Happy Friday everyone.
Today’s fantasy: The Myrtles is said to be one of America’s most haunted homes. Since it is also a Bed and Breakfast, you can experience the fright for yourself if you happen to be in St. Francisville, Louisiana, if you can make it through the night, which it seems some guests cannot. The Myrtles, seen below (photo from the This Old House website), was built around 1796 for General David “Whiskey Dave” Bradford.
Architecturally the home is best known for its lace grill work and double dormers, but in the media world and pop culture, the Myrtles is best known for its spirits. Most notably the spirit of a slave named Chloe, who supposedly (but not in reality) poisoned her master’s wife and children by baking oleander leaves (which are highly toxic) into a cake. Still even though Chloe is innocent of the crimes she is accused of, there are plenty other specters to choose from since 10 alleged murders took place and The Myrtles.
Pictured below is the Myrtles at night. (Pictures from nola.com)
Not sure you have what it takes to make it through a night at The Myrtles? Don’t worry! They offer daytime tours, if you’d rather limit your terror to a shorter stint in the day-time hours. Tours are offered everyday from 9 to 5, and if you would like a little more intrigue, they offer mystery tours on Friday and Saturday evenings (but reservations are highly suggested).
Still, one thing is certain: if you love a good ghost tour (I know I do!) or you just can’t get enough antebellum architecture, The Myrtles is the place for you.
That’s all for today, have a lovely weekend.