Thursday, December 13, 2012

ABC Reporter captures ghost at Myrtles Plantation (video)

Vanessa Bolano was putting a show together about the Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, La., for ABC-affiliate WGNO.
Reporter Vanessa Bolano was putting together a story highlighting the history of the Myrtles Plantation when she saw what she believes may have been a ghost.

The plantation, now a bed-and-breakfast, has reportedly witnessed visits from historical figures.
“We wanted to highlight the history of the plantation … so it’s sort of interesting that we brought this find back,” Bolano told the Daily News, referring to the peculiar image her cameraman recorded in the French Room.
“This thing flew threw quickly,” said Bolano. “We have the ability to go through frame by frame. …

In one of the frames, when you stop it, it looks like the profile of a woman’s face.”

Skeptics would dismiss the image as clearly being a bit of dust or a bug, but believers in paranormal activity think otherwise.
Mark Leonard, who has worked as a plantation tour guide for the past 18 months, told the Daily News that Bolano’s footage is “fascinating” but “not uncommon.”

Myrtles Plantation
 “Every weekend since I’ve been here,” Leonard said, “we have stories of people having encounters with the paranormal.”
The Myrtles Plantation is a now a bed-and-breakfast with 50 guests every weekend. Leonard says that people have seen ghosts or household objects move around by themselves.

Some even say spirits pulled them from bed in the middle of the night.
Leonard also said that spirits appear in guests’ photographs frequently.
“I’ve seen hundreds of photographs taken by our guests and I’ve seen videos taken by our guests where you see actual historical figures showing up in the background,” he said.
Gen. David Bradford built the plantation house in 1796 after fleeing from George Washington’s Army for his central role in the Whiskey Rebellion.
 The house is listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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