Harder Hall

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Built in the 1920s, urban legend states that every owner of this hotel has died under “strange circumstances” – often within the limits of the property. And we wouldn’t want the facts to get in the way of a good story. Other ghost stories abound of former visitors who’ve decided to never leave and remain in spectral form. It is said you can see the ghosts of those who died here peering out from the windows or roaming the courtyards. Although this hotel is on the National Registry of Historic Places, it is currently abandoned. Trespassers are prosecuted so don’t try your luck.

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    Geographic Information

    3300 Golfview Drive
    Sebring, FL
    United States
    27.46985101126651, -81.46752691303851
    Highlands County, Florida
    Nearest Towns:
    Sebring, FL (2.4 mi.)
    Avon Park, FL (9.0 mi.)
    Lake Placid, FL (13.8 mi.)
    Lemon Grove, FL (14.3 mi.)
    Placid Lakes, FL (16.2 mi.)
    Frostproof, FL (19.5 mi.)
    Zolfo Springs, FL (20.2 mi.)
    Wauchula, FL (21.7 mi.)
    Gardner, FL (22.0 mi.)
    Hillcrest Heights, FL (24.6 mi.)


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    1. I had permission about 5 years ago to do an investigation there, but I couldn’t get set up right with the crew I had at the time. I am wanting to get permission again, but the only person brave enough to do it that I’ve talked to is my girlfriend…

    2. I went in when I was younger with friends, place is no joke. Not only is there a lot going on activity wise, but its dangerous. The floors, walls, ceilings, its old and abandoned the building could kill you. Best advice stay outside, you will still see and hear plenty.

    3. I was there the other night with a group of friends and we all saw apparitions in the bell tower. Not even joking. Two white figures appeared at the top of the tower and were only there for around 4 seconds. There are tons of stories surrounding this place. It’s eerily thrilling

    4. I Have always wanted to go in their. But I never got the chance to. I have special contacts with different spirits. Some people thinks it’s scary but I get a thrill out of this kind of stuff.

    5. Stayed there summer 1984 and spent 2 nights with new husband and took timeshare tour. Was heart stopping creepy. Exactly like Overlook Hotel in The Shining. Felt like I was being watched at all times. Old elevator with wrought iron door and grim elevator man, long lonely hallways, no staff around, eerily quiet, pool was nice but I was only person there, was all just too eerie, we laugh now but at the time we were not laughing…

    6. I was coming home from a baseball game down the road and when we passed by a friend and I saw a figure in the tower and when we looked back it was gone

    7. We are staying arcoss the lake from this beautiful place. I was telling my husband for the last three nights I have seen a very dim light in Windows. One in the tower , two in the main part of this awesome hotel. Not knowing any this building I look this place up. Now I understand. Life goes on. Loving the history of the awesome place. Hope to get a picture of that light.

    8. I have been in this hotel when I was 9 and my older sister was 14, I am 31 now. My grandparents lived down the road from the hotel. So one boring summer day me and her walked over there and pushed a big wooden board to the side, slid in and started exploring. Let me tell you it was creepy everything was still in perfect place. Even the dinning room had the place settings still set. Like everyone just left the hotel and never came back. I still have a crystal door knob from one of the suites. Oh and we also went up to the bell tower which was super creepy. Noises every where.

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