the following locations you will need to pre-arrange permission
to visit or investigate. Many of the places are patrolled by the
authorities, trespassers will be prosecuted.
note, the following locations have not been investigated by our team
and we can't verify if they are truly haunted or not. These
locations are rumored to be haunted and put up on our site
for ideas of investigation locations.
- Newnansville Cemetery - On certain
nights, ghostly figures will walk throuought the cemetery.
- Old Jail - Luc Simone Aury was the bastard son of a pirate named
Luis Aury. He was a renowned scoundrel and wanted for many crimes
such as murder, rape, and robbery to name a few. Upon his capture,
Aury was sentenced to hang in the gallows behind the jail. As word
spread, a huge crowd gathered to witness the execution of this
famous criminal. The night before the hanging however, Aury managed
to slit his own throat in effort to deprive the city of his
humiliating spectacle. A surgeon was summoned to crudely stitch him
up just enough to keep him alive until the execution. With his
collar buttoned to hide the wound, he was drug up the steps on his
appointed day. When the trap was sprung, the stitches ripped open,
nearly decapitating him. Blood spewed into and all over the crowd.
Women fainted, men screamed, and children were trampled as the crowd
fled in terror. Aury can be heard moaning where the old gallows used
to be. On rare occasions, his ghost will appear with a gaping slash
across his neck covered in blood.
- Fernandina Beach - A lighthouse on the main beach is said to be
haunted by its former caretaker and his young bride. She allegedly
died tragically and he killed himself at the top of the lighthouse.
When people visit putrid smells appear, the radio is turned on every
night and a door is constantly unlocked.
- The Lighthouse - near St. Augustine, many spirits are here; one of
a man who hung himself (when, not known), and one unidentified
spirit in the basement of the keeper's house. During the 1980's,
when the keeper's house was being restored, workers spent the nights
in the place to protect it from vandals. They would wake up in the
middle of the night to see a small girl in old-fashioned clothes
watching them. She would then vanish. The workers would also sense
things during their work and would look up to see an apparition of a
man hanging from a rafter. The spirit in the cellar has never been
seen, but workers at the lighthouse all report an uneasy feeling
when they're down there alone, especially at closing time when the
place is very quiet. There have also been stories of footsteps on
the lighthouse stairs when there's no one around. The guides there
are very open about the ghosts. There are many good reasons for the
lighthouse and keeper's house to be haunted: the man who hung
himself, the little girl who was killed by the train, a light keeper
who fell to his death while painting the former lighthouse (very
close to the newer one), and 13 executed pirates who were buried
behind the lighthouse. Also, there has been some form of a
lighthouse on the site since Ponce De Leon in the 1500's. - Update
about the little girl spirit, it is believed that there are 2, They
were daughters of the lighthouse keeper and of the foreman when the
new lighthouse was being built further up on the island. They used
to play on the train-carts that were used to haul supplies from the
water to the new location of the lighthouse. According to the local
historical society that provides tours of the area, the girls were
playing on a cart with the daughter of the foreman. Apparently, the
brake was loosened, sending the cart hurtling toward the inlet
below. Three of the 4 girls (2 of the keeper's daughters and the
foreman's daughter) were not saved in time and drowned when the cart
flew into the water. Occasionally, you can hear girls giggling in
the vicinity of the lighthouse, and the girl that appeared to the
workers was also one of the daughters that is more active than the
Anna Maria Island
- Bali Hai - Every year, around early August, a shadowy figure walks
the beach of the Bali Hai hotel. You can usually see them out of the
corner of your eye and when you glance in her direction, she will
- Gibson Inn HWY 98 - this place is haunted by a man who died there
on he’s stay with pneumonia. He haunts the rooms there and the bar
and dining room you hear footsteps late at night and no one there
piano has started playing in the bar at night when its closed and no
ones there. He appears to the workers there and guest he pull there
blankets off them at night and moves your shoes and stuff in a neat
place he’s a good ghost doesn’t bother anyone but be careful not
to trash he room 128 or hell destroy your things and hell mess with
you the whole stay. The workers there well tell you the stories and
you always feel someone watching you at night. November
Correction/Update: Room 309 is haunted by the ghost of Captain Wood.
He died of pneumonia after returning from sea in that room. He is a
friendly ghost that moves things in the room such as shoes or tucks
guests into bed. He stays in that room. We also have the ghost of a
woman that roams the second floor. She has been seen wearing a long
gray dress with her hair pulled back in a bun. This is reportedly
Sunshine Gibson, one of the Gibson sisters that owned the hotel in
the 1920's. A worker at the front desk claims one of the ghost has
been calling their phone all night. Sometimes when the phone rings,
the switchboard lights up from rooms that are unoccupied. The only
thing they hear on the receiver is a crackling noise. They’ve
gotten phone calls from the kitchen and the phone in the kitchen is
not working. They also received a phone call from the boss' office
even though he had left 2 hours earlier. The speaker on the phone
has come on by itself a couple of times also.
Orange Blossom Trail - A Native American warrior in loin cloth
crosses the road after prey, looks at you, then disappears.
The Captain & The Cowboy Restaurant- formerly listed as
Townsend's Plantation - according to a local radio station that did
a bit there lights were seen in the middle of the night, sounds, and
temp. Changes were noticed. - September 2004 additional information:
The radio station was at the Plantation that year because they were
having a haunted house there for Halloween. Workers there report
hearing loud bangs in the attic where no one is allowed to go. And
feeling someone brush up against you when you are alone.
Old Blue House in neighborhood - It is said to be haunted by a
family of ghost that once lived there. When they were murdered and
the house was burnt down soon afterwards. In the early 1800's.
Spirits have been seen walking around and still living in the house
after being rebuilt in the 1900's, over their graves.
Astor Campsites - Gobbler rd. - in Astor has known to have a glowing
white male walking down the road very casual. In a blink of an eye
he will disappear. Footsteps have been reported. This figure has
been seen many times. it usually is spotted around 9:30 to 11:00.
- the Bowling Alley - is supposedly "cursed". The land it
sits on used to be swampland, and people say gangsters used to
dispose of bodies there. No one who has owned the bowling alley
supposedly has been able to make a go of it. Some say the building
- The Good Shepherd Hospice - The building was at one time a
hospital. There are about 10 beds there, with about 2 or 3 people
dying each week (sometimes more). The ghost of Mary Morrow, the wife
of the doctor is sometimes seen by the staff. In 2004 one CNA that
worked there saw a woman wearing a flower pattern dress walked
through a closed door. She told the nurse on duty what she saw, who
described Mary Morrow to her. The description she gave matched. Some
staff in the office areas report feelings of nausea and light
headiness at times, but a source for this has never been found.
- Webber College - Girls Dorm. - Many girls and employees
have seen a dark shadow in the second floor of the dorm building.
Old Courthouse - Construction on the old courthouse was completed in
1909; there is now a newer, much larger courthouse across the street
from the older structure, and the old courthouse now houses the Polk
County Historial Museum and Genealogical Library. Although the 1909
courthouse was the third building to serve as the courthouse in
Polk, it's only the second courthouse to have been built on that
particular plot of land (the one before that was built in 1883). The
boiler room is located in one of the four basements (it's the
basement accessible by elevator only), and many years ago there was
an explosion there, killing one male worker; staff, cleaning crews,
and visitors have reported hearing screams of pain coming from that
basement. The bodies of the Mann brothers, who were lynched by a mob
for murdering Marshall Silas Campbell in the street outside the
courthouse, were brought and displayed for several days in 1886 in
the 1883 courthouse on the second floor the area of the old
courthouse corresponds with the second floor rotunda of the 1909
courthouse - there is a feeling of sadness there, and apparitions
have been seen on the spot where the bodies were laid out. Also,
near the second floor bathrooms and on the third floor, the
apparition of The Lady in White has been observed by many people -
it isn't known who she is, and she could be one of several women who
had strong ties to the building. Strange things have been observed
in a room containing ancient Native American artifacts on the first
floor, from cold spots to malfunctioning lights. In the actual 1909
courtroom, cold spots are felt and sometimes people feel something
"brushing" against them - the exact cause isn't known
because every trial from 1909 until the new courthouse was completed
in 1987 was held there, but it's believed it might be Judge
Chillingsworth, who was murdered along with his wife in West Palm
Beach and whose gangster killers were tried in that courtroom.
Bagdad Cemetery - Witnesses have heard kids laughing in the daytime,
just outside the cemetery (in the overgrowth of the property. There
were no sign of kids where the noise came from. We also caught a few
orbs on film when we visited there at night. Note of caution, the
county sheriffs department stakes out the road nearby and patrols
the cemetery because of vandals and drug users. A Local legend is
associated with the large round ball tombstone in the SE corner of
the cemetery, near the exit road. On dark moonlit nights, you can
see and hear the granite ball slowly rotating in it's pedestal!!!
Also for some reason, the three adjacent obelisks have always been
refered to as "The Sentinels".
Belleview Biltmore Resort / Spa - A phone that is disconnected rings
on the 4th floor (which is closed off) Voices are heard and lights
go off and on. Doors to empty rooms open and close. Faces appear in
windows to late night staff.
Black Creek Cemetery - Had an old church next to the cemetery that
was built in the 1800's. It is said that a young girl and her little
brother were walking home one night in the early 1900's. They
decided to cut across the cemetery. A bear chased them into the
churches' bell tower were they were killed. It was said that you
could go to the church at the stroke of twelve midnight and here the
little children screaming. You can also here the bear with them as
the church bell would ring. Now there is a new church built and the
old bell tower has been relocated
Florida Atlantic University - Humanities Bldg - has a ghost
that has been spotted by employees on night shifts. She was seen at
the top of the amphitheatre crying, when approached, she vanished.
When locking building up at night, one person started on the third
floor, checking & locking all the classroom doors. When he got
to the second floor, he radioed in that there was someone on the
third floor running through the halls slamming the doors. He and
another unit went to the third floors from opposite ends and found
all the doors locked, nothing out of place, and no one in the
- The Hole - There was a girl raped and killed there in the late
1960's. People have seen her walking around in the parking lot
crying for help. She is wearing a dress.
- Hardee Correctional Facility - Reports of hearing voices &
feelings of someone walking behind you.
Holiday Inn - The Holiday Inn on Congress Avenue is said to be
haunted by spirits. Many people who have stayed in the hotel, have
said to have seen apparitions of human figures roaming through the
hallways. This Holiday Inn is said to be built on top of an old
Indian Burial Ground
- Coquina Beach - On Coquina Beach, at the very southern tip of the
island before the Longboat Key bridge, there is a span of public
beach where there once was a hotel but now it is a picnic area. On
the beach, a male figure in black clothing walks from the picnic
area to the shoreline and vanishes. This particular area has a lot
of wandering spirits at night, but this male ghost has been seen in
daylight and looks totally out of place.
- Brandon Place - A girl who has been nicknamed Matilda but
whose real name is possibly Susan haunts this place. This place used
to be a funeral home, which explains the hauntings of the young girl
Merritt island - crooked mile road- 18th century haunting of church
in grave yard, hands have been known to come out of graves to those
who have entered the grave yard, and people still maker rituals to
their beloveds. One person actually reported a hallucination but
actually saw somebody their family knew as a mentally ill person who
was after their family for a long time.
OLD Courthouse building - The old court house building is haunted by
an escaped criminal that ran from the jail on the second floor, as
he ran a bailiff went to scare him with his gun, but he pulled the
trigger on accident. so now you can see a large blood spot on the
wall and floor where he was shot.
- The Brooksville Heritage
Museum - People have seen and heard things unexplained things in
that mansion that is now a museum.
- The Brooksville Nursing Manor - Once when one of the patients were
badly sick and about to die, one of the nurses reported seeing a
woman coming down the hallway going into the patients room but when
they got there the patient had died and there was no sign of the
woman they had seen in the hallway.
- Hernando Heritage Museum - Many things have happened in this
house, including hearing a child cry when no child was around, and
seeing orbs and mists on digital cameras. Lights have also
been seen at night when it is closed and people on tours have felt
cold drafts pass by their bodies.
- Spring Hill Cemetery - The Spring Hill Cemetery, is located off of
Fort Dade Ave. in Brooksville. It is an old black cemetery with the
earliest "known" burial starting in the late 1800's. At
dusk you can see what seems to be a man hanging from a tree limb.
Also, groups of spirits can be seen standing together around the
headstones of family plots. One report states that an infant’s cry
can be heard during certain times of the night.
- The Weeks House - There is a house in Brooksville that has been
featured in the Tampa Tribune and the St. Petersburg Times, among
others, about this house that is a family home built in the early
part of the 1900s. The story goes that if you drive by late at night
(before the current owners moved in) you would see a candle passing
by the windows on the second floor. Doors being slammed and whispers
are also very common.
- South Seas Resort - In employee housing, room 51, a baker died
there and still haunts the room. Orb sightings in pictures,
footsteps heard, presence detectable. Also on the North end of the
resort, the King's Crown restaurant is haunted by the former manager
who died on premises. Plays the piano after hours, employees will
hear the piano after closing and come in to find nobody there. If
the silverware is not rolled right, employees will leave the room
for a moment and come back to find the bucket dumped out. He had a
sense of humor... he will arrange all the silverware on the tables
so they form a zig-zag pattern down the rows of tables. The resort
is a former plantation where many slaves were killed and still walk
the ground. small historic cemetery a block away.
- Subway Restaurant - Strange vibes of someone's presence about to
run into you (attacking). The doorknob to the back door moves like
someone is trying to open the door. Dust fell from the ceiling as if
someone were walking up there.
Cassadaga Hotel - There are several spirits who reside there. Known
to be a mischievous one named Arthur, Gentleman Jack, a cigar
smoking ladies man; 2 little girls named Sarah and Katlin. The hotel
rents rooms out and has resident psychics available daily.
Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp - Cassadaga Established in 1894, Many
ghost hunters identify Cassadaga as one of the biggest geomagnetic
vortexes in the country. A wonderful place to go visit if you’re
interested in ghost and Psychic Phenomena. Cassadaga has also been
on the unexplained shows due to the natural glow of BLUE the halo's
this area for no apparent reason. Also if you are in the least
sensitive then you can feel the energy that this area posses. For
more info, you can vi