Haunted Fort Lauderdale

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From fashionable Las Olas Boulevard to Fort Lauderdale's historic downtown, explore many of the city's most haunted sites, the people who lived and died there, and the ghosts that dwell within. Fort Lauderdale is famous for more than spring break, Snowbirds, and baseball. Known as the Venice of America, the city boasts a rich history, including a 1567 Jesuit mission and three forts that followed, battles waged between settlers and native tribes and the advance of the Florida East Coast Railway in 1896. Today the forts are gone, the battles have ended, and the railroad only provides freight service, but the ghosts remain. Author John Marc Carr, founder of Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tours, leads readers along the historical New River Intracoastal Waterway, visiting several of the city's most significant landmarks.
ISBN: 9781596294219
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Florida
Series: Haunted America
Images: 50
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
John Marc Carr was born in Astoria, Queens, New York. At the age of three, John and his family moved to Long Island to escape the hard life of the city. They lived in a Cape Cod house in Garden City Park and began to remodel the house when Carr was eleven. As soon as the renovations started, unusual happenings began to occur. Doors would open and close on their own, footsteps could be heard walking up and down the steps and the sound of names being called would lure family members to empty rooms. John spent seven years hiding his head under his blankets and feeling unseen visitors sitting next to him on his bed. The family eventually had the house blessed and later moved away, but his experience with the paranormal shaped his life and forged his career. John now uses his expertise as a paranormal investigator and helps those who are going through the same ordeal with their own homes. He founded SEFGR, the South East Florida Ghost Research team, and enjoys entertaining others with his popular Fort Lauderdale Ghost Tour.
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