New Myrtles Plantation Ghost Photos
photos happen in St. Fracsiville's
haunted Myrtles plantation daily.
Myrtles Plantation ghost seen in the
mirror in 2007, St. Francisville,
LA, by Terry Wilson
skeptic is one when faced with the
real handwriting on the wall, claims
that it is nothing more then a forgery."
BY Paul Richard Pollizzi
Knows that the Myrtles plantation
is haunted. The ghost Photos below
were sent to us by a guest in latter
part of last year. The photos which
she called Lady in the window at the
Myrtles, Child in the same window.
This is a photo of the roof top windows
or the garget upstairs window at the
Myrtles On December 2- 3 2007 by Michelle
Brown. We often get photos of ghosts
that many people just want an honest
a variety of other legends surrounding
the Myrtles. The house is reputedly
built over an Indian burial ground,
and the ghost of a young Indian woman
has been reported. During the Civil
War, the house was ransacked by Union
soldiers, and legend claims that three
were killed in the house. Supposedly,
there is (or was) a blood stain in
a doorway, roughly the size of a human
body, that will not (or would not)
come clean. Other legends say that
cleaners have been unable to push
their mop or broom into that space.
However, there is no record of any
Union soldiers having been shot on
the Myrtles property.
A mirror located
in the house supposedly holds the
spirits of Sara Woodruff and two of
her children. According to custom,
mirrors are covered after a death,
but legend says that after the poisoning
of some of the Woodruffs, this particular
mirror was overlooked. The uncovered
mirror reportedly trapped the spirits
of Sara and her children, who are
occasionally seen or leave hand prints
in the mirror. These hand prints may
have been left by workers replacing
the glass or re silvering the mirror.
The plantation is
also reportedly haunted by a young
girl who died in 1868, despite being
treated by a local voodoo practitioner.
She supposedly appears in the room
in which she died, and has been reported
to practice voodoo on people sleeping
in the room. There is also a ghost
who reportedly walks, staggers, or
crawls up the stairs and stops on
the 17th step. Some have said that
this is William Winter, the victim
of the only reported murder in the
house. Alternate versions of his murder
claim he managed to walk or crawl
up the stairs, and collapsed in his
wife's arms on the 17th step. However,
this version of the story is contested.
There have been other reports of odd
sounds, but they generally do not
have legends attached to them.
Website of - The
Myrtles Plantation www.myrtlesplantation.com
National Register Home built by General
David Bradford ..."Whiskey Dave".
Guided History and Mystery Tours offered
Full Service Restaurant - Casual or
11 Bed & Breakfast Rooms
*Wedding and Reception Facilities
Experience Antebellum Splendor in
"One of America's Most Haunted
Plantation, circa 1796, invites you
to step into the past to experience
antebellum splendor. You will see
fine antiques and architectural treasures
of the South and discover why The
Myrtles has been called one of "America's
Most Haunted Homes".
has been featured in New York Times,
Forbes, Gourmet, Veranda, Travel and
Leisure, Country Inns, Colonial Homes,
Delta SKY, and on the Oprah Show,
A & E, The History Channel, The
Travel Channel, The Learning Channel,
National Geographic Explorer, and
GOOD MORNING AMERICA. It was also
featured in The Haunting of Louisiana.
And Also See: REAL
GHOSTS IN THE MIRROR and
Myrtles Plantation, the facts, just
the facts. Also MYRTLES
PLANTATION GHOST PHOTO.
Story And Ghost Photos
For my birthday
my family sent me to stay the night
at the Myrtles. Which is what I have
wanted to do for a very long time
.I admit I am a skeptic when it comes
to ghosts and I didn't really expect
to see anything and I actually didn't
My daughter went
with me and she says she saw something.
(lucky her) Well I took lots of pictures
and downloaded them onto my computer
just to show my family. When I went
back to look at them more closely
I got a shock.In one of the pictures
I am sending, you can just make out
the ghost of the woman my daughter
says sat down next to her(which I
didn't see) in the upstairs window.
In the other picture there is a little
girl looking down at me. Both my daughter
and I looked at that window before
and after I took the picture and I
can promise you no one was at that
window. Please let me know if you
can see them or if it's just wishful
thinking on my part.
window ghost photos by Michelle Brown
AMERICA'S MOST HAUNTED: MYRTLES PLANTATION:
The Myrtles Plantation is an antebellum
plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana,
near Baton Rouge. Listed on the National
Register of Historic Places, the plantation
is a bed and breakfast, and it offers
historical and mystery tours.
and anomalous photos of this particular
roof top window or more then common.
Many have said they see the curtains
move and strange ghostly faces peering
out day and night. A recent tales
says a person died in the upper room
during their haunted stay and now
they are forever trapped in the most
haunted house in America. This story
cannot be confirmed or denied.
you die of fright in a haunted house
says Ghost Hunter Raleigh James of
Louisiana Ghost Chaser your ghost
becomes one of the the lonely souls
forever haunting the locations. James
says his research into this phenomena
is forth coming. he also says that
there may be at least a ghost or two
of others that have died on the grounds
in recent years who also now haunt
legend of Chloe And The Truth
Possibly the most well known of the
Myrtles supposed ghosts, Chloe (sometimes
Cleo) was reportedly a slave owned
by Clark and Sara Woodruff. According
to one story, Clark Woodruff had pressured
or forced Chloe into being his mistress.
Chloe and Clark were caught by Sara
Woodruff, and Chloe began to listen
at keyholes, trying to learn what
would happen to her. Other versions
of the legend have Chloe listening
in at keyholes to learn news of Clark
Woodruff's business dealings or for
other purposes. After being caught,
either by Clark or Sara Woodruff,
one of her ears was cut off, and she
wore a green turban to hide it.
After having her
ear cut off, Chloe supposedly baked
a birthday cake containing oleander
leaves, which are extremely poisonous.
The various legends diverge as to
why she did this, with some saying
she was getting revenge on the Woodruffs
and some saying she was attempting
to redeem her position by curing the
family of the poisoning. According
to the legends, her plan backfired.
Only Sara and her two daughters ate
the cake, and all died from the poison.
Chloe was then supposedly hanged by
the other slaves, either as punishment
or to escape punishment by Clark Woodruff
for harboring her.
The historical record
does not support this legend. There
is no record of the WOODRUFFS owning
a slave named Chloe or Cleo. The legends
usually claim that Sara and her two
daughters were poisoned, but Mary
Octavia survived well into adulthood.
Finally, Sara, James, and Cornelia
Woodruff were not killed by poisoning,
but instead succumbed to yellow fever.
Regardless of the factual accuracy
of the Chloe story, she supposedly
haunts the plantation.
would you like to spend the night--alone--in
the most haunted house in America?
As for the reported
ghost story of Chloe. Recently found
copies of all the slave holdings of
David Bradford, Clark Woodruff and
Ruffin Grey Stirling have no mention
of there ever being a slave named
Chloe being at the Myrtles. This is
not to say she did not exist but the
name is not present anywhere to be
found. The courthouse records clearly
state that David Bradford his wife
Elizabeth, William Drew Winter, Sarah
Woodruff and the two children did
all die at the Myrtles Plantation
house. As did also many slaves and
workers who also lived and worked
on the property over the many years.
And these are the people who I believe
do haunt the magnificent Myrtles Plantation
house and it's beautiful grounds.
Court archives in
St. Francisville fail to substantiate
the existence of "Chloe"
(Frank 2001; Williams 2003). Although
there are variants (as folklorists
say) of the Chloe tale, most do not
seem to be evidence of any longstanding
tradition. Instead, they appear to
result from the mere garbling of details
by careless writers. For instance
Hauck (1996), apparently following
Roberts (1995), gives Chloe's name
as "Cleo." (I suspect Chloe
was spelled by someone as Cloe, then
"corrected" by another to
Up until the late 70’s when
the house was purchased by a couple
from California, there were no reported
stories of ghosts haunting the empty
halls at The Myrtles. It wasn’t
to long after they moved in that all
the stories we hear today started.
There have been several owners since,
and the Ghost stories just continue
The house itself
is a broad, low, rambling frame mansion
with a clapboard exterior and was
built in two halves. The first half,
which was built in 1796, forms the
western six bays of the main facade.
These were increased in size due to
mid-19th-century restoration, when
the house also received a southward
extension that almost doubled its
size. The unusually long gallery is
supported by an exceptional cast-iron
railing of elaborate grape-cluster
design. It is the interior detailing,
however, which is perhaps the most
important feature of the Myrtles Plantation.
HAUNTED MIRROR GHOSTS PHOTOS ARE REALLY
ARE THEY NOT?
just might want to see more proof!
WHO IS MORE THEN JUST FACINATED BY
THE LARGE ORNATE MIRROR IN THE VERY
REAL HAUNTED PLANTATION SAYS SOMETHING
DRAWS HIM TO RESEARCH THE STRANGE
MIRROR'S MANY GHOSTLY IMAGES.
SpOoky when you see the grand haunted
mirror in the hall says Dale Eckers.
"Soon as I took a photo I though
I knew I had a ghost in the image."
"The face seeme to be of a skull."
Said Eckers. (REAL GHOST PHOTO IMAGE
huge chest is said to be haunted also
and many times people say they hear
something strange moving around inside."
" Many EVP's have been recorded
just bly leaving a recorder on top
of it." Voices of real ghosts
from it have been know to say things
only in French Creole."
Myrtles haunted mirror says, Eckers
is not part of the original homes
furnishings he states. And he also
believes that stories of it being
cursed by the great Voodoo - Hoodoo
Queen Marie Laveau or that it had
been the original property of New
Orleans first female serial Killer
Delphine Lalaurie. In the photo below
you can see a woman and childs ghosts.
"The ghost appear in the image
near the bust in the reflection."
Said Eckers. " These to me or
the best prof that ghosts are haunting
the Myrtles Plantation day and night."
was told that if you are allowed to
se the back of the mirror which is
rare you will find that there are
strange voodoo hoodoo markings etched
int to the frame." "That
was told to me by the tour guide in
secret." Said Eckers. "
The original owners are said to have
told her that when the new glass was
put in 7 years ago." "For
the truth to come out when the glass
is changed like it is every 10 year
to stop the curse from effecting the
lives of the owners, and the real
truth will be documented."
Website of - The
Myrtles Plantation www.myrtlesplantation.com
the great New Orleans ghost hunter
and writer Kalila Smith investigated
The most haunted house in America
She said that Lalarie Haunted the
great plantaion." " And
her source was from the mirror."
The Tour Guide told me in private."
She said that that night not so long
ago really effected Smith and she
believes she has never again visited
since that day.!"
artificate in the home might also
have been once of the Lalaurie estate.
Many believe the New Orleans Queen
of mean once hid herself in the Myrtles
Planrtation to getaway from those
that wanted to lynch her." "Whatever
the real truth is it might just come
out one day."
connection between the Two Most haunted
houses in America seem to be both
in Louisiana." "And the
ghosts of Lalaurie might just haunt
both the Lalaurie Mansion and The
Mytles." Said Eckers. "
Many often describe the ghosts as
being thin and dark eyed and sad."
"And this fits Lalaurie's description
to a tee."
note: Eckers believes that his Myrtles
Plantation Ghost Mirror Photos are
the best and most real to exisit.
His scientific method of getting them
he states is his secret alone.
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are the most important things to
be careful of when experimenting
with taking ghost photographs:
1.Make sure that you have nothing
protruding in front of the camera
lens. Know where your camera strap
is at all times! Notice how many
so-called "ghost photos"
that you see look like camera straps
or like a finger.
2. Be sure that your lens is clean
and covered when not in use.
3. Make sure that the weather is
cooperating with your photographs.
By this, I mean make sure that it
is not raining or snowing. Round
balls of glowing light that are
photographed during a rain storm
are not exactly overwhelming proof
of the supernatural.
4. Make sure that conditions are
not damp, promoting moisture on
your camera lens.
5. Be sure to point the camera away
from reflective surfaces when using
a flash. Avoid mirrors and windows
in a house and polished tombstones
when shooting at night in a cemetery.
The light from the flash bouncing
off this surface can refract back
onto your camera lens and create
"orbs" that are not of
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and many
other famous people worked together
to debunk fakes. The Society for
Psychical Research was founded in
1882. Some of the original members
were the poet Tennyson, Prime Minister
Gladstone, the scientist J.J.Thomson
(discoverer of the electron), Mark
Twain, William James, Lewis Carroll,
John Ruskin, and Sir Oliver Lodge.
and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln
and the ghost of Abraham Lincoln."
Between 1920 and 1930. The American
Variety Stage: Vaudeville and Popular
Entertainment, 1870-1920, Library
Houdini was a well known debunker
of fake mediums and spiritualists.
His interest began after the death
of his mother, Cecilia Weiss.
Because of his background as an
illusionist, he recognized the techniques
of mediums who claimed to have contacted
the spirit world. Houdini became
a crusader against these charlatans
who bilked grieving families of
their money. He frequently attended
seances in disguise in order to
expose the mediums.
Houdini who could wriggle out of
almost any situation knew every
trick in the book. Margery, an American
medium, claimed she could summon
ghosts with the help of her dead
brother, Walter. The day Houdini
locked her in a wooden box, she
couldn't summon a single ghost.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator
of the famous Sherlock Holmes character,
was a contemporary and admirer of
Houdini's. Ironically, Doyle was
known for the logical explanations
in the Holmes stories, yet he believed
that Houdini's escapes and illusions
were a supernatural phenomena.
These Real Ghost Photos?
1959 Mable Chinnery went to the
cemetery to visit the grave of her
mother, as any devoted daughter
is apt to do. She took some photos
of the gravesite and then turned
and took this picture of her husband
sitting alone in the car's passenger
seat. The film was developed and
this came out: somebody sitting
in the backseat wearing glasses,
clear as day. Mrs. Chinnery swore
that the "backseat driver"
was none other than her own mother...
whose gravesite she was standing
next to when she took the picture.
photos are they definitive proof?
Of course not, since photos and
recordings can be hoaxed, and many
are open to interpretation. But
the photos in this article, are
considered to be authentic; that
is, not deliberately hoaxed or fabricated
digitally. The compelling aspect
of these photos is that, like the
ghost or spirit phenomenon itself,
they happened spontaneously. The
photographers were not trying to
take pictures of ghosts. Rather,
the photos were taken and quite
unexpectedly, the apparitions were
photo was taken in 1936 at Raynham
Hall in Norfolk, England, by two
photographers of Country Life magazine.
Raynham Hall was long reputed to
be haunted by the ghost of Lady
Dorothy Townshend, who died in 1726.
The ghost had been seen on many
occasions throughout the years when
it was spotted descending these
stairs by the Country Life photographers,
who quickly took a snapshot. This
is considered by many to be the
most highly regarded and reputable
one became fairly well known after
it was released in December of 2003.
Hampton Court, near London, was
one of Henry VIII's favorite hangouts
(it's because of him that Anne Boleyn
is now a headless ghost roaming
the Tower of London). A fire door
inside the castle kept being opened
when no one was supposed to be around.
Guards checked the security cameras'
videotape... and spotted this figure
in period costume walking through
the door. Castle personnel swear
they don't know who did this, noting
that they don't even have a costume
that looks like this. Security was
concerned about a fire exit that
was often found open and checked
the footage to find this ethereal
figure opening and then closing
the doors. The figure appears to
be wearing long, flowing robes,
and could be a woman - maybe King
Henry's 3rd wife, Jane Seymour who
died on the premises shortly after
giving birth. This footage was taken
in December, 2003.
Jackson was a mechanic in the Royal
Air Force in World War I. Freddy
Jackson's squadron served onboard
the H.M.S. Daedalus. Freddy Jackson
was killed in 1919 when an airplane
propeller hit him. Two days later
when the squadron assembled for
a group photo, Freddy Jackson faithfully
showed up, grinning behind the ear
of a fellow comrade. Guess nobody
bothered to tell Freddy Jackson
that he was dead. His face was widely
recognized in this photo by members
of the squadron.