9 Places for a Good Halloween Scare
It’s not difficult to find a good ghost story in South Florida. The Sunshine State is home to some of the best places to get a good Halloween scare ranging from ghostly apparitions to orbs of floating light. Many of the sites have been featured on TV shows and been investigated by professional paranormal researchers.
Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables
The hotel has hosted presidents to notorious gangsters. Guests report lights turning on and off, messages written on mirrors, and elevators that stop at the wrong floor.
Cuban Club, Tampa
People report seeing a ghostly actor, a board member, lady in a misty dress, and a young boy playing ball.
Huguenot Cemetery, St. Augustine
Visitors to the cemetery say they’ve seen orbs of light floating among headstones, wispy ghosts in trees, the transparent ghost of a girl who died of yellow fever, and a former judge.
Lake Worth Playhouse, Lake Worth
Built by Lucian and Clarence Oakley, visitors claim they’ve seen Lucian’s reflection in mirrors heard his footsteps, and experienced objects being moved around.
Lighthouse, St. Augustine
The structure is said to be haunted by a number of lighthouse keepers who met tragic ends over the centuries. Of particular interest is the 2 daughters of a lighthouse keeper and their friend who drowned. People have reported the sound of footsteps and laughter as the 3 girls are reunited in the tower for a ghostly play session.
Nancy and David Bilheimer Capitol Theatre, Clearwater
Said to be haunted by the ghosts of a sea captain, a young girl, and a murdered theatre manager, they’re said to roam the theatre playing jokes on unsuspecting guest.
Riddle House, West Palm Beach
A former funeral parlor, it’s reported to be home to a previous overseer who paces the porch and a former employee who hung himself.
River Inn, Miami
Guests of the hotel have reported the sound of footsteps and ghostly banging in the middle of the night.
Tampa Theatre, Tampa
Individuals say the theatre is haunted by a man that worked the projector and still returns to cause mischief.