Haunted Places in Bonita Springs, Florida



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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida

    6.8 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    The ghost of Cyrus Teed and his followers are said to haunt this state park and museum, waiting for their leader to resurrect. In 1869, the Chicago doctor changed his name to Koresh and developed a new religion in which he was the Messiah. In 1894 Teed brought his followers ...


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    Rosemary Cemetery

    Naples, Florida

    9 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    Most of this pioneer-era cemetery was covered up by shopping malls and roadways, and folks say stores located on the site are cursed and often go out of business. One small plot of land remains, and rumor has it that it has been the site of many hauntings and eerie ...


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    Witch's Brew Lounge & Package Store

    Naples, Florida

    9.4 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    This place was a Naples institution for years, but unfortunately it shut down in 2004 and is now just an empty lot on Tamiami Trail. In its heyday as a nightclub though there was a "shadow figure" that haunted the place, often unplugging wires from the DJ's equipment.


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    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida

    13.9 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    Another restaurant with a gruesome past. Three people were murdered in the back freezer in November 1995, and employees swear strange things still happen back there. Details of the original crime from the Naples News: Jennings and his accomplice, Charles Jason Graves, now 33, were each convicted of three ...


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    Palm Cottage

    Naples, Florida

    14.4 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    This is the oldest house in Naples, dating back to 1895, and is now open to the public for guided tours thanks to the Naples Historical Society. Ghostly encounters here started, as happens so often, it seems, during renovations. Workers noticed that their tools would constantly be moved, ...


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    Walgreens

    Cape Coral, Florida

    20.8 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    Strange noises, movement in the stockroom, cooler door opening by itself. Items moved, a shelf falling down for no reason. (Submitted by Doris Goering)


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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    21.8 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    This 1914 granite building, one of the grandest in its time, was more recently used as a setting for the film "Day of the Dead." Seen in the opening credits, the building was spattered with blood and filled with zombie actors. But the place is said to have a real ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    25.5 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their own.


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    Useppa Island

    Captiva, Florida

    34.9 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.


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    Cabbage Key Inn

    Captiva, Florida

    35.1 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    According to the locals, the inn’s restaurant specialty “Cheeseburger in Paradise” inspired the Jimmy Buffett hit. Another of its claims to fame is its ghost. The apparition of a woman with long brown hair has been known to visit guest rooms, and a busboy's tub once flew across the kitchen. ...


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    Port Boca Grande Light

    Boca Grande, Florida

    39.6 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was first used on December 31st, 1890. It served local shipping trafic for nearly 80 years before it was finally abandoned in 1969. It nearly fell to complete ruin due to erosion, but Lee County took control of the building in 1972 and ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    40.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    44.5 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    44.8 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    The 1906 store established by Ted Smallwood is what remains of ghost town Chokoloskee. It was a general store, Seminole trading post, post office... and murder site. Outlaw Edgar Watson, killer of fellow outlaw Belle Starr, came here from South Carolina in 1910 to raise sugar cane ad make syrup. ...


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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    50.7 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    The Hermitage

    Englewood, Florida

    57 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    59.6 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    Two rooms here are said to be especially haunted. Room 255 is said to be visited by Anita Conklin, a longtime inn resident who lived there with her husband, manager of the Miami Seaquarium. Ms. Conklin passed away in the room in 1994; her husband had passed away earlier. The ...


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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    60.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    60.7 miles from Bonita Springs, 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

    60.8 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida

    68.4 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Pelican Alley Restaurant

    Nokomis, Florida

    68.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    80.4 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Bonita Springs, Florida

    80.4 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    This is the site where Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in December 1972. 101 people died - 75 survived. Many perished in just 18 inches of water because of the swampy conditions. A very popular book called The Ghost of Flight 401 was published soon after, telling the story ...


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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    81.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    81.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    82.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Timber Chase Apartments

    Sarasota, Florida

    82.7 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    83 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Belle Haven Inn

    Sarasota, Florida

    83.8 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Chart House

    Longboat Key, Florida

    84.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Ringling School of Art and Design

    Sarasota, Florida

    84.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    85.4 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    86 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    86.2 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Hardee Correctional Institution

    Bowling Green, Florida

    87.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    88.4 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    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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    Manasota Memorial Park

    Bradenton, Florida

    90.3 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    90.8 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    91.1 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    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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    Sunset Point Park

    Tamarac, Florida

    92.4 miles from Bonita Springs, FL

    Dark figures with red eyes have been seen in the park. Orbs have also been seen. Some people have been scared out of there, they say that a dark figure with white glowing eyes appears in front of them and then vanishes. They also report that they have scratches all ...


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    Braden Castle

    Bradenton, Florida

    92.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    City Walk Condominiums

    Bradenton, Florida

    92.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Manatee Avenue

    Bradenton, Florida

    92.8 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Manatee Playhouse

    Bradenton, Florida

    93.6 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Rogers Cemetery / Antioch Cemetery

    Bonita Springs, Florida

    93.7 miles from Bonita Springs, FL


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    Hampton Inn and Suites

    Bradenton, Florida

    93.7 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Harlee House

    Palmetto, Florida

    94.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Coquina Beach

    Bradenton Beach, Florida

    94.9 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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    Fogartyville Cemetery

    Bradenton, Florida

    95 miles from Bonita Springs, 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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