Haunted Places in Palm Harbor, Florida



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    Rose Cemetery

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    5.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Sea Horse-On the Docks - Getaguru

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    5.3 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park

    Clearwater, Florida

    6.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Clearwater IHOP

    Clearwater, Florida

    7 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

    Safety Harbor, Florida

    7.7 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Eisenhower Elementary School

    Clearwater, Florida

    7.9 miles from Palm Harbor, 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

    8 miles from Palm Harbor, 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

    8.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Lakeview Rodeo

    Holiday, Florida

    8.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Fort Harrison Hotel

    Clearwater, Florida

    8.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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

    9.6 miles from Palm Harbor, 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

    10.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Hopewell Church Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    18.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Sulphur Springs Tower

    Tampa, Florida

    19 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Royal Palms Apartments

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    19.5 miles from Palm Harbor, FL

    Some who live at the Royal Palms Apartments claim there's a ghost that likes to pull pillows from under their heads... violently at times. A few have actually seen an apparition of a man standing by the side of their bed.


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    Britton Cinema

    Tampa, Florida

    19.7 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Blake High School

    Tampa, Florida

    20 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Academy of the Holy Names

    Tampa, Florida

    20 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Eleanor Island

    Treasure Island, Florida

    20.1 miles from Palm Harbor, FL

    There is a story about this mangrove island about two local men who found some human remains here around the middle of the 19th century. Thinking it might be part of an Indian burial mound, they dug around looking for hidden treasures. Alas for them, all they found ...


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    Friendly Fisherman Restaurant

    Madeira Beach, Florida

    20.3 miles from Palm Harbor, FL

    This restaurant has been here since it was open by Captain Wilson Hubbard in 1976. He died in 1994, but staff and patrons of the restaurant believe his spirit remains there to this day. A portrait of Wilson hangs on the wall there, and it is said his ...


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    Plant Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    20.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Falk Theatre

    Tampa, Florida

    20.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    John's Pass Bridge

    Treasure Island, Florida

    20.4 miles from Palm Harbor, FL

    Locals say the ghosts of two pro-union farmers from Civil War times haunts this area. They were killed by Confederates and buried nearby. Some nights, especially with a new moon, the two are seen walking near the bridge or sailing their boat. Often the smell of death ...


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    Oaklawn Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    20.5 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Old Tampa Theater

    Tampa, Florida

    20.6 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Old Tampa Book Company

    Tampa, Florida

    20.6 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Ghost of Charlie Wall - Old Federal Courthouse

    Tampa, Florida

    20.7 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Old City Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    20.8 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Kennedy Blvd and Marion St

    Tampa, Florida

    20.8 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Fort Brooke Parking Garage

    Tampa, Florida

    20.8 miles from Palm Harbor, 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

    20.8 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Jackson House

    Tampa, Florida

    20.9 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Tampa Florida Brewery Building

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Ybor Factory Building - Ybor Square

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Cuban Club - Circulo Cubano de Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Don Vicente Inn

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Bigelow-Helms Mansion

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Sugar Palm Ballroom - 1550 E. Palm Ave

    Tampa, Florida

    21.1 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Trelles Clinic - Ybor Resort and Spa

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Crown Colony House

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Island Flowers

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    King Corona Cigars and Cafe Bar

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    El Centro Espanol - The Spanish Club

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    La France

    Tampa, Florida

    21.3 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    L'Unione Italiana - The Italian Club

    Tampa, Florida

    21.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Ybor City Museum

    Tampa, Florida

    21.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Carmine's

    Tampa, Florida

    21.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    Gaspar's Grotto

    Tampa, Florida

    21.4 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    University of South Florida Library

    Tampa, Florida

    21.5 miles from Palm Harbor, 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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    St. Petersburg High School

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    21.5 miles from Palm Harbor, FL

    The third floor of the school seems to be the home of at least one ghost who moves things and makes strange noises. Janitorial staff have claimed to see odd phenomena in the auditorium as well.


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