Apart from its rich history, Vinoy Renaissance Resort has had an old reputation for paranormal activities since the 1950s. The sports industry, particuarly the baseball teams, has been a leading victim of such strange events as the hotel was the primary choice for many Major League Baseball (MLB) teams visiting St. Petersburg.
The history of the haunted Don CeSar Hotel began in 1924 when Thomas Rowe acquired plots of land along St. Petersburg Beach in hopes of building a “pink castle.” Rowe, an accomplished real estate mogul in Florida, built the now iconic resort in memory of Luicinda, a young opera singer whom he met in London. …
As of 2021, Robert the Doll is 117 years old, making it one of the oldest haunted doll in the United States. The toy was a birthday gift from the grandfather of Robert Eugene Otto, an author and painter, who purchased it in 1904 while on a trip in Germany. An alternate version of the legend says that a young girl of Bahamian descent gave Otto the doll when he was 4-years-old as a friendship gift, albeit a cursed one.
To get to Devil’s Tree, walk along the canal on the right of Oak Hammock Park’s parking lot. Walk past the little stream on the left and make sure that you do not turn left into the path. Continue along the path of the canal till you see an opening in the forest. Turn left into the trail and and the Devil’s Tree is just a couple minutes away. The imposing tree is located on the left of the trail and is easily identified by the knot (also known as a burl) on its trunk and oversized branches. The trunk is also covered with burn marks and cuts left by visitors.
The infamous St Augustine Lighthouse Man in Blue is known to be a mischievous spirit that would taunt visitors and workers of the lighthouse. Nicknamed the “Man in Blue” because of its ghastly appearance in a blue overalls, the ghost is said to be the restless spirit of Joseph Andreu, a former keeper of the lighthouse. Andreu, an avid pipe smoker, fell 60 feet to his death in 1859 during a routine paint job on the outside of the tower; the scaffolding he was standing on collapsed