Haunted Places in Apalachicola, Florida



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    Gibson Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    This modern inn is supposedly haunted by a pneumonia victim who lodged there years ago. Sightings have been made particularly often in room 128, as well as the bar and dining area.


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    Coombs House Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    The 1905 building, once a private home, is said to be haunted by original owners Mr. and Mrs. James N. Coombs. In 1911, after the shock of a damaging fire in their home, the Coombses moved to a hotel until the house could be repaired. But Mrs. Coombs was very ...


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    Orman House

    Apalachicola, Florida

    The 1838 house was built by merchant and civic leader Thomas Orman, and now sits in Orman House Historic State Park. Local legend says although the land is now publicly owned, some of the Orman family members may never have left it. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and sounds in ...


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    The Ghost Hearse

    Eastpoint, Florida

    8.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The locals around Sumatra tell of a "ghost hearse" that stalks late-night drivers on Highway 65, south of town. The activity allegedly starts at the train track crossing (see map) in the early morning hours. You'll be driving along innocently enough and all of a sudden the hearse ...


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    Tate's Hell State Forest

    Apalachicola, Florida

    16.7 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This is a relatively new state forest, acquired by the state of Florida only in 1994. It's named, supposedly, after Cebe Tate - a local rancher who got lost in the swamp in 1875. When he finally emerged, emaciated and with his hair gone completely white, he was ...


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    Old Carrabelle Hotel

    Carrabelle, Florida

    21 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Situated on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast', this quaint circa 1880 bed and breakfast and former private residence survived a cyclone that destroyed most of the township at the turn of the twentieth century. Rumoured to be haunted, this historic inn boasts three ghosts. Paranormal activity reported here includes ghostly laughter, ...


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    Gulf County Courthouse

    Wewahitchka, Florida

    29.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    A 1987 shootout is said to have spawned the haunting of this courthouse. The elevator works erratically, disembodied footsteps can be heard running on the catwalk that connects the courtroom to the jail, and lights are said to flash in the judge's chambers, where the shooting started. Three people were ...


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    Martin House

    Panama City, Florida

    47.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This home is infamous among locals of Panama City, Florida. An entire family was allegedly murdered there years ago, and it is now supposed to be haunted by their anguished spirits. The house is owned by the Smurfit Stone Papermill across the street, and is still used by ...


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    Old Calhoun County Courthouse

    Blountstown, Florida

    49.7 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This 1904 Romanesque courthouse building formerly served as the county jail, but is now mainly used as a haunted house attraction by the local police department. A former sheriff reported that staff would continuously here moans and screams emanating from a series of cells during the night shift, but ...


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    Wakulla Springs Lodge

    Crawfordville, Florida

    53.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This 1930's hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed ...


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    Confetti's Nightclub / El Potosino

    Panama City, Florida

    54.5 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This location has changed hands A LOT in the past few years. It was Confetti's Nightclub for a while, and patrons would complain about objects being thrown at them, toilets flushing on their own, and generally "violent" sounds emanating from the bathrooms. A few claimed to have seen ...


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    Fort Braden Community Center

    Tallahassee, Florida

    55.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Built in 1926, the Old Fort Braden School is now the Fort Braden Community Center. People claim strange activities going on there. Doors opening, lights turning off or on by themselves, etc.


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    Holiday Inn

    Panama City Beach, Florida

    59.1 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Apparently one tourist checked in here and never checked out! Guests near the top floors of the building have reported strange things, like alarms, televisions and lights turning on and off... always it seems around 4AM. Some have claimed to have seen a man in shorts and t-shirt, ...


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    Leon County Jail

    Tallahassee, Florida

    62.6 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The current Leon County Jail was built in the 1990s, but is in the same spot as the previous one (which housed Ted Bundy for a while). Staff claim to see a female entity walking the halls at night, crying. Shadow figures abound.


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    Tallahassee Community College

    Tallahassee, Florida

    62.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Several claims abound at Tallahassee Community College... First, a strange "shadow figure" that appears in certain classrooms. Second, a garbage can lid started hovering in front of a couple of night janitors. And finally there is a female entity occasionally seen about campus, and the strong scent of ...


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    Chi Omega Sorority House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    At this house, serial killer Ted Bundy took two of his victims: Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, who were bludgeoned to death. Their ghosts may be walking here still, and in fact some believe they prevented other sorority sisters from walking out of their bedrooms into harm's way on the ...


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    Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and ...


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    Florida State University

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The local story says that FSU is haunted by Civil War era cadets of the West Florida Cadet Battalion, who will sometimes still be seen drilling on the campus. Power outages are common, especially when a student is showering - and supposedly the letters "TB" are found drawn on ...


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    Quincy Leaf Theatre

    Quincy, Florida

    64.5 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Now home to the Quincy Music Theatre, "The Leaf" is said to be the home to many different ghosts, all of whom seem friendly and don't cause much in the way of trouble.


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    Allison House Inn

    Quincy, Florida

    64.5 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Orbs have shown up in photographs here; reports say that children are especially likely to pick up on the spirits who reside in this inn.


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    Old City Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.7 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The oldest cemetery in Tallahassee, dating back to 1829. One "resident" of note is Elizabeth Budd Graham (d. 1889) who was known as a "white witch." She has an impressive gravestone that is a must-see.


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    The Columns

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.


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    The Lively Building

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Once the location of a rough and tumble place called "The Leon Bar" (1892-1904). Several murders took place there, and some locals claim to see ghostly cowboy entities hanging about the corner at night. Note that there is a "Lively House" also in Tallahassee that sometimes gets confused with this ...


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    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, Florida

    64.9 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This history museum is said to be haunted by a ghost who appeared in a photograph one of the staff members took while doing inventory. The photograph is displayed proudly among the museum's collection.


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    Calvin Phillips Mausoleum - Oakland Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    65.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Calvin Phillips built himself the first, and most famous, mausoleum in Oakland Cemetery in 1900. He hired a master carpenter to make a cherry-wood casket in the mausoleum, and when it was finished, he crawled inside, locked the door behind him and died. No one is exactly sure why he ...


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    Headless Indian Chiefs - Walker's Town

    Sneads, Florida

    66.2 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    During the 1830s in the Indian village called Walker's Town, incidents led to the death of two Native American chiefs. The deceased chiefs' heads mysteriously came into the possession of a Dr. Joseph R. Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who thought he could learn from the dead by studying their skulls. ...


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    Governor's Park - Myers House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    66.5 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Myers House was built by Hyman Myers,and it has 19 rooms. It is now abandoned in the middle of Governor's Park. This mansion is quite beautiful and people are seen having picnics and enjoying the view of this magnificent house. Though you can't go inside because it is all boarded ...


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    Sunland Hospital

    Tallahassee, Florida

    67.2 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Sunland Hospital was a notorious eyesore in Tallahassee until it was demolished in 2006. Before then though it was a popular spot for amateur ghost hunters, who claimed to have seen all sorts of eerie things within the crumbling walls. Here's a bit of history about the place... Within a year ...


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    Velda Mound Park

    Tallahassee, Florida

    70.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Velda Mound is an archaeological site located in northern Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States. The site was first occupied by peoples of the Fort Walton Culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture)[1] in the late prehistoric period and during the protohistoric period was part of the extensive Apalachee ...


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    McLauchlin House

    Havana, Florida

    70.8 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The 1860's house is now used for wedding receptions, but the owner says its not certain that a few unexpected guests may make an appearance. Visitors have reported several mischievous entities, and an eerie presence has been felt on the front porch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    Marianna, Florida

    74.1 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The Civil War "Battle of Marianna" took place in and around the grounds of St Luke's Episcopal Church, and it is believed that one of the Confederate soldiers killed there still haunts the basement. Witnesses describe seeing the apparition of an elderly, bearded man, dressed in period clothing.


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    Ely-Criglar House

    Marianna, Florida

    74.1 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Originally the manor house for Francis R. Ely's cotton plantation, this building is often known as "Ely Corner" in relation to the Civil War Battle of Marianna. It is believed that restless spirits from the battle still reside here.


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    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida

    74.2 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The historic Russ House, built in 1895, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The house serves as the home of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the county's visitor center. The grounds were the site of the 1864 Battle of Marianna, where several soldiers were killed. Another ...


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    Two Egg Stump Jumper

    Sneads, Florida

    80 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    A small bigfoot-type creature, perhaps the fabled "skunk ape," is reportedly roaming the area between downtown Two Egg and the Chattahoochee River. Footprints, and even the creature itself, have been spotted by the locals.


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    Bellamy Bridge

    Marianna, Florida

    80.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This is perhaps one of the best-known "haunted" places in Florida. Bellamy Bridge is an old metal bridge dating from 1914, but it is supposedly haunted by Elizabeth Bellamy, who is said to have died nearby nearly 80 years before that. The legend says it was her wedding ...


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    Black Creek Cemetery

    Freeport, Florida

    82.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    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 ...


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    Wait's Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Bonifay, Florida

    84.9 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Although this bed and breakfast inn is currently up for sale, the 1920's mansion it is housed in is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported cold spots and strange noises, while others claim to have seen strange lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    John Denham House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    87.1 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This bed and breakfast dates back to 1872, and features a "Blue Room" that seems to be the center of most of the paranormal activity. Sarah Denham's ghost is said to appear in the rocking chair in that room.


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    The Daffodale House

    Monticello, Florida

    87.1 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This charming old bed and breakfast lays claim to a number of paranormal sightings. According to their website, strange music is heard coming from the Safari room, pipe smoke inexplicably tinges the air near the elevator, and a "Woman in White" is often seen on the premises.


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    Avera-Clarke House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    87.2 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This house, now operating as a bed and breakfast, was built in 1890 by Thomas Clarke, a lawyer, judge and civil war veteran. It is said that his ghost is often seen roaming the house - he appears particularly often to guests staying in the Queen Anne Room.


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    Palmer House

    Monticello, Florida

    87.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Monticello, FL is considered by many to be the "Most Haunted Little Town in Florida". The Palmer House is one of the most active spots in town, and has been investigated by many regional ghost hunting operations. There's quite a little story to this old house: Dr. Palmer was the local ...


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    Old Jefferson County Jail

    Monticello, Florida

    87.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This jail dates back to the end of the 19th century. The local sheriff lived on the ground floor and basement - inmates were housed in the top floor. The small building out back housed female prisoners. It hasn't held an inmate since the mid 20th century, ...


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    The Opera House

    Monticello, Florida

    87.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The Opera House in Monticello dates back to 1890, and is a regular part of the local ghost tours. Some regional ghost hunting outfits have investigated and claim to have found orbs and other phenomenon there.


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    The Hanging Tree

    Monticello, Florida

    87.3 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    The local ghost tours take people by the "old hanging tree" in Monticello, FL, and some swear the souls of those who died here still like to stir things up a bit. The tree is at the intersection of 90 and 19 in Monticello, just outside the court house, ...


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    Wirick-Simmons House

    Monticello, Florida

    87.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    This historic home is one of the oldest in Monticello, dating to 1831. It is owned by the Jefferson County Historical Society and is open for tours (on request). Two ghostly apparitions of women have appeared here - one in pink, in the upstairs window, and another dressed ...


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    Euchee Valley Presbyterian Cemetery

    Ponce de Leon, Florida

    88.4 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    A malevolent spirit of a man supposedly appears at night and chases after anyone foolish enough to visit after sundown.


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    Jefferson Correctional Institution

    Monticello, Florida

    89.2 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    Inmates and guards alike agree that there are spirits abounding in the Jefferson Correctional Institution. Some inmates feel someone tapping on them while they sleep - others see ghostly children playing in the dormitory. A ghostly man on a horse is occasionally seen outside.


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    Graceville Bridge

    Graceville, Florida

    91.6 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    In this version of the bridge ghost, participants put their cars in park on the old bridge. It is said that the ghost of a girl who died nearby will push the car to safety across the bridge.


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    91.7 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    91.7 miles from Apalachicola, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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