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Ghosts & Orbs St. Augustine, Florida

Updated on September 11, 2014

St Augustine, Florida is infamous for its many haunted sites. Ghost tours are offered on about every block of the city.

I have visited 2 times and I love it. I have not however, done the ghost tour thing. On this page I am going to share a story about our second visit to St. Augustine, and what we encountered during that visit.

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St. Augustine Orb Photos

Before we left on our trip to St. Augustine my husband (Cory) mentioned something about a conversation he had with a coworker. The discussion was about catching ghosts in pictures in the form of orbs. I had been to St. Augustine once before, but was unaware of this capability. Cory is not a believer in the supernatural, so it was funny that "he" mentioned it to "me".

Entire photo of St. Augustine cemetery with orb.

Orb Picture
Orb Picture

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Haunted St. Augustine
Haunted St. Augustine

Our Visit To Castillo de San Marcos

As the sun went down...

And the moon came out. We all went to the fort, where Nicole (my youngest) INSISTED on walking all the way around in the moat.

Amber (my oldest) was not thrilled with this, so she sat on a bench with her music blasting in her ears, and her camera in hand. She was taking pictures of the sky above the moat.

The almost full moon was getting brighter, as the sky got darker.

My husband sarcastically asks my daughter if she is trying to capture orbs, and just then, she jumps up and says: "OMG! I got one!". Sure enough, there was a white blob, plain as day. My husband explained it away as a reflection of the moon, or a reflection of the lights on the fort. Then he took the camera and wiped off the lens, because the lens just HAD to be dirty.

So HE started taking the pictures...

And again there they were! And again, and again, and again. So he gave the camera back to my daughter. She continued to photograph the graveyard, and throughout our walk back to the hotel. These orbs, or whatever they are, are captured in almost all of the photos.

Photos of orbs from our trip.

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That is not the moon!
That is not the moon!
That is not the moon!

What do you think these things are?

More on our trip(s) to St Augustine!

There is so much more than just ghosts & orbs. There is so much to see and do! You will have visit St. Augustine more than once, to take it all in. Some of my favorite sites below.

Have any ghost stories to share?

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      ShortStuffsSecr 3 years ago

      I live in Florida and St. Augustine is my favorite place to visit. I was going weekly for a while, I just love the atmosphere there. The only place I have ever felt a "presence" was in the old jail... It just felt like someone was standing to close to me, but there was no one around me.

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      spellbindingsis 5 years ago

      We are so excited to be visiting in November my main goal is to make contact with the other side. Wish me luck!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      At the old jail house I feld something grabing my arm for going out the door.. And got a picture of a orb in the shirffs bedroom creepyyy..

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      WhiteOak50 6 years ago

      After finally catching up with the Angel School Bus, I am fluttering around Haunting-ville to drop off some Blessings. Just wanted you to know I am here because your page caught my attention. Leaving you with a *Blessing* for doing such a great job on this page.

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      ghost-tracker 6 years ago

      Really enjoyed your lens. Great information on St. Augustine. Thank you.

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      gypsyman27 lm 6 years ago

      I once saw a vampire being resurrected at an old Connecticut cemetery. The whole story is on my lens "Halloween, It's Origins and Modern Day Halloween Traditions". I would have provided a link, but I don't know that it would be acceptable here. See you around the galaxy...

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      Lisa 6 years ago from Rhode Island

      great lens love it

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      reasonablerobby 6 years ago

      We saw orbs in our village here in the UK and we took some photos of them too. Very curious.

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      ShamanicShift 6 years ago

      Fascinating phenomenon -- happy to know about another mysterious marvel -- blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      KDimmick 6 years ago

      Fascinating! I've not seen orbs before, I tend to see the whole person instead.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Stopped back to lensroll this to my Orb Pictures by Susie Lehto - ND lens. All the best...

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Interesting observation on orbs, is there a way - can you establish connection with them.

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      jlshernandez 7 years ago

      Yes, I have just added the link to my lens on the ghost of Toys 'R Us. One of the pictures I took of the stairs to the stockroom has two orbs in the picture.

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      lasertek lm 7 years ago

      Interesting! Thanks for sharing this wonderful lens! Will be waiting for an update.

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      bobbydin 7 years ago

      Interesting Lens!

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      purplelady 7 years ago

      I have not been fortunate enough to capture an orb on film nor actually see one for real. But I do believe in spirits and they take all forms.

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      puzzlerpaige 7 years ago

      Yes, we have captured orbs in pictures. I don't ever remember anyone seeing them before digital cameras though. I've heard lots of ideas of what they could be. I'm not ruling anything out - could be spirits (good or bad) or could be something else. We live in St. Augustine and you've got lots of excellent info in this lens.

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      Michaud68 LM 7 years ago

      I have a very fast moving orb caught on video while filming my dog

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      WDBurns 7 years ago

      I went on a holiday to Transylvania and took a picture of my girlfreind climbing some stairs in a creepy passage in Bran Castle. Her entire face was obscured by a giant orb!


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      Jennifer P Tanabe 7 years ago from Red Hook, NY

      Fascinating! I've seen photos of orbs before, curious phenomenon, maybe spirits of some kind indeed. Love the pictures and info about St. Augustine as well!

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      Interesting! I love the pictures on this lens. I've never been to St. Augustine before so I love seeing the picture that you have taken. Blessed by an Angel.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      @anonymous: Michelle, thank you for visiting a bit on my lens. I did get it this lens featured there. Was having computer problems earlier and had to fix it. Also, this lens is featured on Top 100 Rocket Moms Lenses List / Help for Haiti lens. I like it! ~

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      I have been capturing orbs on camera for a few years. They are interesting and so is this lens. I'll add a link to my lenses. Thanks so much for sharing all of this.


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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      I never heard of "ghosts" at Saint Augustine before. Interesting, and thanks for donating to help the Haitians.

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      happynutritionist 7 years ago

      I remember when we were in Glenwood Spring CO visiting my inlaws, we went to a large old hotel, don't think it was in Glenwood, can't recall, but it was nearby, it was a beautiful old place, said to be haunted, and had a notice as you went in stating it was so. We went through the hallways, and listened down an old dumbwaiter I guess you call it, and heard sounds like screaming, and had ourselves convinced we were hearing ghosts. It was a fun outing, but I'm not sure what I think about whether there are really ghosts of people wandering the earth:-) Thanks for you for donating this lens to the Haiti cause. ~claudia