Investigation Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miler Investigation Date: July 27, 2019
Park rangers claim the ruins are haunted. The one way loop road took us through heavy palmetto and “jungle” growth to the deserted, isolated site. Rosie and I were alone at the ruins for 30 minutes. It was very creepy & eerie. Rosie felt she was being watched. Around 1821, sugar cane, cotton, rice & indigo were planted & the sugar mill plantation thrived. It was destroyed in the Second Seminole War in 1836. Today, only ruins of the mill, several wells and the mansion foundation remain. Next to the ruins stands a large Fairchild oak tree (Photo#3) called the “Haunted Oak”. It is over 400 years old and has a spread of 133 feet making it one of the largest oaks in Florida. One of the landowners was hung from the tree and supposedly haunts the ruins area.