Details of Haunted Place :
The Plantation Where Ghosts Lurk
Built in 1794, the Myrtles Plantation is one of the oldest sites in Louisiana. This plantation was first owned by General David Bradford, who was involved in the Whiskey Rebellion of 1799. Since that time, the plantation has been owned by numerous owners, most of which who have reported a series of ghosts, 12 in number by most counts, that inhabit the house. It is reported that 10 murders have happened in this house, none more well-known than that of Chloe.
Chloe was a slave owned by Clark Woodruff at the plantation early in its history. Not only was she the mistress of Woodruff, but after listening through keyholes and learning of the business dealings of Woodruff, she had one of her ears cut off. In retaliation, she baked a birthday cake that contained poisonous oleander leaves and served it. Unfortunately, only the daughters of Woodruff ate the cake, both of whom died. According to legend, Chloe was hanged by the other slaves who feared punishment. To this day, many report seeing a woman with a green turban (as Chloe wore to hide her deformed ear) on the plantation.
Other ghosts reported at the plantation include a young Indian woman, three Civil War soldiers whose blood is said to forever stain the doorway of the home. A young girl who died in 1868 is said to haunt the home and there is a ghost who walks, staggers and crawls up the stairs to the 17th step and no further.
This is a place where the dead still walk and a place where murder and violence has been the norm for over 200 years.