Haunted Places in Leesburg, Florida



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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    Various claims of footsteps, lights turning on and off, and merchandise flying off the shelves (literally).


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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    2.9 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Two cabins are alleged to be haunted: North Boys Cabin 5 - items are moved inside the cabin, particularly suitcases. Girls Cabin 41A - lights turn on and off, bathroom flushes on its own. No one feels threatened by these spirits - they just seem to be playful.


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    7.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Those traveling this road claim to often hear screams and roars from the surrounding forests throughout the length of Rolling Acres Road. A few have seen a bright white ghostly figure walking up and down the road. Locals refer to her as "Julia".


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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    9.3 miles from Leesburg, FL

    It begins with loud banging which echoes throughout the main hallway a few times every night. Sometimes after the banging you'll find the men's handicapped bathroom stall locked. Second floor in the hr offices there's one hallway that smells like death for about 20 ft and then it's back ...


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    11.7 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This modern-day pub has its fair share of paranormal activity. Some workers have been physically pushed by unseen entities in the bathroom. One story has it that a beer mug was thrown across the length of the bar, all on its own. Lights go on and off ...


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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida

    12 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Lots of paranormal claims here, including screams from the upstairs rooms, orbs appearing in photographs, eerie phantom presences felt around the building... one visitor was unlucky enough to see a glimpse of a man hanging from the balcony. Lights turn on and off on their own without explanation. Of particular ...


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    12.1 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This 1910 private residence is now the local historical museum, but the ghosts of the past appear to have never really left. Staff and visitors have reported hearing conversation emanating from empty rooms, disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the apparition of a man in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    12.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1876 for a wealthy citrus grower, and is best known for its owner William Pendleton, the president of an arts college. Due to ailing health, he moved to the house in 1886, but died several years later prior to the turn ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    13 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This cemetery dates back to the late 1800s, and is one of the largest in Lake County. There are numerous reports of the ghost of a woman seen (and heard) weeping over one of the gravestones.


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    Lakeside Inn

    Mount Dora, Florida

    14.1 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Several ghosts are said to reside in the charming Lakeside Inn, which was built in 1883. Two of the inn's ghosts are young girls from the 1890s to 1920s. One is about 9 who wears a frilly red dress. She is believed to be Amy, a little girl who disappeared ...


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    Windsor Rose Tea Room

    Mount Dora, Florida

    14.1 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Paranormal activities include sightings of shadows of a female in period costume sitting alone at table four. A young lad walking in through the front door going into the restroom locking the door only to find the door locked without anyone in there. Food sliding across the table at table ...


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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    14.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Female screams, calls for help and other strange noises are heard in this cemetery late at night. Lots of orbs/mist photos have been taken here. Most of the activity centers on the older section, near the back of the cemetery.


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    15 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery

    Mount Dora, Florida

    15.1 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This is a long-disused "black cemetery" from the days of segregation. It dates back to the late 1880s. It was all but forgotten until recently when the Mount Dora Historical Society began cleaning up the area and identifying grave sites whose markers have long since disintegrated. They've begun ...


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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    15.8 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Ma Barker's House

    Leesburg, Florida

    16.3 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Ma Barker - once Public Enemy #1 - met her end along with her son Freddy at this lakefront house in Ocklawaha, FL. The town does a re-enactment of the shootout (which consumed more than 2,000 bullets) every January. Some say the Barkers' spirits still haunt the place. The ...


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    18.8 miles from Leesburg, FL

    The ghost that walks here is said to be John W. Hardin, who was shot to death in the back yard in 1975 sometime during or after his truck caught on fire. The mystery of who killed Hardin is unsolved, but his wife, Victoria Mango Hardin, claimed to see his ...


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    21.5 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Highland Manor

    Apopka, Florida

    24.9 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Townsend Plantation was built by the Eldredge family in 1903. The McBride family purchased it in the 1940s. After the owner died in 1978, it remained empty for several years. In the 1980s it was purchased by the Townsend family. They moved the house, the other plantation buildings, and even ...


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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    25.8 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This state park was once home to Fort Cooper during the Second Seminole War. Nothing of the fort remains apart from some archaeological finds, but at least one staff member thinks the spirit of an Indian chief still lingers. There aren't many sightings - most people just "feel" ...


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    Sunland Hospital Site - Orlando

    Orlando, Florida

    28.9 miles from Leesburg, FL

    "Sunland Hospital" was demolished nearly two decades ago, but locals still know the story well. It was a treatment center for those with severe mental handicaps, and for many years it was a poorly-kept secret that the children there weren't treated with the very best of care. Finally ...


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    Indian Hill

    Pine Hills, Florida

    29.9 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This place has two or three Earth energy fields that can be felt by walking along the perimeter. This is a cave and sink hole. This place was considered sacred by my tribe and other tribes due to the energy fields. It is said that there is an Indian burial ...


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    29.9 miles from Leesburg, 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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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    29.9 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    29.9 miles from Leesburg, 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

    30 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    30.1 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Evans High School

    Orlando, Florida

    30.5 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Evans High School (also known as Maynard Evans High School) was demolished in 2010 and a brand new school was built on its foundations, which opened in 2012. In the old, pre-2010 school, there was supposedly a ghost in the auditorium. He didn't seem to be malevolent - ...


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    Princeton Hospital - Lakeside Hospital

    Orlando, Florida

    31.7 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Princeton Hospital was turned into Lakeside Hospital in 2000. The psychiatric hospital is rumored to be haunted by spirits who move empty wheelchairs or apparate as ghostly nuns and doctors. A phantom patient with hollow eyes is said to stare sadly or angrily at staff members. The second and third ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    32.1 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Disney World - Haunted Mansion

    Orlando, Florida

    32.3 miles from Leesburg, FL

    The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion is said to be haunted by several entities including a ghostly man in a tuxedo and a limping pilot with a cane said to have crashed his plane on this spot in the 1940s. Urban legend tells of a little boy who was cremated ...


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    Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean

    Orlando, Florida

    32.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Almost everyone's been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World... but did you know that many believe the ride is haunted? According to employees, a welder named George died while the ride was originally under construction in the 1970s. His ghost still lingers according to ...


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    33 miles from Leesburg, 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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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    33 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Maitland Art Center

    Maitland, Florida

    33.5 miles from Leesburg, 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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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    33.6 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Woodbridge Cemetery

    Fern Park, Florida

    33.8 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Enzian Theater

    Maitland, Florida

    33.9 miles from Leesburg, 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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    Super 8 International Drive

    Orlando, Florida

    34.8 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Room 206 has long been considered a haunted hot-spot in this Orlando hotel. Make the bed in this room and sometimes you'll find the faint imprint of a human form underneath the covers. Others swear they have felt someone in the bed with them, or that it starts ...


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    Crowne Plaza

    Orlando, Florida

    35.2 miles from Leesburg, FL

    There are vague reports of a ghostly entity inhabiting room 621. A guest swore they saw a full-bodied apparition and insisted on switching rooms.


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    May-Stringer House

    Brooksville, Florida

    35.2 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Now a "Heritage Museum," the May-Stringer House dates back to the 1850s. The ghost of a girl named Jessie who died in the house at just 3 years of age is said to still be felt from time to time, rearranging toys and teacups to suit her whims. ...


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    Frank Saxon House

    Brooksville, Florida

    35.3 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This 1870's manor house is in a state of disrepair nowadays, and local residents are running ghost tours of the very haunted property to raise funds to restore it. Rumoured to be haunted by a spectral groom and bride, visitors have also reported the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Exchange Building

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    All the activity here centers around an old piano in the building, which some guests have heard play on its own (no, its not a player piano). A few have even seen a ghostly piano player sitting beside it.


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    Elijah Hand Building

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Elijah Hand was an undertaker and furniture-maker from Indiana who moved to Orlando in 1885. It might sound like an odd juxtaposition, but back in the day it was fairly common, as the undertaker often was also responsible for crafting coffins. Elijah was different from other undertakers because he was a ...


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    Ceviche

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    This building was originally a church, and later a hotel - now it is a popular restaurant called Ceviche. Check out the large, antique mirror behind the bar at Ceviche - some nights guests will see an out-of-place woman dressed in 19th century garb, standing behind them in the reflection. Of ...


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    Tabu Nightclub - The Beacham

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Currently "The Beacham," this location has also been known as "Tabu Night Club" and "Zuma Beach Night Club". The story goes that the ghost of an old woman is seen somewhere near the stage, always accompanied by drastic temperature drops.


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    Bliss Nightclub

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Closed as of 2013, "Bliss" was one of Orlando's premiere dance clubs. When it was open, staff would refuse to into one of the refrigerated rooms after dark. They constantly felt like someone was watching them - an evil presence. Furniture would often move around on its own as well.


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    Empire Hotel Building - Ember

    Orlando, Florida

    35.4 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Built by James Magruder in 1913, the Empire Hotel was Orlando's first and only hotel that offered air-conditioning to its guests. No longer a hotel, the building is occupied on the ground floor by the bar area of an establishment called "Ember." The bar area is supposedly a ...


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    Hamburger Mary's - Bumby Block

    Orlando, Florida

    35.5 miles from Leesburg, FL

    The Bumby Block building dates back to the 1880s. Currently it houses "Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille", but originally it was a hardware store. Staff in the building regularly see the apparition of a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing. She seems to enjoy tapping on the windows and waving to ...


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    Angebilt Hotel

    Winter Park, Florida

    35.5 miles from Leesburg, FL

    Once the tallest building in Orlando, the Angebilt Hotel has been a major landmark in the city ever since it opened in the 1920s. From the 1970s though it started to decline in grandeur, and eventually was converted in the 1990s into a temporary courthouse. Today it is ...


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