The Mystery Behind the Versace Mansion

It has been 20 years since the death of Versace and the events that unfolded around South Beach.  The horror of serial killer Andrew Cunanan and the mystery behind him left the Miami Beach House on the auction block for three years without a single buyer.  An intrigued investor finally purchased the home for 19 … Read More

Tea Room

How do you catch a ghostly visitor? Notice the mist gathered in the room. The fame tea room did not have a cloud formation go through; it did have one or more visitors taking a seat for a cup of tea. Great trip for you ladies with the “red hats”.

Harry Houdini

Our delightful owner Scott, holding Harry Houdini’s death certificate. You can’t stump Martha, not only did she recognize the world famous magician, she knew how he died! Certificate verified the story.

Haunted Getaway

If you are looking for a haunted getaway, look no further than the quiet panhandle of Monticello, Fla. The history traces back as far as the early nineteenth century. Identifiably nine known haunts locations. To start with there is “a hanging tree” just outside of the courthouse. The tree is an estimated 250 years old … Read More

Pirates of Marco Island

CLICK HERE to learn about the Pirates of Marco Island Click the link above to watch closely as Martha tells the tale of the Pirates of Marco Island. When she mentions the Gumbo tree in which the pirates were hung our guest Ms. Rita Canty brings the tree into view. You will see a skeleton … Read More

Alex the Great

Martha thanks Rita Canty for this amazing shot of Captain “Alex the Great” at Caxambus Cemetery (the oldest cemetery on Marco Island). The captain was caught walking behind the tomb marker. You can see a pair of pants in motion! In addition the energy from the captain caused the pixelation in the photo on what … Read More

New Year’s Eve

The Origin Of “Ouija”. The Ouija has been called the Spirit Board or Talking Board. It contains letters of the alphabet, numbers 0 -9, and the words “yes”, “no” “hello” (occasionally) and “good-bye” along with various symbols and graphics. It uses a heart shaped piece of wood or plastic called a “planchette. The idea is … Read More

Lakeside Inn

While most of you were slaving over hot stoves, making gravy from turkey gizzards and rolling out mounds of pie pastry, Martha was on a ghost haunt up north in a quaint little town called Mt. Dora, not to far (about 50 miles) from Mickey’s hometown of Orlando. If you adore antiquing, shopping in unique … Read More

The ORB!

Now do you believe? This is a photo taken on one of our most recent tours. No, it is not a giant dust particle, nor the flash from a ghost seekers camera, nor Martha’s thumb! This is one of our two guest whom reside at the Old Marco Inn. This shot was taken in one … Read More

The Marco Hotel

Welcome to the The Marco Hotel, well way back in 1896. Today it is known as the Olde Marco Inn and Suites. This coming year this hjstoric site will celebrate her 123rd birthday. The original hotel had 20 rooms, a parlor, dining area and bathroom. Certainly one of the grandest hotels of it’s time. It … Read More