Historic Monroe Station Burns – Cause Unknown

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Ochopee, Florida — Historic Monroe Station, an abandoned outpost on the Tamiami Trail running through Florida’s Big Cypress National Preserve, burned down Saturday night under mysterious circumstances. I visited the historic landmark while on vacation at nearby Marco Island in the winter of 2014/2015 and was struck by its remote location and interesting history. […]

My Favorite Haunted Places Along the Gulf Coast

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As many of our readers know, I spent most of last summer and fall (and part of winter) along the Gulf Coast. Not only did I find the weather was beautiful, but I also found rich history and folklore. During that period, I was able to visit some pretty interesting places in cities like Naples, […]

Tragedy and Mystery at Marco Island Cemetery

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] Once part of the remote interior of Marco Island, Florida, Marco Island Cemetery stands as a testament to the resiliency of the island’s inhabitants. Spanish explorers named the island La Isla de San Marco, and it is the largest barrier island within southwest Florida’s Ten Thousand Islands region. Today, it is home to over […]

20-Acre Enigma of Naples’ Rosemary Cemetery

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] A graveyard is not something many people expect to encounter while visiting the pharmacy at a busy urban intersection in one of the wealthiest communities in the United States, but that is exactly what you will find at the intersection of Tamiami Trail North (U.S. 41) and Pine Ridge Road in Naples, Florida. For […]

Bathtub Messiah: The Strange History of the Koreshan Unity

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[Mysteriousheartland.com] At the turn of the last century, deep in the pine flat woods of southeast Florida near the small village of Estero, a group of religious believers sought to build a new Jerusalem on the Gulf Coast. These followers of Dr. Cyrus Teed, called Koreshans, believed the earth and universe were contained within a […]

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