Anastasia Island / The Lighthouse
Near St. Augustine, 3 known spirits: one of a small girl who was hit by a train and killed there around 1900; one of a man who hung himself (when, not known), and one unidentified spirit in the basement of the keeper's house. During the 1980's, when the keeper's house was being restored, workers spent the nights in the place to protect it from vandals. They would wake up in the middle of the night to see a small girl in old-fashioned clothes watching them. She would then vanish. The workers would also sense things during their work and would look up to see an apparition of a man hanging from a rafter. The spirit in the cellar has never been seen, but workers at the lighthouse all report an uneasy feeling when they're down there alone, especially at closing time when the place is very quiet. There have also been stories of footsteps on the lighthouse stairs when there's no one around. The guides there are very open about the ghosts. There are many good reasons for the lighthouse and keeper's house to be haunted: the man who hung himself, the little girl who was killed by the train, a lightkeeper who fell to his death while painting the former lighthouse (very close to the newer one), and 13 executed pirates who were buried behind the lighthouse. Also, there has been some form of a lighthouse on the site since Ponce De Leon in the 1500's.
Amelia Island / Old Jail
Luc Simone Aury was the bastard son of a pirate named Luis Aury. He was a renowned scoundrel and wanted for many crimes such as murder, rape, and robbery to name a few. Upon his capture, Aury was sentenced to hang in the gallows behind the jail. As word spread, a huge crowd gathered to witness the execution of this famous criminal. The night before the hanging however, Aury managed to slit his own throat in effort to deprive the city of his humiliating spectacle. A surgeon was summoned to crudely stitch him up just enough to keep him alive until the execution. With his collar buttoned to hide the wound, he was drug up the steps on his appointed day. When the trap was sprung, the stitches ripped open, nearly decapitating him. Blood spewed into and all over the crowd. Women fainted, men screamed, and children were trampled as the crowd fled in terror. Aury can be heard moaning where the old gallows used to be. On rare occasions, his ghost will appear with a gaping slash across his neck covered in blood.
Alachua / Newnansville Cemetery
On certain nights, ghostly figures will walk throughout the cemetery.
Anna Maria Island / Bali Hai Beach Resort
Late nights on Anna Maria Island are eerie and still. The whistle of the wind, blowing sand and the occasional crashing of waves heard in the darkness of night make the perfect setting for a ghost story. A spirit is rumored to walk along the shoreline of Holmes Beach on Anna Maria Island ... the ghost of Bali Hai. An urban legend says a newlywed couple was staying at the Bali Hai Beach Resort, 6900 Gulf Drive N. The bride lost her husband to the sea, and now she can be seen walking the beach in her wedding gown. She only appears in August.
Apalaicola / Gibson Inn HWY 98 / Room #128
This place is haunted by a man who died there on hes stay wth anmona. He haunts the rooms there and the bar and dining room you hear footsteps late at night and no one there piano has started playing in the bar at night when its closed and no ones there. he apears to the workers there and guest he pull there blankets off them at night and moves your shoes and stuff in a neat place hes a good ghost doesn?t bother anyone but be careful not to trash he room 128 or hell destroy your things and hell mess wth you the whole stay.the workers there well tell you the stories and you always feel someone watching you at night.
Apopka / Orange Blossom Trail
A Native American warrior in loin cloth crosses the road after prey, looks at you, then disappears.
Apopka / Townsend's plantation
According to a local radio station that did a bit there lights were seen in the middle of the night, sounds, and temp. Changes were noticed. September 2004 update: The radio station was at the Plantation that year because they were having a haunted house there for Halloween. Workers there report hearing loud bangs in the attic where no one is allowed to go, and feeling someone brush up against you when you are alone.