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Revisiting the Story of the Neff House and the Betz Sphere

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One of my favorite JaxPsychoGeo stories has to be that of the Nettleton Neff House. Abandoned in the hills away from public roads on Fort George Island, the house was born in tragedy a century ago. Neff committed suicide before he could live in the house. Only one family has ever lived here year-round and they ended up fleeing the conspiracy theorists and UFO chasers.

A Jax Psycho Geo Halloween Special: The Neff House

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For nearly a century, the stillborn house left behind by the suicide of Nettleton Neff has waited empty. Only one family has called the Neff House home. They called it “The Castle.”

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When they heard inexplicable voices and doors opening and slamming shut throughout the house, they didn’t blame ghosts. They blamed the strange steel ball they found at the site of a brush fire by the house. Though the Betzes left the Neff House in the 1980s, UFOlogists and conspiracy theorists never stopped harassing them. 

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Meanwhile, the Nettleton Neff House yet molders among the hills on the most secretive roads at the back of Fort George Island. It’s is the loneliest structure in Northeast Florida.