Haunted Places in Plantation Island, Florida



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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    The 1906 store established by Ted Smallwood is what remains of ghost town Chokoloskee. It was a general store, Seminole trading post, post office... and murder site. Outlaw Edgar Watson, killer of fellow outlaw Belle Starr, came here from South Carolina in 1910 to raise sugar cane ad make syrup. ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    24.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their own.


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    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida

    29.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Another restaurant with a gruesome past. Three people were murdered in the back freezer in November 1995, and employees swear strange things still happen back there. Details of the original crime from the Naples News: Jennings and his accomplice, Charles Jason Graves, now 33, were each convicted of three ...


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    Palm Cottage

    Naples, Florida

    33.7 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This is the oldest house in Naples, dating back to 1895, and is now open to the public for guided tours thanks to the Naples Historical Society. Ghostly encounters here started, as happens so often, it seems, during renovations. Workers noticed that their tools would constantly be moved, ...


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    Witch's Brew Lounge & Package Store

    Naples, Florida

    36.7 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This place was a Naples institution for years, but unfortunately it shut down in 2004 and is now just an empty lot on Tamiami Trail. In its heyday as a nightclub though there was a "shadow figure" that haunted the place, often unplugging wires from the DJ's equipment.


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    Rosemary Cemetery

    Naples, Florida

    37 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Most of this pioneer-era cemetery was covered up by shopping malls and roadways, and folks say stores located on the site are cursed and often go out of business. One small plot of land remains, and rumor has it that it has been the site of many hauntings and eerie ...


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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Plantation Island, Florida

    47.9 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This is the site where Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in December 1972. 101 people died - 75 survived. Many perished in just 18 inches of water because of the swampy conditions. A very popular book called The Ghost of Flight 401 was published soon after, telling the story ...


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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida

    49.3 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The ghost of Cyrus Teed and his followers are said to haunt this state park and museum, waiting for their leader to resurrect. In 1869, the Chicago doctor changed his name to Koresh and developed a new religion in which he was the Messiah. In 1894 Teed brought his followers ...


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    60.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Lots of ghost tales in this school for some reason. A female ghost was seen in the girls' bathroom with blood on her face, holding a knife. Allegedly there is security camera footage of a young student walking into the auditorium late at night, when no one was ...


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    60.8 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Folks here have have heard the sounds of knocking and bumping, and a man and a young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the fracas, as if the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen there of a man ...


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    61.2 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Spectral figures of a boy and a girl sometimes appear on the auditorium stage, and lights inexplicably flicker on and off... activity tends to be highest when only a small number of people are present.


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    62.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This place in itself is an enigma. How did small Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin build a huge castle out of enormous coral blocks? He mined the rock himself, then carved and arranged the huge boulders at night. He never gave away his secrets, but some believe aliens or ghosts assisted ...


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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    63.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This 1914 granite building, one of the grandest in its time, was more recently used as a setting for the film "Day of the Dead." Seen in the opening credits, the building was spattered with blood and filled with zombie actors. But the place is said to have a real ...


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    Walgreens

    Cape Coral, Florida

    63.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Strange noises, movement in the stockroom, cooler door opening by itself. Items moved, a shelf falling down for no reason. (Submitted by Doris Goering)


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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    64.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The library and auditorium both have "ghost stories" attached to them. Librarians swear up and down that books they've organized just the day before are thrown into utter disarray the next morning. According to local legend, at least two people died in the auditorium - a janitor and ...


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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    65.9 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Two areas of activity here... The "Little Theater" seems to be the home of a friendly ghost named "Fred" who turns lights on and off playfully, and may occasionally play faint music. The fourth floor is now closed, but supposedly once housed a planetarium where a girl fell to her death ...


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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    67.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer, and almost single-handedly founded the U.S. aviation industry. His home in Miami Springs - though for a long time left to ruin - has now been renovated and is a major attraction. There are stories on the Internet about Curtiss dying in the house ...


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    Hialeah High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    67.7 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the girls' bathroom near the auditorium. Local lore has it she's a former student who was murdered there brutally years ago, but no records have yet been found to support that.


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    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida

    67.8 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Built over a Native American burial ground, this estate was once owned by Charles Deering, son of the founder of Deering Harvesting Co. Ghost tours are offered here, where participants hope to catch a glimpse of some of the estate's apparitions or see other evidence of the Native Americans who ...


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    Biltmore Hotel

    Coral Gables, Florida

    68 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Supposedly the thirteenth floor is home to some resident WWII-era ghosts - soldiers who convalesced there during the war, when it was used as a hospital. Weird noises are heard throughout, and there are reports of unexplained lights popping in and out of view.


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    68.4 miles from Plantation Island, 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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    Pinewood Cemetery

    Coral Gables, Florida

    68.9 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Witnesses describe many strange goings-on in this desolate cemetery, including midnight burials, shadow people, strange noises and eerie feelings experienced by the living who dare to visit. Some restoration has been done here in past decades, but reports say it retains its historic feel.


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    Condomium Apartments at Hollybrook

    Hollywood, Florida

    69.3 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Hollybrook is a retirement community, and it seems there's one old resident who liked it so much she never wanted to leave. She also seems to have a thing against speeding motorists. If you're leaving Hollybrook late at night and you're driving significantly faster than the posted speed ...


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    Sunset Point Park

    Tamarac, Florida

    71.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Dark figures with red eyes have been seen in the park. Orbs have also been seen. Some people have been scared out of there, they say that a dark figure with white glowing eyes appears in front of them and then vanishes. They also report that they have scratches all ...


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    Broward College

    Davie, Florida

    72.2 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    A grisly 2002 murder-suicide at Broward Community College supposedly sparked some paranormal activity near Building 5. Students claim to experience strange smells and see white figures at night in this area, and allegedly there are permanent blood stains remaining on the spot to this day.


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    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

    Miramar, Florida

    72.2 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn't set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say ...


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    Miami River Inn

    Miami, Florida

    72.6 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This early 1900s inn is said to have a repetitive haunting. Every night at 11, witnesses in first-floor cottage front units say they hear the front door open and feet being wiped on a mat. Then they hear running feet, panicked rattling of a doorknob, and the sound of someone ...


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    Waffle House Murders

    Plantation, Florida

    72.7 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    A grisly murder-robbery at the Davie Waffle House in 2002 supposedly sparked some paranormal activity that causes employees to "sense presences" and get an overall creepy feeling. Some say if you move a couple of boxes around in the freezer, you'll still find bloodstains on the floor. (Pretty ...


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    Villa Paula

    Miami, Florida

    72.7 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The pretty 1920s mansion is said to be home to a cat-hating ghost who has killed all three of the owner's cats by shutting them in the iron gate. Other evidence that a haunt is around includes the smells of coffee and roses, strange noises, and apparitions of a Cuban ...


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    Tropication Arts Poltergeist

    Miami, Florida

    72.9 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This 1967 ghost story occurred here at the one-time kitschy Florida souvenir shop. As legend has it, when Julio, 19, was hired, it set of a barrage of poltergeist activity such as objects smashing into walls and rolling off tables. Soon afterward, the store was burglarized; reports differ as to ...


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    Ivette Terrace Condominiums

    Miami, Florida

    73.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This apartment building has had multiple paranormal encounters. In the stairway of the building, it looks like satanic rituals took place as three 6's were written on the walls. A very dark atmosphere is felt in the stairway, and also on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th floors. Also, whispers ...


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    Coral Square Mall

    Coral Springs, Florida

    74.4 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    There have been sightings of the ghost of a small boy roaming the premises, as well as strange sounds and things being moved mysteriously near the Burdines area of the mall.


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    Coral Springs Medical Center

    Coral Springs, Florida

    74.9 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    A long-dead nurse supposedly haunts the area just outside the main elevators. Guests will often find that the elevator doors mysteriously open for them just before they're about to hit the request button... and nobody's inside...


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    Maritime Manor

    Dania Beach, Florida

    77 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Woodhaven Cemetery which is the oldest cemetery in East Coast South Florida is within 200 yards of the Maritime Manor Vacation Rental. Although it's not listed on vrbo or airbnb as haunted, The Maritime Manor is believed to host the first two police officers ever murdered in the line ...


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    Useppa Island

    Captiva, Florida

    77.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.


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    Cabbage Key Inn

    Captiva, Florida

    77.2 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    According to the locals, the inn’s restaurant specialty “Cheeseburger in Paradise” inspired the Jimmy Buffett hit. Another of its claims to fame is its ghost. The apparition of a woman with long brown hair has been known to visit guest rooms, and a busboy's tub once flew across the kitchen. ...


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    Fort Lauderdale Fire and Safety Museum

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    77.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Robert Leland Knight is station's most active ghost. He was electrocuted in 1940 at age 28 when he stepped in a puddle into which a downed power line had fallen. The ghost has been known to play pranks. One story involves a witness who was tiling a station wall when ...


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    Joseph Wesley Young House - Zeller Residence

    Hollywood, Florida

    77.8 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This was the home of Hollywood's very first mayor, Joseph Wesley Young. Built in 1925, it boasts 6 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms - and possibly one ghost. There are claims that Joseph Young never left his beloved mansion.


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    Cooley's Landing Park

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    77.8 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    William Cooley was an early settler in East Florida. He moved to the New River area (later to become Fort Lauderdale) in 1826 and started an arrowroot plantation. Eventually he became involved in local administration, and in 1835/6 he was involved in adjudicating a case in which white ...


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    The River House

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The River House was a restaurant reported to have closed in 2009. But originally, it was two early 1900s built by brothers Thomas and Reed Bryan. The Bryan family, owned them until the 1970s, when they were merged and converted to a restaurant. The place is said to be haunted ...


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    New River Inn

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The New River Inn (built in 1905) now houses the Old Fort Lauderdale History Museum, but visitors still report seeing apparitions in the historic building. The first is that of a man in an old-fashioned rancher's outfit, who paces the first floor and the front porch but vanishes when ...


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    Lucky's Tavern - Coyote Ugly Saloon

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The building was built around the turn of the century, and was previously frequented by gangsters and other lawless folk. Rumours has it that a gangster was shot out the front of the building and still haunts the saloon to this day. The ghost of a woman in white has ...


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    King-Cromartie House

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The 1907 twin storey home is still believed to be haunted by the ghost of Louise Cromartie and her children. Her translucent apparition has been seen, looking out her second floor bedroom window. Some people are treated to the full paranormal package. She is described as wearing her blonde hair ...


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    Hollywood Beach Resort

    Hollywood, Florida

    78.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1926 and was once home to Al Capone. Residents on the seventh floor have claimed to have captured numerous orbs and heard strange voices throughout the night.


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    Smoker Park

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.5 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Smoker Park is a small section of land on the south side of the New River, across the water from the Stranahan House (also haunted). The park has been a hotbed of contention between locals and potential developers - at one time it was very nearly destroyed to ...


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    Stranahan House

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.6 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This house museum is rumored to be haunted by former owner Frank Stranahan, a businessman who fell upon hard times during the Great Depression and drowned himself in the nearby river. Folks say his spirit returned to his house and resides there still. His wife Ivy died much later in ...


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    Henry E. Kinney Tunnel - New River Tunnel

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida

    78.6 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This underwater tunnel was built in 1958 to replace a drawbridge that was notorious for causing major gridlock in the city. In 1986 it was officially renamed the "Henry E. Kinney" tunnel, after the newspaper editor who had originally advocated its construction. Two apparitions are sited here - one is ...


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    Site of Old Wilton Manors City Hall

    Wilton Manors, Florida

    79.1 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    Local legend tells of strange happenings at the former City Hall building, built in 1957. Cold spots, a heavy atmosphere, and unexplained soft music are said to be the work of a ghostly maintenance man named John Bold. Bold loved his work, and it seems that he stayed on--even after ...


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    Port Boca Grande Light

    Boca Grande, Florida

    82 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was first used on December 31st, 1890. It served local shipping trafic for nearly 80 years before it was finally abandoned in 1969. It nearly fell to complete ruin due to erosion, but Lee County took control of the building in 1972 and ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    82.6 miles from Plantation Island, FL

    This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area - there's even a former Governor of Florida buried here, named Albert Gilchrist (d. 1926). Lots of activity is reported, including ghost lights, disembodied noises that sound like screaming and moaning, and shadow figures.


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