Tropication Arts Poltergeist

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This 1967 ghost story occurred here at the one-time kitschy Florida souvenir shop. As legend has it, when Julio, 19, was hired, it set of a barrage of poltergeist activity such as objects smashing into walls and rolling off tables. Soon afterward, the store was burglarized; reports differ as to whether Julio confessed to the crime. Julio subsequently worked at a couple other businesses, and each time was followed by the same poltergeist activity. Much later, Julio was working at an auto service station and was held up at gunpoint and shot twice, once in the chest, and he survived. It is said that many types of researchers have approached him for study, but not wanting to deal with the questions and weirdness anymore, he refused.

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117 NE 54th St
Miami FL
United States

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25.8253516, -80.19386539999999
Miami-Dade County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Allapattah, FL (2.0 mi.)
El Portal, FL (2.1 mi.)
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Gladeview, FL (2.8 mi.)
North Bay Village, FL (2.9 mi.)
Brownsville, FL (3.0 mi.)
Pinewood, FL (3.3 mi.)
West Little River, FL (3.5 mi.)
Miami, FL (3.5 mi.)
Biscayne Park, FL (4.0 mi.)


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