Old Red Eyes - Kingsley Plantation

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According to local legend, an angry red-eyed ghost lurks here, a remnant of the area’s past. The plantation was built in 1813 by Zephaniah Kingsley and grew cotton, sugar cane, citrus and corn. Kingsley had 60 African slaves, one of whom, named Ana, he took for a wife. Kingley moved his plantation to Haiti in 1837, but something stayed behind. Folks say it is the ghost of an evil slave who was hanged by the other slaves for harshly abusing and even killing some of the female slaves. Now the terrifying mist or apparition with red eyes roams the grounds. Also seen is the ghost of a woman in a white dress, believed to be Ana Kingsley. A child’s ghostly screams also are said to come from the well, where a child once drowned.

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11676 Palmetto Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32226
United States

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30.4390855, -81.43764240000002
Duval County, Florida
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Yulee, FL (16.7 mi.)
Sawgrass, FL (17.5 mi.)
Palm Valley, FL (18.3 mi.)
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  1. There one night about two a.m. My boyfriend gets out of the car to smoke a cigarette. I stayed in the car with the Air running Next thing you know he shines his flashlight In the bushes A few minutes later he gets in the car and we began to accelerate and noticed fog only on the driver side window was writing in the fog . Two nights earlier, bout the same time, by the church he said “Who.”..and someone clear as day repeated it.

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