We are still not aware whether haunted and haunting are myths. However, as long as humans believe there are haunted places, haunting will continue. Looking at it from another point of view, haunting does happen, but how do we look at it. Here are a few interesting stories about St. Augustine haunted houses that will keep you at the edge of your seat.
The old jail in St. Augustine – surely a jail will have a lot of stories of misery and death. This jail in St. Augustine is no exception with a good number of prisoners that died through hanging, very harsh treatment and terminal sickness leading to agonised deaths. According to a few witnesses, there always prevails the smell of phantom and the unending barking of dogs when the smell begins. One can hear songs and footsteps along with shrill wails and shouts as well. In fact, the old jail even offers people ghost hunting overnight stays. Would you like to experience any of these?
Fort Mantanzas – this is another place in St. Augustine where people have experienced ghosts of soldiers. They say that the place is haunted by the spirits of Spanish and French soldiers who appear in their uniforms. The very name Mantanzas in Spanish means slaughter named after the murder of 245 Huguenots killed in 1565. Witness say that they have felt and heard the footsteps of ghosts tracking right along the entire premises. Quite curious to know more? Try a visit to this place.
Casa De La Paz of St. Augustine – It is believed that though this place is not in operation any more as earlier guests enjoy bed and breakfast. The Queen Isabella room was considered the most haunted among the other rooms here. There is a short story of one of the visitors here Miss Mabel (a nick name). It is believed that her husband went fishing while they were holidaying at Casa De La Paz. Though she begged him not to go since she had a strange feeling that he will die. Rightly the boat capsized in a storm and he drowned. She continued staying in the hotel and died shortly after that. However, though she had died, it is believed that her ghost still haunts guests. Ghost hunters determine that she is not alone and that she has company that of a man and a young boy.
Though we feel haunted each time we read stories like these, yet we also sometimes like to continue listening to ghost stories because it brings thrills.
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