The River House

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The River House was a restaurant reported to have closed in 2009. But originally, it was two early 1900s built by brothers Thomas and Reed Bryan. The Bryan family, owned them until the 1970s, when they were merged and converted to a restaurant. The place is said to be haunted by the ghost of Perry Bryan, who appears as a young boy although he died while in his 40s. He is known to turn lights and fans on and off. Another reported mysterious event: Servers who were setting up for a large party came into the party room, which had already been set up, to find all the chairs turned over and the just-readied tables in disarray.

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301 SW Third Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
United States

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26.119114, -80.14661899999999
Broward County, Florida
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  1. It’s definitely closed and has been for a while. They used the outside/grounds as a set in the Gibtown episode of The Glades TV show.

  2. It was a day we’re i was on las olas we ate lunch and decided to go walk around. We saw the house and didn’t know that it was hounted. I thought as a joke to go up to the house and scare the people I was with. The door is glass so it is see though. I looked inside it looked abandoned. It had a chair inside a rocking chair. It was in vary bad condition. I saw what looked to be a face peeking at me thought the other room. It was a little girl waving at me she had a doll. She looked weird. She started to walk towards me. I got a good look at her face she was wearing a night gown. As she walked closer I realized she had a weird glare on her face. I got a picture of her and ran for my life. I then looked at the photo and nothing was there everyone thanks I’m crazy and I don’t know what to do.

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