Northeast Florida is a popular destination for ghost hunters.
With St. Augustine being the oldest city in America, rumors of hauntings and apparitions run rampant throughout the area.
Jacksonville, being less than an hour from historic St. Augustine, is not immune from these legends either.
Let’s take a look at five places in Jacksonville that are rumored to be haunted – and the reasoning behind their hauntings.
If you’ve ever been inside the Florida Theatre, you can probably understand how some people might think it’s haunted.
The grand, old-fashioned theater, which opened in 1927, sort of gives off a creepy vibe by itself. But apparently that vibe may in part be due to the presence of a spirit.
Several amateur photographers have caught what they’ve claimed are glimpses of a ghost, and some patrons have reported strange noises as well. Professional ghost hunters have visited the theater and have been able to capture apparitions on specialized cameras.
There are various elaborate backstories that supposedly explain the spirit’s presence, but since we can never know which account is true, it may be best to go to the theater and talk to the ghost yourself.