Haunted Places in Okeechobee, Florida



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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    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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    Devil's Tree of Oak Hammock Park

    Port St. Lucie, Florida

    26.2 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    In 1971, sheriff's deputy Gerard John Schaefer sexually assaulted and hanged two 19-year-old girls from an oak tree, then buried their bodies under it. The deputy returned for more unspeakable acts over the next 5 days. In 1977 the bodies were found by some fishermen. Local legend has it that ...


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    Indian River Community College

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    31.6 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The theatre at Indian River Community College is apparently haunted by a tall fellow who appears mostly blue in color. He hangs about in the broom closet near the left side of the stage, or in the sound room. Some people swear he danced or waved at them, ...


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    Sunrise Theater

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    34.1 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    This 1926 theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is supposed to have some hauntings dating back to its glory days. Patrons have reported a phantom usher who disappears after showing them to their seats, while staff closing up for the night have heard ghostly ...


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    The Boston House - Cresthaven

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    34.1 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    In the early 1900s, William T. Jones, who later became the third Sheriff of St. Lucie County, worked as an engineer for Henry Flagler on the Florida East Coast Railway. Jones suffered an injury in a railroad accident and received a settlement for his injury. With his settlement he built ...


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    34.4 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Treasure Coast Antique Mall

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    34.6 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The mall is housed in a 1920s historic home is said to be rich with hauntings from its past. It has been a private home, an inn, a bar, a gambling casino, and a bordello. Among the ghosts said to reside here is a bordello client from the 1950s-1960s who ...


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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    37.9 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Tuckahoe / Leach Mansion

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    37.9 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Tuckahoe, also known as the Leach Mansion or as the Mansion at Tuckahoe, is an historic home located at 1921 North East Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida. The name was thought to be a Native American word for "welcome". It is inside the present day Indian ...


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    The Patio

    Vero Beach, Florida

    38.1 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The Patio Restaurant on 21st Street close to the downtown area of Vero Beach was built in the 1930s by Waldo Sexton and was leased as one of the original Howard Johnson’s ice cream parlors. Later it was used as a gift shop/fruit stand and as the location of Waldo’s ...


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    Fellsmere Town Hall

    Fellsmere, Florida

    38.7 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The current town hall was formerly the local schoolhouse, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building at night have heard strange noises, had their hair pulled and seen a shadowy apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Marsh Landing Restaurant

    Fellsmere, Florida

    38.9 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The building was built around 1926, and previously housed the headquarters for a sugar company. Now a delightful restaurant specialising in local cuisine, the complex is believed to be haunted, and even has its own ghost tour dinners available to diners. Staff have reported sighting the apparition of a ...


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    Marian Fell Library

    Fellsmere, Florida

    39 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Paranormal investigators claim to have produced evidence of a haunting at this quaint library, named after the daughter of the original founder of the township. Activity reported includes orbs appearing in photographs, temperature drops and disembodied footsteps in unoccupied rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old Holiday Inn Oceanside

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    39 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Once a popular tourist hotel, the old "Holiday Inn Oceanside" has been abandoned since it sustained severe damage in 2004 from both Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Local residents decry it as an eyesore. Several plans have been hatched to renovate and reopen the building, but to date none ...


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    The Elliott Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    40.2 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Several haunts are said to reside in this 1961 building erected by Harmon P. Elliott to honor his late father, inventor Sterling Elliott. The many apparitions that have been seen here, witnesses say, are hauntings that stem from the museum's pieces. In other words, the exhibits have brought with them ...


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    Driftwood Resort

    Vero Beach, Florida

    40.5 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Former owner Waldo Sexton is the haunt who resides here, a man who was known to be a bit eccentric. Guests who stay in the suites once occupied by the Sextons have reported hearing noises coming from adjacent empty rooms, and security guard once felt a tap on his shoulder ...


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    Gilbert’s Bar - House of Refuge Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    40.9 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The old building, used to house shipwrecked passengers 1876-1945, is now a museum. It is said to be haunted by the residents who lived on the land some eight centuries ago, the Ais Indian tribe, as well as some more recent spirits. The kitchen, which has not been in use ...


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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    41 miles from Okeechobee, 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

    41.3 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    42.1 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Trapper Nelson - Jonathan Dickinson State Park

    Jupiter, Florida

    47.8 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    "Wild Man of the Loxahatchee," nickname of Vince “Trapper” Nelson, is the identity of the ghost said to roam this state park. Trapper moved to this area in 1929, trapping and selling furs for a living, earning his nickname by his often-strange antics like swinging out over the river on ...


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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    47.9 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    48.4 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Sebastian Inlet

    Melbourne Beach, Florida

    48.6 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The area of the Sebastian Inlet was said to be adored as sacred ground (Locals call them the Icee Indians) many Indian artifacts have been found here over the years, and modern day spiritualists and pagans are very attracted to this area, saying it has energy cleansing properties. In 1872, Ideas ...


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    Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

    Jupiter, Florida

    50.3 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Strange noises and cold spots abound here. Some say they can feel "ghostly hands" on their shoulders, only to turn around and see nobody's there.


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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    52.1 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery

    Royal Palm Beach, Florida

    54.1 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Riddle House

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    55.3 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The Edwardian house built in 1905 in West Palm Beach was moved to historical park Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Royal Palm Beach. It was originally a funeral parlor until its purchase by Karl Riddle in the 1920s, after which it was a private home. It is haunted ...


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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    56.1 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Suncoast High School

    Riviera Beach, Florida

    56.2 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    A ghost supposedly haunts the school auditorium, making scary noises from the rafters. Legend has it the ghost is of a small boy who is buried somewhere near the school.


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    Downtown Melbourne Train Bridge

    Melbourne, Florida

    59.1 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Henegar Center for the Performing Arts

    Melbourne, Florida

    59.2 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Giftique - Myles Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    59.3 miles from Okeechobee, 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

    59.3 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    The Petite Boutiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    59.3 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    1900 Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    59.3 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    59.5 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    59.8 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    60.6 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The ghost of a former janitor haunts the library. He's heard most often in the old janitor's closet, even though its been locked for years and years.


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    Palm Beach Atlantic University Library

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    60.7 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    The University's Library, built many years ago, is claimed to be haunted by an old janitor. He worked there for many years, and then mysteriously disappeared. He is claimed to be heard rummaging through the old janitor's closet that has been locked up ever since the day of his ...


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    Lake Worth 8 Cinemas

    Greenacres, Florida

    60.7 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Cold spots and knocking sounds are reported in the hallways of this theatre, and some of the projectors stop working or jam at inopportune moments. (Could it be they just need to hire a better projectionist?)


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    Flager Mansion - Whitehall

    Palm Beach, Florida

    60.7 miles from Okeechobee, FL

    Henry Flagler, one of the founders of Standard Oil, built Whitehall for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. The site of the home was purchased for $50,000 in 1893 by Flagler; later surveyed for construction in July 1900 and the home completed in time for Flagler and his wife to move ...


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    Rossetter House Museum

    Melbourne, Florida

    62.4 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    62.5 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    The Old Pineapple Inn

    Melbourne, Florida

    62.8 miles from Okeechobee, FL


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    Eau Gallie Cemetery

    Melbourne, Florida

    63 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    63.2 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    63.4 miles from Okeechobee, 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 Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    63.4 miles from Okeechobee, 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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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    63.6 miles from Okeechobee, 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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