12/10/17

Ghost Photo: Chloe the Killer Slave

Taken at the famous Myrtles Plantation in Louisiana, the photo above allegedly shows the ghost of a killer slave named Chloe. But is it real?

According to popular legend, a slave named Chloe baked an oleander-laced cake and poisoned three members of the prominent Woodruff family: Sarah, the lady of the plantation, and her two daughters, Mary and Cornelia. However, there’s just one problem. There’s no evidence a slave named Chloe ever existed, and the three victims didn’t die of poisoning. One daughter survived well into adulthood, while her sister and mother succumbed to yellow fever.

Like many famously haunted locations, the ghost origin story at the Myrtles Plantation is completely fasle. As for the photo, to me it appears someone took a historical image of a slave and placed into the background of this image.

What do you think?

09/10/13

Ghost Photo of the Day: Myrtles Mirror Ghost

ghost pic myrtles plantation

Here’s another eerie pic from the infamous Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA. A reader writes:

“In November 2012, I visited the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville and snapped a picture of a mirror next to a staircase in the house. 

 If you look closely, there’s a series of smudges in the mirror that very closely resemble a woman’s face. The smudges were present on the mirror when I took the picture, but when I looked back at the picture later the next day, the face became very apparent to me. Now I can’t unsee it.

What’s your opinion? This was taken with my iPhone, with no outside light and no editing.”

The antique mirror has quite the reputation. Legend has it a slave named Chloe poisoned her master’s wife and daughters and that the murdered family now appears in the mirror’s glass. Some say the tortured souls also leave hand prints that no amount of cleaning can remove.

Do you see a face in the photo posted above? The face (or smudges/warps) in the glass also appear in this picture.

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02/27/13

The Haunted Mirror at Myrtles Plantation

haunted myrtles plantation mirrorPaintings aren’t the only inanimate objects plagued by the paranormal. Mirrors have long had a reputation for connecting the world of the living to the world of the dead, including a 200-year-old mirror at the infamously haunted Myrtles Plantation.

The Ghostly Mirror at The Myrtles Plantation
The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, LA bills itself as “one of America’s most haunted homes.” Though dozens of legends surround the historic property, the tale of the haunted mirror is one of the most famous.

According to popular legend, a slave named Chloe baked an oleander-laced cake and poisoned three members of the prominent Woodruff family: Sara, the lady of the plantation, and her two daughters. Some say Chloe purposely killed the family, while others insist she only meant to make them ill. In any event, Sara and the children died and are now trapped inside the old mirror, or so the stories go.

Visitors at the 217-year-old plantation report seeing handprints on the glass, prints allegedly belonging to the slain Woodruffs. Strange “drip” marks also run the length of the mirror, and no amount of cleaning can remove the residue. Visitors have also spotted figures in old-fashioned clothing lurking inside the mirror’s warped glass.

Though something strange may be going on with the mirror, it’s probably not Sara or her daughters. Despite the legend of a murderous slave named Chloe, plantation records show no record of a slave by that name and one of the Woodruff daughters survived well into adulthood. The other daughter perished from yellow fever, as did Sara Woodruff.

Is the Myrtles Plantation mirror truly haunted? Or are people letting their imagination get the best of them?

The Ghost in the Mirror - Picture of The Myrtles Plantation, Saint Francisville
This photo of The Myrtles Plantation is courtesy of TripAdvisor

02/12/13

Ghost Picture of the Day: Haunted Mirror at The Myrtles Plantation

haunted mirror myrtles plantation

An antique mirror at the famously haunted Myrtles Plantation has quite the reputation. Legend has it a slave poisoned the wife and children of the plantation’s former owner and that the murdered family appears in the mirror’s glass. Some say the tortured souls also leave hand prints that no amount of cleaning can remove. Is the blurred figure in the photo above a member of the poisoned family?

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