Its Halloween and who doesnt love a good ghost story?
Have you ever wondered if a place was haunted? Possibly you heard an odd sound or felt a certain chill up your spinal column?
Consider circumstances, this karaoke video taken by Lina Teixeira at Pour Yours in Downtown Clearwater on October 29, 2020. Does a ghost pass by at the 37th 2nd into the video? You be the judge: www.facebook.com/linateixiera/videos/10157700793955922
Apparently, some places actually are haunted in Clearwater.
Jordan Jensen on UnSplashThe Capitol Theatre/Royal Theatre.
405 Cleveland Street, Clearwater.
— A young woman around 10 years of age who playfully monitors the theatre.
— An old guy with a goatee, referred to as “The Captain,” stalks the corridors in a blue coat and fishermans hat.
R.I.P. HUNTERS, a paranormal examination team checked out the Capitol Theatre and taped a significant amount of unusual paranormal activity. You can discover more about this haunted theater at Ghost Eyes, and on an entry on Central Florida Ghosts
When it pertains to the paranormal, there are three major claims for this location:.
— A ghost called “Bill,” who supposedly was eliminated in the balcony by travelers.
Each of these ghosts appears in the theater independently and for different reasons.
Orbs have actually been recorded on movie, alarms go off suddenly, and the chandelier will often start swinging for no discernable reason.
The spirit of the captain has a knack for wrongly touching girls that check out the theater. He is likewise obnoxious and loud. When he desires to cause problem, he is really excellent at being annoying. The little girl seems to be a kind and spirited spirit.
Clients say he still appreciates the theater and the arts.
The (Old) Clearwater Beach Hotel.
Perhaps the most significant haunted location in the city, the Capitol Theatre opened on March 21, 1921. The Royalty Theater Company signed leases with the Taylor family in February, 1981, when it then ended up being known as the Royalty Theater. Throughout the renovations, Bill Nevilles murdered body was discovered in the balcony.
Clearwater Sun Photograph CollectionThe theatre remained in the Taylor family estate up until it was sold in 1996. In July 2008 the building entered into foreclosure. In January 2009, the City of Clearwater and Ruth Eckerd Hall joined forces to acquire the theater and it was renamed the Capitol Theater.
500 Mandalay Avenue, Clearwater Beach.
Clearwater Sun Photograph CollectionThe Clearwater Beach Hotel was likewise known to be haunted. The stunning hotel boasted a basement prohibition age bar constructed out of rich mahogany. The bar was said to be the most haunted part. The hotel stood for 90 years prior to being taken down to give way for the new Sandpearl Resort in 2007.
. Obviously, no haunted listing is total without a cemetery or 2:.
This hotel is not to be confused with the brand-new Clearwater Beach Hotel, situated at 504 S. Gulfview Blvd
Individuals state that ghosts that were seen in the old structure now appear in the new. Ted B., a former valet and room service worker, reports that numerous night shift employees heard doors slamming and upon investigation, nobody was there. Ted also took a picture of a ghostly face in the car valet window late at night.
1300 S. Myrtle Avenue, Clearwater.
Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park Cemetery.
John A. reports, “As kids, a few of us thought Clearwater Cemetary on Myrtle Ave. was house to ghosts. Even in daytime we would hear “sounds” and we believed we saw figures moving amongst the grave stones. Young kids imagine things but we sure ghosts existed.”
2860 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater.
Ghostly apparitions have actually likewise been reported at Sylvan Abbey
22996 US Hwy 19, Clearwater.
The Clearwater IHOP has had a number of things occur, some of which has actually been captured on security cams. When he was cooking late at night, the manager saw a black-cloaked figure walk by him one night
Jack Russell Stadium.
800 Phillies Drive, Clearwater.
Some say that baseball excellent, Jack Russell, who likewise served as a Clearwater City Commissioner from 1952 to 1955, haunted the old Jack Russell Stadium.
Past stadium employees tell of hearing the sounds of gamers running infield bases and of bats hitting baseballs late during the night. Other times, music could be heard originating from somewhere in the dark empty arena. Did old and forgotten ball gamers find a location to call home and still have a little fun?
Although the stadium was demolished in 2007, the dugouts, offices and other elements were kept as the field continued to be used for amateur baseball and in 2019, it acted as the short-term house field of the Dunedin Blue Jays. Did the ghosts stay? I dare you to go to late during the night to discover!
A previous cleansing worker at the initial Crabby Bills structure on Clearwater Beach in the Clearwater Municipal Marina reports that he worked from 2009 to 2011 on the night shift and reports lots of paranormal activities late during the night every night– such as items being moved, steps, and the sounds of yelling, sobbing and chuckling, which he tape-recorded. You can check out them here.
Morton Plant Hospital.
300 Pinellas Street, Clearwater.
Some people report that Morton Plant Hospital may have some haunted floors and spaces.
Clearwater Flying Company, Clearwater Sun Photograph CollectionEisenhower Elementary School.
2800 Drew Street, Clearwater.
Ghosts of Clearwater Beach.
Some state Clearwater Beach is haunted by a woman in white in her 20s. Speculation has it that he was probably stationed at Clearwater Beach in the 1940s, where a Coast Guard station and Military Police Training Barracks utilized to be on Clearwater Beach.
Lots of homes in Clearwater have actually been reported to have ghosts, consisting of an active poltergeist at 1402 Sunset Drive, an old house at 1245 Jackson Road, and some majestic estates in the Harbor Oaks area near Morton Plant Hospital
Female in White.
Apparently, in the late 1940s, a creature emerged from the Gulf onto Clearwater Beach and left its terrifying tracks in the sand. Residents thought it was likewise bird-like but reptilian in nature.
The Three-Toed Beast of Clearwater Beach.
A mysterious boy dressed in a baseball uniform was seen by custodians late during the night in this school– perhaps stimulated when restorations began in 2000. There are claims that audio recorders have actually selected up late night discussions in between dead teachers and this little boy, who was killed beyond the school in a vehicle crash. And some say they still smell the fragrance of the schools really first principal … Unfortunately for ghost hunters, this activity appears to have waned when the remodellings were finished
25 Belleview Boulevard, Belleair.
The hotel is believed by some to be the site of ghost sightings and other paranormal events. The hotel was featured in a sector on the Weird Travels series on the Travel Channel television network in the U.S., which was shot in March 2004 by Authentic Entertainment.
Allegedly, in the late 1940s, an animal emerged from the Gulf onto Clearwater Beach and left its frightening tracks in the sand.
Bruce Hosking, Clearwater Sun Photograph CollectionWhile not strictly in Clearwater, no haunted piece of the location ought to leave out the Belleview-Biltmore, which was closed in 2009 and destroyed in 2015.
The Belleview Biltmore hosted numerous famous individuals, dignitaries and world leaders through the years, including U.S. Presidents Barack Obama, George H. W. Bush, Jimmy Carter, and Gerald Ford, previous British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and the Duke of Windsor, and stars such as Joe DiMaggio, Babe Ruth, Thomas Edison, and Henry Ford.
Ghosts dressed from decades past, particularly in 1930s clothes, were frequently seen in the grand hotel. One particular woman ghost, worn white and wearing a hat from the early 20th century, utilized to appear on the grounds of the Belleview Biltmore Hotel frequently. Lots of thought she was the ghost of Maisie Plant, the better half of Morton Plant. The girl in white was famous for using a set of $1.2 million pearls of which she traded her New York penthouse to acquire. She lost her pricey pearls at her hubbys hotel. Some believe she is still browsing for her pearls …
The Belleview Biltmore Hotel Bride and Ghost Children.
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Childrens ghosts were likewise seen in the Belleview Biltmore Hotel by both psychics and visitors.
Lots witnessed apparitions and disembodied voices in the hotel. The third, fourth, and 5th floors appeared to have actually supplied the most paranormal activity, in addition to in the long hallways.
Clearwater Sun Photograph CollectionThe Clearwater Beach Hotel was likewise understood to be haunted. John A. reports, “As kids, some of us thought Clearwater Cemetary on Myrtle Ave. was home to ghosts. Some state Clearwater Beach is haunted by a woman in white in her 20s. Speculation has it that he was most likely stationed at Clearwater Beach in the 1940s, where a Coast Guard station and Military Police Training Barracks used to be on Clearwater Beach.
The hotel was situated along the eastern coasts of Old Clearwater Bay, with views of the barrier and the bay islands which border the Gulf of Mexico. The hotel was constructed in 1897 by railroad magnate Henry B. Plant and was contributed to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on December 26, 1979.
Maisie Plant: The Lady in White.
Another notorious story involved a young bride who lost her spouse in a cars and truck mishap. Regretfully, she leapt to her death from a fourth flooring veranda and was seen from time to time on the exact same balcony where she met her fate. Many claim she used a bridal gown and veil.
Function picture by Enach Georgiana on UnSplash.
The 820,000-square foot structure was the last remaining grand historical hotel of its duration in Florida that existed as a resort. The building was noted for its architectural features, with its special green sloped roofing system and white wood-sided outside, and substantial hand crafted woodwork and Tiffany glass inside. It was stated to be the biggest occupied wood frame structure in the world and was built of native Florida pine wood.
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