Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park

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Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park is said by locals to be haunted. Just behind the garden of reflections there is a fence and behind that fence maybe 50 yards into the woods there is a dilapidated abandoned house. Legend says that at this house the father killed his son and wife with a pitchfork. EVPs have been captured here. As for the cemetery you will see shadows moving around, hear voices, catch great evps and ghost box responses. Be warned, the police frown upon trespassing and if you decide to check out the house you are greatly risking big trouble!

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Geographic Information

Address:
2853 Sunset Point Rd
Clearwater, FL 33759
United States

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GPS:
27.99338817026873, -82.71920294973756
County:
Pinellas County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Safety Harbor, FL (1.6 mi.)
Dunedin, FL (3.7 mi.)
Oldsmar, FL (4.3 mi.)
Saint George, FL (4.4 mi.)
Clearwater, FL (5.3 mi.)
South Highpoint, FL (5.3 mi.)
Palm Harbor, FL (6.4 mi.)
Belleair, FL (6.6 mi.)
Feather Sound, FL (6.9 mi.)
Largo, FL (7.1 mi.)

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  1. I have family members buried here and I took my dog with me once for a ride to visit them and she wouldn’t stop barking. She never has done this before or after. It was at the garden of love which is very close to garden of reflections

  2. just visited there 6/22/15. Went behind the wooden fence by the garden of reflection and looked around in the woods for a while. Could not find an abandoned house, just a house with a fence around it and people living in it. If anyone knows where the abandoned house actually is I would love if you could tell me.

    • I’ve tried venturing back there before and found the woods behind the fence to thick. Apparently it may be more of a small shack type house back there. There may have been more murders there then just the one in this legend.

  3. I want to tell you a story that is true, 100% fact, as I experienced this. On May 7th, 1983 my friend was killed in a car accident on the Courtney Cambell. . We were pretty good friends, and I adored her . The day of the funeral I rode with a friend and her parents to Calvary Bapist, then to Sylvan Abbey. We stayed until they lowered Lori’s casket into the ground and backfilled. While we were there I asked Stephanie if she would mind if I tried to find my grand fathers grave. I knew he was buried on the south end of the cementary, but was not sure where, as I had not visited it since he died 10 years prior ( I was 6). As I searched around for it, I noticed a chill, and then I would feel warm again. I started to realize that if I walked in certain directions I felt cold, then, if headed in a particular way, felt warm. Then it all came rushing back to me in my mind. My grandfather use to hide candy around his house and play the hot / cold game with me. The next thing I remember I was feeling that way it feels when it is cold out but you are in a sunny spot and you are warm. At the same time feeling like something had a hold of my chest and was being pulled to look down. And there was my grandfathers grave. Tears rolled down my face and Stephanie put her arms around me. I didn’t tell her what happened because it was so odd. I went home that afternoon and didn’t tell anyone what occured, but I asked my sister to go the cemetary with me that evening after supper. We went there and I asked her if she remembered where the grave was, she said no. We got out of the car, and started walking, me a few yards behind her to see what would happen with her. She did the very same thing, back and forth until she suddenly stopped, grabbed at her chest looked down, and started to sob. Then she asked me if I remembered the hot/cold game.

  4. I grew up behind this cemetery. I used to walk through Sylvan Abbey to Sunset Point Road and hitchhike to Safety Harbor and many times to school in Dunedin. And many times folks would drop me off there at night and would be alarmed that I would walk through the cemetery in the dark. I was only scared once when they put up new angel statues. It was full moon and as I came up the little grade along the lake the moon hit those statutes and my heart sunk. I ran like hell all the way home.
    As for the little wood home..a black family lived there for years. I left there in 64 and I never heard of a pitchfork murder. Probably would have found another way to the road if I had.

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