Tomoka Lights / Ormond Lights

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Drive north on Beach St. in Ormond Beach late at night, toward Tomoka State Park, and you might run into the Tomoka Lights (also known as the Ormond Lights). These are typical “ghost lights” – balls of light that appear out of nowhere, and sometimes seem to follow cars around. Be careful though: several people have had car accidents in this area while searching for the lights.

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Geographic Information

Address:
Beach St.
Ormond Beach, FL
United States

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GPS:
29.334871093000825, -81.08085853803709
County:
Volusia County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Ormond-by-the-Sea, FL (1.3 mi.)
Ormond Beach, FL (3.7 mi.)
Holly Hill, FL (6.8 mi.)
Daytona Beach, FL (9.3 mi.)
Flagler Beach, FL (10.1 mi.)
Daytona Beach Shores, FL (12.5 mi.)
South Daytona, FL (12.6 mi.)
Beverly Beach, FL (13.0 mi.)
Bunnell, FL (14.0 mi.)
Port Orange, FL (14.5 mi.)

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  1. Ok more. When we were teenagers the place to go in the middle of the night to see the lights was Tomoka. Our parents would warn us not to but of course we did. Once we were driving up there in a 1968 mustang, I was driving cause I did not drink. Car full of kids. Almost there and the headlights started flickering. Never did it before. Everybody accused me of doing it. I DID not!!!! I was as scared as they were. Finally we turned around. That car never did that again. Later we found out there was a murder that night at Cobbs Corner. True story.

  2. I grew up in Oak forest I was the second or third house there the lights are beautiful and remember about the which that lives there.

  3. This is utterly and completely true! I went to explore the Treasure Island inn in Daytona with a friend, but decided to just drive north in fear of getting caught. We had to use the bathroom, so we conveniently found one in tomoka state park. After feeling like we were being watched the entire time, we left to head home. Upon leaving, I saw multiple dead or sleeping possums on the opposite side of the road, in which NO cars besides mine had traveled. Then I noticed two lights behind me, looked forward for a second, glanced back once again, and noticed that the two lights formed into one singular incredibly bright light that was traveling no more than a foot behind my Prius. On this windy ass road with no lights or other cars, I literally thought I was gonna die. I got the strongest urge to crash my car into the trees (thank god I didn’t). After what seemed like minutes passing, we approached the first car on this entire road waiting to turn. As soon as we got near that car, the orb behind me vanished. It didn’t fracture or shine like any headlight I had ever seen. No shadows were cast by the light. It maintained the exact same distance behind us no matter how fast or slow I went. I traveled to this area looking for a bathroom, and came back with the most frightening paranormal or extra terrestrial experience of my life!!!!

  4. Has anyone had any experienced by the old burned down mill. It’s a little further in the loop.
    My friends and I have been almost ran off the road by cars that seem to vanish and reappear as well as weird recordings on videos we knew should be normal of us just goofing around singing and driving through the loop. But the mill has been the most active. I’ve seen 2 men walking down the road in clothes from another time… But my friends didn’t see anyone. We’ve seen sets of eyes in the mill in the dark about the height of a tall man… We have no explanation but things get weirder every time we go in!

  5. Theres a 2 story white house on the loop that’s supposed to be a solid witches house. Lights come on and off girl screams near house sometimes and in front bottom window to left of front door theres a window with blinders open enough for someone to be looking through blinds. You can see a woman’s head up against window staring at you. There’s no door knows or window lstches on any of doors or Windows. Most of top windows are boarded up. It is extremely hsunted.

    • Hi, I am writing an article for The Local Magazine, was wondering if you are willing to share and/or email me with the story about the witch and what happened while you lived in the area and if you are comfortable I can quote you in the article. My name is Kaila and you may contact me at kaila.throne@gmail.com

  6. Me and my friends went to the witches house in the loop and we saw alot of paranormal things happen. We left our phones on the porch on video record and walked away. 10 mins later wed walk back and get them and play the recording and you can hear a man and women talking and can hear a cat purring. Very weird! We saw a face in the window and on the side of the porch. Bunches of orbs all around. We heard a woman scream. I believe in that type of stuff and things do really happen.

  7. There’s a tour that Tomoka Elementary used to do every few grade levels about the history of Ormond. It would take us on a shuttle with a local author and she would tell us about the ghost sightings and how she incorporated stuff into her books.
    I remember in fifth grade, our class did one last tour. She talked about when she went to (Seabreeze I think?) high school there and she told us a story about the lights. She said that her friends wanted her to go out chasing them one night in the Loop (super dark and very windy roads around marshy waters). The story was that if you parked your car with the lights off for long enough, you can see the torchlight of an old Native American prince who was lost in the darkness attempting to visit his lady friend of a neighboring tribe. Then you can chase the light.
    The story goes, the author’s friends kept driving with the lights off and ended up crashing and dying. I’m not sure if it were into a tree or into the water. They died though.

    If I remember correctly, they weren’t the only ones to crash. It’s a beautiful drive, but at night it’s pretty freaky. So dark.

    Parts of the story may be butchered. It’s been years.

  8. Veronica Antonelli  |  

    I lived in Tomoka Oaks when I was a kid. Only for about 2 years back in 79-81. I saw the ghost of a little boy in my house and it was vivid and it touched me and I will never forget it. So the legends are definitely true!

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