Haunted Places in Merritt Island, Florida



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    Apollo 1 Launch Complex 34

    Merritt Island, Florida

    6.8 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Many touring the Apollo 1 launchpad have claimed to have eerie feelings around the spot where three astronauts were killed in 1967.


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    U. S. Space Walk of Fame Museum

    Titusville, Florida

    9.6 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Officials at the museum have reported exhibits being moved by unseen hands, although nothing has been taken away. To add to the mystery, some folks have detected an unexplained energy field in a certain section of the museum.


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    Pritchard House

    Titusville, Florida

    9.6 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Some members of the Pritchard family never left their 1891 home, some say. One of the haunts here is said to be Lola Pauline Smith Pritchard, or Miss Lovie, who, when she was alive, didn't care for people to visit her home. Some of the strange things reported to happen ...


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    Emma Parrish Theater

    Titusville, Florida

    9.7 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Objects move on their own in the attic of this theatre. Cold spots and weird smells are also reported.


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    N and B Pawn Shop

    Titusville, Florida

    10.9 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    The Pawnshop's building is bordering a cemetery. Prior the the building being used as pawnshop, it was used as a tombstone maker shop. The property is over two acres and contains Indian Burial Mounds. Countless paranormal experiences have been recorded on security camera's. Items flying off shelves, item captured ...


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    Black Tulip

    Cocoa, Florida

    13.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    The Black Tulip has been a casual fine dining spot in historic downtown Cocoa Village for many years. I can't remember the original owner's name, except that it was Don. He and his wife purchase the property and it was known previously as Myrt's Cafe - also a favorite spot for ...


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    Cocoa Village Playhouse / Aladdin Theatre

    Cocoa, Florida

    13.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Allegedly haunted by the spectre of a former handyman. Doors open and close on their own, footsteps are heard at odd hours and in strange places.


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    Wakulla Suites Hotel

    Cocoa Beach, Florida

    13.5 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    A guest staying at this hotel several years ago reported that the clocks would run backwards of their own accord, and that her children were frightened by the apparition of an old man that appeared in their closet. Upon speaking to management, she discovered that other guests had reported ...


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    Ashley's of Rockledge

    Rockledge, Florida

    14.6 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    In 1934 the body Ethel Allen, a nineteen-year-old local of the area, was found brutally murdered on the shores of the nearby Indian River. She was a regular of Jack’s Tavern, and it was one of the last places she was seen. At least one of the psychics who have ...


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    Georgiana Cemetery

    Merritt Island, Florida

    One of the oldest cemeteries in the area, Georgiana Cemetery (also known as "Crooked Mile Cemetery") dates back to the 18th century. It is covered in Spanish moss and fairly run-down, lending it that all-too-familiar "creepy" feel. Numerous paranormal reports have been made in this area, including: - unusual ...


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    Route 520 Ghost Lights

    Cocoa, Florida

    18.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This is said to be among the top 3 most dangerous roads in all of Florida, the site of many accidents and deaths over the years. Perhaps not unexpectedly, people also claim to see greenish "ghost lights" along the more deserted sections of Route 520 which connects Cocoa Beach ...


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    Mathers Bridge

    Merritt Island, Florida

    Mathers Bridge used be home to Mathers Bridge restaurant, which had unfortunately closed in 1992 after 52 years of business, due to the neighbors who had made their homes near the restaurant complained of the noise and cars. Across the street, there was also a small hotel, that burned down ...


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    Eau Gallie Cemetery

    Melbourne, Florida

    27.7 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Rumored to be haunted, this cemetery is the site of a paranormal investigation in which researchers caught a disembodied female voice answering a direct question.


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    The Old Pineapple Inn

    Melbourne, Florida

    28 miles from Merritt Island, FL


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    Chuluota Road

    Chuluota, Florida

    28.4 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Rossetter House Museum

    Melbourne, Florida

    28.5 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Eerie things witnessed in the museum include the apparition of a woman hovering over the foyer who spoke, saying “There’s too much commotion in my house.” The name “Sam” has been whispered into the ears of some guests in the nearby cemetery, where there is a grave, sans headstone, of ...


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    Oviedo Lights - Chuluota Lights

    Oviedo, Florida

    31.3 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Cricket Club Apartments

    Orlando, Florida

    32 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    There are vague reports of possible apparitions seen walking the grounds at night. Voices are heard when no one is around, and strange smells are detected.


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    Henegar Center for the Performing Arts

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Check out the balcony in this theatre for a friendly (but troublesome) ghost named "Jonathan." Supposedly he likes to move things around and make all kinds of strange noises.


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    1900 Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This building was constructed in 1924 and was originally the "Melbourne Hotel." Later it was a bank, and then stores and office space. It is now referred to as the "1900 Building". There is a story attached to the building that centers around a girl named Amelia. She ...


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    The Petite Boutiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This upscale mini-mall was once a funeral home. After the conversion, folks started to witness strange things happening. Merchandise, specifically the Christmas decorations, have been found to be rearranged, and customers have noticed many different entities throughout the building.


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    Giftique - Myles Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This building dates to 1913. It originally housed a restaurant and billiards parlor on the ground floor, and a hotel upstairs. Later it was home to the Melbourne Times newspaper. Once prohibition ended, it became "Shorty's Bar," where local legend has it that Al Capone himself once ...


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    Betty's Antiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    We don't have much information about this location, other than that it has been mentioned as a "haunted place" in several online sources. If you have any additional information please let us know!


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    Downtown Melbourne Train Bridge

    Melbourne, Florida

    32.2 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    The old train tracks bridge was constructed in during the expansion of the Florida East Coast Railway to West Palm Beach in 1894 by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI). Dating back to the 1920s, many women had perished from trains along this bridge, the most recent cases being three teenage girls ...


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    Oviedo Baseball Fields

    Oviedo, Florida

    32.5 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Boston Hill Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    32.9 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Rouse Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida

    33.9 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Ghost Children of Oviedo

    Oviedo, Florida

    34.5 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    St Luke's Cemetery - Slavia Cemetery

    Oviedo, Florida

    34.7 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    The Mist of Chapman Road

    Oviedo, Florida

    35 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida

    36.1 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    If you take Jones Road all the way down to the end and then continue on a dirt path you'll find the "haunted creek." Locals say a little boy died there years ago, and his spirit still haunts the creek. He seems to be an angry ghost and ...


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    New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    36.3 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Tuscawilla Country Club

    Winter Springs, Florida

    36.5 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Turnbull Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    37 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Pine Ridge High School

    Deltona, Florida

    38.2 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    38.2 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    40.2 miles from Merritt Island, 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

    40.5 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    40.5 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Orlando Executive Airport

    Orlando, Florida

    40.7 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    In late 1944, the Orlando Army Air Base was home to between 600 and 750 German prisoners of war captured during World War II.  Many of the prisoners were put to work in the local citrus groves. After the war, the air base was repurposed into the Orlando Executive Airport.  Visitors ...


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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    40.8 miles from Merritt Island, 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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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida

    40.9 miles from Merritt Island, FL

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


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    Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens

    Winter Park, Florida

    40.9 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This museum was founded in 1961, and is home to more than 200 sculptures by Czech artist Albin Polasek. Many staff members feel Polasek's spirit still infuses the place, refusing to leave his beloved sculptures. In 1997, one guest snapped a photo of a tear miraculously suspended on ...


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    Floor and Decor

    Orlando, Florida

    41.2 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Although it looks like any other cookie-cutter shopping plaza building, this spot has an interesting "haunted" history. This site was once the home to "Colonial Plaza," one of Orlando's earliest shopping malls. It fell into decline in the 1970s and was eventually razed in 1995 - all except the building ...


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    Annie Russell Theatre

    Winter Park, Florida

    41.2 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    This theatre was built in the 1930s and named after the actress, Annie Russell, who taught at Rollins College (where the theatre is located). She herself performed on-stage opening night in 1932. Annie died four years later in 1936. There have been claims for many years now of seeing ...


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    Walgreens

    Orlando, Florida

    41.2 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    A story given by a former employee says the automatic doors would operate on their own, merchandise would fall off the shelves without explanation, and objects were thrown. An apparition was seen walking in an employee-area hallway; other strange occurrences were reported as well.


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    Harry P. Leu Gardens

    Orlando, Florida

    41.5 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    The Leu Gardens were started by Mr. and Mrs. Harry P. Leu, who in 1936 purchased Leu House and 40 acres of land. The Leus traveled all over the world and brought back many exotic plants and many varieties of camellias for their gardens. In 1961, the Leus deeded the ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida

    41.6 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Many children from Sunland Hospital were buried at this cemetery, and there are creepy sections within called "Baby Land 1" and "Baby Land 3", etc. which house nothing but infants and children under five years of age. Visitors to these sections hear music box tunes and sometimes children's laughter. ...


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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    41.7 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    The Compound is infamous in Melbourne for drag racing, dirt biking, four wheeling, paint ball and more, it is a large area of paved streets, of about 200 miles of road. The streets were paved in the 1980s by General Development Corporation (GDC), intended for housing development, instead, the company ...


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    Orange Hill Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida

    41.8 miles from Merritt Island, FL

    Although it hardly looks like it, this mostly empty-looking plot of land is actually a pauper's cemetery.  In fact, the cemetery was almost completely forgotten until county officials researching the area for possible development in 1996 discovered its true use in old documents.  Roughly 522 people were buried there between ...


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