Haunted Places in Bayshore Gardens, Florida



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    Manasota Memorial Park

    Bradenton, Florida

    2.9 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    A man and his wife claim to have heard a disembodied voice say "Hey you! Come here!" twice during a late-night visit to a family member's grave.


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    City Walk Condominiums

    Bradenton, Florida

    4.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Formerly known as Cedar Tree Village Apartments - now known as City Walk Condominiums. A spirit of a young man playing guitar has apparently been seen all over the Bradenton area. One sighting was allegedly under the 2013 building staircase here. (No staircase can be seen via ...


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    Hampton Inn and Suites

    Bradenton, Florida

    5.1 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This 1920's style hotel was recently refurbished, which appears to have stirred up a whole lot of paranormal activity. Workers renovating the building reported that their tools would go missing, and that they would occasionally catch of a mysterious woman in a white dress on the seventh floor, who ...


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    Manatee Playhouse

    Bradenton, Florida

    5.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This old 1920's era playhouse is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl. Staff also claim to have heard running footsteps in the hallways after dark. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ringling School of Art and Design

    Sarasota, Florida

    5.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Once the "Bay Haven Hotel," the Keating Center building of Ringling School of Art and Design is believed to be the "haunt" of a young girl who hanged herself there years ago. She appears walking down the hallways of the building. Some art students say she swishes their ...


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    Fogartyville Cemetery

    Bradenton, Florida

    5.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Some folks say there's a generally "creepy" feel to this cemetery, and maybe a bit more fog there than is usual or to be expected. Judge for yourself. There's also this, from HauntedFlorida.com: There was many years ago a slab with a crypt top. The crypt box had apparently ...


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    Manatee Avenue

    Bradenton, Florida

    5.7 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    A single claim here dates back to 1992, from a law enforcement officer who was patrolling the 1700-1800 block of Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. He claimed to see a Victorian-era man in all black clothing, with a very pale, white face for about 2-3 seconds, who then disappeared and ...


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    Harlee House

    Palmetto, Florida

    6 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    When a young family from Palmetto bought and restored the historic Harllee house on the Manatee River they were excited to renovate itl. Ironically, the original owner saw its potential all along. The new buyers found a love letter in one of the closets, only it was from Mrs. Harllee ...


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    Chart House

    Longboat Key, Florida

    6.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This haunting is most often referenced as the "Old Ritz Carlton" haunting, but that's misleading, because there never was a Ritz-Carlton here. One was begun in the early 20th century but was never completed. During its initial construction, so the story goes, a worker's child fell down an ...


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    Coquina Beach

    Bradenton Beach, Florida

    6.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    On the far southern end of Coquina Beach, just before the bridge, there used to be a hotel that is now just a picnic area. Supposedly a "male figure" in black clothing walks back and forth between the picnic area and the beach, even during daylight.


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    Braden Castle

    Bradenton, Florida

    6.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This mid-1800s castle-like structure, now protected ruins, has had a long history of being haunted due to its years as a dilapidated, abandoned building. One amusing story centers on three men who set to explore the haunted site. They went through some harrowing scares before they were brave enough to ...


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    Belle Haven Inn

    Sarasota, Florida

    6.5 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Orbs and full body apparitions have been reported here. One report says that flashes (on cameras) routinely fail while investigating this location.


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    Sun House Restaurant and Bar

    Bradenton Beach, Florida

    7.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This upmarket restaurant appears to have changed ownership and name, but the ghosts that inhabit the building appear to have stayed behind. Staff working late hours have reportedly heard a man and woman arguing outside the managers office, but upon investigation, no one is there. Other reports of ...


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    Timber Chase Apartments

    Sarasota, Florida

    7.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Supposedly the site of a 1992 stabbing murder, the ghost of the young female victim is said to still haunt the premises.


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    Madira Bickel Mound

    Terra Ceia, Florida

    9.7 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This state park was the first Native American location to be designated a "State Archaeological Site" in all of Florida. Occupation here goes back to around the 1st century AD. The mound itself is about 20 feet high and as wide as 170 feet, made of shells, sand and general ...


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    Palm View Cemetery

    Palmetto, Florida

    10 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This is listed on several paranormal websites as a "haunted location," but without a single story to back it up. If you happen to know of anything odd that's happened here, please let us know. Otherwise, as far as we're concerned, it's just a normal graveyard!


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    Bali Hai Beach Resort

    Holmes Beach, Florida

    10.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Modern beach resort where there are claims that a newlywed couple checked in years ago... and never checked out!


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    Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    Terra Ceia, Florida

    14 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    The most iconic bridge in Florida is beautiful... but it is also deadly. It replaced a bridge that partially collapsed in 1980, killing several people. But its best-known as one of the most popular places in Florida to commit suicide. More than 200 people have jumped ...


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    Fort De Soto State Park

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    15.6 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Check out the old fort at night and you may hear some ghostly voices. Footsteps have been heard in the powder room in the southern part of the fort.


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    Comfort and Joy - Galene's Paradise

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    20.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This home dates back to 1911 and was built by Judge Swerdtfeger - but he died in November of the same year and never got to enjoy it. Perhaps that's why some feel he still haunts the premises. Some have seen him on the porch, others through the ...


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    Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    20.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This restaurant dates back to 1977. It was built on the site of the old Casa Bonita Hotel, which itself was once a bath house called "Page's Pavilion" back in the early 1910s. At least one waiter at the restaurant claims the place is haunted, but we don't ...


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    Don CeSar Beach Hotel

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    21.6 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1925, and used to have a large fountain around which the original builder and his lover used to meet. The fountain has since been removed but guests still claim to see the young couple's ghosts walking the spot, hand-in-hand.


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    Pelican Alley Restaurant

    Nokomis, Florida

    22.1 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This restaurant is said to be haunted by an earlier owner. Footsteps are heard late at night, doors open and close on their own and objects move without anyone touching them.


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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida

    22.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    No longer around (it was demolished in 1998), this old-school monster of a hotel was left to rot for many, many years in downtown Sarasota. It was a popular haunt for ghost hunters, who swore there were evil presences residing there.


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    Morris the Casino Cat

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    22.7 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    The Gulfport Casino is now owned by the City of Gulfport, and is rented out as a ballroom for weddings and special occasions. Back in 1970 a cute little cat wandered in and was so loved by the staff that he decided to make the casino his home. ...


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    La Cote Basque Winehouse

    Gulfport, Florida

    22.8 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This restaurant was started in 1972 by Ernest Frohme, and is still in operation today under the watchful eye of his daughters, Carmen and Simone. According to Deborah Frethem's "Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County" the restaurant is haunted by a playful spirit. She speculates ...


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    Historic Peninsula Inn and Spa

    Gulfport, Florida

    22.9 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This hotel dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It was, at times, a military hospital, boarding house, and now, a hotel and spa. The resident ghost is named "Isabelle" - she is said to have lived and died here in the 1950s. She is ...


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    Silas Dent's Steakhouse

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    23 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    The steakhouse's namesake is said to haunt the place. Often the rocking chair by the fish tanks rock by itself, and the regular customers and staff are quite used to it. In fact, folks are a little disappointed if the ghost doesn't rock the chair during their visit!


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    Rogers Cemetery / Antioch Cemetery

    Bayshore Gardens, Florida

    23.9 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL


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    Comfort Station

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This lovely octagonal building in Romaesque Revival style is a public restroom that was built in 1927 by the same architect that designed the Vinoy Hotel (also reported to be haunted, by the way). It was originally called "Comfort Station One," and actually received national press when it was ...


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    The Cordova Inn

    Saint Petersburg, Florida

    24.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This 1921 boutique hotel is supposed to be haunted by the apparition of a well-dressed man in an old-fashioned suit. Employees believe this is the ghost of a former butler, who has saved the building from demolition and despair on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Haslam's Book Store

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    At least as old as the 1920s, the building that houses the bookstore (est. 1933) is said to have literary poltergeists in residence. Books have flown off the shelves, mostly those in the metaphysical section or those by author Jack Kerouac, who often visited the store during his lifetime. Cold ...


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    Hotel Indigo - Martha Washington Hotel

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1926, but has had several names - "Martha Washington Hotel," "Heritage Hotel," and now, most recently, "Hotel Indigo". A 1987 renovation seems to have led to the appearance of a ghostly little girl, seen on the third-floor landing. Later, the figures of an ...


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    Vinoy Hotel

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.5 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Now owned by Marriott, the Vinoy Hotel is a favorite place for major league baseballers to stay while in town. Several claim to have seen a man in a top hat and long coat standing over their bed. One claims to have felt like someone pressed on his ...


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    St. Petersburg Coliseum

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.5 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This venue has been around since 1924 and is reputed to be haunted, but we don't currently have any more information than that. If you know more, please tell us via the comments section below!


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    Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Petersburg, Florida

    24.5 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Guests staying in the Montego Room at this circa 1910 bed and breakfast have reported a rocking chair that rocks by itself, as well as hearing ghostly music and disembodied footsteps in the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Petersburg High School

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.8 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    The third floor of the school seems to be the home of at least one ghost who moves things and makes strange noises. Janitorial staff have claimed to see odd phenomena in the auditorium as well.


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    Leverock's Restaurant

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.9 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Reports say that when the building was under construction, a stone altar was found. The altar was believed to be as many as 2000 years old, used by Timucuan priests. Some say the altar may have brought its old spirits to the restaurant. It can be viewed in a garden ...


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    The Spontaneous Combustion of Mary Reeser

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    24.9 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    OK, this is not really a ghost story, but is perhaps the most famous case of human spontaneous combustion. It happened to Mary Reeser at 1200 Cherry St. on July 2, 1951, at about 8 a.m. The incident was first witnessed by Reeser's landlady Pansy Carpenter, who was attempting to ...


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    Royal Palms Apartments

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    27.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Some who live at the Royal Palms Apartments claim there's a ghost that likes to pull pillows from under their heads... violently at times. A few have actually seen an apparition of a man standing by the side of their bed.


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    John's Pass Bridge

    Treasure Island, Florida

    27.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Locals say the ghosts of two pro-union farmers from Civil War times haunts this area. They were killed by Confederates and buried nearby. Some nights, especially with a new moon, the two are seen walking near the bridge or sailing their boat. Often the smell of death ...


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    Eleanor Island

    Treasure Island, Florida

    27.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    There is a story about this mangrove island about two local men who found some human remains here around the middle of the 19th century. Thinking it might be part of an Indian burial mound, they dug around looking for hidden treasures. Alas for them, all they found ...


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    Friendly Fisherman Restaurant

    Madeira Beach, Florida

    27.5 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This restaurant has been here since it was open by Captain Wilson Hubbard in 1976. He died in 1994, but staff and patrons of the restaurant believe his spirit remains there to this day. A portrait of Wilson hangs on the wall there, and it is said his ...


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    Bigelow-Helms Mansion

    Tampa, Florida

    33 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This home dates to the early 1900s and is known as the "Bigelow-Helms Mansion", though lately it is used as office space for various businesses. People often claimed they heard screams and yelling from the building at odd hours of the night, and in general just got really weird vibes from ...


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    Britton Cinema

    Tampa, Florida

    33.6 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Staff and visitors alike have reported several strange occurrences. Toilets flush on their own and doors mysteriously get locked in the ladies room. Apparitions have been seen in one of theatres. Ghostly voices were heard in the hallway outside theatre #5, and an usher swears someone called ...


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    Academy of the Holy Names

    Tampa, Florida

    34.3 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Academy of the Holy Names was established in 1881 and the current building opened in 1926. The school is run by the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Ghosts of nuns have been seen walking around on the 4th floor, where the sisters used to ...


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    The Hermitage

    Englewood, Florida

    34.4 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    This home, built around 1900, was a former nudist colony--but don't worry, we aren't dealing with a naked ghost here. Rumor has it that original builder, Swedish immigrant Carl Johanson, had a mother who was a healer. The mother used folk remedies and a mystical holy lead. When she passed ...


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    Hopewell Church Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    36.2 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Although its called the "Hopewell Church Cemetery", no church stands here anymore. And don't confuse it with the American Legion Cemetery just next door. The one you want is surrounded by an old brick wall and has two wrought-iron gates at either end. The caretaker of the ...


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    Falk Theatre

    Tampa, Florida

    36.7 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Once the Park Theatre, now called "Falk Theatre." Back in the "Park Theatre" days an actress named Bessie Snavely supposedly hung herself in her third floor dressing room. Her ghost is said to haunt the entire theatre.


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    Plant Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    36.8 miles from Bayshore Gardens, FL

    Onetime Tampa Bay Hotel servants are said to haunt the Science Wing. Witnesses have felt something watching them and had an eerie feeling. Apparitions have been seen all over the campus; in fact, folks say ghosts abound in this University of Tampa hall after hours—and there are quite a few ...


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