Living Among The Dead: Ardoyne Plantation

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SCHRIEVER, La. (WGNO) - Today on our series,  "Living Among the Dead," we're heading to meet a loud ghost in Schriever.

The resident ghost at Ardoyne Plantation is called Uncle Benny. Uncle Benny didn't get along with Grandmother Margaret, who lived in the plantation home. The story goes that Uncle Benny came to visit one day, and Grandmother Margaret hid his boots upstairs where he couldn't find them. This made him very angry, as there are over 20 rooms in the house, and he looked in all of them!

Susan Shaffer told us that Uncle Benny passed away in 1942, and that's when people started hearing footsteps upstairs, all through the night. Susan and her husband moved into the house in 2008, and she decided to remedy the problem. Upon going in the attic she found two pairs of boots, and she brought them down to the office. Ever since then there have been no reports of footsteps upstairs.

Susan Shaffer says, "We like to think that Uncle Benny is happy he found his boots and is now residing in the office."


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