Haunted Places in Wildwood, Florida



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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

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


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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    6.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    8.6 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    10.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Ma Barker's House

    Wildwood, Florida

    13.7 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    16.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    16.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    21.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Bay Street Theatre

    Eustis, Florida

    21.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    21.7 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    22 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Umatilla Cemetery

    Umatilla, Florida

    22.1 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Greenwood Cemetery

    Eustis, Florida

    22.5 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    22.6 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    22.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    22.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    22.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    22.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    24.2 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Lakeside Inn

    Mount Dora, Florida

    24.2 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Windsor Rose Tea Room

    Mount Dora, Florida

    24.3 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Mount Carmel Simpson Cemetery

    Mount Dora, Florida

    25.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Old Cemetery - Mount Dora Country Club

    Mount Dora, Florida

    25.7 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    27 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    27.2 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    May-Stringer House

    Brooksville, Florida

    29.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Frank Saxon House

    Brooksville, Florida

    29.9 miles from Wildwood, FL

    This 1870's manor house is in a state of disrepair nowadays, and local residents are running ghost tours of the very haunted property to raise funds to restore it. Rumoured to be haunted by a spectral groom and bride, visitors have also reported the apparition of a little girl ...


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    Hernando County Court House

    Brooksville, Florida

    30.1 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Built in 1913, this court house is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of a criminal who tried to escape from the second floor. Some say blood stains still appear where he was shot by the bailiff... but we're not so sure.


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    The Old Weeks House

    Brooksville, Florida

    30.1 miles from Wildwood, FL

    An old house with quite a lot of colorful "history"... Among other things, locals say that when the house was unoccupied, strange candle lights would appear in the windows, moving slowly from side to side. Check out these snippets from a 2006 article by the Tampa Bay Times: Local ...


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    Brooksville Nursing Manor

    Brooksville, Florida

    31.1 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Just one story here, from a nurse who says she definitely saw a woman enter the room of a patient who was dying.... and that when she herself entered the room, the patient was dead, and no one else was to be seen.


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    Spring Hill Cemetery

    Brooksville, Florida

    33.1 miles from Wildwood, FL

    The Spring Hill Cemetery, is located off of Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. It is an old black cemetery with the earliest "known" burial starting in the late 1800's. At dusk you can see what seems to be a man hanging from a tree limb. Also, groups of spirits can ...


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    Plantation Inn

    Crystal River, Florida

    33.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Highland Manor

    Apopka, Florida

    35.3 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    The Edwinola Hotel

    Dade City, Florida

    35.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Although this 1912 hotel is no longer in operation, the building remains in use to this day. Staff and tenants at living quarters in the current establishment have reported elevators operating by themselves, ghostly voices coming from empty rooms, and the smell of cigar smoke. Others working the night ...


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    36.7 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    St. Leo University

    St. Leo, Florida

    38.9 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Not much information on this one - just that some stories have it that the ghost of a young woman is seen on campus, often walking through walls.


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    Sunland Hospital Site - Orlando

    Orlando, Florida

    39.2 miles from Wildwood, FL

    "Sunland Hospital" was demolished nearly two decades ago, but locals still know the story well. It was a treatment center for those with severe mental handicaps, and for many years it was a poorly-kept secret that the children there weren't treated with the very best of care. Finally ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    39.7 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Indian Hill

    Pine Hills, Florida

    40.2 miles from Wildwood, FL

    This place has two or three Earth energy fields that can be felt by walking along the perimeter. This is a cave and sink hole. This place was considered sacred by my tribe and other tribes due to the energy fields. It is said that there is an Indian burial ...


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    Evans High School

    Orlando, Florida

    40.8 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Evans High School (also known as Maynard Evans High School) was demolished in 2010 and a brand new school was built on its foundations, which opened in 2012. In the old, pre-2010 school, there was supposedly a ghost in the auditorium. He didn't seem to be malevolent - ...


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    Disney World - Haunted Mansion

    Orlando, Florida

    41.3 miles from Wildwood, FL

    The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion is said to be haunted by several entities including a ghostly man in a tuxedo and a limping pilot with a cane said to have crashed his plane on this spot in the 1940s. Urban legend tells of a little boy who was cremated ...


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    Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean

    Orlando, Florida

    41.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Almost everyone's been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World... but did you know that many believe the ride is haunted? According to employees, a welder named George died while the ride was originally under construction in the 1970s. His ghost still lingers according to ...


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    Princeton Hospital - Lakeside Hospital

    Orlando, Florida

    42 miles from Wildwood, FL

    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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    Riverside Drive

    Yankeetown, Florida

    42.5 miles from Wildwood, FL

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


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    Longwood Hotel

    Longwood, Florida

    43.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

    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. ...


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    The Inside-Outside House

    Longwood, Florida

    43.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

    This house was built by Captain W. Pierce (later to become a director of Orlando's "National Bank") in 1873. It was first constructed in Boston, then shipped to Florida and reassembled. Originally it was located on Boston Ave in Altamonte Springs, but it was moved to its current ...


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    The I-4 Dead Zone

    Sanford, Florida

    43.4 miles from Wildwood, FL

    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, ...


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    Maitland Art Center

    Maitland, Florida

    43.9 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Avant-garde artist Andre Smith was a writer, etcher and sculptor built the pretty art compound in the 1930s with galleries and Mayan- and Aztec-inspired gardens, courtyards and an open-air chapel (a popular spot for weddings). Although Smith passed away March 3, 1959, folks say his ghost still watches over his ...


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    Woodbridge Cemetery

    Fern Park, Florida

    44.3 miles from Wildwood, FL

    Woodbridge Cemetery is considered by many to be one of the most haunted places in the Orlando area, though few sources provide any sort of detail on what exactly has been seen and experienced there. There are claims that what exists there now is only part of what was ...


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    Enzian Theater

    Maitland, Florida

    44.3 miles from Wildwood, FL

    The Enzian Theater is a non-profit arthouse movie theater located in Maitland, Florida. The theater hosts the Florida Film Festival and several other local film festivals. Supposedly, in the north corner of the theatre, a disembodied head appears, screaming, and then disappears into the restaurant next door. Happens only on ...


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