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Phantoms of the First Coast: The Faces Behind NE Florida’s Most Haunted Tours

Phantoms of the First Coast: The Faces Behind Northeast Florida’s Most Haunted Tours

With several thousand years of civilization under its belt, the First Coast has experienced its share of trials and tribulation. Ghosts are big business for the curious and thrill-seekers alike, and October’s reprieve from the oppressive heat puts many in the mood for a haunted history lesson. One need not look far to find a ghost tour. As you board a trolley or prepare to walk along darkened cobblestone streets, consider for a moment the storyteller’s tale. Four local haunted tour guides shared their story and personal experiences with EU Jacksonville. Whether you’re a supernatural enthusiast or a diehard skeptic, …

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If Strange Is Your Thing: Ripley’s Believe It or Not

“I have traveled 201 countries and the strangest thing I’ve seen is man.” – Robert Ripley Believe it or not, one of the most storied and diverse collections of oddities and human curiosities started as a single exhibit in 1933 at Chicago’s famed World’s Fair before famed curator took his across the country as a traveling trailer show. Today, the is among the most popular attractions in historic St. Augustine and one of 95 museums attractions on four continents. It’s location at 19 San Marco Avenue is the site of the former and was purchased by Ripley’s estate shortly after …

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