Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore Vol. One

South and Central Florida (2005)





Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore Vol. Two

North Florida and St. Augustine (2005)



Haunting ancient cemeteries and primitive landmarks as well as modern apartment complexes and highway sides, ghosts and restless spirits abound. This volume of Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore offers a delightful—and somewhat spooky—look into the darker side of the south and central areas of the Sunshine State.

Explore fortress ruins in New Smyrna Beach, and keep an eye out for mysterious shadows and dark figures in the nearby forest; visit the island of Islamorada, where the ghostly remains of Flagler’s railway rumble over tracks destroyed in the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane; and, if you’re especially brave, walk through the eerie corridors of the mausoleum in Myrtle Hill Cemetery near Tampa, where you are sure to hear whispers from the dead or the muffled echoes of a music box.

In volume 2, investigate the strange happenings and paranormal events throughout the northern part of the state. Learn of the ill-fated Sunland Hospital, with a history of tragic abuse and neglect that seems to echo its past miseries through dark shapes and faces in the blank windows. Travel to Lake City, where a spirited past replays itself throughout the Blanch Hotel, or visit the hulking remains of Jacksonville’s School #4, and watch for ghostly children running through empty hallways. Read of the state’s oldest city, St. Augustine and its many eccentric ghosts that still walk the cobblestone paths of this ancient city.  



Florida’s Ghostly Legends and Haunted Folklore Vol. Three

The Gulf Coast and Pensacola (2006)



From ancient graveyards and monuments, to modern restaurants and hotels, this book offers a delightful collection of uncanny legends and eerie folklore about Florida’s beautiful west coast.

Walk through the picturesque city of Pensacola in Florida’s Panhandle, where the spirits of the dead are beckoned by an eerie lighthouse shining through the night, or stroll through Pensacola’s Seville Quarter, where you may spot the specter of a long-dead bartender. Visit the Island Hotel and Restaurant in Cedar Key, where thirteen spirits are said to roam the building.

Venture again into the unknown with Greg Jenkins, who will guide you through some of Florida’s most frightening haunted locations. Prepare yourself for the spine-chilling and uncanny tales of specters and ghosts that inhabit Haunted Florida. 

Delve into the unknown with Greg Jenkins as he examines the history, legend, and paranormal rationale behind strange occurrences in many of south and central Florida’s haunted locations. Get a fresh look at some of the state’s most famous ghost stories and learn never-before-heard tales of the strange and the supernatural as you take a trip through Haunted Florida.



Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida (2010)




Chronicles of the Strange and Uncanny in Florida explores the unknown for those who wish to look beyond the confines of everyday life to discover the truly unusual. It explores Florida’s darker avenues for evidence of the extraordinary and the fantastic. Investigate sightings of flying saucers, extraterrestrials, and strange aerial phenomena. Meet skunk apes, chupacabras, and other creatures of the night. And in Florida’s lakes and seas, meet aquatic abnormalities like sea monsters, the Everglades water serpent, and the three-toed beast of Clearwater Beach.



Haunted Inns, Pubs and Eateries of St. Augustine (2012)



Once sought after by French Huguenots, Spanish invaders, English privateers and indigenous tribes, St. Augustine is a melting pot of cultural conquests. Anyone who traces its cobblestone streets, sails its vast shoreline or explores its unique architecture senses those who came before. Paranormal researcher and author Dr. Greg Jenkins examines ghostly happenings in the city’s charming inns, pubs and eateries that keep guests looking over their shoulders. There’s the lady with the lantern perched atop the Casablanca Inn who still searches for seafaring bootleggers and the spirit “Catalina” who peers through the window at hungry diners in Harry’s Seafood Bar & Grille. Enjoy these stories and more, with personal interviews and documented visitor logs from the featured establishments.



 Pineapple Press, Sarasota, Florida


Pineapple Press was founded in 1982 by June and David Cussen, and publishes quality books that educate and entertain while they make the real Florida accessible to readers nationwide. Most of the titles are nonfiction books about Florida art, folklore, gardening, history, nature, travel, and more. Pineapple Press also publishes a few literary novels and children’s books about Florida, as well as some general nonfiction about lighthouses, nonprofit organizations, Georgia, and the Carolinas.


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The History Press brings a new way of thinking to history publishing—preserving and enriching community by empowering history enthusiasts to write local stories for local audiences. Our books are useful resources for research and preservation, but it is their value as touchstones for community identity that drives us to publish works that national houses and university presses too often have ignored. Infused with local color, our books are highly readable, often brief and aimed at a general readership.


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