Haunted Places in Homosassa Springs, Florida



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    Plantation Inn

    Crystal River, Florida

    5.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Fort Cooper State Park

    Inverness, Florida

    16.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Riverside Drive

    Yankeetown, Florida

    17.8 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Spring Hill Cemetery

    Brooksville, Florida

    18.9 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    The Old Weeks House

    Brooksville, Florida

    20.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Hernando County Court House

    Brooksville, Florida

    20.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Brooksville Nursing Manor

    Brooksville, Florida

    20.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    May-Stringer House

    Brooksville, Florida

    20.8 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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

    21 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Tiger Trail

    Dunnellon, Florida

    21.1 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Sumter County Service Center

    Wildwood, Florida

    34 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    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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    Headless Pirate of Seahorse Key

    Cedar Key, Florida

    35.8 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    The ghost of a headless pirate riding a palomino is said to haunt this area at night. He is said to be Pierre LeBlanc, was pirate who was working for the notorious Jean LaFitte. LaFitte left LeBlanc with a palomino and some supplies and charged him with guarding his treasure ...


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    Island Hotel and Restaurant

    Cedar Key, Florida

    35.9 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL


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    Site of the Rosewood Massacre

    Cedar Key, Florida

    37 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    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 ...


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    37.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    37.6 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    St. Leo University

    St. Leo, Florida

    37.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    37.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    38.1 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    The Edwinola Hotel

    Dade City, Florida

    38.2 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Rolling Acres Road

    Lady Lake, Florida

    39.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    40 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Cedar Key - Shell Mound

    Cedar Key, Florida

    40.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    This shell mound, created by local Native Americans over about 1,000 years, is now part of the Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge. There is a nature trail surrounding the mound called "Shell Mound Trail." Locals believe the area around the shell mound is haunted by the ghost of Annie Simpson ...


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    Walmart

    Leesburg, Florida

    41.1 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

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


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    Ma Barker's House

    Homosassa Springs, Florida

    42.2 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    42.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Warren W. Willis United Methodist Camp

    Fruitland Park, Florida

    43 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Lakeview Rodeo

    Holiday, Florida

    43.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    A 2002 fire gutted the Lakeview Rodeo that used to be a hot spot for line-dancing in Holiday, FL... and ever since, some claim they see the spectre of a man standing in the exact location where the building once stood. We're not sure but it looks like its ...


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    Sea Horse-On the Docks - Getaguru

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    46.2 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    This shop has been known as "Sea Horse On the Docks" but the sign above the door currently says "Getaguru". It's the same people - they sell handmade soap and local art. There are several claims at this location, including a "vortex wall" where a woman seemed to ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    46.2 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Rose Cemetery

    Tarpon Springs, Florida

    46.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    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 ...


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    Antioch Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    48.6 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Reports of the spirit of a small boy playing amongst the gravestones (some call him Josh), along with vague stories of other ghostly encounters. Other websites place this in Chiefland but it is more accurately placed in Levy, FL (just southwest of Chiefland).


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    Wacahoota Cemetery

    Micanopy, Florida

    48.8 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Not much detail, except that more than a few people say there are strange phenomena here.


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    Chief Theater

    Chiefland, Florida

    49.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Two ghosts, one is supposedly a little girl from the time when there was a General Store/Post Office on the location. The second is supposedly a man named Tom. The story is that while it was a movie theater (segregated) the blacks were in the balcony and whites were down ...


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    Kosicki House

    Archer, Florida

    50.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    The old-fashioned mansion dates back to 1893, and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of Cora Wood. Local lore states that her ghost, dressed in white, has returned to the house to search for her lost children. Submitted by Callum Swift


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    Hardee Cemetery

    Chiefland, Florida

    50.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Hardee Cemetery, or Hardeetown Methodist Cemetery, is supposedly haunted, but details are few and far between. It's the final resting place of Isaac P. Hardee (1817-1879), and, allegedly, many of his slaves. The house, called "Pine Hill," still stands nearby, though it has been moved from its original ...


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    Herlong Mansion Bed & Breakfast

    Micanopy, Florida

    51.7 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    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 sketchy.


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    52.1 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    HMS Architecture Building - USF Tampa

    Tampa, Florida

    52.2 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    The fourth floor of this building - particularly room 469 - is considered to be haunted by a malevolent-feeling spirit by the late-night staff. Voices are heard, and on at least one occasion a wind-chime started jangling all by itself. One worker saw a spectral German Shepherd dog ...


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    University of South Florida Library

    Tampa, Florida

    52.4 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Ghostly legend here tells of a young woman named Gottlieb, an English major who worked on the library's fourth floor, was found hanging from an oak tree. Foul play was suspected, and after that, strange things happened at the library. Book carts moved by themselves, automatic doors opened without being ...


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    Zellie's Pub

    Mount Dora, Florida

    53.9 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Crown Colony House

    Tampa, Florida

    54 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Built in 1964, the Crown Colony is a four-story building offering both a full-service restaurant and quick-serve café. If the stories are true, the building also harbors a few ghosts. In 2008, officials at Busch Gardens invited Haunted South and select members of the media to explore the park’s Crown Colony ...


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    Eustis Historical Museum

    Eustis, Florida

    54 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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

    54 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Sulphur Springs Tower

    Tampa, Florida

    54.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, FL

    Stories say the historic tower was often used as a landmark on pirates' maps, a tale that may support the fact that a ghostly pirate is said to roam the area. Another story told around these parts is that of a marine monster who lives in the waters adjacent to ...


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    The Palms Mansion

    Eustis, Florida

    54.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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

    54.8 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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

    55.1 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Stanna's Restaurant

    Umatilla, Florida

    55.5 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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    Windsor Rose Tea Room

    Mount Dora, Florida

    56.3 miles from Homosassa Springs, 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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