Haunted Places in Lely Resort, Florida



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    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida

    5.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Another restaurant with a gruesome past. Three people were murdered in the back freezer in November 1995, and employees swear strange things still happen back there. Details of the original crime from the Naples News: Jennings and his accomplice, Charles Jason Graves, now 33, were each convicted of three ...


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    Palm Cottage

    Naples, Florida

    7.5 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This is the oldest house in Naples, dating back to 1895, and is now open to the public for guided tours thanks to the Naples Historical Society. Ghostly encounters here started, as happens so often, it seems, during renovations. Workers noticed that their tools would constantly be moved, ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    7.7 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Witch's Brew Lounge & Package Store

    Naples, Florida

    10.7 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This place was a Naples institution for years, but unfortunately it shut down in 2004 and is now just an empty lot on Tamiami Trail. In its heyday as a nightclub though there was a "shadow figure" that haunted the place, often unplugging wires from the DJ's equipment.


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    Rosemary Cemetery

    Naples, Florida

    11 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Most of this pioneer-era cemetery was covered up by shopping malls and roadways, and folks say stores located on the site are cursed and often go out of business. One small plot of land remains, and rumor has it that it has been the site of many hauntings and eerie ...


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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida

    25.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    The ghost of Cyrus Teed and his followers are said to haunt this state park and museum, waiting for their leader to resurrect. In 1869, the Chicago doctor changed his name to Koresh and developed a new religion in which he was the Messiah. In 1894 Teed brought his followers ...


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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    28 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Walgreens

    Cape Coral, Florida

    38.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Strange noises, movement in the stockroom, cooler door opening by itself. Items moved, a shelf falling down for no reason. (Submitted by Doris Goering)


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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    40.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This 1914 granite building, one of the grandest in its time, was more recently used as a setting for the film "Day of the Dead." Seen in the opening credits, the building was spattered with blood and filled with zombie actors. But the place is said to have a real ...


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    Useppa Island

    Captiva, Florida

    51.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.


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    Cabbage Key Inn

    Captiva, Florida

    51.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    According to the locals, the inn’s restaurant specialty “Cheeseburger in Paradise” inspired the Jimmy Buffett hit. Another of its claims to fame is its ghost. The apparition of a woman with long brown hair has been known to visit guest rooms, and a busboy's tub once flew across the kitchen. ...


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    Port Boca Grande Light

    Boca Grande, Florida

    56.1 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was first used on December 31st, 1890. It served local shipping trafic for nearly 80 years before it was finally abandoned in 1969. It nearly fell to complete ruin due to erosion, but Lee County took control of the building in 1972 and ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    59.1 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area - there's even a former Governor of Florida buried here, named Albert Gilchrist (d. 1926). Lots of activity is reported, including ghost lights, disembodied noises that sound like screaming and moaning, and shadow figures.


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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    62.9 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    The Sandlin House has been advertised for sale for $1.59 million, and the ghost is included. The remodeled Victorian-style house is around 120 years old and is haunted by the spirit of then-owner James Sandlin's 14-year-old daughter Mary Leah, who in 1909 was ironing on the front porch and died ...


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    66.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Two rooms here are said to be especially haunted. Room 255 is said to be visited by Anita Conklin, a longtime inn resident who lived there with her husband, manager of the Miami Seaquarium. Ms. Conklin passed away in the room in 1994; her husband had passed away earlier. The ...


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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    69.1 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    There is (or was) supposedly an old worn-down shack on the premises of this cemetery where people experienced cold spots, bad smells, and ghostly visions of a woman. There is also a peculiar phenomenon in the immediately-surrounding area that locals call the "Killer Bee Phenomenon"... people continually hear the ...


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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Lely Resort, Florida

    70.1 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    The Hermitage

    Englewood, Florida

    74.2 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This home, built around 1900, was a former nudist colony--but don't worry, we aren't dealing with a naked ghost here. Rumor has it that original builder, Swedish immigrant Carl Johanson, had a mother who was a healer. The mother used folk remedies and a mystical holy lead. When she passed ...


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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    78.9 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    The restaurant on the ground floor of this 1925 building is supposedly haunted. Staff have reported the apparition of an African American woman in a white apron in the kitchen and dining room, as well as a pair of ghostly men who have been arguing after the establishment has ...


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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    79 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Numerous paranormal websites claim there's an "Old Blue House" in Arcadia, FL where an entire family haunts the place. They supposedly were murdered in the house more than a century ago (though some reports say a new house has been rebuilt over this one). We've been told this house has ...


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  • Florida Ghost Stories
    Robert R Jones
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    Old Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    79.1 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Now a museum, with an antique shop as well, the Old Opera House in Arcadia has a number of weird goings-on. One worker tells of hearing the distinctive noise of a crowd in the old auditorium, but of course when she went to investigate, there was no one there. ...


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    84.5 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida

    86 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    No longer around (it was demolished in 1998), this old-school monster of a hotel was left to rot for many, many years in downtown Sarasota. It was a popular haunt for ghost hunters, who swore there were evil presences residing there.


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    86.1 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Pelican Alley Restaurant

    Nokomis, Florida

    86.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This restaurant is said to be haunted by an earlier owner. Footsteps are heard late at night, doors open and close on their own and objects move without anyone touching them.


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    86.8 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    87.3 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Sunset Point Park

    Tamarac, Florida

    87.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Dark figures with red eyes have been seen in the park. Orbs have also been seen. Some people have been scared out of there, they say that a dark figure with white glowing eyes appears in front of them and then vanishes. They also report that they have scratches all ...


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    87.7 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    88 miles from Lely Resort, 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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  • Florida's Haunted Hospitality
    Michelle Davidson
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    Condomium Apartments at Hollybrook

    Hollywood, Florida

    89.2 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Hollybrook is a retirement community, and it seems there's one old resident who liked it so much she never wanted to leave. She also seems to have a thing against speeding motorists. If you're leaving Hollybrook late at night and you're driving significantly faster than the posted speed ...


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    Hialeah High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    89.5 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the girls' bathroom near the auditorium. Local lore has it she's a former student who was murdered there brutally years ago, but no records have yet been found to support that.


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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    89.9 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Coral Springs Medical Center

    Coral Springs, Florida

    90.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    A long-dead nurse supposedly haunts the area just outside the main elevators. Guests will often find that the elevator doors mysteriously open for them just before they're about to hit the request button... and nobody's inside...


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    Coral Square Mall

    Coral Springs, Florida

    90.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    There have been sightings of the ghost of a small boy roaming the premises, as well as strange sounds and things being moved mysteriously near the Burdines area of the mall.


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    Broward College

    Davie, Florida

    90.8 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    A grisly 2002 murder-suicide at Broward Community College supposedly sparked some paranormal activity near Building 5. Students claim to experience strange smells and see white figures at night in this area, and allegedly there are permanent blood stains remaining on the spot to this day.


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    Waffle House Murders

    Plantation, Florida

    91.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    A grisly murder-robbery at the Davie Waffle House in 2002 supposedly sparked some paranormal activity that causes employees to "sense presences" and get an overall creepy feeling. Some say if you move a couple of boxes around in the freezer, you'll still find bloodstains on the floor. (Pretty ...


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    Biltmore Hotel

    Coral Gables, Florida

    91.3 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Supposedly the thirteenth floor is home to some resident WWII-era ghosts - soldiers who convalesced there during the war, when it was used as a hospital. Weird noises are heard throughout, and there are reports of unexplained lights popping in and out of view.


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    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida

    92.3 miles from Lely Resort, 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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    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

    Miramar, Florida

    92.5 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn't set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say ...


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  • Field Guide To Haunted Orlando
    David W. Whitehead
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    Pinewood Cemetery

    Coral Gables, Florida

    92.6 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Witnesses describe many strange goings-on in this desolate cemetery, including midnight burials, shadow people, strange noises and eerie feelings experienced by the living who dare to visit. Some restoration has been done here in past decades, but reports say it retains its historic feel.


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    Miami River Inn

    Miami, Florida

    95.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This early 1900s inn is said to have a repetitive haunting. Every night at 11, witnesses in first-floor cottage front units say they hear the front door open and feet being wiped on a mat. Then they hear running feet, panicked rattling of a doorknob, and the sound of someone ...


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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    96.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    These days the "Old Bank" is just a boarded up building (though in 2012 several murals were added to make it look a bit nicer), but back in the 1920s it was the pride of the town. Local legend has it that a member of the Ashley Gang (a ...


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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    97 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Built in the 1920s, urban legend states that every owner of this hotel has died under "strange circumstances" - often within the limits of the property. And we wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a good story. Other ghost stories abound of former visitors ...


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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    98.4 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    There are a number of ghost stories surrounding this building, which dates back to 1916. Eerie feelings are reported on the staircase, and doors have been seen opening and closing entirely on their own. One guest heard voices outside his door throughout the night, and when he complained ...


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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    99.1 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Forrest Howard, Sebring's fire chief in the 1940s and 1950s, is said to still roam the halls of his favorite fire station. Modern day firefighters swear they see him in the bunk area, and they occasionally smell faint scents of his much-beloved cigars.


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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    99.5 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This eerie abandoned school building stood on the outskirts of Wauchula for years and years before it was finally demolished in 2008. Before it was torn down it was a favorite place for ghost hunters, as the sounds of children playing were constantly heard in the area, even when ...


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    Timber Chase Apartments

    Sarasota, Florida

    100.6 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Supposedly the site of a 1992 stabbing murder, the ghost of the young female victim is said to still haunt the premises.


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    Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery

    Royal Palm Beach, Florida

    100.7 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    Visit this cemetery and you might run into one of its famous "fogs" - paranormal mists that are very dense, appearing and disappearing suddenly. There are noticeable changes in temperature and the persistent feeling that someone is standing right next to you when actually you're entirely alone.


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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    101 miles from Lely Resort, FL

    This spooky story starts more than a century ago with a slave midwife who was concerned that parents were having more babies than they could support. She is said to have smothered many babies and buried their bodies near the bridge. After many babies were killed, the midwife began to ...


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