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The Stranger Things of Orlando

Universal Orlando’s annual Halloween Horror Nights celebration will soon be upon us, featuring an all-new theme from the hit Netflix series “Stranger Things.” There’s no doubt that Orlando is much more than the home of Disney and other theme parks, but did you know there’s a haunted side to the city? In the interest of getting into the Halloween spirit, here are some of the most haunted places around Central Florida.



Princeton Hospital



Renamed Lakeside Hospital in 2000, the former Princeton Hospital is a psychiatric facility said to be haunted by the spirits of patients and doctors. These apparitions have reportedly moved items around on their own.



One of the most commonly encountered spirits is often described as a patient with hollow eyes that can be seen staring at staff. Nobody quite knows whether he is sad or happy, though.



The second and third floors of the facility are hotspots for paranormal activity, with unexplainable knocking, voices, and light flickering can be found alongside other strange occurrences.



Greenwood Cemetery



The 100+ acre Greenwood Cemetery is home to the remains of some of Orlando’s most prominent families, so it comes as no surprise that it is one of the most haunted areas in the city. A well-known paranormal instances here is that of Fred Weeks, who has been spotted lurking just outside of his mausoleum on multiple occasions.



Sections of the cemetery are labeled ‘Baby Land 1’ and ‘Baby Land 2’, which is where children from the nearby Sunland Hospital are buried. Some claim to have heard disembodied children’s laughter and unexplained music playing in those areas.



Sunland Hospital



Initially designed to operate as a tuberculosis hospital, Sunland Hospital was later repurposed into the Sunland Training Center for Mentally Handicapped Children. Through its years of operation, there were numerous claims of abuse, neglect, and health code violations.



The hospital was torn down in 1999 and a park now resides in its place, but many think some of the former patients are still lingering there. Claims of children’s laughter, light anomalies, and the park equipment moving on its own seems to indicate that the children who died here are still playing.



Are there really ghosts in Orlando? That’s for you to decide. Whether you’re here on vacation to celebrate Universal’s Halloween Horror Nights or to explore the paranormal activity around the city, you have a perfect place to come back to at the end of a long day of exploring at the Rosen Inn. Located in the heart of Orlando, we put you the closest to the things you want to see and do on vacation. Call us today at (407) 996-8585 to book your stay.

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