New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins

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The ruins of this sugar mill, built around 1830, are rumored to lie on the site of a chapel built by Christopher Columbus. The ruins are said to be haunted by Seminole Indians, who run through the woods in the early morning hours, and dark shadow people, who appear near sunset.

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600 Old Mission Rd.
New Smyrna Beach, FL
United States

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29.00910648574686, -80.94077110246872
Volusia County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
New Smyrna Beach, FL (1.4 mi.)
Glencoe, FL (2.2 mi.)
Edgewater, FL (2.7 mi.)
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Port Orange, FL (9.5 mi.)
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  1. I took a picture with my digital camera at these ruins back in 2014 and while l looking at all pictures in August 2015, I noticed 2 figures in what looks like purple robes..
    They are transparent and it also appears as if one of the figures is holding a baby and you can clearly see the baby’s face.

  2. I am renting a house 1 block off of Flagler avenue. 434 Cedar ave. It is a small 1 bedroom. Bed and mattress movement in the evening. What reall frightened me was the cold breathe on my arm that was rested by my head on the pillow…it is the same chill I have experienced when I first moved in 8 months ago. Initially it was going on for a few nights spuratically. then I got a cat a few months later. bed movement stopped. The cat slept in the bed for a week, She will not enter the room anymore and if she does? she does it slowly and will only stay a minute. Last night it was really bad, my resources say its a demon. If anyone has any information on this home, please let me know.

  3. I live on the property adjacent to the ruins! My friend who knew nothing about this said she felt like a dead Indian was in my house! I’m so freaked out I’m so so scared when I go outside in the early morning.

  4. Photographed sever spirits here at the New Smyrna Sugar Mill Ruins over the years just a day ago 1/19/24 I vividly saw two spirits one was a white figure of a man up in the tree you can see clearly his head arm legs, and another was a very frightening Native American peering from behind a live oak tree with a tomahawk raised over his left arm you can see his eyes and long black hair clearly the.

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