Expedition Team: Dave Miller
Date: June 26, 2012 & 2014
Tolomato Cemetery, the oldest planned cemetery in Florida has over 1000 burials but only 105 markers. A worker at the cemetery told me people are probably buried on top of each other and in multiple burials. The oldest marker dates back to 1796 during the First Spanish Period when the area was home to a village of Christianized Tolomato Indians. The graves are interesting examples of mortuary art from the Greek Revival to 19th century cast iron fences. Later, Catholics only were buried in the cemetery. A ghost of a man has been seen in the tree (Photo#4) in the right of the photo. The last burials were in 1884. I took photos and EVP’s during the day. At night the gate was locked but the tree where the alleged ghost has been seen was very close to the gate. I spent an hour observing but saw nothing.