TAMPA ― As a former star of Ghost Hunters International, Angela Alderman has investigated paranormal sightings throughout the world. She considers her home state of Florida among the most haunted places she has been.
“When I walk through parts of Florida, I have heard people walking behind me, turned around and saw no one,” Alderman, a Tampa resident, said. “Florida has some magical places.”
So she was shocked to learn that online poker company CardsChat, which is delving into content marketing, had listed Florida as the state where someone is least likely to see a ghost.
According to their research, the gambling odds of seeing a ghost in Florida are +1,296,000, meaning a $100 wager would win nearly $1.3 million.
The state where someone is most likely to see a ghost is Illinois, with odds of +110,900.
“That doesn’t sound right,” Alderman said. “Ybor City alone should place Florida higher.”
Actually, no Ybor ghost sightings made the list compiled of hauntings from 1972 through 2020, but Tampa Theatre and the Hernando Historical Museum did.