Are you brave enough to stay the night at the haunted
Myrtles Plantation? I did. Join me as I talk about
the exciting stops on my summer vacation through the south, here in
the US. Other paranormal spots included the King's
Tavern in Natchez, MS, Oak Alley
Plantation, and the Lalaurie Mansion in
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In this episode:
- A quick summary of this episode!
- Leaving St. Louis for Lamberts Cafe in Sikeston, MO
- Stayed the night at the Hilton Memphis (Sorry,
- We arrived in the beautiful and historic
Natchez, MS. View the photos I took around the city in my
Natchez album on Flickr.
- King’s Tavern — Featured on Ghost Adventures in Season 7, episode
18 from 2013. Kings Tavern is the oldest standing building in the
Mississippi Territory and Natchez and its history goes all the way
back to 1769. 3:36
- Plan B and stumbling into a beautiful surprise!
- Dinner at the historic Bowie’s Tavern — We
talked to some residents who recommended we have dinner at Bowie’s
Tavern, which is on Broadway in Natchez. And they made a great
choice for us. Good food and really nice people. The historic
building overlooks the Mississippi river and was originally a
cotton warehouse. They also proudly display a mahogany bar that was
built around 1880. They also have lodging on the upper floor with a
view of the river! 5:04
- The mysterious and unique grave of Florence Irene
Ford (Sept 3, 1861 - Oct 30, 1871), who died of yellow fever at the
age of 10. This grave was constructed with a set of open concrete
stairs that descend next to what would be the head of Florence’s
body, with the headstone above. Learn more about this grave at
- Before leaving Natchez, we toured the Monmouth Mansion (built in 1818) and the beautiful gardens and
small cemetery that surrounds it. Check out my Monmouth Mansion
photo album on Flickr.
- The Myrtles Plantation (built
circa. 1796) in St. Francisville, LA — If you are as big of a
paranerd as I am, you’ve probably seen the Ghost Hunters
investigation of Myrtles from way back in 2005, episode 1 of their
2nd season. You’ve also probably seen the The Ghost
Adventures crew investigate the place just last year in season
9, episode 2. 10:46
- The lovely Miss Hester
- Some audio with a little bit of the atmosphere of
the haunted Myrtles Plantation.
- The Myrtles Plantation Tour
- Some of the legends of the Myrtles
- The ghost of Chloe — Probably the biggest legend of
the Myrtles. Chloe was supposedly the slave closest to the Woodruff
family, who purchased the home in 1820 and remodeled it. Was she
Mr. Woodruff’s mistress? Did she poison Mrs. Woodruff, along with
Cornelia and James, two of the children? Was one of her ears cut
off? And was she hung from a nearby tree?
- The nursery, or the “Ruffin Stirling Room”, which is
where we stayed for the night. The two children, Cornelia and James
Woodruff, were apparently taken to this room, where they later
- Kate, Cleo, Voodoo, and other deaths at the Myrtles.
- More about the “terrifying” bed shaking experiences
that have been reported in the nursery/Ruffin Stirling Room.
- Before bed we tried to reach out to any of the
spirits of the Myrtles by conducting an EVP, Spirit Box, and Ouija
session in the nursery. 23:06
- Who changed the track on my recorder while we were
- More audio of me touring the grounds of the Myrtles,
including the pond and cabins around the back of the property.
- View my Myrtles Plantation photo album on
- Our visit to Grace Cemetery and the Grace Episcopal
Church in St. Francisville, LA. You can find the Grace Cemetery
photo album on Flickr.
- The beautiful and reportedly haunted Oak Alley Plantation in
Vacherie, LA. It’s one of the more popular plantations. In fact,
you’ve probably seen it in photos or even as the Hollywood backdrop
of a movie or two. It was featured in Season 4, episode 19 of
Ghost Hunters in 2008. The rows of 300 year old oak trees
are breath taking. Check out my Oak Alley Plantation album on
- Heading to New Orleans and the overwhelming
heaviness or anxiety that I was feeling.
- Our spectacular dinner and experience at the
- Incense, sage, tarot cards, and my mom’s visit to
shops (Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo and
Reverend Zombie’s House of Voodoo)!
- On the way out the French Quarter, mom dropped me
off at the Lalaurie Mansion. Hopefully you remember my interview
with Victoria Cosner Love, who authored the book on Madame Delphine
Lalaurie, the real life murderess portrayed in American Horror
Story: Coven. If not, you can check out
7 of the podcast from August 6, 2014.
- What’s the opposite of the French Quarter in New
Orleans? Long Beach, MS, which was the last leg of our trip. Long
Beach is not far from Gulf Port, MS. We stayed at the
Express for a few nights.
- On our first night we had dinner at Shaggy’s right on the
beach near Gulfport. 39:26
- The Papa Johns delivery guy in Long Beach is a
fellow podcast nerd! 39:49
- Shout Outs! Thanks, StevenXm and American Ghoul for
your iTunes reviews, and Tracy for the spooctacular photo and the
- What’s coming up next week?
- This week’s blooper — a visit from my four-legged
son Meril, who was apparently very thirsty!
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