ParaPedia - Encylopedia of the Paranormal, Bizarre, Mysterious, & the Unexplained

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Photo of Cloe at Myrtles Plantation

Definition: This photo is said to show Chloe, once a slave on the Myrtles Plantation, standing just to the right of the column in the center of the photo. Legend says Chloe became mistress of Myrtles' owner Judge Clarke Woodruff, poisoned his wife and children, and was hung from a tree on the property.

 

The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, La., is described on its official Web site as "one of America's most haunted houses." But just who or what is responsible for all the haunting?

The best-known Myrtles Plantation ghost story is that of Chloe, a slave on the plantation in the early 19th century. As the legend goes, Chloe became the mistress of plantation owner Judge Clarke Woodruff. Fearing that she was losing his affection, she baked a cake for his daughter's birthday, adding a small amount of poison in an attempt to sicken the children just enough that she could miraculously nurse them back to health and therefore be assured of her master's continued attentions. Of course, the plan went horribly awry. According to legend, two children and their mother died of the poison, and Chloe was quickly found out and consequently hanged from a tree on the plantation.

Today, Chloe is said to appear frequently between two trees outside the home, and she is credited with many mysterious goings-on inside, from misplaced earrings to moving furniture. However, historians have questioned whether she ever truly existed. At the very least, the story of the poisoned children is untrue, as the deaths of the children (and their mother, one year earlier) from yellow fever are well documented.

Fortunately for visitors, there's plenty of other paranormal activity at the Myrtles Plantation. According to the American Hauntings Web site, the home's then-owner Frances Myers claimed in 1987 to have been awakened suddenly by an old black woman wearing a green turban and a long dress. The woman stood silently beside the bed holding a metal candlestick in her hand. Myers pulled the covers over her head and screamed, then slowly looked out to find that the apparition had vanished. Other residents and visitors have reported seeing children playing on the veranda or floating outside the window of a game room, and the grand piano on the first floor plays by itself, stops when someone comes into the room and plays again when they leave.

Collections:

Famous Ghost Photos

 

Related Categories:

| Farm Ghost | The Freddy Jackson Ghost | The Ghost of Robert A. Ferguson | The House of Seven Gables | San Antonios Railroad Crossing Ghost | The Ghost of Boothill Cemetery | The Brown Lady Ghost | The Back Seat Ghost | The Vacation Party Ghost | Madonna of Bachelors Grove | Godfathers Pizza Ghost | Decebal Hotel Ghost | Ghost in the Burning Building Fake | The Tulip Staircase Ghost | The Lord Combermere Ghost | Specter of Newby Church | Sefton Church Ghost | Phantom Pilot Photo | Ghost in the Choir Loft | Picture of Grandpas Ghost | Ghostly Grip | Haunted Bureau Ghost Picture | Picture of Cemetery Ghost Baby | The Watcher | Coventry Spectre Ghost Picture | Pink Lady of Greencastle | Ghost of White Lady of Worstead Church | Electric Chair Ghost picture | Winchester Cathedral Monks |

Resources:

  external linkTop 10 Famous Hauntings: Games & More: TLC

 

db#795

What are your thoughts?

 

 

Copyright © 2018, PANICd.com - A division of DNS Technology Consultants, Inc.
Follow Us of Facebook Follow Us of Twitter Follow Us of YouTube Follow Us of Pinterest Read our Blog Subscribe to our Feed