Haunted Places in Madison, Florida



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    Jefferson Correctional Institution

    Monticello, Florida

    23.1 miles from Madison, FL

    Inmates and guards alike agree that there are spirits abounding in the Jefferson Correctional Institution. Some inmates feel someone tapping on them while they sleep - others see ghostly children playing in the dormitory. A ghostly man on a horse is occasionally seen outside.


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    500 N. Ashley St

    Valdosta, Georgia

    26.5 miles from Madison, FL

    This place, formerly Vito's Pizzeria and Lounge but no longer open for business, was said to be haunted by a former owner who hanged himself on the premises when the building was a private home. Chairs were said to move on their own, and a shadowy apparition was known to ...


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    Palmer House

    Monticello, Florida

    27.7 miles from Madison, FL

    Monticello, FL is considered by many to be the "Most Haunted Little Town in Florida". The Palmer House is one of the most active spots in town, and has been investigated by many regional ghost hunting operations. There's quite a little story to this old house: Dr. Palmer was the local ...


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    The Hanging Tree

    Monticello, Florida

    27.7 miles from Madison, FL

    The local ghost tours take people by the "old hanging tree" in Monticello, FL, and some swear the souls of those who died here still like to stir things up a bit. The tree is at the intersection of 90 and 19 in Monticello, just outside the court house, ...


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    Wirick-Simmons House

    Monticello, Florida

    27.7 miles from Madison, FL

    This historic home is one of the oldest in Monticello, dating to 1831. It is owned by the Jefferson County Historical Society and is open for tours (on request). Two ghostly apparitions of women have appeared here - one in pink, in the upstairs window, and another dressed ...


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    The Opera House

    Monticello, Florida

    27.7 miles from Madison, FL

    The Opera House in Monticello dates back to 1890, and is a regular part of the local ghost tours. Some regional ghost hunting outfits have investigated and claim to have found orbs and other phenomenon there.


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    Old Jefferson County Jail

    Monticello, Florida

    27.9 miles from Madison, FL

    This jail dates back to the end of the 19th century. The local sheriff lived on the ground floor and basement - inmates were housed in the top floor. The small building out back housed female prisoners. It hasn't held an inmate since the mid 20th century, ...


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    John Denham House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    27.9 miles from Madison, FL

    This bed and breakfast dates back to 1872, and features a "Blue Room" that seems to be the center of most of the paranormal activity. Sarah Denham's ghost is said to appear in the rocking chair in that room.


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    Avera-Clarke House Bed and Breakfast

    Monticello, Florida

    28 miles from Madison, FL

    This house, now operating as a bed and breakfast, was built in 1890 by Thomas Clarke, a lawyer, judge and civil war veteran. It is said that his ghost is often seen roaming the house - he appears particularly often to guests staying in the Queen Anne Room.


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    The Daffodale House

    Monticello, Florida

    28 miles from Madison, FL

    This charming old bed and breakfast lays claim to a number of paranormal sightings. According to their website, strange music is heard coming from the Safari room, pipe smoke inexplicably tinges the air near the elevator, and a "Woman in White" is often seen on the premises.


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    Old Hamilton County Jail

    Jasper, Florida

    28 miles from Madison, 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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    Velda Mound Park

    Tallahassee, Florida

    48.2 miles from Madison, FL

    Velda Mound is an archaeological site located in northern Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, United States. The site was first occupied by peoples of the Fort Walton Culture (a regional variation of the Mississippian culture)[1] in the late prehistoric period and during the protohistoric period was part of the extensive Apalachee ...


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    Sunland Hospital

    Tallahassee, Florida

    49.6 miles from Madison, FL

    Sunland Hospital was a notorious eyesore in Tallahassee until it was demolished in 2006. Before then though it was a popular spot for amateur ghost hunters, who claimed to have seen all sorts of eerie things within the crumbling walls. Here's a bit of history about the place... Within a year ...


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    Governor's Park - Myers House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    49.7 miles from Madison, FL

    Myers House was built by Hyman Myers,and it has 19 rooms. It is now abandoned in the middle of Governor's Park. This mansion is quite beautiful and people are seen having picnics and enjoying the view of this magnificent house. Though you can't go inside because it is all boarded ...


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    Hotel Blanche

    Lake City, Florida

    50.1 miles from Madison, 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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    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, Florida

    51.6 miles from Madison, FL

    This history museum is said to be haunted by a ghost who appeared in a photograph one of the staff members took while doing inventory. The photograph is displayed proudly among the museum's collection.


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    The Lively Building

    Tallahassee, Florida

    51.7 miles from Madison, FL

    Once the location of a rough and tumble place called "The Leon Bar" (1892-1904). Several murders took place there, and some locals claim to see ghostly cowboy entities hanging about the corner at night. Note that there is a "Lively House" also in Tallahassee that sometimes gets confused with this ...


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    The Columns

    Tallahassee, Florida

    51.9 miles from Madison, FL

    This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.


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    Calvin Phillips Mausoleum - Oakland Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    52 miles from Madison, FL

    Calvin Phillips built himself the first, and most famous, mausoleum in Oakland Cemetery in 1900. He hired a master carpenter to make a cherry-wood casket in the mausoleum, and when it was finished, he crawled inside, locked the door behind him and died. No one is exactly sure why he ...


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    Old City Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    52.1 miles from Madison, FL

    The oldest cemetery in Tallahassee, dating back to 1829. One "resident" of note is Elizabeth Budd Graham (d. 1889) who was known as a "white witch." She has an impressive gravestone that is a must-see.


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    Florida State University

    Tallahassee, Florida

    52.3 miles from Madison, FL

    The local story says that FSU is haunted by Civil War era cadets of the West Florida Cadet Battalion, who will sometimes still be seen drilling on the campus. Power outages are common, especially when a student is showering - and supposedly the letters "TB" are found drawn on ...


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    Chi Omega Sorority House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    52.5 miles from Madison, FL

    At this house, serial killer Ted Bundy took two of his victims: Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, who were bludgeoned to death. Their ghosts may be walking here still, and in fact some believe they prevented other sorority sisters from walking out of their bedrooms into harm's way on the ...


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    Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

    Tallahassee, Florida

    52.5 miles from Madison, FL

    There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and ...


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    Fort White Cemetery

    Fort White, Florida

    54.5 miles from Madison, 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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    Leon County Jail

    Tallahassee, Florida

    55 miles from Madison, FL

    The current Leon County Jail was built in the 1990s, but is in the same spot as the previous one (which housed Ted Bundy for a while). Staff claim to see a female entity walking the halls at night, crying. Shadow figures abound.


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    Tallahassee Community College

    Tallahassee, Florida

    55.2 miles from Madison, FL

    Several claims abound at Tallahassee Community College... First, a strange "shadow figure" that appears in certain classrooms. Second, a garbage can lid started hovering in front of a couple of night janitors. And finally there is a female entity occasionally seen about campus, and the strong scent of ...


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    Wakulla Springs Lodge

    Crawfordville, Florida

    55.4 miles from Madison, FL

    This 1930's hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed ...


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    Putnam Lodge Hotel and Spa

    Cross City, Florida

    59.5 miles from Madison, 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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    McLauchlin House

    Havana, Florida

    60.6 miles from Madison, FL

    The 1860's house is now used for wedding receptions, but the owner says its not certain that a few unexpected guests may make an appearance. Visitors have reported several mischievous entities, and an eerie presence has been felt on the front porch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Cogdell Light

    Homerville, Georgia

    63.3 miles from Madison, FL

    The Cogdell Light appears near the Okefenokee swamp late at night. Drivers go into the woods and turn off the car, then flash their headlights to call the "ghost." Then, a greenish-yellow glow seems to come out of the woods and head straight for the car. Some say this is ...


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    Olustee Battle Field

    Madison, Florida

    63.7 miles from Madison, 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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    Grady House Bed and Breakfast

    High Springs, Florida

    65.6 miles from Madison, 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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    Atkinson County Courthouse

    Pearson, Georgia

    66 miles from Madison, FL

    This 1920's courthouse is haunted, according to superstitious folk. The clock tower was the site of the execution of an innocent man, who vowed to wreak havoc on those who had unfairly punished him. Ever since, according to local lore, the clock won't keep correct time no matter how ...


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    Fort Braden Community Center

    Tallahassee, Florida

    66.9 miles from Madison, FL

    Built in 1926, the Old Fort Braden School is now the Fort Braden Community Center. People claim strange activities going on there. Doors opening, lights turning off or on by themselves, etc.


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    Old Gilchrist County Jail

    Trenton, Florida

    68.8 miles from Madison, 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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    Quincy Leaf Theatre

    Quincy, Florida

    69.6 miles from Madison, FL

    Now home to the Quincy Music Theatre, "The Leaf" is said to be the home to many different ghosts, all of whom seem friendly and don't cause much in the way of trouble.


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    Allison House Inn

    Quincy, Florida

    69.7 miles from Madison, FL

    Orbs have shown up in photographs here; reports say that children are especially likely to pick up on the spirits who reside in this inn.


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    Alachua Sports Pub and Grill

    Alachua, Florida

    72.1 miles from Madison, 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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    Newnansville Cemetery

    Alachua, Florida

    72.3 miles from Madison, 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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    Hardee Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    75 miles from Madison, 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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    Chief Theater

    Chiefland, Florida

    76.1 miles from Madison, 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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    Antioch Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    77.1 miles from Madison, 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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    Ashley-Slater House

    Douglas, Georgia

    79.2 miles from Madison, FL

    The historic Ashley-Slater House, built in 1914 by Mr. John Marshall Ashley, is now office space for the Douglas Coffee County Economic Development Authority and Chamber of Commerce (although it is available for tours). It is said to be haunted by at least one of the six people said to ...


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    Baker County Courthouse

    Newton, Georgia

    80 miles from Madison, FL

    Dating back to 1906, the historic courthouse no longer serves as a jail due to flooding from the nearby Flint River on several occasions. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices are often heard when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park

    Gainesville, Florida

    80.6 miles from Madison, 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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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    84 miles from Madison, 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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    Mount Pleasant Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    84.4 miles from Madison, 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

    84.5 miles from Madison, 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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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    85.2 miles from Madison, 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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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    85.2 miles from Madison, 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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