Have you heard about the White Witch of Rose Hall? It has the makings of a ghost story?
Rose Hall is an eighteenth century plantation manor house on the island of Jamaica not to far from Montego Bay. Rose Hall is known by the locals to be haunted.
Yet, when we visited all we heard was the breeze blowing through the windows and the creaking of old floor boards. We did not see any ghosts. That may have been because we visited during the daytime. The reason the house was built where it stands has to do with the spectacular views of the ocean.
It is said that the ghost of Annee Palmer roams the plantation grounds of Rose Hall. She was born in Haiti to an English mother and an Irish father. However, her parents passed away from yellow fever. It was then that she was adopted by her nanny who taught her voodoo and witchcraft. She married John Palmer, the owner of Rose Hall Plantation, and moved to Jamaica. Where Annee murdered John, two following husbands, and several male plantation slaves. She finally met her doom when she was murdered by her slave lover named Takoo. Some say she got what she deserved others say she still refuses to believe she has died and is watching over the plantation today.