Haunted Places in Welaka, Florida



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    Church of the Nazarene

    Welaka, Florida

    10.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    There are accounts of an "old man" ghost haunting the church. He's been seen walking up and down the main aisle. Other accounts of a woman screaming in the nursery.


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    Gobbler Road Campsites

    Astor, Florida

    22.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    There's an area of trailer homes called the "Astor Campsites" on Gobble(r) Road in Astor, Florida where a "glowing white male" is reported to have been seen walking down the road at night. Mapping this location is a bit tricky because sometimes it comes up as "Turkey Drive" and ...


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    Palm Coast High School

    Palm Coast, Florida

    27.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    The girls' locker room at Flagler Palm Coast High School is alleged to be haunted by the ghost of "Jonathan Richie" - sometimes "relieving himself" nearby, or just coasting the entire locker room in an eerie mist. People say he was a student at the school many years ago ...


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    The Bridal Chamber

    Silver Springs, Florida

    29.3 miles from Welaka, FL

    The Bridal Chamber Spring is believed by many to be haunted by the ghosts of two star-crossed lovers. Rich boy Claire Douglas and poor girl Bernice Mayo declared their love for each other here, but when Claire's father found out, he sent his son to Europe to get him away ...


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    Washington Oaks

    Palm Coast, Florida

    29.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    This area has belonged both to Native Americans and Spanish settlers in its past, and the state park land here was once a plantation with ties to relatives of George Washington. Witnesses have reported some ghostly goings-on here, including strange lights near the plantation home and poltergeist shenanigans in the ...


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    Fort Matanzas

    St. Augustine, Florida

    30.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    It's not surprising that this historic fort, one of the most well-known sites in St. Augustine, is said to be haunted by the apparitions of several soldiers in French and Spanish uniforms. After all, "Matanzas" is Spanish for "slaughter," as it was named for the 245 Huguenots who were killed ...


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    Heritage Baptist Church

    St. Augustine, Florida

    30.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    Ghosts that have been reported at this church include the spirits of a former pastor and a deceased churchgoer, and a ghostly angel statue that appears and disappears in the cemetery.


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    Sanksville Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    31.4 miles from Welaka, FL

    The story of this haunted cemetery is told in "Ancient City Hauntings," by Dave Lapham - but we don't currently have any more details on the nature of the ghost(s) there. If you know anything please let us know via the comments below!


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    Bulow Plantation

    Flagler Beach, Florida

    31.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    This 1821 plantation built by Major Charles Wilhelm Bulow is said to be haunted by a Seminole Indian curse. The plantation passed to son John Bulow, who had a good relationship with the Seminoles. In fact, John went so far as to fire cannons at Major Benjamin Putnam and the ...


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    Silver Lake Lodge / Panorama Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    33.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    This place no longer exists, but at one time it was a huge hotel with about 200 rooms. It was the Panorama Inn, then the Silver Lake Lodge, then it was left to ruin in the 1980s for about twenty years before finally being demolished around 2006. Before ...


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    Fairchild Oak Tree

    Ormond Beach, Florida

    33.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    Local folklore has it that this oak tree, over 400 years old, was the site of two deaths. One was Norman Harwood, who purchased the property around 1900, and is said to have killed himself under the tree. The second was James Ormond II, who owned a plantation here. Ormond's ...


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    Ritz Historical Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    33.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Built in 1925, the Ritz Historical Inn was said to have experienced a fire in its early days which killed several guests. Their ghosts apparently still haunt the premises. The building was handed over in 2010 to Volunteers of America, and plans are underway to convert the building to housing ...


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    Ma Barker's House

    Welaka, Florida

    34.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    Ma Barker - once Public Enemy #1 - met her end along with her son Freddy at this lakefront house in Ocklawaha, FL. The town does a re-enactment of the shootout (which consumed more than 2,000 bullets) every January. Some say the Barkers' spirits still haunt the place. The ...


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    Seven Sisters Inn

    Ocala, Florida

    34.2 miles from Welaka, FL

    Ghost Hunters has featured this inn on the TV show, and it is said to have several spirits. Apparitions of a man, woman, and child have been seen, and the woman has been reported to check out guests in the bathroom. She wears white and has the ability to pass ...


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    Muse Cafe

    Ocala, Florida

    34.4 miles from Welaka, FL

    The 1888 mansion and restaurant is haunted by the apparition of a woman in an old-fashioned dress, who has been known to appear on the grand staircase. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    720 SE Osceola Ave.

    Ocala, Florida

    34.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    I worked as a counselor at this facility for several years, and have too many stories and accounts about all the paranormal activity in this building. It was built sometime in the early 1900's and transported to Florida from some other state. My boss told me that the original owner ...


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    House Of Sea and Sun Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    This charming bed and breakfast is said to be home to a "pleasant ghost" who protects the house. The building dates to the 1920s.


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    Hurricane Patty's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    This restaurant was featured in Biography Channel's series, "My Ghost Story" - season 2, episode 3. The segment was entitled "Restless Restroom." Most of the activity here centers on the kitchen and bathrooms. The sounds of a crying woman are heard from the bathrooms, and the facilities ...


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    The House - 8 Arenta St

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.1 miles from Welaka, FL

    June Moore Ferrell's book "The House" was written about this place. In the book she tells of a child, a product of incest between a former owner and her son, who died here and was buried in the back yard. Witnesses have seen the apparition of a woman on the ...


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    Wayside Antiques / Antique Emporium

    Reddick, Florida

    35.2 miles from Welaka, FL

    This place is usually referenced as "Wayside Antiques" but today it is called "Antique Emporium", off exit 368 on Interstate 75 in Reddick. Look for the large red barn-like building. Employees back in the day swore that they would hear their names being called from the back of ...


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    Old Clay County Jail

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    35.4 miles from Welaka, FL

    This is one of the oldest jails in Florida (though it hasn't been used as a jail since 1972). At least five hangings took place on the front steps of this jail, and it is believed that some of the unusual activity that takes place there now may be ...


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    River Park Inn

    Green Cove Springs, Florida

    35.5 miles from Welaka, FL

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn was built in 1880, and appears to be popular with the spirit set. At least three ghosts are known to haunt the inn according to staff and guests, and paranormal investigators have been called to the building on several occasions. The most ...


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    St. Augustine National Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.6 miles from Welaka, FL

    It is Florida’s oldest national military cemetery, and it dates back to 1763. In it are buried soldiers from the Second Seminole War (1835-1842), and it is said to be very haunted. A bloody massacre led to the burial of more than 1,400 soldiers in three mass graves marked by ...


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    St. Francis Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.6 miles from Welaka, FL

    Lily, the ghost of a beautiful slave woman from Barbados, is said to haunt this inn along with her beloved. Lily and the nephew of former owner Major William Hardee had a secret affair, and when Hardee found out, he sent Lily away. The nephew, distraught over losing her, committed ...


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    Upham Cottage

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.6 miles from Welaka, FL

    The 1892 12-room Victorian cottage was originally built as Colonel John Upham's winter home. It changed to apartment buildings some time in its past, but was restored to a private residence in the 1970s. It is not open to the public. It is said to be haunted by a pretty ...


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    Tovar House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.6 miles from Welaka, FL

    One of the older houses in St. Augustine and part of most city tours. Unexplained noises and cries have been heard in this location.


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    Gonzalez-Alvarez House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.6 miles from Welaka, FL

    The “The Oldest House” is said to be haunted by a shadowy figure of a man. Objects move of their own accord, strange lights have been seen, and animals have been known to become agitated while in the building.


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    Casa Monica Hotel

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    This building dates back to 1887 and was originally called "The Cordova." Although staff at the hotel these days tend to downplay the ghost stories, it has been reported that many people have seen a fancily-dressed man in 1920s-era clothing strolling around the building.


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    Flagler College - Ponce de Leon Hall

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    Supposedly the mistress of Henry Flagler haunts the fourth floor of the Ponce de Leon Hall (once the Ponce de Leon Hotel). Some believe Henry Flagler himself still haunts the building, and his face is sometimes seen towards the back of the hall.


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    Kenwood Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    The Kenwood Inn, in the oldest part of downtown, is said to be haunted by several ghosts, the most well known going by the name of Raymond. The most active guest rooms are 7, 9 and 10. Ghost tours of the area often stop at this historic inn.


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    Don Pedro Horruytiner House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    Ghost sightings have been reported here as early as 1821, when the owner found two ghost women in her rose garden. She presented the pair with a bunch of flowers, and found them later near the house's entrance. Several spirits are said to live here, and there is rumored to ...


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    Bayfront Marin House

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.7 miles from Welaka, FL

    This luxury inn is believed to have at least one ghost: Francisco Marin, the inn's namesake. He and his ghostly friends have been known to hold noisy parties in vacant rooms at the inn, disturbing the guests below. He also plays pranks, such as playing music through dead phone lines.


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    Antiques and Uniques Collectibles

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    This antiques store has been featured on the TV show "My Ghost Story". It is said that it was originally the first jail in St Augustine, while the other was being built. Children spirits are there, as well as others. You can hear footsteps above you in the vacant area ...


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    Spanish Military Hospital

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    The Spanish Military Hospital Museum is a reconstructed military hospital, a representation of the original building that was here in the 1700s and 1800s. Witnesses have heard footsteps, detected unexplained scents, and seen apparitions in and out of the building. Doors open and close by themselves, and objects have been ...


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    O. C. White's Seafood and Spirits

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    The restaurant is housed in renovated 1791 home, a coquina brick, 3-story structure. Locals say at least two haunts reside here, the spirit of Margaret Worth, a war widow who bought the building in the 1850s, and an unknown man. Apparitions have been seen, mysterious odors have been detected, doors ...


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    Scarlett O'Hara's

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    This restaurant's upstairs bar is called the Ghost Bar, named for the ghost who haunts the place. The original builder is said to have died in an upstairs bathtub, in just the spot where the Ghost Bar is now.


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    Old Powder House Inn

    Saint Augustine, Florida

    35.8 miles from Welaka, FL

    This historic bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to be haunted by a pair of ghostly girls playing with a set of antique dolls. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Harry's Seafood Bar and Grill

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Who's Harry? He's a horse. As the story goes, the original owners bet on Harry, who had 50-to-1 odds, and Harry won. With the money, they opened up the restaurant. It is said to be haunted by a female ghost said to be either a woman who perished in a ...


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    Carriage Way Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    We stayed the night at this B&B in 2012. It was 2:23 A.M. and started hearing a party going on in the common area. We could hear glasses clinking, people talking and laughing, old dance music from the 1800's playing. My friend Wednesday, that is her real name, went into ...


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    Casa de Suenos Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    The ghost in this charming bed and breakfast is named Randolph. He likes to move things around in a playful sort of manner - whenever something goes missing, the staff just asks Randolph to put it back and eventually it shows up again.


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    Fay’s House - Prince of Wales

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Shadowy figures and restroom lights that turn on and off by themselves are among the signs that spirits are present here. The ghost in residence is Fay herself, who worked in the 1970s at St. George Street Pharmacy as a short-order cook. She was said to be a mean-spirited and ...


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    Tolomato Cemetery

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    One of the oldest in the U.S., this cemetery has a spooky story. It is said that a young woman once was being prepared for burial here, and during her funeral procession her forehead was accidentally punctured while passing under an Apopinax tree. She bled profusely; it was discovered that ...


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    26 Toque Place

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    The 1910 house was originally a servants' quarters or carriage house on an estate. Legend has it that when the main estate house burned down, the residents moved in to 26 Toque Place. There, 8-year-old Jennifer was met with strange events. The mirror in the bathroom produced lines, writing that ...


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    Agustin Inn Bed and Breakfast

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    When the inn was a private residence, it was home, for a brief time, to a former owner's boyfriend, Chiles. Chiles went through a period of making thumping and bumping noises and tinkering with the lights, perhaps to show his displeasure of the family who inherited the house. In life, ...


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    Casablanca Inn

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Casablanca Inn of St Augustine, Florida presents twenty-three elegant suites and rooms in a premium bayfront location in historic St. Augustine. The lovingly restored 1914 Mediterranean revival bed and breakfast inn offers accommodations with panoramic Matanzas Bay views, whirlpools, private porches and sundecks, antique furnishings, decorative fireplaces, private entries, and ...


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    Casa de la Paz

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Although this spot no longer operates as a bed-and-breakfast, the Queen Isabella was its most haunted room. Here, the ghost of Miss Mabel resides. Miss Mabel, who was given this nickname because the owners did not know her real name, was a visitor at the inn around the 1920s. When ...


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    Stogies Jazz Club and Listening Room

    St. Augustine, Florida

    35.9 miles from Welaka, FL

    Housed in an 1856 building, the jazz club is said to be haunted by ghostly children who have been seen running and playing throughout the place. Witnesses also describe a feeling of being watched by something unseen. Other strange occurrences have been reported here as well, so those who visit ...


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    Old City Remedies - Old Drugstore

    St. Augustine, Florida

    36 miles from Welaka, FL

    This old building is a favorite stop for tourists. It was built in 1739 but was moved to its current spot in 1887. It has been a medicinal/drugstore for most of its history. It is now open to the public and has a very large gift shop ...


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    Laundry Lady Ghost of St. George St

    St. Augustine, Florida

    36 miles from Welaka, FL

    The Laundry Lady, a ghost in colonial garb, is said to appear in this area at night. She never looks up from her work, but simply starts hanging wet laundry on the branches of a tree. If a living person attempts to greet and speak with her, she disappears, leaving ...


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    Old City Gates

    St. Augustine, Florida

    36 miles from Welaka, FL

    Near the Castello de San Marcos is the Old City Gates, part of the original fortifications of St. Augustine. Legend has it that a young girl named Elizabeth died near the gates of yellow fever, and her spirit can still be seen near the gates at night, dancing and ...


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