Haunted Places in Lake Helen, Florida



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    The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery

    Lake Helen, Florida

    In a town known for its haunts, the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery is home to the local legend's Devil's Chair. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. Some folks say shadowy figures lurk here at night, but the Devil's Chair is perhaps the most well-known ...


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    Cassadaga Hotel

    Lake Helen, Florida

    The Cassadaga Hotel was created in the early 20th century and is located in the heart of a spiritualist community which was established in 1894. The hotel is known for its "spirits" and psychics. The hotel rents out rooms and also has psychics on-site and available daily. The hotel has been ...


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    Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

    Lake Helen, Florida

    The Cassadaga Spiritualist camp began when the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York, a trance medium who traveled to many different states, giving readings and seances. He was well known, and in his travels, Colby was referred to as the ...


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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    5.2 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This 1927 historic hotel is one of the most haunted in the state, but unusually, the ghosts of this inn tend to be relatively inactive apart from during the winter months. A visiting medium stated that up to thirteen ghosts inhabit the building, proving that the hotel is immensely ...


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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    5.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This stucco-style building has been used as a masonic lodge since 1927, and is supposedly haunted by an elderly man, believed to be associated with the building in the past. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    5.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Reports say this hotel is no longer in operation, and was sold in 2013. Two ghosts are said to reside here. According to lore, a hotel guest once killed his wife and then committed suicide on the premises. Witnesses say sadness emanates throughout the building, and a shadowy figure has ...


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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    5.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This circa 1906 building has been used as the local women's club since its construction over a century ago, and is supposed to have picked up a mischievous poltergeist during this time. Visitors to the building have reported cold spots, running footsteps and loud noises during the day, while ...


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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    5.7 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Built in 1934 as a mausoleum for Lincoln Hulley (the second president of Stetson University) and his wife Eloise. It once housed a carillon called "The Eloise Chimes," which played daily from 1915 until 2005, when the upper part of the structure was dismantled due to weather damage. ...


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    6.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Built in the 1920s this structure now houses the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Some locals swear they have seen ghostly faces looking out through the windows. Another apparition of a man has been spotted sitting in the gazebo on the surrounding grounds, near the Veterans Memorial Wall.


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    Pine Ridge High School

    Deltona, Florida

    7.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The school's iconic clock tower was the site of a grisly accidental death in 1994, and supposedly that gentleman's ghost still haunts the area. Students swear they hear a "ghost bell" through the speakers, and the elevator in the clock tower building emanates a definitively "eerie" feeling. A ...


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    Phantom Car of I-4 - Orlando to Daytona Beach

    DeLand, Florida

    8.3 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    There are persistent stories of a "phantom car" that drives erratically (and sometimes crashes) along the deserted highway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. No one seems to ever be more specific than that, but as a local, my best guess would be the stretch of I-4 that runs through ...


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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    11.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. The reason? Rumor has it that four graves were paved over to make the road. Ghost hitchhikers are often seen here, ...


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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    11.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This was once a hotel, but is now a missionary center. Poltergeist activity is claimed in the east wing, along with cold spots and other eerie phenomena.


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    Wop's Hops Brewing Company

    Sanford, Florida

    12.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Originally the Stokes Fish Market, this building was constructed in 1916. It closed in the early 70's and since been home to a few businesses and has some years of being vacant. The building is now Sanford's first micro-brewery, Wop's Hops Brewing Company. The building has reports of cold spots ...


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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    12.4 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Celery Avenue was so named because it was lined with celery fields, back when Sanford was called the Celery Capital of the U.S. Here, witnesses say a translucent phantom horse can be seen galloping up and down the street. It has been seen galloping alongside traveling cars, and then simply ...


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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    14 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Witnesses describe cold spots, uneasy feelings, strange noises, and shadow figures at this historic graveyard.


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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    14.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Hard to find this cemetery - you have to find Page Jackson Cemetery first, then take a dirt road all the way down to Shiloh. There's an old stone sign in front that can barely even be read anymore. Check the map below for the exact location. There are ...


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    New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    17.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The ruins of this sugar mill, built around 1830, are rumored to lie on the site of a chapel built by Christopher Columbus. The ruins are said to be haunted by Seminole Indians, who run through the woods in the early morning hours, and dark shadow people, who appear near ...


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    Turnbull Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    19.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The ruins in Old Fort Park have always been a bit of a mystery. Why would the ruins of an old Spanish fort be here, where there was never a Spanish settlement? Perhaps the only one who knows the answer to the enigma is the site's ghost. Witnesses say the ...


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    Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    19.7 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The lighthouse is said to be haunted by a few spirits, one of which is said to be assistant lightkeeper Joseph Davis, who had a heart attack while working in 1919. The unexplained waft of kerosene sometimes detected here is attributed to his ghost. Kerosene has not been used in ...


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    Merchants Bank Building - Halifax Historical Museum

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    20.4 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the old Merchant's Bank Building since 1986. The building itself dates back to 1910. The museum displays local artifacts covering the last 7,000 years. There is alleged to be a female ghost here who has been seen and heard multiple times. ...


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    Brownie the Town Dog's Grave

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    20.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    One day in 1940, a little brown dog pranced into a Beach Street cab company, and history was made. The cabbies built him a little dog house and "Brownie," as they called him, lived there the rest of his days. He'd sleep in the house at night, and ...


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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    20.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This house was built by Captain W. Pierce (later to become a director of Orlando's "National Bank") in 1873. It was first constructed in Boston, then shipped to Florida and reassembled. Originally it was located on Boston Ave in Altamonte Springs, but it was moved to its current ...


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    20.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    These days the Longwood Hotel has been converted to offices, but its the same building, still featured on the city's historical walking tours. Workers claim that lights and elevators seem to have a mind of their own. Strange noises and footsteps are heard on the third floor. ...


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    Veterans Memorial Bridge - Orange Avenue Bridge

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The northeast side of the Orange Avenue Bridge (aka Veterans Memorial Bridge) is reportedly haunted by a dark-haired woman wearing a robe. Objects mysteriously get thrown about in this area.


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    Tuscawilla Country Club

    Winter Springs, Florida

    21 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    According to staff, on the last Friday of every month the ghost of a young man is seen washing down the bar. No one has any idea who he could be, but some claim he was violent and attacked them.


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    Lilian Place

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This 1880's Italianate mansion has been restored to its former grandeur in recent years, and is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the heritage house have reported sighting the apparition of a woman in a 1920's style dress roaming the hallways, who is known as 'Lucille'. Another spirit ...


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    Boot Hill Saloon

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This famous biker bar is home to a number of spirit activity - maybe long-dead bikers who refuse to leave their favorite watering hole. The jukebox plays by itself... when unplugged. Items are hurled across the bar by unseen hands. Toilets flush and faucets turn on when ...


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    Pinewood Historic Cemetery

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Reportedly the oldest cemetery in Daytona Beach, Pinewood is said said to be haunted by an apparition of a woman. A headless ghost also has been reported, rumored to be that of Adler Rawlings, whose gravesite and bones were said to have been defaced by teens.


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    Whispering Fence

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    On the Daytona Beach Ghost Walks you'll occasionally be taken past this fence late at night, and told to stand at a certain point where a tree has recently been cut down. You'll hear a strange, echoing "whisper" noise - plain as day. I'm sure it's something to ...


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    Auditorium Boulevard

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This area, right across from Pinewood Cemetery, is reportedly a hot-spot for ghosts who like to appear in photographs. Supposedly a murder took place on this spot in the 1970s, when there used to be houses on this block.


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    Oviedo Baseball Fields

    Oviedo, Florida

    21.7 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    People claim to have seen the ghost of a Native American man on the outskirts of the Oviedo baseball fields (Oviedo Sports Complex). The visions seem always to happen around 7pm. He simply appears and walks into the woods - says nothing, and interacts with no one.


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    Hilton Daytona Beach

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.9 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Some weird experiences in room #703. Simultaneously all pillows on two beds moved 2 inches at night. Same night a lamp moved six inches toward and backwards twice, knocking water bottles off of the table. Next night, the thermostat went up to a setting of 70 when set at ...


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    Daytona Playhouse

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    21.9 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Sources claim there are two spectres here - a man and a woman, who were once lovers. The man died fighting in Spain, and the woman committed suicide by throwing herself and her unborn child into the Halifax River.


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    The Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    22 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The wife and I decided upon staying a night while I was in the states. We are locals and both have been by this home numerous times in our lives. It is an old home built around the turn of the 20th century. During the night I ...


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    The Plaza Resort and Spa

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    22.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The Plaza opened originally as "The Clarendon" in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to "The Plaza" many years afterward. In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up... ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    22.7 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Oviedo Lights - Chuluota Lights

    Oviedo, Florida

    22.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The "Oviedo Lights" are some of the best-known ghost lights in the Central Florida area. Supposedly the best place to wait for them is at night beneath this bridge on Snow Hill Road (see the map). Park just before the bridge and there's a path going down to ...


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    Boston Hill Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    22.9 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Boston Hill is a predominantly black cemetery dating back to the late 19th century. Visitors have seen the specter of a man hanging from a tree, sometimes with a woman seen nearby. Eerie footsteps are often heard (and sometimes even seen) along the grounds.


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    The Mist of Chapman Road

    Oviedo, Florida

    23.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    On the far western end of Chapman Road, where it becomes mostly dirt and shell near Route 417, locals say a ghostly mist appears between two electrical poles. It's always in just this one place, strangely enough, and some say they've heard screaming there as well.


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    St Luke's Cemetery - Slavia Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    23.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    There is a small, green building in the middle of this cemetery, where some feel there is an evil presence. Visitors feel it is hard to breathe in the area, and sometimes feel a weird sensation, like a tingling, in the hands. Others return home to find scratch ...


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    Woodbridge Cemetery

    Fern Park, Florida

    23.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Woodbridge Cemetery is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the Orlando area, though few sources provide any sort of detail on what exactly has been seen and experienced there. There are claims that what exists there now is only part of what was ...


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    Ghost Children of Oviedo

    Oviedo, Florida

    23.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    There are stories about "ghost children" playing in the old celery fields off of Andrew and Chapman - to the casual observer they appear to be normal children, but approach and try to speak to them and they will disappear right in front of your eyes. (Not sure the ...


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    Chuluota Road

    Chuluota, Florida

    25.5 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    I've only ever seen this one mentioned in one source - "Orlando Ghosts" by Amanda Branham. In Chapter 2 she writes about her encounters with locals who swear there's some vague sort of evil presence along the more deserted sections Chuluota Road (also known as 419). There are ...


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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    25.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This long forgotten and overgrown cemetery is now on land belonging to the Mount Dora Country Club. Locals claim they've heard the cries of a woman around here, and seen a ghostly green light floating around the area. The graves here are not taken care of and only ...


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    Rouse Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida

    25.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    This cemetery is well-known among the locals as a high-activity haunt-spot. The story goes that the ghost of Benjamin Miles haunts the cemetery, forever unable to rest because he was buried here in an unmarked grave. He appears on occasion, most frequently at night (of course!).


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    Maitland Art Center

    Maitland, Florida

    25.8 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Avant-garde artist Andre Smith was a writer, etcher and sculptor built the pretty art compound in the 1930s with galleries and Mayan- and Aztec-inspired gardens, courtyards and an open-air chapel (a popular spot for weddings). Although Smith passed away March 3, 1959, folks say his ghost still watches over his ...


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    Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    26.1 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical "ghost lights" - balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars ...


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    Enzian Theater

    Maitland, Florida

    26.4 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The Enzian Theater is a non-profit arthouse movie theater located in Maitland, Florida. The theater hosts the Florida Film Festival and several other local film festivals. Supposedly, in the north corner of the theatre, a disembodied head appears, screaming, and then disappears into the restaurant next door. Happens only on ...


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    26.6 miles from Lake Helen, FL

    The ghost of a young woman is said to haunt this restaurant. Supposedly she hung herself on the third floor sometime in the early 1900s. Shadows of a woman in a long flowing dress are seen, and objects are thrown around in the women's bathroom. Cold spots ...


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