Haunted Places in Silver Springs Shores, Florida



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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    This place no longer exists, but at one time it was a huge hotel with about 200 rooms. It was the Panorama Inn, then the Silver Lake Lodge, then it was left to ruin in the 1980s for about twenty years before finally being demolished around 2006. Before ...


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    Ma Barker's House

    Silver Springs Shores, Florida

    6.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Ma Barker - once Public Enemy #1 - met her end along with her son Freddy at this lakefront house in Ocklawaha, FL. The town does a re-enactment of the shootout (which consumed more than 2,000 bullets) every January. Some say the Barkers' spirits still haunt the place. The ...


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    7.9 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The Bridal Chamber Spring is believed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of two star-crossed lovers. Rich boy Claire Douglas and poor girl Bernice Mayo declared their love for each other here, but when Claire's father found out, he sent his son to Europe to get him away ...


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    8.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Built in 1925, the Ritz Historical Inn was said to have experienced a fire in its early days which killed several guests. Their ghosts apparently still haunt the premises. The building was handed over in 2010 to Volunteers of America, and plans are underway to convert the building to housing ...


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    8.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Ghost Hunters has featured this inn on the TV show, and it is said to have several spirits. Apparitions of a man, woman, and child have been seen, and the woman has been reported to check out guests in the bathroom. She wears white and has the ability to pass ...


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    8.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    I worked as a counselor at this facility for several years, and have too many stories and accounts about all the paranormal activity in this building. It was built sometime in the early 1900's and transported to Florida from some other state. My boss told me that the original owner ...


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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    8.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The 1888 mansion and restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to appear on the grand staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    14.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Those traveling this road claim to often hear screams and roars from the surrounding forests throughout the length of Rolling Acres Road. A few have seen a bright white ghostly figure walking up and down the road. Locals refer to her as "Julia".


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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    16.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    It begins with loud banging which echoes throughout the main hallway a few times every night. Sometimes after the banging you'll find the men's handicapped bathroom stall locked. Second floor in the hr offices there's one hallway that smells like death for about 20 ft and then it's back ...


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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    19.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Various claims of footsteps, lights turning on and off, and merchandise flying off the shelves (literally).


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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    19.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Two cabins are alleged to be haunted: North Boys Cabin 5 - items are moved inside the cabin, particularly suitcases. Girls Cabin 41A - lights turn on and off, bathroom flushes on its own. No one feels threatened by these spirits - they just seem to be playful.


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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    24 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Female screams, calls for help and other strange noises are heard in this cemetery late at night. Lots of orbs/mist photos have been taken here. Most of the activity centers on the older section, near the back of the cemetery.


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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    24.2 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    "Tiger Trail" is the local name for SW 180th Avenue in Dunnellon, FL. It was the location where part of the 2001 film "Jeepers Creepers" was filmed. And maybe for good reason... there are local claims that the ghosts of three children killed at the intersection of Tiger ...


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    24.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The ghost of a young woman is said to haunt this restaurant. Supposedly she hung herself on the third floor sometime in the early 1900s. Shadows of a woman in a long flowing dress are seen, and objects are thrown around in the women's bathroom. Cold spots ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    25.2 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This place is usually referenced as "Wayside Antiques" but today it is called "Antique Emporium", off exit 368 on Interstate 75 in Reddick. Look for the large red barn-like building. Employees back in the day swore that they would hear their names being called from the back of ...


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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    26.3 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This state park was once home to Fort Cooper during the Second Seminole War. Nothing of the fort remains apart from some archaeological finds, but at least one staff member thinks the spirit of an Indian chief still lingers. There aren't many sightings - most people just "feel" ...


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    26.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This 1910 private residence is now the local historical museum, but the ghosts of the past appear to have never really left. Staff and visitors have reported hearing conversation emanating from empty rooms, disembodied footsteps, cold spots and the apparition of a man in period clothing. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida

    26.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Lots of paranormal claims here, including screams from the upstairs rooms, orbs appearing in photographs, eerie phantom presences felt around the building... one visitor was unlucky enough to see a glimpse of a man hanging from the balcony. Lights turn on and off on their own without explanation. Of particular ...


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    27.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This cemetery dates back to the late 1800s, and is one of the largest in Lake County. There are numerous reports of the ghost of a woman seen (and heard) weeping over one of the gravestones.


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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    27.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This Queen Anne style mansion was built in 1876 for a wealthy citrus grower, and is best known for its owner William Pendleton, the president of an arts college. Due to ailing health, he moved to the house in 1886, but died several years later prior to the turn ...


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    28.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This modern-day pub has its fair share of paranormal activity. Some workers have been physically pushed by unseen entities in the bathroom. One story has it that a beer mug was thrown across the length of the bar, all on its own. Lights go on and off ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    29.3 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Lakeside Inn

    Mount Dora, Florida

    30.9 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Several ghosts are said to reside in the charming Lakeside Inn, which was built in 1883. Two of the inn's ghosts are young girls from the 1890s to 1920s. One is about 9 who wears a frilly red dress. She is believed to be Amy, a little girl who disappeared ...


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    Windsor Rose Tea Room

    Mount Dora, Florida

    31 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Paranormal activities include sightings of shadows of a female in period costume sitting alone at table four. A young lad walking in through the front door going into the restroom locking the door only to find the door locked without anyone in there. Food sliding across the table at table ...


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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    31.2 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This long forgotten and overgrown cemetery is now on land belonging to the Mount Dora Country Club. Locals claim they've heard the cries of a woman around here, and seen a ghostly green light floating around the area. The graves here are not taken care of and only ...


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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    31.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Originally built in 1845, the Helong Mansion is now a stylish bed and breakfast. Some believe the ghost of Inez Herlong still haunts the place, but details are sketchy.


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    Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery

    Mount Dora, Florida

    32.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This is a long-disused "black cemetery" from the days of segregation. It dates back to the late 1880s. It was all but forgotten until recently when the Mount Dora Historical Society began cleaning up the area and identifying grave sites whose markers have long since disintegrated. They've begun ...


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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    35.3 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Not much detail, except that more than a few people say there are strange phenomena here.


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    Plantation Inn

    Crystal River, Florida

    37.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This replica plantation house now serves as an resort and golf course, but is supposedly haunted by a young girl heard calling for her mother. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Gainesville Cemetery / Pine Grove Cemetery

    Gainesville, Florida

    40.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Two cemeteries side-by-side, supposedly great spots to hang out at night with a digital camera to capture some ghostly apparitions.


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    40.9 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The ghost that walks here is said to be John W. Hardin, who was shot to death in the back yard in 1975 sometime during or after his truck caught on fire. The mystery of who killed Hardin is unsolved, but his wife, Victoria Mango Hardin, claimed to see his ...


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    Steak and Shake

    Gainesville, Florida

    41.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    There's a story that five people were murdered inside the walk-in freezer at this Steak and Shake, but so far no evidence for this has yet to be found. Still, modern employees often refuse to spend any time in or around the freezer, even in daylight.


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    Goody's / Trader Joe's

    Gainesville, Florida

    41.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Once a "Goody's", as of late 2012 this store is now a Trader Joe's, in Butler Plaza. During its Goody's days, employees were constantly harassed by a ghost that would rearrange things to his or her own whims, and set off alarms in the middle of the night. ...


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    Crispers Restaurant

    Gainesville, Florida

    41.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    In earlier days this building was a record studio and a Goodwill - now it's a Crispers restaurant. Locals believe someone died in the Goodwill store long ago, and that person's spirit still haunts the place. Shadows and knocking sounds have been experienced after closing time, as well ...


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    Hippodrome State Theater

    Gainesville, Florida

    41.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    So the story goes, the historic theatre is haunted by the apparition of a woman in a beautiful white dress. The theatre building was originally the country courthouse, and during this time, a man went on trial for a murder he didn't commit. His wife, who had evidence to ...


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    Sweetwater Branch Inn

    Gainesville, Florida

    41.9 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The Sweetwater Branch Inn has several buildings, but the blue one in particular seems to have the most paranormal activity - particularly in the attic rooms. Guests sometimes complain of a "heavy feeling" on their chest while sleeping up there. Occasionally the bureau door will open and close ...


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    Beaty Towers

    Gainesville, Florida

    42 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Local legend has it that a girl committed suicide in the 1960s by jumping from the Beaty Towers, but no records of any such incident exists. Locals go even farther to say that Tom Petty (who was resident in Gainesville at around this time) wrote the song "American Girl" ...


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    Norman Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    42.1 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Norman Hall (originally known as P. K. Yonge Laboratory School) is an historic academic building on the eastern campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida. It was designed by architect Rudolph Weaver in the Collegiate Gothic style, and built in 1932. It originally housed the university's research and ...


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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    42.2 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The old-fashioned mansion dates back to 1893, and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Cora Wood. Local lore states that her ghost, dressed in white, has returned to the house to search for her lost children. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Riverside Drive

    Yankeetown, Florida

    42.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    I have heard many ghost stories about some of the houses on Riverside Dr. The one I know happened was the old house across from Izaac Walton Lodge. Yankeetown is called an "original cracker town" and the houses by the river still had the slave quarter houses standing. My ...


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    Thomas Hall - University of Florida

    Gainesville, Florida

    42.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Thomas Hall, built in 1905, is a historic building located in Murphree Area on the campus of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, United States. The building is named for William Reuben Thomas, the Gainesville mayor and businessman responsible for bringing the University of Florida to Gainesville. Architect William Augustus ...


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    Purple Porpoise / Gator City Grille

    Gainesville, Florida

    42.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    The Purple Porpoise was a Gainesville institution for years, until it shut down in 2002. According to some, a female student was brutally murdered in the upstairs bathroom of this building in the 1960s, and her spirit (and possibly that of her killer) still remains in the tiny upstairs ...


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    Old DeLand Memorial Hospital

    DeLand, Florida

    42.8 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Built in the 1920s this structure now houses the DeLand Memorial Hospital Museum. Some locals swear they have seen ghostly faces looking out through the windows. Another apparition of a man has been spotted sitting in the gazebo on the surrounding grounds, near the Veterans Memorial Wall.


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    Deland Elk's Lodge

    DeLand, Florida

    43.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This stucco-style building has been used as a masonic lodge since 1927, and is supposedly haunted by an elderly man, believed to be associated with the building in the past. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida

    43.4 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Reports say this hotel is no longer in operation, and was sold in 2013. Two ghosts are said to reside here. According to lore, a hotel guest once killed his wife and then committed suicide on the premises. Witnesses say sadness emanates throughout the building, and a shadowy figure has ...


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    Highland Manor

    Apopka, Florida

    43.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Townsend Plantation was built by the Eldredge family in 1903. The McBride family purchased it in the 1940s. After the owner died in 1978, it remained empty for several years. In the 1980s it was purchased by the Townsend family. They moved the house, the other plantation buildings, and even ...


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    Deland Woman's Club

    DeLand, Florida

    43.5 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This circa 1906 building has been used as the local women's club since its construction over a century ago, and is supposed to have picked up a mischievous poltergeist during this time. Visitors to the building have reported cold spots, running footsteps and loud noises during the day, while ...


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    Hulley Tower

    DeLand, Florida

    43.6 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Built in 1934 as a mausoleum for Lincoln Hulley (the second president of Stetson University) and his wife Eloise. It once housed a carillon called "The Eloise Chimes," which played daily from 1915 until 2005, when the upper part of the structure was dismantled due to weather damage. ...


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    The Artisan Inn

    DeLand, Florida

    43.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    This 1927 historic hotel is one of the most haunted in the state, but unusually, the ghosts of this inn tend to be relatively inactive apart from during the winter months. A visiting medium stated that up to thirteen ghosts inhabit the building, proving that the hotel is immensely ...


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    May-Stringer House

    Brooksville, Florida

    43.7 miles from Silver Springs Shores, FL

    Now a "Heritage Museum," the May-Stringer House dates back to the 1850s. The ghost of a girl named Jessie who died in the house at just 3 years of age is said to still be felt from time to time, rearranging toys and teacups to suit her whims. ...


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