Haunted Places in Vernon, Florida



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    Wait's Mansion Bed and Breakfast

    Bonifay, Florida

    12.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    Although this bed and breakfast inn is currently up for sale, the 1920's mansion it is housed in is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors have reported cold spots and strange noises, while others claim to have seen strange lights in the house. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Euchee Valley Presbyterian Cemetery

    Ponce de Leon, Florida

    17.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    A malevolent spirit of a man supposedly appears at night and chases after anyone foolish enough to visit after sundown.


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    Corinth Church

    Westville, Florida

    20.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    This church was supposedly the site of a boy's grisly death in the 1960s. His bloody handprints are said to still be visible on the walls inside, particularly just to the left of the entrance. Some have even seen the young boy and his murderer walking around the ...


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    Walton County Emergency Operations Center

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    23.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    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 toes.


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    Black Creek Cemetery

    Freeport, Florida

    24.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    Had an old church next to the cemetery that was built in the 1800's. It is said that a young girl and her little brother were walking home one night in the early 1900's. They decided to cut across the cemetery. A bear chased them into the churches' bell tower ...


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    Hotel DeFuniak

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    24.8 miles from Vernon, FL

    This hauntings at this 1920's era bed and breakfast hotel are mainly confined to an upstairs suite, so if you're looking for a paranormal experience in this old building, look no further than Room #008. Known as the 'Aviary Room', housekeeping staff and guests have reported a ghostly pair ...


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    The Little Big Store

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    24.8 miles from Vernon, FL

    This old-fashioned general store is rumoured to be haunted by a ghost from the past, perhaps a former owner. Phenomena reported here includes disembodied footsteps in the aisles and items being knocked from shelves by unseen hands. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    H and M Hot Dog Shop

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    24.9 miles from Vernon, FL

    Widely proclaimed as serving the best hot dogs in the world, this tiny establishment has been a staple part of the community for over half a century. The shop is also the second oldest hot dog stand in the country, and although soda is served instead of alcohol, it ...


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    Sun Bright Manor

    DeFuniak Springs, Florida

    25.2 miles from Vernon, FL

    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. National Register ...


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    25.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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    Graceville Spook Lights

    Graceville, Florida

    25.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    A series of ghostly lights have continually been spotted near the intersection of Jones Road and SR 2 at this spot near Gracefille, Florida. Dale Cox in his book "Ghosts of Bellamy Bridge" speculates that this might be related to the lynching of Edward Christian and Hattie Browman which ...


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    Graceville Bridge

    Graceville, Florida

    25.9 miles from Vernon, FL

    In this version of the bridge ghost, participants put their cars in park on the old bridge. It is said that the ghost of a girl who died nearby will push the car to safety across the bridge.


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    Russ House

    Marianna, Florida

    30.2 miles from Vernon, FL

    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 ...


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    Ely-Criglar House

    Marianna, Florida

    30.3 miles from Vernon, FL

    Originally the manor house for Francis R. Ely's cotton plantation, this building is often known as "Ely Corner" in relation to the Civil War Battle of Marianna. It is believed that restless spirits from the battle still reside here.


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    St Luke's Episcopal Church

    Marianna, Florida

    30.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    The Civil War "Battle of Marianna" took place in and around the grounds of St Luke's Episcopal Church, and it is believed that one of the Confederate soldiers killed there still haunts the basement. Witnesses describe seeing the apparition of an elderly, bearded man, dressed in period clothing.


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    Confetti's Nightclub / El Potosino

    Panama City, Florida

    30.5 miles from Vernon, FL

    This location has changed hands A LOT in the past few years. It was Confetti's Nightclub for a while, and patrons would complain about objects being thrown at them, toilets flushing on their own, and generally "violent" sounds emanating from the bathrooms. A few claimed to have seen ...


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    Pondtown Road

    Hartford, Alabama

    30.9 miles from Vernon, FL

    Pondtown Road and Justice Mills Creek are haunted by the apparition of a German Shepard, which was run over by a car. People have claimed to seen and to have heard the frightening apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Holiday Inn

    Panama City Beach, Florida

    31 miles from Vernon, FL

    Apparently one tourist checked in here and never checked out! Guests near the top floors of the building have reported strange things, like alarms, televisions and lights turning on and off... always it seems around 4AM. Some have claimed to have seen a man in shorts and t-shirt, ...


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    Bellamy Bridge

    Marianna, Florida

    32.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    This is perhaps one of the best-known "haunted" places in Florida. Bellamy Bridge is an old metal bridge dating from 1914, but it is supposedly haunted by Elizabeth Bellamy, who is said to have died nearby nearly 80 years before that. The legend says it was her wedding ...


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    Martin House

    Panama City, Florida

    34 miles from Vernon, FL

    This home is infamous among locals of Panama City, Florida. An entire family was allegedly murdered there years ago, and it is now supposed to be haunted by their anguished spirits. The house is owned by the Smurfit Stone Papermill across the street, and is still used by ...


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    Old Calhoun County Courthouse

    Blountstown, Florida

    41.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    This 1904 Romanesque courthouse building formerly served as the county jail, but is now mainly used as a haunted house attraction by the local police department. A former sheriff reported that staff would continuously here moans and screams emanating from a series of cells during the night shift, but ...


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    Two Egg Stump Jumper

    Sneads, Florida

    46.3 miles from Vernon, FL

    A small bigfoot-type creature, perhaps the fabled "skunk ape," is reportedly roaming the area between downtown Two Egg and the Chattahoochee River. Footprints, and even the creature itself, have been spotted by the locals.


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    Gulf County Courthouse

    Wewahitchka, Florida

    46.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    A 1987 shootout is said to have spawned the haunting of this courthouse. The elevator works erratically, disembodied footsteps can be heard running on the catwalk that connects the courtroom to the jail, and lights are said to flash in the judge's chambers, where the shooting started. Three people were ...


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    The Dancing Ghost of Grancer Harrison

    Kinston, Alabama

    47.9 miles from Vernon, FL

    William "Grancer" Harrison loved dancing and parties so much, that he built a dance hall on his property to hold weekly festivities. As he aged he realized he would not live forever and so had a grave site with an above ground tomb constructed near the dance hall so ...


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    The Rawls Hotel

    Enterprise, Alabama

    48.5 miles from Vernon, FL

    The original owner, Mr. Rawls, as well as a gaggle of ghostly children are said to haunt this quaint hotel in Enterprise, AL. Numerous reports of hearing ghostly children as well as unexplained events have been reported at this hotel which dates back to 1903.


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    Headless Indian Chiefs - Walker's Town

    Sneads, Florida

    50.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    During the 1830s in the Indian village called Walker's Town, incidents led to the death of two Native American chiefs. The deceased chiefs' heads mysteriously came into the possession of a Dr. Joseph R. Buchanan of Cincinnati, Ohio, who thought he could learn from the dead by studying their skulls. ...


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    Bill Sketoe's Hole - Choctawhatchee Bridge

    Newton, Alabama

    50.2 miles from Vernon, FL

    There are a couple of different accounts as to why Bill Sketoe was hanged. Some claim that he deserted his post to care for a sick wife, other's that he was assisting in local guerilla operations against the army, in any event, he ran afoul of the local confederate ...


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    Jameson Inn / Quality Inn

    Crestview, Florida

    51.5 miles from Vernon, FL

    Built in 2000, the Jameson Inn started off with a bang - almost immediately the ghost of a man was seen repeatedly walking the second floor hallways, hanging about near the elevators. Some employees claim room 208 is particularly active. Other stories are a bit more gruesome: On one ...


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    Garmier Bayou

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    53.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    Locals say near the end of Garmier Bayou, late at night, you can see shadow figures of Native Americans who were slaughtered centuries ago.


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    Lake Tholocco

    Ozark, Alabama

    53.8 miles from Vernon, FL

    On the darkest nights, figures and sounds can be seen and heard in the woods. This is a spot where Confederate armies used to camp during the Civil War.


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    Brooks Bridge

    Fort Walton Beach, Florida

    55.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    The Brooks Bridge is a four-lane steel and concrete structure that carries highway U.S. Route 98 over Santa Rosa Sound (mile 223 of the Gulf Coast Intracoastal Waterway) just west of the Choctawhatchee Bay between downtown Fort Walton Beach, Florida and the three-mile section of Okaloosa Island controlled by the ...


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    Cobb Cemetery

    Vernon, Florida

    56 miles from Vernon, FL

    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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    IICR Inc.

    Ozark, Alabama

    57 miles from Vernon, FL

    Our office building is directly in front of the Claybank Church & Cemetery in Ozark, AL. Unusual and unexplained things occur frequently in our building. This has been going on for several years. A large lab book flies off shelf, splatters in floor, breaking the spine of ...


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    J. D. Holman House

    Ozark, Alabama

    58 miles from Vernon, FL

    I haven't had the opportunity to investigate all the stories on this old mansion, recently bought by the City of Ozark. It was built in 1912 by the Holman Family and is probably 8,000 square feet two-story structure with full basement, located on Broad Street in Ozark. We ...


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    Aunt B's - Southern Hospitality

    Elba, Alabama

    58.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    Originally built in 1910 for the family of a doctor, Aunt B's was an inn that was rumored to be haunted. Reports say it is no longer in operation and is for sale. Witnesses say the hauntings here consist of men who try to break into the window or peer ...


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    Old Covington County Jail

    Andalusia, Alabama

    65.8 miles from Vernon, FL

    This historic jail is no longer in operation, but is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the jail claim to have heard voices, felt cold spots and smelt new paint, despite the fact that the building was never renovated. Others claim to have seen a figure peering out of the ...


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    Allison House Inn

    Quincy, Florida

    67.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    Orbs have shown up in photographs here; reports say that children are especially likely to pick up on the spirits who reside in this inn.


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    Quincy Leaf Theatre

    Quincy, Florida

    67.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    Now home to the Quincy Music Theatre, "The Leaf" is said to be the home to many different ghosts, all of whom seem friendly and don't cause much in the way of trouble.


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    The Ghost Hearse

    Eastpoint, Florida

    69.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    The locals around Sumatra tell of a "ghost hearse" that stalks late-night drivers on Highway 65, south of town. The activity allegedly starts at the train track crossing (see map) in the early morning hours. You'll be driving along innocently enough and all of a sudden the hearse ...


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    Nichols Creek Road

    Milton, Florida

    70.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    Homeowner Michael Wright believes his property on Nichols Creek Road is home to several spirits that tend to appear around nightfall. Mr. Wright allows investigators only by appointment, so be sure to email him ahead of time (info below).


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    Fort Braden Community Center

    Tallahassee, Florida

    71.4 miles from Vernon, FL

    Built in 1926, the Old Fort Braden School is now the Fort Braden Community Center. People claim strange activities going on there. Doors opening, lights turning off or on by themselves, etc.


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    Tate's Hell State Forest

    Vernon, Florida

    72.3 miles from Vernon, FL

    This is a relatively new state forest, acquired by the state of Florida only in 1994. It's named, supposedly, after Cebe Tate - a local rancher who got lost in the swamp in 1875. When he finally emerged, emaciated and with his hair gone completely white, he was ...


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    Orman House

    Apalachicola, Florida

    75.3 miles from Vernon, FL

    The 1838 house was built by merchant and civic leader Thomas Orman, and now sits in Orman House Historic State Park. Local legend says although the land is now publicly owned, some of the Orman family members may never have left it. Witnesses have heard unexplained footsteps and sounds in ...


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    Coombs House Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    75.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    The 1905 building, once a private home, is said to be haunted by original owners Mr. and Mrs. James N. Coombs. In 1911, after the shock of a damaging fire in their home, the Coombses moved to a hotel until the house could be repaired. But Mrs. Coombs was very ...


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    Gibson Inn

    Apalachicola, Florida

    75.7 miles from Vernon, FL

    This modern inn is supposedly haunted by a pneumonia victim who lodged there years ago. Sightings have been made particularly often in room 128, as well as the bar and dining area.


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    McLauchlin House

    Havana, Florida

    77.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    The 1860's house is now used for wedding receptions, but the owner says its not certain that a few unexpected guests may make an appearance. Visitors have reported several mischievous entities, and an eerie presence has been felt on the front porch. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site

    Milton, Florida

    81.6 miles from Vernon, FL

    Arcadia Mill is an historical park open to the public, based around the largest 19th century water-powered industrial mill in the area. There is a museum and elevated boardwalk that allows guests to wander through the archaeological remains of the mill. One of the caretakers believes the museum is haunted ...


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    Consolation Church

    Greenville, Alabama

    82 miles from Vernon, FL

    If every ghost story about this little church is true, then this place would take the #1 prize as most haunted place on earth. Stories abound from ghostly hell hounds, wailing banshees, confederate army soldiers and so many other reports of haunted happenings that they cannot all be listed ...


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    Old Carrabelle Hotel

    Carrabelle, Florida

    82.1 miles from Vernon, FL

    Situated on Florida's 'Forgotten Coast', this quaint circa 1880 bed and breakfast and former private residence survived a cyclone that destroyed most of the township at the turn of the twentieth century. Rumoured to be haunted, this historic inn boasts three ghosts. Paranormal activity reported here includes ghostly laughter, ...


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    Troy State University

    Troy, Alabama

    82.5 miles from Vernon, FL

    Students pass along the tale of the ghost at Pace Hall, a female apparition, and of strange noises and objects that move and shake by themselves. At Shackelford Hall, now reported to be condemned, a ghost named Sally is said to haunt the third floor. She is said to have ...


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