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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Geographic Information

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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Disclaimer: The stories posted here are user-submitted and are, in the nature of "ghost stories," largely unverifiable. makes no claims that any of the statements posted here are factually accurate. The vast majority of information provided on this web site is anecdotal, and as such, should be viewed in the same light as local folklore and urban legends.