Are you an adrenaline junkie who loves to binge-watch five episodes of American Horror Stories? Is it your dream to explore haunted properties? If yes, here is a list of properties you can go right in South Florida.
- Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables
You have probably heard the Biltmore Hotel before. This legendary hotel was a hospital during the World War II. Rumor has it that the spirit of Thomas Walsh, a gangster who was shot on the 13th floor of this building still haunts this place. He was shot by a gun in 1929 by another gangster.
There is a lot of mystery going on here. Neighbors have been complaining about loud party noise coming from the building. Here’s the catch: there were no parties. Plus, people have been reporting a sighting of a ghost with white tuxedo in the elevators and those elevators stops at – you guess it – on the 13th floor.
- Deering Estate – Palmetto Bay
This Deering estate was built in 1900 and was the home of industrialist Charles Deering from 1922 until 1927. The state of Florida and Miami-Dade County bought this property in 1985 when the last heir died. It has been a home to 12 to 18 burials of Native Americans and has archeological remains dating from 10,000 years back.
- Casa Casuarina – Miami Beach
Located in the chic Ocean Drive near the Il Villaggio condominium, no one would have noticed that this hotel has a dark history. In the summer of 1997, the Italian fashion designer, Gianni Versace was taking a morning walk. He came back to his mansion and when he was about to open the gates, he was murdered right in front of his door step. This 20 year old event is still fresh on everyone’s memory especially when they see this amazing property that was once gloriously called the Versace mansion.
- City of Miami Cemetery – Miami
This is the city’s oldest cemetery and there are about 1,000 open plots remaining. The Civil War veterans were buried here as well as the Spanish-American War veterans and World War I and World War II veterans. Strict rules are enforced here only those who can produce ‘a proof of ownership of a plot and be either a deed holder or proven to have familial relationship to the owner’ can be buried here.
- Miami River Inn – Miami
Built in 1906, this hotel was purchased earlier this year by MiMo developer, Avra Jain. She explains that the guests are able to hear ghostly tantrums in the hallway with things being thrown around but when they go out to investigate, nothing is there. At 11pm each night, guests can also hear strange noises such as the front door opening and closing loudly, hearing someone wiping their shoes on the welcome mat and noises from someone who appears to shake the door knobs of their room. Either way, the hotel describes itself as a place for ghost hunters to stay