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Several ghosts are said to reside in the charming Lakeside Inn, which was built in 1883. Two of the inn’s ghosts are young girls from the 1890s to 1920s. One is about 9 who wears a frilly red dress. She is believed to be Amy, a little girl who disappeared from the inn in 1892. The other is a girl around 12 who wears a blue dress and is often seen in the dining room. She may even move the chandeliers and chairs. Also seen at the inn are the apparitions of a man in a top hat and a gangster in a fedora.

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    100 N. Alexander St.
    Mount Dora, Florida
    United States

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    28.800118964193928, -81.64528369903564
    Lake County, Florida
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    1. I had my second experience at Lakeside Inn. Last night was the second time my husband and I “tried” to stay in the newly renovated section of the hotel but had to leave. Both times, same bldg. but different room, I become uncontrollably emotional and couldn’t breathe, crying hysterically. I keep thinking I must be having some reaction to the cleaning products but now I’m thinking it must be something else.

    2. Check out the first floor lake-view room. the right side of the hotel. Several hotel guest have seen a man standing at the end of the bed.

    3. My husband and I stayed in the newer cottages, November 14 and 15, 2015 We did have 2 orbs in the hallway on the first and second floor, My husband and I both took photos with our phones, and ipad. These 2 orbs stayed together throughout the first and second floors, low to the carpeted hallways. The night was a rainy night with a little bit of lighting, which is thought to increase paranormal activity. In the late night, not sure what time it was we heard kids playing in the hallway…I opened the door, but no one was there. Creepy!

      Video of a recording session from the “down the back stairs Ladies Room” — using water from the faucet for a carrier wave…

      Friend and I out for a walk Tues, 10/17; Given the chance to record a bit in the picturesque Lakeside Inn. Hear tell there’s a male entity that hangs around near the back staircase (He’s been seen!) – We head down to the Ladies Room and capture a session using water from the basin faucet for a sound field. Interesting responses – This message, in particular, grabs my attention! (*For those who might not be familiar, in 1919 all 50 states ratified the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, effectively prohibiting the production, transport and sale of alcohol; Because social drinkers were unwilling to forego their favorite past time, hidden Speak-easys (aka “Blind Pigs”) sprang up over-night — Because “Bathtub Gin” was plentiful, “Gin Joint” also became part of popular nomenclature of the time.)

    5. I stayed with my sister in a room and she woke up around 2:30 to seeing a hand being put on our step sisters shoulder as she was asleep and also heard walking down the hallways and then soft laughing and then 2 knocks at the door.

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