The Black Tulip has been a casual fine dining spot in historic downtown Cocoa Village for many years.
I can’t remember the original owner’s name, except that it was Don. He and his wife purchase the property and it was known previously as Myrt’s Cafe – also a favorite spot for locals and travelers alike. When Don and his wife bought Myrt’s they were told that the property had ALSO been the Cocoa City jail at one point in time.
While renovating, the couple (who were both psychically sensitive) began to see, hear and smell things. Some very “disturbing things”- like cries for help, the smell of fire and the smell of burning hair/possibly flesh (smelled like roast pork).
Upon speaking to some locals, they were told that when the place was the old jail, it had caught on fire and inmates had been killed because they were incarcerated in their cells and the jailer had left.
(Submitted by Harriet B.C.)
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- 207 Brevard Ave
Cocoa, FL 32922
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- 28.3556152, -80.7264126
- Brevard County, Florida
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- Rockledge, FL (0.3 mi.)
Cocoa, FL (2.3 mi.)
Cocoa West, FL (2.7 mi.)
Sharpes, FL (5.7 mi.)
Cocoa Beach, FL (7.6 mi.)
Cape Canaveral, FL (8.2 mi.)
Port Saint John, FL (9.2 mi.)
Palm Shores, FL (12.6 mi.)
South Patrick Shores, FL (12.8 mi.)
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