Rose Hall Great House, Montego Bay

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    by malianrob
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    Rose Hall Great House

    by malianrob Written Apr 14, 2009

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    This is supposed to be the haunted house of Jamaica. Rose Hall was built by a wealthy Englishman in 1750. Annie Palmer is said to have practiced voodoo and had three husbands who all died under mysterious circumstances. I dont know how much is true because somewhere else I read that she was just a very unlucky person. It is also said that she was terrible with the slaves and sometimes had them as lovers. Supposedly she murdered them when she was tired of them. Annie Palmer was murdered in 1831.

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    Rose Hall Great House

    by Raslady Updated May 3, 2003

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    For more pictures of the house and gardens go to Raslady's Montego Bay Travelogues at the bottom of this page.

    Rose Hall was the home of Annie Palmer, known as the White Witch.
    It is said she was taught Voodoo by an Haitian priestess. When she was 18 she married rich estate owner John Rose Palmer and they moved into Rose Hall in about 1820.
    She tortured her slaves and had many lovers. John was flogged to death, allegedly by Annie and a lover. Her second husband was poisoned and stabbed, her third lover mysteriously disappeared. Her fourth husband, with more sense than the others, abandoned her to her mistreated slaves.
    After 13yrs. her rule of terror ended one morning in 1833 when her latest slave lover strangled her to death as she lay in bed.

    There is a guided tour through the house and you will be told the whole story of Annie Palmers life, and the strange things that have happened in the house since she died!!

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