Hauntings on I-4 Deadzone.

On January 13, 2014, in Stories, by Terry Crew


Many people attribute haunts to houses or possessed things.  But, we all expect a good ghost in the middle of a graveyard.  What you should consider is – hasn’t someone died across every square inch of the world before?  Aren’t we all walking across millions of unknown graves everyday?

One such place has been reported to have been identified, and it is known as the “I-4 Deadzone”.  According to historians, it lies halfway between Orlando and Daytona, at the South end of the St. John’s Bridge.  It is reportably only a quarter of a mile long.

According to lore, there were German pioneers who settled in the area, at the recommendation of Henry Sanford, who was in charge of the expansion project at the time (yes, the city of Sanford is named after him).  The town was settled with priests, and 4 families came to live there.  This didn’t last long, as the yellow fever struck and killed a large majority of them.  Fearing for their lives, the bodies were buried away from the settlement in the woods.

When the last priest died, the location of the bodies was lost.  Or so the formal location of their graves was…

However, since then, it is believed that Hurricane Donna drove itself down the track of their graves, over the section of I-4 where a paved tombstone marks today.  According to statistics, there is a large number of wrecks in the area – all attributed to the unknown graves of the pioneers who came to Florida to colonize it.  On the first day of the sections opening, a shrimp truck jackknifed and wrecked, spilling everything across the area.

Whether tall tell or fiction, it definitely instigates a second look!

2 Responses to Hauntings on I-4 Deadzone.

  1. Alyson says:

    Love your website! Thanks for your good work!

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