Haunted Places in Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida



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    Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical "ghost lights" - balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars ...


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    Fairchild Oak Tree

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    4.7 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Local folklore has it that this oak tree, over 400 years old, was the site of two deaths. One was Norman Harwood, who purchased the property around 1900, and is said to have killed himself under the tree. The second was James Ormond II, who owned a plantation here. Ormond's ...


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    Bulow Plantation

    Flagler Beach, Florida

    7.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This 1821 plantation built by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow is said to be haunted by a Seminole Indian curse. The plantation passed to son John Bulow, who had a good relationship with the Seminoles. In fact, John went so far as to fire cannons at Major Benjamin Putnam and the ...


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    Daytona Playhouse

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    8.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Sources claim there are two spectres here - a man and a woman, who were once lovers. The man died fighting in Spain, and the woman committed suicide by throwing herself and her unborn child into the Halifax River.


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    The Villa Bed and Breakfast

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    8.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The wife and I decided upon staying a night while I was in the states. We are locals and both have been by this home numerous times in our lives. It is an old home built around the turn of the 20th century. During the night I ...


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    The Plaza Resort and Spa

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    8.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The Plaza opened originally as "The Clarendon" in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to "The Plaza" many years afterward. In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up... ...


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    Hilton Daytona Beach

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    8.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Some weird experiences in room #703. Simultaneously all pillows on two beds moved 2 inches at night. Same night a lamp moved six inches toward and backwards twice, knocking water bottles off of the table. Next night, the thermostat went up to a setting of 70 when set at ...


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    Auditorium Boulevard

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This area, right across from Pinewood Cemetery, is reportedly a hot-spot for ghosts who like to appear in photographs. Supposedly a murder took place on this spot in the 1970s, when there used to be houses on this block.


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    Pinewood Historic Cemetery

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    9.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Reportedly the oldest cemetery in Daytona Beach, Pinewood is said said to be haunted by an apparition of a woman. A headless ghost also has been reported, rumored to be that of Adler Rawlings, whose gravesite and bones were said to have been defaced by teens.


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    Whispering Fence

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    9.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    On the Daytona Beach Ghost Walks you'll occasionally be taken past this fence late at night, and told to stand at a certain point where a tree has recently been cut down. You'll hear a strange, echoing "whisper" noise - plain as day. I'm sure it's something to ...


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    Boot Hill Saloon

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    9.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This famous biker bar is home to a number of spirit activity - maybe long-dead bikers who refuse to leave their favorite watering hole. The jukebox plays by itself... when unplugged. Items are hurled across the bar by unseen hands. Toilets flush and faucets turn on when ...


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    Veterans Memorial Bridge - Orange Avenue Bridge

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    10.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The northeast side of the Orange Avenue Bridge (aka Veterans Memorial Bridge) is reportedly haunted by a dark-haired woman wearing a robe. Objects mysteriously get thrown about in this area.


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    Lilian Place

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    10.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This 1880's Italianate mansion has been restored to its former grandeur in recent years, and is rumoured to be haunted. Former tenants of the heritage house have reported sighting the apparition of a woman in a 1920's style dress roaming the hallways, who is known as 'Lucille'. Another spirit ...


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    Brownie the Town Dog's Grave

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    10.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    One day in 1940, a little brown dog pranced into a Beach Street cab company, and history was made. The cabbies built him a little dog house and "Brownie," as they called him, lived there the rest of his days. He'd sleep in the house at night, and ...


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    Merchants Bank Building - Halifax Historical Museum

    Daytona Beach, Florida

    10.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The Halifax Historical Museum has been housed in the old Merchant's Bank Building since 1986. The building itself dates back to 1910. The museum displays local artifacts covering the last 7,000 years. There is alleged to be a female ghost here who has been seen and heard multiple times. ...


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    Palm Coast High School

    Palm Coast, Florida

    12.4 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The girls' locker room at Flagler Palm Coast High School is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of "Jonathan Richie" - sometimes "relieving himself" nearby, or just coasting the entire locker room in an eerie mist. People say he was a student at the school many years ago ...


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    Phantom Car of I-4 - Orlando to Daytona Beach

    DeLand, Florida

    19.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    There are persistent stories of a "phantom car" that drives erratically (and sometimes crashes) along the deserted highway between Orlando and Daytona Beach. No one seems to ever be more specific than that, but as a local, my best guess would be the stretch of I-4 that runs through ...


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    Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse

    Ponce Inlet, Florida

    20.3 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    Washington Oaks

    Palm Coast, Florida

    21.4 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This area has belonged both to Native Americans and Spanish settlers in its past, and the state park land here was once a plantation with ties to relatives of George Washington. Witnesses have reported some ghostly goings-on here, including strange lights near the plantation home and poltergeist shenanigans in the ...


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    Turnbull Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    23.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

    New Smyrna Beach, Florida

    24.7 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    25.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Built in 1934 as a mausoleum for Lincoln Hulley (the second president of Stetson University) and his wife Eloise. It once housed a carillon called "The Eloise Chimes," which played daily from 1915 until 2005, when the upper part of the structure was dismantled due to weather damage. ...


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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    26.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This circa 1906 building has been used as the local women's club since its construction over a century ago, and is supposed to have picked up a mischievous poltergeist during this time. Visitors to the building have reported cold spots, running footsteps and loud noises during the day, while ...


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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    26.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Reports say this hotel is no longer in operation, and was sold in 2013. Two ghosts are said to reside here. According to lore, a hotel guest once killed his wife and then committed suicide on the premises. Witnesses say sadness emanates throughout the building, and a shadowy figure has ...


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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    26.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This 1927 historic hotel is one of the most haunted in the state, but unusually, the ghosts of this inn tend to be relatively inactive apart from during the winter months. A visiting medium stated that up to thirteen ghosts inhabit the building, proving that the hotel is immensely ...


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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    26.6 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This stucco-style building has been used as a masonic lodge since 1927, and is supposedly haunted by an elderly man, believed to be associated with the building in the past. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    26.7 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Built in the 1920s this structure now houses the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Some locals swear they have seen ghostly faces looking out through the windows. Another apparition of a man has been spotted sitting in the gazebo on the surrounding grounds, near the Veterans Memorial Wall.


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    Fort Matanzas

    St. Augustine, Florida

    27.3 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    It's not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, "Matanzas" is Spanish for "slaughter," as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed ...


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    The Devil's Chair - Lake Helen Cassadaga Cemetery

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    In a town known for its haunts, the Lake Helen-Cassadaga Cemetery is home to the local legend's Devil's Chair. Gravestones date back to the 1800s; Cassadaga founder George Colby is buried here. Some folks say shadowy figures lurk here at night, but the Devil's Chair is perhaps the most well-known ...


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    Cassadaga Hotel

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.4 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The Cassadaga Hotel was created in the early 20th century and is located in the heart of a spiritualist community which was established in 1894. The hotel is known for its "spirits" and psychics. The hotel rents out rooms and also has psychics on-site and available daily. The hotel has been ...


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    Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp

    Lake Helen, Florida

    28.4 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The Cassadaga Spiritualist camp began when the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting Association was founded by George P. Colby, from Pike, New York, a trance medium who traveled to many different states, giving readings and seances. He was well known, and in his travels, Colby was referred to as the ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    31.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Pine Ridge High School

    Deltona, Florida

    32.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    Church of the Nazarene

    Ormond-by-the-Sea, Florida

    36.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    There are accounts of an "old man" ghost haunting the church. He's been seen walking up and down the main aisle. Other accounts of a woman screaming in the nursery.


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    House Of Sea and Sun Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    36.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This charming bed and breakfast is said to be home to a "pleasant ghost" who protects the house. The building dates to the 1920s.


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    Heritage Baptist Church

    St. Augustine, Florida

    37.5 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Ghosts that have been reported at this church include the spirits of a former pastor and a deceased churchgoer, and a ghostly angel statue that appears and disappears in the cemetery.


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    New Tribes Mission

    Sanford, Florida

    38.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    38.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. The reason? Rumor has it that four graves were paved over to make the road. Ghost hitchhikers are often seen here, ...


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    Celery Avenue - Ghost Horse

    Sanford, Florida

    39.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    Wop's Hops Brewing Company

    Sanford, Florida

    39.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, 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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    St. Augustine Lighthouse

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.4 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    A famous haunted lighthouse featured on numerous television programs, including SyFy's "Ghost Hunters".


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    St. Augustine National Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    39.9 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    It is Florida’s oldest national military cemetery, and it dates back to 1763. In it are buried soldiers from the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), and it is said to be very haunted. A bloody massacre led to the burial of more than 1,400 soldiers in three mass graves marked by ...


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    Gonzalez-Alvarez House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The “The Oldest House” is said to be haunted by a shadowy figure of a man. Objects move of their own accord, strange lights have been seen, and animals have been known to become agitated while in the building.


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    Tovar House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    One of the older houses in St. Augustine and part of most city tours. Unexplained noises and cries have been heard in this location.


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    St. Francis Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    Lily, the ghost of a beautiful slave woman from Barbados, is said to haunt this inn along with her beloved. Lily and the nephew of former owner Major William Hardee had a secret affair, and when Hardee found out, he sent Lily away. The nephew, distraught over losing her, committed ...


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    Upham Cottage

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The 1892 12-room Victorian cottage was originally built as Colonel John Upham's winter home. It changed to apartment buildings some time in its past, but was restored to a private residence in the 1970s. It is not open to the public. It is said to be haunted by a pretty ...


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    Bayfront Marin House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40.1 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This luxury inn is believed to have at least one ghost: Francisco Marin, the inn's namesake. He and his ghostly friends have been known to hold noisy parties in vacant rooms at the inn, disturbing the guests below. He also plays pranks, such as playing music through dead phone lines.


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    Kenwood Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The Kenwood Inn, in the oldest part of downtown, is said to be haunted by several ghosts, the most well known going by the name of Raymond. The most active guest rooms are 7, 9 and 10. Ghost tours of the area often stop at this historic inn.


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    Hurricane Patty's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    This restaurant was featured in Biography Channel's series, "My Ghost Story" - season 2, episode 3. The segment was entitled "Restless Restroom." Most of the activity here centers on the kitchen and bathrooms. The sounds of a crying woman are heard from the bathrooms, and the facilities ...


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    O. C. White's Seafood and Spirits

    St. Augustine, Florida

    40.2 miles from Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL

    The restaurant is housed in renovated 1791 home, a coquina brick, 3-story structure. Locals say at least two haunts reside here, the spirit of Margaret Worth, a war widow who bought the building in the 1850s, and an unknown man. Apparitions have been seen, mysterious odors have been detected, doors ...


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