Haunted Places in South Pasadena, Florida



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    Leverock's Restaurant

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    Reports say that when the building was under construction, a stone altar was found. The altar was believed to be as many as 2000 years old, used by Timucuan priests. Some say the altar may have brought its old spirits to the restaurant. It can be viewed in a garden ...


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    Silas Dent's Steakhouse

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    The steakhouse's namesake is said to haunt the place. Often the rocking chair by the fish tanks rock by itself, and the regular customers and staff are quite used to it. In fact, folks are a little disappointed if the ghost doesn't rock the chair during their visit!


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    Historic Peninsula Inn and Spa

    Gulfport, Florida

    This hotel dates back to the turn of the 20th century. It was, at times, a military hospital, boarding house, and now, a hotel and spa. The resident ghost is named "Isabelle" - she is said to have lived and died here in the 1950s. She is ...


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    La Cote Basque Winehouse

    Gulfport, Florida

    This restaurant was started in 1972 by Ernest Frohme, and is still in operation today under the watchful eye of his daughters, Carmen and Simone. According to Deborah Frethem's "Ghost Stories of St. Petersburg, Clearwater and Pinellas County" the restaurant is haunted by a playful spirit. She speculates ...


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    Morris the Casino Cat

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    The Gulfport Casino is now owned by the City of Gulfport, and is rented out as a ballroom for weddings and special occasions. Back in 1970 a cute little cat wandered in and was so loved by the staff that he decided to make the casino his home. ...


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    Eleanor Island

    Treasure Island, Florida

    3.1 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    There is a story about this mangrove island about two local men who found some human remains here around the middle of the 19th century. Thinking it might be part of an Indian burial mound, they dug around looking for hidden treasures. Alas for them, all they found ...


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    Don CeSar Beach Hotel

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    3.2 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1925, and used to have a large fountain around which the original builder and his lover used to meet. The fountain has since been removed but guests still claim to see the young couple's ghosts walking the spot, hand-in-hand.


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    John's Pass Bridge

    Treasure Island, Florida

    3.4 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Locals say the ghosts of two pro-union farmers from Civil War times haunts this area. They were killed by Confederates and buried nearby. Some nights, especially with a new moon, the two are seen walking near the bridge or sailing their boat. Often the smell of death ...


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    Friendly Fisherman Restaurant

    Madeira Beach, Florida

    3.4 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This restaurant has been here since it was open by Captain Wilson Hubbard in 1976. He died in 1994, but staff and patrons of the restaurant believe his spirit remains there to this day. A portrait of Wilson hangs on the wall there, and it is said his ...


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    St. Petersburg High School

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    4.5 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    The third floor of the school seems to be the home of at least one ghost who moves things and makes strange noises. Janitorial staff have claimed to see odd phenomena in the auditorium as well.


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    Hurricane Seafood Restaurant

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    4.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This restaurant dates back to 1977. It was built on the site of the old Casa Bonita Hotel, which itself was once a bath house called "Page's Pavilion" back in the early 1910s. At least one waiter at the restaurant claims the place is haunted, but we don't ...


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    Comfort and Joy - Galene's Paradise

    St. Pete Beach, Florida

    4.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This home dates back to 1911 and was built by Judge Swerdtfeger - but he died in November of the same year and never got to enjoy it. Perhaps that's why some feel he still haunts the premises. Some have seen him on the porch, others through the ...


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    Haslam's Book Store

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    4.8 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    At least as old as the 1920s, the building that houses the bookstore (est. 1933) is said to have literary poltergeists in residence. Books have flown off the shelves, mostly those in the metaphysical section or those by author Jack Kerouac, who often visited the store during his lifetime. Cold ...


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    St. Petersburg Coliseum

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    6.1 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This venue has been around since 1924 and is reputed to be haunted, but we don't currently have any more information than that. If you know more, please tell us via the comments section below!


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    The Cordova Inn

    Saint Petersburg, Florida

    6.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This 1921 boutique hotel is supposed to be haunted by the apparition of a well-dressed man in an old-fashioned suit. Employees believe this is the ghost of a former butler, who has saved the building from demolition and despair on several occasions. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel Indigo - Martha Washington Hotel

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    6.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This hotel dates back to 1926, but has had several names - "Martha Washington Hotel," "Heritage Hotel," and now, most recently, "Hotel Indigo". A 1987 renovation seems to have led to the appearance of a ghostly little girl, seen on the third-floor landing. Later, the figures of an ...


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    Comfort Station

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    6.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This lovely octagonal building in Romaesque Revival style is a public restroom that was built in 1927 by the same architect that designed the Vinoy Hotel (also reported to be haunted, by the way). It was originally called "Comfort Station One," and actually received national press when it was ...


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    Beach Drive Inn Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Petersburg, Florida

    6.7 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Guests staying in the Montego Room at this circa 1910 bed and breakfast have reported a rocking chair that rocks by itself, as well as hearing ghostly music and disembodied footsteps in the night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Vinoy Hotel

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    6.8 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Now owned by Marriott, the Vinoy Hotel is a favorite place for major league baseballers to stay while in town. Several claim to have seen a man in a top hat and long coat standing over their bed. One claims to have felt like someone pressed on his ...


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    The Spontaneous Combustion of Mary Reeser

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    6.9 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    OK, this is not really a ghost story, but is perhaps the most famous case of human spontaneous combustion. It happened to Mary Reeser at 1200 Cherry St. on July 2, 1951, at about 8 a.m. The incident was first witnessed by Reeser's landlady Pansy Carpenter, who was attempting to ...


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    Royal Palms Apartments

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    7.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Some who live at the Royal Palms Apartments claim there's a ghost that likes to pull pillows from under their heads... violently at times. A few have actually seen an apparition of a man standing by the side of their bed.


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    Fort De Soto State Park

    St. Petersburg, Florida

    9.5 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Check out the old fort at night and you may hear some ghostly voices. Footsteps have been heard in the powder room in the southern part of the fort.


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    Sunshine Skyway Bridge

    Terra Ceia, Florida

    10.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    The most iconic bridge in Florida is beautiful... but it is also deadly. It replaced a bridge that partially collapsed in 1980, killing several people. But its best-known as one of the most popular places in Florida to commit suicide. More than 200 people have jumped ...


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    Alfano's Restaurant

    Clearwater, Florida

    12.9 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    My family owns the restaurant. I have heard stories from others, but I am only documenting what I have experienced first hand. I've been in the kitchen and felt ice cold wind rush by, like a freezing cold arctic wind blowing by in a hot kitchen with no air ...


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    Belleview-Biltmore Hotel

    Belleair, Florida

    13.8 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    The Belleview Biltmore Resort and Spa is a historic resort hotel located at 25 Belleview Boulevard in the town of Belleair, Florida, USA. The hotel is closed, but a renovation plan has been announced. The hotel situated along the eastern shores of Old Clearwater Bay, with views of the bay and ...


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    Eisenhower Elementary School

    Clearwater, Florida

    14.9 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    In recent years, a mysterious boy dressed in a baseball uniform is seen by custodians late at night in this school - possibly stirred up renovations begun in 2000. There are claims that audio recorders have picked up late night conversations between dead teachers and this little boy, who ...


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    Fort Harrison Hotel

    Clearwater, Florida

    14.9 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This building opened in 1926, but fell into disrepair by the mid 1970s. It was bought by the Church of Scientology in 1975 and is now part of their spiritual headquarters in Clearwater. There have been a number of strange deaths in the building since it was taken ...


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    Capitol Theatre / Royal Theatre

    Clearwater, Florida

    15 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    The Capitol Theatre opened March 21, 1921. Royalty Theater Company signed leases with the Taylor family in February 1981 when it then became known as the Royalty Theater. During the renovations, Bill Neville's murdered body was found in the balcony. The theatre remained in the Taylor family estate until it ...


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    Clearwater IHOP

    Clearwater, Florida

    15.7 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    We have had several things happen recently and have some of this has been captured on the security cameras. The santa figurine near the front... the arm was picked up and thrown down. We tried to debunk it as the wind, but we could not duplicate what happened. The lights ...


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    Madira Bickel Mound

    Terra Ceia, Florida

    15.8 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This state park was the first Native American location to be designated a "State Archaeological Site" in all of Florida. Occupation here goes back to around the 1st century AD. The mound itself is about 20 feet high and as wide as 170 feet, made of shells, sand and general ...


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    Crabby Bill's Seafood

    Clearwater, Florida

    16.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    I was a former employee of Crabby Bill's Seafood on Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina. I wasn't a server, host, nor did I work as a cook or a dishwasher. I worked from June/July of 2009 up until August of 2011 on the third shift. I was the ...


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    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park

    Clearwater, Florida

    16.5 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park is said by locals to be haunted. Just behind the garden of reflections there is a fence and behind that fence maybe 50 yards into the woods there is a dilapidated abandoned house. Legend says that at this house the father killed his son ...


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    Safety Harbor Resort and Spa

    Safety Harbor, Florida

    16.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Lots of weird goings-on in this resort hotel. The front desk started getting phone calls from empty guestrooms during renovations in the mid-1990s. Voices are often heard in entirely empty parts of the buildings, and housekeepers swear they hear someone yelling their name from the women's bath area.


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    Bali Hai Beach Resort

    Holmes Beach, Florida

    16.7 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Modern beach resort where there are claims that a newlywed couple checked in years ago... and never checked out!


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    Palm View Cemetery

    Palmetto, Florida

    16.9 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This is listed on several paranormal websites as a "haunted location," but without a single story to back it up. If you happen to know of anything odd that's happened here, please let us know. Otherwise, as far as we're concerned, it's just a normal graveyard!


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    Britton Cinema

    Tampa, Florida

    17.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Staff and visitors alike have reported several strange occurrences. Toilets flush on their own and doors mysteriously get locked in the ladies room. Apparitions have been seen in one of theatres. Ghostly voices were heard in the hallway outside theatre #5, and an usher swears someone called ...


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    Bigelow-Helms Mansion

    Tampa, Florida

    18 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This home dates to the early 1900s and is known as the "Bigelow-Helms Mansion", though lately it is used as office space for various businesses. People often claimed they heard screams and yelling from the building at odd hours of the night, and in general just got really weird vibes from ...


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    Academy of the Holy Names

    Tampa, Florida

    18.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Academy of the Holy Names was established in 1881 and the current building opened in 1926. The school is run by the sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. Ghosts of nuns have been seen walking around on the 4th floor, where the sisters used to ...


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    Hopewell Church Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida

    19.2 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Although its called the "Hopewell Church Cemetery", no church stands here anymore. And don't confuse it with the American Legion Cemetery just next door. The one you want is surrounded by an old brick wall and has two wrought-iron gates at either end. The caretaker of the ...


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    Harlee House

    Palmetto, Florida

    19.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    When a young family from Palmetto bought and restored the historic Harllee house on the Manatee River they were excited to renovate itl. Ironically, the original owner saw its potential all along. The new buyers found a love letter in one of the closets, only it was from Mrs. Harllee ...


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    Fogartyville Cemetery

    Bradenton, Florida

    19.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Some folks say there's a generally "creepy" feel to this cemetery, and maybe a bit more fog there than is usual or to be expected. Judge for yourself. There's also this, from HauntedFlorida.com: There was many years ago a slab with a crypt top. The crypt box had apparently ...


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    Sun House Restaurant and Bar

    Bradenton Beach, Florida

    20.2 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This upmarket restaurant appears to have changed ownership and name, but the ghosts that inhabit the building appear to have stayed behind. Staff working late hours have reportedly heard a man and woman arguing outside the managers office, but upon investigation, no one is there. Other reports of ...


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    Hampton Inn and Suites

    Bradenton, Florida

    20.5 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This 1920's style hotel was recently refurbished, which appears to have stirred up a whole lot of paranormal activity. Workers renovating the building reported that their tools would go missing, and that they would occasionally catch of a mysterious woman in a white dress on the seventh floor, who ...


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    Manatee Playhouse

    Bradenton, Florida

    20.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    This old 1920's era playhouse is rumoured to be haunted by the apparition of a young girl. Staff also claim to have heard running footsteps in the hallways after dark. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Falk Theatre

    Tampa, Florida

    21.2 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Once the Park Theatre, now called "Falk Theatre." Back in the "Park Theatre" days an actress named Bessie Snavely supposedly hung herself in her third floor dressing room. Her ghost is said to haunt the entire theatre.


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    Plant Hall

    Tampa, Florida

    21.3 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Onetime Tampa Bay Hotel servants are said to haunt the Science Wing. Witnesses have felt something watching them and had an eerie feeling. Apparitions have been seen all over the campus; in fact, folks say ghosts abound in this University of Tampa hall after hours—and there are quite a few ...


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    Coquina Beach

    Bradenton Beach, Florida

    21.4 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    On the far southern end of Coquina Beach, just before the bridge, there used to be a hotel that is now just a picnic area. Supposedly a "male figure" in black clothing walks back and forth between the picnic area and the beach, even during daylight.


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    Manatee Avenue

    Bradenton, Florida

    21.5 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    A single claim here dates back to 1992, from a law enforcement officer who was patrolling the 1700-1800 block of Manatee Avenue in Bradenton. He claimed to see a Victorian-era man in all black clothing, with a very pale, white face for about 2-3 seconds, who then disappeared and ...


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    Ghost of Irene Randall

    Tampa, Florida

    21.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    According to legend, Irene Wengel came to Tampa in 1902 to get an illegal abortion in a building that once stood near the parking garage. A couple days after Dr. Frederick Weightnovel performed the abortion, Irene became very ill with blood poisoning; she died shortly thereafter. Irene’s uneasy spirit is said ...


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    City Walk Condominiums

    Bradenton, Florida

    21.6 miles from South Pasadena, FL

    Formerly known as Cedar Tree Village Apartments - now known as City Walk Condominiums. A spirit of a young man playing guitar has apparently been seen all over the Bradenton area. One sighting was allegedly under the 2013 building staircase here. (No staircase can be seen via ...


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