Most Haunted Places in Florida

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    Ma Barker's House

    Marion, Florida
    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 house - still kept as...
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    EHP Rating: 92.9

    Crabby Bill's Seafood

    Clearwater, Florida
    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 only cleaning guy at the building, aside...
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    Old Jail

    St. Augustine, Florida
    The Old Jail in St. Augustine is rumored to be haunted. Many prisoners died here, some victims of hanging and harsh conditions leading to sickness and death. Witnesses have reported a phantom sweet smell and the barking of dogs, thought to be phantoms of the sheriff's guard dogs. Footsteps and...
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    EHP Rating: 92.6

    Riddle House

    West Palm Beach, Florida
    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 by Joseph, an...
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    EHP Rating: 92.0

    Cuban Club - Circulo Cubano de Tampa

    Tampa, Florida
    The Cuban Club, now a site rented out for events, was built in 1917 to serve the Cuban community. It has been the site of two deaths: One was an actor who committed suicide on the stage, the other was a murder in which one board member shot another in the face. Both are said to haunt the building,...
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    EHP Rating: 91.7

    Robert the Doll - Fort East Martello

    Key West, Florida
    Robert the Haunted Doll is the inspiration for the Chucky doll in the film franchise. The doll once belonged to Robert Eugene Otto, a Key West painter and author. Robert the Doll is known to be cursed, or possessed by evil spirits, and can be viewed at the Fort East Martello Museum and on many...
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    EHP Rating: 91.3

    Olustee Battle Field

    Baker, Florida
    Civil War reenactors claim to occasionally capture strange orbs in photographs, almost like they are soldiers' spirits interacting with the...
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    EHP Rating: 91.3

    Carriage House Apartments - Chelsea Courtyards

    Jacksonville, Florida
    Now called Chelsea Courtyards, the Carriage House Apartments are known to ghost enthusiasts for its Apartment 40. Some say that since no one has been able to cohabitate with the ghost, the apartment was used for storage for many years. Witnesses describe poltergeist activity such as things being...
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    New River Inn

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    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 approached....
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    Captain Tony's Saloon

    Key West, Florida
    Said to be the oldest saloon in Florida, the establishment is home to a tree that grows through the middle of the chamber. It is said to be the tree from which executions were carried out; 75 unfortunate folks were said to have been hanged from it. The apparition of one of them, a woman in a bloody...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    Pinewood Historic Cemetery

    Daytona Beach, Florida
    Reportedly the oldest cemetery in Daytona Beach, Pinewood is said said to be haunted by an apparition of a woman. A headless ghost also has been reported, rumored to be that of Adler Rawlings, whose gravesite and bones were said to have been defaced by...
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    Capitol Theatre / Royal Theatre

    Clearwater, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    Fort Matanzas

    St. Augustine, Florida
    It's not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, "Matanzas" is Spanish for "slaughter," as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed here...
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    EHP Rating: 90.0

    Walton County Emergency Operations Center

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 89.8

    Belleview-Biltmore Hotel

    Belleair, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 89.5

    Trapper Nelson - Jonathan Dickinson State Park

    Jupiter, Florida
    "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 a rope...
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    EHP Rating: 89.5

    Pritchard House

    Titusville, Florida
    Some members of the Pritchard family never left their 1891 home, some say. One of the haunts here is said to be Lola Pauline Smith Pritchard, or Miss Lovie, who, when she was alive, didn't care for people to visit her home. Some of the strange things reported to happen here have been disembodied...
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    EHP Rating: 89.4

    Putnam Hotel

    DeLand, Florida
    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 been seen in...
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    EHP Rating: 89.3

    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida
    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 ghost in the house dressed in the same...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Casa de la Paz

    St. Augustine, Florida
    Although this spot no longer operates as a bed-and-breakfast, the Queen Isabella was its most haunted room. Here, the ghost of Miss Mabel resides. Miss Mabel, who was given this nickname because the owners did not know her real name, was a visitor at the inn around the 1920s. When Mabel's new...
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    Arbona Building - Pensacola Children's Museum

    Pensacola, Florida
    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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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida
    The Sandlin House has been advertised for sale for $1.59 million, and the ghost is included. The remodeled Victorian-style house is around 120 years old and is haunted by the spirit of then-owner James Sandlin's 14-year-old daughter Mary Leah, who in 1909 was ironing on the front porch and died...
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    Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore

    St. Augustine, Florida
    This old building is a favorite stop for tourists. It was built in 1739 but was moved to its current spot in 1887. It has been a medicinal/drugstore for most of its history. It is now open to the public and has a very large gift shop inside. You can still see all kinds of weird and wacky...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Myrtle Hill Cemetery

    Tampa, Florida
    The mausoleum here is supposedly haunted by a girl named Stephanie, who was killed in a car...
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    Emma Parrish Theater

    Titusville, Florida
    Objects move on their own in the attic of this theatre. Cold spots and weird smells are also reported. [gallery link="file"...
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    Huguenot Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida
    The cemetery is reputed to be haunted by a variety of ghosts and is one of the stops on the city's flourishing ghost tour industry along with the neighboring Tolomato Cemetery. One of the alleged ghosts is that of a specter named Elizabeth. According to the various themes of her origin, she has...
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    Princeton Hospital - Lakeside Hospital

    Orlando, Florida
    Princeton Hospital was turned into Lakeside Hospital in 2000. The psychiatric hospital is rumored to be haunted by spirits who move empty wheelchairs or apparate as ghostly nuns and doctors. A phantom patient with hollow eyes is said to stare sadly or angrily at staff members. The second and third...
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    Biltmore Hotel

    Coral Gables, Florida
    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...
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    Page Jackson Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida
    Witnesses describe cold spots, uneasy feelings, strange noises, and shadow figures at this historic...
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    Harlee House

    Palmetto, Florida
    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 to the house....
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    Spanish Military Hospital

    St. Augustine, Florida
    The Spanish Military Hospital Museum is a reconstructed military hospital, a representation of the original building that was here in the 1700s and 1800s. Witnesses have heard footsteps, detected unexplained scents, and seen apparitions in and out of the building. Doors open and close by...
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    Eaton Lodge - Old Town Manor

    Key West, Florida
    Built in 1886, the Eaton Lodge operates today as Old Town Manor, a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses claim the inn is haunted and have reported seeing apparitions, experiencing electrical issues, and hearing unexplained footsteps and the sound of an old typewriter. Some believe a female apparition...
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    Lake Lucerne - Lady in White

    Orlando, Florida
    David Whitehead mentions in his "Field Guide to Haunted Orlando" a "Lady in White" figure that has been spotted multiple times near an old oak tree on the south shore of Lake Lucerne. ...
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    Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

    Ormond Beach, Florida
    Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical "ghost lights" - balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars around. Be careful though:...
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    The Gray House

    Pensacola, Florida
    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 of the Pensacola ghost tour and...
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    Shiloh Cemetery

    Sanford, Florida
    Hard to find this cemetery - you have to find Page Jackson Cemetery first, then take a dirt road all the way down to Shiloh. There's an old stone sign in front that can barely even be read anymore. Check the map below for the exact location. There are claims that a female spirit can be seen...
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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida
    No longer around (it was demolished in 1998), this old-school monster of a hotel was left to rot for many, many years in downtown Sarasota. It was a popular haunt for ghost hunters, who swore there were evil presences residing...
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    Site of the Rosewood Massacre

    Cedar Key, Florida
    In 1923, white woman Fannie Taylor lied and said she had been assaulted by an African-American man. She lied because she didn’t want her husband to know she was actually beaten by her white lover. But Fannie’s maid Sarah Carrier witnessed the incident and knew the truth. As a result of Fannie's...
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    EHP Rating: 87.3

    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida
    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 a president...
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    EHP Rating: 87.2

    Antiques and Uniques Collectibles

    St. Augustine, Florida
    This antiques store has been featured on the TV show "My Ghost Story". It is said that it was originally the first jail in St Augustine, while the other was being built. Children spirits are there, as well as others. You can hear footsteps above you in the vacant area above the store. Source:...
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    EHP Rating: 86.8

    Fort Pickens

    Pensacola Beach, Florida
    This Civil War fort was also used later as a prison for Apache chief Geronimo and his braves. The spirits of Native Americans have been both seen and heard here by several...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Stogies Jazz Club and Listening Room

    St. Augustine, Florida
    Housed in an 1856 building, the jazz club is said to be haunted by ghostly children who have been seen running and playing throughout the place. Witnesses also describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen. Other strange occurrences have been reported here as well, so those who visit the...
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    EHP Rating: 86.4

    Hotel Blanche

    Lake City, Florida
    Gangster Al Capone was among the guests to stay at this one-time luxury hotel. These days, it is inhabited by businesses on the ground floor and office space on the second, but the third floor remains empty--except for the hotel's haunts. Witnesses here have described disembodied footsteps and...
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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida
    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 here and built a...
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    EHP Rating: 86.2

    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida
    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 are felt, and female laughter is often...
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    Tolomato Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida
    One of the oldest in the U.S., this cemetery has a spooky story. It is said that a young woman once was being prepared for burial here, and during her funeral procession her forehead was accidentally punctured while passing under an Apopinax tree. She bled profusely; it was discovered that she was...
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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida
    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...
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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Miami-Dade, Florida
    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 of multiple...
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    The Plaza Resort and Spa

    Daytona Beach, Florida
    The Plaza opened originally as "The Clarendon" in 1888, but was destroyed by fire in 1909. It went back up in 1911 and was renamed to "The Plaza" many years afterward. In 2013 the hotel made a bit of a stir on the local news after security cameras picked up... something... maybe a ghost, maybe...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida
    If you take Jones Road all the way down to the end and then continue on a dirt path you'll find the "haunted creek." Locals say a little boy died there years ago, and his spirit still haunts the creek. He seems to be an angry ghost and doesn't appreciate...
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    Madira Bickel Mound

    Terra Ceia, Florida
    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 refuse. The Tocobaga...
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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida
    Many children from Sunland Hospital were buried at this cemetery, and there are creepy sections within called "Baby Land 1" and "Baby Land 3", etc. which house nothing but infants and children under five years of age. ...
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    EHP Rating: 85.0

    Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park

    Clearwater, Florida
    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 and wife with a pitchfork. EVPs...
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    Florida Theatre

    Jacksonville, Florida
    Elvis Presley performed in this historic theater in 1956, and although it closed in 1980, it re-opened in 1983. Reports say a strange, unexplained humming noise has been noted in the building, and at least one apparition has been caught on camera, sitting in balcony seat E2, section 500,...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida
    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 point of...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Grady House Bed and Breakfast

    High Springs, Florida
    An apparition of a lady in an old-fashioned nightgown has been seen, bringing with her the scent of flowers, lilacs or orange blossoms. The Red Room is the spot where the ghost most often materializes. She also likes to move the chess pieces on a board set up in the hallway. The ghost moves them to...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Humanities Building - Florida Atlantic University

    Boca Raton, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Blue Anchor Pub

    Delray Beach, Florida
    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 themselves, and a...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Rossetter House Museum

    Melbourne, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Lear-Rocheblave House

    Pensacola, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Bosque Bello Cemetery

    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    This is a genuinely spooky cemetery, so there should be no surprise that its considered haunted. Multiple ghosts have been seen here, some seem to be the spirits of children roaming the cemetery.
    From Cheryl Holly:
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    St. Paul's Church Cemetery

    Key West, Florida
    Some visitors to the cemetery claim to have been attacked by a malevolent spirit. There are also supposedly some ghosts of children buried there who can be heard playing in the environs. Some say smoking in the cemetery bothers the children and can spark...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Lake Worth Playhouse

    Lake Worth, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida
    These days the Longwood Hotel has been converted to offices, but its the same building, still featured on the city's historical walking tours. Workers claim that lights and elevators seem to have a mind of their own. Strange noises and footsteps are heard on the third floor. Police were called...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Boot Hill Saloon

    Daytona Beach, Florida
    This famous biker bar is home to a number of spirit activity - maybe long-dead bikers who refuse to leave their favorite watering hole. The jukebox plays by itself... when unplugged. Items are hurled across the bar by unseen hands. Toilets flush and faucets turn on when no one is...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Old Tampa Theater

    Tampa, Florida
    A projectionist from the 1940s supposedly haunts this theatre. Staff hear his footsteps and chains rattling in the hallways and behind the stage. Some claim to even see him up in the projecting room when it is supposed to be empty. There are reports of weird "bad smells", cold spots, and even...
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    EHP Rating: 84.5

    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida
    Built in the 1920s, urban legend states that every owner of this hotel has died under "strange circumstances" - often within the limits of the property. And we wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a good story. Other ghost stories abound of former visitors who've decided to never leave...
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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida
    You may have to wait for a while, but supposedly if you hang about at night near the four-way stop of W. Bereah Road and County Line Road in Frostproof, you'll see some eerie "Ghost Lights" approach your...
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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Comfort Station

    St. Petersburg, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 84.2

    Florida State University - Cawthon Hall

    Tallahassee, Florida
    There is allegedly a poltergeist in the Cawthon Hall dormitory of Florida State University, in Tallahassee. According to the story, a female student was struck by lightning and killed on the roof in the 1940s. Since then, residents report objects moving all on their own, unexplained noises, and...
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    EHP Rating: 83.9

    Treasure Coast Antique Mall

    Fort Pierce, Florida
    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 was shot dead by his wife on the stairway....
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    EHP Rating: 83.9

    Rose Cemetery

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    This is one of those places that everyone "knows" is haunted, but no one seems to have a solid story about it. All that's said is that there's some sort of malevolent force or forces here, and that people get really creeped out and sometimes even physically attacked by unseen beings. Note:...

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    EHP Rating: 83.8

    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida
    The I-4 Dead Zone is an elevated area near where Interstate 4 crosses over Lake Monroe, and reports say that since 1963 more than 2000 accidents have occurred here. The reason? Rumor has it that four graves were paved over to make the road. Ghost hitchhikers are often seen here, and strange voices...
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    EHP Rating: 83.7

    Castillo de San Marcos

    St. Augustine, Florida
    Considered by many to be the centerpiece of St. Augustine, the Castillo is the oldest masonry fort in the United States, dating back to 1672. It is also apparently a paranormal hot-spot, with night-time visitors frequently capturing orbs in their digital photos. The ghost of a woman can sometimes...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    The Amelia Island Williams House

    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    This 1856 antebellum mansion is said to be haunted by partying guests. Witnesses have heard laughter and friendly chatter from the dining room and seen apparitions descending the staircase. A female apparition often appears in a mirror near the stairs, and a ghostly man and woman are known to make...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Club Chameleon

    Key West, Florida
    This night club is now reported to be closed. According to local legend, the building housed a church in the late 1800s. The minister there caught his wife and the deacon having an affair. After finding them together at the church, in a fit of rage he boarded the doors and windows, imprisoning the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida
    "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 Trial and the high school...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    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 said to also have a "ghost cat" that walks around the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Herlong Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    The Petite Boutiques

    Melbourne, Florida
    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...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Palace Saloon

    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    Built in 1878 as a haberdashery, this building became a bar around 1900. Its original tin ceilings, mosaic floors and much of its design elements remain, as do some of its former patrons. The ghosts of a Rockefeller and a Carnegie are rumored to be among these who linger here, but Uncle Charlie is...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida
    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 were...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida
    There are a number of ghost stories surrounding this building, which dates back to 1916. Eerie feelings are reported on the staircase, and doors have been seen opening and closing entirely on their own. One guest heard voices outside his door throughout the night, and when he complained to the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Mathers Bridge

    Merritt Island, Florida
    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 a few...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    1900 Building

    Melbourne, Florida
    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 lived and died at the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Florida House Inn

    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    This 1857 building is said to be Florida's oldest operating hotel, so it's not surprising that it has a ghost or two in residence. The ghost of a sad-looking man has been seen here, and a female spirit is known to get into bed with the guests who share her...
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    EHP Rating: 83.1

    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida
    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
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    EHP Rating: 82.9

    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    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...

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    EHP Rating: 82.6

    Old Jail - Amelia Island Museum of History

    Fernandina Beach, Florida
    The old jail, now the Amelia Island Museum of History, is said to be haunted by Luc Simone Aury. Aury was a criminal wanted for murder, rape, robbery and perhaps even more charges, and he was sentenced to hang on the gallows in the back. On the night before his execution, he attempted to avoid the...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Casa Marina Hotel

    Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    This historic 1925 hotel was turned into an apartment building in 1983, stood abandoned from 1987 to 1991, and then was turned BACK into a hotel. It is said that ghostly shuffling can be heard coming from a vacant upstairs suite, and a portly figure has been known to apparate mysteriously on the...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Cobb Cemetery

    Okaloosa, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Homestead Restaurant / Taco Lu

    Jacksonville Beach, Florida
    Once a Jacksonville institution, the Homestead Restaurant is today no more - replaced by a "Taco Lu". But there were plenty of ghostly claims at the location, including a mysterious "Lady in White" who walked the premises. No word on whether the taco place continues to experience these strange...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Cooley's Landing Park

    Fort Lauderdale, Florida
    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 settlers...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Hamburger Mary's - Bumby Block

    Orlando, Florida
    The Bumby Block building dates back to the 1880s. Currently it houses "Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille", but originally it was a hardware store. Staff in the building regularly see the apparition of a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing. She seems to enjoy tapping on the windows and waving...
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    EHP Rating: 82.1

    Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    St. Augustine, Florida
    The Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Museum is located inside an 1880s castle, originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden. It was later turned into an upscale hotel, owned by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her husband Norton Baskin, before it became the chain...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Sun Bright Manor

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida
    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....
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Red Lion Pub / Dominos Pizza

    Boynton Beach, Florida
    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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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida
    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Hurricane Patty's

    St. Augustine, Florida
    This restaurant was featured in Biography Channel's series, "My Ghost Story" - season 2, episode 3. The segment was entitled "Restless Restroom." Most of the activity here centers on the kitchen and bathrooms. The sounds of a crying woman are heard from the bathrooms, and the facilities will...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Vinoy Hotel

    St. Petersburg, Florida
    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 back while he was sleeping. No word on why this...