Harden House

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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 ghost in the house dressed in the same clothing in which he was killed: jeans and a flannel shirt. The current owners say the ghost no longer haunts the house. The story was featured on an episode of TV’s “Unsolved Mysteries.”

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486 Osceola Ave.
Clermont, FL
United States

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28.557623, -81.76298600000001
Lake County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Clermont, FL (0.8 mi.)
Minneola, FL (1.5 mi.)
Groveland, FL (5.4 mi.)
Ferndale, FL (5.7 mi.)
Montverde, FL (6.2 mi.)
Mascotte, FL (7.6 mi.)
Oakland, FL (7.9 mi.)
Tildenville, FL (9.4 mi.)
Astatula, FL (10.7 mi.)
Winter Garden, FL (10.7 mi.)


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  1. The house is very much still there– longtime Clermont residents like myself, are familiar with this story–but the version I got involved a shotgun and a few deaths.

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