Phantom History

St. Augustine Lighthouse

The current St. Augustine Lighthouse has stood on Anastasia Island since the 1870s, but there was a lighthouse prior to the current structure that eventually fell into the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries, Florida’s oldest city has had some kind of light tower and those that lived and worked on the grounds are said to still…

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House of Refuge

In the 1870s, the United States Government commissioned 10 structures to serve as safe havens for shipwreck survivors along Florida’s Atlantic Coast. Today, only one of those buildings still stands and now serves as a museum. But the Keepers of the Martin County House of Refuge aren’t certain that they are alone in the building…

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The Lemp Mansion

A historic restaurant and inn in South St. Louis, Missouri was once the home of an iconic family known for bringing lager beer to the Midwest. But the Lemp family’s home, while iconic and beautiful, has a tragic past. Four members of the family committed suicide and a mysterious “missing” family member is said to…

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Yesteryear Village

On the South Florida Fairgrounds sets a village that transports visitors back in time. A collection of relocated and reassembled buildings make up Yesteryear Village, offering a glimpse of what life looked like prior to 1940. But it may not only be the buildings that were transported to this outdoor history museum. Stories of the…

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The Henry Plant Museum

Before it was a museum dedicated to the railroad magnate and a part of the massive University of Tampa campus, the building that houses relics of Tampa’s past was the largest hotel in the area, serving the elite of America’s Northeast during the winter months. Some of those visitors from the past are said to…

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The Tampa Theatre – Part 2

For more than nine decades the Tampa Theatre has operated non-stop, meaning the ornate downtown theater has seen more than its fare share of patrons. But theater marketing director Jill Watecki and Jeremy Reddig of Genesis Paranormal Services is convinced some of those patrons and past employees have never left. Part two of this story…

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The Tampa Theatre – Part 1

The Tampa Theatre has been in continuous operation since it first opened its doors in 1926. Since then, countless patrons and employees have walked through its ornate lobby and enjoyed the unique “Atmospheric” architecture within. According to Tampa Theatre Marketing Director Jill Watecki and Genesis Paranormal Services director Jeremy Reddick, some of those patrons and…

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The Stone Soup Company

It was like every other night. Quiet. That was until they heard one sound that at any other time wouldn’t spark that much interest. But after 2 a.m., the sound of a solitary key striking the string inside of an old piano would catch anyone off guard. It was especially surprising to both since they…

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The Don Vicente Hotel – Ybor City

For 17 years the Shriver family owned and operated the Don Vicente Hotel in Tampa’s historic district. But the building did much more than entertain out of town guests. It also had a handful of spirits that would make themselves known in a variety of ways. In this episode I talk to Tessa Cramer, who…

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The Vinoy Resort – St. Petersburg

For nearly a century the Vinoy Resort and Golf Club has overlooked the shores of Tampa Bay in downtown St. Petersburg. But shortly after it began accepting guests from all over the world, the resort has been home to “The Lady in White.” She’s seen throughout the massive building, and she may not be alone….

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