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Uncommon Envy: Missing Out on the Ghosts and Spirits at Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

Uncommon Envy: Missing Out on the Ghosts and Spirits at Rose Hall Great House, Jamaica

The most notoriously haunted address in all of the West Indies, Rose Hall Great House, lived up to the hype, at least in appearance, when I visited here a little more than two years ago.

Storm clouds rolled in as if on-cue as I approached the tall wrought-iron gates at the head of the drive up to the mansion for a quick photo-op during the early-afternoon hours. It had been scorching-hot to that point in the day, the sun barely competing with a few wispy clouds during my adventuring atop Mount Zion.

Here, though, within screaming shouting distance of the cursed estate, I felt a slight chill as the wind picked up a notch, bringing ever-darkening clouds that cast an eerie pall over the place.

(For more on what makes Rose Hall Great House so spooky, check this out.)

I wasn’t going inside that day, a decision some might count as pretty smart considering the Great House’s gory history. The promise of lunch treats at the Pork Pit outweighed whatever fears I may have been feeling, and I thought for sure that I’d be back soon enough for a “spirited” encounter with the White Witch of Rose Hall.

Well, 25 months have passed and I’m still no closer to ghost-hunting in MoBay.

How about you? Ever had a close encounters with Annie Palmer or any other spirits at Rose Hall?

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  • I’ve been visiting Jamaica for the better part of the last 10 years (20+ times) and have NEVER made it to Rose Hall! One of these days I’m going to make it for Annie Palmer spirit hunting!