Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

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Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn’t set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say there are strange tales surrounding an old hermit who lived on the island in the 1920s or 1930s. He had a long beard and sold citrus he grew in a grove here.

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    Address:
    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area
    Miramar, FL
    United States

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    GPS:
    25.9757606, -80.2133081
    County:
    Broward County, Florida
    Nearest Towns:
    Andover, FL (0.5 mi.)
    Miami Gardens, FL (0.7 mi.)
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    1. Used to go there with my husband often. In the area where the original grove farm house stood and burned in the early 1900s, there’s a few park benches. Well one afternoon we were there alone just chatting and in the distance would hear drums…and chanting. There is a school nearby so we thought there was a marching band practice…we kept hearing it, fading into the distance and then closer again. So when we left we drove by the school, and it was EMPTY. No one was on school premises. Not a single car, and it was locked down. We were kinda creeped out after that.

    2. I went there around 11:30 pm with a couple of friends, I literally turned around and bolted out. I had seen this island in various dreams prior to ever visiting it and deep in my soul I knew this place was no good, especially at night. I went back a couple of times again during the day when I had more courage just so I can see the park in full and every single time my friends and I would hear walking on the grass and weird noises from the center piece of land when we know we are alone. Even though the trees where the picnic tables are, are very creepy, I have to say the open area passed the walkway is the worst.

    3. I was there with my friend in October. There was another couple there walking around and birdwatching too. Nothing happened, other than seeing the usual wildlife one would see in a South Florida park. Very quiet and peaceful. Sounds to me like a lot of people claiming that this place is haunted are swayed by the power of suggestion from local legends, and an overactive imagination.

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