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Florida's Haunted Museums - Haunts with Shocking History

As with ##Region##'s Haunted Theaters, many of ##Region##'s local Museums are believed to be haunted as well. Home to a variety of historical items and artifacts, museums are a well known hot-spot for paranormal activity. It's widely believed that some spirits latch on, or tether themselves to items that were of great importance to them before passing, and as home to numerous historical artifacts, it's no wonder that some spirits make their home at museums! Some museums are even located on historical grounds - battlefields, historical homes, old prisons, and other historically significant locales where soldiers, politicians, writers, and many others lived, and passed on. Find out more about ##Region##'s real Haunted History - visit a local Haunted Museum today!
 
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    "Robert the Doll is where the inspiration for the Chucky doll came from. It once belonged to Robert Eugene Otto, an author and painter from Key West, Florida. The doll is known to be haunted, cursed or possessed by evil spirits and it is on display at the Fort East Martello Museum. It can also be viewed on many ghost tours, even though the location of the doll on display rotates each... Read More

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  •   Lear-Rocheblave House Pensacola, FL
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    This Victorian home dates back to 1890 and legend says it is haunted by a ghost girl who likes to dance across a locked room. She is believed to be one of the Rocheblave daughters, and people have reported smelling her old-fashioned perfume when she is near. Read More

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  •   Tovar House/Gonzalez-Alvarez House St. Augustine, FL
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    The infantryman Jose Tovar lived on this corner in 1763. The original site and size of his house remained unchanged during the British period, when John Johnson, a Scottish merchant, lived here. After the Spanish returned in 1784, Jose Coruna, a Canary Islander with his family, and Tomas Caraballo, and assistant surgeon, occupied the house. Geronimo Alvarez, who lived next door in the... Read More

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  • Stringer House Brooksville, FL
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    This property was purchased in 1855 by John May. He donated 15 acres of it in 1856 to the county as a county seat. May lived in the home with his wife, Marena and their daughter. His wife passed during child birth and his daughter at the age of 3, but May remained for a little while after and remarried before eventually moving. Dr. Sheldon Stringer purchased the home from May and added... Read More

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  •   Old Jail St. Augustine, FL
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    This location is believed to be haunted by the many prisoners that died here. Some were hanged while others died from harsh conditions that lead to sickness and death. Paranormal reports here include a phantom sweet smell and dog's barking, believed to be phantoms of the sheriff's guard dogs. Footsteps and singing of songs have also been heard, along with wails and shouts. Overnight... Read More

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    This museum was once an old jail and is believed to be haunted by Luc Simone Aury. Aury was a criminal wanted for rape, murder, robbery, and perhaps even more charges. He was sentenced to hanging on the gallows in the back. He attempted to slit his own throat on the night before his execution to save himself the humiliation. But he was caught and stitched up by a surgeon to keep him... Read More

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  •   New River Inn Fort Lauderdale, FL
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    This building dates back to 1905 and was once The New River Inn. It currently operates as the Old Fort Lauderdale History Museum. Visitors have reported some strange occurrences at the location, including the apparition of a man wearing an old-fashioned rancher's outfit, who walks around the first floor and front porch. He disappears whenever he is approached. The second ghost is that... Read More

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  • Spanish Military Hospital St. Augustine, FL
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    This museum is a reconstructed military hospital and it represents the original building that was here in the 1700s and 1800s. Witnesses here have reported footsteps, unexplained scents, doors opening and closing on their own, objects moving across the room at least once during a ghost tour and apparitions both inside and outside the building. Read More

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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not! St. Augustine, FL
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    This Ripley's Believe It or Not! is housed inside an 1880s castle that was originally built by Standard Oil partner William G. Warden. It was later a hotel, owned by author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings (“The Yearling”) and her husband Norton Baskin, before it became the chain museum. Some believe the place is haunted because of the many strange collectibles that are kept here, but the... Read More

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  •   Rossetter House Museum Melbourne, FL
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    This museum is reportedly haunted by the apparition of a woman who hovers over the foyer saying, "There’s too much commotion in my house.” The name "Sam" has also been whispered into some of the guests' ears in the cemetery nearby. At the cemetery, there is a grave, sans headstone, of Samuel Houston. Photos that were taken at the museum have had orbs and mists in them, and EVP's have... Read More

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