This former Cuban Consulate in Little Haiti not only has a creepy history but an eerie present. The original owner’s wife, Paula Milord, died suddenly after a leg amputation and was buried in the back garden by her husband. Since then, people have heard piano music and smelled coffee (both things Milord allegedly liked to do), and seen a one-legged lady floating in the hallway. The historic site went up for sale last November and is currently closed to visitors, but you can always drive by to get a glimpse.
Despite its young age, Miami is full of history—and not all of it is glamorous. Before the cocaine-fueled crime spree of the ‘80s there was the mob-backed mayhem of the 1920s and, before that, decades of backwater blues as white settlers and Black migrant laborers forged a city from the swamplands. We might lack haunted colonial taverns and Victorian mansions, but there are plenty of historic graveyards, storied villas and deserted ghost towns to explore near Miami. Whether you want to do something during the day before you head out to one of your massive Halloween parties in Miami or you’re just looking for a fun day trip from Miami any time of the year, we have rounded up the spookiest spots in the Magic City.
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