Haunted Places in Paxton, Florida



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    The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

    Kinston, Alabama

    18.4 miles from Paxton, 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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    Sun Bright Manor

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    21.2 miles from Paxton, 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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    H and M Hot Dog Shop

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    21.3 miles from Paxton, 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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    Hotel DeFuniak

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    21.3 miles from Paxton, 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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    The Little Big Store

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    21.4 miles from Paxton, 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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    Walton County Emergency Operations Center

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    21.9 miles from Paxton, 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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    Cobb Cemetery

    Paxton, Florida

    22.2 miles from Paxton, 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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    Corinth Church

    Westville, Florida

    23 miles from Paxton, 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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    Jameson Inn / Quality Inn

    Crestview, Florida

    23.7 miles from Paxton, 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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    Old Covington County Jail

    Andalusia, Alabama

    24.9 miles from Paxton, FL

    This historic jail is no longer in operation, but is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the jail claim to have heard voices, felt cold spots and smelt new paint, despite the fact that the building was never renovated. Others claim to have seen a figure peering out of the ...


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    Euchee Valley Presbyterian Cemetery

    Ponce de Leon, Florida

    29 miles from Paxton, 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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    Aunt B's - Southern Hospitality

    Elba, Alabama

    33 miles from Paxton, FL

    Originally built in 1910 for the family of a doctor, Aunt B's was an inn that was rumored to be haunted. Reports say it is no longer in operation and is for sale. Witnesses say the hauntings here consist of men who try to break into the window or peer ...


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    The Rawls Hotel

    Enterprise, Alabama

    35.3 miles from Paxton, FL

    The original owner, Mr. Rawls, as well as a gaggle of ghostly children are said to haunt this quaint hotel in Enterprise, AL. Numerous reports of hearing ghostly children as well as unexplained events have been reported at this hotel which dates back to 1903.


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    Pondtown Road

    Hartford, Alabama

    35.5 miles from Paxton, 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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    Garmier Bayou

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    39 miles from Paxton, 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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    Black Creek Cemetery

    Freeport, Florida

    39.1 miles from Paxton, 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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    Wait's Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Bonifay, Florida

    39.2 miles from Paxton, 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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    Consolation Church

    Greenville, Alabama

    43 miles from Paxton, FL

    If every ghost story about this little church is true, then this place would take the #1 prize as most haunted place on earth. Stories abound from ghostly hell hounds, wailing banshees, confederate army soldiers and so many other reports of haunted happenings that they cannot all be listed ...


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    Nichols Creek Road

    Milton, Florida

    43.7 miles from Paxton, FL

    Homeowner Michael Wright believes his property on Nichols Creek Road is home to several spirits that tend to appear around nightfall. Mr. Wright allows investigators only by appointment, so be sure to email him ahead of time (info below).


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    Brooks Bridge

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    43.8 miles from Paxton, 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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    Fort Crawford Cemetery

    East Brewton, Alabama

    45.2 miles from Paxton, FL

    Reportedly haunted by a confederate soldier as well as the ghostly voices of children laughing.


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    Lake Tholocco

    Ozark, Alabama

    45.4 miles from Paxton, FL

    On the darkest nights, figures and sounds can be seen and heard in the woods. This is a spot where Confederate armies used to camp during the Civil War.


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    45.6 miles from Paxton, 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

    45.6 miles from Paxton, 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

    46 miles from Paxton, 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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    Bill Sketoe's Hole - Choctawhatchee Bridge

    Newton, Alabama

    48.2 miles from Paxton, FL

    There are a couple of different accounts as to why Bill Sketoe was hanged. Some claim that he deserted his post to care for a sick wife, other's that he was assisting in local guerilla operations against the army, in any event, he ran afoul of the local confederate ...


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    IICR Inc.

    Ozark, Alabama

    50 miles from Paxton, FL

    Our office building is directly in front of the Claybank Church & Cemetery in Ozark, AL. Unusual and unexplained things occur frequently in our building. This has been going on for several years. A large lab book flies off shelf, splatters in floor, breaking the spine of ...


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    J. D. Holman House

    Ozark, Alabama

    51.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    I haven't had the opportunity to investigate all the stories on this old mansion, recently bought by the City of Ozark. It was built in 1912 by the Holman Family and is probably 8,000 square feet two-story structure with full basement, located on Broad Street in Ozark. We ...


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    Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

    Milton, Florida

    52.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    Arcadia Mill is an historical park open to the public, based around the largest 19th century water-powered industrial mill in the area. There is a museum and elevated boardwalk that allows guests to wander through the archaeological remains of the mill. One of the caretakers believes the museum is haunted ...


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    Coon Hill Cemetery

    Jay, Florida

    58.3 miles from Paxton, FL

    Reports of people being pushed by "unseen hands"... also disembodied voices and lots of alleged ghostly images appearing in photographs.


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    Troy State University

    Troy, Alabama

    60.1 miles from Paxton, FL

    Students pass along the tale of the ghost at Pace Hall, a female apparition, and of strange noises and objects that move and shake by themselves. At Shackelford Hall, now reported to be condemned, a ghost named Sally is said to haunt the third floor. She is said to have ...


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    Holiday Inn

    Panama City Beach, Florida

    62.3 miles from Paxton, 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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    Bellamy Bridge

    Marianna, Florida

    63.1 miles from Paxton, 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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    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida

    65.1 miles from Paxton, 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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    Ely-Criglar House

    Marianna, Florida

    65.2 miles from Paxton, 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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    Confetti's Nightclub / El Potosino

    Panama City, Florida

    65.2 miles from Paxton, 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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    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    Marianna, Florida

    65.3 miles from Paxton, 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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    St. Michael's Cemetery

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.4 miles from Paxton, FL

    Voices have been heard in the cemetery late at night, as well as strange lights that circle some of the headstones.


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    Axelson House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.5 miles from Paxton, FL

    This historic house is rumoured to be haunted by at least two ghosts. The first is that of a signalman, who has been seen signalling from the house to the general public through morse code, while the other is a female former owner who has been seen gazing out ...


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    Barkley House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.5 miles from Paxton, FL

    This 1820's style house was built and owned by an immigrant, and is partially constructed from the remnants of a fort. Used as both a private residence and a boarding house during the twentieth century, former residents reported many instances of ghostly sightings and paranormal activity. On the expansive ...


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    William Fordham House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    The 1875 cottage is supposedly haunted due to a series of renovations that stirred up the houses paranormal past. Current tenants have reported disembodied footsteps in certain parts of the building, as well as a shadowy apparition that appears in mirrors. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Noble Manor Bed and Breakfast

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    This 1905 bed and breakfast inn was formerly a boarding house for men during the days of the timber boom, but the two ghosts that have been reported here are both female. A woman in an old-fashioned dress has appeared to the housekeeper and guests on several occasions, and ...


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    The Gray House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    The Gray House is said to be haunted by an old 18th century sea captain named Thomas Moristo. People claim to see his ghost through the windows. Residents have had stoves turned on and off, paint cans have been moved as well as other objects. The house is part ...


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    Dorr House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    Lots of strange phenomenon here. The house is open to regular visitors as part of the local walking tours. Often female visitors looking in the mirror in the formal sitting room will have their skirts tugged on. Others claim to smell fresh cut roses and feel cold ...


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    Old Christ Church

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.6 miles from Paxton, FL

    This 1832 church has an odd tale to tell. When renovations disturbed the final resting place of three of its former vicars, a reburial service was held. During that service, some folks noted that the three vicars were walking among the living guests.


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    Lear-Rocheblave House

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.7 miles from Paxton, FL

    At this 1890 Victorian house, legend tells of a ghost girl who dances across a locked room. She is said to be one of the Rocheblave daughters, and folks have also smelled her old-fashioned perfume when she is present.


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    Seville Quarter

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.7 miles from Paxton, FL

    At the historic Seville Quarter, a ghost named Wesley walks, once a bartender at Rosie O’Grady’s. He is said to have died of hypothermia after hitting his head in the walk-in freezer. Other events attrubited to Wesley include poltergeist activity in the bar and the pinching of women's rear ends. ...


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    Saenger Theatre

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.8 miles from Paxton, FL

    Folks say the balcony is where strange voices may be heard, and odd things happen with the lighting system here as well. The reason? Rumor has it that a worker once died in a boiler-room explosion, and his ghost still hangs around.


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    Arbona Building - Pensacola Children's Museum

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.8 miles from Paxton, FL

    When the museum moved to the Arbona building, the staff realized that the ghost of a former resident inhabited the building. Eugenio Arbona, who came to the area in the late 1800s, apparently never left. Witnesses have detected his strong cigar smoke, objects are moved around by unseen hands, and ...


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    Pensacola Cultural Center

    Pensacola, Florida

    66.8 miles from Paxton, FL

    Originally built in 1911 as the Escambia County Building, including the jail and place of execution, this center is said to be haunted by some of the lawbreakers who met their ends here. Apparitions and shadowy figures have been seen, one of whom is said to be Hosea Poole, the ...


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