To many, the Florida Everglades are a wonderful reminder of the beauty of nature, but behind the luscious green landscape lurks a dark, twisted history. Some seriously scary stories and legends come from the Everglades. As it turns out, alligators aren't all you have to worry about in the Florida wilderness.These Everglades urban legends range from mysterious disappearances to creepy clowns to horrifying alligator-human hybrids. There's no limit to what can be found deep within the swamps, and this list highlights the absolute scariest and weirdest stories about the Everglades. Vote up the creepy Florida Everglades stories that will give you the scariest nightmares. Is it the clown one? It's probably the clown one.
The Everglades Clown Comes Out to Play
While driving home from Collier County, FL, a woman and her boyfriend experienced a scare they would never forget. They pulled into a rest area late at night to change the woman's infant daughter, and while the woman was putting her daughter back into the car seat, she heard her boyfriend yell at her to get back in the car.She looked in his direction and saw a clown standing on the other side of a fence, staring at them. He was bald with red tufts of hair and had on terrifying face paint. He was pressed so hard against the fence that it looked like he was oozing through it. As the woman rushed to her side of the vehicle, the clown started to make its way around the fence and toward them, singing a twisted version of "Rock-a-Bye Baby." The woman got in the car and locked the door just before the clown reached them. It started pounding on the hood of the car, but luckily, the couple was able to back up and get out of there. It's an event that still scares them to this day, and probably always will.
Carl Tanzler Made a Human Doll
Robert the Doll Has a Life of His Own
Prime Spot for Dumping Bodies
Some people look at the Everglades as a beautiful area packed with lush wildlife and exotic beauty. Others see it as a great spot to dump bodies. If you're ever lucky enough to visit the Everglades, keep an eye out for decomposing bodies that have a habit of getting tangled in the weeds and the muck.Authorities and locals have stumbled across numerous bodies that were dumped in a gruesome manner in the Everglades. Bodies that had been shot, stabbed, mutilated, burned to death, and otherwise tortured have all been found floating the rivers, and the cases are notoriously difficult to solve. Since 1965, there have been over 175 unsolved homicides in the Everglades, and those are only for the bodies that were actually found. Sounds like a great vacation spot!