Category Archives: Wierd Florida

Halloween Special: Florida’s Most Haunted House Awaits

As a historian I sit quietly while scores of television shows and movies and books describe flying saucers and uprisings from demons and zombies and witches and of course the Great Yeti hanging out at Disney Animal Kingdom when he … Continue reading

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Florida’s Unique Ghost Towns Are Not Invisible

It should not surprise Florida visitors that the Sunshine State has over one hundred “ghost towns” – some of them just a note on a map while others reveal the remains of a more prosperous past. Florida ghost towns all … Continue reading

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CORAL CASTLE – The Stonehedge Of Florida

Over thirty years ago I wrote an article for a magazine called PSYCHIC WORLD on Coral Castle, a unique castle structure located in Homestead off US 1.  There were lots of unexplained questions about this unique structure back then and none of … Continue reading

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Florida Vacations To Study Incredible and Unusual Skills

Most people come to Florida for a casual vacation on the beach and in the sun, but thousands visit to engage in extreme sports thrills like skydiving, hang-gliding, or competing in weekly triathlons.  These sports are just the introduction to … Continue reading

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Florida’s Unique and Unusual Islands Are Worth A Visit

I love visiting islands. Florida has 4,510 islands over ten acres – some are even man-made creations.  My favorites are those that were once inhabited by man and became deserted for reasons logical and sometimes even mysterious. If you live … Continue reading

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All Hail To Florida’s Historic and Funky Restaurants

Last weekend I suffered a typical Christmas time male punishment – a three hour excursion of shopping at the Tampa IKEA store.  I’m sure all the arrows and signs are designed to rescue male visitors from spending the rest of … Continue reading

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Hail The Queen of Florida – Our Favorite Snail

Conchs are eatable gastropods very popular as a seafood dish in southern Florida and the islands.  People see conch shells on the beach in Florida and don’t identify them with the food. The Queen Conch, also called the pink conch, … Continue reading

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