Haunted Places in Sebring, Florida



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    Central Fire Station

    Sebring, Florida

    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

    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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    Harder Hall

    Sebring, Florida

    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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    Arbuckle Creek Bridge

    Lorida, Florida

    5.5 miles from Sebring, 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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    The Mailman of Avon Park

    Avon Park, Florida

    7.9 miles from Sebring, 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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    The Fisherwoman of Lake Arcola

    Avon Park, Florida

    12.2 miles from Sebring, 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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    Ghost Lights of Bereah Road

    Fort Meade, Florida

    15.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    Popash School

    Zolfo Springs, Florida

    19.2 miles from Sebring, 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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    Bloody Bucket Bridge

    Wauchula, Florida

    21.7 miles from Sebring, 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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    Ghost Lights of Heard Bridge Road

    Wauchula, Florida

    22.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    Webber International University - Camilla Hall

    Babson Park, Florida

    24.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    Spook Hill

    Lake Wales, Florida

    30 miles from Sebring, 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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    Old Blue House

    Arcadia, Florida

    32.1 miles from Sebring, 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

    32.2 miles from Sebring, 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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    Plaza Hotel

    Arcadia, Florida

    32.3 miles from Sebring, 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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    Hardee Correctional Institution

    Bowling Green, Florida

    35.6 miles from Sebring, FL

    There are vague reports of "voices" and a feeling like someone's walking just behind you at this correctional institution... though I'd venture to say its not uncommon to experience either in a high security prison!


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    The Stanford Inn

    Bartow, Florida

    36.8 miles from Sebring, 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

    37.1 miles from Sebring, 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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    The Old Bank

    Okeechobee, Florida

    41.1 miles from Sebring, 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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    JPV Woods

    Winter Haven, Florida

    41.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    Scotty's Distribution Center

    Winter Haven, Florida

    42.8 miles from Sebring, 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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    Florida Southern College

    Lakeland, Florida

    48 miles from Sebring, FL

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


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    Annie Pfeiffer Chapel

    Lakeland, Florida

    48.3 miles from Sebring, 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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    Rogers Cemetery / Antioch Cemetery

    Sebring, Florida

    51.5 miles from Sebring, FL


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    St. Cloud Chamber of Commerce

    St. Cloud, Florida

    52.8 miles from Sebring, 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

    52.9 miles from Sebring, 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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    Restlawn Memorial Gardens

    Port Charlotte, Florida

    53.7 miles from Sebring, 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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    Sandlin House

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    54.1 miles from Sebring, 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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    The Compound

    Palm Bay, Florida

    54.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    Fellsmere Town Hall

    Fellsmere, Florida

    54.6 miles from Sebring, 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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    Marian Fell Library

    Fellsmere, Florida

    54.7 miles from Sebring, 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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    Marsh Landing Restaurant

    Fellsmere, Florida

    54.7 miles from Sebring, 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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    Indian Spring Cemetery

    Punta Gorda, Florida

    54.8 miles from Sebring, 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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    Susan's Courtside Café

    Kissimmee, Florida

    55 miles from Sebring, 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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    Haunted Creek down Jones Road

    St. Cloud, Florida

    56.9 miles from Sebring, 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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    Big Bamboo Lounge

    Kissimmee, Florida

    57.9 miles from Sebring, 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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    James McCabe Theatre

    Valrico, Florida

    58.9 miles from Sebring, FL

    Reports say that paranormal groups have offered ghost tours as fund-raisers here. The 1915 building, once the Valrico Civic Center and then a woman’s club, is rumored to have more than a few haunts. Witnesses have seen apparitions and heard strange sounds, and experienced other odd occurrences.


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    Center Place

    Brandon, Florida

    59.8 miles from Sebring, FL

    A spirit called (for some reason) "Matilda" is said to haunt this building. She was seen by at least one witness, and others claim to have either felt her presence or actually seen paintings and other objects move without explanation. Allegedly at one point local news reporters came ...


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    Osprey Links at Hunter's Creek

    Orlando, Florida

    59.9 miles from Sebring, 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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    Clewiston Inn

    Clewiston, Florida

    60 miles from Sebring, 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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    Disney World - Pirates of the Caribbean

    Orlando, Florida

    64.3 miles from Sebring, 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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    Peabody Hotel

    Orlando, Florida

    64.4 miles from Sebring, 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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    First National Bank Building

    Fort Myers, Florida

    64.5 miles from Sebring, 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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    Disney World - Haunted Mansion

    Orlando, Florida

    64.5 miles from Sebring, 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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    The Patio

    Vero Beach, Florida

    64.8 miles from Sebring, 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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    Henegar Center for the Performing Arts

    Melbourne, Florida

    64.8 miles from Sebring, 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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    Giftique - Myles Building

    Melbourne, Florida

    65 miles from Sebring, 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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    Downtown Melbourne Train Bridge

    Melbourne, Florida

    65 miles from Sebring, 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

    65.1 miles from Sebring, 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

    65.1 miles from Sebring, 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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