Florida Ghost Stories

Florida Ghost Stories

by Robert R Jones


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Stories of ghosts and spirits and tall tales of strange happenings fill this volume. If they don't give you goose bumps and make your hair stand on end, at least they will offer you food for thought. There are two stories of Indian legends from Silver Springs, stories of hauntings in the little town of Micanopy, an encounter with a specter at Fort Clinch near Fernandina, the tale of a ghost in the Castillo in St. Augustine, the legend of the choir boy who sings from beneath a church swimming pool in Jacksonville, and many more. Enough to keep you up at night reading—if you dare!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561644117
Publisher: Pineapple Press, Inc.
Publication date: 03/15/2008
Pages: 149
Sales rank: 1,156,285
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.99(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Robert Jones was born in Archer, Florida, and spent most of his life in Jacksonville. He served in the U.S. Navy in Japan and earned five black-belt degrees from the Kodokan Institute. Retired from the Department of Corrections, he now lives in Starke, Florida. He has written numerous short stories and is the author of Florida Ghost Stories.

Table of Contents

Preface     vii
Site Map     ix
Rosewood: A spirit that never rests   Cedar Key     1
Mourning Dove & Running Fox: One of the old stories of Silver Springs   Silver Springs     7
Brown Dog's Curse: The final chapter of the curse placed on him by Mourning Dove at Silver Springs   Silver Springs     13
The Enchanted Tree: The tale of an ancient Indian curse   Ocala National Forest     19
Herlong Mansion: This old house in Micanopy does have some strange happenings   Micanopy     26
Living Miracle: A little girl who became a miracle   Micanopy     31
The Old Schoolhouse: Who are these ghosts looking for?   Micanopy     34
The Big Scare: A tail of fright on a walk home from work   Archer     39
The Indian: A terrifying encounter with an Indian ghost in Archer   Archer     43
The Lady in White: She never leaves her old home   Starke     48
The Specters at Ocean Pond: What are these ghosts afraid of?   Olustee State Park     52
The Last Scream: The story of a horrifying experience   Providence     55
Ashlyn: An encounter with a specter from the past   Lake City     59
Phantom on the Beach: Astrange encounter that helped a lifeguard on Jacksonville Beach   Jacksonville     65
The Choir Boy: The story of a specter in the church   Jacksonville     75
The Old Fort: The encounter with a specter at Fort Clinch   Fernandina     81
The Pirate: Little Talbot Island's pirate ghost   Little Talbot Island     91
The House on the Hill: A young boy's encounter with two ghostly children   Green Cove Springs     96
The Fog: A ghost of old Castillo de San Marcos   St. Augustine     103
Casa Monica: Do things truly change in this old hotel?   St. Augustine     109
The Ghost of the Light: A trilogy of stories about the St. Augustine Lighthouse   St. Augustine     121
The Lady in Pink: A specter in the old Huguenot Cemetery   St. Augustine     127
The Quarry Pits: A terrifying experience in the Coquina Pits   St. Augustine     131
The Lady in Blue: The ghost of the old Flagler Hotel   St. Augustine     135
Castillo de San Marcos: A strange encounter in the fog   St. Augustine     139
Old Spanish Quarter: A haughty young beauty   St. Augustine     143
Index     148

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