Florida, as you know, was permanently settled more than 445 years ago by the Spanish. People were living well here and even enjoying America's first public park decades before the first English settlers waded ashore at Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.
With nearly five centuries of recorded history, it is not surprising that Florida may well boast as many or more ghost stories and legends than any other state. Here are some of my favorites, along with the unique story of Two-Toed Tom, the demon-possessed alligator monster of Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama.
- Ghost of Bellamy Bridge
- Ghosts of the Russ House
- Fiddling Ghost of Boynton Island
- Ghost of the Lime Sink
- Ghost of St. Augustine Lighthouse
- The Legend of Two-Toed Tom
- Plowing Ghost of Fernandina