Florida’s Haunted Waters

Five scary places to visit by boat

October is the time of year when everyone’s minds turn to ghosts. With Halloween approaching, it’s a good time to mention that Florida has plenty of haunted sites that you can get to by boat. Here are five worth visiting, if you dare.

Old Watson Place, Everglades National Park

The Old Watson Place, located on the banks of the Chatham River is the former homestead of the notorious outlaw Edgar Watson. Legend has it that he killed and buried several people on the old site before the townspeople of nearby Chokoloskee gunned him down in 1910.

Renaissance Vinoy Hotel, St. Petersburg

Major league baseball players staying in town to play the Tampa Bay Rays have reported mysterious lights, slamming doors, and even a man in a tuxedo and top hat haunting rooms of the historic hotel.

Boca Raton Inlet

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The Boca Raton Inlet is considered one of the most treacherous inlets in Florida, with or without ghosts. But legend has it that a young girl was killed and buried in South Inlet Park, on the south side of the inlet. People report seeing glowing orbs at night or feeling supernatural chills.

Jupiter Lighthouse

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Built in 1860 on an old Indian shell mound, this historic lighthouse has its share of creepy stories. Visitors have reported feeling cold hands grabbing their shoulders, only to turn around and find no one there.

Miami River Inn

This quaint ole Florida bed & breakfast has a history of strange, unexplainable incidents in one of its first floor rooms.

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