Haunted Places in Citra, Florida



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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    8.5 miles from Citra, FL

    This place is usually referenced as "Wayside Antiques" but today it is called "Antique Emporium", off exit 368 on Interstate 75 in Reddick. Look for the large red barn-like building. Employees back in the day swore that they would hear their names being called from the back of ...


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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    12.1 miles from Citra, FL

    Originally built in 1845, the Helong Mansion is now a stylish bed and breakfast. Some believe the ghost of Inez Herlong still haunts the place, but details are sketchy.


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    14 miles from Citra, FL

    The Bridal Chamber Spring is believed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of two star-crossed lovers. Rich boy Claire Douglas and poor girl Bernice Mayo declared their love for each other here, but when Claire's father found out, he sent his son to Europe to get him away ...


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    15.6 miles from Citra, FL

    Built in 1925, the Ritz Historical Inn was said to have experienced a fire in its early days which killed several guests. Their ghosts apparently still haunt the premises. The building was handed over in 2010 to Volunteers of America, and plans are underway to convert the building to housing ...


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    15.7 miles from Citra, FL

    Ghost Hunters has featured this inn on the TV show, and it is said to have several spirits. Apparitions of a man, woman, and child have been seen, and the woman has been reported to check out guests in the bathroom. She wears white and has the ability to pass ...


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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    15.7 miles from Citra, FL

    The 1888 mansion and restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to appear on the grand staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    16 miles from Citra, FL

    I worked as a counselor at this facility for several years, and have too many stories and accounts about all the paranormal activity in this building. It was built sometime in the early 1900's and transported to Florida from some other state. My boss told me that the original owner ...


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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    18.4 miles from Citra, FL

    Not much detail, except that more than a few people say there are strange phenomena here.


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    Gainesville Cemetery / Pine Grove Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    19.5 miles from Citra, FL

    Two cemeteries side-by-side, supposedly great spots to hang out at night with a digital camera to capture some ghostly apparitions.


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    Steak and Shake

    Gainesville, Florida

    20.8 miles from Citra, FL

    There's a story that five people were murdered inside the walk-in freezer at this Steak and Shake, but so far no evidence for this has yet to be found. Still, modern employees often refuse to spend any time in or around the freezer, even in daylight.


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    Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Gainesville, Florida

    20.8 miles from Citra, FL

    The Sweetwater Branch Inn has several buildings, but the blue one in particular seems to have the most paranormal activity - particularly in the attic rooms. Guests sometimes complain of a "heavy feeling" on their chest while sleeping up there. Occasionally the bureau door will open and close ...


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    Hippodrome State Theater

    Gainesville, Florida

    20.9 miles from Citra, FL

    So the story goes, the historic theatre is haunted by the apparition of a woman in a beautiful white dress. The theatre building was originally the country courthouse, and during this time, a man went on trial for a murder he didn't commit. His wife, who had evidence to ...


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    Beaty Towers

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.2 miles from Citra, FL

    Local legend has it that a girl committed suicide in the 1960s by jumping from the Beaty Towers, but no records of any such incident exists. Locals go even farther to say that Tom Petty (who was resident in Gainesville at around this time) wrote the song "American Girl" ...


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    Norman Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.3 miles from Citra, FL

    Norman Hall (originally known as P. K. Yonge Laboratory School) is an historic academic building on the eastern campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. It was designed by architect Rudolph Weaver in the Collegiate Gothic style, and built in 1932. It originally housed the university's research and ...


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    Crispers Restaurant

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.6 miles from Citra, FL

    In earlier days this building was a record studio and a Goodwill - now it's a Crispers restaurant. Locals believe someone died in the Goodwill store long ago, and that person's spirit still haunts the place. Shadows and knocking sounds have been experienced after closing time, as well ...


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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.7 miles from Citra, FL

    Once a "Goody's", as of late 2012 this store is now a Trader Joe's, in Butler Plaza. During its Goody's days, employees were constantly harassed by a ghost that would rearrange things to his or her own whims, and set off alarms in the middle of the night. ...


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    Thomas Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.8 miles from Citra, FL

    Thomas Hall, built in 1905, is a historic building located in Murphree Area on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States. The building is named for William Reuben Thomas, the Gainesville mayor and businessman responsible for bringing the University of Florida to Gainesville. Architect William Augustus ...


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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    21.8 miles from Citra, FL

    The Purple Porpoise was a Gainesville institution for years, until it shut down in 2002. According to some, a female student was brutally murdered in the upstairs bathroom of this building in the 1960s, and her spirit (and possibly that of her killer) still remains in the tiny upstairs ...


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    22.4 miles from Citra, FL

    This place no longer exists, but at one time it was a huge hotel with about 200 rooms. It was the Panorama Inn, then the Silver Lake Lodge, then it was left to ruin in the 1980s for about twenty years before finally being demolished around 2006. Before ...


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    Walmart on 13th Street

    Gainesville, Florida

    22.8 miles from Citra, FL

    Until January 2013 there was a Walmart on 13th Street, in Gainesville. It's now shut down (Walmart moved to a larger facility) but we don't know if anyone told the resident ghost that! A female spirit, possibly an ex-employee, is said to have haunted certain areas of the ...


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    23 miles from Citra, FL

    The back part of this cemetery has been left to ruin, and supposedly its in that area that ghost hunters have the most success capturing orbs on their digital cameras.


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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    26.1 miles from Citra, FL

    The old-fashioned mansion dates back to 1893, and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Cora Wood. Local lore states that her ghost, dressed in white, has returned to the house to search for her lost children. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Gainesville, Florida

    26.5 miles from Citra, FL

    This state park features a natural sinkhole, 120 feet deep and 500 feet wide. It was originally called the "Devil's Millhopper" because bones and fossils were found at the bottom, and it resembled a "millhopper" funnel used in grist mills at the time. Locals thought the devil used ...


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    Ma Barker's House

    Citra, Florida

    27.7 miles from Citra, FL

    Ma Barker - once Public Enemy #1 - met her end along with her son Freddy at this lakefront house in Ocklawaha, FL. The town does a re-enactment of the shootout (which consumed more than 2,000 bullets) every January. Some say the Barkers' spirits still haunt the place. The ...


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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    29.8 miles from Citra, FL

    "Tiger Trail" is the local name for SW 180th Avenue in Dunnellon, FL. It was the location where part of the 2001 film "Jeepers Creepers" was filmed. And maybe for good reason... there are local claims that the ghosts of three children killed at the intersection of Tiger ...


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    Church of the Nazarene

    Citra, Florida

    34.6 miles from Citra, FL

    There are accounts of an "old man" ghost haunting the church. He's been seen walking up and down the main aisle. Other accounts of a woman screaming in the nursery.


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    Newnansville Cemetery

    Alachua, Florida

    35 miles from Citra, FL

    Vague reports have been made about "ghostly figures" walking through the cemetery at night. Newnansville, once a county seat, no longer truly exists - it was long ago swallowed up by the town of Alachua.


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    Alachua Sports Pub and Grill

    Alachua, Florida

    35 miles from Citra, FL

    This local establishment has served the community for a long period of time, and was formerly a funeral parlour before its conversion to a bar and grill. Staff have reported that a mischievous spirit haunts the kitchen and main dining room, who has been known to throw pots and ...


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    36.6 miles from Citra, FL

    Those traveling this road claim to often hear screams and roars from the surrounding forests throughout the length of Rolling Acres Road. A few have seen a bright white ghostly figure walking up and down the road. Locals refer to her as "Julia".


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    38.1 miles from Citra, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    38.3 miles from Citra, FL

    It begins with loud banging which echoes throughout the main hallway a few times every night. Sometimes after the banging you'll find the men's handicapped bathroom stall locked. Second floor in the hr offices there's one hallway that smells like death for about 20 ft and then it's back ...


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    Grady House Bed and Breakfast

    High Springs, Florida

    41.3 miles from Citra, FL

    An apparition of a lady in an old-fashioned nightgown has been seen, bringing with her the scent of flowers, lilacs or orange blossoms. The Red Room is the spot where the ghost most often materializes. She also likes to move the chess pieces on a board set up in the ...


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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    41.3 miles from Citra, FL

    Various claims of footsteps, lights turning on and off, and merchandise flying off the shelves (literally).


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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    41.3 miles from Citra, FL

    Two cabins are alleged to be haunted: North Boys Cabin 5 - items are moved inside the cabin, particularly suitcases. Girls Cabin 41A - lights turn on and off, bathroom flushes on its own. No one feels threatened by these spirits - they just seem to be playful.


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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    42.4 miles from Citra, FL

    Female screams, calls for help and other strange noises are heard in this cemetery late at night. Lots of orbs/mist photos have been taken here. Most of the activity centers on the older section, near the back of the cemetery.


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    42.8 miles from Citra, FL

    The ghost of a young woman is said to haunt this restaurant. Supposedly she hung herself on the third floor sometime in the early 1900s. Shadows of a woman in a long flowing dress are seen, and objects are thrown around in the women's bathroom. Cold spots ...


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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    42.8 miles from Citra, FL

    This state park was once home to Fort Cooper during the Second Seminole War. Nothing of the fort remains apart from some archaeological finds, but at least one staff member thinks the spirit of an Indian chief still lingers. There aren't many sightings - most people just "feel" ...


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    Old Gilchrist County Jail

    Trenton, Florida

    45 miles from Citra, FL

    Old Gilchrist County Jail has been open since 1928 and closed since 1968. Its a 2 story building with 3 cells downstairs and 5 upstairs. It has been visited by many a paranormal persons investigating the activity. It is most definitely haunted. There have been ...


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    Riverside Drive

    Yankeetown, Florida

    45.2 miles from Citra, FL

    I have heard many ghost stories about some of the houses on Riverside Dr. The one I know happened was the old house across from Izaac Walton Lodge. Yankeetown is called an "original cracker town" and the houses by the river still had the slave quarter houses standing. My ...


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    Chief Theater

    Chiefland, Florida

    45.3 miles from Citra, FL

    Two ghosts, one is supposedly a little girl from the time when there was a General Store/Post Office on the location. The second is supposedly a man named Tom. The story is that while it was a movie theater (segregated) the blacks were in the balcony and whites were down ...


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    46 miles from Citra, FL

    This 1910 private residence is now the local historical museum, but the ghosts of the past appear to have never really left. Staff and visitors have reported hearing conversation emanating from empty rooms, disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the apparition of a man in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida

    46.3 miles from Citra, FL

    Lots of paranormal claims here, including screams from the upstairs rooms, orbs appearing in photographs, eerie phantom presences felt around the building... one visitor was unlucky enough to see a glimpse of a man hanging from the balcony. Lights turn on and off on their own without explanation. Of particular ...


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    Hardee Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    46.6 miles from Citra, FL

    Hardee Cemetery, or Hardeetown Methodist Cemetery, is supposedly haunted, but details are few and far between. It's the final resting place of Isaac P. Hardee (1817-1879), and, allegedly, many of his slaves. The house, called "Pine Hill," still stands nearby, though it has been moved from its original ...


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    Plantation Inn

    Crystal River, Florida

    46.8 miles from Citra, FL

    This replica plantation house now serves as an resort and golf course, but is supposedly haunted by a young girl heard calling for her mother. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    47 miles from Citra, FL

    This cemetery dates back to the late 1800s, and is one of the largest in Lake County. There are numerous reports of the ghost of a woman seen (and heard) weeping over one of the gravestones.


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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    47.4 miles from Citra, FL

    This Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1876 for a wealthy citrus grower, and is best known for its owner William Pendleton, the president of an arts college. Due to ailing health, he moved to the house in 1886, but died several years later prior to the turn ...


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    Old Clay County Jail

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    47.5 miles from Citra, FL

    This is one of the oldest jails in Florida (though it hasn't been used as a jail since 1972). At least five hangings took place on the front steps of this jail, and it is believed that some of the unusual activity that takes place there now may be ...


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    River Park Inn

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    47.8 miles from Citra, FL

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn was built in 1880, and appears to be popular with the spirit set. At least three ghosts are known to haunt the inn according to staff and guests, and paranormal investigators have been called to the building on several occasions. The most ...


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    St. John's Landing Apartments

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    48.2 miles from Citra, FL

    These apartments date back to the 1930s, when they served as military housing. For a long period they were run down, until in 1997 they were purchased and renovated. A small cemetery is on site, which may be partially to blame for the numerous ghosts and shadows seen ...


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    48.7 miles from Citra, FL

    This modern-day pub has its fair share of paranormal activity. Some workers have been physically pushed by unseen entities in the bathroom. One story has it that a beer mug was thrown across the length of the bar, all on its own. Lights go on and off ...


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