Indian Burial Grounds and Spirits
The Souls of the Past
My House Is Haunted
Indian Burial Grounds and Spirits - The Souls of the Past
True ghost story about a house built on an Indian burial
ground. Shadows, knocks, banging and creaking would occur nightly.
The creaking would progress to the sounds of footsteps throughout the night.
Events became more intense after a new baby was born. Theories state that young females may cause poltergeist activity within a home.
An Indian burial ground was discovered very close to the house during construction of a road. Once the burial ground was discovered the authorities were contacted and the activity within the house became more intense. Reports of Indian tribal music was reported from some home owners within the area.
Pine Island Indian Burial Grounds
Pine Island is an island located in Lee County, Florida, on the Gulf coast of southwest Florida.
The Intracoastal Waterway passes through Pine Island Sound, to the west of the island. Matlacha Pass runs between Pine Island and the mainland. Pine Island lies west of Cape Coral.
Pine Island is home to four unincorporated towns: Pine Island Center, St. James City, Bokeelia and Pineland. Matlacha is also considered one of the communities but is actually on its own small island.
Pine Island has a small town atmosphere, with no traffic lights and mostly agricultural zoning.
Each community has its own largely volunteer fire station, marinas, shops and fine casual restaurants. According to the 2000 census the population of Pine Island is about 9000. However, the population varies seasonally, Pine Island being a winter home for many residents.
The Randell Research Center is located near several shell mounds which are the remains of a Calusa Indian village located at the sight for over 1500 years. The center is dedicated to learning and teaching the archeology, history, and ecology of Southwest Florida and the Calusa people.
East of Pine Island Center, along a two mile (3 km) stretch of Pine Island Road, is Little Pine Island. Little Pine Island is a 4,700-acre (19 km2) development free wild life preserve and the former location of a sewer treatment plant.
The island community of Matlacha (pronounced "MAT-la-shay") is east of Little Pine Island and west of the city of Cape Coral on the main land.
The Matlacha Bridge, a small drawbridge nicknamed "The fishingest bridge in the world", is almost always occupied by people fishing. Matlacha also has a large park and pier, several shops, bars and restaurants that are best described as colorful.
Skeletons unearthed on the island have been dated to about 6000 years ago. The Calusa are thought to have inhabited Pine Island since around the year 300, with a cultural center called Tampa (or Tanpa or Toempe) at the mound-site now known as Pineland, where an archaeological dig is underway.
Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de León landed near the city in 1513, and careened his ship for repairs in Pine Island Sound. After the Calusa empire collapsed in the 18th century due to war and diseases, the island was only sparsely inhabited until the 1870s.