Here are some Ghostly Treasure Coast facts that I found.
Haunted Jensen Beach
“I live in the sugar hill subdivision of Jensen Beach Florida in the 3600 block of sugar hill ave. Behind my house is a cemetery with graves dating back to the 1800s. One night I was in my pool in the backyard at dusk.
I looked through my screen and saw a small child peering at me in my pool. The child appeared to be about 6 or 7 years old. A little girl in a white and blue school dress with shiny black shoes. I was startled.
I looked again and she was gone. A few days later I saw her again. She was wearing the same clothes standing by the screen holding a small knife. I freaked out and got my husband. He ran out to the pool and just as he got outside she vanished and the knife dropped to the ground.
We went over to the screen and she had used the knife to cut a long vertical slit in the screen. It was a warm evening but it was very cold where she was standing. I picked up the knife and brought it in the house.
The next day I went in the kitchen to get the knife and show it to my neighbor but it was gone. My neighbor in sugar
hill too had seen the same little girl who mysteriously vanishes. A few days later I saw her again and I bolted out after her.
She ran through my backyard and ducked under my fence running into the graveyard. She ran across the cemetery and then vanished. When I walked over to where she vanished there was a grave there of a girl born 1921 and died 1929.
She died from scarlet fever. Needless to say I put my house up for sale. The ghosts of sugar hill live on…”
Here are some of the spooky things that have happened in nearby cities and towns.
Port St Lucie: Everybody has heard of the infamous Devil’s Tree here in PSL, where two girls were sadistically murdered by an insane police officer in the 60s. He hanged them from the tree and left them there for dead.
Palm City: On Bessey Creek there is said that a girl around 10 disappeared rowing her fathers rowboat, if you go there at midnight you will see her….
The Leach mansion was built in 1936 when the leach family first moved to the area. The building was purchased by the Florida Institute of Technology in 1972 but closed down in 1986, the property stood vacant for over a decade until it became the site of Indian River Side Park with the first phase opening to the public in 2001. It remains as such to this day.
There are many ghost story’s about the mansion, some tales of hauntings include, extreme cold spots in the hallways, and huge amounts of orbs throughout the building. Also shadows of people have been seen in all areas of the building when there has been no one there.
The auditorium is said to be one of the most haunted areas, reports of piano music and the sound of a young boy singing are experienced frequently.
One unique report from this location is when entering through the double doors a very strange feeling can be experienced, it has been described by some as feeling like entering another world. The other most common report is to experience the feeling as if your being watched, some have claimed to feel the presence of another person, as if they were being followed around the building.
“I often hear of this bloody wedding dressed woman around here. I live here and am going to find out about her.”
Submitted by Itsasecret
“Comment by Dlr: In the early 80s my brother and I saw a bloody lady in a white dress walking down the road in Golden Gate. I went up and asked if she was OK and she just kept walking. I turned to my brother who was in a ditch and turned back and she was gone! I forgot about this until I read your post! I was 8 at the time and my brother was 10 and we were outside playing army with the neighbors! Got chills when I read your post!.”
check it out. These are some place’s that are said to be ha
Old Jupiter Elementary, Jupiter Lighthouse, Trapper Nelsen’s at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
Old Antique Store
Pace Center for Girls
Hilltop House Restaurant
Port St Lucie
Oak Hammock Park
Oak Hammock Park-The Devil Tree
I was staying at the Driftwood with my son and some friends we heard it was haunted so at 12 went outside to look at the beach it was completely dark. We saw a shadow that looked like Waldo Sexton (the founder of the Driftwood) then we went back to bed and heard creeks and footsteps. All night the kids couldn’t sleep; if you want to stay in a haunted hotel here it is.
Submitted by Nancy
I was staying with my three cousins overnight (and they lived in like the middle of nowhere). I had heard stories of someone being buried in the woods behind there house (not by them) but I never believed them.
One night one of my cousins left the room to get something. I looked out the window and looked out onto the dock (which was well lit) and I saw a dark human like figure standing there. It’s eyes were blood red.
It stayed like that for almost an hour until it just faded away. By far the scariest thing in my life.
his actually happened a number of years ago and I’d almost forgotten about it. I was walking briskly on a dirt road before the area became very built up as it is now. I reached the end of the road and gazed off into the field which was actually a citrus grove and then suddenly I heard the noises of people’s voices speaking rapidly in hushed tones, and then when I looked up again there was no grove but I saw a tall Native American woman walk by me very briskly carrying a basket of what appeared to be food and she actually looked at me.
It seemed that she was actually looking through me and didn’t really see me standing there. I could see her face very clearly and she appeared to be frightened of something. There were many people running, all of them appeared to be natives wearing native type clothing, but most were fairly tall.
There was something green on the woman’s shoulder but it happened so fast it was hard to make out what it was. As rapidly as it happened the whole scene disappeared and the citrus grove was there as it had been before.
Submitted by Charlene”
“My parents moved us here to Sebastian where we purchased a house in a mostly deserted community. We have repeatedly witnessed a ghostly black dog in the house. I keep hearing footsteps on the stairs at night.
On one night while staying up late reading I heard my door creak open. I looked back and it wasn’t our cat. Then all of the sudden it slammed shut. After that one night we went on a walk. I saw a face with bright yellow eyes and with blood on it in the brush along the road.
I was scared as we walked home and want to move back where we came from but my parents insist we stay here.”
If you have any good spooky stories let me know.
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Boundaries.”
Protecting the dune.
House of Refuge
Martin County, Florida
Florida Back Roads: The House of Refuge
People ask me why I fight so hard for our life here in Martin County. It’s because we are different. Yes, there has been some changes since I moved here and there are some things coming I’m not ok with but for the most part the people who live here really care about our county and our way of life.
This is one of the first places I visited when I moved here.
The House of Refuge at Gilbert’s Bar is the only remaining House of Refuge. It was built as one of ten along the east coast of Florida, it is the oldest structure in Martin County and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Houses of Refuge were designated as havens for shipwrecked sailors and travelers along the sparsely populated Atlantic coastline of Florida. Run by the United States Lifesaving Service, the Houses played a critical role in a time when sailing ships dominated the world commerce.
This week we have big waves and big tides. We had the full blood moon and we have Hurricane Joaquin out there.
Yesterday was the first gorgeous day after a long, hot summer so I went down and took some photos.
The House of Refuge is located at 301 Southeast MacArthur Blvd, Stuart, FL
This morning my friend Bev from San Francisco put this on her Facebook Page.
“I`ve decided to have a most excellent week. ”
I saw that and thought “YA me too! I’m going to have an excellent week.” and I shared her post.
It really changed my usual very bummed out Monday morning mood.
When I go out on one of my adventure trips with my friend Jules I am amazed. She knows the names of all the birds and the plants. To my own defense I can name all the bones in the body and I can recite the cranial nerves.
On old Olympus towering tops a fin and german spied some hops.
I know and love vultures, pelicans. I get a lot of mourning birds in my yard and also these really pretty red woodpeckers. I know these are woodpeckers because they hang on the telephone pole and peck away.
Last year I was driving down my favorite back road and I saw this guy and I had no idea what it was but he looked so cool that I stopped and took a photo.
This gorgeous one was hanging out in Stuart, FL as of August 28, 2013. It is classified as an endangered species by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Stork aids in new beginnings as there is a spiritual and/or physical birthing taking place. He will aid in carrying the new birthing of ideas, thoughts and new ventures to where they need to be for Spirit’s plan. It is time for actions in areas in your life as Stork teaches to move in air (mind) and land (body) with a balance of relaxation. He instills a sense of calm and peace through the process. Stork helps in solidifying and strengthening the domestic fronts as well. Take notice of communication abilities and the attitudes and emotions that your words hold. Stork will show how to carry your new peace into all areas of your life.
The Wood Stork is one of Florida’s signature wading birds, a long-legged, awkward-looking bird on land that soars like a raptor in the air. Like many Florida birds associated with wetlands, the Wood Stork has suffered from the destruction and degradation of our state’s wetlands. Today, the Wood Stork is classed “Endangered” by the State of Florida and the federal government.
That’s another story for another day. Today we celebrate that he’s back and he’s safe.
They usually go back to the same place year after year. I usually drive down this road a few times a week. I’ve been looking for him.
I did get out of the car and welcome him back. He moved his beak and said said some in woodstorkeez.
He gave me hope that I really will have an excellent week.
The very funny local Liberty Caucus.
Yesterday I had to laugh because if I just had clean water I probably wouldn’t even be sitting here on my day off computing. I would be in the water.
Yesterday after I posted my blog I was having a conversation with my friend Kenny Hinkle and between the both of us we came up with some interesting information. Team work yay. We were both interested in this web site.
I got there because I got a little confused with all the liberty blogs that are out there and different liberty caucuses but then a few things caught my eye.
What could these people possible want with FNAA and our Indian River Lagoon. So I dared to go a little further and they had a whole local section.
All kinds of fun things here like
June was a terrible month for freedom in Saint Lucie as costumed men with guns abducted and caged 177 people for non-violent vices.
Indian River saw a much lower total with 57 people being kidnapped and caged by costumed men with guns for non-violent vices.
A total of 56 citizens were abducted at gunpoint by men in costumes for alleged non-violent vices.”
Who are these costumed men who are kidnapping and caging people? If my friend Gayle Ryan was in town she would say “Are they single?”
Did they look like this?
did they look like this?
If the police are costumed men with guns am I a costumed female with a stethoscope?
and then there was this
are you sure it wasn’t like this?
and this guy talking about train socialism ( can a train be a socialist?)
and here is someone called Brightlight
and then Bright light wrote this which I thought was pretty funny. Good stuff Bright Light
A Rain Ban.
“The lagoonists and their goons have banned fertilizers (though no evidence of damaged caused by the fertilizers exists just their presence) and now facing the calamity of rain one has to wonder: Will the loony lagoonists soon ban rain?”
Funny but we are lagoonatics! Get your jargon correct puleeeze Brightlight.
and then I saw that they were all obsessed with Eve Samples.
and that made me sad.
I felt terrible because I was having such a good laugh and then this.
You can go over and search. It’s a good search engine and also has a store where you can buy all kinds of nifty things. Like stickers and books. You can buy the Libertarian Manifesto for 11 bucks!
I love manifestos. Here are some other people that wrote manifestos.
At any rate you get the picture and honestly like I have said hundreds of times. Free speech! Keep on writing. Please!
So we were interested in who owned the website because these people are local and thought it would be a good thing to know. All these funny people hiding behind their nom de plumes! I don’t have issue’s with nom de plumes. Some of my friends have these. I could just never figure out what mine would be.
So anyway, the owner of the site is Registrant Email: email@example.com
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rhettl (Thanks Kenny!)
and works here:
Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers
This I find very confusing since he previously made me very sad with those not so nice posts about Eve Samples.
I’m so confused.
This is his job.
“Creating solutions for local and small businesses to connect with their target audience wherever they are, collecting useful information for how consumers interact with them and implementing steps to increase conversions and ROI for business partners.”
I’m wondering what he puts in to target us? Lagoonakooks?
What would you use to target me? #noseylagoonakook? or maybe #socialistlagoonakook?
He also wrote this.
“.. scarcity is a reason most people work since their financial resources are limited and finite and work provides them the income necessary to accumulate resources to exchange for the goods and services of another. Consumers demand scarce goods (housing, clothes, a night out, travel, school supplies) and people have to economize their decisions based on scarcity.
In the case of water scarcity, however, we find that the challenge of scarcity is met in some very peculiar ways.
For examples, we can look to the Indian River Lagoon, Lake Okeechobee, and the Everglades where water is plentiful, but clean water is scarce. Moreover, we might look to the western United States where an arid climate makes all types of water scarce.
Yet in all of these places there is one thing in abundance — clean and drinkable bottled water.
Why is it that we can we have too much dirty water in one place, not enough water in another, and be surrounded by an abundance of bottled water?
The first thing to be said about this is that on the free market, regardless of the stringency of supply, there is never any “shortage,” that is, there is never a condition where a purchaser cannot find supplies available at the market price. On the free market, there is always enough supply available to satisfy demand. The clearing mechanism is fluctuations in price. If, for example, there is an orange blight, and the supply of oranges declines, there is then an increasing scarcity of oranges, and the scarcity, is “rationed” voluntarily to the purchasers by the uncoerced rise in price, a rise sufficient to equalize supply and demand. If, on the other hand, there is an improvement in the orange crop, the supply increases, oranges are relatively less scarce, and the price of oranges falls consumers are induced to purchase the increased supply.
In the case of droughts government monopolies set prices arbitrarily and this sends consumers distorted prices. Just as bad crops increase the price of oranges so should droughts increase the price of water. Individuals then internalize their decisions to make best use of the scare resources — their own finances and the water commodity. Government distorting prices prevents individuals from acting most efficiently to conserve scarce resources.
The Indian River Lagoon and other areas in South Florida are impacted by the lack of clear pricing signals to individuals. Meanwhile, bottled water is so easy to obtain that this past weekend at the Indian River Lagoon Clean Water Rally, free clean bottled water was given away during an event to protest the lack of clean water in the environment.
Bottled water is the only water product that Americans have routinely priced and marketed. We now happily pay as much as four times the cost of gasoline for potable water that we could have for free from fountains and taps. Of course, economists will tell us factually that bottled water is not the same good. The square Fiji bottle is a sexy statement; and the ubiquitous bottle of water in hand is a fitness and convenience statement. Subjective valuation determines price. A real market in this water product does exist.
Markets for other water products are, meanwhile, mainly nonexistent. We routinely do not pay market prices for most other forms of water. Until recently, water has been viewed and treated as a free good by all Earth’s peoples. As with all free goods, water experiences unlimited demand. But water cannot meet unlimited demand. Water needs prices in order to signal scarcity and inform demand. Different categories of water need different prices to reflect the different preferences of users. Free can no longer be water’s price. The profligate glory days of limitless water everywhere seem to be over.
The lack of market pricing affects the Indian River Lagoon as it encourages pollution. By allowing farms and industries to pump byproduct into the water the waterways are essentially being used as a free garbage dumping ground. The permitting of pollution by government recklessly encourages more pollution by firms rather than firms benevolently opting to pay to have it properly disposed. The business who pays extra to have waste properly treated and disposed of may not be able to compete with the businesses who opt to take advantages of government allowing dumping of byproduct into waterways at virtually no cost.
The lack of market pricing occurs largely due to lack of ownership and governmental edict. With “public” ownership bureaucrats and politicians charged with maintaining resources lack capital value interest in the resources. They only preside over the current use as Hans Hoppe taught us, “it makes exploitation less calculating and carried out with little or no regard to the capital stock. Exploitation becomes shortsighted and capital consumption will be systematically promoted.” The long-term calculations of the bureaucrat is distorted by this.
Ownership being replaced with stewardship and the lack of the profit and loss mechanism prevents the water bureaucrats from making the most efficient decisions. It is not for the lack of caring but the inability to make economic calculation as Mises explained in Bureaucracy:
Bureaucratic management is management of affairs which cannot be checked by economic calculation.
… The bureaucrat is not free to aim at improvement. He is bound to obey rules and regulations established by a superior body. He has no right to embark upon innovations if his superiors do not approve of them. His duty and his virtue is to be obedient. … Nobody can be at the same time a correct bureaucrat and an innovator.
Yet if the same waterways were privately owned the property owners could charge for the all uses of waterways. Non-pollutive by products may be charged less than damaging pollutive byproducts which negatively affect water quality. The scarcity of the water quality would set prices to discourage pollution and incentivize firms to find cleaner and more efficient production methods.
Furthermore with ownership provides the long-term capital value incentive which encourages conservation. We see this in forestry where forests are replanted to ensure the forest owner has income in the future. We see this at Adams Ranch where the stock of cattle is not wiped out all at once. Adams Ranch does a particularly good job of conserving grass to feed and support their cattle because the land they have to raise cattle on is limited. If grass goes so does the cattle.
In the case of the Lagoon, waterway owners might decide not to allow pollution. Instead, deciding that the boaters, fisherman, divers, swimmers, etc., are a preferable source of revenue for decades into the future.
Prices would help owners calculate that using the water for leisure and conservation is more efficient and useful than making it unusable dumping grounds. Prices would help consumers appreciate the use of clean waterways. Up the Kissimmee River Disney is able to charge huge entrance fees to maintain a safe clean park and facilities. In other unmaintained areas people dump litter in the river, like they do on the roadways. Notice, other than on trash day, people do not litter their own driveway. That is because of the tragedy of the commons. Nobody has an incentive to keep it clean as nobody owns it.
When we fail to understand the basics of scarcity and prices, however, we are left with the current and dominant view of water in which everyone owns it, and action to maintain it can only be undertaken communally. We see this attitude reflected in recent social media posts (1, 2, 3,) on the Indian River Lagoon, including: Thousands of people came out to rally for the lagoon cleanup and to raise awareness and money. Obviously, a clean lagoon is valuable to many people, but we will never know just how valuable as long as government precludes pricing from working in the lagoon’s favor.
In other words, let’s allow the people who care to put money where their mouths are and allow the marketplace to incentivize the people who are most motivated to have a long-term stake and interest in conserving the capital value of the lagoon.
Only the market can provide this, for no matter how hard bureaucrats try they cannot imitate market forces. Lilley explains:
And, no, command economies cannot play at market. There is no third way. Only private property and the rule of law can create a viable market; bureaucratic mandates can deliver only shortages, higher costs, and poorer quality.”
Alrighty then. ok. Funny about the clean water at the rally. We were concerned that people would get dehydrated so we made sure that everyone had water. Don’t read into it. I’m a nurse and it get’s very hot out there in the summer and we didn’t want anyone passing out. We all know this past winter’s failure to buy the land is a part of the big picture to privatize out water. But is it to increase bottled water sales? That’s interesting.
As for the rest I think the whole thing is very thoughtful but misguided and I hope some of my experts will chime in here on my blog or you can go to there and read about men in costumes with guns. Maybe Robin of Loxley will show up. And don’t forget “You gotta be a man to wear tights.”
update: 7/11/15 I just got a correction from a friend of mine that this person was let go from scripts. More on that later.