Although there are plenty of places in St. Augustine rumored to be haunted, no spot is more iconic than the city’s namesake lighthouse. St. Augustine Lighthouse was built in 1874, and it had its fair share of tragedy. One story that’s often told is that of a lighthouse worker’s daughters who drowned and the bodies were never recovered. Visitors today recount hearing laughter when no one else is around, and hearing footsteps in the lighthouse when everyone is standing still.
Although it’s known for bright and sandy beaches, the Sunshine State has a sinister side: from Clearwater to Tampa and Miami, some of the most haunted places in Florida are hiding in plain sight.
For years, Florida has been a gold mine for ghost hunters and paranormal experts hoping to spot spirits and experience paranormal activity. Throughout the state, you’ll find lighthouses, historic homes, restaurants and hotels where ghosts allegedly make appearances from time to time, often spotted in anything from military uniforms to 1800s swag.
Don’t believe us? Just take a look at these haunted places in Florida. And if you dare to mingle with the paranormal, you might just get a few ghost stories of your own to share.
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