DID YOU KNOW – Did you know near to the summit of La Sourciere close to the track that leads to Mabouya valley from Babonneau is a very small cave? Residents of both districts claim the cave is haunted.
There was a robbery and murder committed there many years ago and people claim that on a moon-lit night one can see the face of the murdered man in a nearby tree.
Did you know at Cannelles Estate, not too far from the sea, there is a cave carved in the side of a “tiff” bank? It is really a “vault” with a single opening.
It is alleged that a Martiniquan came to that site with a metal detector and three men from Micoud to assist him. Apparently the Frenchman located some metal with his detector, at which point he directed the men to dig into the bank.
It appears they soon broke through into the chamber. The Frenchman is alleged to have entered the hole but never came out again. The three men became very frightened and soon abandoned the area in terror.
It appears that the cave may have been a military cache of French arms, a custom not uncommon in Europe. Arms were strategically located and hidden for future emergency use by the military personnel involved.
Source: Saint Lucia Historic Sites by Robert J. Devaux/Saint Lucia National Trust – 1975
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