Delaware–Florida

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Haunted Locations: Delaware

Fort Delaware
Delaware City,Delaware
FortDelawarewas built onPeaPatchIslandinDelaware, to defend the cities ofPhiladelphiaandNew Yorkbased on the recommendation from Pierre L’Enfant. Construction on the fort was completed in 1859, two years before the Civil War. The fortress was constructed in the shape of a pentagon and covered 6 acres of land. The walls surrounding the fort are thirty two feet high, seven to thirty feet thick and made of granite and brick. Wooden barracks were built on the perimeter to house the Confederate prisoners of war however, after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, the amount of prisoners swelled to almost 13,000, leading to horrible conditions. Water became putrefied and food scarce. Many of the prisoners were starving. Prison guards would clean and fry rats and throw them into the barracks for the prisoners to eat. The prisoners were afflicted with smallpox, measles, diarrhea, dysentery and scurvy as well as louse. The first prisoners were casualties from the Battle of Kernstown in 1862, and in 1863 most of the prisoners fromGettysburgwere brought here. A total of 32,000 prisoners passed throughFortDelaware. Most of the 2,700 prisoners who died here are buried at nearby Finn’sPointNationalCemetery, across the Delaware River inNew Jersey. General Albin F. Schoepf was commandant ofFortDelawareand was dreaded by the Confederates. He was known by the soldiers as “General Terror”. With all the suffering that took place inFortDelaware, there is bound to be a ghost or two. Well, there is. Many employees and guests alike have seen ghostly beings on a number of occasions. On one such occasion, visitors reported seeing a confederate soldier watching their every move from the upper ramparts. Many people have also complained about cold spots throughout the fort, strange and eerie noises and some have even reported smelling the odor of gun powder in the air.

Woodburn
Dover,Delaware
In 1784, the Governor’s Mansion, know as “Woodburn” was built by Charles Hillyard III. The home is one of the finest Middle Period Georgian homes in Delaware. It is a well proportioned structure with three floors, an attic and a basement. Over the years Woodburn has had many different owners, starting with the Hillyard family in 1784 to the current day resident and governor of Delaware, Ruth Ann Minner. It also was once station of the Underground Railroad during the 1840s and 1850s. Allegedly, a tunnel ran from a secret room in the basement and traveled beneath the rear grounds of the property out to the St. Jones River. Here, slaves escaping the south, would sneak into waiting boats, and from the St. Jones River, they were transported north along the Delaware River to Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Woodburn also has many ghosts and possibly unwanted residents. In 1815 while entertaining a guest, Dr. and Mrs. Martin Bates were surprised when their guest, a Methodist preacher, described a man he met on the stairs. The man he described was Mrs. Bates’ father, and builder of the house, Charles Hillyard III, who had died. Other people have reported seeing the ghost of Mr. Hillyard over the years, usually on the staircase. If a glass of wine is left out overnight, Mr. Hillyard will empty the glass. It is also believed that a small girl in a gingham dress and bonnet haunts the mansion. She can be seen carrying a candle and walking around the reflecting pool. She is believed to be a twentieth century apparition due to the fact that the reflecting pool was only added during the ownership of Senator Daniel Hastings from 1912 until 1918. There is also a story of a tree that was removed in 1998. This tree had a hollowed trunk and was used as a hiding place for a slave trying to escape his pursuers. The slave was caught and killed. His screams are still heard in the area where the tree once stood. There have also been many reports of a ghost that rattles chains in the basement, strange lights all over the house and the feeling of someone tugging on your clothes.

  

Haunted Locations: Florida

The Lighthouse
Anastasia Island,Florida
Near St. Augustine,3 known spirits: one of a small girl who was hit by a train and killed there around 1900; 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.

Old Jail
AmeliaIsland,Florida
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.

Newnansville Cemetery
Alachua,Florida
On certain nights, ghostly figures will walk throughout the cemetery.

Bali Hai Beach Resort
AnnaMariaIsland,Florida
Late nights onAnnaMariaIslandare eerie and still. The whistle of the wind, blowing sand and the occasional crashing of waves heard in the darkness of night make the perfect setting for a ghost story. A spirit is rumored to walk along the shoreline ofHolmesBeachonAnnaMariaIsland… the ghost of Bali Hai. An urban legend says a newlywed couple was staying at the Bali Hai Beach Resort,6900 Gulf Drive N.The bride lost her husband to the sea, and now she can be seen walking the beach in her wedding gown. She only appears in August.

Gibson Inn HWY 98 Room #128
Apalachicola,Florida
This place is haunted by a man who died there on his 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 it’s closed and no ones there. He appears to the workers there and guest, he pulls their blankets off them at night and moves shoes and stuff in a neat place. He’s a good ghost and doesn’t bother anyone, but be careful not to trash room 128 or he will destroy your things and he will mess with you the whole stay. The workers there well tell you the stories and you always feel someone watching you at night.

Orange Blossom Trail
Apopka,Florida
A Native American warrior in loin cloth crosses the road after prey, looks at you, then disappears.

Townsend’s Plantation
Apopka,Florida
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 update: The radio station was at thePlantationthat 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.

Old Blue House In Neighborhood
Arcadia,Florida
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 graves.

Astor Campsites
Astor,Florida 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.

Old Courthouse
Bartow,Florida
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 thePolkCountyHistoricalMuseumand 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 courtroom.

Stanford Inn Bed & Breakfast
Bartow,Florida
Haunted by a noisy ghost, the current owners and employees have experienced what they believe to be the spirit of the former inn owner, Lee Meriwether.  This house is most popularly known as the mortuary/house in the film “My Girl”.  However, this house has no basement.  Footsteps have been heard on the stairs when no one was around.  Doors close by unseen hands.

Belleview Biltmore Resort / Spa
Bellaire,Florida
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 Cemetery
Black Creek,Florida
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 relocated.

Twin Ponds
Blackrock,Florida
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.

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton,Florida 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 Inlet
Boca Raton,Florida
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.

The Hole
Boca Raton,Florida
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.

Hardee Correctional Facility
Bowling Green,Florida
Reports of hearing voices & feelings of someone walking behind you.

Holiday Inn
Boynton Beach,Florida
The Holiday Inn onCongress Avenueis 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.

Coquina Beach
Bradenton,Florida
OnCoquinaBeach, 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 place.

Fogartyville Cemetery
Bradenton,Florida
Fogartyville cemetery is a nice old cemetery in a nice part of town. It is large and old, and creepy at night. It seems to have more fog than the surrounding neighborhood, but perhaps that’s my imagination. Just west of the cemetery is the other cemetery. It has been utterly neglected, while the main cemetery has been well maintained. There have been some efforts the last few years to rehab it, and I believe that the dirt road that passes between the nice cemetery and a small house and into the other cemetery has a gate now. It is a very eerie place.

There was many years ago a slab with a crypt top. The crypt box had apparently cracked and allowed rain and natural water into the crypt with the coffin. The coffin was a nice watertight high-end job. The coffin acted as a bobber and lifted the crypt top a couple of inches up. If you knew how to do it, you could stand by one corner of the top, and step on the corner, and “grave-water” would squirt out the other corner on an unsuspecting victim.

Palm View Cemetery
Bradenton,Florida
I don’t know much about this cemetery, but I am fascinated by the fact that it is surrounded by The Palm View Elementary School playground. Young children play tetherball, with gravestones just behind them behind a chain-link fence.

I have seen many churches with small cemeteries out back, but not grade schools.

Brandon Place
Brandon, Florida
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.

Merritt Island
Brevard County, Florida
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 long time.

Old Courthouse Building
Brooksville, Florida
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.

Stringer House
Brooksville, Florida
John May bought the property in 1855. In 1856 he donated 15 acres to the county as a county seat. Mr. May lived in the house with his wife, Marena, and their daughter. After their deaths (his wife during child birth and his daughter at age 3) he remained for awhile and remarried, but eventually moved. The house was sold to Dr. Sheldon Stringer, who added on a room for his patients and added a special exit out of that room so the patients would not disturb his family. Jessie May was the daughter of John and Marena May. She was born in the house which is now the Hernando Heritage Museum. She also died there, when she was about 3 1/2 years old. Numerous people over the years have heard her crying for her mother. The docents have noticed that toys on display in the dining room area have been moved into the foyer or placed in different positions in front of the fireplace. On more than one occasion toys have been rearranged by a volunteer to be displayed on the floor in front of one of the fireplaces. This is done right before the museum doors are locked for the night. When the volunteer returns the next morning, the toys are arranged in a different way from how they had left them! Now, docents think that perhaps Jessie doesn’t always like the way they are arranged, and fixes them to her liking! Right before one Mother’s Day Tea the docents had displayed two teacups on the small table in front of the wood mantle. The next day there were three cups , and the day after there was four. The cups had been moved from the china cabinet to the table and no one knew by whom! Both Jessie and her mother are buried on the grounds of the museum, however there are no markers to indicate where. Jessie was the daughter of John and Marena May. She died when she was about 3 and a half years old. One day recently, a volunteer came in about 7:30 in the morning, long before the museum was to open at the noon hour. She heard loud noises in the attic. The strange thing was this volunteer knew nobody else was in the house! She suspects that Jessie was upset to be disturbed so early.  Also, sometimes on windy days, you can hear a faint, sad voice calling “Mommy….Mommy”. It may be the wind whistling through the rafters. Or, it could be poor Jessie, calling for her lost mother.

The Brooksville Nursing Manor
Brooksville, Florida
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.

Spring Hill Cemetery
Brooksville, Florida
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.

The Weeks House
Brooksville, Florida
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 common.

The Cocoa Village Playhouse
Cocoa Village, Florida
The playhouse is haunted buy a former handyman. He is harmless. He can be heard around the building, opening and closing doors and footsteps.

Subway Restaurant
Carol City, Florida
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 Hotel
Cassadaga, Florida
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 daily.

Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp
Cassadaga, Florida
They arrive daily – sometimes by the busload. They are the bereaved seeking comfort, paranormal enthusiasts, and the curious. They are tourists, and they come to consult one of the more than 50 mediums, psychics, and healers. Where they come to is Cassadaga – home of the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp – the oldest active religious community in the southeastern United States.

Cassadaga is one of those quaint little Central Florida towns that you might just drive through on the way to somewhere else with hardly a glance. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and thus provides a step back in time. It is filled with residents that don’t look any different from you or me. There is nothing scary or spooky about Cassadaga.

Cassadaga was founded in 1894 by spiritualists who were looking for a warm weather retreat from the harsh New York winters.

Today, Church members occupy fifty-seven acres of land that is collectively owned. Defined by its folklore, this religious group is really not very different from other religious groups. They believe in God and the Golden Rule. They are different only in their belief that they can communicate with the dead.  Readings by the Camp’s certified mediums are intended to give you insight into your life or perhaps let you commune with the dearly departed. Other services include psychics, palm and card readers, tarot readings, and handwriting analysis.  If ghostly gatherings and “reading” retreats are your thing and you’d like to spend some time in Cassadaga, the Cassadaga Hotel is located in the center of the spiritualist community. Or, if you would rather put a bit of distance between you and the spiritualists, there are two nearby bed & breakfasts The Ann Stevens House, just blocks from the center of Cassadaga, and Cabin On The Lake, two miles from the town.

Directions:

The Camp is located just off I-4 between Orlando and Daytona Beach approximately 30 to 45 minutes from the major attractions.

The Whole Island
Cedar Key, Florida
There are a lot of presences here; just about every business in town has more than one ghost. Some are from the Seminole war. You should go to www.cedarkeynews.com  where you will find a three part story of just some of the hauntings going on.

Island Hotel & Restaurant
Cedar Key, Florida
This old building dates back to 1859.  It is notorious for haunted occurrences.  There is the story of the small black boy, about nine years old who died before the end of the Civil War.

“The way the story goes–this small boy was hired by the manager of the general store and post office to sweep-up and help around the property. Apparently the manager spotted the little boy putting something in his pocket and thinking he had witnessed the boy pilfering something, chased him out the back door. The boy was never seen or heard from again. About a year later, while cleaning out the basement water cistern, a five-foot deep 2,500 gallon cement tank, in preparation for liming (lime was painted in cistern tanks to help keep the water from souring), the workers discovered the skeletal remains of a child. It is said the boy climbed into the cistern to hide from the manager, where he drowned. The basement is accessible through a trap door in the very back of the hotel. It is dark (some say as dark as the inside of a black cat) and eerie, with uneven floors and low beam supports. Down in that basement it is said that the ghost of that scared little boy hides. . . .”

Antioch Cemetery
Chiefland, Florida
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.

Isaac P. Hardee Cemetery
Chiefland, Florida
This is the final resting place of a local tycoon named Isaac Primus Hardee, who was a wealthy land owner in Chiefland back in the 1800s.  His slaves are also buried here with him.  Many of the slaves are buried in what appears to be unmarked and potentially mass graves.  We cannot confirm this so don’t spread this knowledge as fact.  The cemetery is located on a dirt road that runs directly next to the old Hardee house.  The house is a two story, 1800s style house with an upstairs front balcony.

Coon Hill Cemetery
Chumuckla, Florida
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. – February 2004 update/correction: Fprmerly posted as being in Jay, FL, 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.

Eisenhower Elementary School
Clearwater, Florida
In 2000 Eisenhower Elementary School was to undergo massive renovations to its interior. Once the plans were announced night custodians would hear strange bangings 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.

The Royalty Theater
Clearwater, Florida
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.

Biltmore Hotel
Coral Gables, Florida
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 hotel.

Blockbuster Video
Coral Springs, Florida
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 Medical Center
Coral Springs, Florida
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 Square Mall
Coral Springs, Florida
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.

Cobb Cemetery
Crestview, Florida
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.

Jameson Inn
Crestview, Florida
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, sudden cold spots.

Webber College
Dabson Park, Florida
Girls Dorm. – Many girls and employees have seen a dark shadow in the second floor of the dorm building.

Broward Community College
Davie, Florida 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.

Waffle House
 Davie, Florida
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 Playhouse
 Daytona, Florida
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.

Highway between Daytona-Orlando
Daytona / Orlando, Florida
Main highway that links Daytona with Orlando. A phantom car has been spotted, driving erratically and without lights, along a lonely stretch of this road.

Auditorium Blvd
Daytona Beach, Florida
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 his checks.

Northeast Side Of The Orange Avenue Bridge
Daytona Beach, Florida
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.

Sunbright Manor
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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.

Emergency Operations Center
DeFuniak Springs, Florida
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 now stands.

Pineridge High School
Deltona, Florida
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.

Tiger Trl./High School Rd
Dunnellon, Florida
Reports of seeing 3 kids that had died at the intersection around 3 in the morning.

HWY 90
East Milton, Florida
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.

Bay Street Theatre
Eustis, Florida
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.

S.R. 44
Eustis, Florida 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!

Fort Clinch
Fernandina, Florida
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 wife?

Wiccademous Grave
Fernandina, Florida
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.

Amelia Island
Fernandina Beach, Florida
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.

Cabin Clutter Antiques
Floral City, Florida
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 National Bank / Near Haunted Train Tracks
Fort Myers, Florida
Employee’s have reported to have seen a man running in the upstairs main hall. During office hours, he moves things from desks. Near Fort Myers there are railroad tracks it is said that children playing on the tracks were killed and now when you pass if you stop or pause to long on the railroad tracks you can hear children talking and cries and see little hand prints on your window after….

Battered Womens Shelter
Fort Pierce, Florida
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.

The Boston House
Fort Pierce, Florida
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.

Chinese Buffet
Fort Pierce, Florida
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.

The Hilltop House Restaurant
Fort Pierce, Florida
Reported loud knocks when alone, chills. Eyes have been seen staring from the woods.

Brooks Bridge
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
On the third Wed. of every month a pack of wolves can be seen darting across the water at 12:00 am sharp Many photographers have tried taking pictures but only blurs come out Many locals have seen the wolves.

Art Institute Sunrise Hall Dormitory
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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 like running.

Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
River walk – 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.

County Line Rd
Fort Meade, Florida
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 dusk.

The Boston House
Fort Pierce, Florida
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.

The Hilltop House Restaurant
Fort Pierce, Florida
Reported loud knocks when alone, chills. Eyes have been seen staring from the woods. November 2003 Update – has been torn down

Indian River Community College
Fort Pierce, Florida
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.