Don’t believe in ghosts? A new report from ABC News affiliate WGNO done from Myrtles Plantation in southern Louisiana might change your mind.
Reporter Vanessa Bolano was visiting the plantation, which is considered one of the most haunted buildings in the world and is said to house 12 spirits, for a story that will air Friday, when a ghost-like white cloud darts from her left shoulder toward the top of the screen. She was in the French room, which some say is the most haunted room in the house.
“So we went to St. Francisville and visited the Myrtles Plantation, and while I’m back at the station reviewing our video, I noticed we may have captured one of the Myrtles’ supernatural residents fly through my standup,” she said in the video above.
The plantation is reminiscent of the mythical Old South, and its majestic, rolling grounds stretch toward the Mississippi River and include oak and myrtle trees, Louisiana irises, wild turkey, deer, and other plant and animal life. Visitors can take tours, stay in the plantation’s bed and breakfast, eat at its restaurant, and even get married there. It was built in 1796.
The ghost stories associated with the house include one about a slave named Chloe who poisoned the plantation owner’s wife and two daughters, another about Union soldiers who killed three people, another about a girl who died of illness after being treated with voodoo, and another about a man, William Winter, who was shot and killed while he stood on the plantation’s porch.
The murder of Winter is the only Myrtles Plantation killing backed up by historical evidence.