Wakulla Springs Lodge

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This 1930’s hacienda-style lodge was built in the swamplands of southern Florida to preserve the natural environment, and to allow society to interact with it in the way the builder and former owner intended. The establishment is rumoured to be haunted, and witnesses have reported seeing a giant stuffed crocodile moving around in its glass case in the entrance hall. Other spooky activity in the building appears to be confined to Room #023, where various strange occurrences have taken place.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

Address:
550 Wakulla Park Drive
Wakulla Springs, FL
United States

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GPS:
30.2337393, -84.3018434
County:
Wakulla County, Florida
Nearest Towns:
Crawfordville, FL (5.9 mi.)
Woodville, FL (6.4 mi.)
Saint Marks, FL (7.6 mi.)
Tallahassee, FL (14.2 mi.)
Panacea, FL (14.5 mi.)
Sopchoppy, FL (16.4 mi.)
Midway, FL (20.2 mi.)
Wacissa, FL (20.7 mi.)
Lloyd, FL (23.7 mi.)
Waukeenah, FL (24.2 mi.)

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  1. when i was a kid a stayed here and it was haunted, i got touched in the foot and heard a phantom party going on. its has a super weird vibe and i was freaked out by the place.

  2. Tates Hell near Eastpoint, Fla. People have gone in but never come out. It is eary and people that move in from other countries dont understand how Florida works from the past. It is guarded by the past.

  3. My wife and 4 young children (ages 3 to 16) arrived late to check in one night in 2004 on our way to Disney World. It was after midnight, and we were all very tired. After checking in, I lead my family upstairs and down the long hallway to our room. Almost to the room, I looked back to check on my wife and kids as they sluggishly trailed along with their rolling luggage. Past them, back about 40ft and at the hall corner, I saw a 30ish year old man jogging. As he made the corner and headed our way, I alerted my family to move to the side. “What? Why?” they asked. “Stand aside to let this man by y’all, c’mon.” We all watched as the man, dressed in 70’s era jogging gear, complete with sweat bands and knee-high socks, ran past completely oblivious to us and running straight up to the hall door leading to exterior stairs. He stopped there, facing the door, and ran in place as I shuffled my kids into the room.

    My oldest, 16 at the time, was the most disturbed by the incident and sat in the bed, knees tucked into her chest, and bordering tears asked “Can we leave and go somewhere else? Please!”. Just as I finished calming her and explaining that was not possible, after all it was 1:00am, we heard a steady thumping sound outside the door. “WHAT THE HECK IS THAT?!?” my kids yelled. “Shhhh!, It’s just the old pipes I’m sure. C’mon guys! Calm down!” Then after quickly regaining calm from chaos, I offered to open the door and investigate since the steady, rhythmic thumping continued. They agreed, and we all quietly stared at the door as I slowly turned the knob expecting to find nothing and twist back with a “told ya, now let’s go to bed”. Instead, I opened the door and found a young boy, age 6ish, also in 70’s style attire and bouncing an old-time rubber ball – right there in the hallway! “It’s after 1am in the morning! How rude! And where are the parents for God’s sake?!!” I thought to myself. Unaffected by me standing in the doorway just 3 feet and nearly facing him, he just continued to stare down and bounce his ball. Unsure what to think, I turned back to my family inside, and to their terror-struck faces said “ya see, it’s just this boy bouncing his ball.” My oldest let out a shriek, I quickly shut the door, and the bouncing stopped. I opened the door to check on the boy, and he was gone.

  4. My wife and I stayed at this hotel a few years back. When we first entered the room everything looked normal. I began to read the rooms (for lack of a better word) diary that guests could write in. A few of the past guest stated that the room was haunted, but I didn’t think a whole lot of it. We decided to check out the bathroom and spent a couple of minutes in there. As we walked out, I was surprised to see that a chair was moved to the center of the room, right in the line between the entrance door and the bathroom door. There was no way that I would not have noticed or tripped over it in the first look at the room. I also heard what sounded like families walking the halls later that evening, as if going to the springs. The only problem with that is that the hotel was relatively empty. I wanted to leave, but my wife made me stick it out. After an uneasy nights sleep, I was glad to get out of that hotel.

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