Haunted Places in Orchid, Florida



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    Sebastian Inlet

    Melbourne Beach, Florida

    6.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    The area of the Sebastian Inlet was said to be adored as sacred ground (Locals call them the Icee Indians) many Indian artifacts have been found here over the years, and modern day spiritualists and pagans are very attracted to this area, saying it has energy cleansing properties. In 1872, Ideas ...


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    Driftwood Resort

    Vero Beach, Florida

    9.2 miles from Orchid, FL

    Former owner Waldo Sexton is the haunt who resides here, a man who was known to be a bit eccentric. Guests who stay in the suites once occupied by the Sextons have reported hearing noises coming from adjacent empty rooms, and security guard once felt a tap on his shoulder ...


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    The Patio

    Vero Beach, Florida

    9.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    The Patio Restaurant on 21st Street close to the downtown area of Vero Beach was built in the 1930s by Waldo Sexton and was leased as one of the original Howard Johnson’s ice cream parlors. Later it was used as a gift shop/fruit stand and as the location of Waldo’s ...


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    Marsh Landing Restaurant

    Fellsmere, Florida

    11.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    The building was built around 1926, and previously housed the headquarters for a sugar company. Now a delightful restaurant specialising in local cuisine, the complex is believed to be haunted, and even has its own ghost tour dinners available to diners. Staff have reported sighting the apparition of a ...


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    Marian Fell Library

    Fellsmere, Florida

    11.4 miles from Orchid, FL

    Paranormal investigators claim to have produced evidence of a haunting at this quaint library, named after the daughter of the original founder of the township. Activity reported includes orbs appearing in photographs, temperature drops and disembodied footsteps in unoccupied rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fellsmere Town Hall

    Fellsmere, Florida

    11.4 miles from Orchid, FL

    The current town hall was formerly the local schoolhouse, and is rumoured to be haunted. Visitors to the building at night have heard strange noises, had their hair pulled and seen a shadowy apparition. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Treasure Coast Antique Mall

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    18.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    The mall is housed in a 1920s historic home is said to be rich with hauntings from its past. It has been a private home, an inn, a bar, a gambling casino, and a bordello. Among the ghosts said to reside here is a bordello client from the 1950s-1960s who ...


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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    20.8 miles from Orchid, FL

    The Compound is infamous in Melbourne for drag racing, dirt biking, four wheeling, paint ball and more, it is a large area of paved streets, of about 200 miles of road. The streets were paved in the 1980s by General Development Corporation (GDC), intended for housing development, instead, the company ...


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    Sunrise Theater

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    23.2 miles from Orchid, FL

    This 1926 theatre is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is supposed to have some hauntings dating back to its glory days. Patrons have reported a phantom usher who disappears after showing them to their seats, while staff closing up for the night have heard ghostly ...


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    The Boston House - Cresthaven

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    23.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    In the early 1900s, William T. Jones, who later became the third Sheriff of St. Lucie County, worked as an engineer for Henry Flagler on the Florida East Coast Railway. Jones suffered an injury in a railroad accident and received a settlement for his injury. With his settlement he built ...


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  • Field Guide To Haunted Orlando
    David W. Whitehead
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    Downtown Melbourne Train Bridge

    Melbourne, Florida

    23.9 miles from Orchid, FL

    The old train tracks bridge was constructed in during the expansion of the Florida East Coast Railway to West Palm Beach in 1894 by Florida East Coast Industries (FECI). Dating back to the 1920s, many women had perished from trains along this bridge, the most recent cases being three teenage girls ...


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    Betty's Antiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    24 miles from Orchid, FL

    We don't have much information about this location, other than that it has been mentioned as a "haunted place" in several online sources. If you have any additional information please let us know!


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    The Petite Boutiques

    Melbourne, Florida

    24 miles from Orchid, FL

    This upscale mini-mall was once a funeral home. After the conversion, folks started to witness strange things happening. Merchandise, specifically the Christmas decorations, have been found to be rearranged, and customers have noticed many different entities throughout the building.


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    1900 Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    24 miles from Orchid, FL

    This building was constructed in 1924 and was originally the "Melbourne Hotel." Later it was a bank, and then stores and office space. It is now referred to as the "1900 Building". There is a story attached to the building that centers around a girl named Amelia. She ...


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    Giftique - Myles Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    24 miles from Orchid, FL

    This building dates to 1913. It originally housed a restaurant and billiards parlor on the ground floor, and a hotel upstairs. Later it was home to the Melbourne Times newspaper. Once prohibition ended, it became "Shorty's Bar," where local legend has it that Al Capone himself once ...


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    Henegar Center for the Performing Arts

    Melbourne, Florida

    24.2 miles from Orchid, FL

    Check out the balcony in this theatre for a friendly (but troublesome) ghost named "Jonathan." Supposedly he likes to move things around and make all kinds of strange noises.


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    Indian River Community College

    Fort Pierce, Florida

    24.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    The theatre at Indian River Community College is apparently haunted by a tall fellow who appears mostly blue in color. He hangs about in the broom closet near the left side of the stage, or in the sound room. Some people swear he danced or waved at them, ...


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    Rossetter House Museum

    Melbourne, Florida

    27.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    Eerie things witnessed in the museum include the apparition of a woman hovering over the foyer who spoke, saying “There’s too much commotion in my house.” The name “Sam” has been whispered into the ears of some guests in the nearby cemetery, where there is a grave, sans headstone, of ...


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    The Old Pineapple Inn

    Melbourne, Florida

    28.2 miles from Orchid, FL


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    Mathers Bridge

    Merritt Island, Florida

    28.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    Mathers Bridge used be home to Mathers Bridge restaurant, which had unfortunately closed in 1992 after 52 years of business, due to the neighbors who had made their homes near the restaurant complained of the noise and cars. Across the street, there was also a small hotel, that burned down ...


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    Eau Gallie Cemetery

    Melbourne, Florida

    28.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    Rumored to be haunted, this cemetery is the site of a paranormal investigation in which researchers caught a disembodied female voice answering a direct question.


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    Devil's Tree of Oak Hammock Park

    Port St. Lucie, Florida

    34.2 miles from Orchid, FL

    In 1971, sheriff's deputy Gerard John Schaefer sexually assaulted and hanged two 19-year-old girls from an oak tree, then buried their bodies under it. The deputy returned for more unspeakable acts over the next 5 days. In 1977 the bodies were found by some fishermen. Local legend has it that ...


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    Old Holiday Inn Oceanside

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    38.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    Once a popular tourist hotel, the old "Holiday Inn Oceanside" has been abandoned since it sustained severe damage in 2004 from both Hurricanes Frances and Jeanne. Local residents decry it as an eyesore. Several plans have been hatched to renovate and reopen the building, but to date none ...


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    Georgiana Cemetery

    Merritt Island, Florida

    38.8 miles from Orchid, FL

    One of the oldest cemeteries in the area, Georgiana Cemetery (also known as "Crooked Mile Cemetery") dates back to the 18th century. It is covered in Spanish moss and fairly run-down, lending it that all-too-familiar "creepy" feel. Numerous paranormal reports have been made in this area, including: - unusual ...


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    Tuckahoe / Leach Mansion

    Jensen Beach, Florida

    39.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    Tuckahoe, also known as the Leach Mansion or as the Mansion at Tuckahoe, is an historic home located at 1921 North East Indian River Drive in Jensen Beach, Martin County, Florida. The name was thought to be a Native American word for "welcome". It is inside the present day Indian ...


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    The Elliott Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    41.3 miles from Orchid, FL

    Several haunts are said to reside in this 1961 building erected by Harmon P. Elliott to honor his late father, inventor Sterling Elliott. The many apparitions that have been seen here, witnesses say, are hauntings that stem from the museum's pieces. In other words, the exhibits have brought with them ...


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    Wakulla Suites Hotel

    Cocoa Beach, Florida

    41.6 miles from Orchid, FL

    A guest staying at this hotel several years ago reported that the clocks would run backwards of their own accord, and that her children were frightened by the apparition of an old man that appeared in their closet. Upon speaking to management, she discovered that other guests had reported ...


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    Gilbert’s Bar - House of Refuge Museum

    Stuart, Florida

    42.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    The old building, used to house shipwrecked passengers 1876-1945, is now a museum. It is said to be haunted by the residents who lived on the land some eight centuries ago, the Ais Indian tribe, as well as some more recent spirits. The kitchen, which has not been in use ...


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    Ashley's of Rockledge

    Rockledge, Florida

    43 miles from Orchid, FL

    In 1934 the body Ethel Allen, a nineteen-year-old local of the area, was found brutally murdered on the shores of the nearby Indian River. She was a regular of Jack’s Tavern, and it was one of the last places she was seen. At least one of the psychics who have ...


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    Cocoa Village Playhouse / Aladdin Theatre

    Cocoa, Florida

    44.4 miles from Orchid, FL

    Allegedly haunted by the spectre of a former handyman. Doors open and close on their own, footsteps are heard at odd hours and in strange places.


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    Jack Powell
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    Black Tulip

    Cocoa, Florida

    44.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    The Black Tulip has been a casual fine dining spot in historic downtown Cocoa Village for many years. I can't remember the original owner's name, except that it was Don. He and his wife purchase the property and it was known previously as Myrt's Cafe - also a favorite spot for ...


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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    44.6 miles from Orchid, FL

    These days the "Old Bank" is just a boarded up building (though in 2012 several murals were added to make it look a bit nicer), but back in the 1920s it was the pride of the town. Local legend has it that a member of the Ashley Gang (a ...


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    Route 520 Ghost Lights

    Cocoa, Florida

    51 miles from Orchid, FL

    This is said to be among the top 3 most dangerous roads in all of Florida, the site of many accidents and deaths over the years. Perhaps not unexpectedly, people also claim to see greenish "ghost lights" along the more deserted sections of Route 520 which connects Cocoa Beach ...


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    Apollo 1 Launch Complex 34

    Orchid, Florida

    52.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    Many touring the Apollo 1 launchpad have claimed to have eerie feelings around the spot where three astronauts were killed in 1967.


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    Trapper Nelson - Jonathan Dickinson State Park

    Jupiter, Florida

    56.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    "Wild Man of the Loxahatchee," nickname of Vince “Trapper” Nelson, is the identity of the ghost said to roam this state park. Trapper moved to this area in 1929, trapping and selling furs for a living, earning his nickname by his often-strange antics like swinging out over the river on ...


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    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida

    59.4 miles from Orchid, 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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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    60.1 miles from Orchid, FL

    Legend has it that an old woman, one who was knowledgable with potions and healing, used to live nearby, and her spirit still haunts the bridge. So the tales say, the woman was hired to make a love potion, for which her payment was to be the client's first-born child. ...


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    Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse

    Jupiter, Florida

    60.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    Strange noises and cold spots abound here. Some say they can feel "ghostly hands" on their shoulders, only to turn around and see nobody's there.


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    St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

    St. Cloud, Florida

    62.2 miles from Orchid, 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

    62.2 miles from Orchid, 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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    Pritchard House

    Titusville, Florida

    62.6 miles from Orchid, FL

    Some members of the Pritchard family never left their 1891 home, some say. One of the haunts here is said to be Lola Pauline Smith Pritchard, or Miss Lovie, who, when she was alive, didn't care for people to visit her home. Some of the strange things reported to happen ...


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    Emma Parrish Theater

    Titusville, Florida

    62.6 miles from Orchid, FL

    Objects move on their own in the attic of this theatre. Cold spots and weird smells are also reported.


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    U. S. Space Walk of Fame Museum

    Titusville, Florida

    62.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    Officials at the museum have reported exhibits being moved by unseen hands, although nothing has been taken away. To add to the mystery, some folks have detected an unexplained energy field in a certain section of the museum.


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    N and B Pawn Shop

    Titusville, Florida

    63.5 miles from Orchid, FL

    The Pawnshop's building is bordering a cemetery. Prior the the building being used as pawnshop, it was used as a tombstone maker shop. The property is over two acres and contains Indian Burial Mounds. Countless paranormal experiences have been recorded on security camera's. Items flying off shelves, item captured ...


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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    65.4 miles from Orchid, FL

    Forrest Howard, Sebring's fire chief in the 1940s and 1950s, is said to still roam the halls of his favorite fire station. Modern day firefighters swear they see him in the bunk area, and they occasionally smell faint scents of his much-beloved cigars.


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    Kenilworth Lodge

    Sebring, Florida

    65.7 miles from Orchid, FL

    There are a number of ghost stories surrounding this building, which dates back to 1916. Eerie feelings are reported on the staircase, and doors have been seen opening and closing entirely on their own. One guest heard voices outside his door throughout the night, and when he complained ...


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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    67.5 miles from Orchid, 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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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    67.6 miles from Orchid, FL

    Built in the 1920s, urban legend states that every owner of this hotel has died under "strange circumstances" - often within the limits of the property. And we wouldn't want the facts to get in the way of a good story. Other ghost stories abound of former visitors ...


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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    68.2 miles from Orchid, 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 Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    69.9 miles from Orchid, 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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