woman there. The picture that is shown of the slave woman is real. It’s not a fake. She’s been caught in more pictures. A friend of mine even caught her in one in the foyer. I witnessed a woman in white walk halfway across room, stop in the middle of a table, and disappear. I was slapped in the hand by something unseen when I was fooling with one of the sliding doors in the parlors. I had gloves in the ladies parlor move while I was in the room. I witnessed someone’s earring yanked off their ear. I had footsteps walk past me, through the next room, and the door open on its own, when there was nobody to be seen. I was sitting at the dining room table when I heard one half of a conversation of someone I couldn’t see, but seemed to be sitting near me. I heard what sounded like the shuffling, dancing footsteps of a child. I have seen pictures of these children right after they were taken, when they could not have been photoshopped. I have watched balls of light playing on the ceiling and even had one fly around my knees. I have a photo of one of these lights. I cought an evp out by the pond. I had a small child’s hand playing with my sleeve, when I could see nobody there. I have felt cold spots. My friend sat on the 17th step of the mian staircase and we both felt the change in temperature. I’ve had doors slammed on me. When I was digging through some cabinets I felt a finger poking me in the back hard and insistantly. When I would stop, it would stop. Then when I started again, it started. I had someone clear their throat in my ear when I was the only one in the room. I saw a shadow figure walk down into the pond. I had nothing happen when I spent the night in one of the rooms, but I heard someone moving around in the living room of the manager’s house, when I was the only one staying there as acting manager for the night. My friend had told me earlier in the night that she had seen a figure walk by the window of that house. Someone came for a job interview to the manager’s house and was told by a woman in an old fashioned wheelchair to go to the gift shop. There was no such woman or wheelchair on the property. One of the housekeepers ran into the gift shop to get one of the tour guides to go with her to clean upstairs, saying she had opened the door to one of the rooms and had a shadow figure rush towards her. I had a penny thrown at me from behind while I was giving a tour. Only thing was, there was just a wall behind me, and no way anyone could have gotten around the furniture to get there to throw the penny. I’ve had my clothes tugged on from under the bed. I was giving a tour when tiny handprints suddenly appeared in the bed for no reason. I was giving another tour, when the curtains in front of me were pulled back, as if someone was looking out of the window. These things that happened on tour were witnessed by others. I had a mist go by me up the stairs. I had a woman in white standing beside me on the stairs during a tour, who nobody else saw at all. My best friend was in the tour and asked me what I kept looking at. I asked her if she saw the woman, and she said there was no woman there. I was the only one on the stairs. Another time a picture was taken just as I walked off the stairs and the same woman in white was seen on the stairs. I personally love the house, and I wish it was taken care of better than it has been. It really needs some structural work. Believe me, the house has its ghosts. I just wouldn’t believe everything told to you on the tours about the history.

Taiylor says:

February 23, 2009, 1:19 pm

i have never been to the myrtles plantation but i want to go real soonâ?¬. My gifted teacher took her gifted class there a few years ago.She told me that she took pictures and chloe was in the pictures!!!! Then she got a picture of a mirror and the mirror had handprints in it!! Then she had a picture of her class in the backround in the window of the house you could she the momma and hr little girl and in the other windows you could see indians!!! It seems really interesting. I hope i get to go to the myrtles really soon i want to get a picture of chloe!! I want to go on a class trip there. My friends cousin went there and his dad was standing beside the mantle and a clock that weight as much as a tv flew of the mantle!! i hear lots of scary stuff about the Myrtles!! I want to go!!!

aynsley smith says:

March 1, 2009, 12:49 pm

I’m going to go to the Myrtles plantation for the end of the school year field trip & I did a report on it last year. It was scary, but remember it’s NOT REAL !!!! If you see something it is rather your brain fooling you or you are seeing something or maybe your lieing & lieing is a sin!
Wish me luck!
P.S.I am in 5th grade !!!

logan says:

March 4, 2009, 5:47 pm

I have stayed at the Myrtles and the room i stayed in was so freaky. There was this doll sitting on the fireplace and when i came back two hours later it was on the night stand.

Chris from Baton Rouge says:

March 28, 2009, 5:06 pm

I am currently reading Frances Kermeen’s “The Myrtles Plantation: The True Story of America’s Most Haunted House”. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the chilling tales of this home’s tragic history. Kermeen once owned the plantation from 1980-1990. Being from Baton Rouge, I have visited the Myrtles on several occasions, however I’d never known about all of the facts that she has revealed in this book. Buy it. You will not be disappointed.

Brookie says:

April 17, 2009, 1:09 pm

Hey its Brookie like I know these stories r true cuz I like saw a picture of a little girl sittin on the staircase so lise yall who don’t believe shut up

Lousiana Girl says:

April 26, 2009, 2:04 am

My family and one of my best friends stayed at the Myrtles one night in August of 2008 in the Ruffin Sterling Room. My friend and I slept in the bed with my youngest son in between. My husband and 2 other sons slept on the floor. Strangley, we all got very sleepy by about 11:00 p.m. (normally at home my sons can stay up all night). So, by about 11:30, when we had all drifted off to sleep, I was awakened by fingers tickling my foot. I jumped up and yelled at my husband to stop it (and woke everyone up). I thought he had put his hand underneath the covers from the bottom of the bed and tickled my foot to scare me. He said he didn’t do anything. So I got up and tucked the covers tightly in between the mattresses so he couldn’t do it again ( or so I thought). Then we all went back to sleep . . . About 30 minutes later, my friend who was also in the bed beside me jumped up and said that HER feet had been tickled too (again, waking everyone up)! She said that she pushed against the fingers and felt a tiny child’s hand push back against her foot. As we were sitting up in the bed discussing it, we BOTH saw the covers move at the foot of the bed right in front of our eyes…and neither of us had our feet under the covers at the time!

Somehow, we all went BACK to SLEEP! Then about 45 minutes later, I woke up to the feeling of pressure on my legs like someone was trying to smooth the covers over me. I pulled my legs up from the foot of the bed and looked at the covers to see if I saw any movement. After a few minutes without anything happening, I thought it was probably my imagination and I stretched my legs back out to go back to sleep. However, when my feet reached the foot of the bed, they ran into fingers (and it was NOT my imagination–I was completely awake!!) I jumped out of bed and woke everyone up AGAIN and said I was not sleeping in the bed anymore. We could get back to sleep after that, so we got up and roamed around the grounds and talked to some of the other guests, sharing our stories. When we finally went back to our room, I slept on the floor the rest of the night but nothing else happend. It is REALLY haunted and we are planning to go back on Halloween this year for another night of GHOSTS!! I suggest you stay there and see if YOUR feet get tickled.

ghost hunter:) says:

April 26, 2009, 8:00 pm

his sounds really cool… i am going to visit the plantation this summer and also im going to go visit the Oak Alley Plantation. I would reeally like to know if its really haunted.

logan says:

April 26, 2009, 8:19 pm

chloe does in fact steal peoples stuff i staid there over night and she stole my sunglasses!!! me and a friend staid the night there and the door started opening by itself!!! and the porcelean dool was moved in a different spot everytime we returned to the room!!!! it is in fact a haunted house!!! i will visit there again but i will never stay there again over night!!! if you lik a good scare this is the place to go!!!

Jennifer Masri says:

May 4, 2009, 10:10 am

I have been to this place several times as a Parapsychologist and I have to say, unfortunately it is NOT haunted. A beautiful plantation home, yes but as many people do when wonderful, historic homes fall into disrepair the owners faked a few photos, raised some propaganda, and rigged the house. They got busted one night when the “footsteps” heard on the stairs turned out to be one of the people hired to “haunt” the house. Naturally they don’t expect anyone to actually open the door when someone hears wails and footsteps coming toward the door. Sorry guys. But it’s about as haunted as my boots.

Kellyann says:

May 4, 2009, 11:44 am

I to have investigated the Myrtles several times.And I have heard things which when your sitting on the porch in the wee hours of the morning and the sounds of horses kicking gravel right in front of you and stopping is not an act. Nor is the smell that only one can pick up are made up. Believe me I know there are those that will try and scare you when you are doing work. That does not mean the place is not active. It only means there is too many there an you will not get a good investigation. And the time has to be right, as well as being open to spirits for something to happen. I have been with many that never see anything nor do I believe ever will. They just are not open to it.But everyone has an opinion and thats life. But I do know things happen at the Myrtles, I have had my personal experiences. Time stands still for no one .. but sometimes we get to experience the past. Peace and love.. Kellyann… a louisiana born .. Mississippi girl.

Shawndale says:

May 11, 2009, 12:00 pm

This is the most stupit stuff ever

Valerie says:

June 4, 2009, 10:39 pm

I have stayed at the B&B once before. My friend and I stayed in ( I believe it is called) The General’s Cottage. It is located right behind the gift shop/ kitchen area. Nothing happened to us while we were there. But then again we arrived at 1:00 AM, went straight to our room, and kept out eyes closed the entire time. I think staying inside the actual B&B might have provided for a different experience. The one we had was fine. We were alone that night, no one else was staying. We got there so late they had to tape our key, and map to the giftshop door. Being there alone can provide for a pretty scary night even if nothing happens! I’ve heard lots of stories, and in 8th grade ( about 10 years ago) I took a tour with our school and know what the supposed background is. It is a great place to stay , and even though nothing happened we made it through the night which alot of other people can not say they have. I’d advise anyone who wanted to stay that it is well worth the money, or even just to take a tour.


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Kellyann says:

June 19, 2009, 1:26 am

Let me know when and I may try and make it. I live about two and half hours away when im staying in louisiana. Luvme22766 at yahoo is a email I can be reached at. Thanks and it is an alternate email so I do not get alot of spam or junk.

Lynn says:

July 16, 2009, 4:05 pm

I have been to the Myrtles several times. A couple tours and actually slept there one night. We didn’t hear anything or see anything frightening when we stayed but it is definitely a creepy place. We are constant visitors to the Myrtles. It’s beautiful.

Beth says:

August 3, 2009, 1:38 am

My husband and I just returned from a pleasant overnight stay where I awoke once to a snoring type noise and went back to sleep. We took a whole roll of film before leaving. When we returned home my daughter looked at the pictures and saw a white figure which appears to be a woman in a white dress on the right side of the front porch. No one was on the porch when I took the picture and no one was allowed on the porch at the time.

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Tammy says:

October 12, 2009, 11:48 pm

I am about to visit the Myrtles, and I can’t wait! I have always wanted to go and it will not be enough for me to go just once; unfortunately, I live NOWHERE near it, so it will be difficult to return, although I’m sure I will!

Rick Garner says:

October 18, 2009, 8:42 pm

Before the Unexplained paranormal investigative team was officially formed, we visited the Most Haunted Place in America:

AMagicalFamily says:

November 22, 2009, 11:22 pm

My daughter has been writing to Chloe the ghost for over 3 years. We finally decided to visit her pen pal. We had a very warm welcome from the staff there. Many knew our story from the beginning. We spent 2 nights there. The first night she heard whispers in her ear, I felt someone rubbing my foot. The second night she and my 24 year old nephew were paralyzed to
their beds and it was very scary. There is no doubt it is haunted. We even caught a face in one
of our photos, during the day, in the top floor of the house.

Tammy says:

November 24, 2009, 9:32 am

I just came back from the Myrtles Plantation. I have wanted to go there for years, and finally had the opportunity. I love the house, and felt like I did not want to leave. We visited twice, but did not get to stay overnight this time. I will be back as soon as I can. I feel a very strong connection to this house, without really knowing why. It feels a little like coming home to me, and that in itself makes me want to keep going back.


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jazmine says:

January 19, 2010, 12:48 pm

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Bambi from Louisiana says:

January 31, 2010, 4:34 pm

I was born, bred, & raised in Louisiana. Never lived anywhere else in my life. I went to the Myrtles with my sister when we were teenagers. I’d heard about that place my entire life, my mama used to tell me the stories all the time. Not to mention reading about it through various books about haunted places. I adored the old house! It was such a modest, small place to be a “plantation” home. I never felt uncomfortable there in the least little bit, althought the hair on the back of my neck stood up when I stood in front of the mirror that had the child’s handprint on it that never goes away. I got a creepy feeling staring at it, but that’s about it. Nothing major happened to me there. I loved it though, I remember thinking that I’d love to stay the night there or live there. I believe in the supernatural, don’t get me wrong, but I never felt anything spooky was going on there. It’s got a great story to it & it’s a beautiful place to visit & be, so for that alone I suggest that anyone who’s curious should definitely go see it…..XoXo

Rick says:

February 7, 2010, 2:28 pm

I`ve been there for a week-in, definitely NOT haunted, only claims that to draw tourists an make money, there are many houses in La. of this nature, some much prettier.

Leigh says:

March 10, 2010, 7:46 pm

We visited The Myrtles about a year and a half ago. We really enjoyed the grounds and the restaurant was great. We stayed in the house, I think the name of the room was the Fannie Williams room (I could be off). We definately felt we were not alone. We hung out with some nice people who were also from Texas. They actually had their bed shake violently! I would not leave the room (to go to the bathroom) without my husband! Will definately return.

Leigh says:

March 10, 2010, 8:07 pm

I forgot to add that our camera’s battery (that we just replaced) kept going out on us on the tour. Very annoying. I made many recordings and videos on my phone on this trip and, alas, it disappeared.

trish says:

March 11, 2010, 1:39 pm

im scare

Tgime72 says:

May 7, 2010, 3:52 pm

I’ve been there a few times and it’s a creepy place. The last time I went I was on the group tor and clearly smelled roses. I was standing by the desk n the ladies lounge. We had been speaking about the gloves and then you could smell roses. Don’t know if anyone else have heard of this but the tour guide was new and it freaked her out too.

Bethany says:

May 26, 2010, 12:36 am

I went to Myrtles Plantation in 8th grade on a field trip. The only thing I saw was the hand prints on the mirror. I had a stomach ache the whole time so I was kind of miserable. I bet I would enjoy it a bit more now.

Debbie says:

June 7, 2010, 5:35 pm

I know several people who when and stayed the night. They all experienced something. Nothing was the same except for the shadow of cloe in the mirror or a light in a picture. My cousin stated that she would recommend everyone to go and stay one night, but she said that she would never stay again. She says that someone/something was massaging her feet and it wasn’t her husband

Stephanie says:

July 3, 2010, 5:30 pm

I hvae been to the Myrtles over 100 times in the past 8 yrs. I can say that it is VERY haunted. I have caught EVP’s, experienced sevaral spirits there and even haunted animals there. I have gotten over 500 photos, of spirits , angels, and spritual beings. So if you are looking to visit a truly haunted home, you must see and experience the MYRTLES!!!!!!

Stephanie says:

July 3, 2010, 5:41 pm

I would like to add, that You do get the feeling that you are going home. I get that feeling, everytime I go. I just don;t want to leave. I live 45 miles from the Myrtles, and have had encounters with Ghost, and Spirits since I was alittle girl. I even have spirits in my home that I caught on camera, and wrote a book about Ghost’s. Its named Angels and Beyond lisited on Rosedog Publishing, If anyone would like to know more about the Myrtles, please feel free to send me and e mail with you interest to

hetty says:

August 22, 2010, 9:48 pm

DANSI, YOU are a LIAR! YOUR NOT related to the “myrtles!” the name myrtles plantation didnt come from a last name!!! it came from the MYRTLE trees on the land. WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE TO LIE!!! GROW UP

rickpaul says:

August 22, 2010, 10:34 pm

:D, there no such things as ghosts, only demons, an yes, they are VERY real………rick

LINDA says:

October 14, 2010, 4:50 pm

I have visited the Myrtle Plantation.When we tour the house we were told not to take pictures. Immediately the hair stood up on the back of my neck I was drawn to a mirror in the dining room and something told me to take a picture so I did. When I got back home I had the pictures developed. The mirror had an image in it a lady sitting in a chair with a little boy standing by her. I mailed a copy to the Myrtle plantation. I never heard a word. No reply. Oh well I still have the negative and the original picture in my photo album makes for a good conversational piece.

DisneyFamily says:

October 14, 2010, 10:39 pm

Hi Linda,

I bet if you sent them an email you would hear back about your picture. They have quite a collection of fun pictures arriving almost daily. We also had a photo of a face in the hallway upstairs with my daughter and Moses and when I asked about it they were sent me a nice email saying that spirits often show up in photos with kids in them. Yours sounds amazing. Our trip to the plantation was a year ago but it feels like yesterday. It was both fun and terrifying all at the same time. Nice that you have a fun photo to remember your time there as well. :)

Alicia (a local) says:

May 23, 2011, 3:45 pm

I live in St. Francisville and have for my entire life and so has my family going back at least 3 generations. The Mrytles is really haunted. I have personally experienced many things there since a child. I came remember one time in particular going there and seeing the ghost of a little girl near the foot bridge going to the guizbo and not knowing she wasnt real till I asked my mother who she was and then she was gone. The mirror has been replaced several times in the house and keeps getting the same markings on them. Strange things happen there and if you are up for the challenge I recommend staying there it will be an experience you never forget

Ariel says:

September 28, 2011, 4:09 pm

I have been there although did not stay, we stayed at Oak Alley Plantation a good drive away. When entering the Myrtles, I got extremely dizzy and the tour guide laughed at me because some women experience that. When walking into the first room (we were the first ones in) so she wanted us to move all the way around the room by a window and I refused, again she laughed at me saying that when people take pictures of that window there is a lady looking out. Creeped me out! haha. I am not one to scare easy. I believe in ghosts and this wasnt the first time I’ve experienced things. I had friends that went and one taunted Chloe and she soon tripped off a walking path and broke her wrist. You decide on that one. Noone is allowed on the front porch yet when pictures were taken there was a man sitting in a rocking chair with a cowboy hat on. In another picture of the house it looked as though kids where playing on the roof by a window. You can make your own assumptions or conclusions but I know what I felt there. I loved it. It is so beautiful there too.

Paige says:

October 18, 2012, 5:30 pm

A few girls and I stayed at the myrtles plantation over night in the coco house. In the day nothing happened, as in we didn’t see or hear any ghost. I did feel really hot when arriving on the property, while driving up. We checked in our cabin and kind of picked and made fun of everything because we didn’t think anything would happen. We scared one of our friend and video taped it. We used the video camera once and it was fully charged and the video we did was only 2 minutes at most. It started to get dark and almost time for the tour of the house , so we all charged our phones so we could take plenty of pictures. We went on the tour and kind of broke the rules by taking pictures in the rooms you are not allowed to take pictures in. In the dining room , my friend loren kept feeling like a small child tugging on her purse. She thought it was me and asked me what i wanted and i had no earthly idea what she was talking about. We never viewed our pictures until after the tour while sitting outside. When viewing them I guess we was expecting ghost to just be very visible on the photos , so we did delete a few( which I regret). After that we left to go get pizza and was thinking of other pranks we could pull. We get back into our cabin , ate pizza, and joked around. It kept feeling like someone was watching us.. I kind of brushed it off because I wasn’t sure if I was the girls next target to prank or if it was ghost. After relaxing a bit we wanted to go explore the property since the workers do leave after the night tour. We grabbed our phones(because stupid us didn’t bring flash lights) and headed out the cabin . One of the girls ran back to grab the camcorder so we can video our adventure but when she turned it on, the fully charged battery was dead. We only used it once and turned it off for later use. We thought that was strange but didn’t freak much about it. We made friends with an older couple there who did have flashlights and we went tour around the property and take silly pictures. While walking around we started talking about what the tour guide said and where a lot of people see the most ghost there. That started to make us freak so we went sit on the porch with the rocking chairs. I was not a breezy night at all.. But once we sat down the fans started turning . I was standing up because the rocking chairs were all taken. I turned around because I heard a noise and an old black man in old clothes walked out the gift shop and never looked at us or waved back when we waved, he just walked away. We thought it was weird because we never heard a car leave after we watched him walk away . That freaked me out enough to make me sit on the ground of the porch. I didn’t really pick a specific spot to sit I just sat next to one of my friends. When I sat , right in front of me was one bluefish/purple color earring. It was pretty but freaked me out. I asked my friend sitting next to,” did you put that there!” and she said,” put what? My drink?” . I could tell she had no clue. I lifted my hand from above the earring and showed her and we all freaked. They all told me I needed to keep it so I could show the workers in the morning and it could be added to the collection of all the one earrings that are also missing. We went back into our cabin around 2am-3am and I didn’t want to sleep holding an earring in my hand( 1 because I was scared to lose it, 2 because if Chloe was coming for it , I didn’t want her coming for me as if I was stealing it from her) there was an empty little bowl on the table as a decoration. I put it there. Once I put it there that was when things started happening. It was literally as if everyone was being hypnotized and everyone was getting really tired. We all thought it would be a good idea to sleep in the living room together instead of seperate rooms. The only one that didn’t sleep in the livingroom was our friend fallyen , who had been asleep in the back room since after we took the tour(she’s a mommy of two toddlers and was taking advantage of getting sleep) so 7 of us were squashed on either the sofas or the mattress we dragged in there. Once everyone found a spot to rest, they were falling asleep quick. The only ones who were up we’re me, Anacia, and Lan . Lan was seconds away to passing out but we kept trying to convince her to stay up. That didn’t work. At 3:36 she was out. Anacia and I were just talking and waiting for stuff to happen. Right when Anacia said that she wished stuff would just happen already , so we could have a story to tell people when we go back home. All of a sudden we heard a little knock on the inside of the teeny tiny closest in the livingroom. It made us scared but not too bad , so we continued talking. The knocking in the closest kept getting louder and louder . I honestly don’t know how any of the girls didn’t wake up from the loud knocking noise. We opened the closest earlier when we first got there just to be noise, since we were staying there, so we knew no one could possibly fit in there to try and prank us. We tried to wake the girls up but they were not having it. We kept talking thinking if we would ignore it , it will go away. That’s a negative. After the loud knocking on the door from inside the closest , we started hearing scratches from inside. That had us shaking! We woke up all the girls in the livingroom and was telling them what happened. As we were we heard light taps from the top window by the table with the bowl and earring. We all looked at the window spooked and Lan asked her sister Heidi if she could borrow her phone since hers was dead. Heidi told her that her phone was also dead and right when she said that the alarm on her phone went off . We all screamed and when someone threw Heidi her phone that was sitting by the tv, and it landed in Heidi’s hands it would shut off again. It was literally so dead you would have to charge the phone for awhile before it would even come on. Heidi threw her phone and was crying because she knew her phone was dead. We all was trying to calm down since we only had an hour left until we could get a free breakfast, so we was trying to stay calm and hold on longer until then. That plan didn’t work. Heidi’s phone did it again and we were all ready to leave. We had to wake up fayllen in the back room and we all packed our bags and left . Heidi, Loren , and I were trying to start the car and waiting for raven and Anacia to lock the door of the cabin with a note why we left . Everyone was in the other vehicle except Anacia and raven ( they wrote the note on the steps) I looked at the window that Loren and I was suppose to stay in and I kind of just glanced but it caught my eye that the windows in the room were swaying back and forth as if they were telling us bye. I never believed in ghost until then. I would definitely do it again but test out another area to sleep at on the plantation property . It was a night to never forget.

Don V says:

November 30, 2012, 4:49 pm

I live a little over an hour north of St Francisville and drive by The Myrtles Plantation often. I plan to take my wife on her birthday next Halloween for a 2 night stay and investigation. Can’t wait!

Marie says:

July 12, 2013, 11:10 pm

My sister, my best friend, and I visited the Myrtles while on our way to Baton Rouge for our EMT exams. It was beautiful, the food was delicious, the staff was amazing, but the tour….the tour was eerie. When we first walked in I was suddenly overcome with the sensation to cough. I quickly fell into a rather long drawn out coughing spell. I excused myself, because my fit was disrupting the tour guide’s introduction. Unable to the obnoxious coughing, I stepped onto the porch. I experienced immediate relief. When I tried to enter again, I began to feel the urge once more. However this time I was able to resist an all out fit. I think this was very strange, and would love to return for another visit.

Bruce Miller says:

October 30, 2013, 10:40 am

I once was at the Plantation and a force held me down on the ground and pantsed me. I was so scared I ran home and never went back for my pants. I lost a nice pair of khakis that day.

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