Haunted Places in Lake Hamilton, Florida



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    Scotty's Distribution Center

    Winter Haven, Florida

    9.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    No longer a Scotty's Distribution Center, but back in the day there was supposedly the ghost of a forklift driver that would continually haunt this area - particularly on the 4th of March.


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    JPV Woods

    Winter Haven, Florida

    9.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Locals say if you go on the old dirt trail around midnight of August 13th, every year, you'll hear children screaming and crying for help.


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    Spook Hill

    Lake Wales, Florida

    9.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Spook Hill is a gravity hill (an optical illusion where cars appear to roll up the spooky hill) in Lake Wales, Florida. Spook Hill is located on the Lake Wales Ridge, a geologically significant range of sand and limestone hills, which were islands from two to three million years ago, when ...


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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    15.3 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Camilla Hall, one of the girls-only dormitories at Webber International University, supposedly has a shadowy figure haunting the second floor.


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    The Stanford Inn

    Bartow, Florida

    16.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    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 ...


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    Old Polk County Courthouse

    Bartow, Florida

    16.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The Old Polk County Courthouse in Bartow was built in 1909 on the foundations of the original courthouse, which dated back to the early 1880s. There are many claims here, including: - Screams from the basement (supposedly from a worker killed in an explosion on the site) - Apparitions appearing on ...


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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, Florida

    19.3 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Vague tales from the night staff saying "eerie presences" touched or breathed on them.


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    Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

    Lakeland, Florida

    19.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Florida Southern College's chapel, one of the campus's famous Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings, may be home to the ghost of Wright himself. Rumor has it that the chapel's choir screen was installed incorrectly, and Wright's apparition has been seen in the chapel, poring over the improperly placed choir screen.


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    Susan's Courtside Café

    Kissimmee, Florida

    21.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Susan's Courtside Café is housed in a 1912 home, and is said to be haunted. The restaurant's rooms are themed with items from Kissimmee's past, including a firefighter room. Witnesses have seen eerie shadows and heard strange noises in the building at night.


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    Big Bamboo Lounge

    Kissimmee, Florida

    22 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The Big Bamboo Lounge was a Kissimmee institution, a popular hangout for Disney and ex-Disney employees as well as British expats. Unfortunately it was damaged during a hurricane and closed down for a while, during which time some vagrants moved in and accidentally burned it down. So it's ...


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    St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

    St. Cloud, Florida

    25.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Rattling, whistling, and unexplained shadows and footsteps have been detected in this 1910 building, formerly a bank. Rumor has it that the hauntings stem from incidents in the structure's past: a major bank robbery and a double homicide.


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    Hunter Arms Hotel

    Saint Cloud, Florida

    25.3 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    A ghost named Vivian is alleged to haunt the Hunter Arms Hotel. Strange noises and cold spots have been reported. Doors tend to slam when no one is around.


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    Osprey Links at Hunter's Creek

    Orlando, Florida

    25.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    At this apartment complex off of Town Center Boulevard and John Young Parkway, reports say a resident witnessed cold spots, lights turning on by themselves, and strange sounds. A shadowy form of a man was seen as well. The strange occurrences were attributed to the fact that the apartment is ...


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    Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean

    Orlando, Florida

    25.9 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Almost everyone's been on the Pirates of the Caribbean ride at Disney World... but did you know that many believe the ride is haunted? According to employees, a welder named George died while the ride was originally under construction in the 1970s. His ghost still lingers according to ...


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    Disney World - Haunted Mansion

    Orlando, Florida

    26.1 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The Walt Disney World Haunted Mansion is said to be haunted by several entities including a ghostly man in a tuxedo and a limping pilot with a cane said to have crashed his plane on this spot in the 1940s. Urban legend tells of a little boy who was cremated ...


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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    27.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    You may have to wait for a while, but supposedly if you hang about at night near the four-way stop of W. Bereah Road and County Line Road in Frostproof, you'll see some eerie "Ghost Lights" approach your car.


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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    28.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Lake Arcola is no more - it dried up decades ago and is now mostly open fields with some water and a few small structures. And that's what makes it so weird that drivers on North Buckingham Road, which skirts the western edge of what used to be Lake ...


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    Peabody Hotel

    Orlando, Florida

    28.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Built in 1986, the Peabody (famous for its marching ducks) was the second-tallest building in Orlando. There are claims that a number of people have committed suicide in the building over the years, and that their spirits can sometimes be seen roaming the hallways. The Peabody building still stands, but ...


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    Crowne Plaza

    Orlando, Florida

    29.8 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    There are vague reports of a ghostly entity inhabiting room 621. A guest swore they saw a full-bodied apparition and insisted on switching rooms.


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    Super 8 International Drive

    Orlando, Florida

    30.8 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Room 206 has long been considered a haunted hot-spot in this Orlando hotel. Make the bed in this room and sometimes you'll find the faint imprint of a human form underneath the covers. Others swear they have felt someone in the bed with them, or that it starts ...


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    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida

    31.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    If you take Jones Road all the way down to the end and then continue on a dirt path you'll find the "haunted creek." Locals say a little boy died there years ago, and his spirit still haunts the creek. He seems to be an angry ghost and ...


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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    31.9 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    There have been persistent claims of seeing a ghostly mailman walking the streets near the intersection of Main Street and Lake Avenue, especially on foggy mornings. He disappears the moment you try to contact him.


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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    33.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    People have been reporting ghost lights since the 1950s on Heard Bridge Road in Fort Meade, as well as on Keller road, past Disong. We've marked the Keller Road location on the map below.


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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    36.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This spooky story starts more than a century ago with a slave midwife who was concerned that parents were having more babies than they could support. She is said to have smothered many babies and buried their bodies near the bridge. After many babies were killed, the midwife began to ...


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    Orange Hill Cemetery

    Orlando, Florida

    36.2 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Although it hardly looks like it, this mostly empty-looking plot of land is actually a pauper's cemetery.  In fact, the cemetery was almost completely forgotten until county officials researching the area for possible development in 1996 discovered its true use in old documents.  Roughly 522 people were buried there between ...


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    Harden House

    Clermont, Florida

    36.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The ghost that walks here is said to be John W. Hardin, who was shot to death in the back yard in 1975 sometime during or after his truck caught on fire. The mystery of who killed Hardin is unsolved, but his wife, Victoria Mango Hardin, claimed to see his ...


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    Sioux Villa

    Orlando, Florida

    36.8 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Sioux Villa was the home of Mahlon and Caroline Gore. Mahlon was an early mayor of Orlando. They built the home in 1906 on the shore of Lake Lucerne, but it was later moved to its current location on Waverly Place, just off Orange Avenue. Modern-day occupants have ...


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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    37 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This eerie abandoned school building stood on the outskirts of Wauchula for years and years before it was finally demolished in 2008. Before it was torn down it was a favorite place for ghost hunters, as the sounds of children playing were constantly heard in the area, even when ...


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    Lake Lucerne - Lady in White

    Orlando, Florida

    37.1 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    David Whitehead mentions in his "Field Guide to Haunted Orlando" a "Lady in White" figure that has been spotted multiple times near an old oak tree on the south shore of Lake Lucerne.


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    Miller, Sellen, Conner and Walsh

    Orlando, Florida

    37.1 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Amanda Branham writes of this location in "Orlando Ghosts," though the law-firm no longer appears to be located here. (The sign out front now says "Page, Eichenblatt, Bernbaum & Bennett") Employees of the firm would hear disembodied voices and often would get the feeling that they were being watched. ...


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    Hamburger Mary's - Bumby Block

    Orlando, Florida

    37.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The Bumby Block building dates back to the 1880s. Currently it houses "Hamburger Mary's Bar and Grille", but originally it was a hardware store. Staff in the building regularly see the apparition of a young girl dressed in Victorian clothing. She seems to enjoy tapping on the windows and waving to ...


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    Republic Bank - Citrus Center

    Orlando, Florida

    37.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    The Citrus Club is an elite business/networking organization located at 255 S. Orange Ave. A Republic Bank used to be attached to it (it appears now to be a Suntrust branch). Clubhouse members have seen shadow figures roaming the building and peculiar noises are heard when no one ...


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    Bliss Nightclub

    Orlando, Florida

    37.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Closed as of 2013, "Bliss" was one of Orlando's premiere dance clubs. When it was open, staff would refuse to into one of the refrigerated rooms after dark. They constantly felt like someone was watching them - an evil presence. Furniture would often move around on its own as well.


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    Ceviche

    Orlando, Florida

    37.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This building was originally a church, and later a hotel - now it is a popular restaurant called Ceviche. Check out the large, antique mirror behind the bar at Ceviche - some nights guests will see an out-of-place woman dressed in 19th century garb, standing behind them in the reflection. Of ...


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    Exchange Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.4 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    All the activity here centers around an old piano in the building, which some guests have heard play on its own (no, its not a player piano). A few have even seen a ghostly piano player sitting beside it.


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    First National Bank and Trust Company Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This hefty building went up in the 1920s, and was initially the First National Bank and Trust Company. That name still is etched into the stonework at the top, but today it is used by Valencia Community College. David Whitehead writes of this building in his "Field Guide to Haunted Orlando," ...


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    Kress Building - Kres Chophouse

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This building was designed by architect Edward Sibbert in the 1930s, an excellent example of the Art Deco style. It was originally an "S.H. Kress and Co." five and dime store (hence the name "Kress" that's still seen at the top of the building). According to David Whitehead ...


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    Elijah Hand Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Elijah Hand was an undertaker and furniture-maker from Indiana who moved to Orlando in 1885. It might sound like an odd juxtaposition, but back in the day it was fairly common, as the undertaker often was also responsible for crafting coffins. Elijah was different from other undertakers because he was a ...


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    Carey Hand Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Now used as a branch office of the University of Central Florida, known as the Ying Academic Center, this was once the Carey Hand Funeral Home. (That company still exists, with numerous Orlando area branches.) Footsteps and whispering are commonly heard when no one is around.


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    Terror on Church Street Site

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    "Terror on Church Street" was a big hit in the 1990s, before the days when Disney and Universal had spooky, more adult-themed entertainment options. It was open on the northwest corner of Church and Orange between 1991 and 1999. It was an interactive, walk-through haunted house that was kept open ...


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    Sunland Hospital Site - Orlando

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    "Sunland Hospital" was demolished nearly two decades ago, but locals still know the story well. It was a treatment center for those with severe mental handicaps, and for many years it was a poorly-kept secret that the children there weren't treated with the very best of care. Finally ...


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    City Arts Factory - Phillips Theatre

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Built in 1916, this was originally the "Phillips Theatre". It became the "Ritz Theatre" in 1929, and later a W.T. Grant Store in 1934. The building changed hands a couple of times after W.T. Grant went out of business in the 1970s - it is now home to ...


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    Ellis Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Known as the "Reynolds Building," "Giles-Ellis Building" or just the "Ellis Building", this dates back to 1886. It was home to the Orlando Telephone Company for a time in the mid 1910s. David Whitehead in his "Field Guide to Haunted Orlando" lists this location as the "O'Connell Building", ...


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    Empire Hotel Building - Ember

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Built by James Magruder in 1913, the Empire Hotel was Orlando's first and only hotel that offered air-conditioning to its guests. No longer a hotel, the building is occupied on the ground floor by the bar area of an establishment called "Ember." The bar area is supposedly a ...


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    Pine Street Bar and Grill

    Orlando, Florida

    37.5 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    This building housed the Pine Street Bar and Grill from 1992 until 2013 - unfortunately it closed for good in April of 2013, and is slated for renovations. When it was open, several "dancing ghost torsos" were seen by patrons. No legs ever appeared, but from what they could ...


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    Rogers Building

    Orlando, Florida

    37.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Originally an English Gentleman's Club, this ornate green building (listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places) is named after Gordon Rogers. He and his wife apparently still haunt the place. He's most frequently seen through the second-story window - she (always clad in white) in the art gallery ...


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    McEwan Clinic - Central Station Bar

    Orlando, Florida

    37.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    John McEwan was a well-respected doctor who arrived in Orlando in 1906. This building, now home to the "Central Station Bar," was originally his clinic. Several Orlando ghost tours stop here, claiming the building is haunted - apparently the elevator will move between floors entirely on its own.


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    Tabu Nightclub - The Beacham

    Orlando, Florida

    37.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Currently "The Beacham," this location has also been known as "Tabu Night Club" and "Zuma Beach Night Club". The story goes that the ghost of an old woman is seen somewhere near the stage, always accompanied by drastic temperature drops.


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    Angebilt Hotel

    Winter Park, Florida

    37.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Once the tallest building in Orlando, the Angebilt Hotel has been a major landmark in the city ever since it opened in the 1920s. From the 1970s though it started to decline in grandeur, and eventually was converted in the 1990s into a temporary courthouse. Today it is ...


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    Wall Street and Court Ave

    Orlando, Florida

    37.6 miles from Lake Hamilton, FL

    Although the current occupants of this building don't seem to claim any paranormal activity, there is a long history of paranormal claims from previous owners. When it was the "Kit Kat Club" staff-members swore that bottles would fly off the bar on their own, and weird things were experienced ...


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