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 and her dog. The story goes that pirates from long ago buried treasure here, and when poor Annie and her wolfhound dog stumbled across the location one day, the pirates killed both in order to keep the location a secret. Some see Annie as just a floating white light, others see a white dress floating around (with no arms or legs), and the same white light as her head. At least one witness claims to have seen her as a full-bodied apparition.
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- Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge
NE of Cedar Key, FL
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- 29.20718146539936, -83.06620410691528
- Levy County, Florida
- Nearest Towns:
- Cedar Key, FL (5.1 mi.)
Otter Creek, FL (19.5 mi.)
Horseshoe Beach, FL (21.0 mi.)
Chiefland, FL (22.3 mi.)
Manatee Road, FL (23.0 mi.)
Yankeetown, FL (24.4 mi.)
Andrews, FL (25.1 mi.)
Inglis, FL (26.9 mi.)
Fanning Springs, FL (27.8 mi.)
Cross City, FL (29.7 mi.)
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