Tag: Florida

Man tried to burn several sex offenders to death at Florida motel

Jorge Porto-Sierra, 50, was arrested and charged with four counts of attempted premeditated murder. He is accused of trying to burn several sex offenders to death at a Florida motel. Porto-Sierra confessed to the crime and said he arrived at the motel to “barbecue all the child molesters on fire and kill them.” Authorities said the suspect broke a window at a room at the Friendly Village Inn in Kissimmee, Fla. to pour gasoline inside. […]

The I-4 “Dead Zone”

A stretch of Interstate 4 outside of Orlando, Florida is rumored to be haunted. The ghosts are said to be those of a family of German immigrants who died of yellow fever in 1886. The family burial plot was near the St. John’s River, a spot which would eventually be paved over to make way for I-4. High rates of fatal accidents along this stretch of highway have earned it the nickname “Dead Zone.” Efforts […]

University of Tampa – Tampa, Florida

Onetime Tampa Bay Hotel servants are said to haunt the Science Wing. Witnesses have felt something watching them and had an eerie feeling. Apparitions have been seen all over campus; in fact, many people say quite a few ghosts abound in this university hall after hours. One of the most famous cases is Bessie, an actress who committed suicide after finding out her husband was cheating on her with another actress. She is said to […]

In 1989 this polaroid photo of an unidentified young woman and a boy, both gagged and bound, was found in the parking lot of a convenience store in Florida.

The girl is believed to be Tara Leigh Calico who was kidnapped near her home in Belen, New Mexico, on September 20, 1988. The boy’s identity remains a unknown.