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About Southernmost Ghosts

Key West, the Southernmost Point of the United States, is known for being one of the most eccentric cities in the country, as well as one of the most haunted. Southernmost Ghosts provides tour guests with fun, frightening experiences that are as uniquely memorable as our little island.

Our tour takes you on a trek through Key West’s historic Old Town neighborhood. Many of Old Town’s bright and beautiful buildings harbor dark, sinister secrets. Key West is a lively and spirited town, but a long history of chilling haunts and restless spirits lies just under the warm, inviting surface.

The Southernmost Ghosts ghost tour enhances the terror of these haunted sites by telling you the history behind each of them. All accounts you’ll hear on our tour are fact-checked and thoroughly researched. We strive to give our guests an authentic look into Key West’s dark side; we believe knowing the “why” and “how” behind the unsettling truths of the island makes them that much eerier.

Southernmost Ghosts aims to intrigue and thrill a variety of tour guests. First-time Key West visitors, long-time locals, paranormal enthusiasts, history buffs, ghost believers, and ghost skeptics are all welcome! Southernmost Ghost is meant for anyone seeking to challenge their assumptions, face their fears, or simply explore a different side to the island.

Guests of Southernmost Ghosts will wind up with many takeaways from their experience, including:

– Knowledge about Key West, its paranormal activity, its history, its legends, and its culture.

– A new perspective on one of the most beloved locales in America, and on the general nature of “the world of the living” versus the “spirit world.”

– Unforgettable memories from an experience truly out-of-the-ordinary!

Key West is a city all its own, weird and wonderful in equal measure. You deserve an experience that is just as weird and wonderful as this special island. Don’t delay. Take the plunge with us today.

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Why is Key West so haunted?

Key West has long been considered haunted. Some legends suggest this continual haunting is due to the presence of voodoo, or other such curses, that linger in objects, houses, or over entire neighborhoods. Others suggest that it’s haunted because of the many terrible events that have happened on the island over the years. These events led to the creation of a legion of restless, resident ghosts seeking vengeance, new victims, or unattainable final peace.

To truly understand the origination of the paranormal phenomena trapped on the island, however, go to the island’s own origin…

From as early on as the Spanish’s arrival, Key West has carried a certain strange energy within its sand and soil. Per the Spanish account, when the Spaniards first made landfall on Key West, bones were strewn across the island.

These bones were human.

Most likely, the bones belonged to the indigenous peoples who were initially on the island, and they used Key West as a graveyard for their dead.

Key West’s very name in Spanish alludes to this history. Cayo Hueso means Key West, but literally translated, means “small island [of] bone.”

Through the years, Key West has seen no shortage of horrors, from executions, murders, and suicides, to gruesome accidents, hauntings, and even a possessed doll. These terrible events have occurred in a number of houses, bars, inns, hotels, and other commonly visited places on the island. During your time in the city, chances are, you’ll visit at least one haunted location. You might even stay in one.

As former Mayor Tony Tarracino once said, “Key West is an insane asylum. We’re just too lazy to put up the walls or fences.”

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