Haunted Places in Interlachen, Florida



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    Church of the Nazarene

    Interlachen, Florida

    18.4 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    24.8 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Gainesville Cemetery / Pine Grove Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    25.5 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Gainesville, Florida

    25.8 miles from Interlachen, 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

    26.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    26.3 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Norman Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    26.9 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Steak and Shake

    Gainesville, Florida

    27 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    27.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Beaty Towers

    Gainesville, Florida

    27.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Walmart on 13th Street

    Gainesville, Florida

    27.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    27.4 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Thomas Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    27.4 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Old Clay County Jail

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    28.2 miles from Interlachen, 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

    28.5 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Crispers Restaurant

    Gainesville, Florida

    29 miles from Interlachen, 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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    St. John's Landing Apartments

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    29.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    29.3 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Sanksville Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    29.7 miles from Interlachen, FL

    The story of this haunted cemetery is told in "Ancient City Hauntings," by Dave Lapham - but we don't currently have any more details on the nature of the ghost(s) there. If you know anything please let us know via the comments below!


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    29.8 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Gainesville, Florida

    30.8 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    32 miles from Interlachen, FL

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


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    33.3 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Greenbriar Road Ghost Lights

    Jacksonville, Florida

    33.5 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Drive slowly down this road late at night and you might run across the "Greenbriar Lights" - balls of light that come out of nowhere and follow motorists around. Supposedly the local police received so many calls about these strange lights that they hired a scientist to investigate the ...


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    33.5 miles from Interlachen, 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

    33.6 miles from Interlachen, 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

    34 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Heritage Baptist Church

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.1 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Ghosts that have been reported at this church include the spirits of a former pastor and a deceased churchgoer, and a ghostly angel statue that appears and disappears in the cemetery.


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    36.8 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Newnansville Cemetery

    Alachua, Florida

    37.4 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    37.8 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Alachua Sports Pub and Grill

    Alachua, Florida

    38.1 miles from Interlachen, 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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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    38.5 miles from Interlachen, 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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    The House - 8 Arenta St

    St. Augustine, Florida

    38.5 miles from Interlachen, FL

    June Moore Ferrell's book "The House" was written about this place. In the book she tells of a child, a product of incest between a former owner and her son, who died here and was buried in the back yard. Witnesses have seen the apparition of a woman on the ...


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    Hurricane Patty's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    38.6 miles from Interlachen, FL

    This restaurant was featured in Biography Channel's series, "My Ghost Story" - season 2, episode 3. The segment was entitled "Restless Restroom." Most of the activity here centers on the kitchen and bathrooms. The sounds of a crying woman are heard from the bathrooms, and the facilities ...


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    Flagler College - Ponce de Leon Hall

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.2 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Supposedly the mistress of Henry Flagler haunts the fourth floor of the Ponce de Leon Hall (once the Ponce de Leon Hotel). Some believe Henry Flagler himself still haunts the building, and his face is sometimes seen towards the back of the hall.


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    Upham Cottage

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.2 miles from Interlachen, FL

    The 1892 12-room Victorian cottage was originally built as Colonel John Upham's winter home. It changed to apartment buildings some time in its past, but was restored to a private residence in the 1970s. It is not open to the public. It is said to be haunted by a pretty ...


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    Casa Monica Hotel

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.2 miles from Interlachen, FL

    This building dates back to 1887 and was originally called "The Cordova." Although staff at the hotel these days tend to downplay the ghost stories, it has been reported that many people have seen a fancily-dressed man in 1920s-era clothing strolling around the building.


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    St. Francis Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.2 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Lily, the ghost of a beautiful slave woman from Barbados, is said to haunt this inn along with her beloved. Lily and the nephew of former owner Major William Hardee had a secret affair, and when Hardee found out, he sent Lily away. The nephew, distraught over losing her, committed ...


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    Don Pedro Horruytiner House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Ghost sightings have been reported here as early as 1821, when the owner found two ghost women in her rose garden. She presented the pair with a bunch of flowers, and found them later near the house's entrance. Several spirits are said to live here, and there is rumored to ...


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    Old Powder House Inn

    Saint Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    This historic bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to be haunted by a pair of ghostly girls playing with a set of antique dolls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    St. Augustine National Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    It is Florida’s oldest national military cemetery, and it dates back to 1763. In it are buried soldiers from the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), and it is said to be very haunted. A bloody massacre led to the burial of more than 1,400 soldiers in three mass graves marked by ...


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    Tovar House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    One of the older houses in St. Augustine and part of most city tours. Unexplained noises and cries have been heard in this location.


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    Scarlett O'Hara's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    This restaurant's upstairs bar is called the Ghost Bar, named for the ghost who haunts the place. The original builder is said to have died in an upstairs bathtub, in just the spot where the Ghost Bar is now.


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    Gonzalez-Alvarez House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    The “The Oldest House” is said to be haunted by a shadowy figure of a man. Objects move of their own accord, strange lights have been seen, and animals have been known to become agitated while in the building.


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    Casa de Suenos Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    The ghost in this charming bed and breakfast is named Randolph. He likes to move things around in a playful sort of manner - whenever something goes missing, the staff just asks Randolph to put it back and eventually it shows up again.


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    Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    We stayed the night at this B&B in 2012. It was 2:23 A.M. and started hearing a party going on in the common area. We could hear glasses clinking, people talking and laughing, old dance music from the 1800's playing. My friend Wednesday, that is her real name, went into ...


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    Tolomato Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    One of the oldest in the U.S., this cemetery has a spooky story. It is said that a young woman once was being prepared for burial here, and during her funeral procession her forehead was accidentally punctured while passing under an Apopinax tree. She bled profusely; it was discovered that ...


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    24 Cincinnati Avenue

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    Legend has it that this 1914 home, called the Capo House, is haunted by a ghostly lady who is stuck on the first floor because she is unable to climb the stairs. Builder Fred Capo and his wife Lottie are said to have died in the house.


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    Kenwood Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.3 miles from Interlachen, FL

    The Kenwood Inn, in the oldest part of downtown, is said to be haunted by several ghosts, the most well known going by the name of Raymond. The most active guest rooms are 7, 9 and 10. Ghost tours of the area often stop at this historic inn.


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