Vast agricultural plantations were once the economic engine of the American South.  Operating largely on slave labor, these often stately mansions and farms hid stories of anguish and death, slowly revealed over time.  Naturally, historic Southern plantations are the settling for many ghost stories.  For example, the tragic tale of slave girl Chloe at Louisiana’s Myrtles Plantation, or the mass slave suicide at Ibo Landing.  Other ghost stories like Alice Flagg of Pawleys Island concern tragedies among white plantation families themselves.  While old Southern plantations today may be tourist attractions, wedding venues or hunting clubs, these stories illustrate how many are still haunted by their pasts.