Haunted Places in Parker, Florida



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    Martin House

    Panama City, Florida

    This home is infamous among locals of Panama City, Florida. An entire family was allegedly murdered there years ago, and it is now supposed to be haunted by their anguished spirits. The house is owned by the Smurfit Stone Papermill across the street, and is still used by ...


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    Confetti's Nightclub / El Potosino

    Panama City, Florida

    8.1 miles from Parker, FL

    This location has changed hands A LOT in the past few years. It was Confetti's Nightclub for a while, and patrons would complain about objects being thrown at them, toilets flushing on their own, and generally "violent" sounds emanating from the bathrooms. A few claimed to have seen ...


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    Holiday Inn

    Panama City Beach, Florida

    13.3 miles from Parker, FL

    Apparently one tourist checked in here and never checked out! Guests near the top floors of the building have reported strange things, like alarms, televisions and lights turning on and off... always it seems around 4AM. Some have claimed to have seen a man in shorts and t-shirt, ...


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    Gulf County Courthouse

    Wewahitchka, Florida

    24.2 miles from Parker, FL

    A 1987 shootout is said to have spawned the haunting of this courthouse. The elevator works erratically, disembodied footsteps can be heard running on the catwalk that connects the courtroom to the jail, and lights are said to flash in the judge's chambers, where the shooting started. Three people were ...


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    Black Creek Cemetery

    Freeport, Florida

    35.8 miles from Parker, FL

    Had an old church next to the cemetery that was built in the 1800's. It is said that a young girl and her little brother were walking home one night in the early 1900's. They decided to cut across the cemetery. A bear chased them into the churches' bell tower ...


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    Old Calhoun County Courthouse

    Blountstown, Florida

    39.8 miles from Parker, FL

    This 1904 Romanesque courthouse building formerly served as the county jail, but is now mainly used as a haunted house attraction by the local police department. A former sheriff reported that staff would continuously here moans and screams emanating from a series of cells during the night shift, but ...


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    The Ghost Hearse

    Eastpoint, Florida

    42.9 miles from Parker, FL

    The locals around Sumatra tell of a "ghost hearse" that stalks late-night drivers on Highway 65, south of town. The activity allegedly starts at the train track crossing (see map) in the early morning hours. You'll be driving along innocently enough and all of a sudden the hearse ...


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    Euchee Valley Presbyterian Cemetery

    Ponce de Leon, Florida

    43.3 miles from Parker, FL

    A malevolent spirit of a man supposedly appears at night and chases after anyone foolish enough to visit after sundown.


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    Orman House

    Apalachicola, Florida

    46 miles from Parker, FL

    The 1838 house was built by merchant and civic leader Thomas Orman, and now sits in Orman House Historic State Park. Local legend says although the land is now publicly owned, some of the Orman family members may never have left it. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and sounds in ...


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    Wait's Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Bonifay, Florida

    46.2 miles from Parker, FL

    Although this bed and breakfast inn is currently up for sale, the 1920's mansion it is housed in is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported cold spots and strange noises, while others claim to have seen strange lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Coombs House Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    46.3 miles from Parker, FL

    The 1905 building, once a private home, is said to be haunted by original owners Mr. and Mrs. James N. Coombs. In 1911, after the shock of a damaging fire in their home, the Coombses moved to a hotel until the house could be repaired. But Mrs. Coombs was very ...


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    Gibson Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    46.5 miles from Parker, FL

    This modern inn is supposedly haunted by a pneumonia victim who lodged there years ago. Sightings have been made particularly often in room 128, as well as the bar and dining area.


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    Tate's Hell State Forest

    Parker, Florida

    49.4 miles from Parker, FL

    This is a relatively new state forest, acquired by the state of Florida only in 1994. It's named, supposedly, after Cebe Tate - a local rancher who got lost in the swamp in 1875. When he finally emerged, emaciated and with his hair gone completely white, he was ...


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    Ely-Criglar House

    Marianna, Florida

    49.7 miles from Parker, FL

    Originally the manor house for Francis R. Ely's cotton plantation, this building is often known as "Ely Corner" in relation to the Civil War Battle of Marianna. It is believed that restless spirits from the battle still reside here.


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    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida

    49.7 miles from Parker, FL

    The historic Russ House, built in 1895, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. The house serves as the home of the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and the county's visitor center. The grounds were the site of the 1864 Battle of Marianna, where several soldiers were killed. Another ...


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    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    Marianna, Florida

    49.7 miles from Parker, FL

    The Civil War "Battle of Marianna" took place in and around the grounds of St Luke's Episcopal Church, and it is believed that one of the Confederate soldiers killed there still haunts the basement. Witnesses describe seeing the apparition of an elderly, bearded man, dressed in period clothing.


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    Walton County Emergency Operations Center

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    50.3 miles from Parker, FL

    A little girl named Sally May allegedly died on this spot in the 1920s, and she continues to haunt the area (now an Emergency Operations Center) by keeping the local 911 midnight-shift on their toes.


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    The Little Big Store

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    50.8 miles from Parker, FL

    This old-fashioned general store is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost from the past, perhaps a former owner. Phenomena reported here includes disembodied footsteps in the aisles and items being knocked from shelves by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel DeFuniak

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    50.9 miles from Parker, FL

    This hauntings at this 1920's era bed and breakfast hotel are mainly confined to an upstairs suite, so if you're looking for a paranormal experience in this old building, look no further than Room #008. Known as the 'Aviary Room', housekeeping staff and guests have reported a ghostly pair ...


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    H and M Hot Dog Shop

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    50.9 miles from Parker, FL

    Widely proclaimed as serving the best hot dogs in the world, this tiny establishment has been a staple part of the community for over half a century. The shop is also the second oldest hot dog stand in the country, and although soda is served instead of alcohol, it ...


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    Sun Bright Manor

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    51.1 miles from Parker, FL

    A beautiful Victorian-era boarding house with a checkered past. Visitors report doors opening and closing on their own, and numerous other odd little occurrences. Also known as the Sidney Johnston Catts House (Florida's 22nd governor, who lived there at one time), this home has been on the U.S. National Register ...


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    Corinth Church

    Westville, Florida

    52.3 miles from Parker, FL

    This church was supposedly the site of a boy's grisly death in the 1960s. His bloody handprints are said to still be visible on the walls inside, particularly just to the left of the entrance. Some have even seen the young boy and his murderer walking around the ...


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    Bellamy Bridge

    Marianna, Florida

    54.9 miles from Parker, FL

    This is perhaps one of the best-known "haunted" places in Florida. Bellamy Bridge is an old metal bridge dating from 1914, but it is supposedly haunted by Elizabeth Bellamy, who is said to have died nearby nearly 80 years before that. The legend says it was her wedding ...


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    57.7 miles from Parker, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    57.7 miles from Parker, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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    Graceville Bridge

    Graceville, Florida

    57.7 miles from Parker, FL

    In this version of the bridge ghost, participants put their cars in park on the old bridge. It is said that the ghost of a girl who died nearby will push the car to safety across the bridge.


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    Headless Indian Chiefs - Walker's Town

    Sneads, Florida

    57.7 miles from Parker, FL

    During the 1830s in the Indian village called Walker's Town, incidents led to the death of two Native American chiefs. The deceased chiefs' heads mysteriously came into the possession of a Dr. Joseph R. Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who thought he could learn from the dead by studying their skulls. ...


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    Old Carrabelle Hotel

    Carrabelle, Florida

    59.3 miles from Parker, FL

    Situated on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast', this quaint circa 1880 bed and breakfast and former private residence survived a cyclone that destroyed most of the township at the turn of the twentieth century. Rumoured to be haunted, this historic inn boasts three ghosts. Paranormal activity reported here includes ghostly laughter, ...


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    Brooks Bridge

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    62.4 miles from Parker, FL

    The Brooks Bridge is a four-lane steel and concrete structure that carries highway U.S. Route 98 over Santa Rosa Sound (mile 223 of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway) just west of the Choctawhatchee Bay between downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida and the three-mile section of Okaloosa Island controlled by the ...


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    Two Egg Stump Jumper

    Sneads, Florida

    63.4 miles from Parker, FL

    A small bigfoot-type creature, perhaps the fabled "skunk ape," is reportedly roaming the area between downtown Two Egg and the Chattahoochee River. Footprints, and even the creature itself, have been spotted by the locals.


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    Garmier Bayou

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    63.8 miles from Parker, FL

    Locals say near the end of Garmier Bayou, late at night, you can see shadow figures of Native Americans who were slaughtered centuries ago.


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    Pondtown Road

    Hartford, Alabama

    65.2 miles from Parker, FL

    Pondtown Road and Justice Mills Creek are haunted by the apparition of a German Shepard, which was run over by a car. People have claimed to seen and to have heard the frightening apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fort Braden Community Center

    Tallahassee, Florida

    67 miles from Parker, FL

    Built in 1926, the Old Fort Braden School is now the Fort Braden Community Center. People claim strange activities going on there. Doors opening, lights turning off or on by themselves, etc.


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    Quincy Leaf Theatre

    Quincy, Florida

    69 miles from Parker, FL

    Now home to the Quincy Music Theatre, "The Leaf" is said to be the home to many different ghosts, all of whom seem friendly and don't cause much in the way of trouble.


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    Allison House Inn

    Quincy, Florida

    69 miles from Parker, FL

    Orbs have shown up in photographs here; reports say that children are especially likely to pick up on the spirits who reside in this inn.


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    Jameson Inn / Quality Inn

    Crestview, Florida

    70.7 miles from Parker, FL

    Built in 2000, the Jameson Inn started off with a bang - almost immediately the ghost of a man was seen repeatedly walking the second floor hallways, hanging about near the elevators. Some employees claim room 208 is particularly active. Other stories are a bit more gruesome: On one ...


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    Cobb Cemetery

    Parker, Florida

    77.3 miles from Parker, FL

    Here's a ghost will really specific needs... supposedly, mostly in February, and mostly around 1:24 AM, the ghost of a retired officer haunts the cemetery, looking for his wife.


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    Wakulla Springs Lodge

    Crawfordville, Florida

    78 miles from Parker, FL

    This 1930's hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed ...


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    Tallahassee Community College

    Tallahassee, Florida

    78.4 miles from Parker, FL

    Several claims abound at Tallahassee Community College... First, a strange "shadow figure" that appears in certain classrooms. Second, a garbage can lid started hovering in front of a couple of night janitors. And finally there is a female entity occasionally seen about campus, and the strong scent of ...


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    Leon County Jail

    Tallahassee, Florida

    78.5 miles from Parker, FL

    The current Leon County Jail was built in the 1990s, but is in the same spot as the previous one (which housed Ted Bundy for a while). Staff claim to see a female entity walking the halls at night, crying. Shadow figures abound.


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    McLauchlin House

    Havana, Florida

    78.6 miles from Parker, FL

    The 1860's house is now used for wedding receptions, but the owner says its not certain that a few unexpected guests may make an appearance. Visitors have reported several mischievous entities, and an eerie presence has been felt on the front porch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Chi Omega Sorority House

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81 miles from Parker, FL

    At this house, serial killer Ted Bundy took two of his victims: Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, who were bludgeoned to death. Their ghosts may be walking here still, and in fact some believe they prevented other sorority sisters from walking out of their bedrooms into harm's way on the ...


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    Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81 miles from Parker, FL

    There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and ...


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    The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

    Kinston, Alabama

    81.1 miles from Parker, FL

    William "Grancer" Harrison loved dancing and parties so much, that he built a dance hall on his property to hold weekly festivities. As he aged he realized he would not live forever and so had a grave site with an above ground tomb constructed near the dance hall so ...


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    Florida State University

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.2 miles from Parker, FL

    The local story says that FSU is haunted by Civil War era cadets of the West Florida Cadet Battalion, who will sometimes still be seen drilling on the campus. Power outages are common, especially when a student is showering - and supposedly the letters "TB" are found drawn on ...


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    Old City Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.4 miles from Parker, FL

    The oldest cemetery in Tallahassee, dating back to 1829. One "resident" of note is Elizabeth Budd Graham (d. 1889) who was known as a "white witch." She has an impressive gravestone that is a must-see.


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    The Columns

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.6 miles from Parker, FL

    This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.


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    Calvin Phillips Mausoleum - Oakland Cemetery

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.7 miles from Parker, FL

    Calvin Phillips built himself the first, and most famous, mausoleum in Oakland Cemetery in 1900. He hired a master carpenter to make a cherry-wood casket in the mausoleum, and when it was finished, he crawled inside, locked the door behind him and died. No one is exactly sure why he ...


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    The Lively Building

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.8 miles from Parker, FL

    Once the location of a rough and tumble place called "The Leon Bar" (1892-1904). Several murders took place there, and some locals claim to see ghostly cowboy entities hanging about the corner at night. Note that there is a "Lively House" also in Tallahassee that sometimes gets confused with this ...


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    Knott House Museum

    Tallahassee, Florida

    81.8 miles from Parker, FL

    This history museum is said to be haunted by a ghost who appeared in a photograph one of the staff members took while doing inventory. The photograph is displayed proudly among the museum's collection.


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