Haunted Hotels in Florida I
Ghost And Demons 8/5/12
By: Yona Williams
When you go to a hotel to sleep for the night, the last thing on your mind should be worrying about a ghost touching you in the middle of your slumber. Florida is a state with plenty of haunted tales to investigate. In this article, you will encounter some of the haunted hotels and other sleep-related establishments for tourists that a paranormal enthusiast may want to check out.
Bali Hai on Anna Maria Island
Every year, reports start to swirl around early August that a shadowy figure of a woman takes to the beach sands. Some say that she will appear out the corner of your eye when you glance in her direction, but she will vanish just as quickly.
Holiday Inn at Boynton Beach
Perhaps the haunted tales associated with the Holiday Inn on Congress Avenue at Boynton Beach has something to do with the rumor of being built atop an old Native American burial ground. Some say that spirits visits the hotel. Numerous visitors to the hotel believe to have seen apparitions of humans that wander about the hallways.
Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables
Aside from the unexplained noises and lights that are known to take place at the hotel, it is the 13th floor of the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables that is believed haunted by the ghosts of soldiers. These former fighters are thought to receive treatment on the premises and died onsite during the Second World. War.
Jameson Inn in Crestview
Rumor has it that the Jameson Inn built in 2000 (located next to Cracker Barrel off of Interstate 10 in Crestview) is the site of strange occurrences. It wasnâ€™t too long after it was constructed that people started to report odd happenings. For starters, the apparition of a man has been spotted walking down the hallways of the second floor. Sometimes, he is seen around the elevator. Employees believe that room 208 is a popular place for hauntings, as guests have complained about strange scents in the room (such as cigars and cigarettes) and that things have mysteriously been left burning in their rooms.
Ritz Carlton in Sarasota
In the past, it is thought that the Ritz Carlton in Sarasota was known the Ringling Towers, which dates back to the early 1900s. The hotel was one of prestige as it accommodated some of the wealthiest visitors to the city, including movie stars and presidents. When the hotel went downhill, rumor has it that satanic worship and other negative energy gathered on the premises. A visit to the upper floors of the penthouse was known for their cold spots â€“ some say that the temperatures can plummet to freezing. People reported to have felt watched when they stayed at the hotel, and the lobby was known to produce an evil feel. Today, the building is no longer standing, but it is believed that hauntings still plague this area.