7 Haunted Places In Jacksonville

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If you're the type of person who believes in ghost, ghouls, and goblins, here are few sites in town you might want to avoid this month.



4. El Modelo Block



This building at 501 West Bay Street is one of a handful in downtown that survived the Great Fire of 1901. During its early years, it housed Gabriel Hidalgo Gato's El Modelo Cigar Manufacturing Company. After Gato's death, the building was occupied by the Plaza Hotel and a number of bars in what became known as a seedy area of the city.

In 1907, a Spanish-American War veteran entered the front door one of these bars in what would be his last act. He was immediately shot in the chest with a sawed-off shotgun. Upset over the tragic events - and still waiting on that drink - the victim's ghost allegedly haunts the building.


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