Alachua - Newnansville
Cemetery - On certain nights, ghostly
figures will walk throuought the cemetery.
Amelia Island - Old
Jail - Luc Simone Aury was the bastard son
of a pirate named Luis Aury. He was a renowned scoundrel and
wanted for many crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery to name a
few. Upon his capture, Aury was sentenced to hang in the gallows
behind the jail. As word spread, a huge crowd gathered to witness
the execution of this famous criminal. The night before the
hanging however, Aury managed to slit his own throat in effort to
deprive the city of his humiliating spectacle. A surgeon was
summoned to crudely stitch him up just enough to keep him alive
until the execution. With his collar buttoned to hide the wound,
he was drug up the steps on his appointed day. When the trap was
sprung, the stitches ripped open, nearly decapitating him. Blood
spewed into and all over the crowd. Women fainted, men screamed,
and children were trampled as the crowd fled in terror. Aury can
be heard moaning where the old gallows used to be. On rare
occasions, his ghost will appear with a gaping slash across his
neck covered in blood.
Anastasia Island - The
Lighthouse - near St. Augustine, many
spirits are here; one of a man who hung himself (when, not known),
and one unidentified spirit in the basement of the keeper's house.
During the 1980's, when the keeper's house was being restored,
workers spent the nights in the place to protect it from vandals.
They would wake up in the middle of the night to see a small girl
in old-fashioned clothes watching them. She would then vanish. The
workers would also sense things during their work and would look
up to see an apparition of a man hanging from a rafter. The spirit
in the cellar has never been seen, but workers at the lighthouse
all report an uneasy feeling when they're down there alone,
especially at closing time when the place is very quiet. There
have also been stories of footsteps on the lighthouse stairs when
there's no one around. The guides there are very open about the
ghosts. There are many good reasons for the lighthouse and
keeper's house to be haunted: the man who hung himself, the little
girl who was killed by the train, a light keeper who fell to his
death while painting the former lighthouse (very close to the
newer one), and 13 executed pirates who were buried behind the
lighthouse. Also, there has been some form of a lighthouse on the
site since Ponce De Leon in the 1500's. -
Update about the little girl spirit, it is believed that there are
2, They were daughters of the lighthouse keeper and of the foreman
when the new lighthouse was being built further up on the island.
They used to play on the train-carts that were used to haul
supplies from the water to the new location of the lighthouse.
According to the local historical society that provides tours of
the area, the girls were playing on a cart with the daughter of
the foreman. Apparently, the brake was loosened, sending the cart
hurtling toward the inlet below. Three of the 4 girls (2 of the
keeper's daughters and the foreman's daughter) were not saved in
time and drowned when the cart flew into the water. Occasionally,
you can hear girls giggling in the vicinity of the lighthouse, and
the girl that appeared to the workers was also one of the
daughters that is more active than the others.
Anna Maria Island - Bali
Hai - Every year, around early August, a
shadowy figure walks the beach of the Bali Hai hotel. You can
usually see them out of the corner of your eye and when you glance
in her direction, she will disappear.
Apalachicola - Gibson
Inn HWY 98 - this place is haunted by a man
who died there on he’s stay with pneumonia. He haunts the rooms
there and the bar and dining room you hear footsteps late at night
and no one there piano has started playing in the bar at night
when its closed and no ones there. He appears to the workers there
and guest he pull there blankets off them at night and moves your
shoes and stuff in a neat place he’s a good ghost doesn’t
bother anyone but be careful not to trash he room 128 or hell
destroy your things and hell mess with you the whole stay. The
workers there well tell you the stories and you always feel
someone watching you at night. November
Correction/Update: Room 309 is haunted by the ghost of Captain
Wood. He died of pneumonia after returning from sea in that room.
He is a friendly ghost that moves things in the room such as shoes
or tucks guests into bed. He stays in that room. We also have the
ghost of a woman that roams the second floor. She has been seen
wearing a long gray dress with her hair pulled back in a bun. This
is reportedly Sunshine Gibson, one of the Gibson sisters that
owned the hotel in the 1920's. A worker at the front desk claims
one of the ghost has been calling their phone all night. Sometimes
when the phone rings, the switchboard lights up from rooms that
are unoccupied. The only thing they hear on the receiver is a
crackling noise. They’ve gotten phone calls from the kitchen and
the phone in the kitchen is not working. They also received a
phone call from the boss' office even though he had left 2 hours
earlier. The speaker on the phone has come on by itself a couple
of times also.
Apopka - Orange
Blossom Trail - A Native American warrior in
loin cloth crosses the road after prey, looks at you, then
Apopka - The Captain
& The Cowboy Restaurant- formerly listed
as Townsend's Plantation - according to a
local radio station that did a bit there lights were seen in the
middle of the night, sounds, and temp. Changes were noticed. - September
2004 additional information: The radio station was at the
Plantation that year because they were having a haunted house
there for Halloween. Workers there report hearing loud bangs in
the attic where no one is allowed to go. And feeling someone brush
up against you when you are alone.
Arcadia - Old Blue
House in neighborhood - It is said to be
haunted by a family of ghost that once lived there. When they were
murdered and the house was burnt down soon afterwards. In the
early 1800's. Spirits have been seen walking around and still
living in the house after being rebuilt in the 1900's, over their
Astor - Astor
Campsites - Gobbler rd. - in Astor has known
to have a glowing white male walking down the road very casual. In
a blink of an eye he will disappear. Footsteps have been reported.
This figure has been seen many times. it usually is spotted around
9:30 to 11:00.
Babson Park - Webber
College - Girls Dorm. - Many girls
and employees have seen a dark shadow in the second floor of the
Bartow - Old
Courthouse - Construction on the old
courthouse was completed in 1909; there is now a newer, much
larger courthouse across the street from the older structure, and
the old courthouse now houses the Polk County Historial Museum and
Genealogical Library. Although the 1909 courthouse was the third
building to serve as the courthouse in Polk, it's only the second
courthouse to have been built on that particular plot of land (the
one before that was built in 1883). The boiler room is located in
one of the four basements (it's the basement accessible by
elevator only), and many years ago there was an explosion there,
killing one male worker; staff, cleaning crews, and visitors have
reported hearing screams of pain coming from that basement. The
bodies of the Mann brothers, who were lynched by a mob for
murdering Marshall Silas Campbell in the street outside the
courthouse, were brought and displayed for several days in 1886 in
the 1883 courthouse on the second floor the area of the old
courthouse corresponds with the second floor rotunda of the 1909
courthouse - there is a feeling of sadness there, and apparitions
have been seen on the spot where the bodies were laid out. Also,
near the second floor bathrooms and on the third floor, the
apparition of The Lady in White has been observed by many people -
it isn't known who she is, and she could be one of several women
who had strong ties to the building. Strange things have been
observed in a room containing ancient Native American artifacts on
the first floor, from cold spots to malfunctioning lights. In the
actual 1909 courtroom, cold spots are felt and sometimes people
feel something "brushing" against them - the exact cause
isn't known because every trial from 1909 until the new courthouse
was completed in 1987 was held there, but it's believed it might
be Judge Chillingsworth, who was murdered along with his wife in
West Palm Beach and whose gangster killers were tried in that
Bagdad - Bagdad
Cemetery - Witnesses have heard kids
laughing in the daytime, just outside the cemetery (in the
overgrowth of the property. There were no sign of kids where the
noise came from. We also caught a few orbs on film when we visited
there at night. Note of caution, the county sheriffs department
stakes out the road nearby and patrols the cemetery because of
vandals and drug users. A Local legend is associated with the
large round ball tombstone in the SE corner of the cemetery, near
the exit road. On dark moonlit nights, you can see and hear the
granite ball slowly rotating in it's pedestal!!! Also for some
reason, the three adjacent obelisks have always been refered to as
Bellaire - Belleview
Biltmore Resort / Spa - A phone that is
disconnected rings on the 4th floor (which is closed off) Voices
are heard and lights go off and on. Doors to empty rooms open and
close. Faces appear in windows to late night staff.
Black Creek - Black
Creek Cemetery - Had an old church next to
the cemetery that was built in the 1800's. It is said that a young
girl and her little brother were walking home one night in the
early 1900's. They decided to cut across the cemetery. A bear
chased them into the churches' bell tower were they were killed.
It was said that you could go to the church at the stroke of
twelve midnight and here the little children screaming. You can
also here the bear with them as the church bell would ring. Now
there is a new church built and the old bell tower has been
Blackrock - Twin Ponds
- Twin ponds joined together a large tree
resides in the middle of the joining of the ponds. A glowing sword
is seen in the top of the tree where it was struck by lightning
many years ago. It is said that if you turn your back on the sword
you'll die a horrible death later that year.
Boca Raton - Florida
Atlantic University - Humanities Bldg - has
a ghost that has been spotted by employees on night shifts. She
was seen at the top of the amphitheatre crying, when approached,
she vanished. When locking building up at night, one person
started on the third floor, checking & locking all the
classroom doors. When he got to the second floor, he radioed in
that there was someone on the third floor running through the
halls slamming the doors. He and another unit went to the third
floors from opposite ends and found all the doors locked, nothing
out of place, and no one in the building.
Boca Raton - Boca
Raton Inlet - During cold nights warm spots
felt though an area and orbs sometimes appear during cloudy
nights. A young lady was said to be buried in this Park. No body
was ever found. Also an image of a person sometimes seen through
out the park. After the park being searched nobody would be there.
Boca Raton - The Hole
- There was a girl raped and killed there in
the late 1960's. People have seen her walking around in the
parking lot crying for help. She is wearing a dress.
Bowling Green - Hardee
Correctional Facility - Reports of hearing
voices & feelings of someone walking behind you.
Boynton Beach - Holiday
Inn - The Holiday Inn on Congress Avenue is
said to be haunted by spirits. Many people who have stayed in the
hotel, have said to have seen apparitions of human figures roaming
through the hallways. This Holiday Inn is said to be built on top
of an old Indian Burial Ground.
Bradenton - Coquina
Beach - On Coquina Beach, at the very
southern tip of the island before the Longboat Key bridge, there
is a span of public beach where there once was a hotel but now it
is a picnic area. On the beach, a male figure in black clothing
walks from the picnic area to the shoreline and vanishes. This
particular area has a lot of wandering spirits at night, but this
male ghost has been seen in daylight and looks totally out of
Brandon - Brandon
Place - A girl who has been nicknamed
Matilda but whose real name is possibly Susan haunts this place.
This place used to be a funeral home, which explains the hauntings
of the young girl in blue.
Brevard County - Merritt
island - crooked mile road- 18th century
haunting of church in grave yard, hands have been known to come
out of graves to those who have entered the grave yard, and people
still maker rituals to their beloveds. One person actually
reported a hallucination but actually saw somebody their family
knew as a mentally ill person who was after their family for a
Brooksville - OLD
Courthouse building - The old court house
building is haunted by an escaped criminal that ran from the jail
on the second floor, as he ran a bailiff went to scare him with
his gun, but he pulled the trigger on accident. so now you can see
a large blood spot on the wall and floor where he was shot.
Brooksville - The
Brooksville Heritage Museum - People have
seen and heard things unexplained things in that mansion that is
now a museum.
Brooksville - The
Brooksville Nursing Manor - Once when one of
the patients were badly sick and about to die, one of the nurses
reported seeing a woman coming down the hallway going into the
patients room but when they got there the patient had died and
there was no sign of the woman they had seen in the hallway.
Brooksville - Spring
Hill Cemetery - The Spring Hill Cemetery, is
located off of Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. It is an old black
cemetery with the earliest "known" burial starting in
the late 1800's. At dusk you can see what seems to be a man
hanging from a tree limb. Also, groups of spirits can be seen
standing together around the headstones of family plots. One
report states that an infant’s cry can be heard during certain
times of the night.
Brooksville - The
Weeks House - There is a house in
Brooksville that has been featured in the Tampa Tribune and the
St. Petersburg Times, among others, about this house that is a
family home built in the early part of the 1900s. The story goes
that if you drive by late at night (before the current owners
moved in) you would see a candle passing by the windows on the
second floor. Doors being slammed and whispers are also very
Captiva Island - South
Seas Resort - In employee housing, room 51,
a baker died there and still haunts the room. Orb sightings in
pictures, footsteps heard, presence detectable. Also on the North
end of the resort, the King's Crown restaurant is haunted by the
former manager who died on premises. Plays the piano after hours,
employees will hear the piano after closing and come in to find
nobody there. If the silverware is not rolled right, employees
will leave the room for a moment and come back to find the bucket
dumped out. He had a sense of humor... he will arrange all the
silverware on the tables so they form a zig-zag pattern down the
rows of tables. The resort is a former plantation where many
slaves were killed and still walk the ground. small historic
cemetery a block away.
Carol City - Subway
Restaurant - Strange vibes of someone's
presence about to run into you (attacking). The doorknob to the
back door moves like someone is trying to open the door. Dust fell
from the ceiling as if someone were walking up there.
Cassadaga - Cassadaga
Hotel - There are several spirits who reside
there. Known to be a mischievous one named Arthur, Gentleman Jack,
a cigar smoking ladies man; 2 little girls named Sarah and Katlin.
The hotel rents rooms out and has resident psychics available
Cassadaga - Cassadaga
Spiritualist Camp - Cassadaga Established in
1894, Many ghost hunters identify Cassadaga as one of the biggest
geomagnetic vortexes in the country. A wonderful place to go visit
if you’re interested in ghost and Psychic Phenomena. Cassadaga
has also been on the unexplained shows due to the natural glow of
BLUE the halo's this area for no apparent reason. Also if you are
in the least sensitive then you can feel the energy that this area
posses. For more info, you can visit www.cassadaga.org
Cedar Key - the whole
island - There are a lot of presences here;
just about every business in town has more than one ghost. Some
are from the Seminole war.
Chief land - Antioch
Cemetery - One of the hauntings is a small
boy that likes to play hide and seek around the headstones. We
have named him Josh. The other haunting is an unknown presence
that more or less watches over the cemetery. One person reported
to me that he had dreams of a tall dark figure and that coyotes
surrounded his house that same night.
Chumuckla - Formerly
posted as being in Jay - Coon Hill Cemetery
- if you walk on the high wide brick wall
around the cemetery that before making it half way you will be
pushed off by unseen hands. Many voices can be heard within the
cemetery and several murders have occurred on that same spot. It
is very desolated and far out in the woods. Very hard to find.
Many pictures have floated about locally of ghosts within the
cemetery. Several have proved to be hoaxes while others (Some very
old) seem to prove not to be a hoax. Reports of a thick fog
seeming to cover the ground only inches high and every time a
small child can be heard singing. You go to Chumuckla Highway off
Highway 90. There is a Tom Thumb and Waffle house on that corner.
Take Chumuckla Highway down about 5 - 8 miles, You'll see another
Tom thumb on your left, which is also the road for Chumuckla
Elementary (Highway 182), Take that left. Go to the very end of
that road, you'll come to a stop sign, this road is called,
Chumuckla Spring Road. Take Right. Stay On this road, you'll go
over two narrow bridges. You'll come to another stop sign, take a
right. Follow this road down, you'll see a house which has a fork
in the road, take LEFT fork. The road will be the Second dirt road
on your left. Go to the VERY END, the cemetery is at the end. You
can see the cemetery when you round the last corner of this dirt
road. The wall is NOT very high, and it IS a smaller cemetery. - February
2005 Update: An investigator reports that they are clear cutting
the woods around this graveyard and the dirt road has been closed
off with a gate. You have to stop at the gate and walk another
quarter mile to get to the site. This was an excellent haunt site.
Way out in the woods, old creaking gate that leads into walled
graveyard. Moonlight was bright and there was a gathering fog.
They report to have 2 evps- one alright-the other was GREAT!!!
Cameras worked on test shots by the car. Went into graveyard and
everything died. They always bring replacement batteries, and they
were gone too. So no pictures except for this one that we could
directly link to the evp. That one shot with an orb and the evp of
a girl say take a picture of me was worth the whole three hours I
spent in the cold. They suggest that anyone going to this site- DO
NOT go alone- It seems to draw not so nice types people to it,
especially at night.
- January 2007 Update/ Additional Information: Everyone has to
clear out of the place by 1am. Police do patrol the place often.
Many people [a LOT] have been hurt falling off the wall, tripping
over graves, breaking arms - that kind of thing. There is very
little to no cell phone service out there. Officers take minors
back to the Tom Thumb and/or GrovinNovins and call there folks,
wait for them to arrive to pick them up and go get the other
vehicle back at the cemetery. There are homes in this area. Be
respectful on how loud you are driving the road.
Clearwater - Eisenhower
Elementary School - In 2000 Eisenhower
Elementary School was to undergo massive renovations to its
interior. Once the plans were announced night custodians would
hear strange banging’s and often see a small boy in a baseball
uniform run by. The occurrences became worse and many custodians
would not work the night shift. A tape recorder was left on all
one night. The sounds of a recently deceased teacher talking to a
recently deceased student were heard. This is the boy in the
baseball uniform who had died after being hit by a car in front of
the school while on his way home. The image of the first principal
of the school was observed numerous times and her distinctive
perfume could be smelled. Once the renovations started the strange
occurrences ceased once and for all.
Clearwater - The
Royalty Theater - The theater is said
to have been haunted by 3 different spirits. The first was an aged
man with a goatee dressed is a blue coat and a fisherman's hat.
The owner himself reported sightings of "The Captain" as
many at the theater refer to him. The second is a previous manager
of the old theater. It is said that this spirit, Bill, was robbed
and killed in the balcony by drunken tourists because he was
believed to be a homosexual. The third is a young girl, believed
to be between the ages of 9 and 12. She has been described as a
friendly spirit who watches over the theater and all within it.
There have been numerous reports of alarms going off in the middle
of the night when no one had come near the theater at all,
chandeliers swinging during and after performances, and
"mists" or "orbs" showing up in random
pictures taken at the theater.
Cocoa Village - The
Cocoa Village Playhouse- The playhouse is
haunted buy a former handyman. He is harmless. He can be heard
around the building, opening and closing doors and footsteps.
Coral Gables - Biltmore
Hotel - Construction worker were fearful
during the renovation of The Biltmore Hotel a historic landmark
building in Miami. It was once a veteran’s hospital and had
other previous uses. Stories of things moving inexplicably and the
sort. A receptionist who works there and lives nearby told of how
once she got into the elevator and didn't press a selection and
that the elevator went to one of the floors that at the time was
not being used. It is known as the Bridal floor as a death
occurred in a honeymooners stay. People report of seeing the
bride's ghost at that floor. The fact is that the elevator was
disabled to stop at that floor. Another account was of a fellow
traveler whom stayed often at the hotel stayed with a colleague
for 4 nights on business. The colleague said she saw people, which
the fellow traveler didn't observe. The two concluded that the
place was hunted. This was on a trip from Miami to NYC. This
traveler was a fairly centered successful business woman who
finally said that one should be more afraid of the living than the
dead- which she told her colleague to subside her fears.
Coral Gables - Biltmore
Hotel - 13th Floor - IT has been
recorded that the 13th floor of this world- renowned hotel is
haunted by the ghosts of soldiers that were treated there during
the WWII era. Unexplained noises and lights are seen here. Here is
a history on that Biltmore hotel. It was served at a hotel in the
early twenties and then they used it as a hospital during WWII and
many people died in that place. In 1968 they chose to turn it back
into a hotel and in 1983 they spent over 55 million to restore the
Coral Springs - Blockbuster
Video - The Blockbuster on Atlantic Blvd.
and Coral Ridge Drive. Haunted by a little boy, employees have
seen him in the backroom. Tapes are often rearranged just after
being organized, after hours.
Coral Springs - Coral
Springs Medical Center - A nurse that used
to work in the hospital had a deadly incident and was hospitalized
with in the hospital and later died in it. Now she has been seen
in the halls just in front of the main elevators for visitors and
at night she often opens the doors for people when they are
walking towards it without them pushing the button.
Coral Springs - Coral
Square Mall - Around midnight you can hear
shouting and moaning around where Burdines when the lights are all
out. Other employees have reported seeing things move fast in the
dark. And some sightings of a small boy have been seen.
Crestview - Cobb
Cemetery - On a normal basis, this cemetery
is haunted by a ghost that walks among the grave at about 1:24
A.M. AS the story goes this ghost is a man late 80's ; retired
officer looking for his wife. He appears mostly in Feb. - January
2007 additional information: The road is between a gas station on
highway 90 and a hairdressing place. Keep going past the church, a
ways. This road is mostly paved. It's on the left hand side on a
dirt road - it’s very narrow (ie, you can't turn around in it
till your in the cemetery) KKK apparitions, ghosts of the lynched
and a wondering man. There seem to be a lot of white flashes, like
a sheet running and then it's gone.
Crestview - Jameson
Inn - In the year of 2000, a new hotel was
built next to Cracker Barrel off of Interstate 10 in Crestview.
Within a year, strange happenings were going on. An apparition of
a man was seen walking through the hallways of the second floor
and frequently hanging around the elevator. Employees that work
there claim that the man haunts room 208. There have been
complaints from guests that have stayed in the room, about strange
smells, Cigars, cigarettes, and other things are mysteriously left
there burning out of nowhere. Wet/cold spots.
Davie - Broward
Community College - Central - Two years ago,
a guy went psycho and shot his ex-girlfriend in the back of the
head between classes. He then killed himself. Both died between
Building 5 and another building. Students exiting their night
classes report seeing white figures and strange smells from that
corner. Also, a permanent blood stain still remains on the ground.
Davie - Waffle House -
Last year, two employees were shot and
killed in the freezer by a crazed former employee, early in the
morning at around 4:00. Since the murders, employees and diners
have reported a "creepy feeling around the place" and
employees have sensed a presence while there without customers,
during opening and closing. Blood stains can still be seen on the
floor of the cooler, although covered with boxes.
Daytona - Daytona
Playhouse - Two people haunt the playhouse.
Their names are unknown but we know it is a man and woman. The man
died fighting a war in Spain and when the woman could wait no
longer for him to return, she committed suicide. She was pregnant.
She dove into the Halifax River killing her and her unborn child.
Daytona / Orlando - Highway
between Daytona-Orlando - Main highway that
links Daytona with Orlando. A phantom car has been spotted,
driving erratically and without lights, along a lonely stretch of
Daytona Beach - Auditorium
Blvd - near Ocean Center & Pinewood
Cemetery - Several pictures have been taken in the area. One is at
a house on Hollywood of a woman. Another is of a man seen standing
near a fence on Auditorium. There used to be houses there until
the 1970's, and his girlfriend murdered a man while she collected
Daytona Beach - Northeast
side of the Orange Avenue Bridge - at the
bridge approach. A dark-haired woman in a night robe has been
reported. There have been reports of flying objects such as chairs
in the area, even when there is no wind. There is reputable
documentation of occurrences.
DeFuniak Springs - Sunbright
Manor - Old Victorian boarding house has
been reported haunted for years. Doors open and shut by
themselves, and visitors see odd things. No one owns it for long.
DeFuniak Springs - Emergency
Operations Center - Ghost of a small girl
wanders the Emergency Operations Center. The girl (Sally May)
keeps E-911 Operators alert on the Midnight shift. Locals say she
died a violent death in the 1920's on the location the building
Deltona - Pineridge
High school - There is a ghost who sometimes
is seen by the janitors. The reason behind it is that a man was
caught in the gears of the clock tower.
Dunnellon - Tiger Trl./High
School Rd. - Reports of seeing 3 kids that
had died at the intersection around 3 in the morning.
East Milton - HWY 90 -
there are a row of white houses off the side
of Highway 90 that is haunted. Witnesses have gotten pictures of
orbs and facial images in the background. In The bathroom, after
the room was steamed up from the hot shower, different words
written on the mirror would appear.
Eustis - Bay Street
Theatre - The Bay street Theatre was once
the State theatre of Florida but sadly is now a mere echo of it's
former glory. Theatrical productions still thrive, as do the
encounters with the supernatural. Screams have been heard in the
upstairs costume and prop rooms, orbs have been witnessed,
presences felt. A man was seen hanging by his neck from a whole in
the balcony ceiling. On several occasions during technical
rehearsals the switch board on the same balcony operated unmanned,
randomly turning lights on and once the main spotlight dimmed and
pulsed slowly to a heartbeat rhythm. And was unaffected but
peoples attempts to fix it. The area under the stage known as
"the hole" has marked temperature variations and few
people will go down there because of the sense of a presence.
Nearly everyone who has worked there has some kind of experience,
there are simply too many to list.
Eustis - S.R. 44 -
Cemetery - There has been reported sightings
of a female figure wearing a lace outfit walking down the side
street of the cemetery. No one is quite sure who the spirit is, or
what she wants, but if you do see her, it will be late at night.
Many people have stopped thinking it is a real woman who may need
help, but when you stop, all you hear is crying off in the
distance, and they say that you can see her lying over a
tombstone, where she is reportedly crying!
Everglades City - Smallwood
Store - At the end of a dead end road there
lies a historic trading post and general store that sits on stilts
at the banks of the everglades. This was the site where a rather
large manhunt ended many years ago. A local farmer was shot and
killed as he came ashore at the store one day. He had lived near
by, and operated a farm. He was found to be killing all his
migrant workers at the end of the season, mutilating their bodies
and dumping them in the glades instead of paying them. When word
got to shore that he had left his farm and was heading by boat to
the Smallwood store the sheriffs and local towns folk came to see
this notorious killer. He was shot and killed on the banks and his
farm later was burned. You get a feeling of uneasiness whenever
near the store, and that you should not walk under the store at
any cost. (It sits on stilts and is about 5' off the ground) Store
is seasonal. Get permission before doing any investigating.
Fernandina - Fort
Clinch - Fort Clinch is an old Union Civil
War fort that was never finished due to of lack of funding from
the government. During construction, the fort was ambushed quite a
few times by Confederate troops. Several of the Union men died in
the process. One incident included a man who was shot after
promising his wife in a letter that he would not die until seeing
her again. He is said to haunt the fort today. Re-enactors that
volunteer at the fort often see his ghost in the courtyard along
with several of his comrades. Perhaps he is searching for his
Fernandina - Wiccademous
Grave - The story is told that a young
teenage girl was accused of practicing witch craft and was
questioned, but the towns people did not believe her so she was
hung on September 12th in the 1600's....The grave is located On a
narrow path right across from Fernandina Beach High School when
you get on the path you walk straight to a large oak tree the
ground shakes and a loud booming noise is the be heard it is the
spirit of Wiccademous telling you to LEAVE her grave and let her
rest in peace...Sometimes if your lucky she want even let you
reach to the grave before she starts acting up if that happens you
are in trouble you may have walked away with a part of her spirit
with you it has been told that you will have dreams of Wiccademous
for 2 nights then you will actually see her at her grave if you
visit after the 2 nights. - May 2004
addition - If people want to check that out, they may want to be
aware that the police do happen by there every so often. Bewarned,
you may get arrested for trespassing, so you may want to try to
get permission first. The supposed booming noises more than likely
come from a drainage pipe that runs underneath the ground. If you
tread hard enough, the sound hits the pipe and reverberates back.
Fernandina Beach - Amelia
Island - A lighthouse on the main beach is
said to be haunted by its former caretaker and his young bride.
She allegedly died tragically and he killed himself at the top of
the lighthouse. When people visit putrid smells appear, the radio
is turned on every night and a door is constantly unlocked.
Floral City - Cabin
Clutter Antiques - Collectibles - For many
years, through multiple ownerships, there have been reports of the
ghost of an old woman who makes her residence on the third floor
(the attic) of this antique and collectible shop. Most appearances
have located her in the attic, but on at least one occasion there
was a report of someone seeing the apparition on the first floor.
Most sightings describe her sitting in an old rocking chair in the
attic. The most recent paranormal experience in this shop took
place on December 12, 2003.
Fort Myers - Fort
Myers National Bank / Near Haunted Train Tracks - employee's
have reported to have seen a man running in the upstairs main
hall. During office hours, he moves things from desks.
Fort Pierce - Battered
Womens Shelter - STRONG feeling of being
watched all the time,unsetteling feeling when alone. Frequent
noises and sounds of footsteps running up and down stairs almost
nightly. Reports of phantom scratches appearing on residents.
Windows opening on their own, even after they where sealed shut.
Fort Pierce - Chinese
Buffet - This restaurant was closed down for
selling cats and dogs as a meal. Before so, finding them enclosed
in a locked freezer in the burnt kitchen, which killed three.
People have spotted cats and dogs chasing former employees who
lost lives in the fire, included the cook.
Fort Pierce - Old
Antique Store - There is an old antique
store sitting on a hill overlooking the St. Lucie River on US1
that is long rumored to be haunted. In the early 20th century, a
man was brutally murdered by his wife on the staircase of their
house which later became an antique store. When you come upon the
second floor, the smell of cigar smoke seems to follow you around
and you never feel completely comfortable. The stair on which the
man was killed makes a horrible sound whenever it is stepped on
and an old man was "pushed" down the stairwell on that
exact stair a few years ago on Halloween night. The owners boarded
it up after Florida experienced all of the Hurricanes and there is
no word on whether or not it will open again.
Fort Pierce - Pace
Center For Girls - In 1977,before the small
building that is now Pace Center For Girls was an abortion clinic.
Women use to go there for there abortions but didn’t know that
all abortions were wrongly done. The women use to die a few nights
later. Students at Pace Center For girls reportedly heard women
crying in pain, especially in the bathroom and the small English
classroom. No one has ever seen a ghost but has heard cries. The
weird thing is, is that half the students who enter the small
school always tends to get sick. Who knows maybe the ghosts are
trying to make these young girls feel their pain. Also people in
Fort Pierce say that they have seen lights switching on and off
and verticals moving.
Fort Walton Beach - Brooks
Bridge - December 2006 - Has been removed.
FortLauderdale - Art
Institute - Sunrise Hall Dormitory - A
long time ago the dorms used to be a house of ill repute. There
were said to be lots of murders in that house. Later it burned
down to nothing. Time passed and a hotel was built there and it
eventually became the A.I. dorms. There have been numerous reports
from the second floor that the sound of moans come from the third
floor around 1am. The sound of metal pipes being dropped and
rolling across the floor can be heard in the ceiling. And the
sound of high heels walking around the second floor hallway, if
you wait 10 minutes the noise comes back again but it sounds more
Fort Lauderdale - Las
Olas - Riverwalk - Oldest hotel in Ft.
Lauderdale, supposedly been there since the early 1900(s) and was
recently made in the last thirty years a Museum. Been known to be
the most active around the hours of late, between 11:00pm and
3:00am. Countless spirits haunt the establishment, as most popular
apparitions making appearances seem to be; a man seemingly in his
mid-40's wearing a duster pacing the downstairs area. A younger
man, whom is in no terms of the word 'shy' as he will in static
motion creepily advance to the front door, press palm and face
against the glass and scare the passerby if they're caught staring
and a little girl with shoulder-length curly hair, wearing a
ruffled dress around the ages of 5-7, looking sullenly out the
window. Several more can be seen upstairs as well as looming in
the hallways, nevertheless, their presence is very clear and
realistic like. Some cold spots and overwhelming energies, though
experiences vary with the person.
Fort Meade - County
Line Rd - Heard Bridge Rd near old Mt. Pisgah - In
the 1950s and 60s, ghost lights were seen in this beautiful quiet
country area. Not sure if they are still seen. Some said the
lights were phosphorus from nearby mines, but there were no mines
then. Some have spoke of lights (phosphorus) following them at
Fort Pierce - The
Boston House - Is rumored to be haunted by a
woman looking for her family that had been missing for years. It
is said that she still looks out of the top window hoping to find
her family. It's now a lawyer's office and papers or personal
belongings become missing or moved around.
Fort Pierce - The
Hilltop House Restaurant - Reported loud
knocks when alone, chills. Eyes have been seen staring from the
woods. - - November 2003 Update - has been
Fort Pierce - Indian
River Community College - There have been
sightings of a tall male figure in the theatre. This figure
appears pale blue and has been seen in the broom closet on the
left side of the stage. He has also been seen in the light and
sound room. Sometimes the figure dances and waves, but mostly just
watches people silently. Cold chills have been reported as well as
soft gusts of wind.
Flagler - Coast - Palm
Coast High School - It is said that the high
school is haunted by a young man by the name of Jonathan Ritchie
it is known that he can be seen by the girls locker room relieving
himself around each class period. He died a few years back leaving
the high school homecoming football with his ex-girlfriend Katie
Murray when they got in a car accident and he passed away. It is
said that around these times a strange odor and misty film is to
be coated around the locker room. Katie was the only survivor of
the accident but mysteriously disappeared.
Frostproof - Bereha -
If you sit at the four way stop sign on
Bereha road a light will float up to your car, it’s called the
ghost light. You have to park and sit for awhile.
Gainesville - 13th
street Plaza Theater - orbs. a hobo wrote
"Monter Bad" and an arrow leading to a room. Blood
covered walls and floor.
Gainesville - 13th
Street Wal-Mart -