The Cuban Club
Ghost Hunters

Ybor City, Florida
The Cuban Club (Ghost Hunters) - El Circulo Cubano de Tampa (also known as the Cuban Club) is a historic site in Ybor City, Tampa, Florida. It is located at Palm Avenue and 14th Street. On November 15th, 1972, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

For this investigation, TAPS heads south to Florida to examine the mysterious occurrences at the historic Cuban Club in Ybor City. The club was originally built in 1917 following Cuban immigration into the United States.

The space was intended to be a "Circulo Cubano", which means "Circle of Cubans" and since its inception, it has served as the hub of Cuban social life.

Back in the 1920s an actor committed suicide on the stage of the theater. And during that same time period, one of the board of directors shot another board member in the face, after a heated argument.

Since then, the spirits of both the restless actor and betrayed board member are still rumored to haunt the club. To date, spectators have also reported seeing a woman in a white dress and red high heel shoes walking up the staircase in the main hallway. And on the ground level, people say they saw a little boy, playing with a ball in the area where a pool used to be.

Amy and Kris begin the investigation by surveying the ballroom. Kris is quick to provoke the spirit in order to get a reaction, but Amy is a bit apprehensive about doing this, because she doesn't like to make paranormals feel uncomfortable.

Yet despite Kris's provoking, neither of the hunters is able to get a response from the paranormal. Later on, Jason and Grant investigate the same area. Using the EMF detector Grant noticed extremely high readings on one side of the ballroom. And upon further investigation he noticed that there are large power lines outside of the ballroom, which are causing the high EMF readings.

Both he and Jason deduced that the high electromagnetic fields are making people hypersensitive, which subsequently lead to hallucinations that may convincing them that they they've seen an apparition.

The Ghost Hunters heard tales of suicidal actors, angry board meetings that ended incredibly badly, ladies in long white dresses with red high heel shoes, little ghost boys playing with balls and of course the obligatory ghostly footsteps.

On the ground level of the club, Steve and Dave don't have much luck during their EVP session, although they even try speaking to the paranormal in Spanish. Yet when Britt and Grant investigate the area later on, they had amazing results.

As the investigation got underway some of the non-visual phenomena did seem to be confirmed when Kris and Amy began hearing sounds like footsteps coming from the dance floor in the ballroom.

At one point there was a particularly loud noise but no explanation was found.

Since the paranormal is allegedly a child, Grant assumed that it would want to play. He took his flashlight and unscrewed it so that if it were touched, the light would come on easily.

Sitting the flashlight in the middle of the floor near them, Britt and Grant ask the ghost a series of questions and with each question; they are answered by the paranormal who turns the flashlight on and off. They found that the spirit is in fact a small boy who often plays in the basement area.

While they were able to rule out supernatural activity in the ballroom, they did find that there might be truth to the legend of the woman in high heels. During their investigation, an unmonitored digital recorder picked up loud footsteps coming from the left staircase yet the cameras didn't pick up any figures walking in that area.

Paring that finding with the shocking encounter Britt and Grant had with the boy in the basement, TAPS concluded that the Cuban Club is in fact haunted.