One of the most popular places in Jamaica is the Rose Hall Great House. Its fame comes from the reputation of Annie Palmer, an 18th century woman who was also known as the “White Witch of Rose Hall.” She earned this title because of her vast knowledge in the art of Voodoo and her cruelty with the slaves under her employment—cruelty defined as taking some of the slaves to bed and then killing them, torturing slaves when bored and even murdering her three husbands.
At present, Rose Hall has expanded into different resorts. While modifications have been made, the exterior of the Great House emanates more or less the same grandeur. Weddings and golf tournaments are often held there. However, guests can still explore the haunted side of Rose Hall. In fact, many of them send photographs of supernatural activity. These photographs are currently displayed in the bar which used to be the cellar.
Annie Palmer met her end when she dueled with her Overseer using black magic. At the cost of his life, the Overseer managed to kill Annie Palmer. A special coffin had already been built for her nearby. All that was left to do was to bury her with a ritual to ensure that she would not walk this plane again. Unfortunately, they must have failed to complete it properly for she still roams the estate. She could be seen at night seated on a black horse, wearing a green velvet dress and flailing those who stand in her way. Hurried footsteps could also be heard walking through the main hall to the back entrance.
However, it isn’t only her spirit that haunts Rose Hall. Countless others, perhaps those of the murdered slaves, also find residence there. There are reportedly sounds of babies crying (said to be the spirits of the babies she sacrificed), tapping on the walls, whispered voices in the dungeons and invisible footsteps. Lights also often switch on and off and old ballroom music can often be heard.