Haunted Places in Duck Key, Florida



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    Carysfort Reef Light

    Key Largo, Florida

    53.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    A ghostly mystery began here in the 1850s centered on the lighthouse's first keeper, Captain Johnson, who had passed away in the building. A moaning and screeching sound heard in the evenings was said to be the Captain Johnson's ghost, but 50 years later was proved to be the sound ...


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    Robert the Doll - Fort East Martello

    Key West, Florida

    55 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Robert the Haunted Doll is the inspiration for the Chucky doll in the film franchise. The doll once belonged to Robert Eugene Otto, a Key West painter and author. Robert the Doll is known to be cursed, or possessed by evil spirits, and can be viewed at the Fort East ...


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    Chelsea House Hotel

    Key West, Florida

    57.5 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This historic boutique hotel dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is supposedly haunted. Guests claim to have seen the apparition of a man who was murdered by his wife, while others claim to have smelt pipe smoke in their rooms. The most haunted room is ...


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    The Artist House

    Key West, Florida

    57.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This house, dating back to 1890, has paranormal claims in the attic and the turret room.


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    Hemingway House

    Key West, Florida

    57.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Some tourists swear they see Ernest himself waving from the top window, though considering how many sweaty tourists pile through the poor man's house each day, I'd find it hard to believe he's that cheerful about it. Docents claim that lights turn on and off mysteriously after hours, and ...


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    Club Chameleon

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This night club is now reported to be closed. According to local legend, the building housed a church in the late 1800s. The minister there caught his wife and the deacon having an affair. After finding them together at the church, in a fit of rage he boarded the doors ...


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    Eaton Lodge - Old Town Manor

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Built in 1886, the Eaton Lodge operates today as Old Town Manor, a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses claim the inn is haunted and have reported seeing apparitions, experiencing electrical issues, and hearing unexplained footsteps and the sound of an old typewriter. Some believe a female apparition is Genevieve, wife of former ...


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    St. Paul's Church Cemetery

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Some visitors to the cemetery claim to have been attacked by a malevolent spirit. There are also supposedly some ghosts of children buried there who can be heard playing in the environs. Some say smoking in the cemetery bothers the children and can spark activity.


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    Hard Rock Cafe

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The Key West location of the Hard Rock Cafe, housed in an 1888 mansion, is believed to be haunted by a former resident who hanged himself here. Shadow figures and the sounds of an unseen person whistling and walking around have been reported by staff members.


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Spectral figures of a boy and a girl sometimes appear on the auditorium stage, and lights inexplicably flicker on and off... activity tends to be highest when only a small number of people are present.


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    La Concha Hotel

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This hotel is hopping with haunts. Rumor has it that one New Year's Eve in the early 1980s a young man fell to his death down the elevator shaft, and his spirit is active in the elevator and on the 5th floor. It is also known in local lore that ...


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    Curry Mansion Inn

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This majestic home is open to guests and is alleged to be haunted, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. If you know more, please let us know via the comments section!


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    Marrero's Guest Mansion

    Key West, Florida

    57.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Marrero’s Guest Mansion is said to be home to a ghost named Enriquetta, the love of well-known cigar maker Francisco Marrero, who built the mansion for her in 1889. Francisco died while on a business trip, and Enriquetta was shocked when another woman claiming to be Francisco's wife arrived to ...


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    The Banyan Guesthouse

    Key West, Florida

    58 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This historic guesthouse features a variety of residences dating back to the nineteenth century, and is rumoured to be haunted. Sightings range from a ghostly sea captain and a former owner to a poltergeist with a sweet tooth that steals chocolates from guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Captain Tony's Saloon

    Key West, Florida

    58 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Said to be the oldest saloon in Florida, the establishment is home to a tree that grows through the middle of the chamber. It is said to be the tree from which executions were carried out; 75 unfortunate folks were said to have been hanged from it. The apparition of ...


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    Audubon House

    Key West, Florida

    58 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The apparition of a tall man dressed in old-fashioned clothing is said to reside at the Audubon House. He wears a ruffled shirt and long jacket, and has been seen both in the entry porch and the gift shop gallery. Rumor has it that the ghost is none other than ...


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    Ocean Key Resort and Spa

    Key West, Florida

    58 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Try to get the third-floor suite that faces Duval Street. Visitors claim there are numerous cold spots encountered throughout the day, and nighttime brings eerie sounds of objects being moved around the dressed, spectral sighs, and the distinct feeling of someone sitting down on the bed you're sleeping in. ...


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    Harry S. Truman Little White House

    Key West, Florida

    58.1 miles from Duck Key, FL

    At this presidential museum, employees have witnessed dark shadowy figures and felt an unseen presence.


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    58.3 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This place in itself is an enigma. How did small Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin build a huge castle out of enormous coral blocks? He mined the rock himself, then carved and arranged the huge boulders at night. He never gave away his secrets, but some believe aliens or ghosts assisted ...


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    Fort Zachary Taylor

    Key West, Florida

    58.5 miles from Duck Key, FL

    A ghost locals call "Wendal" supposedly haunts the fort, and has appeared on several photographs over the years. It is believed he died of Yellow Fever during the Civil War.


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    61.3 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Folks here have have heard the sounds of knocking and bumping, and a man and a young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the fracas, as if the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen there of a man ...


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    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida

    69.5 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Built over a Native American burial ground, this estate was once owned by Charles Deering, son of the founder of Deering Harvesting Co. Ghost tours are offered here, where participants hope to catch a glimpse of some of the estate's apparitions or see other evidence of the Native Americans who ...


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    71.6 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Lots of ghost tales in this school for some reason. A female ghost was seen in the girls' bathroom with blood on her face, holding a knife. Allegedly there is security camera footage of a young student walking into the auditorium late at night, when no one was ...


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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    74.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The library and auditorium both have "ghost stories" attached to them. Librarians swear up and down that books they've organized just the day before are thrown into utter disarray the next morning. According to local legend, at least two people died in the auditorium - a janitor and ...


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    Pinewood Cemetery

    Coral Gables, Florida

    75.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Witnesses describe many strange goings-on in this desolate cemetery, including midnight burials, shadow people, strange noises and eerie feelings experienced by the living who dare to visit. Some restoration has been done here in past decades, but reports say it retains its historic feel.


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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    77.1 miles from Duck Key, 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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    Biltmore Hotel

    Coral Gables, Florida

    77.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Supposedly the thirteenth floor is home to some resident WWII-era ghosts - soldiers who convalesced there during the war, when it was used as a hospital. Weird noises are heard throughout, and there are reports of unexplained lights popping in and out of view.


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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Duck Key, Florida

    78.1 miles from Duck Key, 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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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    81.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer, and almost single-handedly founded the U.S. aviation industry. His home in Miami Springs - though for a long time left to ruin - has now been renovated and is a major attraction. There are stories on the Internet about Curtiss dying in the house ...


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    Miami River Inn

    Miami, Florida

    82.2 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This early 1900s inn is said to have a repetitive haunting. Every night at 11, witnesses in first-floor cottage front units say they hear the front door open and feet being wiped on a mat. Then they hear running feet, panicked rattling of a doorknob, and the sound of someone ...


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    Ivette Terrace Condominiums

    Miami, Florida

    83.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This apartment building has had multiple paranormal encounters. In the stairway of the building, it looks like satanic rituals took place as three 6's were written on the walls. A very dark atmosphere is felt in the stairway, and also on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. Also, whispers ...


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    Hialeah High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    85.3 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the girls' bathroom near the auditorium. Local lore has it she's a former student who was murdered there brutally years ago, but no records have yet been found to support that.


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    Tropication Arts Poltergeist

    Miami, Florida

    85.6 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This 1967 ghost story occurred here at the one-time kitschy Florida souvenir shop. As legend has it, when Julio, 19, was hired, it set of a barrage of poltergeist activity such as objects smashing into walls and rolling off tables. Soon afterward, the store was burglarized; reports differ as to ...


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    Villa Paula

    Miami, Florida

    85.7 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The pretty 1920s mansion is said to be home to a cat-hating ghost who has killed all three of the owner's cats by shutting them in the iron gate. Other evidence that a haunt is around includes the smells of coffee and roses, strange noises, and apparitions of a Cuban ...


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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    86.4 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Two areas of activity here... The "Little Theater" seems to be the home of a friendly ghost named "Fred" who turns lights on and off playfully, and may occasionally play faint music. The fourth floor is now closed, but supposedly once housed a planetarium where a girl fell to her death ...


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    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

    Miramar, Florida

    94 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn't set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say ...


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    Condomium Apartments at Hollybrook

    Hollywood, Florida

    94.2 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Hollybrook is a retirement community, and it seems there's one old resident who liked it so much she never wanted to leave. She also seems to have a thing against speeding motorists. If you're leaving Hollybrook late at night and you're driving significantly faster than the posted speed ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    97.5 miles from Duck Key, 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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    Joseph Wesley Young House - Zeller Residence

    Hollywood, Florida

    98.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This was the home of Hollywood's very first mayor, Joseph Wesley Young. Built in 1925, it boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms - and possibly one ghost. There are claims that Joseph Young never left his beloved mansion.


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    Hollywood Beach Resort

    Hollywood, Florida

    99.1 miles from Duck Key, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1926 and was once home to Al Capone. Residents on the seventh floor have claimed to have captured numerous orbs and heard strange voices throughout the night.


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    Maritime Manor

    Dania Beach, Florida

    99.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Woodhaven Cemetery which is the oldest cemetery in East Coast South Florida is within 200 yards of the Maritime Manor Vacation Rental. Although it's not listed on vrbo or airbnb as haunted, The Maritime Manor is believed to host the first two police officers ever murdered in the line ...


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    Broward College

    Davie, Florida

    99.9 miles from Duck Key, FL

    A grisly 2002 murder-suicide at Broward Community College supposedly sparked some paranormal activity near Building 5. Students claim to experience strange smells and see white figures at night in this area, and allegedly there are permanent blood stains remaining on the spot to this day.


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    Waffle House Murders

    Plantation, Florida

    100.7 miles from Duck Key, FL

    A grisly murder-robbery at the Davie Waffle House in 2002 supposedly sparked some paranormal activity that causes employees to "sense presences" and get an overall creepy feeling. Some say if you move a couple of boxes around in the freezer, you'll still find bloodstains on the floor. (Pretty ...


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    Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.4 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Robert Leland Knight is station's most active ghost. He was electrocuted in 1940 at age 28 when he stepped in a puddle into which a downed power line had fallen. The ghost has been known to play pranks. One story involves a witness who was tiling a station wall when ...


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    Cooley's Landing Park

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.5 miles from Duck Key, FL

    William Cooley was an early settler in East Florida. He moved to the New River area (later to become Fort Lauderdale) in 1826 and started an arrowroot plantation. Eventually he became involved in local administration, and in 1835/6 he was involved in adjudicating a case in which white ...


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    The River House

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.7 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The River House was a restaurant reported to have closed in 2009. But originally, it was two early 1900s built by brothers Thomas and Reed Bryan. The Bryan family, owned them until the 1970s, when they were merged and converted to a restaurant. The place is said to be haunted ...


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    New River Inn

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.7 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The New River Inn (built in 1905) now houses the Old Fort Lauderdale History Museum, but visitors still report seeing apparitions in the historic building. The first is that of a man in an old-fashioned rancher's outfit, who paces the first floor and the front porch but vanishes when ...


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    King-Cromartie House

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.7 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The 1907 twin storey home is still believed to be haunted by the ghost of Louise Cromartie and her children. Her translucent apparition has been seen, looking out her second floor bedroom window. Some people are treated to the full paranormal package. She is described as wearing her blonde hair ...


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    Lucky's Tavern - Coyote Ugly Saloon

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    The building was built around the turn of the century, and was previously frequented by gangsters and other lawless folk. Rumours has it that a gangster was shot out the front of the building and still haunts the saloon to this day. The ghost of a woman in white has ...


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    Smoker Park

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    104.8 miles from Duck Key, FL

    Smoker Park is a small section of land on the south side of the New River, across the water from the Stranahan House (also haunted). The park has been a hotbed of contention between locals and potential developers - at one time it was very nearly destroyed to ...


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