Thursday, October 31, 2013

Haunted History at Rosswood Plantation

 
 
 
If you read the post below you know we took a trip to Rosswood Plantation.... 
Built in 1857 by Dr. Walter Wade.......... 
 
 


This is Ms. Jean Hylander our wonderful host and Mistress of Rosswood since 1974..
This...is the haunted bedroom we occupied. I awoke at 2:45 Am to visit the potty room. Notice the TV to the right of the bed, it has a Direct TV box below it that illuminates the room with blue light. As you come around the bed from the right, there is a dresser directly against the wall in front of this bed. The bathroom door is across from the sofa on the left. As I came upon the dresser I saw a full bodied apparition of a woman in the mirror. She was standing between the sofa and bed looking toward the mirror. I turned around toward the sofa to look and she vanished ! She was in Victorian dress with dark hair piled on top of her head. She appeared to be late 30s-early 40s in age. I'm not the first to see her but it is not clear who she may be. Ms. Jean thinks it may be Mabella Wade whom the house was built for. I think her clothes come from a later period than Mabella. Maybe more late 1800s- early 1900s. At that period a woman named Mary Elizabeth Davis Mitchell Hamer lived in the house. She was the niece of Jefferson Davis CSA and reported to be his favorite niece whom he addressed as Liz..............


 
 
We loved sitting on this upstairs balcony with its awesome views!

 
 
This is the downstairs parlor. I was sitting on this sofa talking to Ms. Jean when Eric came downstairs from his afternoon nap. When I asked him if he had a good nap he replied;

" yes, till those little girls in the room in back of ours got to giggling "....  Ms. Jean and I looked at each other because we both knew that the 3 of us.... were the only 3 people in the house! We learned Eric is one of many who have heard the giggling girls in that room.

 
Ms. Jean with what may be the best cook in Mississippi....Miss Peggy !!
 
 
 
 
What's a great trip without meeting new friends!! This is George & Vicky from Atlanta, GA. They were awesome company on our history trip, talking on the balcony and great companions in the dining room..........
 
Happy Haunted Halloween...............

3 comments:

Vicki Lane said...

What a beautiful place! And ghosts as well! Just perfect!

Midlife Roadtripper said...

Didn't that freak you out - seeing the woman in the mirror? I don't think I could handle that.

Long time since I've visited. Glad to see you are still writing and sharing. Enjoyed it.

Melissa Miles said...

Wow! Now I can't wait for April to get here!