Haunted Places in La Crosse, Florida



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    Newnansville Cemetery

    Alachua, Florida

    5.1 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Vague reports have been made about "ghostly figures" walking through the cemetery at night. Newnansville, once a county seat, no longer truly exists - it was long ago swallowed up by the town of Alachua.


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    Alachua Sports Pub and Grill

    Alachua, Florida

    6.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This local establishment has served the community for a long period of time, and was formerly a funeral parlour before its conversion to a bar and grill. Staff have reported that a mischievous spirit haunts the kitchen and main dining room, who has been known to throw pots and ...


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    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Gainesville, Florida

    9.6 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This state park features a natural sinkhole, 120 feet deep and 500 feet wide. It was originally called the "Devil's Millhopper" because bones and fossils were found at the bottom, and it resembled a "millhopper" funnel used in grist mills at the time. Locals thought the devil used ...


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    Grady House Bed and Breakfast

    High Springs, Florida

    11.8 miles from La Crosse, FL

    An apparition of a lady in an old-fashioned nightgown has been seen, bringing with her the scent of flowers, lilacs or orange blossoms. The Red Room is the spot where the ghost most often materializes. She also likes to move the chess pieces on a board set up in the ...


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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    12 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The back part of this cemetery has been left to ruin, and supposedly its in that area that ghost hunters have the most success capturing orbs on their digital cameras.


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    Walmart on 13th Street

    Gainesville, Florida

    12.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Until January 2013 there was a Walmart on 13th Street, in Gainesville. It's now shut down (Walmart moved to a larger facility) but we don't know if anyone told the resident ghost that! A female spirit, possibly an ex-employee, is said to have haunted certain areas of the ...


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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    13.7 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The Purple Porpoise was a Gainesville institution for years, until it shut down in 2002. According to some, a female student was brutally murdered in the upstairs bathroom of this building in the 1960s, and her spirit (and possibly that of her killer) still remains in the tiny upstairs ...


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    Thomas Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    13.7 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Thomas Hall, built in 1905, is a historic building located in Murphree Area on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States. The building is named for William Reuben Thomas, the Gainesville mayor and businessman responsible for bringing the University of Florida to Gainesville. Architect William Augustus ...


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    Norman Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    14.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Norman Hall (originally known as P. K. Yonge Laboratory School) is an historic academic building on the eastern campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. It was designed by architect Rudolph Weaver in the Collegiate Gothic style, and built in 1932. It originally housed the university's research and ...


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    Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Gainesville, Florida

    14.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The Sweetwater Branch Inn has several buildings, but the blue one in particular seems to have the most paranormal activity - particularly in the attic rooms. Guests sometimes complain of a "heavy feeling" on their chest while sleeping up there. Occasionally the bureau door will open and close ...


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    Hippodrome State Theater

    Gainesville, Florida

    14.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    So the story goes, the historic theatre is haunted by the apparition of a woman in a beautiful white dress. The theatre building was originally the country courthouse, and during this time, a man went on trial for a murder he didn't commit. His wife, who had evidence to ...


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    Beaty Towers

    Gainesville, Florida

    14.3 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Local legend has it that a girl committed suicide in the 1960s by jumping from the Beaty Towers, but no records of any such incident exists. Locals go even farther to say that Tom Petty (who was resident in Gainesville at around this time) wrote the song "American Girl" ...


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    Steak and Shake

    Gainesville, Florida

    14.8 miles from La Crosse, FL

    There's a story that five people were murdered inside the walk-in freezer at this Steak and Shake, but so far no evidence for this has yet to be found. Still, modern employees often refuse to spend any time in or around the freezer, even in daylight.


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    Crispers Restaurant

    Gainesville, Florida

    15.1 miles from La Crosse, FL

    In earlier days this building was a record studio and a Goodwill - now it's a Crispers restaurant. Locals believe someone died in the Goodwill store long ago, and that person's spirit still haunts the place. Shadows and knocking sounds have been experienced after closing time, as well ...


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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    15.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Once a "Goody's", as of late 2012 this store is now a Trader Joe's, in Butler Plaza. During its Goody's days, employees were constantly harassed by a ghost that would rearrange things to his or her own whims, and set off alarms in the middle of the night. ...


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    Gainesville Cemetery / Pine Grove Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    15.7 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Two cemeteries side-by-side, supposedly great spots to hang out at night with a digital camera to capture some ghostly apparitions.


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    Fort White Cemetery

    Fort White, Florida

    22 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Not to be confused with New Grove Cemetery, the Fort White Cemetery is a really old cemetery where most of the gravestones are unreadable or have been buried by leaves or dirt. It is definitely spooky and creepy there, it is really overgrown and goes back into the woods ...


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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    22.7 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The old-fashioned mansion dates back to 1893, and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Cora Wood. Local lore states that her ghost, dressed in white, has returned to the house to search for her lost children. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    24.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Not much detail, except that more than a few people say there are strange phenomena here.


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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    24.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Originally built in 1845, the Helong Mansion is now a stylish bed and breakfast. Some believe the ghost of Inez Herlong still haunts the place, but details are sketchy.


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    Olustee Battle Field

    La Crosse, Florida

    26 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Civil War reenactors claim to occasionally capture strange orbs in photographs, almost like they are soldiers' spirits interacting with the reenactments.


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    Hotel Blanche

    Lake City, Florida

    27.8 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Gangster Al Capone was among the guests to stay at this one-time luxury hotel. These days, it is inhabited by businesses on the ground floor and office space on the second, but the third floor remains empty--except for the hotel's haunts. Witnesses here have described disembodied footsteps and voices, the ...


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    Old Gilchrist County Jail

    Trenton, Florida

    29.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Old Gilchrist County Jail has been open since 1928 and closed since 1968. Its a 2 story building with 3 cells downstairs and 5 upstairs. It has been visited by many a paranormal persons investigating the activity. It is most definitely haunted. There have been ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    31.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This place is usually referenced as "Wayside Antiques" but today it is called "Antique Emporium", off exit 368 on Interstate 75 in Reddick. Look for the large red barn-like building. Employees back in the day swore that they would hear their names being called from the back of ...


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    Chief Theater

    Chiefland, Florida

    37.1 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Two ghosts, one is supposedly a little girl from the time when there was a General Store/Post Office on the location. The second is supposedly a man named Tom. The story is that while it was a movie theater (segregated) the blacks were in the balcony and whites were down ...


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    Hardee Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    37.6 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Hardee Cemetery, or Hardeetown Methodist Cemetery, is supposedly haunted, but details are few and far between. It's the final resting place of Isaac P. Hardee (1817-1879), and, allegedly, many of his slaves. The house, called "Pine Hill," still stands nearby, though it has been moved from its original ...


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    Antioch Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    42.6 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Reports of the spirit of a small boy playing amongst the gravestones (some call him Josh), along with vague stories of other ghostly encounters. Other websites place this in Chiefland but it is more accurately placed in Levy, FL (just southwest of Chiefland).


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    St. John's Landing Apartments

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    44 miles from La Crosse, FL

    These apartments date back to the 1930s, when they served as military housing. For a long period they were run down, until in 1997 they were purchased and renovated. A small cemetery is on site, which may be partially to blame for the numerous ghosts and shadows seen ...


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    Old Clay County Jail

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    44.3 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This is one of the oldest jails in Florida (though it hasn't been used as a jail since 1972). At least five hangings took place on the front steps of this jail, and it is believed that some of the unusual activity that takes place there now may be ...


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    River Park Inn

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    44.7 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn was built in 1880, and appears to be popular with the spirit set. At least three ghosts are known to haunt the inn according to staff and guests, and paranormal investigators have been called to the building on several occasions. The most ...


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    Putnam Lodge Hotel and Spa

    Cross City, Florida

    46.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The historic lodge and hotel was frequented by Al Capone, who had his own room on the upper floor equipped with a ladder for a hasty exit if needed. Guests nowadays staying in the vicinity of the room claim to have heard arguing voices, disembodied footsteps and felt an ...


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    Greenbriar Road Ghost Lights

    Jacksonville, Florida

    47.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Drive slowly down this road late at night and you might run across the "Greenbriar Lights" - balls of light that come out of nowhere and follow motorists around. Supposedly the local police received so many calls about these strange lights that they hired a scientist to investigate the ...


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    48.2 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The Bridal Chamber Spring is believed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of two star-crossed lovers. Rich boy Claire Douglas and poor girl Bernice Mayo declared their love for each other here, but when Claire's father found out, he sent his son to Europe to get him away ...


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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    48.3 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The 1888 mansion and restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to appear on the grand staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    48.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Built in 1925, the Ritz Historical Inn was said to have experienced a fire in its early days which killed several guests. Their ghosts apparently still haunt the premises. The building was handed over in 2010 to Volunteers of America, and plans are underway to convert the building to housing ...


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    48.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Ghost Hunters has featured this inn on the TV show, and it is said to have several spirits. Apparitions of a man, woman, and child have been seen, and the woman has been reported to check out guests in the bathroom. She wears white and has the ability to pass ...


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    48.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    I worked as a counselor at this facility for several years, and have too many stories and accounts about all the paranormal activity in this building. It was built sometime in the early 1900's and transported to Florida from some other state. My boss told me that the original owner ...


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    Church of the Nazarene

    La Crosse, Florida

    51.8 miles from La Crosse, FL

    There are accounts of an "old man" ghost haunting the church. He's been seen walking up and down the main aisle. Other accounts of a woman screaming in the nursery.


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    Site of the Rosewood Massacre

    Cedar Key, Florida

    52.5 miles from La Crosse, FL

    In 1923, white woman Fannie Taylor lied and said she had been assaulted by an African-American man. She lied because she didn’t want her husband to know she was actually beaten by her white lover. But Fannie’s maid Sarah Carrier witnessed the incident and knew the truth. As a result ...


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    Sanksville Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    52.9 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The story of this haunted cemetery is told in "Ancient City Hauntings," by Dave Lapham - but we don't currently have any more details on the nature of the ghost(s) there. If you know anything please let us know via the comments below!


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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    53 miles from La Crosse, FL

    "Tiger Trail" is the local name for SW 180th Avenue in Dunnellon, FL. It was the location where part of the 2001 film "Jeepers Creepers" was filmed. And maybe for good reason... there are local claims that the ghosts of three children killed at the intersection of Tiger ...


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    Anne Lytle School - The Devil's School

    Jacksonville, Florida

    54.4 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Many spooky legends have been told as to why this old school building now stands unused, including that of a cannibal principal who ate the students, a 1960s furnace explosion that killed many, or the killing spree of an unhappy janitor. This dilapidated building is dangerous, structurally, and is surrounded ...


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    San Marco Theatre

    Jacksonville, Florida

    55 miles from La Crosse, FL

    At this art deco movie theater, folks say the ghost of a former manager sometimes pays a visit. Rumor has it that the manager died in the office, and his apparition has been seen in the room late at night.


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    Theatre Jacksonville

    Jacksonville, Florida

    55 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Also known as the Little Theatre, the 1938 art deco structure is said to be haunted. The lobby stairwell is home to a mysterious shadow that seems to be of a man wearing a bowler hat.


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    Florida Theatre

    Jacksonville, Florida

    55.8 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Elvis Presley performed in this historic theater in 1956, and although it closed in 1980, it re-opened in 1983. Reports say a strange, unexplained humming noise has been noted in the building, and at least one apparition has been caught on camera, sitting in balcony seat E2, section 500, waving.


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    Old St. Luke's Hospital

    Jacksonville, Florida

    56.3 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Now an office for the Arthritis Foundation, this 1878 hospital building originally erected to treat those with tuberculosis has seen its share of tragedy. Rumor has it that it once even housed a coffin factory. Witnesses say that ghostly patients and nurses may be seen walking the halls here.


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    56.6 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This place no longer exists, but at one time it was a huge hotel with about 200 rooms. It was the Panorama Inn, then the Silver Lake Lodge, then it was left to ruin in the 1980s for about twenty years before finally being demolished around 2006. Before ...


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    Old Hamilton County Jail

    Jasper, Florida

    56.9 miles from La Crosse, FL

    The 1893 jail, used until the late 20th century and now a museum, is home to a haunt in a hurry. Witnesses have heard the sound of running footsteps here. Reports say that hangings may once have taken place within the building.


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    Carriage House Apartments - Chelsea Courtyards

    Jacksonville, Florida

    59.1 miles from La Crosse, FL

    Now called Chelsea Courtyards, the Carriage House Apartments are known to ghost enthusiasts for its Apartment 40. Some say that since no one has been able to cohabitate with the ghost, the apartment was used for storage for many years. Witnesses describe poltergeist activity such as things being thrown, as ...


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    Cedar Key - Shell Mound

    Cedar Key, Florida

    59.3 miles from La Crosse, FL

    This shell mound, created by local Native Americans over about 1,000 years, is now part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. There is a nature trail surrounding the mound called "Shell Mound Trail." Locals believe the area around the shell mound is haunted by the ghost of Annie Simpson ...


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