Haunted Places in Vineyards, Florida



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    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida

    5.1 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 Naples News: Jennings and his accomplice, Charles Jason Graves, now 33, were each convicted of three ...


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    Rosemary Cemetery

    Naples, Florida

    5.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Most of this pioneer-era cemetery was covered up by shopping malls and roadways, and folks say stores located on the site are cursed and often go out of business. One small plot of land remains, and rumor has it that it has been the site of many hauntings and eerie ...


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    Witch's Brew Lounge & Package Store

    Naples, Florida

    5.8 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This place was a Naples institution for years, but unfortunately it shut down in 2004 and is now just an empty lot on Tamiami Trail. In its heyday as a nightclub though there was a "shadow figure" that haunted the place, often unplugging wires from the DJ's equipment.


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    Palm Cottage

    Naples, Florida

    8.9 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This is the oldest house in Naples, dating back to 1895, and is now open to the public for guided tours thanks to the Naples Historical Society. Ghostly encounters here started, as happens so often, it seems, during renovations. Workers noticed that their tools would constantly be moved, ...


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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida

    15.6 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 ...


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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    17.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their own.


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    Walgreens

    Cape Coral, Florida

    29.5 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Strange noises, movement in the stockroom, cooler door opening by itself. Items moved, a shelf falling down for no reason. (Submitted by Doris Goering)


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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    30.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This 1914 granite building, one of the grandest in its time, was more recently used as a setting for the film "Day of the Dead." Seen in the opening credits, the building was spattered with blood and filled with zombie actors. But the place is said to have a real ...


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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    36 miles from Vineyards, FL

    The 1906 store established by Ted Smallwood is what remains of ghost town Chokoloskee. It was a general store, Seminole trading post, post office... and murder site. Outlaw Edgar Watson, killer of fellow outlaw Belle Starr, came here from South Carolina in 1910 to raise sugar cane ad make syrup. ...


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    Useppa Island

    Captiva, Florida

    43.2 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.


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    Cabbage Key Inn

    Captiva, Florida

    43.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    According to the locals, the inn’s restaurant specialty “Cheeseburger in Paradise” inspired the Jimmy Buffett hit. Another of its claims to fame is its ghost. The apparition of a woman with long brown hair has been known to visit guest rooms, and a busboy's tub once flew across the kitchen. ...


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    Port Boca Grande Light

    Boca Grande, Florida

    48 miles from Vineyards, FL

    The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was first used on December 31st, 1890. It served local shipping trafic for nearly 80 years before it was finally abandoned in 1969. It nearly fell to complete ruin due to erosion, but Lee County took control of the building in 1972 and ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    49.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 figures.


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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    53.3 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    59.5 miles from Vineyards, FL

    There is (or was) supposedly an old worn-down shack on the premises of this cemetery where people experienced cold spots, bad smells, and ghostly visions of a woman. There is also a peculiar phenomenon in the immediately-surrounding area that locals call the "Killer Bee Phenomenon"... people continually hear the ...


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    60.2 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Two rooms here are said to be especially haunted. Room 255 is said to be visited by Anita Conklin, a longtime inn resident who lived there with her husband, manager of the Miami Seaquarium. Ms. Conklin passed away in the room in 1994; her husband had passed away earlier. The ...


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    The Hermitage

    Englewood, Florida

    65.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This home, built around 1900, was a former nudist colony--but don't worry, we aren't dealing with a naked ghost here. Rumor has it that original builder, Swedish immigrant Carl Johanson, had a mother who was a healer. The mother used folk remedies and a mystical holy lead. When she passed ...


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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    68.8 miles from Vineyards, FL

    The restaurant on the ground floor of this 1925 building is supposedly haunted. Staff have reported the apparition of an African American woman in a white apron in the kitchen and dining room, as well as a pair of ghostly men who have been arguing after the establishment has ...


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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    68.9 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Numerous paranormal websites claim there's an "Old Blue House" in Arcadia, FL where an entire family haunts the place. They supposedly were murdered in the house more than a century ago (though some reports say a new house has been rebuilt over this one). We've been told this house has ...


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    Old Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    68.9 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Now a museum, with an antique shop as well, the Old Opera House in Arcadia has a number of weird goings-on. One worker tells of hearing the distinctive noise of a crowd in the old auditorium, but of course when she went to investigate, there was no one there. ...


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  • Ghosts of Key West
    David L. Sloan
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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Vineyards, Florida

    73.6 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 ...


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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida

    77.2 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 there.


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    Pelican Alley Restaurant

    Nokomis, Florida

    77.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This restaurant is said to be haunted by an earlier owner. Footsteps are heard late at night, doors open and close on their own and objects move without anyone touching them.


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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    87.1 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 ...


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    Sunset Point Park

    Tamarac, Florida

    87.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Dark figures with red eyes have been seen in the park. Orbs have also been seen. Some people have been scared out of there, they say that a dark figure with white glowing eyes appears in front of them and then vanishes. They also report that they have scratches all ...


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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    88.5 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 ...


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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    88.5 miles from Vineyards, FL

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


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    88.8 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Lots of ghost tales in this school for some reason. A female ghost was seen in the girls' bathroom with blood on her face, holding a knife. Allegedly there is security camera footage of a young student walking into the auditorium late at night, when no one was ...


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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    89.2 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Forrest Howard, Sebring's fire chief in the 1940s and 1950s, is said to still roam the halls of his favorite fire station. Modern day firefighters swear they see him in the bunk area, and they occasionally smell faint scents of his much-beloved cigars.


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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    89.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This eerie abandoned school building stood on the outskirts of Wauchula for years and years before it was finally demolished in 2008. Before it was torn down it was a favorite place for ghost hunters, as the sounds of children playing were constantly heard in the area, even when ...


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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    90 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Two areas of activity here... The "Little Theater" seems to be the home of a friendly ghost named "Fred" who turns lights on and off playfully, and may occasionally play faint music. The fourth floor is now closed, but supposedly once housed a planetarium where a girl fell to her death ...


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    Coral Springs Medical Center

    Coral Springs, Florida

    90.1 miles from Vineyards, FL

    A long-dead nurse supposedly haunts the area just outside the main elevators. Guests will often find that the elevator doors mysteriously open for them just before they're about to hit the request button... and nobody's inside...


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    Coral Square Mall

    Coral Springs, Florida

    90.3 miles from Vineyards, FL

    There have been sightings of the ghost of a small boy roaming the premises, as well as strange sounds and things being moved mysteriously near the Burdines area of the mall.


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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    90.8 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This spooky story starts more than a century ago with a slave midwife who was concerned that parents were having more babies than they could support. She is said to have smothered many babies and buried their bodies near the bridge. After many babies were killed, the midwife began to ...


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    Condomium Apartments at Hollybrook

    Hollywood, Florida

    91 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Hollybrook is a retirement community, and it seems there's one old resident who liked it so much she never wanted to leave. She also seems to have a thing against speeding motorists. If you're leaving Hollybrook late at night and you're driving significantly faster than the posted speed ...


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    91.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Folks here have have heard the sounds of knocking and bumping, and a man and a young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the fracas, as if the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen there of a man ...


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    Timber Chase Apartments

    Sarasota, Florida

    91.6 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Supposedly the site of a 1992 stabbing murder, the ghost of the young female victim is said to still haunt the premises.


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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    91.9 miles from Vineyards, FL

    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 ...


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    Broward College

    Davie, Florida

    92 miles from Vineyards, FL

    A grisly 2002 murder-suicide at Broward Community College supposedly sparked some paranormal activity near Building 5. Students claim to experience strange smells and see white figures at night in this area, and allegedly there are permanent blood stains remaining on the spot to this day.


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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    92.3 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Legend has it that an old woman, one who was knowledgable with potions and healing, used to live nearby, and her spirit still haunts the bridge. So the tales say, the woman was hired to make a love potion, for which her payment was to be the client's first-born child. ...


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  • Ghosthunting Florida
    Dave Lapham
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    Hialeah High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    92.3 miles from Vineyards, FL

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the girls' bathroom near the auditorium. Local lore has it she's a former student who was murdered there brutally years ago, but no records have yet been found to support that.


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    Waffle House Murders

    Plantation, Florida

    92.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    A grisly murder-robbery at the Davie Waffle House in 2002 supposedly sparked some paranormal activity that causes employees to "sense presences" and get an overall creepy feeling. Some say if you move a couple of boxes around in the freezer, you'll still find bloodstains on the floor. (Pretty ...


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    92.5 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Spectral figures of a boy and a girl sometimes appear on the auditorium stage, and lights inexplicably flicker on and off... activity tends to be highest when only a small number of people are present.


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    Belle Haven Inn

    Sarasota, Florida

    92.6 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Orbs and full body apparitions have been reported here. One report says that flashes (on cameras) routinely fail while investigating this location.


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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    93.1 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer, and almost single-handedly founded the U.S. aviation industry. His home in Miami Springs - though for a long time left to ruin - has now been renovated and is a major attraction. There are stories on the Internet about Curtiss dying in the house ...


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    93.3 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This place in itself is an enigma. How did small Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin build a huge castle out of enormous coral blocks? He mined the rock himself, then carved and arranged the huge boulders at night. He never gave away his secrets, but some believe aliens or ghosts assisted ...


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    Chart House

    Longboat Key, Florida

    93.7 miles from Vineyards, FL

    This haunting is most often referenced as the "Old Ritz Carlton" haunting, but that's misleading, because there never was a Ritz-Carlton here. One was begun in the early 20th century but was never completed. During its initial construction, so the story goes, a worker's child fell down an ...


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    Ringling School of Art and Design

    Sarasota, Florida

    93.8 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Once the "Bay Haven Hotel," the Keating Center building of Ringling School of Art and Design is believed to be the "haunt" of a young girl who hanged herself there years ago. She appears walking down the hallways of the building. Some art students say she swishes their ...


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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    94 miles from Vineyards, FL

    People have been reporting ghost lights since the 1950s on Heard Bridge Road in Fort Meade, as well as on Keller road, past Disong. We've marked the Keller Road location on the map below.


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    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

    Miramar, Florida

    94.4 miles from Vineyards, FL

    Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn't set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say ...


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