Saturday, October 30, 2010

Florida Ghost Stories (and a monster tale) that you might enjoy

Since it is Halloween weekend, I thought you might enjoy reading a few Florida ghost stories and learning more about this unique part of the culture of the Sunshine State.

Florida, as you know, was permanently settled more than 445 years ago by the Spanish. People were living well here and even enjoying America's first public park decades before the first English settlers waded ashore at Jamestown, Virginia, and Plymouth Rock, Massachusetts.

With nearly five centuries of recorded history, it is not surprising that Florida may well boast as many or more ghost stories and legends than any other state. Here are some of my favorites, along with the unique story of Two-Toed Tom, the demon-possessed alligator monster of Northwest Florida and Southwest Alabama.
You can read many other Southern ghost stories and legends at: www.exploresouthernhistory.com/ghosts.

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