Haunted Florida: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Sunshine State

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Florida's sunny climate and tourist attractions draw plenty of visitors—some of whom never leave. This compilation of supernatural tales shows Florida to be a state rife with eerie occurrences and ghostly denizens. Stories include the spirit of Uncle Charlie at Fernandina Beach's Palace Saloon, the infamous Chupacabras of south Florida, a count's strange obsession with his dead wife, and the mysterious Skunk Ape of Collier County.

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Florida's sunny climate and tourist attractions draw plenty of visitors—some of whom never leave. This compilation of supernatural tales shows Florida to be a state rife with eerie occurrences and ghostly denizens. Stories include the spirit of Uncle Charlie at Fernandina Beach's Palace Saloon, the infamous Chupacabras of south Florida, a count's strange obsession with his dead wife, and the mysterious Skunk Ape of Collier County.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811734981
  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Series: Haunted Series
  • Pages: 101
  • Sales rank: 946,567
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Cynthia Thuma is a Florida native who has lived in Broward, Palm Beach, and Leon counties. She previously collaborated, with Cathy Lower, on Creepy Colleges and Haunted Universities (978-0-76431805-4).

Cathy Lower lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. She previously collaborated, with Cynthia Thuma, on Creepy Colleges and Haunted Universities (978-0-76431805-4).

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Table of Contents


Introduction     1
North Florida     3
The Painted Lady     5
The Flagler Family Apparitions     5
The Haunted Homestead Restaurant     8
Palace Saloon's Poltergeist     9
North Florida's Necropolis     12
The Gold Coast     15
Anderson's General Store     17
The Phantoms of Biltmore Hotel     18
British Bertha of the Blue Anchor     20
The Mysteries of Boca Raton     22
Chupacabras     24
The Clammy Commission Chamber     27
Coral Castle     28
The Lost Patrol     30
Riddle House at Yesteryear Village     31
Snake Warrior's Island     33
Theaters with a Great Boo     33
Paranormal Phenomena at Tropication Arts     35
The Lady of Villa Paula     36
The Florida Keys     39
The Strange Love Affair of Karl Tanzler     41
The Haunted Lighthouse     47
The Demon Dolls     49
The Space Coast and the Heartland     53
Ashley's Ghosts     55
Spiritualism at Cassadaga     57
The Playful Little Ghost     58
Murray's Mischievous Poltergeist     59
The Suncoast     61
The Ghost Who Won't Check Out     63
Jack Kerouac's Bookstore Haunt     64
The Other Koresh     66
Mrs. Reeser's Bizarre Demise     70
Phantoms at the Vinoy     72
The Skunk Ape     73
The Shadowy Specter on the Sunshine Skyway Bridge     75
The Treasure Coast     79
Avenue A Apparitions     81
Cresthaven's Ghosts     82
The Spirit of Trapper Nelson     83
The Elliott Museum's Phantom Caretaker     85
The Happy Spirits of Gilbert's Bar House of Refuge     85
Antique Ghosts     88
Glossary     91
Bibliography     93
Acknowledgments     99
About the Authors     101
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