Haunted Places in Eustis, Florida



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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida

    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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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    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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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    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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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    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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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    2.8 miles from Eustis, 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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    Lakeside Inn

    Mount Dora, Florida

    4.4 miles from Eustis, 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

    4.4 miles from Eustis, 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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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    4.6 miles from Eustis, 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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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    5.1 miles from Eustis, 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

    5.2 miles from Eustis, 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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    Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery

    Mount Dora, Florida

    5.9 miles from Eustis, 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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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    11 miles from Eustis, 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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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    13 miles from Eustis, FL

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


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    15.6 miles from Eustis, 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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    Highland Manor

    Apopka, Florida

    16.9 miles from Eustis, FL

    Townsend Plantation was built by the Eldredge family in 1903. The McBride family purchased it in the 1940s. After the owner died in 1978, it remained empty for several years. In the 1980s it was purchased by the Townsend family. They moved the house, the other plantation buildings, and even ...


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    Ma Barker's House

    Eustis, Florida

    19.9 miles from Eustis, 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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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    20.2 miles from Eustis, 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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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    20.9 miles from Eustis, FL

    The ghost that walks here is said to be John W. Hardin, who was shot to death in the back yard in 1975 sometime during or after his truck caught on fire. The mystery of who killed Hardin is unsolved, but his wife, Victoria Mango Hardin, claimed to see his ...


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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    22 miles from Eustis, 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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    Indian Hill

    Pine Hills, Florida

    22.8 miles from Eustis, FL

    This place has two or three Earth energy fields that can be felt by walking along the perimeter. This is a cave and sink hole. This place was considered sacred by my tribe and other tribes due to the energy fields. It is said that there is an Indian burial ...


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    Sunland Hospital Site - Orlando

    Orlando, Florida

    22.9 miles from Eustis, FL

    "Sunland Hospital" was demolished nearly two decades ago, but locals still know the story well. It was a treatment center for those with severe mental handicaps, and for many years it was a poorly-kept secret that the children there weren't treated with the very best of care. Finally ...


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    23 miles from Eustis, 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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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    23 miles from Eustis, 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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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    23.6 miles from Eustis, 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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    Evans High School

    Orlando, Florida

    23.6 miles from Eustis, FL

    Evans High School (also known as Maynard Evans High School) was demolished in 2010 and a brand new school was built on its foundations, which opened in 2012. In the old, pre-2010 school, there was supposedly a ghost in the auditorium. He didn't seem to be malevolent - ...


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    Woodbridge Cemetery

    Fern Park, Florida

    24.6 miles from Eustis, FL

    Woodbridge Cemetery is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the Orlando area, though few sources provide any sort of detail on what exactly has been seen and experienced there. There are claims that what exists there now is only part of what was ...


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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    24.6 miles from Eustis, FL

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


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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    24.6 miles from Eustis, 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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    Maitland Art Center

    Maitland, Florida

    24.8 miles from Eustis, FL

    Avant-garde artist Andre Smith was a writer, etcher and sculptor built the pretty art compound in the 1930s with galleries and Mayan- and Aztec-inspired gardens, courtyards and an open-air chapel (a popular spot for weddings). Although Smith passed away March 3, 1959, folks say his ghost still watches over his ...


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    Princeton Hospital - Lakeside Hospital

    Orlando, Florida

    24.9 miles from Eustis, FL

    Princeton Hospital was turned into Lakeside Hospital in 2000. The psychiatric hospital is rumored to be haunted by spirits who move empty wheelchairs or apparate as ghostly nuns and doctors. A phantom patient with hollow eyes is said to stare sadly or angrily at staff members. The second and third ...


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    Enzian Theater

    Maitland, Florida

    25.4 miles from Eustis, FL

    The Enzian Theater is a non-profit arthouse movie theater located in Maitland, Florida. The theater hosts the Florida Film Festival and several other local film festivals. Supposedly, in the north corner of the theatre, a disembodied head appears, screaming, and then disappears into the restaurant next door. Happens only on ...


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    25.5 miles from Eustis, 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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    Wop's Hops Brewing Company

    Sanford, Florida

    25.6 miles from Eustis, 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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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    25.8 miles from Eustis, 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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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    25.9 miles from Eustis, 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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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    25.9 miles from Eustis, 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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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    26 miles from Eustis, 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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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    26.1 miles from Eustis, 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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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    26.2 miles from Eustis, 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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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    26.3 miles from Eustis, 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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    Annie Russell Theatre

    Winter Park, Florida

    27.2 miles from Eustis, FL

    This theatre was built in the 1930s and named after the actress, Annie Russell, who taught at Rollins College (where the theatre is located). She herself performed on-stage opening night in 1932. Annie died four years later in 1936. There have been claims for many years now of seeing ...


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    Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

    Winter Park, Florida

    27.3 miles from Eustis, FL

    This museum was founded in 1961, and is home to more than 200 sculptures by Czech artist Albin Polasek. Many staff members feel Polasek's spirit still infuses the place, refusing to leave his beloved sculptures. In 1997, one guest snapped a photo of a tear miraculously suspended on ...


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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    28 miles from Eustis, 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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    Harry P. Leu Gardens

    Orlando, Florida

    28.1 miles from Eustis, FL

    The Leu Gardens were started by Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Leu, who in 1936 purchased Leu House and 40 acres of land. The Leus traveled all over the world and brought back many exotic plants and many varieties of camellias for their gardens. In 1961, the Leus deeded the ...


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    The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.2 miles from Eustis, 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 Spiritualist Camp

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.2 miles from Eustis, 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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    Cassadaga Hotel

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.2 miles from Eustis, 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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    Tabu Nightclub - The Beacham

    Orlando, Florida

    28.3 miles from Eustis, FL

    Currently "The Beacham," this location has also been known as "Tabu Night Club" and "Zuma Beach Night Club". The story goes that the ghost of an old woman is seen somewhere near the stage, always accompanied by drastic temperature drops.


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    Angebilt Hotel

    Winter Park, Florida

    28.3 miles from Eustis, FL

    Once the tallest building in Orlando, the Angebilt Hotel has been a major landmark in the city ever since it opened in the 1920s. From the 1970s though it started to decline in grandeur, and eventually was converted in the 1990s into a temporary courthouse. Today it is ...


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    Elijah Hand Building

    Orlando, Florida

    28.3 miles from Eustis, FL

    Elijah Hand was an undertaker and furniture-maker from Indiana who moved to Orlando in 1885. It might sound like an odd juxtaposition, but back in the day it was fairly common, as the undertaker often was also responsible for crafting coffins. Elijah was different from other undertakers because he was a ...


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