Jamaican Folklore: The Legend of Rose Hall Great House (a true story)




white witch of rose hall annie palmer

the old stone house that was originally built between 1770 and 1780.

Why Annie Palmer killed her husbands at rose hall?

The name of the old estate where Annie Palmer, known on the island as “The White Witch,” murdered three husbands, kept love slaves chained up in the basement, and was eventually murdered herself by a voodoo doctor who was also one of her slave lovers.

After the death of the original owner, John Palmer, the house eventually ended up in the hands of his grand nephew, John Rose Palmer, in 1818. Two years later he married a 17-year-old woman named Annie who was raised in Haiti by a nanny who taught her voodoo. Annie was nothing but wicked. Shortly after marrying John Rose, she poisoned him, mostly because she liked making love to the slaves on the plantation and her husband wasn’t down with that.

Then she remarried but that guy wasn’t too keen on her makin’ da sexy with the unhired help either, so she had one of her slave lovers take care of the guy. This gave her the time to redecorate the basement into one of the first orgy rooms on the planet, complete with torture equipment, sharp instruments, bear traps, and a round bed. Dis Annie was a kinky girl.

Well, she got married again but soon grew tired of this guy. I guess we all know what happened next. But at this point one of her sex slaves decided he just wasn’t that in to her. Most everyone on the plantation was scared shitless of Annie because she knew that Haitian voodoo shit, but this guy knew a little voodoo himself. So they had it out in a Harry Potter sort of way. In the end, they both died.

So the slaves buried her in a stone crypt meant to keep her soul caged up where it couldn’t cause anymore harm. But somebody forgot to say all the proper magical things during the burial ceremony and her soul got out. And now you can find Annie riding around the plantation at night, whip in hand, ready to lash anyone she comes across.

In short, Annie Palmer is one bad-ass bitch.

Annie Palmer “never married again, had no children, and was not destined to live to a ripe old age.” She died in 1846, at the age of 44, and “was buried in the church yard at Montego Bay. No tombstone has survived to mark the spot.”


Annie Palmer’s dress

annie palmer

Ghosts.  what ghost? this couple seem more than happy to get married infront of the great house.

Which sort of makes you wonder who’s buried in the massive stone crypt at Rose Hall where the guides like to end their tours by singing that old Jamaican spiritual “Ballad of Annie Palmer.” Which just happens to have been written by that old Jamaican singer/songwriter Johnny Cash.


Johnny Cash – The Ballad Of Annie Palmer

Johnny Cash singin a song about Annie Palmer who lived in the Rose Hall Great House in Jamaica.


Haunted Jamaica Psychic Michelle Whitedove at Rose Hall got freaked out by Annie’s ghost.

Celebrity Psychic Michelle Whitedove was invited to the very haunted Rose Hall Plantation in Jamaica. Michelle sees the Ghost of Annie Palmer! She is the original Ghost Stalker!

An inside look at the Rose Hall Great House of Montego Bay, Jamaica. Find out in this video if the legend of Annie “The White Witch” Palmer is as factual as many of the paranormal shows would lead you to believe.



Dont you find it creepy that the great house has a large eye at the entrance of the house? Perhaps masons but in what degree?

There have been many attempts to make a movie about the spirit of Annie Palmer, but after visiting Jamaica and touring the Rose Hall Plantation, I’m convinced the good folks at Global Renaissance Entertainment Group are set to do a bang up job.


Producer Arthur Wylie discovered the Jamaican legend while on vacation in the Caribbean island. He was so fascinated by the tale that he came back and called his friends, actor Dale Godboldo and Final Destinationcreator Jeffrey Reddick, and told them they were making a movie.

The team has allocated $90 million to create a trilogy of movies and are set to get some A-List talent to star.  

If the movie is anything like the tour, we’re in for a great treat.

If you don’t know about the legend of Annie Palmer, it goes as follows: After both of her parents died of yellow fever, Annie was raised by a nanny who taught her witchcraft and voodoo. She became a sex-crazed thing that killed off at least three of her husbands inside their home. Legend has it that she would regularly take on slave lovers and kill them after having her way with them.


Sandals Montego Bay – Adventure Tours

Rose Hall Great House Day Tour

Explore the beautifully restored Rose Hall Great House, and maybe even catch a glimpse of the ghost of the notorious Annie Palmer. Said to have voodoo powers, the White Witch ruled her plantation with an iron fist, doing away with her many husbands and lovers. Finally, she was killed in her bed by a powerful medicine man, and even though he burned her portraits and marked her grave, the legendary White Witch of Rose Hall remains to haunt the Great House and plantation. The most famous great house in Jamaica, Rose Hall Great House is a stunning example of Georgian architecture. Built in the 1770s it offers a panoramic view of the coastline. Beautifully restored, the great house is furnished with European antiques and a mahogany staircase leads to its most infamous room, Annie Palmers own bedroom.


22 thoughts on “Jamaican Folklore: The Legend of Rose Hall Great House (a true story)

  1. what an evil woman she was, that Annie Palmer……… and im freaked out right now…… HOLY CRUD Jamaica is beautiful though.


  2. Very forbidding vibe. Saw it a few times from the road and even though I am very interested in this sort of Haunting – Something told me not to go there.


  3. I just found out that johnny cash’s house in jamaica is not far from annie palmer the white witch of rosehall great house. Were he not afraid at the time when he was alive and living there?


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