Haunted Places in Lemon Grove, Florida



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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    5.3 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    6.9 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    You may have to wait for a while, but supposedly if you hang about at night near the four-way stop of W. Bereah Road and County Line Road in Frostproof, you'll see some eerie "Ghost Lights" approach your car.


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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    7.1 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    7.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    People have been reporting ghost lights since the 1950s on Heard Bridge Road in Fort Meade, as well as on Keller road, past Disong. We've marked the Keller Road location on the map below.


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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    9.7 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Lake Arcola is no more - it dried up decades ago and is now mostly open fields with some water and a few small structures. And that's what makes it so weird that drivers on North Buckingham Road, which skirts the western edge of what used to be Lake ...


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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    11.1 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    There have been persistent claims of seeing a ghostly mailman walking the streets near the intersection of Main Street and Lake Avenue, especially on foggy mornings. He disappears the moment you try to contact him.


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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    14.3 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    15.2 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    15.4 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    19.7 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Legend has it that an old woman, one who was knowledgable with potions and healing, used to live nearby, and her spirit still haunts the bridge. So the tales say, the woman was hired to make a love potion, for which her payment was to be the client's first-born child. ...


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    Hardee Correctional Institution

    Bowling Green, Florida

    20.6 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    There are vague reports of "voices" and a feeling like someone's walking just behind you at this correctional institution... though I'd venture to say its not uncommon to experience either in a high security prison!


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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    21.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Camilla Hall, one of the girls-only dormitories at Webber International University, supposedly has a shadowy figure haunting the second floor.


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    Spook Hill

    Lake Wales, Florida

    25.1 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Spook Hill is a gravity hill (an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill) in Lake Wales, Florida. Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when ...


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    The Stanford Inn

    Bartow, Florida

    25.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    A "noisy" apparition, believed to be a former owner named Lee Meriwether, is said to inhabit this quaint modern-day bed and breakfast. Doors also allegedly close on their own, and disembodied footsteps can be heard on the staircase. The Stanford Inn was featured the 1991 film "My Girl," starring Dan ...


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    Old Polk County Courthouse

    Bartow, Florida

    25.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    The Old Polk County Courthouse in Bartow was built in 1909 on the foundations of the original courthouse, which dated back to the early 1880s. There are many claims here, including: - Screams from the basement (supposedly from a worker killed in an explosion on the site) - Apparitions appearing on ...


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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    26.1 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Old Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    26.2 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    26.3 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    JPV Woods

    Winter Haven, Florida

    32.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Locals say if you go on the old dirt trail around midnight of August 13th, every year, you'll hear children screaming and crying for help.


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    Scotty's Distribution Center

    Winter Haven, Florida

    33.6 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    No longer a Scotty's Distribution Center, but back in the day there was supposedly the ghost of a forklift driver that would continually haunt this area - particularly on the 4th of March.


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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, Florida

    36.4 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Vague tales from the night staff saying "eerie presences" touched or breathed on them.


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    Rogers Cemetery / Antioch Cemetery

    Lemon Grove, Florida

    36.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL


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    Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

    Lakeland, Florida

    36.6 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Florida Southern College's chapel, one of the campus's famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, may be home to the ghost of Wright himself. Rumor has it that the chapel's choir screen was installed incorrectly, and Wright's apparition has been seen in the chapel, poring over the improperly placed choir screen.


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    James McCabe Theatre

    Valrico, Florida

    44.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Reports say that paranormal groups have offered ghost tours as fund-raisers here. The 1915 building, once the Valrico Civic Center and then a woman’s club, is rumored to have more than a few haunts. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard strange sounds, and experienced other odd occurrences.


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    Center Place

    Brandon, Florida

    45.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    A spirit called (for some reason) "Matilda" is said to haunt this building. She was seen by at least one witness, and others claim to have either felt her presence or actually seen paintings and other objects move without explanation. Allegedly at one point local news reporters came ...


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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    46.8 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    48.9 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    50.7 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Braden Castle

    Bradenton, Florida

    52.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    This mid-1800s castle-like structure, now protected ruins, has had a long history of being haunted due to its years as a dilapidated, abandoned building. One amusing story centers on three men who set to explore the haunted site. They went through some harrowing scares before they were brave enough to ...


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    Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    53.1 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    The mausoleum here is supposedly haunted by a girl named Stephanie, who was killed in a car crash.


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    Manatee Avenue

    Bradenton, Florida

    53.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    A single claim here dates back to 1992, from a law enforcement officer who was patrolling the 1700-1800 block of Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. He claimed to see a Victorian-era man in all black clothing, with a very pale, white face for about 2-3 seconds, who then disappeared and ...


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    Susan's Courtside Café

    Kissimmee, Florida

    53.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Susan's Courtside Café is housed in a 1912 home, and is said to be haunted. The restaurant's rooms are themed with items from Kissimmee's past, including a firefighter room. Witnesses have seen eerie shadows and heard strange noises in the building at night.


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    St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

    St. Cloud, Florida

    53.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Rattling, whistling, and unexplained shadows and footsteps have been detected in this 1910 building, formerly a bank. Rumor has it that the hauntings stem from incidents in the structure's past: a major bank robbery and a double homicide.


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    Hunter Arms Hotel

    Saint Cloud, Florida

    53.4 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    A ghost named Vivian is alleged to haunt the Hunter Arms Hotel. Strange noises and cold spots have been reported. Doors tend to slam when no one is around.


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    Timber Chase Apartments

    Sarasota, Florida

    53.5 miles from Lemon Grove, 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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    Palm View Cemetery

    Palmetto, Florida

    53.9 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    This is listed on several paranormal websites as a "haunted location," but without a single story to back it up. If you happen to know of anything odd that's happened here, please let us know. Otherwise, as far as we're concerned, it's just a normal graveyard!


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    Manasota Memorial Park

    Bradenton, Florida

    54.1 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    A man and his wife claim to have heard a disembodied voice say "Hey you! Come here!" twice during a late-night visit to a family member's grave.


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    Gaspar's Grotto

    Tampa, Florida

    54.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Haunted bars are a dime a dozen, but how many of them actually provide photographic proof that they're haunted? Gaspar's Grotto does - they proudly display two photos on their wall that may show the ghost of ... someone. No one's really sure what it shows, really, or if there's ...


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    Carmine's

    Tampa, Florida

    54.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    At least one waitress at Carmine's Restaurant in Tampa is convinced the place is haunted, according to Kim Cool in her book "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." She swears she hears ghostly footsteps on the second floor, and every time someone goes up to investigate, no one is there.


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    L'Unione Italiana - The Italian Club

    Tampa, Florida

    54.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    In this building, over a century old, folks say a ghost named Virginia sometimes makes an appearance on the front staircase. Reports say Virginia was once a member of the cleaning staff.


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    Ybor City Museum

    Tampa, Florida

    54.2 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Kim Cool mentions this haunting briefly in her book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." The claim revolves around the Ybor City Museum gift shop, and a particular book that frequently moves to different places around the shelves, and sometimes even flies violently to the floor when no one is ...


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    La France

    Tampa, Florida

    54.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Apparently there's said to be a ghostly presence in this vintage clothing shop that likes to move items around on the racks, according to Kim Cool's excellent book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay."


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    El Centro Espanol - The Spanish Club

    Tampa, Florida

    54.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    The 1912 El Centro Espanol building is home to some strange occurrences. Folks say that the sound of crying babies can be heard in the building when there are no babies around. Also, when candles are blown out, they sometimes re-ignite.


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    King Corona Cigars and Cafe Bar

    Tampa, Florida

    54.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Dave Lapham recounts the story of King Corona Cigars in his excellent book, "Ghosthunting Florida." The owner was renovating the store one night when he saw a huge, hulking figure in the back. He was about to run for the front door when the figure just dematerialized into thin air. ...


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    Island Flowers

    Tampa, Florida

    54.3 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    This flower shop got a quick mention in Kim Cool's "Ghost Stories of Tampa Bay." The ghost here, if it is a ghost, likes to swing the front door back and forth, ringing the security bell each time.


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    Trelles Clinic - Ybor Resort and Spa

    Tampa, Florida

    54.4 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    The former Trelles Clinic, now the Ybor Resort and Spa, is housed in a 1904 building. Witnesses say the many ghostly phenomena here include a child that tugs on people's clothing, unexplained slamming windows, and an apparition of Conchita, a deceased wife of a doctor. TV's Ghost Hunters featured the ...


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    Sugar Palm Ballroom - 1550 E. Palm Ave

    Tampa, Florida

    54.4 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    For a short time in the late 1990s, this building housed the "Sugar Palm Ballroom". Guests at the Sugar Palm would occasionally see a ghostly figure wandering the hallways. During renovations in 2000 workmen complained that they were constantly harassed by unseen entities.


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    Don Vicente Inn

    Tampa, Florida

    54.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Staff report a ghost in the lady's basement bathroom. The Travel Channel once ran a TV special on this hotel.


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    Tampa Florida Brewery Building

    Tampa, Florida

    54.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    Ybor City has a rich history, and with it comes several ghost stories, including one about the drunken Cuban ghost at the Tampa Florida Brewery. Now the Swope Law Group’s law offices, rumor has it that at the old brewery's opening ceremony, where free beer was available, two drunken men ...


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    Ybor Factory Building - Ybor Square

    Tampa, Florida

    54.5 miles from Lemon Grove, FL

    This factory was built in 1886 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor - at the time it was the largest cigar-factory in the world. It changed hands a number of times through the 1950s, but always remained in the cigar business, until it became Ybor Square in the 1970s. Now it ...


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