Milton, FL

Why you (maybe) shouldn't drive down Highway 90 in East Milton, Florida

Evie M.

Since I've moved to Florida a year and a half ago, I've noticed quite a bit of things that make Florida, we'll say, "more unique" than other states I've lived in. Not that this is bad, in fact, it officially makes Florida the most memorable state in the country for me, but I can't help but notice how many roads with stories there are in this state. Stories of dangerous drivers, horrible accidents, historical and almost ancient backgrounds, and, of course, ghost stories. The most haunted highway in the country (the I-4) is even here, but we're not going to talk about it today (I already have, actually). Today, we're discussing Highway 90 in East Milton, Florida, and why you might want to take another route if you find yourself out that way.

Let's get started, shall we?

So, granted, I have never been out to Milton. I spend a lot of time learning about these haunted places for the first time, jotting them down on a "must-see" list, and (a few times) going out to investigate them myself.

Milton, a six hour and six minute drive from Orlando according to Mapquest, is obviously not a quick trip to the market. And as much as I'd love to hop in the car for a couple day excursion, lack of time and a love of being a hermit has prevented me from going out and exploring, but for now, I am content learning about these haunted places.

I might not even want to go to them once I learn about them. Some of these stories are pretty brutal, and I feel the hauntings surrounding Highway 90 will be no different.

Milton, as with most of these Florida cities and towns, has quite the history, dating back to 1844 when it was incorporated into the state under the Florida Territorial Acts, making it one of the oldest cities in the state.

Wow. Cool. But Milton's story goes back even farther than 1844 to the early 1800s when it was known as Blackwater and people settled around the Blackwater River. Using the river as a means of transporting goods like Timber, lumber, and brick, Blackwater eventually flourished into what Milton is today.

And while Milton is a lovely place to visit with lots of parks and activities, you know as well as I that's not what I'm interested in. Let's talk about the apparent ghosts haunting Highway 90. Specifically, a stretch of white houses along the side that are said to be haunted.

According to sources, witnesses who've braved walking past the houses have taken pictures revealing orbs and "facial images in the background". If that isn't disturbing enough, words appear in the bathroom mirror when the room is steamed from the shower.

Absolutely terrifying. I cannot wait to visit Milton nd see the homes for myself. Be warned, though, these homes could be private property, and trespassing isn't pardoned because you want to do a little ghost hunting.

With that in mind, I only have one question: Who's going with me?

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