Snake Warrior Island Natural Area

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Locals tell of eerie beams of light that come from the island and shoot toward the sky, seen as early as 1895. Old legends say the Native Americans in the 1800s wouldn’t set foot on this island, and that African-Americans working here saw an apparition in the 1920s. Some say there are strange tales surrounding an old hermit who lived on the island in the 1920s or 1930s. He had a long beard and sold citrus he grew in a grove here.

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    Snake Warrior Island Natural Area
    Miramar, FL
    United States

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    25.9757606, -80.2133081
    Broward County, Florida
    Nearest Towns:
    Andover, FL (0.5 mi.)
    Miami Gardens, FL (0.7 mi.)
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    Miramar, FL (1.4 mi.)
    Carver Ranches, FL (1.6 mi.)
    Norland, FL (1.9 mi.)
    Lake Forest, FL (1.9 mi.)
    Lake Lucerne, FL (1.9 mi.)
    Pembroke Pines, FL (2.0 mi.)
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    1. Used to go there with my husband often. In the area where the original grove farm house stood and burned in the early 1900s, there’s a few park benches. Well one afternoon we were there alone just chatting and in the distance would hear drums…and chanting. There is a school nearby so we thought there was a marching band practice…we kept hearing it, fading into the distance and then closer again. So when we left we drove by the school, and it was EMPTY. No one was on school premises. Not a single car, and it was locked down. We were kinda creeped out after that.

    2. I went there around 11:30 pm with a couple of friends, I literally turned around and bolted out. I had seen this island in various dreams prior to ever visiting it and deep in my soul I knew this place was no good, especially at night. I went back a couple of times again during the day when I had more courage just so I can see the park in full and every single time my friends and I would hear walking on the grass and weird noises from the center piece of land when we know we are alone. Even though the trees where the picnic tables are, are very creepy, I have to say the open area passed the walkway is the worst.

    3. I was there with my friend in October. There was another couple there walking around and birdwatching too. Nothing happened, other than seeing the usual wildlife one would see in a South Florida park. Very quiet and peaceful. Sounds to me like a lot of people claiming that this place is haunted are swayed by the power of suggestion from local legends, and an overactive imagination.

    4. Please.. This “Island” park did not exist until it was made by the hands of man is the 90’s.. Before that and since the 50/60s it was a Dairy cow pasture. As a kid I used to live nearby and walked by often to feed them.. Lights seen from the island since 1890.. BULL SHIT!!!

    5. The park itself is man-made and newer. The history and archeological artifacts found there date this area back to the 1800s and prior. It was near a major Indian trading settlement- long before becoming farmland. Superstitious natives would avoid this area. The sun sentinel wrote a piece about this place in 1996.

    6. Veachsha Duhart  |  

      I am a frequent visitor there 3 times a week…I speed walk around the trai this is a beautiful park …I feel in love the first time I visited the park…I’ve seen foxes in January a huge turtle…tons of iguanas and beautiful birds a snake slithered in front of me two months ago a small black one..there are trees beautifulwater plants……I see families fishing…it’s surrounded by nature…water surrounds the park I love the bridge…some points of the trail gets really breezy…I personally loved the energy my first time there …I lost my mom last month so I come here to meditate ( piece of mind) ..thank God their putting restrooms here….I was on my normal speed walk last Saturday,as I was walking around the curve coming up to the bridge just passed the bench, it had to be around 7:10pm to my left there is the lake ..I suddenly heard a child’s voice coming from the water it said something like hey how are you? Or hey over kinda sounded like a little girl…I looked around there was no one else around me so I looked around again there was no one …I was the only one on the trail or on that side of the park (no houses in back of me or on the side.. it was just me … I continued walking leaving the park going to my car …there were only two cars in the parking lot I sat there and saw the people that own those two cars get in the cars and leave but they came from the other side of the park and didn’t have any kids with them.. I was infact the only one walking the trail…it didn’t scare me although i was and still am curious….love the park though

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