The Columns

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This historic home dates back to 1830 and now houses the James Madison Institute. The paranormal activity here centers around the first floor, where the figure of a woman is sometimes seen walking into the fireplace.

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100 North Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL
United States

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30.442438, -84.283343
Leon County, Florida
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  1. I’ll have to say this is NOT haunted. Of course, there are always stories that accompany old buildings, but having worked here, I never had anything strange happen, nor did any of my co-workers. A really impressive, beautiful building with a neat history, though.

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