Halloween may be a long way away, but today is Friday the 13th, which means you have the perfect excuse to visit a few haunted places in Orlando and find some spooky fun. Toyota of Orlando has some suggestions on how to get your scare on right here in Central Florida even though it’s not the Halloween season. Let’s get started!
The Citrus Club: This downtown networking spot lets you rub elbows with more than just the living – visitors have reported seeing shadowy figures lurking in the halls, as well as hear unexplainable noises throughout the building. On top of that, it’s said that if you go into one of the women’s bathrooms and stare long enough, a face will appear and stare back at you!
Orlando Executive Airpot: Catching a flight out of town from this small executive airport? You may get more than you bargained for on your trip – the site used to be the Orlando Army Base, where German prisoners were housed during World War II and put to work taking care of the surrounding citrus groves. People report hearing voices speaking in foreign accents in parts of the airport when no one else is around!
Annie Russell Theatre: This Rollins theatre hotspot is reputed to be haunted by Annie Russell herself. She performed in the theatre in 1932, but died just four years later. Actors report seeing a female figure in one of the changing rooms, but upon exploration, no one else is there. Plus, Annie’s special seat in the theatre is reported to fold down by itself, orbs have been seen floating around, and odd sounds – like someone clapping – have been heard when the theatre is empty. Spooky!
The Enzian Theatre in Maitland: This non-profit movie theatre has more to offer than just artsy flicks and fun movie nights. Reportedly on moonless nights at 1:00am a disembodied head of a woman appears in the north corner of the building, begins to scream, and then disappears into the kitchen. There’s no explanation as to why, but we’ll take the Enzian‘s word for it and steer clear unless the moon is bright!
Woodbridge Cemetery: This cemetery, while quite historical, is also considered to be one of the most haunted spots in all of Central Florida. However, you won’t find much of a cemetery left. It used to be burying ground for some of Florida’s first settlers, but huge sinkholes have decimated a good chunk of the two-block property. That doesn’t mean that the spirits didn’t hang around, though. Surrounding stores and businesses report all sorts of weird phenomena, including disembodied voices, cold spots, the feeling of being watched, and even the feeling of a cold, ghostly hand touching people!
Happy Friday the 13th – we hope you find some spooktacular fun and have an amazing weekend!