Calling all witches, warlocks, and wizards, all ghosts, and goblins, and ghoulies! The season of Halloween—also known as All Hallows Eve and Samhain—is upon us!
And if you’re looking for the perfect place to host your Halloween bash, it doesn’t get any better than the historic—and famously haunted—Alfred I. duPont Building in downtown Miami.
The most famous ghost
Many people working at the duPont Building have reported seeing strange apparitions. The most prominent of these is former real estate mogul and U.S. ambassador to Ireland, Grant Stockdale.
He was also a close friend of President John F. Kennedy’s, who reportedly fell into a deep depression after Kennedy was killed. Ten days after Kennedy’s assassination, Stockdale fell to his death from his 13th floor office here.
There was also some suggestion that his death was a murder, not a suicide, because he had angered some powerful underworld figures in Miami. Regardless, many visitors have reported seeing his ghost or feeling an eerie presence on the duPont’s 13th floor.
And others who haunt
While the duPont Building is a renowned wedding and conference venue in Miami, the upper floors of this Miami haunted skyscraper remain off-limits to the public. And that’s where many have reported strange phenomena, such as running faucets in abandoned bathrooms, strange noises, and brief appearances of a man and a woman who vanish into thin air.
A cleaning lady on the fifth floor has reported seeing a lady in white; several others have confirmed her sightings.
And a technician repairing an air conditioning unit on the second floor reported seeing a badly burned face inside the unit that then disappeared.
The reported hauntings at the duPont Building have been so numerous, in fact, that they’ve attracted several paranormal investigators, including Marlene Pardo Pellicer, host of a weekly paranormal talk show, Stories of the Supernatural, and founder of the video series, Miami Ghost Chronicles.
There’s no doubt that the Historic Alfred I. duPont Building is haunted. While we can’t promise you’ll see any of these apparitions during your Halloween party here, we can guarantee that you’ll have an ideal setting for your festivities. The haunted Miami skyscraper and former bank offers two unique ballrooms with wall-to-wall marble flooring, hand-painted cypress wood ceilings, and the original iron vault.
So check us out now, and be sure to book soon!