This picture was taken to an area adjacent to the field, and to the left you can see the chain link fence which seperates this area from the actual field.
After my initial investigation, it seems this is a cross between an urban legend and a ghost story. Supposedly this area is haunted by a teenage girl who attended a high school on the grounds. In one version she died by a drug overdose, it was intentional over a broken heart. In another version it was accidental, however after several years teenagers are still found in this area after dark looking for her ghost. I would have left this story in the urban legend category if it wasn't for the fact that it came to my attention through 2 very credible witnesses: police officers. A few months ago they were driving through the grounds late in the night as part of their patrol, since part of the grounds are very dark and overgrown. Coming up on the area in the picture, one of the officers saw what he thought was a light and a person standing there in the brush. (At this time he was totally unaware of the story attached to this place). He commented to the other police officer that he didn't know they were security guards taking care of the grounds. The other officer who had patroled this area for a longer time advised him there were no guards around, and never had been. He then told the story that a few months back he had been alone in the squad car, doing the exact same thing at night and had come upon 3 teenagers back there. When he questioned them about what they were doing there, they told him they were in search of the girl's ghost. This same officer then remembered his own wife had attended this high school about 15 years before and even then the ghost story was being circulated. The officer who had seen something stated to me he was "POSITIVE" he had seen someone standing in the brush, but he wasn't startled or surprised because he thought it was a security walking through the area on his rounds. However when his partner told him the story he said every hair on his head stood on end (short as they are), and he couldn't wait to get out of there, especially after they had shone their headlight and searchlights into the area and there was no one or nothing there. A few days later I spoke to the officer whose wife had attended the school and we talked about getting together so his wife could give me a more detailed version of the story that was being circulated when she was a student there. Hopefully I'll be able to speak to her soon, or some other person who is familiar with the tale. Once that's done I will update this page and we can know more about the mystery ghost that haunts this field.
Miami Springs Haunted Mansion
I had received several emails concerning this site. It was part of the pueblo style housing that was the original master plan for Miami Springs. The house is empty now, and the major part of it has been fenced off. Stories connected to it are red lights throughout the house, a man playing in the tennis court, and unaccounted sounds. When I took these pictures, it was mid-afternoon, and as is the case when you go to a haunted site at this time, everything seems very ordinary. If anyone has a story about this site or pictures please forward them to me.
Emails received about this site: Sindysuwho@aol.com This house WAS definetely haunted. I lived there for years and had dishes fall out of cupboards heard people in the long dark front hallway with front door locked saw images in the florida room and watched in disbeleife things moving in the master closet. and heard the front door slamming and it was locked, also little black blobby beingness in florida room. Ask the spanish fellow that works for the city water department that serviced the house before hurricane andrew what he knows. firstname.lastname@example.org wrote: Hey, I was wondering if you could help me out. I just moved to New York state less than a week ago. I lived in Miami all my life. I remember my friends taking me to this manor or mansion that was supposed to be haunted. I cant for the life of me, remember the name of it though. I don't remember exactly where it was, but I do remember that it was located near triangle park in Hialeah Miami Florida. You had to go over a bridge to get there and it was a burnt down building that had a golf course on it. Legend has it that the building right behind it was an old insane asylum, and some of the people escaped. Story has it that they went over to the first building (which was used as a ritzy hotel) and they burnt it down. The top floor was, according to gossip, a dance room. They told me that when the building was burnt down there were people in the top floor, dancing, and that if you manage to sneak into the building now, you can hear people dancing above you, even though the ground on the top floor was burned and fell right through. I don't know if you know what manor I'm talking about, but if you don't, I can tell you a few more things I remember. There was what looked like a pond or canal between shrubs and over grown bushes on the side of the place. Also, there is a huge hotel behind the field where the manor sits and since its a hotel that is being used, if you park in the back of the hotel at night with your car headlights pointed at the old manor, you can see the where the windows once were, but you cant see a thing inside. Driving slowly past the manor, you can also see the whole place boarded up. The doors, some of the windows, everything. Theres a concrete archway as well if I remember correctly, that leads to a long pathway up to the front door. My friends told me that the whole place always has at least one cop, and on Halloween, there is reinforcement as far as that goes because tons of kids go and try to break in. That's all I can tell you because thats all I know. Naomi Lopez email@example.com Recv 10-24-04 MDF2HD07@aol.com Sunday, October 25th, 2004; My best friend & I recently went to Glenn H. Curtis Mansion in Miami Springs. We read up on the story why Mr. Curtis Murded his wife & all the children in the house, but our question is, is it true about what was said, the screaming at night and the sounds of someone playing Tennis @ night??? We went out there this evening out of curiosity, not out of ignorance, out of sheer amazement... We video taped our small journey and we see for a short moment with a pause the shadown of a human figure. It might just be the video camera or what not; I wanted to know do you believe is this house haunted??? My thing as well is we did hear the sounds of children or a child... Recv 1-29-05 BoOSteDDc9TEg@aol.com I saw that you were intrested in the mansion. I have been out there a couple of times myself with my friends. The mansion was owned by one of the founding fathers of Miami Springs, Glenn Curtis, who allegedly died in this house. One particular night I went with my friends. We drove into the driveway about 20 feet from the main building, and stayed there for about 5 mins. The car was still running and the a/c in the car was on. I told my friend to turn the a/c off and as soon as I said that not even after a minute of silence I heard this real awful scream of a woman's voice (I was not the only one who heard it), and it sounded as so if she was standing ever so close to us. At that monement we decided to leave ASAP! It would be smart to talk to the local police before investigating the place at night because of a lot of stupid young kids trash the landmark (the fences around the house were put up recently because of kids vandalizing the place) Good luck!
Haunted House in Miami Lakes
Miami Lakes Haunted House
This is an excerpt from the email I recieved concerning this site..." Hi! There's another story that came to mind from years ago. There is a house in Miami Lakes (exact address omitted) on the Golf course - hard to miss, since it's big and made of brick. I believe K.C. (from the Sunshine Band)lived there in the 70s, and after that it was owned by a drug dealer who died. When I was in junior high a classmate of mine said his mother was a real estate agent and had been showing the house. Every time she brought someone by the place was freezing inside - although the thermostat was not on. He also claimed there was a painting of the dealer left in the house along with an urn containing his ashes; while this last part may have been fabricated I am certain that the dealer did in fact live there.Virbuk74@aol.com
Above the pictures of this site...imagine my surprise to see a For Sale sign on the property, and from what I could tell...the house is empty. I guess 20 something years later this house still can't keep tenants in it. I'm hoping to dig up more stories about this house...and would welcome any stories or leads connected to it. UPDATE SENT ON Aug. 16th, 2005 firstname.lastname@example.org Hey I read about the red brick house in Miami Lakes and it is very true what you said about it. It can never keep an owner. My friend use to live in the houses right by there and we always use to walk by there when we would walk her dog and that house was always for sale. It was for sale for a really long time untill it was bought. But I would say we saw those people live there for about a couple of months. Until they moved out.