Spooks of Myrtles Plantation

Handprints in mirrors and women in white, hangings, murder and secrets-the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana has all these things and more. Tourists flock to the site every year, searching for ghosts and apparitions, lured by the house’s colorful and questionable history. The Myrtles Plantation, touted as one of the most haunted homes in the world, was built in 1796, by General David Bradford. The massive antebellum plantation is the home of twelve … [Read more...]

Legend of Jack-O-Lantern

As Halloween approaches, more and more jack-o-lanterns will appear in your neighborhood. You'll see them in windows, on doorsteps, along porch railings, atop fence posts, even on rooftops. Some jack-o-lanterns are large and some are small; some are elaborate and some are simple; some are frightening and some are funny. One thing they all have in common is their origin in the folktale of Stingy Jack. Stingy Jack, the story goes, lived in Ireland a long time ago, before … [Read more...]