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Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL

 

Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL

 

Called one of the most haunted sites in Florida, the May Stringer House in Brooksville, Florida has a Halloween Fest on Oct 28 & 29, 2011 - 7pm-11pm. To make plans to attend the Haunted House, call 352-799-0129 or go to their website for more information: May Stringer House 
Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL
The 160 acre site was deeded in 1843 to Richard Wiggins as part of the Armed Occupation Act. John May bought the property in 1855 and donated 15 acres to the county to be used as the county seat.

The 12 room, 4 story home was built in 1856 as a  a two story, four room home,  and was remodeled in the early 1900’s to its present Queen Ann, 7 gable style.

The May family lived in the home for several years, John May died in 1858 and his wife remarried several years later. She died in 1869 giving birth to Jessie May. Jessie died a few years later. It is said that some have heard the child crying for her mother. Both are buried on the grounds of the museum at an unmarked site.

Later acquired by Dr. Sheldon Stringer family sold it to the county to be used as a museum. The May Stringer House is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

The Museum is a non-profit organization and depends on donations and it’s wonderful volunteers to stay open and maintain it’s many (over 10,000) artifacts. It’s located at 601 Museum Ct., Brooksville, FL 34601

You can check out the Port Orange Paranormal Society’s investigation of the May Stringer House
 
I went back to take another photo and imagine my surprise when I uploaded it.

Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL
Maybe it really is a haunted house :)


 
Visit a Real Haunted House-The May Stringer House in Brooksville-FL

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26 commentsToni Weidman • October 19 2011 04:53PM

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Hi Toni -

Do I detect a little spooky photo tampering in your pic?  LOL.  Very interesting post thanks for sharing.

 

Posted by John McCormack, AlbuquerqueHomes.com, Albuquerque Homes Realty (Albuquerque Homes Realty * www.AlbuquerqueHomes.com) about 3 years ago

LOL, John. Do you think?

Posted by Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty) about 3 years ago

Toni, That's hysterical...Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha ~ Very Cool!

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Call 631-805-4400 (c), Long Island Condo & Home Sale Specialists (Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) about 3 years ago

Toni you are very clever, and the house is really very beautiful.  I love these old homes and who knows if they might be haunted or just occupied by spirits, not I.

Posted by Mary Stewart, Wilsonville and Surrounding Portland Metro Areas (HomeTrust Real Estate, LLC, Homes for Everyone) about 3 years ago

That is waaaaaay tooooooo pretty to be a haunted house. Ghosts like old and lots of cob webs! EVEN I know that! HA! Just kidding! I stay away from scary, so I know NOTHING!! ;)

Posted by Joni Staples, Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR® (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services - Anderson Properties) about 3 years ago

Hello Toni, It is a beautiful home. I love the picture, will the spirits come out and welcome everyone? Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Kymberly Caldwell-Muniz, TCR Group Keller Williams Realty Fontana ((909) 973-0410 ) about 3 years ago

looks like those 2 in the second photo need to work on their tans a little.  With Halloween fast approaching, I bet the May Stringer House is getting plenty of activity...hopefully the non-paranormal kind.  ;-)

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) about 3 years ago

Toni, loved the history about this house, but I was Truly Amazed  about your Photograph, Have you called the National Enquirer? or TMZ? there is money to be made here:))))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) about 3 years ago

Toni,

Yikes, that is some great photo technique....LOL, if you ever visited the Del Coronado in San Diego, the basement part with all the celebrities who are no longer with us, is definitely haunted and has a touch of creepiness to it.  We have talked to some old timers who agree, another place is the dorm wing of the Hearst Castle, where Mr Hiearst insisted that couples who were not legally wed had to stay in separate rooms...definitely has haunted feeleing....LOL  We took my parents there, and they both said, there were remnants of spooks.  A

Posted by Ron & Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Marketing (ra@napaconsultants.com) about 3 years ago

WOW Toni, I do believe that house is haunted. I think I see ghosts on the front lawn! Oh my!

SPOOKEY!!!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, GRI, Cert Negotiations Expert, Military Relo Prof, The Little REALTOR® That Could (Keller Williams Realty) about 3 years ago

Toni .....I wish we had more of these!  I remember them as a kid but now there seems to be so few.....This one looks great!  Thanks!
Have a Great Night!


Go VOLS!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) about 3 years ago

Howdy and evening Toni

Toni, I sure do enjoy visiting Haunted Houses, whether if it one for Halloween, or one which folks think mighty really be Haunted.

The May Stringer House Museum sure does sound like a mighty fine spot for folks to be sure to visit. I sure do like your mighty fine photos! 

Have a good one
Dale in New Hampshire

Posted by Dale Baker, New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information (Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections) about 3 years ago

What a beautiful Victorian home.  I wouldn't be surprised if it was haunted by the family.  I'd want to stay there forever.

Posted by Kay Van Kampen, Realtor®, Springfield Mo Real Estate (RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX Solutions) about 3 years ago

Toni, thanks for the post, I will let my family know about the Museum next time when we are in Crystal River may want to stop by. 

Posted by Kwee Huset, Venice Florida Homes For Sale (Kwee Huset Realty) about 3 years ago

L&S - thanks!

Mary - as long as they are "friendly" it's okay by me.

Joni - it is a beauty of a house. And, not scary at all so you can visit.

Kymberly - I haven't asked them but I will :)

Anita - they do need a little vitamin D, don't they?

Endre - I hadn't given that any thought-maybe I should :)

Alexandra - I have been to the Del Coronado but didn't know that then. And, I have been to Hearst Castle. I guess my ghostly antenna wasn't working then either.

Patricia - isn't that amazing! I didn't know that digital cameras would pick that up.

Rob - We don't have many around either.

Dale - I enjoy visiting old homes that are inhabited by former residents too.

Kay - you're right, I wouldn't want to leave either.

Kwee - call ahead before you go because it's only open at specific times.

Thank you, Everyone, and have a spooky Halloween!

 

Posted by Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty) about 3 years ago

Toni, quite spooky, and have heard of this house!    Should be fun around this time of year!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) about 3 years ago

Joan - that's neat that you have heard of it. Thanks.

Posted by Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty) about 3 years ago

Toni,  What a great looking house!!  It would be a great haunted house with all that history.

Posted by Amy Robinson, Realtor, Scottsdale Arizona Homes For Sale (London Pierce Real Estate) about 3 years ago

Such a beautiful house.  Imagine YOUR surprise if that really had been in the picture!  LOL

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000 (Keller Williams Realty) about 3 years ago

Amy - it sure it.

Debra - I would have loved it and sold it ;)

Posted by Toni Weidman, 23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL (Re/Max Sunset Realty) about 3 years ago

I love stories like this...I'm always interested in hearing a house's history!  Sounds like a great Fest!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) about 3 years ago

What a beautiful old home........and spirits too...........learning local history is always fun! thanks Toni!

Posted by Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie, Palm Harbor & Dunedin FL Residential Real Estate (Charles Rutenberg Realty) about 3 years ago

That is a beautiful old house. That's my favorite kind of house. Your blog is just in time for Halloween.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) about 3 years ago

Hi Toni,

I actually did stop by earlier before a showing, but didn't have time to leave a comment. What an interesting history this house had! Just love old houses. This one is beautiful. So glad this one is preserved as a museum! I did follow the link, but honestly, couldn't hear the background voices. Interesting nonetheless!

Posted by John McCarthy, Realtor - Seacoast NH (Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate/The Masiello Group) about 3 years ago

Toni, the haunted house at the May-Stringer House is always a big success and fully sold out.  It's an interesting place at any time with or without ghosts!  Hope you can attend!

Posted by Silvia Dukes PA, REALTOR, Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living (Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch!) about 3 years ago

Aaahh a lady who is interested in the spirit world!

Posted by Debbie Walsh, Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.928.8000 (Keller Williams Realty) almost 3 years ago

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