Restlawn Memorial Gardens

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There is (or was) supposedly an old worn-down shack on the premises of this cemetery where people experienced cold spots, bad smells, and ghostly visions of a woman. There is also a peculiar phenomenon in the immediately-surrounding area that locals call the “Killer Bee Phenomenon”… people continually hear the sound of swarming bees, but no bees are ever actually seen.

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1380 Forrest Nelson Blvd
Port Charlotte, FL 33952
United States

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27.007165, -82.120742
Charlotte County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Port Charlotte, FL (2.8 mi.)
Charlotte Harbor, FL (4.7 mi.)
Punta Gorda Isles, FL (6.7 mi.)
Punta Gorda, FL (7.1 mi.)
Solana, FL (7.2 mi.)
Harbour Heights, FL (7.4 mi.)
North Port, FL (7.5 mi.)
Charlotte Park, FL (7.9 mi.)
Cleveland, FL (9.0 mi.)
Warm Mineral Springs, FL (9.3 mi.)


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  1. I use to go to the old shack its no longer there but there was some really cool old military paperwork there as I recall any who it was never really haunted I don’t think because I never experienced anything and I use to hang out there for fun

    • I too never experienced anything too strange and have been to the cemetery many times. In the late 70’s early 80’s I believe Desoto Groves pawned a lot of the property in between Forrest Nelson and Cochran Blvds. We used to go back there for fun to see who would get scared and there were a handful of little shacks (we called them the immigrant houses) that were pretty spooky. I think the workers picking oranges must have stayed in them. We had some strange things happen there but never stuck around to investigate. There was also a man named Daniel Conahan from PGI who murdered Billy Patton (and a few others) and that is where they found his body years later when they started developing there near Quesada and Forrest Nelson. I don’t doubt that there are spirits hanging around those areas. There is a lot of history here in good ole Port Charlotte!

    • It’s still their it’s just torn down. Went to the centaur around 2:30 am yesterday next to the furthest tombstones and was warned to leave by a little girl spirit she warned me that someone who killed their victim was in the same cemetary/demon captured on video

    • It’s not standing anymore but I wouldn’t go saying it’s not haunted anymore me and one of my bud went back to the woods part of the cemetery not recommended trespassing. We definitely heard some weird shit while we visited it .

  2. That one dude.  |  

    I was there two days ago and literally three steps walking into the woods from forest Nelson, me and my friend heard with our own ears and also caught on recording a very very loud and clear GET OUT!! And when we record for some strange reason we get a “flowing river” sound. It’s very weird. I’ll probably be going back tonight to see if we can get some more stuff.

  3. the murder shack is still in the woods its torn down to the cement however its still very active was their last Monday at 2 am

  4. Dolores slansky von Groh  |  

    I seen the spirit in the house it jumps from eyes to eyes and knocks you back when it enters you
    The person that is possessed at the time
    The eyes goes like a mirror you see a figure in the eyes that jump into you
    I seen it in the man who was in the house talking to us

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