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Real Haunted Places Across Florida

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about Florida's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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  •   New Tribes Mission Sanford, FL
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    This former hotel is now home to missionaries from New Tribes Mission. There have been disturbances in the East Wing of many kinds including poltergeist activity and cold spots. There has been no paranormal investigation to date due to the fear of bad press. Read More

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    This state park and museum is said to be haunted by the ghost of Cyrus Teed and his followers, who are waiting for their leader to resurrect. The Chicago doctor changed his name in 1869 to Koresh and developed a new religion in which he was the Messiah. Teed brought his followers to this location in 1894 and built a commune, the Koreshan Unity. Teed died in 1908, and his followers... Read More

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    Many people that have toured the Apollo 1 launchpad have reported eerie feelings around the spot where three astronauts were killed in 1967. Read More

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    Fannie Taylor, a white woman who lied in 1923 about being assaulted by an African-American man, just because she didn't want her husband to know she was actually beaten by her white lover. Sarah Carrier, Fannie's maid, witnessed the entire thing and knew the real truth. Because of the huge lie, white men from nearby towns came to hunt down and kill the African-American residents of... Read More

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  •   Old Gilchrist County Jail Trenton, FL
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    This jail opened its doors in 1928 and closed in 1968. The two story building has 3 cells downstairs and 5 upstairs. Paranormal investigators have visited the building and many claim that it is quite haunted. The location has been a site for photo shoots and movies. Investigations currently take place at the jail for those who are interested in taking a look for themselves. Read More

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    The Carriage House Apartments are now called Chelsea Courtyards and it is known to ghost enthusiasts for its Apartment 40. Some say the apartment was used for storage since no one was able to cohabitate with the ghost. People have described poltergeist activity including things being thrown, blood dripping from walls, smell of rotting flesh, and decaying faces showing up in mirrors.... Read More

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  •   Townsend's Plantation Apopka, FL
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    A local radio station reported seeing lights at this plantation in the middle of the night and reported sounds and temperature changes. An update from September, 2004 states that the radio station was hosting a Halloween haunted house at the location. The workers reported hearing loud bangs in the attic where no one is allowed to go, and feeling someone or something brush up against... Read More

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  •   Leon County Jail Tallahassee, FL
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    This new jail was built in the early 1990s in the same location that the old jail was built. Ted Bundy had been housed here for quite some time and according to the locals, the site was built on an air field. Medical staff and corrections officers have reported seeing a woman in period clothing wandering the halls late at night while crying. Shadows have also been seen along with the... Read More

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  •   Jupiter Lighthouse Jupiter, FL
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    This lighthouse has had strange noises and cold spots inside. Visitors have claimed to feel someone's hands on their shoulders, only to turn around and see no one. Read More

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  •   The Lively Building Tallahassee, FL
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    This building was once The Leon Bar and it operated from 1892-1904. It was a popular gathering spot for the roughest kinds of people, causing there to be many shootings and murders on the premises. The City passed an ordinance in 1904 that outlawed the sale of alcohol within the city limits, effectively putting The Leon out of business. Today, rumor has it that some of the "crackers"... Read More

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  • The I-4 Dead Zone Lake Monroe, FL
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    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. Many believe that four graves were paved over to make the road and that ghost hitchhikers can be seen around the area. Strange voices are also known to come through on cell phones. Read More

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    This location is a retirement community that is believed to be haunted. It has been said that on certain nights, late at night, if you're driving over the speed limit (15mph), you will be approached by an old lady at the stop sign. She appears to almost be glowing and will show up on the left hand side of the road wearing a flowing pink night gown. She apparently motions you to slow... Read More

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  •   Ringling Towers Sarasota, FL
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    This building was demolished in 1998 after it was left to rot for many years. It was a popular location for ghost enthusiasts and people believed evil presences lived there. Read More

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  •   Coral Square Mall Coral Springs, FL
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    It has been said that around midnight you can hear moaning and shouting when the lights are out. Employees have also reported seeing things most fast in the dark and some sightings of a young boy have been seen as well. Read More

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  •   St Luke's Episcopal Church Marianna, FL
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    The grounds surrounding this church is where the Civil War "Battle of Marianna" took pace. The basement is rumored to be haunted by Confederate soldiers that were killed here. There have been reports made of an elderly bearded man wearing period clothing. Read More

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  •   Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore St. Augustine, FL
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    Tourists enjoy stopping at this old building that was built in 1739 but moved to its current spot in 1887. The building has housed a medicinal/drugstore for most of its history and is now open to the public with a very large gift shop inside. It is rumored to be haunted, EVP's and photographic anomalies have been recorded. Read More

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    Witnesses at this store have reported the sounds of bumping and knocking, and a man and young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the screaming, leading some to believe the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen here of a man abusing a little girl, he identified them as 1900s homesteader William Anderson and his stepdaughter. Read More

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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine, FL
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    This Ripley's Believe It or Not! is housed inside an 1880s castle that was originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden. It was later a hotel, owned by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her husband Norton Baskin, before it became the chain museum. Some believe the place is haunted because of the many strange collectibles that are kept here, but the... Read More

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  •   Manasota Memorial Park Bradenton, FL
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    Voices have been heard at the Manasota Memorial Park, leading many to believe the grounds are haunted. Read More

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  •   The Henegar Center Melbourne, FL
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    The ghost that haunts this building is named Jonathan. He is a typical noisy ghost that likes to make himself known. There have been reports of things moving from when you left them and the balcony seems to be his favorite spot to hangout. Read More

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  •   1900 Building Melbourne, FL
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    This building dates back to 1924 and was originally the "Melbourne Hotel." It was later a bank, and then stores and office space. It is now referred to as the “1900 Building”. The story surrounding this building is that of a girl named Amelia who lived and died at the hotel. Some believe she still lingers the halls looking for her lost love. Others sense the presence of a seafaring... Read More

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    Late at night in the dorms, the guards and inmates have witnessed kids playing. One night a girl thought that the officer was tapping her to get up and then when she looked up there was no one there, this went on for about a month. Later on, the girl found out that this same occurrence was happening to others in the dorm as well. Another inmate witnessed seeing a big 8 foot angel in... Read More

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  • Treasure Coast Antique Mall Fort Pierce, FL
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    This mall is located in a 1920s historic home that is said to be rich with hauntings from its past. The location has been a private residence, a bar, an inn, a gambling casino, and a bordello. A bordello client is among the ghosts that is said to linger here. He was shot and killed by his wife on the stairway in the 1950's-1960's. Read More

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  •   City Walk Apartments Bradenton, FL
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    There have been reports of a young male spirit that has been seen on multiple occasions playing guitar in various Bradenton locations. So far, it seems all the sightings have taken place on Sundays between 9 PM-2 AM. There have been reports of the figure being seen in the following locations: the intersection of 14th Street West and 21st Avenue West, under the 2013 building staircase in... Read More

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  •   The Petite Boutiques Melbourne, FL
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    This mini-mall was once a funeral home that is rumored to have had some strange occurrences after the conversion. Customers have claimed seeing a variety of entities throughout the building and merchandise, specifically the Christmas decorations, have been found rearranged. Read More

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  •   Wiccademous Grave Fernandina Beach, FL
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    There is a little dirt path across the street from the Fernandina Beach High School that leads to an ancient oak tree with a stone marker nearby. This is, allegedly, the burial site of “Wiccademous” – a young girl who was convicted of witchcraft in the 1600s and buried underneath this tree. Locals say that if you walk down the path towards the tree, the ground will start to shake. Some... Read More

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  •   Coral Springs Medical Center Coral Springs, FL
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    A nurse that worked at this hospital had a deadly incident and was hospitalized here before she died. She can now be seen wandering the halls just in front of the main elevators for visitors at night. She frequently opens the doors for people when they are walking towards it without them having to push the button. Read More

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    This location has been closed for quite sometime but there have been reports that former employees would hear their name being called from the back of the store. This would occur when there was no one else in the building. This location is now called "The Antique Emporium." Read More

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  • Fort Pickens Pensacola Beach, FL
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    Fort Pickens was also used as a prison for Apache chief Geronimo and his braves. Witnesses have claimed seeing and hearing the spirits of Native Americans. Read More

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  •   Spook Hill Lake Wales, FL
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    "Spook Hill is proudly recognized by the town. The ""thrill"" of the attraction is your vehicle seems to coast uphill. Is it a weird phenomenon, optical illusion or the unrest of spooky spirits? Well, the legend is that it's spooky spirits. After the Seminoles left the Cherokee nation, they settled in Central Florida. One legendary chief, Cufcowellax, settled on the lake which is now... Read More

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  •   Harder Hall Sebring, FL
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    Harder Hall was built in the 1920s and urban legend says that every owner of the hotel has died under "strange circumstances," often within the limits of the property. Some say its old visitors haunt the place and it has been said that you can see the ghosts of those who died here staring out from the windows or wandering around the courtyards. The property is said to be abandoned now,... Read More

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  •   Antiques and Uniques Collectibles St. Augustine, FL
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    This location is said to have been the first jail in St. Augustine, while the other was being built. There have been reports of children's spirits here, as well as some others. Footsteps have been reported in a vacant area above the store. This store has also been featured on the TV show “My Ghost Story." Read More

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    This location is said to be haunted by Sally May, a young girl who died here in the 1920s. She is said to haunt the place (which is now an Emergency Operations Center), by keeping the local 911 midnight shift on their toes. Read More

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  •   Fort Matanzas St. Augustine, FL
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    This historic fort is believed to be haunted and is one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine. It has been said that the location is haunted by several soldier apparitions dressed in Spanish and French uniforms. After all, “Matanzas” is Spanish for “slaughter,” as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed here in 1565. Suspicious footsteps have also been reported here. Read More

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  •   Cracker Barrel Naples, FL
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    This restaurant has quite the gruesome past which is why many believe it is haunted. Three people were murdered here in the back freezer in November, 1995. Employees claim strange things happen when they're back there. Read More

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  •   St. Augustine Lighthouse St. Augustine, FL
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    "The St. Augustine Lighthouse is a popular haunted location for locals and tourists. True ghost stories have been documented about this location in popular television shows like Ghost Hunters, and various other types of media all throughout history. Many have died in and around the area of the lighthouse, which many believe is why strange phenomena occurs here. On July 10th, 1873, a... Read More

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  •   Comfort Station St. Petersburg, FL
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    The Comfort Station is a public restroom that was built back in 1927 by the same architect that designed the Vinoy Hotel (also rumored to be haunted). It's original name was "Comfort Station One," and it actually received national press when it was finished. According to some stories, the building is believed to be haunted, especially in the women's bathroom. Indistinct figures have... Read More

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  •   Cooley's Landing Park Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    William Cooley was an early settler in East Florida. He moved to the New River area (later to become Fort Lauderdale) in 1826 and started an arrowroot plantation. Eventually he became involved in local administration, and in 1835/6 he was involved in adjudicating a case in which white settlers were accused of killing a Creek Indian chief named Alibama. The settlers were arrested but... Read More

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  •   Velda Mound Park Tallahassee, FL
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    It has been reported that sometimes late at night in this old Indian Village, you can see visions of Indians keeping warm by a fire. But after a split second, they vanish. A white wolf that glows has also been seen here, and neighbors say they've heard howling in the middle of the night. Read More

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  •   Casa de la Paz St. Augustine, FL
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    This location no longer operates as a bed and breakfast but the Queen Isabella was said to be its most haunted room. The ghost of Miss Mabel is who is said to reside in the room. The owners gave her this nickname in the 1920s because they weren't sure what her real name was, but she was a visitor of the inn. When Mabel's new husband went fishing, she begged him not to go because she had... Read More

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    This church is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of an old man who used to attend the church. He has been seen shuffling up the aisle, just the same way he did while he was alive. There have also been reports of a pilgrim ghost woman who screams in the nursery. It has been said that you can only see her shadow, but you can tell that her dress is shaped from at least the 1800s. Read More

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  •   Flight 401 Crash Site Miami-Dade, FL
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    In December, 1972, Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed here, killing 101 people. 75 people survived. Since the swampy conditions were terrible, many died in just 18 inches of water. Due to the crash, the site is believed to be haunted. Teams in john-boats claimed they heard screaming and whimpering around the site, but when they searched there was no one to be found. One member of the... Read More

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    In the stairway of this apartment building, it looks like satanic rituals took place as three 6's were written on the walls. A dark atmosphere has been described in the stairway, and also on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. There have been reports of whispers in the stairway when no one is there and witnesses have seen multiple dark apparitions on the roof of the building, walking on... Read More

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  •   Tuskawilla Country Club Winter Springs, FL
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    At this country club, there is said to be a young male who is about 22 years old that can be seen cleaning the bar table on the last Friday of every month. No one is sure of his identity or why he was there. Some people have claimed he has tried to attack the people that see him. Read More

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  •   Scotty's Distribution Center Winter Haven, FL
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    Brian Foreman was a man who worked at this location as a forklift driver and it is rumored that his head was completely amputated by a forklift because of a trainee's mistake. The trainee continued to work there, but then suddenly disappeared. It has been said that you can see a headless man driving a forklift every year on March 4th. This location is no longer Scotty's Distribution... Read More

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  •   Castillo de San Marcos St. Augustine, FL
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    The Castillo is the oldest masonry fort in the U.S., dating back to 1672, and is considered by many to be the centerpiece of St. Augustine. Many claim the site is a hot spot for eerie occurrences, with visitors who like to come out at night. Orbs have been seen in photographs and a ghostly woman can be seen sometimes wandering around the fort. Some have also claimed to see Spanish... Read More

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    This building dates back to 1917 and served the Cuban community, it is now rented out for events. Two deaths have occurred at the location, one was an actor who committed suicide on stage, the other was a murder in which a board member shot another member in the face. Both of these deaths are why most believe the place is haunted, by the two ghosts. People have also reported seeing the... Read More

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  •   The Brooksville Nursing Manor Brooksville, FL
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    One of the patients at this location was once badly sick and about to die, when one of the nurses reported seeing a woman coming down the hall before going into the patients room. When they went to the room, the patient had died and there was no sign of the woman from the hallway inside. Read More

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  •   The Old Cannery St. Cloud, FL
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    This cannery was once used during World War II and burned down many years ago, before sitting empty for quite some time. A group of school kids began to restore it into a museum recently. Eerie sounds and sightings have been reported at the location. Read More

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