You've heard Florida described as "America's retirement home," so you've also probably heard that Florida is "the place Americans go to die." But the state is not all old people. Surely you are familiar with Florida Man, the superhero whose name begins so many weird national headlines. And now that we've established that Florida is a strange place, is it so odd to think that the state is haunted? The specific spots include the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp.
Florida is weird, so perhaps it’s no surprise the psychic capital of the world is right here, in Cassadaga. The historic community of spiritualists was founded in the late 1800s by medium George P. Colby (because a Native American spirit told him to), and is now a 57-acre camp made up of just 55 homes. It’s been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1991, and attracts believers from far and wide for spiritual healings, drum circles, group meditations, and more. Whatever you do, if you visit the town cemetery, don’t sit in the Devil’s Chair -- it’s said to be haunted by Satan himself. Leave a beer there, and some say he’ll even drink it, leaving you weirded out AND thirsty.
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