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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Louisiana Plantations - The Myrtles

 The Myrtles Plantation is said to be one of America's most haunted homes. Built in 1796 by General David Bradford there are many tragedies surrounding the house (originally called Laurel Grove). Like many of the families living in plantation homes along the river, some died of yellow fever or typhoid and in 1871 William Winter was shot on the porch by an unknown assailant. The Myrtles is now run as a Bed & Breakfast establishment. Guided tours are conducted on the ground floor of the main house and Mystery Tours on Friday and Saturday evenings.
One of the mysteries is a mirror. Although the glass has been replaced many times hand prints and other suspicious marks show. On Prairie Ghosts it is suggested that the marks may be on the wood backing and when a flash is used the marks show up through the mirror.

Each plantation has different rules on photography - The Myrtles allows pictures of the exterior and hallway only.



K9friend said...

Spooky stuff! I must say the house is beautiful.

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Joanne said...

neat. So, are you gathering info for a new series? Louisiana is certainly rich