Haunted houses and ghastly ghosts aren't just for Halloween. South Florida is a happy haunt for spirits from parts unknown and they're just a click away (insert evil laugh!).
Students at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute have had spooky visitors at their dormitory. Maybe because it was reportedly built where an old brothel used to stand.
Students says that the sound of metal pipes being dropped can be heard along with the click-clack of high heels walking around the second floor hallway.
Visitors who stay at the Artist House B&B in Key West are haunted by not one... but two ghosts. One is the evil spirit of the owner's doll, Robert, who was placed in the attic by his wife.
Some say you can actually feel an evil presence in the attic because this future Chucky was stuffed out of sight.
But the doll had the last laugh as the spirit of the owner's dead wife is said to remain trapped in the room where Robert (the freaky doll) was kept.
The haunted legends of the Biltmore in Coral Gables are almost as famous as the hotel itself. Once used as a veteran's hospital, visitors have witnessed items moving inexplicably.
Travelers report seeing the ghost of a bride who was killed during her honeymoon. The only problem? They saw the apparition on a floor that was supposedly closed.
Workers at the hotel have heard noises and seen unexplained lights on the 13th floor, the same floor used to treat soldiers in World War II.
During cold nights around the Boca Raton Inlet, people have seen floating orbs and a mysterious person walking through the park... but after the park is searched, no one is found.
Actors and other employees at the Colony Theater on Miami Beach have heard footsteps and seen ghosts while spending time backstage.
They say a former nurse who died at the Coral Springs Medical Center still haunts the hospital, appearing just in front of the main elevators and opening doors for frightened visitors.
Over the years in Miami Springs there have been numerous reports of lights going on and off and ghost sightings of children at the deserted Curtiss Mansion.
They say that visitors to Fort Zachary Taylor in Key West are haunted by a man named Wendell who died in the Civil War.
Wendell's own relatives have confirmed the sightings and the ghost has even been caught on film... or so they say.
Don't tell the students at Hammocks Middle School in Miami that the auditorium may be haunted by two ghosts who supposedly open and close the theater curtains.
They say that if you're in the Coral Square Mall in Coral Springs at midnight, you can hear shouting and moaning around where Burdine's used to stand.
Ernest Hemingway was the most famous resident of Key West... and he may still be. Visitors to the house have witnessed Hemingway himself waving through the window.
And at night the sounds of a typewriter being used fill the house when it is supposed to be unoccupied.
Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School's planetarium is supposedly haunted by a girl who fell through a skylight and died.
The girl fell from the now-closed fourth floor, but janitors who dare to venture into that area are said to have heard voices in what is supposed to be an empty space.
People driving away from the Hollybrook Golf Club in Hollywood are said to have noticed a strange vision standing next to a stop sign.
The ghost is a woman in a pink night gown who motions drivers to slow down and then stares at those who disobey her warnings.
Seven is not a lucky number if you're one of the travelers who have seen floating orbs on the 7th floor of the Hollywood Beach Resort.
The old hotel was a favorite of Al Capone's and visitors still hear noises on the 7th floor.
Residents of the Jockey Club in Miami have seen lights turning on and off while hearing footsteps, even though there's no one else around.
One time security was called to stop a fight in the garage. When security arrived they heard yelling but didn't find anyone in the entire garage.
The field at LaSalle High School in Coconut Grove is said to be haunted by a former student who killed herself. The ghost is so bold, she has even been known to appear in daylight.
Even onsite security have admitted to seeing this former spooky student and once even mistook her for a security guard.
Down at the famous Miami River Inn, spirits are said to create havoc in one of the front rooms. Visitors say they hear doors opening and closing and feet wiping on the floor.
That's followed by a violent shaking of a doorknob and then the crash of a breaking ornament outside the room.
Furniture can even be heard moving while the entire room shakes below. This whole ordeal is said to take place at around 11 PM every night.
Up at Our Lady Queen of Peace Cemetary in West Palm Beach, strange fogs have been seen and witnesses claim to see something strange moving inside.
The temperature is said to change within the fog that becomes extremely dense in nature. Spirits are said to attempt to grab your arm.
An old janitor is said to haunt the library of Palm Beach Atlantic University. The janitor disappeared after working at the school for many years.
They say that you can hear the ghost clanging his way through an old closet that was locked up the day he disappeared.
The ghost of an old lady in a purple sweater who died in a Pembroke Pines Publix is said to still haunt the grocery store at the very site where she passed... still in the purple sweater!
South Dade High School in Homestead is said to be haunted by a boy who wanders the parking lot and then climbs a set of stairs to the roof.
But once the spirit arrives at the top, he disappears. There are also reports that dogs in the area bark at 11:27 PM every night.
Librarians at Southwest High School in Miami swear that books are constantly rearranged after they're placed on the shelves and lights seem to flicker on and off.
Authorities are searching for a 45-year-old Pompano Beach man who did not resurface Saturday afternoon off the coast of Fort Lauderdale.
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