The Myrtles Plantation in St. Francisville, Louisiana is known far and wide for being one of the most haunted places in the world.

Recently, a tour group at The Myrtles Plantation got a little more than they bargained for when something shoved a statue, causing it to crash down onto the floor, almost slamming into the people in the group.

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Is The Myrtles Plantation Really Haunted?

The Myrtles Plantation, often referred to as one of America's most haunted houses, is a historic home and former antebellum plantation located in St. Francisville, Louisiana.

Built in 1796 by General David Bradford, it is reputedly the site of numerous paranormal events and ghost stories. The house is a typical example of Southern architecture from that era, featuring a large wraparound porch and an elegant French Creole style.

Several ghosts are rumored to haunt the Myrtles Plantation. One of the most famous is the ghost of Chloe, a slave girl who allegedly poisoned two of the Stirling family's children.

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Legend says Chloe was caught eavesdropping on family matters and, as punishment, her ear was cut off.

To gain back trust, she attempted to make the family ill with a dose of oleander so mild that she could nurse them back to health and redeem herself.

Unfortunately, the dose was too strong, killing two children. She was then reportedly lynched by her fellow slaves.

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In a new video posted to Facebook by The Myrtles Plantation, visitors got quite a shock as they moved through the foyer of the house.

From The Myrtles Plantation Via Facebook -

"When you see it 👀 …….

Talk about 'unexplained!'

You never know what might happen on a daytime history tour at @the_myrtles!!"

As the tour group begins to walk through the foyer into another room in the house, something happens that causes a bust in front of the famous haunted mirror to fall, crashing down on the floor, almost hitting a couple of the guests.

Myrtles Plantation Statue Falls
Screen Cap Via Myrtles Plantation

This video is particularly interesting for quite a few reasons.

As many pointed out on Facebook, this could have easily been rigged so that when someone steps on a certain spot on the floor it causes a floorboard to move, which could cause a shift making the bust fall.

Curiously, when the man in the blue shirt and hat steps on the floor, the bust moves at the exact same time.

Other people pointed out that someone could have banged on the wall behind the bust to cause it to fall.

However, would a cheap trick like this really be worth hurting a guest and causing a potential lawsuit?

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As you can see and hear when the bust falls, it's pretty heavy.

If it had fallen on that man's foot, it could have easily broken it.

Also, what if a child got hit by the falling statue and was seriously injured?

What if the bust fell and hit a baby in a stroller?

Certainly, being known as one of the most haunted houses in the world has its monetary benefits, but it just honestly doesn't make any sense that the people at The Myrtles would rig something like this up just to get some publicity.

The risk far outweighs the benefits. No business on earth would risk intentionally and knowingly putting customers in harm's way.

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So, that leaves us with two possible explanations for what we see in this video.

1. There is actually an association with the floorboards in front of the mirror and the bust falling, albeit an unintentional association. Interestingly, dozens of tour groups walk through the foyer all day long, but suddenly during this tour, the movement of the floorboards caused the bust to fall.

2. The other explanation is that this is...paranormal activity caught on video.

Watch the video below and let us know what you think is really going on.

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