Haunted Places in De Leon Springs, Florida



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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    6.4 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Built in 1934 as a mausoleum for Lincoln Hulley (the second president of Stetson University) and his wife Eloise. It once housed a carillon called "The Eloise Chimes," which played daily from 1915 until 2005, when the upper part of the structure was dismantled due to weather damage. ...


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    6.5 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Built in the 1920s this structure now houses the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Some locals swear they have seen ghostly faces looking out through the windows. Another apparition of a man has been spotted sitting in the gazebo on the surrounding grounds, near the Veterans Memorial Wall.


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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    6.6 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This circa 1906 building has been used as the local women's club since its construction over a century ago, and is supposed to have picked up a mischievous poltergeist during this time. Visitors to the building have reported cold spots, running footsteps and loud noises during the day, while ...


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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    6.8 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Reports say this hotel is no longer in operation, and was sold in 2013. Two ghosts are said to reside here. According to lore, a hotel guest once killed his wife and then committed suicide on the premises. Witnesses say sadness emanates throughout the building, and a shadowy figure has ...


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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    6.9 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This stucco-style building has been used as a masonic lodge since 1927, and is supposedly haunted by an elderly man, believed to be associated with the building in the past. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    7.1 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This 1927 historic hotel is one of the most haunted in the state, but unusually, the ghosts of this inn tend to be relatively inactive apart from during the winter months. A visiting medium stated that up to thirteen ghosts inhabit the building, proving that the hotel is immensely ...


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    Phantom Car of I-4 - Orlando to Daytona Beach

    DeLand, Florida

    11.4 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    There are persistent stories of a "phantom car" that drives erratically (and sometimes crashes) along the deserted highway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. No one seems to ever be more specific than that, but as a local, my best guess would be the stretch of I-4 that runs through ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    12 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery

    Lake Helen, Florida

    12.4 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    In a town known for its haunts, the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery is home to the local legend's Devil's Chair. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. Some folks say shadowy figures lurk here at night, but the Devil's Chair is perhaps the most well-known ...


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    Cassadaga Hotel

    Lake Helen, Florida

    12.6 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The Cassadaga Hotel was created in the early 20th century and is located in the heart of a spiritualist community which was established in 1894. The hotel is known for its "spirits" and psychics. The hotel rents out rooms and also has psychics on-site and available daily. The hotel has been ...


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    Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

    Lake Helen, Florida

    12.6 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The Cassadaga Spiritualist camp began when the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York, a trance medium who traveled to many different states, giving readings and seances. He was well known, and in his travels, Colby was referred to as the ...


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    Pine Ridge High School

    Deltona, Florida

    19.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The school's iconic clock tower was the site of a grisly accidental death in 1994, and supposedly that gentleman's ghost still haunts the area. Students swear they hear a "ghost bell" through the speakers, and the elevator in the clock tower building emanates a definitively "eerie" feeling. A ...


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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    19.9 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. The reason? Rumor has it that four graves were paved over to make the road. Ghost hitchhikers are often seen here, ...


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    Merchants Bank Building - Halifax Historical Museum

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the old Merchant's Bank Building since 1986. The building itself dates back to 1910. The museum displays local artifacts covering the last 7,000 years. There is alleged to be a female ghost here who has been seen and heard multiple times. ...


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    Brownie the Town Dog's Grave

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.1 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    One day in 1940, a little brown dog pranced into a Beach Street cab company, and history was made. The cabbies built him a little dog house and "Brownie," as they called him, lived there the rest of his days. He'd sleep in the house at night, and ...


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    Daytona Playhouse

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.5 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Sources claim there are two spectres here - a man and a woman, who were once lovers. The man died fighting in Spain, and the woman committed suicide by throwing herself and her unborn child into the Halifax River.


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    The Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The wife and I decided upon staying a night while I was in the states. We are locals and both have been by this home numerous times in our lives. It is an old home built around the turn of the 20th century. During the night I ...


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    Veterans Memorial Bridge - Orange Avenue Bridge

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The northeast side of the Orange Avenue Bridge (aka Veterans Memorial Bridge) is reportedly haunted by a dark-haired woman wearing a robe. Objects mysteriously get thrown about in this area.


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    Pinewood Historic Cemetery

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Reportedly the oldest cemetery in Daytona Beach, Pinewood is said said to be haunted by an apparition of a woman. A headless ghost also has been reported, rumored to be that of Adler Rawlings, whose gravesite and bones were said to have been defaced by teens.


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    Lilian Place

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This 1880's Italianate mansion has been restored to its former grandeur in recent years, and is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the heritage house have reported sighting the apparition of a woman in a 1920's style dress roaming the hallways, who is known as 'Lucille'. Another spirit ...


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    Boot Hill Saloon

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This famous biker bar is home to a number of spirit activity - maybe long-dead bikers who refuse to leave their favorite watering hole. The jukebox plays by itself... when unplugged. Items are hurled across the bar by unseen hands. Toilets flush and faucets turn on when ...


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    Auditorium Boulevard

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.8 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This area, right across from Pinewood Cemetery, is reportedly a hot-spot for ghosts who like to appear in photographs. Supposedly a murder took place on this spot in the 1970s, when there used to be houses on this block.


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    Whispering Fence

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.8 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    On the Daytona Beach Ghost Walks you'll occasionally be taken past this fence late at night, and told to stand at a certain point where a tree has recently been cut down. You'll hear a strange, echoing "whisper" noise - plain as day. I'm sure it's something to ...


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    The Plaza Resort and Spa

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    22 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The Plaza opened originally as "The Clarendon" in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to "The Plaza" many years afterward. In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up... ...


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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    22 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This was once a hotel, but is now a missionary center. Poltergeist activity is claimed in the east wing, along with cold spots and other eerie phenomena.


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    Hilton Daytona Beach

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    22 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Some weird experiences in room #703. Simultaneously all pillows on two beds moved 2 inches at night. Same night a lamp moved six inches toward and backwards twice, knocking water bottles off of the table. Next night, the thermostat went up to a setting of 70 when set at ...


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    Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    22.1 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical "ghost lights" - balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars ...


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    Wop's Hops Brewing Company

    Sanford, Florida

    22.1 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Originally the Stokes Fish Market, this building was constructed in 1916. It closed in the early 70's and since been home to a few businesses and has some years of being vacant. The building is now Sanford's first micro-brewery, Wop's Hops Brewing Company. The building has reports of cold spots ...


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    Fairchild Oak Tree

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    22.8 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Local folklore has it that this oak tree, over 400 years old, was the site of two deaths. One was Norman Harwood, who purchased the property around 1900, and is said to have killed himself under the tree. The second was James Ormond II, who owned a plantation here. Ormond's ...


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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    23.2 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Celery Avenue was so named because it was lined with celery fields, back when Sanford was called the Celery Capital of the U.S. Here, witnesses say a translucent phantom horse can be seen galloping up and down the street. It has been seen galloping alongside traveling cars, and then simply ...


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    23.3 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    23.5 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Witnesses describe cold spots, uneasy feelings, strange noises, and shadow figures at this historic graveyard.


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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    23.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Hard to find this cemetery - you have to find Page Jackson Cemetery first, then take a dirt road all the way down to Shiloh. There's an old stone sign in front that can barely even be read anymore. Check the map below for the exact location. There are ...


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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    24 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    Bulow Plantation

    Flagler Beach, Florida

    25.2 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This 1821 plantation built by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow is said to be haunted by a Seminole Indian curse. The plantation passed to son John Bulow, who had a good relationship with the Seminoles. In fact, John went so far as to fire cannons at Major Benjamin Putnam and the ...


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    Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    25.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The lighthouse is said to be haunted by a few spirits, one of which is said to be assistant lightkeeper Joseph Davis, who had a heart attack while working in 1919. The unexplained waft of kerosene sometimes detected here is attributed to his ghost. Kerosene has not been used in ...


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    New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    25.9 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The ruins of this sugar mill, built around 1830, are rumored to lie on the site of a chapel built by Christopher Columbus. The ruins are said to be haunted by Seminole Indians, who run through the woods in the early morning hours, and dark shadow people, who appear near ...


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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    26 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This long forgotten and overgrown cemetery is now on land belonging to the Mount Dora Country Club. Locals claim they've heard the cries of a woman around here, and seen a ghostly green light floating around the area. The graves here are not taken care of and only ...


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    Palm Coast High School

    Palm Coast, Florida

    26.3 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The girls' locker room at Flagler Palm Coast High School is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of "Jonathan Richie" - sometimes "relieving himself" nearby, or just coasting the entire locker room in an eerie mist. People say he was a student at the school many years ago ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    26.6 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    Turnbull Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    26.7 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    The ruins in Old Fort Park have always been a bit of a mystery. Why would the ruins of an old Spanish fort be here, where there was never a Spanish settlement? Perhaps the only one who knows the answer to the enigma is the site's ghost. Witnesses say the ...


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    27.1 miles from De Leon Springs, 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

    27.3 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    27.5 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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    Lakeside Inn

    Mount Dora, Florida

    28.3 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Several ghosts are said to reside in the charming Lakeside Inn, which was built in 1883. Two of the inn's ghosts are young girls from the 1890s to 1920s. One is about 9 who wears a frilly red dress. She is believed to be Amy, a little girl who disappeared ...


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    Windsor Rose Tea Room

    Mount Dora, Florida

    28.4 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    Paranormal activities include sightings of shadows of a female in period costume sitting alone at table four. A young lad walking in through the front door going into the restroom locking the door only to find the door locked without anyone in there. Food sliding across the table at table ...


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    Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery

    Mount Dora, Florida

    28.8 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This is a long-disused "black cemetery" from the days of segregation. It dates back to the late 1880s. It was all but forgotten until recently when the Mount Dora Historical Society began cleaning up the area and identifying grave sites whose markers have long since disintegrated. They've begun ...


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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    28.9 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    This house was built by Captain W. Pierce (later to become a director of Orlando's "National Bank") in 1873. It was first constructed in Boston, then shipped to Florida and reassembled. Originally it was located on Boston Ave in Altamonte Springs, but it was moved to its current ...


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    28.9 miles from De Leon Springs, FL

    These days the Longwood Hotel has been converted to offices, but its the same building, still featured on the city's historical walking tours. Workers claim that lights and elevators seem to have a mind of their own. Strange noises and footsteps are heard on the third floor. ...


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    29.3 miles from De Leon Springs, 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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