Haunted Places in Avon Park, Florida



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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    There have been persistent claims of seeing a ghostly mailman walking the streets near the intersection of Main Street and Lake Avenue, especially on foggy mornings. He disappears the moment you try to contact him.


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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    Lake Arcola is no more - it dried up decades ago and is now mostly open fields with some water and a few small structures. And that's what makes it so weird that drivers on North Buckingham Road, which skirts the western edge of what used to be Lake ...


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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    8 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Forrest Howard, Sebring's fire chief in the 1940s and 1950s, is said to still roam the halls of his favorite fire station. Modern day firefighters swear they see him in the bunk area, and they occasionally smell faint scents of his much-beloved cigars.


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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    8.1 miles from Avon Park, FL

    You may have to wait for a while, but supposedly if you hang about at night near the four-way stop of W. Bereah Road and County Line Road in Frostproof, you'll see some eerie "Ghost Lights" approach your car.


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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    8.6 miles from Avon Park, FL

    There are a number of ghost stories surrounding this building, which dates back to 1916. Eerie feelings are reported on the staircase, and doors have been seen opening and closing entirely on their own. One guest heard voices outside his door throughout the night, and when he complained ...


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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    9 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Built in the 1920s, urban legend states that every owner of this hotel has died under "strange circumstances" - often within the limits of the property. And we wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a good story. Other ghost stories abound of former visitors ...


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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    10.2 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Legend has it that an old woman, one who was knowledgable with potions and healing, used to live nearby, and her spirit still haunts the bridge. So the tales say, the woman was hired to make a love potion, for which her payment was to be the client's first-born child. ...


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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    16 miles from Avon Park, FL

    This eerie abandoned school building stood on the outskirts of Wauchula for years and years before it was finally demolished in 2008. Before it was torn down it was a favorite place for ghost hunters, as the sounds of children playing were constantly heard in the area, even when ...


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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    17 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Camilla Hall, one of the girls-only dormitories at Webber International University, supposedly has a shadowy figure haunting the second floor.


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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    17.5 miles from Avon Park, FL

    People have been reporting ghost lights since the 1950s on Heard Bridge Road in Fort Meade, as well as on Keller road, past Disong. We've marked the Keller Road location on the map below.


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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    17.9 miles from Avon Park, FL

    This spooky story starts more than a century ago with a slave midwife who was concerned that parents were having more babies than they could support. She is said to have smothered many babies and buried their bodies near the bridge. After many babies were killed, the midwife began to ...


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    Spook Hill

    Lake Wales, Florida

    22.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Spook Hill is a gravity hill (an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill) in Lake Wales, Florida. Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when ...


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    The Stanford Inn

    Bartow, Florida

    29 miles from Avon Park, FL

    A "noisy" apparition, believed to be a former owner named Lee Meriwether, is said to inhabit this quaint modern-day bed and breakfast. Doors also allegedly close on their own, and disembodied footsteps can be heard on the staircase. The Stanford Inn was featured the 1991 film "My Girl," starring Dan ...


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    Old Polk County Courthouse

    Bartow, Florida

    29.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The Old Polk County Courthouse in Bartow was built in 1909 on the foundations of the original courthouse, which dated back to the early 1880s. There are many claims here, including: - Screams from the basement (supposedly from a worker killed in an explosion on the site) - Apparitions appearing on ...


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    Hardee Correctional Institution

    Bowling Green, Florida

    31 miles from Avon Park, FL

    There are vague reports of "voices" and a feeling like someone's walking just behind you at this correctional institution... though I'd venture to say its not uncommon to experience either in a high security prison!


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    JPV Woods

    Winter Haven, Florida

    33.4 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Locals say if you go on the old dirt trail around midnight of August 13th, every year, you'll hear children screaming and crying for help.


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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    34 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Numerous paranormal websites claim there's an "Old Blue House" in Arcadia, FL where an entire family haunts the place. They supposedly were murdered in the house more than a century ago (though some reports say a new house has been rebuilt over this one). We've been told this house has ...


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    Old Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    34.1 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Now a museum, with an antique shop as well, the Old Opera House in Arcadia has a number of weird goings-on. One worker tells of hearing the distinctive noise of a crowd in the old auditorium, but of course when she went to investigate, there was no one there. ...


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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    34.2 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The restaurant on the ground floor of this 1925 building is supposedly haunted. Staff have reported the apparition of an African American woman in a white apron in the kitchen and dining room, as well as a pair of ghostly men who have been arguing after the establishment has ...


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    Scotty's Distribution Center

    Winter Haven, Florida

    34.8 miles from Avon Park, FL

    No longer a Scotty's Distribution Center, but back in the day there was supposedly the ghost of a forklift driver that would continually haunt this area - particularly on the 4th of March.


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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, Florida

    40.2 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Vague tales from the night staff saying "eerie presences" touched or breathed on them.


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    Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

    Lakeland, Florida

    40.4 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Florida Southern College's chapel, one of the campus's famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, may be home to the ghost of Wright himself. Rumor has it that the chapel's choir screen was installed incorrectly, and Wright's apparition has been seen in the chapel, poring over the improperly placed choir screen.


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    Rogers Cemetery / Antioch Cemetery

    Avon Park, Florida

    46.8 miles from Avon Park, FL


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    St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

    St. Cloud, Florida

    47 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Rattling, whistling, and unexplained shadows and footsteps have been detected in this 1910 building, formerly a bank. Rumor has it that the hauntings stem from incidents in the structure's past: a major bank robbery and a double homicide.


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    Hunter Arms Hotel

    Saint Cloud, Florida

    47.1 miles from Avon Park, FL

    A ghost named Vivian is alleged to haunt the Hunter Arms Hotel. Strange noises and cold spots have been reported. Doors tend to slam when no one is around.


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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    47.8 miles from Avon Park, FL

    These days the "Old Bank" is just a boarded up building (though in 2012 several murals were added to make it look a bit nicer), but back in the 1920s it was the pride of the town. Local legend has it that a member of the Ashley Gang (a ...


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    Susan's Courtside Café

    Kissimmee, Florida

    48.4 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Susan's Courtside Café is housed in a 1912 home, and is said to be haunted. The restaurant's rooms are themed with items from Kissimmee's past, including a firefighter room. Witnesses have seen eerie shadows and heard strange noises in the building at night.


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    Big Bamboo Lounge

    Kissimmee, Florida

    51 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The Big Bamboo Lounge was a Kissimmee institution, a popular hangout for Disney and ex-Disney employees as well as British expats. Unfortunately it was damaged during a hurricane and closed down for a while, during which time some vagrants moved in and accidentally burned it down. So it's ...


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    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida

    51.6 miles from Avon Park, FL

    If you take Jones Road all the way down to the end and then continue on a dirt path you'll find the "haunted creek." Locals say a little boy died there years ago, and his spirit still haunts the creek. He seems to be an angry ghost and ...


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    James McCabe Theatre

    Valrico, Florida

    52 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Reports say that paranormal groups have offered ghost tours as fund-raisers here. The 1915 building, once the Valrico Civic Center and then a woman’s club, is rumored to have more than a few haunts. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard strange sounds, and experienced other odd occurrences.


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    Center Place

    Brandon, Florida

    53 miles from Avon Park, FL

    A spirit called (for some reason) "Matilda" is said to haunt this building. She was seen by at least one witness, and others claim to have either felt her presence or actually seen paintings and other objects move without explanation. Allegedly at one point local news reporters came ...


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    Osprey Links at Hunter's Creek

    Orlando, Florida

    53.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    At this apartment complex off of Town Center Boulevard and John Young Parkway, reports say a resident witnessed cold spots, lights turning on by themselves, and strange sounds. A shadowy form of a man was seen as well. The strange occurrences were attributed to the fact that the apartment is ...


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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    54.4 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The Compound is infamous in Melbourne for drag racing, dirt biking, four wheeling, paint ball and more, it is a large area of paved streets, of about 200 miles of road. The streets were paved in the 1980s by General Development Corporation (GDC), intended for housing development, instead, the company ...


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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    55.5 miles from Avon Park, FL

    There is (or was) supposedly an old worn-down shack on the premises of this cemetery where people experienced cold spots, bad smells, and ghostly visions of a woman. There is also a peculiar phenomenon in the immediately-surrounding area that locals call the "Killer Bee Phenomenon"... people continually hear the ...


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    Fellsmere Town Hall

    Fellsmere, Florida

    56.5 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The current town hall was formerly the local schoolhouse, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building at night have heard strange noises, had their hair pulled and seen a shadowy apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Marian Fell Library

    Fellsmere, Florida

    56.6 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Paranormal investigators claim to have produced evidence of a haunting at this quaint library, named after the daughter of the original founder of the township. Activity reported includes orbs appearing in photographs, temperature drops and disembodied footsteps in unoccupied rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Marsh Landing Restaurant

    Fellsmere, Florida

    56.6 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The building was built around 1926, and previously housed the headquarters for a sugar company. Now a delightful restaurant specialising in local cuisine, the complex is believed to be haunted, and even has its own ghost tour dinners available to diners. Staff have reported sighting the apparition of a ...


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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    56.8 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The Sandlin House has been advertised for sale for $1.59 million, and the ghost is included. The remodeled Victorian-style house is around 120 years old and is haunted by the spirit of then-owner James Sandlin's 14-year-old daughter Mary Leah, who in 1909 was ironing on the front porch and died ...


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    Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean

    Orlando, Florida

    57 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Almost everyone's been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World... but did you know that many believe the ride is haunted? According to employees, a welder named George died while the ride was originally under construction in the 1970s. His ghost still lingers according to ...


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    Disney World - Haunted Mansion

    Orlando, Florida

    57.2 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion is said to be haunted by several entities including a ghostly man in a tuxedo and a limping pilot with a cane said to have crashed his plane on this spot in the 1940s. Urban legend tells of a little boy who was cremated ...


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    Peabody Hotel

    Orlando, Florida

    57.5 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Built in 1986, the Peabody (famous for its marching ducks) was the second-tallest building in Orlando. There are claims that a number of people have committed suicide in the building over the years, and that their spirits can sometimes be seen roaming the hallways. The Peabody building still stands, but ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    58 miles from Avon Park, FL

    This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area - there's even a former Governor of Florida buried here, named Albert Gilchrist (d. 1926). Lots of activity is reported, including ghost lights, disembodied noises that sound like screaming and moaning, and shadow figures.


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    Crowne Plaza

    Orlando, Florida

    59.2 miles from Avon Park, FL

    There are vague reports of a ghostly entity inhabiting room 621. A guest swore they saw a full-bodied apparition and insisted on switching rooms.


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    Super 8 International Drive

    Orlando, Florida

    60.1 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Room 206 has long been considered a haunted hot-spot in this Orlando hotel. Make the bed in this room and sometimes you'll find the faint imprint of a human form underneath the covers. Others swear they have felt someone in the bed with them, or that it starts ...


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    Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    60.9 miles from Avon Park, FL

    The mausoleum here is supposedly haunted by a girl named Stephanie, who was killed in a car crash.


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    Gaspar's Grotto

    Tampa, Florida

    62.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Haunted bars are a dime a dozen, but how many of them actually provide photographic proof that they're haunted? Gaspar's Grotto does - they proudly display two photos on their wall that may show the ghost of ... someone. No one's really sure what it shows, really, or if there's ...


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    Carmine's

    Tampa, Florida

    62.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    At least one waitress at Carmine's Restaurant in Tampa is convinced the place is haunted, according to Kim Cool in her book "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." She swears she hears ghostly footsteps on the second floor, and every time someone goes up to investigate, no one is there.


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    Ybor City Museum

    Tampa, Florida

    62.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Kim Cool mentions this haunting briefly in her book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." The claim revolves around the Ybor City Museum gift shop, and a particular book that frequently moves to different places around the shelves, and sometimes even flies violently to the floor when no one is ...


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    L'Unione Italiana - The Italian Club

    Tampa, Florida

    62.3 miles from Avon Park, FL

    In this building, over a century old, folks say a ghost named Virginia sometimes makes an appearance on the front staircase. Reports say Virginia was once a member of the cleaning staff.


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    La France

    Tampa, Florida

    62.5 miles from Avon Park, FL

    Apparently there's said to be a ghostly presence in this vintage clothing shop that likes to move items around on the racks, according to Kim Cool's excellent book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay."


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