Stories behind some of Orlando’s most haunted locations
Orlando, Florida, is known as the theme park capital of the world, but not many people know that it’s also home to some of the weirdest places around. There’s no shortage of mystery in this vibrant city. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring some of the weirdest places in Orlando that you’ve never heard of. So if you’re looking for an off-the-beaten-path adventure, these strange and unusual sites are sure to leave you with some lasting memories.
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Church Street is home to some of Orlando’s oldest buildings, including hotels, shops, and brothels. Mediums and psychics are available in Cassadaga’s sizable spiritualist community to establish contact with the dead. The Angebilt Hotel is one of the spookiest spots in the city, and a few brave visitors have reported having ghostly experiences with a woman wearing white garments there.
Read on to find out what makes these places so odd and mysterious.
The weirdest places in Orlando
The Angelbilt Hotel
Ah, yes, the infamous Angelbilt Hotel! It’s a place of mystery and intrigue.
This historic building is said to be one of the most haunted places in the city, and a few brave visitors have reported ghostly encounters with the spirit of a woman dressed in white! There have been some strange sightings at this hotel, and many believe that there’s something supernatural at work. Well, I don’t know about all of that, but I can tell you one thing—there’s a story that has been passed around over the years.
Two years ago, friends spent the weekend at the Angelbilt Hotel. They found an old graveyard at the back of the property after exploring for a few hours. While walking, they saw something moving in the darkness. A figure emerged unexpectedly! Her white outfit and hood covered her face. The stranger pointed to a grave and vanished.
The pals fled in terror. After returning to the motel, they discovered the grave belonged to a cursed woman. According to legend, disturbing her tomb will bring calamity. Naturally, the pals avoided the graveyard after that!
The Angelbilt Hotel may indeed have some spooky stories attached to it, but one thing is certain—it’s a great place to have a fun and memorable weekend!
Have you ever heard of Church Street in downtown Orlando?
A lot of the older buildings on Church Street in Orlando started as something else: hotels, shops, brothels, etc. History leaves imprints, and some of those are spirita.
It’s said that during the 1800s, a woman was walking along this street when she came across a man who spoke in tongues. He approached her and warned her of the “darkness” that lurked in this part of the city. This man had seen the future, and he wanted her to know what kind of evil lay beneath the surface of Church Street.
According to legend, the man said that Church Street was a portal between the worlds of the living and the dead.
He claimed that at night, one could see spirits walking the streets, wandering, and looking for souls to claim. Whether it’s true or not, no one can be sure, but this story is enough to keep you away from Church Street after dark!
Indeed, reason enough to break a lease, don’t you think? I found out that local restaurateurs who had signed a $14,175-a-month lease for the building that housed Lili Marlene’s Aviator’s Pub and Restaurant in the 1980s backed out, claiming the building was haunted in 2005.
A letter from their lawyer alleged construction workers had seen ghosts and the owners had failed to inform them.
The letter cited their Jehovah’s Witness faith. The landlord offered to have an exorcism performed and sued, stating there were no ghosts in, on, above, below, or around the property. According to a ghost tour guide, the building is home to the ghosts of dead illegitimate children of prostitutes who worked in the Strand Hotel upstairs, which was once a de facto brothel.
But if you do decide to visit Church Street after dark, just remember this: whatever you do, don’t look in any of the windows. You just might see something you weren’t expecting. So, come with caution and prepare yourself for the unexpected when exploring this eerie street! Of course, the ghostly tales of Church Street don’t stop there.
It’s said that a ghostly figure of a woman named Mary haunts the area to this day. It’s rumored that Mary was a local burger joint owner in the 1800s, but nobody knows the full story.
All that’s known is that she’s seen wandering the streets at night, carrying an armful of burgers and looking for someone to share them with. lol
So, if you’re ever in Orlando at night and you see a woman in a long dress offering you a hamburger, it might be Mary—but don’t take it, or else you might find yourself in her cursed place forever!
Located just outside of Orlando, Florida, is the small community of Cassadaga.
And last but not least, if you’re looking for something more interactive, you can head to Cassadaga. This town is home to a large spiritualist community, with psychics and mediums available to connect with spirits from beyond the grave.
This historic town is home to numerous spiritualist camps and is known as “the psychic capital of the world”. Founded in 1875 by George Colby, a spiritualist from New York, Cassadaga has been a haven for all things supernatural since then.
The town is now home to over 150 psychics, mediums, and healers who offer their services to visitors from around the world.
Many of the locals practice various forms of spiritualism, such as astral projection, energy healing, and trance work. Other supernatural events have been reported here as well, such as ghost sightings and hauntings.
If you’re looking for an otherworldly experience, Cassadaga is worth checking out. Throughout the year, the town hosts a variety of spiritual events, such as séances, lectures, and workshops. There are also several spooky walking tours available for those brave enough to explore the dark side of Cassadaga.
It’s also worth noting that while the supernatural elements of Cassadaga have been heavily exaggerated over time, it’s still a great place to visit if you’re interested in learning more about spiritualism and the occult. Whether you’re looking to experience something strange or just learn more about alternative belief systems, Cassadaga has something for everyone.