Academy of the Holy Names

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Academy of the Holy Names was established in 1881 and the current building opened in 1926. The school is run by the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Ghosts of nuns have been seen walking around on the 4th floor, where the sisters used to live. There is also a little girl ghost that has been seen multiple times in the library. Other paranormal incidents have also taken place, such as bookshelves being fixed one night and then being in disarray the next morning.

(Submitted by Meredith B.)

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Geographic Information

3319 Bayshore Boulevard
Tampa, FL
United States

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27.9148461, -82.49277339999998
Hillsborough County, Florida
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