Bigelow-Helms Mansion

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This home dates to the early 1900s and is known as the “Bigelow-Helms Mansion”, though lately it is used as office space for various businesses.

People often claimed they heard screams and yelling from the building at odd hours of the night, and in general just got really weird vibes from the place.

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Geographic Information

Address:
NW corner of Bayshore and Gandy
Tampa, FL
United States

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GPS:
27.8935371, -82.48714589999997
County:
Hillsborough County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Tampa, FL (4.1 mi.)
Palm River-Clair Mel, FL (6.9 mi.)
Gibsonton, FL (7.0 mi.)
Citrus Park, FL (7.1 mi.)
Progress Village, FL (7.5 mi.)
Gandy, FL (8.1 mi.)
Egypt Lake-Leto, FL (8.7 mi.)
East Lake-Orient Park, FL (9.0 mi.)
Apollo Beach, FL (9.6 mi.)
Town 'n' Country, FL (9.8 mi.)

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  1. Back in the day, circa 1988, this mansion was under construction, as they restored it to its former glory. On Halloween night, my boyfriend and I went by on our way back from Guavaween to check it out. There was scaffolding from the steep staircase to the upper floor. We walked around the sides of the building and then up the stairs. I told my boyfriend I wanted to go in and look around; he was behind me, and all of a sudden, I felt his hand on my shoulder, pulling me back. I asked him what he was doing, and he said I was about to walk forward, where there was no floor. I surely would have sustained some serious injuries on that fall. For reasons I can’t explain, I had stopped my forward movement and felt like I spaced out. Not sure what happened there (we had not been drinking, btw), but I always felt that some unseen entity or force stopped me from falling to certain injury. As the place used to be a hospital, it is quite possible.

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