There certainly isn’t a lack of scary stories from Florida, despite the carefree vibe and fun in the sun attitude that’s been attracting spring breakers for years. But there’s a dark side to the Sunshine State - a swampy, spooky, backwoods side full of haunted dolls, swamp beasts, and restless spirits. While it may be a tourist hotspot, that doesn’t mean the creepy tales locals tell are woven simply to ensnare visitors. Sure, there are ghost tours in just about every town in south Florida, but most of the urban legends and ghost stories have real historical documentation backing them up.
Florida is home to Cassadaga, the only town devoted purely to spiritualists, and is considered the psychic capital of the world. Florida is full of haunted places, but Key West, FL, is one of the most haunted locations in the country; it was originally called Cayo Hueso. Every square inch of that island is considered haunted by locals. Florida’s spooky vibe isn’t just coming from the inhabitants - it’s in the land itself.
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