Situated in Volusia County in Florida is the unorganized community of spiritualists, mediums, and astrologers known as Cassadaga. Branded the Psychic Centre of the World, people worldwide travel to Cassadaga in search of an unforgettable experience. And that’s exactly what you’ll get.
History of Cassadaga
George P. Colby, a medium and spiritualist, founded the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp in 1875. The story goes that a Native American spirit guide called Seneca led Colby through a séance from New York to a place known as Blue Springs Landing. As he traveled from one city to another, Colby shared his spiritual gift with people. He established the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp at Blue Springs Landing.
Colby and the Southern Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp Meeting association used Cassadaga as a holiday camp before receiving a charter in 1894. In 1895, Colby signed a warranty deed, making 35 acres of land in Cassadaga private property for the Spiritualist group.
The Happy Campers
Early on, the wealthy and well-educated came here searching for answers. Now, the camp has grown into a sizeable spiritual center with verified mediums and psychics. It’s a historic site on the National Register of Historic Places. Currently, Cassadaga sits on a 57-acre land and is home to mediums, astrologers, healers, psychics, and tarot readers.
- Mediums go into trances to speak with your dead loved ones
- Psychics reveal accurate information about your life and your future
- Palm readers touch your palm to reveal what’s happening in your life
- Energy healers will do Reiki healing for unusual diseases and ailments
Home of the Devil’s Chair
This small town is secluded from the larger population of Volusia, whose residents view these spiritualists as outcasts or evil. There have been unsubstantiated claims that the witches offer human sacrifices to the devil and dump the bodies in a nearby lake.
There’s even a graveyard bench in Cassadaga nicknamed “the devil’s chair.” The tale goes that when you sit on this chair, you can talk to the devil face to face. Spooky, right?
Locals still fear the camp and view it as a pagan setting. Even so, the spiritualists have started including a spiritual church service. They also have a bookstore where visitors read about the history of the camp and schedule tarot readings.
The Road to Cassadaga
Cassadaga lies between Orlando and Daytona Beach, about 40 minutes away from the highway. Buses take visitors to and from the camp surrounded by strange attractions and paths. For drivers in private vehicles, you branch off the highway at Interstate 4 and follow the road for a 30-minute drive onto the unincorporated land.
You’ll never get bored in the Cassadaga Spiritual Camp. Whether you visit the camp to seek spiritual help or enjoy the historic site, the gothic designs and fun activities will be the highlight of your tour. From communicating with ancestors to getting energy healing, there is no limit to what strange things you’ll find there.