Ten Most Haunted Places in Broward County
It's Halloween time again! And that means it's time to visit some haunted houses with friends and get the crap scared out of you.
But instead of hitting up a so-called "haunted house" where you pay $7 to walk into a place covered in fake spider webs where some sweaty guy wearing a latex mask jumps out of a closet and yells at you, why not go to an actual, for-real haunted place?
Broward is known for having a good number of places, old and new, that are rumored to actually be haunted with ghosts, spirits, and apparitions -- some good, some ornery.
Here now are the ten most haunted places in Broward County.
Take a look and maybe even pay a visit to some of them.
If... you... dare...
10. King Cromartie House Originally the home of contractor Edwin T. King, this historic house was built in 1907 with Dade County pine using joists made of salvaged ship's timbers. In 1970, the Junior League of Fort Lauderdale raised money and bought the home to save it from being torn down. The home was then moved to its current location by barge, where it was converted into a historical home museum.
There are multiple accounts of visitors seeing visions of manifestations throughout the house, particularly the ghostly image of a woman many believe is the spirit of Edwin's wife, Louise King-Cromartie.
Some have reported seeing the curtains of the upstairs bedroom move when there was no one in the house, while others say they even saw Louise peering down at them from the window. There have also been reports of the porch swing suddenly deliberately moving as if someone were on it.
There's also a porcelain doll sitting inside the upstairs bedroom that is creepy as hell.
You can visit the King Cromartie House at Historic Village on 229 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale.
9. New River Inn Just down the street from the King Cromartie House sits the New River Inn. Built by Edward T. King (owner of the King Cromartie House) for a farmer in 1905, the hotel served as a place to stay for railroad men and other businessmen coming through town.
According to some ghost hunters, manifestations are quite active at the New River Inn, particularly between 11 p.m. and 3 a.m.
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Some have reported seeing the entity of a man clad in a leather coat or duster outfit. He's likely the ghost of a railroad man who once stayed at the hotel. He is said to pace the grounds impatiently, and some have even seen the man look back at them angrily before vanishing.
Others have seen the manifestation of a little girl and other restless spirits.
The New River Inn is now a museum, and you can visit it at 229 SW Second Ave., Fort Lauderdale.Next Page
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