Haunted Places in Rio, Florida



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    Tuckahoe / Leach Mansion

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    Tuckahoe, also known as the Leach Mansion or as the Mansion at Tuckahoe, is an historic home located at 1921 North East Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida. The name was thought to be a Native American word for "welcome". It is inside the present day Indian ...


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    Old Holiday Inn Oceanside

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    3.5 miles from Rio, FL

    Once a popular tourist hotel, the old "Holiday Inn Oceanside" has been abandoned since it sustained severe damage in 2004 from both Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Local residents decry it as an eyesore. Several plans have been hatched to renovate and reopen the building, but to date none ...


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    The Elliott Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    3.9 miles from Rio, FL

    Several haunts are said to reside in this 1961 building erected by Harmon P. Elliott to honor his late father, inventor Sterling Elliott. The many apparitions that have been seen here, witnesses say, are hauntings that stem from the museum's pieces. In other words, the exhibits have brought with them ...


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    Gilbert’s Bar - House of Refuge Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    4.7 miles from Rio, FL

    The old building, used to house shipwrecked passengers 1876-1945, is now a museum. It is said to be haunted by the residents who lived on the land some eight centuries ago, the Ais Indian tribe, as well as some more recent spirits. The kitchen, which has not been in use ...


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    Devil's Tree of Oak Hammock Park

    Port St. Lucie, Florida

    11 miles from Rio, FL

    In 1971, sheriff's deputy Gerard John Schaefer sexually assaulted and hanged two 19-year-old girls from an oak tree, then buried their bodies under it. The deputy returned for more unspeakable acts over the next 5 days. In 1977 the bodies were found by some fishermen. Local legend has it that ...


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    Indian River Community College

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    16 miles from Rio, FL

    The theatre at Indian River Community College is apparently haunted by a tall fellow who appears mostly blue in color. He hangs about in the broom closet near the left side of the stage, or in the sound room. Some people swear he danced or waved at them, ...


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    The Boston House - Cresthaven

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    16.4 miles from Rio, FL

    In the early 1900s, William T. Jones, who later became the third Sheriff of St. Lucie County, worked as an engineer for Henry Flagler on the Florida East Coast Railway. Jones suffered an injury in a railroad accident and received a settlement for his injury. With his settlement he built ...


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    Sunrise Theater

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    16.5 miles from Rio, FL

    This 1926 theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is supposed to have some hauntings dating back to its glory days. Patrons have reported a phantom usher who disappears after showing them to their seats, while staff closing up for the night have heard ghostly ...


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    Trapper Nelson - Jonathan Dickinson State Park

    Jupiter, Florida

    17.1 miles from Rio, FL

    "Wild Man of the Loxahatchee," nickname of Vince “Trapper” Nelson, is the identity of the ghost said to roam this state park. Trapper moved to this area in 1929, trapping and selling furs for a living, earning his nickname by his often-strange antics like swinging out over the river on ...


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    Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

    Jupiter, Florida

    21.1 miles from Rio, FL

    Strange noises and cold spots abound here. Some say they can feel "ghostly hands" on their shoulders, only to turn around and see nobody's there.


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    Treasure Coast Antique Mall

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    21.1 miles from Rio, FL

    The mall is housed in a 1920s historic home is said to be rich with hauntings from its past. It has been a private home, an inn, a bar, a gambling casino, and a bordello. Among the ghosts said to reside here is a bordello client from the 1950s-1960s who ...


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    The Patio

    Vero Beach, Florida

    30.5 miles from Rio, FL

    The Patio Restaurant on 21st Street close to the downtown area of Vero Beach was built in the 1930s by Waldo Sexton and was leased as one of the original Howard Johnson’s ice cream parlors. Later it was used as a gift shop/fruit stand and as the location of Waldo’s ...


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    Driftwood Resort

    Vero Beach, Florida

    30.7 miles from Rio, FL

    Former owner Waldo Sexton is the haunt who resides here, a man who was known to be a bit eccentric. Guests who stay in the suites once occupied by the Sextons have reported hearing noises coming from adjacent empty rooms, and security guard once felt a tap on his shoulder ...


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    Suncoast High School

    Riviera Beach, Florida

    32.1 miles from Rio, FL

    A ghost supposedly haunts the school auditorium, making scary noises from the rafters. Legend has it the ghost is of a small boy who is buried somewhere near the school.


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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    36.6 miles from Rio, FL

    These days the "Old Bank" is just a boarded up building (though in 2012 several murals were added to make it look a bit nicer), but back in the 1920s it was the pride of the town. Local legend has it that a member of the Ashley Gang (a ...


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    Flager Mansion - Whitehall

    Palm Beach, Florida

    37 miles from Rio, FL

    Henry Flagler, one of the founders of Standard Oil, built Whitehall for his third wife, Mary Lily Kenan. The site of the home was purchased for $50,000 in 1893 by Flagler; later surveyed for construction in July 1900 and the home completed in time for Flagler and his wife to move ...


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    Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetery

    Royal Palm Beach, Florida

    37 miles from Rio, FL

    Visit this cemetery and you might run into one of its famous "fogs" - paranormal mists that are very dense, appearing and disappearing suddenly. There are noticeable changes in temperature and the persistent feeling that someone is standing right next to you when actually you're entirely alone.


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    Riddle House

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    37.1 miles from Rio, FL

    The Edwardian house built in 1905 in West Palm Beach was moved to historical park Yesteryear Village at the South Florida Fairgrounds, Royal Palm Beach. It was originally a funeral parlor until its purchase by Karl Riddle in the 1920s, after which it was a private home. It is haunted ...


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    Palm Beach Atlantic University

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    37.4 miles from Rio, FL

    The ghost of a former janitor haunts the library. He's heard most often in the old janitor's closet, even though its been locked for years and years.


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    Palm Beach Atlantic University Library

    West Palm Beach, Florida

    37.4 miles from Rio, FL

    The University's Library, built many years ago, is claimed to be haunted by an old janitor. He worked there for many years, and then mysteriously disappeared. He is claimed to be heard rummaging through the old janitor's closet that has been locked up ever since the day of his ...


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    Lake Worth 8 Cinemas

    Greenacres, Florida

    41.9 miles from Rio, FL

    Cold spots and knocking sounds are reported in the hallways of this theatre, and some of the projectors stop working or jam at inopportune moments. (Could it be they just need to hire a better projectionist?)


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    Lake Worth Playhouse

    Lake Worth, Florida

    43.2 miles from Rio, FL

    Built by two brothers (Lucien and Clarence Oakley) in 1924, it seems this place was just too good to leave - and Lucien never has! People say Lucien's ghost has been seen in mirrors, objects get moved around, and footsteps are heard from the empty catwalk.


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    Fellsmere Town Hall

    Fellsmere, Florida

    43.9 miles from Rio, FL

    The current town hall was formerly the local schoolhouse, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building at night have heard strange noises, had their hair pulled and seen a shadowy apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Marsh Landing Restaurant

    Fellsmere, Florida

    44 miles from Rio, FL

    The building was built around 1926, and previously housed the headquarters for a sugar company. Now a delightful restaurant specialising in local cuisine, the complex is believed to be haunted, and even has its own ghost tour dinners available to diners. Staff have reported sighting the apparition of a ...


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    Marian Fell Library

    Fellsmere, Florida

    44.1 miles from Rio, FL

    Paranormal investigators claim to have produced evidence of a haunting at this quaint library, named after the daughter of the original founder of the township. Activity reported includes orbs appearing in photographs, temperature drops and disembodied footsteps in unoccupied rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Sebastian Inlet

    Melbourne Beach, Florida

    46.1 miles from Rio, FL

    The area of the Sebastian Inlet was said to be adored as sacred ground (Locals call them the Icee Indians) many Indian artifacts have been found here over the years, and modern day spiritualists and pagans are very attracted to this area, saying it has energy cleansing properties. In 1872, Ideas ...


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    Holiday Inn / Courtyard

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    47.8 miles from Rio, FL

    Most sites on the net have this one listed as the "Holiday Inn" in Boynton Beach, but it appears this location is now a Marriott Courtyard. Vague descriptions of "human figures" roaming the hallways, and a suggestion that it may have been built on top of an old Indian ...


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    Red Lion Pub / Dominos Pizza

    Boynton Beach, Florida

    48.4 miles from Rio, FL

    Sometimes it definitely pays to be blonde! Though now closed (a Dominos Pizza has replaced it) patrons for years claimed that brunette women would have objects mysteriously thrown at them, while blonde women would feel their hair and face gently being stroked. No word from Dominos on whether ...


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    Delray Beach Playhouse

    Delray Beach, Florida

    52.3 miles from Rio, FL

    The ghost of founder Bob Blake has been seen here; witnesses say he appeared as a light drifting across the stage floor, and also has been known to slam the doors. He is said to appear only to check on the theater to make sure things are running smoothly, not ...


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    The Colony Hotel

    Delray Beach, Florida

    53.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This 1926 hotel is said to be haunted by some of its early owners. Folks have reported seeing shadow figures and lights that pulse, as well as hearing unexplained sounds.


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    53.4 miles from Rio, 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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    "The Hole"

    Delray Beach, Florida

    53.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This one's hard to track down... several web sites mention a place in Boca Raton called "The Hole" where a woman was raped in the 1960s. Supposedly people see her still walking a parking lot in this area. We've done some digging and so far haven't found a place referred ...


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    Blue Anchor Pub

    Delray Beach, Florida

    53.5 miles from Rio, FL

    For over a century, the pub has been haunted by the ghost of a young woman named Bertha Starkey. The lady was stabbed by her husband after he found her having an affair with another man. Footsteps and wails have been heard at night after closing, candles light and extinguish ...


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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    57.1 miles from Rio, FL

    The Compound is infamous in Melbourne for drag racing, dirt biking, four wheeling, paint ball and more, it is a large area of paved streets, of about 200 miles of road. The streets were paved in the 1980s by General Development Corporation (GDC), intended for housing development, instead, the company ...


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    Humanities Building - Florida Atlantic Univeristy

    Boca Raton, Florida

    59.3 miles from Rio, FL

    A ghostly spirit allegedly haunts the hallways and amphitheatre of the Arts and Humanities Building. She was seen in the amphitheatre on at least one occasion, and at other times noises were heard in the hallways of someone running and slamming doors.


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    Boca Raton Historical Society and Museum

    Boca Raton, Florida

    60.7 miles from Rio, FL

    This 1926 museum was formerly the town hall, and is rumoured to be haunted. Staff and visitors have reported strange noises, vanishing objects and the sound of an old-fashioned telephone ringing when there is no one around. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Boca Raton Cemetery

    Boca Raton, Florida

    61.1 miles from Rio, FL

    Many spirits are said to reside in this peaceful cemetery. Some of the most well known are the Screaming Man and Mary. The Screaming Man, according to witnesses, begins by cring piteously and gradually buildings to screaming, shouting, and curses. The noise is so loud that those nearby have had ...


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    Boca Raton Resort and Club

    Boca Raton, Florida

    61.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This 1926 hotel was originally the Ritz-Carlton Cloister Inn. Its spirit lore boasts of a ghost named Esmerelda, a former hotel maid who died in a 1920s fire. Other ghosts may reside here as well.


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    South Inlet Park

    Boca Raton, Florida

    61.9 miles from Rio, FL

    There are tales of a young woman supposedly buried in this park, though no one has yet been able to find her. On cold nights people report feeling "warm spots" and sometimes even seeing orbs.


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    Downtown Melbourne Train Bridge

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.3 miles from Rio, FL

    The old train tracks bridge was constructed in during the expansion of the Florida East Coast Railway to West Palm Beach in 1894 by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI). Dating back to the 1920s, many women had perished from trains along this bridge, the most recent cases being three teenage girls ...


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    Betty's Antiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.4 miles from Rio, FL

    We don't have much information about this location, other than that it has been mentioned as a "haunted place" in several online sources. If you have any additional information please let us know!


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    Giftique - Myles Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This building dates to 1913. It originally housed a restaurant and billiards parlor on the ground floor, and a hotel upstairs. Later it was home to the Melbourne Times newspaper. Once prohibition ended, it became "Shorty's Bar," where local legend has it that Al Capone himself once ...


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    The Petite Boutiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This upscale mini-mall was once a funeral home. After the conversion, folks started to witness strange things happening. Merchandise, specifically the Christmas decorations, have been found to be rearranged, and customers have noticed many different entities throughout the building.


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    1900 Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.4 miles from Rio, FL

    This building was constructed in 1924 and was originally the "Melbourne Hotel." Later it was a bank, and then stores and office space. It is now referred to as the "1900 Building". There is a story attached to the building that centers around a girl named Amelia. She ...


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    Henegar Center for the Performing Arts

    Melbourne, Florida

    63.5 miles from Rio, FL

    Check out the balcony in this theatre for a friendly (but troublesome) ghost named "Jonathan." Supposedly he likes to move things around and make all kinds of strange noises.


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    Coral Springs Medical Center

    Coral Springs, Florida

    65.7 miles from Rio, 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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    Rossetter House Museum

    Melbourne, Florida

    67.1 miles from Rio, FL

    Eerie things witnessed in the museum include the apparition of a woman hovering over the foyer who spoke, saying “There’s too much commotion in my house.” The name “Sam” has been whispered into the ears of some guests in the nearby cemetery, where there is a grave, sans headstone, of ...


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    The Old Pineapple Inn

    Melbourne, Florida

    67.6 miles from Rio, FL


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    Coral Square Mall

    Coral Springs, Florida

    67.7 miles from Rio, 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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    Mathers Bridge

    Merritt Island, Florida

    68.1 miles from Rio, FL

    Mathers Bridge used be home to Mathers Bridge restaurant, which had unfortunately closed in 1992 after 52 years of business, due to the neighbors who had made their homes near the restaurant complained of the noise and cars. Across the street, there was also a small hotel, that burned down ...


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