Braden Castle

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This mid-1800s castle-like structure, now protected ruins, has had a long history of being haunted due to its years as a dilapidated, abandoned building. One amusing story centers on three men who set to explore the haunted site. They went through some harrowing scares before they were brave enough to accost the “ghost” — a neighbor’s billy goat who was using the place as a hideout.

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45 Braden Castle Dr
Bradenton, FL
United States

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27.500192617907263, -82.53005772826327
Manatee County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Ellenton, FL (1.5 mi.)
Samoset, FL (2.2 mi.)
West Samoset, FL (2.7 mi.)
Bradenton, FL (2.7 mi.)
Palmetto, FL (3.0 mi.)
Memphis, FL (3.1 mi.)
South Bradenton, FL (4.1 mi.)
West Bradenton, FL (5.1 mi.)
Bayshore Gardens, FL (6.4 mi.)
Whitfield, FL (6.5 mi.)


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  1. Me myself and I  |  

    Yes, this place is haunted. I went out there to see the castle thinking it would be a castle like the story books totally different. Anyways, I got there and nobody was around. I decided to take pictures of the location and on the picture a weird figure appeared I kept taking other pictures of the castle thinking nothing of it, to my surprise when I looked at the pictures I could see a face the color was green it looked as it was mad or upset. another image was standing on the structure itself but it looked white but I could not tell the face features. Orbs floating around in another picture I took. It was very creepy. I deleted the pictures because I freaked out since I don’t believe in ghosts. I don’t think I will ever go back again. I don’t want to ‘disturb” anything or anybody.

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