Haunted Places in Marco, Florida



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    Olde Marco Island Inn & Suites

    Marco Island, Florida

    The usual assortment of paranormal activity here... footsteps, voices, cold drafts, etc. Some say chairs have been seen to move on their own.


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    Palm Cottage

    Naples, Florida

    12 miles from Marco, FL

    This is the oldest house in Naples, dating back to 1895, and is now open to the public for guided tours thanks to the Naples Historical Society. Ghostly encounters here started, as happens so often, it seems, during renovations. Workers noticed that their tools would constantly be moved, ...


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    Cracker Barrel

    Naples, Florida

    13 miles from Marco, FL

    Another restaurant with a gruesome past. Three people were murdered in the back freezer in November 1995, and employees swear strange things still happen back there. Details of the original crime from the Naples News: Jennings and his accomplice, Charles Jason Graves, now 33, were each convicted of three ...


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    Witch's Brew Lounge & Package Store

    Naples, Florida

    16.7 miles from Marco, FL

    This place was a Naples institution for years, but unfortunately it shut down in 2004 and is now just an empty lot on Tamiami Trail. In its heyday as a nightclub though there was a "shadow figure" that haunted the place, often unplugging wires from the DJ's equipment.


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    Rosemary Cemetery

    Naples, Florida

    17 miles from Marco, FL

    Most of this pioneer-era cemetery was covered up by shopping malls and roadways, and folks say stores located on the site are cursed and often go out of business. One small plot of land remains, and rumor has it that it has been the site of many hauntings and eerie ...


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    Smallwood Trading Post

    Chokoloskee, Florida

    25.4 miles from Marco, FL

    The 1906 store established by Ted Smallwood is what remains of ghost town Chokoloskee. It was a general store, Seminole trading post, post office... and murder site. Outlaw Edgar Watson, killer of fellow outlaw Belle Starr, came here from South Carolina in 1910 to raise sugar cane ad make syrup. ...


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    Koreshan State Historic Site

    Estero, Florida

    32.3 miles from Marco, FL

    The ghost of Cyrus Teed and his followers are said to haunt this state park and museum, waiting for their leader to resurrect. In 1869, the Chicago doctor changed his name to Koresh and developed a new religion in which he was the Messiah. In 1894 Teed brought his followers ...


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    Walgreens

    Cape Coral, Florida

    44.2 miles from Marco, FL

    Strange noises, movement in the stockroom, cooler door opening by itself. Items moved, a shelf falling down for no reason. (Submitted by Doris Goering)


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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    47.2 miles from Marco, FL

    This 1914 granite building, one of the grandest in its time, was more recently used as a setting for the film "Day of the Dead." Seen in the opening credits, the building was spattered with blood and filled with zombie actors. But the place is said to have a real ...


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    Cabbage Key Inn

    Captiva, Florida

    56.2 miles from Marco, FL

    According to the locals, the inn’s restaurant specialty “Cheeseburger in Paradise” inspired the Jimmy Buffett hit. Another of its claims to fame is its ghost. The apparition of a woman with long brown hair has been known to visit guest rooms, and a busboy's tub once flew across the kitchen. ...


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    Useppa Island

    Captiva, Florida

    56.3 miles from Marco, FL

    This island is named after a girl named Useppa who was kidnapped in Havana and imprisoned on this island by the pirate, Jose Gaspar. He murdered her here (beheaded her), and people swear they still see her headless ghost along the shore.


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    Port Boca Grande Light

    Boca Grande, Florida

    61.1 miles from Marco, FL

    The Port Boca Grande Lighthouse was first used on December 31st, 1890. It served local shipping trafic for nearly 80 years before it was finally abandoned in 1969. It nearly fell to complete ruin due to erosion, but Lee County took control of the building in 1972 and ...


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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    65.7 miles from Marco, FL

    This is one of the oldest cemeteries in the area - there's even a former Governor of Florida buried here, named Albert Gilchrist (d. 1926). Lots of activity is reported, including ghost lights, disembodied noises that sound like screaming and moaning, and shadow figures.


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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    69.4 miles from Marco, FL

    The Sandlin House has been advertised for sale for $1.59 million, and the ghost is included. The remodeled Victorian-style house is around 120 years old and is haunted by the spirit of then-owner James Sandlin's 14-year-old daughter Mary Leah, who in 1909 was ironing on the front porch and died ...


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    Flight 401 Crash Site

    Marco, Florida

    70.8 miles from Marco, FL

    This is the site where Eastern Air Lines Flight 401 crashed in December 1972. 101 people died - 75 survived. Many perished in just 18 inches of water because of the swampy conditions. A very popular book called The Ghost of Flight 401 was published soon after, telling the story ...


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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    73.1 miles from Marco, FL

    Two rooms here are said to be especially haunted. Room 255 is said to be visited by Anita Conklin, a longtime inn resident who lived there with her husband, manager of the Miami Seaquarium. Ms. Conklin passed away in the room in 1994; her husband had passed away earlier. The ...


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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    75.5 miles from Marco, FL

    There is (or was) supposedly an old worn-down shack on the premises of this cemetery where people experienced cold spots, bad smells, and ghostly visions of a woman. There is also a peculiar phenomenon in the immediately-surrounding area that locals call the "Killer Bee Phenomenon"... people continually hear the ...


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    The Hermitage

    Englewood, Florida

    79.5 miles from Marco, FL

    This home, built around 1900, was a former nudist colony--but don't worry, we aren't dealing with a naked ghost here. Rumor has it that original builder, Swedish immigrant Carl Johanson, had a mother who was a healer. The mother used folk remedies and a mystical holy lead. When she passed ...


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    Sunset Senior High School

    Miami, Florida

    84.4 miles from Marco, FL

    Lots of ghost tales in this school for some reason. A female ghost was seen in the girls' bathroom with blood on her face, holding a knife. Allegedly there is security camera footage of a young student walking into the auditorium late at night, when no one was ...


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    Anderson's General Store

    Homestead, Florida

    85 miles from Marco, FL

    Folks here have have heard the sounds of knocking and bumping, and a man and a young girl screaming. The lights turn on and off during the fracas, as if the girl is trying to escape her attacker. One witness described a vision he had seen there of a man ...


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    South Dade High School

    Homestead, Florida

    85.5 miles from Marco, FL

    Spectral figures of a boy and a girl sometimes appear on the auditorium stage, and lights inexplicably flicker on and off... activity tends to be highest when only a small number of people are present.


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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    86.2 miles from Marco, FL

    The restaurant on the ground floor of this 1925 building is supposedly haunted. Staff have reported the apparition of an African American woman in a white apron in the kitchen and dining room, as well as a pair of ghostly men who have been arguing after the establishment has ...


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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    86.3 miles from Marco, FL

    Numerous paranormal websites claim there's an "Old Blue House" in Arcadia, FL where an entire family haunts the place. They supposedly were murdered in the house more than a century ago (though some reports say a new house has been rebuilt over this one). We've been told this house has ...


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    Old Opera House

    Arcadia, Florida

    86.3 miles from Marco, FL

    Now a museum, with an antique shop as well, the Old Opera House in Arcadia has a number of weird goings-on. One worker tells of hearing the distinctive noise of a crowd in the old auditorium, but of course when she went to investigate, there was no one there. ...


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    Coral Castle

    Homestead, Florida

    86.3 miles from Marco, FL

    This place in itself is an enigma. How did small Latvian immigrant Edward Leedskalnin build a huge castle out of enormous coral blocks? He mined the rock himself, then carved and arranged the huge boulders at night. He never gave away his secrets, but some believe aliens or ghosts assisted ...


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    Southwest Miami High School

    Olympia Heights, Florida

    88.1 miles from Marco, FL

    The library and auditorium both have "ghost stories" attached to them. Librarians swear up and down that books they've organized just the day before are thrown into utter disarray the next morning. According to local legend, at least two people died in the auditorium - a janitor and ...


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    Miami Lakes High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    88.5 miles from Marco, FL

    Two areas of activity here... The "Little Theater" seems to be the home of a friendly ghost named "Fred" who turns lights on and off playfully, and may occasionally play faint music. The fourth floor is now closed, but supposedly once housed a planetarium where a girl fell to her death ...


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    Sunset Point Park

    Tamarac, Florida

    90.4 miles from Marco, FL

    Dark figures with red eyes have been seen in the park. Orbs have also been seen. Some people have been scared out of there, they say that a dark figure with white glowing eyes appears in front of them and then vanishes. They also report that they have scratches all ...


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    Hialeah High School

    Hialeah, Florida

    90.5 miles from Marco, FL

    The ghost of a young girl is said to haunt the girls' bathroom near the auditorium. Local lore has it she's a former student who was murdered there brutally years ago, but no records have yet been found to support that.


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    Curtiss Mansion / Glenn Curtiss House

    Miami Springs, Florida

    90.6 miles from Marco, FL

    Glenn Curtiss was an aviation pioneer, and almost single-handedly founded the U.S. aviation industry. His home in Miami Springs - though for a long time left to ruin - has now been renovated and is a major attraction. There are stories on the Internet about Curtiss dying in the house ...


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    Condomium Apartments at Hollybrook

    Hollywood, Florida

    91 miles from Marco, FL

    Hollybrook is a retirement community, and it seems there's one old resident who liked it so much she never wanted to leave. She also seems to have a thing against speeding motorists. If you're leaving Hollybrook late at night and you're driving significantly faster than the posted speed ...


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    Ringling Towers

    Nokomis, Florida

    91.4 miles from Marco, FL

    No longer around (it was demolished in 1998), this old-school monster of a hotel was left to rot for many, many years in downtown Sarasota. It was a popular haunt for ghost hunters, who swore there were evil presences residing there.


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    Biltmore Hotel

    Coral Gables, Florida

    91.6 miles from Marco, FL

    Supposedly the thirteenth floor is home to some resident WWII-era ghosts - soldiers who convalesced there during the war, when it was used as a hospital. Weird noises are heard throughout, and there are reports of unexplained lights popping in and out of view.


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    Pelican Alley Restaurant

    Nokomis, Florida

    91.7 miles from Marco, FL

    This restaurant is said to be haunted by an earlier owner. Footsteps are heard late at night, doors open and close on their own and objects move without anyone touching them.


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    Deering Estate

    Palmetto Bay, Florida

    91.8 miles from Marco, FL

    Built over a Native American burial ground, this estate was once owned by Charles Deering, son of the founder of Deering Harvesting Co. Ghost tours are offered here, where participants hope to catch a glimpse of some of the estate's apparitions or see other evidence of the Native Americans who ...


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    Pinewood Cemetery

    Coral Gables, Florida

    92.7 miles from Marco, FL

    Witnesses describe many strange goings-on in this desolate cemetery, including midnight burials, shadow people, strange noises and eerie feelings experienced by the living who dare to visit. Some restoration has been done here in past decades, but reports say it retains its historic feel.


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    Broward College

    Davie, Florida

    93.1 miles from Marco, FL

    A grisly 2002 murder-suicide at Broward Community College supposedly sparked some paranormal activity near Building 5. Students claim to experience strange smells and see white figures at night in this area, and allegedly there are permanent blood stains remaining on the spot to this day.


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    Coral Square Mall

    Coral Springs, Florida

    93.5 miles from Marco, FL

    There have been sightings of the ghost of a small boy roaming the premises, as well as strange sounds and things being moved mysteriously near the Burdines area of the mall.


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    Coral Springs Medical Center

    Coral Springs, Florida

    93.6 miles from Marco, FL

    A long-dead nurse supposedly haunts the area just outside the main elevators. Guests will often find that the elevator doors mysteriously open for them just before they're about to hit the request button... and nobody's inside...


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    Ocean Key Resort and Spa

    Key West, Florida

    97.7 miles from Marco, FL

    Try to get the third-floor suite that faces Duval Street. Visitors claim there are numerous cold spots encountered throughout the day, and nighttime brings eerie sounds of objects being moved around the dressed, spectral sighs, and the distinct feeling of someone sitting down on the bed you're sleeping in. ...


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    Captain Tony's Saloon

    Key West, Florida

    97.8 miles from Marco, FL

    Said to be the oldest saloon in Florida, the establishment is home to a tree that grows through the middle of the chamber. It is said to be the tree from which executions were carried out; 75 unfortunate folks were said to have been hanged from it. The apparition of ...


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    Curry Mansion Inn

    Key West, Florida

    97.8 miles from Marco, FL

    This majestic home is open to guests and is alleged to be haunted, but we don't currently have any more detail than that. If you know more, please let us know via the comments section!


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    Audubon House

    Key West, Florida

    97.8 miles from Marco, FL

    The apparition of a tall man dressed in old-fashioned clothing is said to reside at the Audubon House. He wears a ruffled shirt and long jacket, and has been seen both in the entry porch and the gift shop gallery. Rumor has it that the ghost is none other than ...


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    Hard Rock Cafe

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    The Key West location of the Hard Rock Cafe, housed in an 1888 mansion, is believed to be haunted by a former resident who hanged himself here. Shadow figures and the sounds of an unseen person whistling and walking around have been reported by staff members.


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    The Artist House

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    This house, dating back to 1890, has paranormal claims in the attic and the turret room.


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    Eaton Lodge - Old Town Manor

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    Built in 1886, the Eaton Lodge operates today as Old Town Manor, a bed-and-breakfast inn. Witnesses claim the inn is haunted and have reported seeing apparitions, experiencing electrical issues, and hearing unexplained footsteps and the sound of an old typewriter. Some believe a female apparition is Genevieve, wife of former ...


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    Club Chameleon

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    This night club is now reported to be closed. According to local legend, the building housed a church in the late 1800s. The minister there caught his wife and the deacon having an affair. After finding them together at the church, in a fit of rage he boarded the doors ...


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    St. Paul's Church Cemetery

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    Some visitors to the cemetery claim to have been attacked by a malevolent spirit. There are also supposedly some ghosts of children buried there who can be heard playing in the environs. Some say smoking in the cemetery bothers the children and can spark activity.


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    The Banyan Guesthouse

    Key West, Florida

    97.9 miles from Marco, FL

    This historic guesthouse features a variety of residences dating back to the nineteenth century, and is rumoured to be haunted. Sightings range from a ghostly sea captain and a former owner to a poltergeist with a sweet tooth that steals chocolates from guests. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Harry S. Truman Little White House

    Key West, Florida

    98 miles from Marco, FL

    At this presidential museum, employees have witnessed dark shadowy figures and felt an unseen presence.


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