The Stanford Inn

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A “noisy” apparition, believed to be a former owner named Lee Meriwether, is said to inhabit this quaint modern-day bed and breakfast. Doors also allegedly close on their own, and disembodied footsteps can be heard on the staircase.

The Stanford Inn was featured the 1991 film “My Girl,” starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky and Macaulay Culkin.

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    555 East Stanford Street
    Bartow, Florida, 33830
    United States

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    27.89382, -81.83948400000003
    Polk County, Florida
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    1. James F Clements  |  

      This home is no longer a B&B and is for sale. I am the real estate broker selling the home. Lee Meriwether was my grandmother’s cousin. Call me if you are interested.
      863-287-4334. Thanks.

    2. i grew up in the house my parents ran it as a bed and breakfast and its haunted – I have endless stories from my childhood from my own experiences to my friends being bothered and guest stories – its always fun when you are not sure whats going on but a stranger wakes up in your house and tells you the same things you have been hearing and seeing

      • Hi Kevin.
        I stayed at Stanford Inn back in (I think) 1998-99. During the night I woke up and saw a lady standing beside the bed. She appeared to be 30 years +/-. Dark hair, dressed in in a dress from the late 1800s or early 1900s. (I guess. I’m not an expert on dating fashion). She constantly pointed at the bathroom. She did not take any notice of me. I remember checking with myself and stating that I was awake and still saw a lady beside the bed. At the same time I could see that she was a bit transparent. After some time, about 10 sec. she faded out and disappeared.
        I was not afraid and went to sleep again. I have now explanation on the why I saw this lady. I had not heard about anything strange going on at Stanford Inn before coming to the place. I’ am not superstitious. However I still clearly remember what I saw this night at the Stanford Inn.
        How does my experience compare with yours? Is there a story behind the sightings?

        Best regards
        Jorn J

        • 9 years later and i finally saw your reply.. i remember my mom (Angie) telling me your story after you left. you were not the only one that saw her

    3. When u live in a house thats been exsorsism
      Its really scary cuz this ghost or idk keeps follwing us from house to house ….scary more stuff happens

    4. I use to live in Bartow and when I passed this house everyday it looked off I felt weird as if I was being watched. scary.

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