Worldwide legendary stars Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter Cash have always been in the public eye. However, one specific part of their personal lives was less talked about…
A fact that many people don’t know is that Johnny and June spent a huge part of their time at a large plantation home in Jamaica.
One of the very few structures to survive the 1831 Slave Revolt, this house was acquired by the country music legends in the mid-70s. What’s more intriguing, however, is what happened to Johnny and his family while they were at the house.
During the mid 1700s, this was the scene of a huge sugar plantation run by the owners of the home. The plantation covered what is now a golf course occupying a greater part of the home’s old landscape. Hundreds of slaves struggled in those fields, and the basement floor of the home was used as a dungeon where disobedient slaves were punished. Cash wrote about the previous workers, saying:
“All that remains of those people now, the metal hinges from their doors and nails from their walls, lies hidden in the undergrowth on the hillsides or in the soil…”
Johnny himself even shared an incident with one of these souls in his autobiography. He describes a moment when he and a few guests noticed the figure of a woman in the dining room, who looked to be in her early thirties, wearing a full-length white dress. She walked through the dining room door and went to the kitchen, and then crossed the room toward a pair of closed double doors. He and his guests watched in bewilderment as the lady moved through the locked doors without even opening them. And then after that, their group heard a “rat-tat-tat, rat-tat” from the other side of the door.
“We’ve never had any trouble with these souls,” Cash shared. “They mean us no harm, I believe, and we’re certainly not scared of them; they just don’t produce that kind of emotion.”
Even though these moments were not terrifying to Cash or his family, there’s was one experience that they could never forget. During the 80s, while having their Christmas dinner, three young men broke into their home and took his 11-year-old son hostage, holding a gun to his head. Cash cooperated with the thieves, and thankfully they released little John to his family. Shortly thereafter, the thieves were fortunately caught, but the family would never forget the horrible experience.
With all of the strange things happening in that house… do you think it is truly haunted?