Haunted Places in Hill 'n Dale, Florida



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    Frank Saxon House

    Brooksville, Florida

    5.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This 1870's manor house is in a state of disrepair nowadays, and local residents are running ghost tours of the very haunted property to raise funds to restore it. Rumoured to be haunted by a spectral groom and bride, visitors have also reported the apparition of a little girl ...


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    May-Stringer House

    Brooksville, Florida

    5.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Now a "Heritage Museum," the May-Stringer House dates back to the 1850s. The ghost of a girl named Jessie who died in the house at just 3 years of age is said to still be felt from time to time, rearranging toys and teacups to suit her whims. ...


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    Hernando County Court House

    Brooksville, Florida

    5.8 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Built in 1913, this court house is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a criminal who tried to escape from the second floor. Some say blood stains still appear where he was shot by the bailiff... but we're not so sure.


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    The Old Weeks House

    Brooksville, Florida

    6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    An old house with quite a lot of colorful "history"... Among other things, locals say that when the house was unoccupied, strange candle lights would appear in the windows, moving slowly from side to side. Check out these snippets from a 2006 article by the Tampa Bay Times: Local ...


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    Brooksville Nursing Manor

    Brooksville, Florida

    6.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Just one story here, from a nurse who says she definitely saw a woman enter the room of a patient who was dying.... and that when she herself entered the room, the patient was dead, and no one else was to be seen.


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    Spring Hill Cemetery

    Brooksville, Florida

    9.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The Spring Hill Cemetery, is located off of Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. It is an old black cemetery with the earliest "known" burial starting in the late 1800's. At dusk you can see what seems to be a man hanging from a tree limb. Also, groups of spirits can ...


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    The Edwinola Hotel

    Dade City, Florida

    12.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Although this 1912 hotel is no longer in operation, the building remains in use to this day. Staff and tenants at living quarters in the current establishment have reported elevators operating by themselves, ghostly voices coming from empty rooms, and the smell of cigar smoke. Others working the night ...


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    St. Leo University

    St. Leo, Florida

    13 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Not much information on this one - just that some stories have it that the ghost of a young woman is seen on campus, often walking through walls.


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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    20.4 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    29.2 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Plantation Inn

    Crystal River, Florida

    30.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    HMS Architecture Building - USF Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    32.2 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The fourth floor of this building - particularly room 469 - is considered to be haunted by a malevolent-feeling spirit by the late-night staff. Voices are heard, and on at least one occasion a wind-chime started jangling all by itself. One worker saw a spectral German Shepherd dog ...


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    University of South Florida Library

    Tampa, Florida

    32.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Ghostly legend here tells of a young woman named Gottlieb, an English major who worked on the library's fourth floor, was found hanging from an oak tree. Foul play was suspected, and after that, strange things happened at the library. Book carts moved by themselves, automatic doors opened without being ...


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    32.7 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    32.9 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

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


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    Crown Colony House

    Tampa, Florida

    34.3 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Built in 1964, the Crown Colony is a four-story building offering both a full-service restaurant and quick-serve café. If the stories are true, the building also harbors a few ghosts. In 2008, officials at Busch Gardens invited Haunted South and select members of the media to explore the park’s Crown Colony ...


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    34.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    34.8 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Lakeview Rodeo

    Holiday, Florida

    35 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    A 2002 fire gutted the Lakeview Rodeo that used to be a hot spot for line-dancing in Holiday, FL... and ever since, some claim they see the spectre of a man standing in the exact location where the building once stood. We're not sure but it looks like its ...


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    Sulphur Springs Tower

    Tampa, Florida

    35.8 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Stories say the historic tower was often used as a landmark on pirates' maps, a tale that may support the fact that a ghostly pirate is said to roam the area. Another story told around these parts is that of a marine monster who lives in the waters adjacent to ...


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    Rose Cemetery

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    36.9 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This is one of those places that everyone "knows" is haunted, but no one seems to have a solid story about it. All that's said is that there's some sort of malevolent force or forces here, and that people get really creeped out and sometimes even physically attacked by ...


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    Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    37.7 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The mausoleum here is supposedly haunted by a girl named Stephanie, who was killed in a car crash.


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    Sea Horse-On the Docks - Getaguru

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    37.7 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This shop has been known as "Sea Horse On the Docks" but the sign above the door currently says "Getaguru". It's the same people - they sell handmade soap and local art. There are several claims at this location, including a "vortex wall" where a woman seemed to ...


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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    39.1 miles from Hill 'n Dale, 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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    Ybor City Museum

    Tampa, Florida

    39.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Kim Cool mentions this haunting briefly in her book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." The claim revolves around the Ybor City Museum gift shop, and a particular book that frequently moves to different places around the shelves, and sometimes even flies violently to the floor when no one is ...


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    Sugar Palm Ballroom - 1550 E. Palm Ave

    Tampa, Florida

    39.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    For a short time in the late 1990s, this building housed the "Sugar Palm Ballroom". Guests at the Sugar Palm would occasionally see a ghostly figure wandering the hallways. During renovations in 2000 workmen complained that they were constantly harassed by unseen entities.


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    Cuban Club - Circulo Cubano de Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    39.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The Cuban Club, now a site rented out for events, was built in 1917 to serve the Cuban community. It has been the site of two deaths: One was an actor who committed suicide on the stage, the other was a murder in which one board member shot another in ...


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    Trelles Clinic - Ybor Resort and Spa

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The former Trelles Clinic, now the Ybor Resort and Spa, is housed in a 1904 building. Witnesses say the many ghostly phenomena here include a child that tugs on people's clothing, unexplained slamming windows, and an apparition of Conchita, a deceased wife of a doctor. TV's Ghost Hunters featured the ...


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    Carmine's

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    At least one waitress at Carmine's Restaurant in Tampa is convinced the place is haunted, according to Kim Cool in her book "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." She swears she hears ghostly footsteps on the second floor, and every time someone goes up to investigate, no one is there.


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    Ybor Factory Building - Ybor Square

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This factory was built in 1886 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor - at the time it was the largest cigar-factory in the world. It changed hands a number of times through the 1950s, but always remained in the cigar business, until it became Ybor Square in the 1970s. Now it ...


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    Don Vicente Inn

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Staff report a ghost in the lady's basement bathroom. The Travel Channel once ran a TV special on this hotel.


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    Gaspar's Grotto

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Haunted bars are a dime a dozen, but how many of them actually provide photographic proof that they're haunted? Gaspar's Grotto does - they proudly display two photos on their wall that may show the ghost of ... someone. No one's really sure what it shows, really, or if there's ...


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    La France

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Apparently there's said to be a ghostly presence in this vintage clothing shop that likes to move items around on the racks, according to Kim Cool's excellent book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay."


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    L'Unione Italiana - The Italian Club

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    In this building, over a century old, folks say a ghost named Virginia sometimes makes an appearance on the front staircase. Reports say Virginia was once a member of the cleaning staff.


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    El Centro Espanol - The Spanish Club

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    The 1912 El Centro Espanol building is home to some strange occurrences. Folks say that the sound of crying babies can be heard in the building when there are no babies around. Also, when candles are blown out, they sometimes re-ignite.


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    Island Flowers

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This flower shop got a quick mention in Kim Cool's "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." The ghost here, if it is a ghost, likes to swing the front door back and forth, ringing the security bell each time.


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    King Corona Cigars and Cafe Bar

    Tampa, Florida

    39.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Dave Lapham recounts the story of King Corona Cigars in his excellent book, "Ghosthunting Florida." The owner was renovating the store one night when he saw a huge, hulking figure in the back. He was about to run for the front door when the figure just dematerialized into thin air. ...


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    James McCabe Theatre

    Valrico, Florida

    39.7 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Reports say that paranormal groups have offered ghost tours as fund-raisers here. The 1915 building, once the Valrico Civic Center and then a woman’s club, is rumored to have more than a few haunts. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard strange sounds, and experienced other odd occurrences.


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    Tampa Florida Brewery Building

    Tampa, Florida

    39.8 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Ybor City has a rich history, and with it comes several ghost stories, including one about the drunken Cuban ghost at the Tampa Florida Brewery. Now the Swope Law Group’s law offices, rumor has it that at the old brewery's opening ceremony, where free beer was available, two drunken men ...


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    Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

    Lakeland, Florida

    39.9 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Florida Southern College's chapel, one of the campus's famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, may be home to the ghost of Wright himself. Rumor has it that the chapel's choir screen was installed incorrectly, and Wright's apparition has been seen in the chapel, poring over the improperly placed choir screen.


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    Blake High School

    Tampa, Florida

    40.1 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    A cold spot is felt in the exact place in the auditorium where a teacher died years ago of a heart attack. The back of the library has a similar cold spot where people get "eerie feelings". The main theatre sometimes has strange lights appear in the wings, ...


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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, Florida

    40.2 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Vague tales from the night staff saying "eerie presences" touched or breathed on them.


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    Oaklawn Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    40.2 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    A number of famous Tampa residents are buried here, and there are vague reports of ghosts haunting the grounds. Many feel uneasy as they walk the cemetery, as if someone is watching them.


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    Jackson House

    Tampa, Florida

    40.3 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Deborah Frethem writes of this house in her book, "Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay." According to Frethem, this building dates back to 1901 and was a boardinghouse once used by a number of African American greats during the days of segregation, like Ray Charles, Count Basie and even ...


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    Ghost of Charlie Wall - Old Federal Courthouse

    Tampa, Florida

    40.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Charlie Wall was an infamous gangster based out of Tampa of the 1930s and 1940s. He dabbled in all the usual rackets - gambling, prostitution, numbers, etc. What made him truly infamous was when he was called to testify before a federal committee investigating organized crime in 1950. He held ...


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    Old Tampa Theater

    Tampa, Florida

    40.5 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    A projectionist from the 1940s supposedly haunts this theatre. Staff hear his footsteps and chains rattling in the hallways and behind the stage. Some claim to even see him up in the projecting room when it is supposed to be empty. There are reports of weird "bad ...


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    Kennedy Blvd and Marion St

    Tampa, Florida

    40.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    Tim Reeser mentions this "haunted intersection" in his book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Florida". Apparently Kennedy and Marion was the site of the old "Florida House Hotel". This hotel burned to the ground in Victorian times, and one of the victims was a little girl who was asleep ...


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    Old Tampa Book Company

    Tampa, Florida

    40.6 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    This quaint used bookstore might be haunted, according to Deborah Frethem in her book "Haunted Tampa." The owners say a couple of chairs they inherited from a previous owner tend to move all on their own. One night the store's alarm went off, but the store was still ...


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    Old City Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    40.7 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    According to Deborah Frethem in her book "Haunted Tampa," strange ghost lights have been seen along the hallways and clock tower of the Old City Hall. She speculates they may be related to Donald Brenham McKay, who served two non-consecutive terms as mayor of Tampa in the early 20th ...


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    Center Place

    Brandon, Florida

    40.8 miles from Hill 'n Dale, FL

    A spirit called (for some reason) "Matilda" is said to haunt this building. She was seen by at least one witness, and others claim to have either felt her presence or actually seen paintings and other objects move without explanation. Allegedly at one point local news reporters came ...


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