Haunted Hunters look for ghosts at Be...

Haunted Hunters look for ghosts at Belleview Biltmore

There are 42 comments on the WTSP Tampa Bay story from Apr 4, 2008, titled Haunted Hunters look for ghosts at Belleview Biltmore. In it, WTSP Tampa Bay reports that:

Forget the Ghostbusters. If you've seen a ghost in the bay area, you need to call Haunted Hunters PSI, which stands for Paranormal Scientific Investigations.

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thom

Wimauma, FL

#1 Apr 7, 2008
i stuck an audio recorder up into one of those ladders towards the attic at the biltmore and recorded for 30 seconds, i heard nothing but when i played it back i heard the sound of plates crashing and a girls voice whispering "get the @#$% out of here you mother!#@$ers this place is cursed"
Danielle

Chicago, IL

#2 Apr 11, 2008
I spent the night at the Belleview Biltmore a few years ago. On our first night I woke up to a scratching noise and saw a woman standing between my bed and the window. I closed my eyes and then opened them (I couldn't believe it was happening). She was still there. She looked at me, then her head floated up above me and finally disappeared. Needless to say I woke up my friend and we stayed awake until the sun came up.
Henry Palm Harbor Fl

AOL

#3 Jul 9, 2008
Worked at the hotel for over 6 years as Beverage Manager. Heard many stories from guest seeing and hearing unexplanded visuals and happenings. Also heard simmiliar stories from seasonal cooks who stayed in the upper floor where most rooms have not been renivated nor open to the public guest. In working there, I blocked out alot of these strange and frequent happenings. In the 6 years I worked there, I never would go up to the unrenivated floor and walk around alone at night.
Tory

Pensacola, FL

#4 Sep 20, 2008
What floor was your room?
Danielle wrote:
I spent the night at the Belleview Biltmore a few years ago. On our first night I woke up to a scratching noise and saw a woman standing between my bed and the window. I closed my eyes and then opened them (I couldn't believe it was happening). She was still there. She looked at me, then her head floated up above me and finally disappeared. Needless to say I woke up my friend and we stayed awake until the sun came up.
TRISHA AND TIM RITTER

Clearwater, FL

#5 Sep 21, 2008
We stayed the the Biltmore for our anniversary. We had a suite on the 5th floor. and we do believe it was haunted. When we first checked in the room we sat on the bed and layed back the ceiling tiles all started to shake and lift one by one-- but in different locations of the room. I called the desk to see if workers were up there and they said no and very quickly denied that the room was haunted. The doors of the rooms were all closed - no open windows and even the air was off. very weird weekend.
Rick Cochran

Cape Coral, FL

#6 Dec 14, 2008
I stayed there a few weekends ago. I was attending a dance around the area, so I stayed at this hotel. I didnt notice anything at the beginning. As I later went in for a nap, it was if someone was getting in bed next to me. I layed there still and i lifted up like someone got in the bed with me, i opened my eyes, and nothing. I closed my eyes again and it repeaded this a few times. Very cool hotel. I

“Do not question obozo!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Jun 08

Miami

#7 Dec 14, 2008
What BS! People seeing what they want to see.
Ghost

Tampa, FL

#8 Dec 14, 2008
zepproxx wrote:
What BS! People seeing what they want to see.
Boooooooo!!

Please post a few times to break this hex.

“Do not question obozo!!!!!!!!!”

Since: Jun 08

Miami

#9 Dec 15, 2008
Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Boooooooo!!
Please post a few times to break this hex.
and making up stories
tay-tay

United States

#10 Jan 9, 2009
It was a couple of years ago when i was 12
i was in my bed asleep and i woke i felt i was beenin watched by something,i have feelings like that alot. but anyway i got out of bed and then i fell something had grab my foot i could feel the coldness around my ankle,but i had hit my head and i couldnt move at all,my parents tried to get in my room but i always have my door shut and i didnt lock it but my dad had to break down my door to get to me. i felt fear in me but i saw a man standin next to me,he was a blue kind of color i knew he was not alive for it was the man that owned the house in 1989. i heard stories that he was alone with no one there with him,he died of the flu,and i guess he does not wish to asend in to heaven.

“I am happy”

Since: Jul 08

St. Petersburg, FL

#11 Jan 10, 2009
zepproxx wrote:
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and making up stories
I don't know, I am a skeptic about some things, but when it comes to restless spirits, I tend to think it can happen. I have never been to the Belleview Biltmore, but I have heard various stories from friends that stayed there and they are quite frightening. When I was a kid, we lived in an extremely old, Civil War era house. Of course, we had more modernization of the house. The basement and the attic were with the original floor plans of the house. The bedroom on the first floor of the house, was mine and was added prior to us moving in. My older brother, older sister, and younger sister all had rooms on the second floor of the house. My mother's room was on the third floor and it was added to the house in the previous years.

It was a strange house from the start. I know being a kid, we had overactive imaginations. The very first night of staying in the house was scary for me. I just started to get off to sleep and then I heard footsteps going through the kitchen and walking near my door. I thought it was a practical joke, so I flung out of bed and opened my door. No one was there, although I thought someone was looking at me. I just stood in front of the door for almost 2 minutes and looked near the kitchen. Nothing was out of the ordinary. I left my door open and went back to bed and then the door just slammed shut. Scared the absolute crap out of me.

Next morning, bed was completely soaked and it was not sweat, if you know what I mean. I never saw anything in that house materialize in terms of a ghost.

I would never go in the basement. That was where the laundry was done. At night, I would hear rattling chains or something that sounds like it. There was nothing ever there. Christmas time in that house was the worse. We always put up the tree, but on several occasions, some unknown force would knock it down and piss my mother off.

My brother and sisters heard plenty on the second floor of the house as well. They would hear the footsteps and my oldest city got the biggest fright when she snuck her boyfriend into the house, in her room. They both saw, what they thought, was a ghost in a grey, military uniform. It was the last time that guy showed up to our house. I did not really like him anyway.

Anyway, we were eventually forced out of the house. Mom took us to dinner one night and my older sister left a candle lit in the house. It caused a fire and that is all there was about it. The house went down and we moved on else where. Thank god for that. Anyway, we tend to believe that the house was owned by a slave master and that the shaking chains in the basement was those of some of the slaves kept down there. The ghost in a gray uniform is different. That would have been a Confederate military member or so we think. As for my weird episode on the first night, it could have been any number of things from a breeze in my room to slam my door shut to something actually doing that.
EvelynOH

Thief River Falls, MN

#12 Jan 10, 2009
This one of the most scariest times of my life i didnt know what to do.
It was around 9:00 at night and i was on the phone with my boy friend,we were about to get of but then i told him wait....because i had heard someething im not sure what in the hell it was but it scared the #@!& out of me,so i walked out into my living room and i heard it again more clear than the last time,it sounded like a bunch of boxes stacked up had just fell like someone had hit them on purpose,it made me made because i went down to my dad to see if it was him but he was asleep cuz he has to wake up a 4:00 in the mornin to go to work,and it wounldnt be my mom or sister,so what was it.
I just thought it was my imagination,but i just had a feelin that something was goin wrong,so my boy friend said goodnight and i went to bed,it was around 2:30 am and i woke up again to the same noise it just kept comeing back i dont know why,but it was startin to pise me off,so this time i put a tape recorder where i kept on hearin the noise,it was 7:00am and i went down to the tape recorder and brought it back to my room,and i started to play it and u hear me walkin up the stairs so i knew everything after that was not me.
When i closed the door u could hear people stackin up boxes and nockin them down but then you would hear people talkin and it wasnt my family at all it was a man and a african American woman,as scary as it sounds i was ok that it wasnt somethind worse than that but... then you and sound not like no human scarier than you would ever think,it was speakin in some weird language, so i couldnt figure it out i hated the feelin of something in my house not bein friendly,but all come good,there was no attacks nothin i think it was something watchin over the other people. For years know my friends and i work in helping people in ghost things that they cant figure out to be nice or mean.
Ghost

Tampa, FL

#13 Jan 10, 2009
Usually we appear to folks in new surroundings who are night-mering or to folks with automatic ice cube makers,
Tatiana

Miami, FL

#14 Jan 18, 2009
It was on Friday January 16. I was at my house and it was getting late already. There was a house in back of me that was always alone. People lived there but they were never there. They had a small playground in the side that was never used. It had a small slide, a little trampoline, swings, and toys.The playground was abanded. There was a back door with no knob. i was walking my dog around there. i walked in front of the house and the window was kinda opened and all the lights were off and there was no cars. I was looking at the window and the curtain moved. When i went by the back door i heard scratching and somebody pushed the door like they wanted to open it and i started running.
Jessica

Miami, FL

#15 Jan 18, 2009
one night when i came home it was like 12:00.i had come from the movies so i was very tired.so i turned on the t.v i had my lights on.but then i truned them of bcuz i was going 2 fall asleep.i but the timer on my t.v.and then i closed my n i was falling asleep but then i felt sum thing that got on my bed.n i thought it was my dog but my dog wasnt there so i got up n truned my light on it was no one.but the 2 3 weeks later i turn the other side 2 sleep n i sum one had touch me by my back the scared the life shit out of me n my heart was pounding so hard...
Monk

Tampa, FL

#16 Jan 18, 2009
Jessica wrote:
one night when i came home it was like 12:00.i had come from the movies so i was very tired.so i turned on the t.v i had my lights on.but then i truned them of bcuz i was going 2 fall asleep.i but the timer on my t.v.and then i closed my n i was falling asleep but then i felt sum thing that got on my bed.n i thought it was my dog but my dog wasnt there so i got up n truned my light on it was no one.but the 2 3 weeks later i turn the other side 2 sleep n i sum one had touch me by my back the scared the life shit out of me n my heart was pounding so hard...
It was Tatinia.
chaplen

Orange Park, FL

#17 Feb 15, 2009
my frinds had gone down to the loby to check out so i hopped in the shower and was blowdring my hair when all of a sudden the room wen't cool and the towle rack was yanked out of the wall andthrown across the room and almost hit me . i was for sure that it was a gost and it wanted me out NOW!!!!!!!!!
Teresa

Winter Haven, FL

#18 Feb 21, 2009
My family & I stay at the Belleview Biltmore hotel a few times per year. The first experience we had happened Nov 04 when my kids were staying in the 1910 wing, 1st floor. My sister-in-law woke up in the middle of the night and saw a lady in white at the foot of her bed and then she floated out of her room thru the sunroom and into the kids room. When my sister-in-law went into their room she vanished.
The next time we stayed there we stayed on the 3rd of floor. My 14 year old son and his friend went exploring the hotel with cameras and video cameras, when they came back they downloaded their footage it was amazing! While walking down the hallway alone on the 4th floor they encountered no one, however on the video there was a little girl standing in the middle of the hall and they just seemed to walk over her. Then they explored the fifth floor, which is off limits, but they took photos under doors and every where they could get. Those photos had at least 30 orbs and the most interesting one you could see a lady in white bending over like she was looking for someone and near the center of the room was an older man with a handle bar moustache and very well dressed. The boys later showed a night guardsman who said over the last 25 years he had worked there he had taken many great photos, but they had taken spectacular ones. While the boys were exploring my friend and I were in the room with our 10 year old daughters just talking. The doors were locked and suddenly the door swung open, we thought it might be the boys fooling around, so we quickly went into the hall and no one was there. When we came back into the room the bathroom light was on and the curtains drawn, but no one was around.
The next time we went we had a slumber party for my daughter with 12 little girls, I think they were too noisy to appear, however a couple of the girls smelled cigar smoke in the elevator and saw a man in a white suit walk down the hall when they got off and he just seemed to disappear.
The next time I went, I went in the day time to look at a couple rooms for another upcoming birthday party. The manager took my daughter and me up to the Presidential suite it was the size of a 3 bedroom apartment. Several of the doors kept opening and closing (a little creepy) and then we went outside onto the balcony and the door shut and locked behind us. None of the manager’s keys would open the door, so she had to use her radio and call for maintenance to come rescue us. While we were out there the manager said there are some of the housekeeping staffs that will not go in certain rooms because of ghostly encounters. Apparently, there are some superstitions amongst Mexican people about ghosts. We luckily got off the balcony before the rainstorm hit. My daughter was so excited that the little girl ghost was pranking us. The last time we stayed we didn't have too many encounters. My 2 kids and 2 friends they explored the hotel around midnight and didn’t see or smell anything, however when the photos were downloaded we had a couple orbs and a cat floating down the hall outside off our room. There was an enormous wedding that night, some rock star and his guests were rowdy. I guess the spirits wanted nothing to do with it.
During a tour when we were in what used to be the gentleman's lounge where the men would gather to watch their stock on the ticker tape machine and drink there cognac and smoke cigars, you can sometimes still smell the cigar smoke and no one has smoked in there in decades. As you walk the halls of this historic hotel, you can feel the presence of the many people who had been there over the last 120 years. It is amazing! If you are ever in Clearwater (Tampa Bay) Florida, make sure you stay at the Belleview Biltmore and experience it yourself.
Maria

Urbandale, IA

#19 Mar 10, 2009
My husband and I stayed at the Biltmore this past January of 2009. We first went to the dining room to have a meal, and the maitre de told us about the tours hinting that the ghost tour was the best. We wandered down to the lobby to inquire and the guard there noticed that I had a camera hanging from my neck. He asked if I was brave, and I said yes. He proceeded to take us on a tour where most of the paranormal activity occurs. We didn't see any shapes, but in the pictures that I took, there were orbs just where he said the spirits would be. Three other people from California joined up with us and it really made for a more fun tour. We can hardly wait for the renovations to be complete so we can go back and see the spirits again.
none of your beezwax

AOL

#20 Mar 16, 2009
cussing is bad

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