Melbourne - Dr. Joes Intercoastal Bottling Company -
A report of strange noises have been heard at night and even one of what was described as a woman laughing.
Jacksonville - Carriage House Apartments -
apartment 40 is haunted by previous residents, Previous it was sais that it was no longer is use as an apartment due to numerous complaints. However it has been now put back in use.
Jacksonville - Homestead Restaurant -
ghost of Alpha Paynter is seen by the fireplace. However the building is no longer in use for unknown reasons at this time. We have been informed by another investigator that, It was all cobwebby and vacant. No Trespassing signs were posted and out back, restaurant food and supplies were piled high. For some odd reason, the food was set outside rotting.
Miami - Hirschfield Theater -
footsteps and other unexplained events are common here.
St. Augustine - Abbot Mansion -
haunted by 2 spirits, Miss Lucy and The Captain.
Coral Gables - Biltmore Hotel -
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.
West Palm Beach - Burger King -
a young man haunts this store. He has been seen by numerous employees.
Orlando - Zuma Beach night club -
an old woman ghost has been seen by the stage. When she comes it gets real cold.
Key West - Ocean Key House Resort -
Third Floor Suite facing Duval Street - Cold spots during the day. At night, sounds of keys and objects moved around on dresser, sound of sighing, and feeling of someone sitting down on the bed while you're in it! Day or night, upon returning to the room, the lights and curtains are never in the condition in which you left them.
Sanford - New Tribes Mission -
Former hotel is now home to missionaries from New Tribes Mission. In the East Wing there have been disturbances of many kinds including poltergeist activity and cold spots. To date there has been no formal paranormal investigation due to fear of bad press, but an informal check shows that something is going on there.
Daytona Beach -
Northeast side of the Orange Avenue Bridge at the bridge approach. A dark haired woman in a nightrobe 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
Florida State University, Cawthon Hall Dormitory - According to a story reported in the University newspaper, The Florida Flambeau during the summer of 1971, numerous students have related encounters over the years with a poltergeist in an old dormitory. According to the report, several years prior to the University's becoming coed in 1949, a female student was sunbathing on a balcony on the roof of the shadowy gothic building. As is typical in Florida, a sudden and particularly violent thunderstorm arose to the east of the building, and welled up ominously over the campus. Although the sky directly above the dormitory was blue, a freak lightning bolt snaked across the sky, curling over the building's turrets striking a sunbathing female student, killing her instantly. Since that time, subsequent occupants of the room she occupied have reported mysterious object movements, unexplained sounds in the room at night, and at times an overwhelming sense of another individual present in the room. Sometimes students would find that common items, such as stacks of books or pictures, would be moved around during the day, with no apparent rhyme or reason, other than perhaps a restless spirit seeking to maintain her link with the world of the living.
Anastasia Island - The Lighthouse -
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 lightkeeper 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.
Sarasota - The Old Women's Dormitory -
building at the Ringling School of Art and Design has been haunted for decades by a ghost named Mary. It used to be a hotel in the 20s and she committed suicide in the stairwell between the second and third floors. It is now an unused fire escape. She has been observed walking the corridors (out of the corner of the eye, turning a times, a resident would enter her room and her paintbrushes would be slowly swirling in the water of the rinse cups as if someone had just spun them around and let go.
St Petersburg - Don Cesar Resort -
Reported sightings of the now deceased owner.
Orlando - Belleveiw Mental Hospital -
Belleveiw was an old Mental hospital in the Pine Hills section of Town. Many reports of poltergeist activity voices and screams. Now it is closed, awaiting repairs or demolition.
Rockledge - Ashley's restaurant -
has a ghost that will often "play" with employees and guests. The building is right on the railroad tracks.
St. Augustine - Flagler College -
once Ponce de Leon Hotel, has numerous ghost stories, most of which are in Ponce de Leon hall, the girls' dormitory. One such story is how the mistress of Henry Flagler haunts the 4th floor where she hanged herself. The room is boarded up, but some students venture up to peek in the keyhole still.
Orlando - Sunnyland Hospital -
It used to be a hospital for people with T.B, back when there was no immunization, and people would go crazy. Then it became a hospital for mentally insane people or retarted people that families didn't want to take care of. It was closed down several years ago (at least 15) . The place has had all the windows and doors busted out, but beds still remain made with hospital paraphenalia lying around. The weirdest thing is that the third floor has always remained locked and noone has ever been able to get in there. If you go to the hospital late at night you can here shuffling and whispering coming from up there. And the sound of things being dropped .
Melbourne - Miquels Mexican Restaurant -
was once Doc Sloan's House. Doc Sloan was a bootlegger during prohibition and the rich guy in town. He built a fancy Mediterranean style house on what was then the edge of town. His three year old daughter caught herself on fire and died on the second floor of the structure. Since that time people have heard a child screaming, sometimes a child crying and many times things move about with no explanation. The latest news is that the resturant has been closed and the building has been marked to be demolished
Tallahassee - The old mental hospital -
is rumored to be hanuted. Apparantly, many of the residents were not treated properly and some even died. Although the hospital has been closed for years, curious ones who drive by claim to see lights on inside and people looking out the windows then disappear.
Micanopy - The Herlong Mansion -
Inez was the oldest of 6 siblings. They fought for 20 some odd years over the house after their mother passed away. The day Inez took possession of the house she had a diabetic seizure (I think) and died in her childhood bedroom. That room remains haunted. The Herlong Mansion is now a bed & breakfast and has been investigated by professional ghost hunters.
On I-75, South of Gainesville - Wayside Antiques - Employees have reported to hear a voice from the back of the huge antique store call them by name, usually when they're opening or closing the store. Also, in one of the upstairs showrooms (right corner of the building facing I-75) is a antique dresser. A little girl, in period clothing, has been seen playing in the room around the dresser. She is usally only seen by psychics or those with honed psychic senses but others have reported a coldness or presense in the room.
Panama City - Confetti's a Nightclub/Eatery -
Objects moving and a smoky apparition have been observed by the staff here.
Brooksville - The Brooksville Heritage Museum -
People have seen and heard things unexplained things in that mansion that is now a museum.
Pensacola - Light House -
There is a story about the light house on the navy base (NAS) being haunted by the former keeper. People have felt cold spots while touring the light house.
The Celery Fields of Chapman Road
There have been numerous sightings of children walking through the tall grass and wondering around on the streets of the neighborhood that now stands where the field had been.
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.
Miami Beach-Colony Theater
Footsteps and ghost has been seen back stage and other unexplained events.
San Mateo First Church of the Nazarene
The ghost of an old man who used to attend the church shuffling up the aisle, just the same as he always did when he was alive. In the nursery the ghost of a pilgrim times woman, (you can only see her shadow, but you can tell by the way her shadow's dress is shaped) screams. It sounds like she in sheer terror.
Ft.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 lawyers office and papers or personal belongings become missing or moved around.
Melbourne-The Henegar Center-
Formerly the original Melbourne high school, It is rumored to be haunted by "Jonathan", who makes noises, moves props and can be seen in the balcony sometimes.
Gainesville-13th Street Wal-Mart
A woman has been seen and felt by those of developed psychic sense. She is harmless and from observations made she was employed here up until three days before her passing. Roughly a month after, employees have seen and felt her presence, in particular, Infants and Girls wear. In other parts of the store, Jewelry, Crafts and Domestics, conversations and cold spots have been experienced when no one is around. Best times have been between the hours of 3:00 AM - 7:00 AM.
Key West-The Hemingway House-
Many people have witnessed Ernest Hemingway waving from his studio window. and lights on and sounds of a typewriter being used after the tours are over and the house is unoccupied.
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.
Safety Harbor-The Safety Harbor Spa Resort-
Several housekeepers tell of hearing their name called from the woman's bath area of the spaand nobody is there. During a renovation in the mid-90's, the front desk would receive phone calls from empty guestrooms in the dead of night. When security would investigate, they could hear voices in the totally empty building.
The exact location is actually around the area of John Young Pkwy and Town Center Blvd. Area of what used to be Indian lands and burial grounds. The construction work was halted upon the discovery of human remains and artifacts. There have been numerous sightings by the locals of apparitions and in many of the houses that were built before the construction was stopped have had "disturbances" experienced in them...
Lakeland -Florida Southern College-
Strange noises - cleaning staff reported feeling things touching them and breathing on them they will now only clean during the day. It also has tunnels below the school, some of which they havent been able to open. Lots of suicides happened in the freshmen womens dorms
Tampa-Old Tampa Theater-
It is an old theater that is very intricately detailed inside and has a particularly haunted look to it anyway. A young man in the 1940's started working there, his job running the projector. He loved his job and continued to work there until his death. Now employees have said that they occasionally hear footsteps and chains in deserted hallways behind the stage and have spotted someone in the projecting room even though there was no one up there at the time.
The bridge at John's Pass is reported to be haunted by the spirits of two farmers who were pro-union during the Civil War. They were murdered by local rebel militiamen and buried on the south end at the mouth of the pass. On nights of the new moon, some have seen the two walking near the bridge or even silently sailing by in their boat trying to return home, some say the rotten stench of decaying flesh accompanies the apparitions.
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.
Ocala-Ritz Historical Inn-
Rich socialite from NY would spend summers here and would have parties during prohibition. During one such party, a fire started (reason unknown) and several people died including the woman and her 2 dogs. To this day you can here the sounds of that party in her room and also the sounds of people running into the hall and down the stairwell trying to escape the fire.
There is known to be a tan figure walking down the streets in front of the castle.
Oveido-The Oveido Lights-
These eerie lights can be seen from a bridge where a young man killed himself after he lost his love. It is well know to native Ovedians. And has been seen by many, many people. The mans ghost has also been seen in the area below the bridge.
Palm Beach Island-
This is called the witches road, numerous reports of electronics in vehicles being messed with, while on this road
Marianna- Bellamy Bridge-
Is haunted by a woman. There is an old foundation of a large home near it. The story is that on this girl's wedding day it was cold so she had a fire in the fireplace in her bedroom. She walked by it in her gown and the trailer caught fire. The girl panicked and ran through the house catching fire to the home in her distress. She ran out of the house across her yard over to the middle of the bridge and jumped in. According to local legend they never found her body. I have been there several times and have heard many people say that they have seen a fiery apparition run to the old bridge and jump in to the river below!!!
Downtown St Petersburg-
There is a ghost that haunts an old turn-of-the-century theatre named "Puckets". The theatre is now a private store of some sort that sells mannequins and garment racks. Employees have seen apparitions and have felt a presence, which they say is very positive. Also, in the theatre part, apparitions can be seen on stage.
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....
A small haunted cemetery that is very old inside the Williston area. A historian going there to do research felt "a very alarming wave of panic while in the cemetery." She fled and never returned.
Longwood-The Old Longwood Hotel-
Now converted to an office building but has not been changed due to its an historic place. Lights go on and off in different offices and footsteps are heard but no ones there elevator opens and runs by its self. Cold spots and shuffling sounds were heard on the 3rd floor. 230am the police responded to check out a possible burglary there and the 1st officer there saw some one in a window, they set up a perimeter around the building. They went in and did a room-to-room search and found nothing. Most of the Veteran officers say its haunted.
Milligan-Cobb's Cemetery -
When a closed can of beer is placed beside a certain tombstone in the cemetery and left for about 15 min. It will be empty and still closed when you return. There are extremely eerie feelings and noises as soon as you pass through the gates.
Winter Park-Rollins College-Ann Russel Theater-
Ghost of Anne Russel comes out sometimes during rehearsals. She has been seen sitting in prop rocking chair.
Miami-Deer Run-"Curtis Mansion"-
There are reports of lights going on and off, door opening, and sightings of ghosts of visitors, children, and a man.
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.
Silver Springs - Silver Springs "Bridal Chamber" -
There is a place in Silver Springs known as the bridal chamber where two ghosts are seen. A long time ago, a young girl and a young man who lived in that area fell in love. The man took the girl out on a boat over Silver Springs and proposed to her and gave her a gold necklace as a token of his promise to her. She wanted to marry the man, but her father would not allow it. Her father had the man sent away on a sea voyage. While he was away, the young girl sank into a deep depression and became deathly ill. She wanted to end her life, so she took a boat out onto Silver Springs over the spot where her love had proposed to her, and jumped in the water. A little while after that, her love returned from his sea voyage. He wanted to see and became very perplexed that he could not find her. In desperation, he went out to the spot where he proposed. When he looked into the water, he saw his love's life body, still grasping the golden necklace he had given her. He felt that he could not live with out her, so he dove in and held her body as he drowned. These ghosts are usually seen in the water, still in their eternal embrace.
Winter Park - Alabama Hotel -
Built when Winter Park was founded, several guests were murdered on opening night. They have been seen walking the halls and blamed for murders that occurred in the fifties. It has been abandoned until 1998, when it was converted into a personal mansion.
Homestead - South Dade High School -
In the auditorium, only if there are just a couple people lights will start to go on and off. You will also see a figure of a boy and girl on stage. There is also a faint sound of music.
Archer: Kosicki House -
The owners of this house believe that the wife of the original owner searches the house for the spirits of her two children who died there. She has been seen walking through the house wearing a white gown.
Brooksville: Museum -
This is an old house that was built in the 1800's and is now a museum. Supposedly, Jessie May, the daughter of the man who built it, died of a fever when she was three. Jessie now roams the house looking for her mother who died giving birth to her. Jessie and her mother are both buried on the museum property, but they are in unmarked graves. From the late 1800's up until now, people have heard Jessie's footsteps and cries for her mother coming from Jessie's old bedroom and the attic. Cold spots have been reported around the hallways and stairs, and the doll that used to be Jessie's has been reported to move around the house.
Coral Gables: Biltmore Hotel -
Residents of this town gathered on a nearby golf course to watch the eerie sounds and lights that come from this abandon house.
Everglades: Eastern Airliner Crash -
Although the crash of this plane happened in the Everglades, the ghosts of the two pilots haunt different locations. Their spirits have been seen on numerous other planes that are using parts salvaged from the wreck.
Key West: Artist House -
Robert a life size doll haunted this house until it was moved to the museum. Both owners of the house would find the doll moved, apparently by itself. Workers in the house have run out leaving their tools never to return. And both owners died early deaths.
Key West: Audubon House -
The ghost of John Audubon has been seen in the middle of the day by passer-bys standing on the front porch.
Key West: Captain Tony's Saloon -
A woman has been seen in this old bar on the island. Her picture has been taken by the owner. This bar use to be the town morgue until a hurricane destroyed it. The water washed the bodies together so that they were unidentifiable. The townspeople decided to cremate the bones and place the in bottles which you can find today stuck in the walls of what is now the pool room.
Kissimmee: Oak Tree -
A headless horseman roams the vicinity of this old oak tree south of Kissimmee. Legend says that a man riding through the woods was captured by Spaniards for a crime he committed. They beheaded him under the old oak. Now, around midnight the man's headless ghost is said to retrace the same route that he died on.(ice)
Lakeland: Highway 98 - Since 1985, drivers have reported a semi truck that follows them on this stretch of highway and then disappears.
Miami: Hirschfield Theater -
A unknown ghost haunts this dinner theater by messing with lights and walking on the stage.
Miami: Villa Paula -
This mansion built in 1925 as a Cuban embassy what labeled as the most haunted building in the city. Owners have reported objects moving around the house on their own.
Miami: Witherspoon House -
The ghost of Carrington Witherspoon haunts this house. Being an abusive husband and father, he was shot to death by his wife. People report the sounds of him beating his family can still be heard in the house.
Oklawaha: Old Bradford House -
Strange footsteps, the sounds of card playing in the green room, and the apparition of a women combing her hair in the Green Room have all been witnessed in this two story house. On January 16, 1935, the shoot out between the FBI and the notorious Ma Barker gang happened here. Barker was shot down in the Green Room, and her son Freddie on the stairs. The bullet holes remain to this day even after repairs.(e.p.)
St. Augustine: Casablance B&B -
The owner of this bed and breakfast use to hang a light out one of the windows to warn rum runners of agents staying in there during prohibition. Today, people still claim to see her light shining out of the window of the house.
St. Augustine: Catalina's Restaurant -
The last owners of this restaurant decided to sell after a basket of laundry caught on fire for no reason. The found that the two original buildings had burned down and new building were erected on the same foundation.
St. Augustine: Huguenot Cemetery -
In the early 1800's, a caretaker found one of the graves of this cemetery dug out with the head of the corpse removed. This headless man is said to still wander through the cemetery today.
St. Augustine: The Lighthouse -
This light house is haunted by a former keeper who hanged himself in the house. Keepers toady claim to hear footsteps following them from the house to the tower.
St. Petersburg: The Skyway Bridge -
A girl who is thought to have committed suicide on the bridge has been seen hitchhiking on the bridge and standing at the top of it.
Tallahassee: Oaklawn Cemetery -
The Phillips Mausoleum is said to give visitor chills when the visit. The story goes, that he had a 20 foot mausoleum built for himself, and placed a coffin in it. One day, he left the key with a friend, went inside the crypt and died. The friend used the key to lock it later.
Tallahassee: Old City Cemetery -
Witches visit the grave of Elizabeth Graham who was a witch who was believed to place a spell on a rich man to marry her. The two did marry, but she died only two years later. People claim that her grave (the only one in the cemetery to face west) has a magnetic quality and there is a strong sense of a presence there.
Tallahassee: Leon County Jail -
This prison has been reported as haunted since it opened. Employees and visitors have experienced many supernatural occurrences such as being pushed and passing unseen people in the halls.
Tampa: The Tampa Theater -
Mr. Foster Finley is believed to haunt this old theater. He died of a heart attack in his balcony seat during a performance. Employees and visitors and seen, heard, and even been tapped by his lingering spirit.