Haunted Places in Key West, Florida



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    Chelsea House Hotel

    Key West, Florida

    This historic boutique hotel dates back to the turn of the twentieth century, and is supposedly haunted. Guests claim to have seen the apparition of a man who was murdered by his wife, while others claim to have smelt pipe smoke in their rooms. The most haunted room is ...


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    Hemingway House

    Key West, Florida

    Some tourists swear they see Ernest himself waving from the top window, though considering how many sweaty tourists pile through the poor man's house each day, I'd find it hard to believe he's that cheerful about it. Docents claim that lights turn on and off mysteriously after hours, and ...


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    The Artist House

    Key West, Florida

    This house, dating back to 1890, has paranormal claims in the attic and the turret room.


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    Club Chameleon

    Key West, Florida

    This night club is now reported to be closed. According to local legend, the building housed a church in the late 1800s. The minister there caught his wife and the deacon having an affair. After finding them together at the church, in a fit of rage he boarded the doors ...


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    St. Paul's Church Cemetery

    Key West, Florida

    Some visitors to the cemetery claim to have been attacked by a malevolent spirit. There are also supposedly some ghosts of children buried there who can be heard playing in the environs. Some say smoking in the cemetery bothers the children and can spark activity.


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    Eaton Lodge - Old Town Manor

    Key West, Florida

    Built in 1886, the Eaton Lodge operates today as Old Town Manor, a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses claim the inn is haunted and have reported seeing apparitions, experiencing electrical issues, and hearing unexplained footsteps and the sound of an old typewriter. Some believe a female apparition is Genevieve, wife of former ...


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    La Concha Hotel

    Key West, Florida

    This hotel is hopping with haunts. Rumor has it that one New Year's Eve in the early 1980s a young man fell to his death down the elevator shaft, and his spirit is active in the elevator and on the 5th floor. It is also known in local lore that ...


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    Marrero's Guest Mansion

    Key West, Florida

    Marrero’s Guest Mansion is said to be home to a ghost named Enriquetta, the love of well-known cigar maker Francisco Marrero, who built the mansion for her in 1889. Francisco died while on a business trip, and Enriquetta was shocked when another woman claiming to be Francisco's wife arrived to ...


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    Hard Rock Cafe

    Key West, Florida

    The Key West location of the Hard Rock Cafe, housed in an 1888 mansion, is believed to be haunted by a former resident who hanged himself here. Shadow figures and the sounds of an unseen person whistling and walking around have been reported by staff members.


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    Curry Mansion Inn

    Key West, Florida

    This majestic home is open to guests and is alleged to be haunted, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. If you know more, please let us know via the comments section!


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    The Banyan Guesthouse

    Key West, Florida

    This historic guesthouse features a variety of residences dating back to the nineteenth century, and is rumoured to be haunted. Sightings range from a ghostly sea captain and a former owner to a poltergeist with a sweet tooth that steals chocolates from guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Captain Tony's Saloon

    Key West, Florida

    Said to be the oldest saloon in Florida, the establishment is home to a tree that grows through the middle of the chamber. It is said to be the tree from which executions were carried out; 75 unfortunate folks were said to have been hanged from it. The apparition of ...


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    Audubon House

    Key West, Florida

    The apparition of a tall man dressed in old-fashioned clothing is said to reside at the Audubon House. He wears a ruffled shirt and long jacket, and has been seen both in the entry porch and the gift shop gallery. Rumor has it that the ghost is none other than ...


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    Harry S. Truman Little White House

    Key West, Florida

    At this presidential museum, employees have witnessed dark shadowy figures and felt an unseen presence.


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    Ocean Key Resort and Spa

    Key West, Florida

    Try to get the third-floor suite that faces Duval Street. Visitors claim there are numerous cold spots encountered throughout the day, and nighttime brings eerie sounds of objects being moved around the dressed, spectral sighs, and the distinct feeling of someone sitting down on the bed you're sleeping in. ...


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    Robert the Doll - Fort East Martello

    Key West, Florida

    Robert the Haunted Doll is the inspiration for the Chucky doll in the film franchise. The doll once belonged to Robert Eugene Otto, a Key West painter and author. Robert the Doll is known to be cursed, or possessed by evil spirits, and can be viewed at the Fort East ...


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    Fort Zachary Taylor

    Key West, Florida

    A ghost locals call "Wendal" supposedly haunts the fort, and has appeared on several photographs over the years. It is believed he died of Yellow Fever during the Civil War.


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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    90.6 miles from Key West, FL

    The 1906 store established by Ted Smallwood is what remains of ghost town Chokoloskee. It was a general store, Seminole trading post, post office... and murder site. Outlaw Edgar Watson, killer of fellow outlaw Belle Starr, came here from South Carolina in 1910 to raise sugar cane ad make syrup. ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    98 miles from Key West, FL

    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their own.


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    105.5 miles from Key West, FL

    Spectral figures of a boy and a girl sometimes appear on the auditorium stage, and lights inexplicably flicker on and off... activity tends to be highest when only a small number of people are present.


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    106.2 miles from Key West, FL

    This place in itself is an enigma. How did small Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin build a huge castle out of enormous coral blocks? He mined the rock himself, then carved and arranged the huge boulders at night. He never gave away his secrets, but some believe aliens or ghosts assisted ...


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    108.3 miles from Key West, FL

    Folks here have have heard the sounds of knocking and bumping, and a man and a young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the fracas, as if the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen there of a man ...


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    116.9 miles from Key West, FL

    Lots of ghost tales in this school for some reason. A female ghost was seen in the girls' bathroom with blood on her face, holding a knife. Allegedly there is security camera footage of a young student walking into the auditorium late at night, when no one was ...


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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Key West, Florida

    117 miles from Key West, FL

    This is the site where Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in December 1972. 101 people died - 75 survived. Many perished in just 18 inches of water because of the swampy conditions. A very popular book called The Ghost of Flight 401 was published soon after, telling the story ...


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    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida

    117.8 miles from Key West, FL

    Built over a Native American burial ground, this estate was once owned by Charles Deering, son of the founder of Deering Harvesting Co. Ghost tours are offered here, where participants hope to catch a glimpse of some of the estate's apparitions or see other evidence of the Native Americans who ...


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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    121 miles from Key West, FL

    The library and auditorium both have "ghost stories" attached to them. Librarians swear up and down that books they've organized just the day before are thrown into utter disarray the next morning. According to local legend, at least two people died in the auditorium - a janitor and ...


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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    127.7 miles from Key West, FL

    Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer, and almost single-handedly founded the U.S. aviation industry. His home in Miami Springs - though for a long time left to ruin - has now been renovated and is a major attraction. There are stories on the Internet about Curtiss dying in the house ...


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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    130.6 miles from Key West, FL

    Two areas of activity here... The "Little Theater" seems to be the home of a friendly ghost named "Fred" who turns lights on and off playfully, and may occasionally play faint music. The fourth floor is now closed, but supposedly once housed a planetarium where a girl fell to her death ...


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