Driftwood Resort

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Former owner Waldo Sexton is the haunt who resides here, a man who was known to be a bit eccentric. Guests who stay in the suites once occupied by the Sextons have reported hearing noises coming from adjacent empty rooms, and security guard once felt a tap on his shoulder by an unseen hand.

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3150 Ocean Dr
Vero Beach, FL 32963
United States

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27.651610650085544, -80.3558599948883
Indian River County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Vero Beach, FL (2.7 mi.)
Gifford, FL (3.7 mi.)
South Beach, FL (4.2 mi.)
Vero Beach South, FL (4.3 mi.)
Indian River Shores, FL (4.8 mi.)
Florida Ridge, FL (5.3 mi.)
Winter Beach, FL (6.1 mi.)
West Vero Corridor, FL (8.0 mi.)
Lakewood Park, FL (8.0 mi.)
Wabasso Beach, FL (8.2 mi.)

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  1. I was there over 15 years ago in the front area by the bar. I standing by the pole in the middle and I got a strong touch on my shoulder. Like someone pinching their hand on top of my right shoulder. I turned around and there was no one there. Nobody was even close. This was before I heard rumors of the hauntings. I have been going there for years and have not experienced it since but, I will never forget it.

  2. Chelsea Giuliano  |  

    I’ve been coming to the driftwood for 20 years and never thought it was haunted. I have always felt a bit scared when looking at the rooms on top of Waldo’s and throughout the breezeway. I’ve stayed in one of the additions to the breezeway several times and nothing happened. I found out the driftwood was possibly haunted so I took many photos and videos at night. This is what I’ve found.

  3. Chelsea Giuliano  |  

    I’ve stayed at the driftwood for 20 years. I knew something or someone was in the breezeway the whole time but didn’t say anything. I recently stayed again, at the driftwood and I took a lot of footage. That place is loaded with orbs and spirits, and ghosts. I captured several on video. Take a look……

  4. Many things have occurred over my couple of stays at Vero beach with my family. We lost four hours of time after what felt like a few minutes, and we had just looked at the clock. A light zig-zagged in the sky, and when it was mentioned, came closer and turned into a plane that was landing, even though it was headed away from any possible airports, and no plane can zig-zag at the snap of a finger. I have been poked a few times, even slapped in the back of the head lightly, and have heard voices when there was no one. The bathroom shower water would change temperature in a blink, burning hot and then freezing cold, without even touching the handle. Every time I went in there, I would start sneezing and getting a runny nose, which would quickly end after I got out. In recent years, the room has started getting infected with no-see-ems, sugar ants, ghost ants, and sand fleas, all of which bite residents. Now, the bugs might just be due to being at a beach with little clean water, but it can be a sign of the paranormal. The other things aren’t really explainable, in my mind.

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