Riverside Drive

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I have heard many ghost stories about some of the houses on Riverside Dr. The one I know happened was the old house across from Izaac Walton Lodge. Yankeetown is called an “original cracker town” and the houses by the river still had the slave quarter houses standing. My sister lived in one of these houses so one day going to do something at her house I remember seeing an old black man sitting at the top of the slave house staring down at us with worn clothes and as I tell my mother there is someone here and she replies that there is no one there. She drags me back to the truck and we leave. She has also told me stories when she was in the large plantation house and she thought her son was in the house trying to scare her but she realized he was outside. So she started running for the door and she heard louder footsteps chasing her. When she got outside she slammed the door and refused to enter the house alone after that. There have been other stories told about this house but I can not remember all the details.

(Submitted by Mama DD)

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Riverside Dr
Yankeetown, FL
United States

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29.028996770898317, -82.71698427301635
Levy County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Yankeetown, FL (0.1 mi.)
Inglis, FL (2.9 mi.)
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Pine Ridge, FL (16.0 mi.)
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Beverly Hills, FL (17.5 mi.)
Homosassa Springs, FL (17.8 mi.)
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  1. Mary Cashulette  |  

    I stayed at a home on Riverside Drive. I had no knowledge ahead of time of hauntings. During the night when I got up to go to the bathroom. I heard a woman saying, “help me”, in dispair. I heard a deeper man’s voice saying it would be alright. I thought it was my friend having a nightmare I theme to room and her husband comforting her. When I returned to the bedroom, I asked my daughter if she heard anything, she said she heard a distressed voice going across the room. She couldn’t make any words out. When I asked my friends the next morning, they said nothing happened and they heard nothing.

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