Sun Bright Manor

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A beautiful Victorian-era boarding house with a checkered past. Visitors report doors opening and closing on their own, and numerous other odd little occurrences.

Also known as the Sidney Johnston Catts House (Florida’s 22nd governor, who lived there at one time), this home has been on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places since May 7, 1979.

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606 Live Oak Ave W
DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
United States

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30.71981848123104, -86.12162536373944
Walton County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
DeFuniak Springs, FL (0.4 mi.)
Ponce de Leon, FL (10.9 mi.)
Freeport, FL (15.3 mi.)
Westville, FL (16.5 mi.)
Caryville, FL (18.6 mi.)
Paxton, FL (21.2 mi.)
Florala, AL (23.2 mi.)
Ebro, FL (23.9 mi.)
Lockhart, AL (24.2 mi.)
Vernon, FL (25.2 mi.)


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  1. When I was a child I saw a woman in (shadow form) in the upstairs window she had long straight black hair and a white gown. She appeared to be playing a piano.

  2. I went to school in defuniak springs all my life and every time we would drive past this house i got an errie feeling i to say the black haired lady in the upstairs window but she was just standing there. I seen her many times and never thought nothing of it til now.

    • Scott Leonard Williams  |  

      do you know who owns the house. I am a paranormal investigator and would love to be able to get inside this house and do and investigation with me and my team if so please let me know. I do not trespass so I must have permission before I even go in

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