History Of Haunted Houses

History Of Haunted Houses

Every town, every city will have people where people would often discuss about haunted places and haunted houses. While some of the stories of such haunted houses were just abandoned or there are others which have a long record of supernatural things happening.

One such haunted house is the Myrtles Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana. The Myrtles got featured in magazines like the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Life, Family Circle, Southern Living, and Life. In fact, the U.S. Tourist Bureau has listed it as an authentic haunted house and there are many people who would know it as one of the most haunted houses in America.

It was built in the year 1796 by General David Bradford, and what followed after was very tragic. General Bradford then sold off the house to Clarke Woodruff, who was actually his son-in-law. Clark Woodruff had kept a house slave whose name was Cloe. Once, Cloe was caught listening to a private conversation secretly. Enraged by it, Woodruff had one of ears cut off. In order to get vengeance and get her job back, Cloe executed her plan by adding poisonous oleander flower to the birthday cake, belonging to the eldest daughter in the family. She wanted them fall sick and that she would be called back for nursing them back to health. However, what happened was completely different from what she had planned.

Woodruff did not eat any cake, but his wife and both of his daughters did, due to which they died. When the other slaves in the house came to know about the truth, they brought her outside the house and hanged her. Apparitions of Cloe can be seen by guests in house and also captured on film sometimes.

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