Haunted Places in New Port Richey, Florida



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    Lakeview Rodeo

    Holiday, Florida

    3.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    A 2002 fire gutted the Lakeview Rodeo that used to be a hot spot for line-dancing in Holiday, FL... and ever since, some claim they see the spectre of a man standing in the exact location where the building once stood. We're not sure but it looks like its ...


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    Sea Horse-On the Docks - Getaguru

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    6.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    This shop has been known as "Sea Horse On the Docks" but the sign above the door currently says "Getaguru". It's the same people - they sell handmade soap and local art. There are several claims at this location, including a "vortex wall" where a woman seemed to ...


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    Rose Cemetery

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    6.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    This is one of those places that everyone "knows" is haunted, but no one seems to have a solid story about it. All that's said is that there's some sort of malevolent force or forces here, and that people get really creeped out and sometimes even physically attacked by ...


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    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park

    Clearwater, Florida

    17.3 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park is said by locals to be haunted. Just behind the garden of reflections there is a fence and behind that fence maybe 50 yards into the woods there is a dilapidated abandoned house. Legend says that at this house the father killed his son ...


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    Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

    Safety Harbor, Florida

    17.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Lots of weird goings-on in this resort hotel. The front desk started getting phone calls from empty guestrooms during renovations in the mid-1990s. Voices are often heard in entirely empty parts of the buildings, and housekeepers swear they hear someone yelling their name from the women's bath area.


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    Clearwater IHOP

    Clearwater, Florida

    18.2 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    We have had several things happen recently and have some of this has been captured on the security cameras. The santa figurine near the front... the arm was picked up and thrown down. We tried to debunk it as the wind, but we could not duplicate what happened. The lights ...


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    Eisenhower Elementary School

    Clearwater, Florida

    19 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    In recent years, a mysterious boy dressed in a baseball uniform is seen by custodians late at night in this school - possibly stirred up renovations begun in 2000. There are claims that audio recorders have picked up late night conversations between dead teachers and this little boy, who ...


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    Crabby Bill's Seafood

    Clearwater, Florida

    19.6 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    I was a former employee of Crabby Bill's Seafood on Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina. I wasn't a server, host, nor did I work as a cook or a dishwasher. I worked from June/July of 2009 up until August of 2011 on the third shift. I was the ...


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    Capitol Theatre / Royal Theatre

    Clearwater, Florida

    19.9 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    The Capitol Theatre opened March 21, 1921. Royalty Theater Company signed leases with the Taylor family in February 1981 when it then became known as the Royalty Theater. During the renovations, Bill Neville's murdered body was found in the balcony. The theatre remained in the Taylor family estate until it ...


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    Fort Harrison Hotel

    Clearwater, Florida

    20 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    This building opened in 1926, but fell into disrepair by the mid 1970s. It was bought by the Church of Scientology in 1975 and is now part of their spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. There have been a number of strange deaths in the building since it was taken ...


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    Belleview-Biltmore Hotel

    Belleair, Florida

    21.4 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    The Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa is a historic resort hotel located at 25 Belleview Boulevard in the town of Belleair, Florida, USA. The hotel is closed, but a renovation plan has been announced. The hotel situated along the eastern shores of Old Clearwater Bay, with views of the bay and ...


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    Alfano's Restaurant

    Clearwater, Florida

    21.9 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    My family owns the restaurant. I have heard stories from others, but I am only documenting what I have experienced first hand. I've been in the kitchen and felt ice cold wind rush by, like a freezing cold arctic wind blowing by in a hot kitchen with no air ...


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    Sulphur Springs Tower

    Tampa, Florida

    22.1 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Stories say the historic tower was often used as a landmark on pirates' maps, a tale that may support the fact that a ghostly pirate is said to roam the area. Another story told around these parts is that of a marine monster who lives in the waters adjacent to ...


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    University of South Florida Library

    Tampa, Florida

    22.6 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Ghostly legend here tells of a young woman named Gottlieb, an English major who worked on the library's fourth floor, was found hanging from an oak tree. Foul play was suspected, and after that, strange things happened at the library. Book carts moved by themselves, automatic doors opened without being ...


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    HMS Architecture Building - USF Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    22.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    The fourth floor of this building - particularly room 469 - is considered to be haunted by a malevolent-feeling spirit by the late-night staff. Voices are heard, and on at least one occasion a wind-chime started jangling all by itself. One worker saw a spectral German Shepherd dog ...


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    Crown Colony House

    Tampa, Florida

    23.3 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Built in 1964, the Crown Colony is a four-story building offering both a full-service restaurant and quick-serve café. If the stories are true, the building also harbors a few ghosts. In 2008, officials at Busch Gardens invited Haunted South and select members of the media to explore the park’s Crown Colony ...


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    Hopewell Church Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    24.4 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Although its called the "Hopewell Church Cemetery", no church stands here anymore. And don't confuse it with the American Legion Cemetery just next door. The one you want is surrounded by an old brick wall and has two wrought-iron gates at either end. The caretaker of the ...


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    Blake High School

    Tampa, Florida

    25.1 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    A cold spot is felt in the exact place in the auditorium where a teacher died years ago of a heart attack. The back of the library has a similar cold spot where people get "eerie feelings". The main theatre sometimes has strange lights appear in the wings, ...


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    Oaklawn Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    25.6 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    A number of famous Tampa residents are buried here, and there are vague reports of ghosts haunting the grounds. Many feel uneasy as they walk the cemetery, as if someone is watching them.


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    Cuban Club - Circulo Cubano de Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    25.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    The Cuban Club, now a site rented out for events, was built in 1917 to serve the Cuban community. It has been the site of two deaths: One was an actor who committed suicide on the stage, the other was a murder in which one board member shot another in ...


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    Ybor Factory Building - Ybor Square

    Tampa, Florida

    25.7 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Sugar Palm Ballroom - 1550 E. Palm Ave

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, 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

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Old Tampa Theater

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    A projectionist from the 1940s supposedly haunts this theatre. Staff hear his footsteps and chains rattling in the hallways and behind the stage. Some claim to even see him up in the projecting room when it is supposed to be empty. There are reports of weird "bad ...


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    Plant Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Onetime Tampa Bay Hotel servants are said to haunt the Science Wing. Witnesses have felt something watching them and had an eerie feeling. Apparitions have been seen all over the campus; in fact, folks say ghosts abound in this University of Tampa hall after hours—and there are quite a few ...


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    Tampa Florida Brewery Building

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Trelles Clinic - Ybor Resort and Spa

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Ghost of Charlie Wall - Old Federal Courthouse

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Charlie Wall was an infamous gangster based out of Tampa of the 1930s and 1940s. He dabbled in all the usual rackets - gambling, prostitution, numbers, etc. What made him truly infamous was when he was called to testify before a federal committee investigating organized crime in 1950. He held ...


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    Falk Theatre

    Tampa, Florida

    25.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Once the Park Theatre, now called "Falk Theatre." Back in the "Park Theatre" days an actress named Bessie Snavely supposedly hung herself in her third floor dressing room. Her ghost is said to haunt the entire theatre.


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    Old Tampa Book Company

    Tampa, Florida

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    This quaint used bookstore might be haunted, according to Deborah Frethem in her book "Haunted Tampa." The owners say a couple of chairs they inherited from a previous owner tend to move all on their own. One night the store's alarm went off, but the store was still ...


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    Island Flowers

    Tampa, Florida

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    El Centro Espanol - The Spanish Club

    Tampa, Florida

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, 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

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    La France

    Tampa, Florida

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Jackson House

    Tampa, Florida

    25.9 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Deborah Frethem writes of this house in her book, "Haunted Tampa: Spirits of the Bay." According to Frethem, this building dates back to 1901 and was a boardinghouse once used by a number of African American greats during the days of segregation, like Ray Charles, Count Basie and even ...


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    Ybor City Museum

    Tampa, Florida

    26 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Kennedy Blvd and Marion St

    Tampa, Florida

    26 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Tim Reeser mentions this "haunted intersection" in his book, "Ghost Stories of Tampa Florida". Apparently Kennedy and Marion was the site of the old "Florida House Hotel". This hotel burned to the ground in Victorian times, and one of the victims was a little girl who was asleep ...


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    Old City Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    26 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    According to Deborah Frethem in her book "Haunted Tampa," strange ghost lights have been seen along the hallways and clock tower of the Old City Hall. She speculates they may be related to Donald Brenham McKay, who served two non-consecutive terms as mayor of Tampa in the early 20th ...


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    Carmine's

    Tampa, Florida

    26 miles from New Port Richey, 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

    26 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Gaspar's Grotto

    Tampa, Florida

    26 miles from New Port Richey, 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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    Fort Brooke Parking Garage

    Tampa, Florida

    26.1 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Built in 1980, this municipal parking garage was built over a cemetery. The bones unearthed during the construction were deemed to be the remains of soldiers and Native Americans. Although the bones were removed and properly placed, some say they have heard the ghostly sounds of Native Americans drumming and ...


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    Ghost of Irene Randall

    Tampa, Florida

    26.1 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    According to legend, Irene Wengel came to Tampa in 1902 to get an illegal abortion in a building that once stood near the parking garage. A couple days after Dr. Frederick Weightnovel performed the abortion, Irene became very ill with blood poisoning; she died shortly thereafter. Irene’s uneasy spirit is said ...


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    Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    26.5 miles from New Port Richey, FL

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


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    Academy of the Holy Names

    Tampa, Florida

    26.6 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Academy of the Holy Names was established in 1881 and the current building opened in 1926. The school is run by the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Ghosts of nuns have been seen walking around on the 4th floor, where the sisters used to ...


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    Britton Cinema

    Tampa, Florida

    26.7 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Staff and visitors alike have reported several strange occurrences. Toilets flush on their own and doors mysteriously get locked in the ladies room. Apparitions have been seen in one of theatres. Ghostly voices were heard in the hallway outside theatre #5, and an usher swears someone called ...


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    Spring Hill Cemetery

    Brooksville, Florida

    26.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    The Spring Hill Cemetery, is located off of Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. It is an old black cemetery with the earliest "known" burial starting in the late 1800's. At dusk you can see what seems to be a man hanging from a tree limb. Also, groups of spirits can ...


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    Bigelow-Helms Mansion

    Tampa, Florida

    28.1 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    This home dates to the early 1900s and is known as the "Bigelow-Helms Mansion", though lately it is used as office space for various businesses. People often claimed they heard screams and yelling from the building at odd hours of the night, and in general just got really weird vibes from ...


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    Brooksville Nursing Manor

    Brooksville, Florida

    28.4 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Just one story here, from a nurse who says she definitely saw a woman enter the room of a patient who was dying.... and that when she herself entered the room, the patient was dead, and no one else was to be seen.


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    St. Leo University

    St. Leo, Florida

    28.8 miles from New Port Richey, FL

    Not much information on this one - just that some stories have it that the ghost of a young woman is seen on campus, often walking through walls.


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