Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Haunted Places in Delaware

New Castle - Amstel House - haunted by unknown spirit that also haunts his son's house down the street.

New Castle - David Finney Inn - third floor is haunted by unknown ghost

Newark - Cooches Bridge - First Battle of the American Revolution where the Stars and Stripes was flown in Battle. Delaware militiamen were delaying the British forces who landed at Turkey Point in Maryland so as to give General Washington time to escape from Philadelphia. One legend states that during the initial skirmish between the militia and the Redcoats, a British soldier got his head shot off. On foggy moonless nights people claim to see a Headless British Soldier walking along the roads in the area. There are many other stories associated with the area.

Newark - Deer Park Inn and Tavern - Main Street- Has be remolded several times but back in the 1800s slaves were traded on the porch. It is said that Edgar Allen Poe wrote "The Raven" there. Once a popular dive for the college kids, the wait staff used to tell stories of sounds on the stairs(which were closed off at the time) when opening or closing the bar. Of course no one was there. Often the front doors would swing as if someone entered, but again, no one was there.

Newark - Lums Pond State Park - In the early 70's a runaway girl was taken into the woods and killed here. The killer was never caught but sometimes a pleading high pitched voice and muffled screams can be heard from the woods just off the Swamp Forest hiking trail which goes around Lums Pond.

Newark - Salem Church Road - people say there are a family of six walking across the highway. Back in the 1900's the family of six was hung because of witchcraft, ever since then they hunt the highway to find the relatives whom hung them.

Newark - The Valley - A long and windy road near the Pike Creek area that many have sighted eyes, herd screams at night, had things run in front of their cars, seen things chasing their cars, accidents are a near miss on this dark and creepy road. The trees that line it seem to fallow you and bend down towards your passing car, the woods seem to move with you instead of being passed, keep your eyes open and your foot on the break while driving this haunted road. There is also somewhere on this road a tree said to have had an abandoned baby placed in it to die, sometimes if brave passersby stop they can hear the tree "crying" the distinct sound of an infant crying in the darkness surrounds visitors.

Seaford - Maggie's Bridge - You can see Maggie walk down the creek, strange things happen to your car.

Smyrna - Black Diamond Rd. - development on this road is said to be built on top of an Indian Graveyard. Some things can be pretty creepy at night. Lights glow in the distance and people who live in those houses in the development say that when taking pictures of family and friends orbs appear in pictures maybe to appear to be an Indian.

Smyrna - Blevins House - Balls of light, voices, the feeling of that you are not alone, figures walk around, spirit of a dog named Pee-Wee barks. dead neighbor walks on the property in the shape of a vortex. man with no face looks through the window of the living room. Man who?s skull was crushed INSIDE a tree walks on the premises with no head supposedly looking for it.

Smyrna - Cry Baby Bridge - The bridge is said to be haunted by a baby that was born deformed and his teenage mother threw him off the bridge because of his condition. He is said to have monstrously strong legs and he knocks over trees with them when he throws fits crying for his mother. There are trees fallen over all around the bridge. People go there to party and get more than what they were looking for. Car doors lock and windows roll down by themselves and the car begins to roll backwards. Once you are there, the baby doesn?t want you to leave, thinking you?re its long lost mother and it doesn?t want to lose you again.

Smyrna - Union St. - Girl in white dress floating through hallway, chairs turned around backwards, objects misplaced and moved, all electrical objects turned on.

Sussex County - Cypress Swamp - The road alone leading to the swamp is creepy but it also has been said that late at night you can hear voices coming from the woods.

Wilmington - Bancroft Academy - In girls bathroom lights go off you see red eyes glowing and see that they are looking at you.

Wilmington - Dead President's Tavern - This tavern is a very old building (200 years or so) and has had many waiters/waitresses complain of dishes being thrown at them, screaming, dominoes floating from the game boards in the recreation room, and other poltergeis-like incidents and activity, all supposedly related to the ghost of a former customer who was a big prankster (circa 1950's) named lemonade Mullery, who ended up having the last laugh as he slipped in a puddle of urine in the men's room and broke his neck in the late 60's. An odd but true tale, and a strange presence can fairly easily be felt in Dead President's, even by non-psychic individuals.

Wilmington - Rockwood Mansion - balls of light and strange sounds are observed here.

Woonsocket - Mount Saint Charles Academy - Supposedly one of the former Brothers or the Sacred Heart (The brothers that run the high school)had died and was so disliked that the students stuck pencils in his eyes at his funeral. For revenge he is known to haunt the 4th floor and walk in and out of the rooms.

(Look Behind You!!)

Delaware City Fort Delaware
Many people have reported apparitions of Civil War Soldiers and others here. Confederate soldiers were imprisoned here and there is also a graveyard for soldiers who died during the Civil War where paranormal activity has been reported.

Dover
The Governor’s Mansion
Much paranormal activity has been reported by visitors and residents. There is said to be the sound of chains rattling in the basement, a ghost that will drink wine from glasses left in some locations, and a full apparition of a person dressed in 1800’s garb and wig. There are several others including a ghostly young girl in red who plays in the gardens.

Middletown
Locust Grove Farm
The spirit of a young boy is said to reside in this house which is more than 150 years old. Lights reportedly are turned off and on, as are televisions. Voices and other unexplainable noises are frequently heard, and a toy train is said to have turned itself on when no one was near it.

Newark
Christiana Fire Company Station 12
It is said that two ghosts haunt the firehouse; one which has a negative presence and who is said to be seen in the engineer’s room only, and the other, which is said to be a very positive presence who keeps the negative spirit in the engineer’s room. People report that they can “feel” the struggle the moment they come into the building.

Wilmington
Dead President’s Tavern 618 N. Union St.
Many patrons and staff have reported paranormal activity from sensing a presence to full-blown poltergeist activity like plates being thrown at people and game pieces flying around in the rec room. Screaming have also been heard by nearby residents late at night.

32 comments:

  1. awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ive been wanting to check out some of these places for a long time. I eve know of a few others around Sussex County I wanna research more on.

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  3. about station 12 firehouse: there are actully 3 ghosts: the negative in the engineer room, the positive one, and the little girl. the negative you can only "feel" when you're in that room by yourself with the lights off. the positive keeps the others in check but you can never see him. the little girl you can see dressed in periodical clothes walking up and down the tree line by the woods. while renovating, she would slam doors and objects as if agitated. out in the woods there are shallow graves. once in the shower room a firefighter got out of the shower to see his towel on the gruond and wet footprints leading all the way out the door *it was locked!!* and out the firehouse door.

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  4. thanks for the info on the firehouse, want to find out more about what it was built near...

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  5. wow...i go to mount saint charles academy. However i have never seen a "ghost" brother on the fourth flour. 2 questions what was his name and is he only out during night?

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  6. VAN BUREN STREET, WILMINGTON DELAWARE
    Hello. I lived at a house on Van Buren street from the mid 70s to early 1980s. My mother and I moved there from Alabama, and almost as soon as we got settled in, we started hearing strange sounds in the night. The apartment had a fully furnished bedroom, and the furniture was antique. My mother liked it so we used it. On one particular night soon after we moved in, we started hearing the kitchen cabinets open and close and pots and pans clanging. This went on for a while but eventually stopped. In the bedroom we slept in we would hear something beating inside the chest as if it was trying to get out. Because we were from the south and believed in spirits and knew what to do to overcome our fear and remain in the house we just stayed. I remember having a super ball that bounced away and never appeared again. I also saw spirits in the house. My mother saw a lady with long black hair combing her hair at the dresser (it was also antique). She would hear footsteps going up the stairs to the third floor. When she called the cops to have it investigated they would find nothing. Although I lived there over 30 years ago, I still have very vivid dreams about this place and wonder about it's history. If any one knows anything about this particular house on the corner of 6th and Van Buren, please contact me at mtbyrenee@bellsouth.net.

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    1. Hello!
      I had a family reunion tonight and it was funny that my older family said they lived in a house on Vanburen in the 1940's maybe (not too sure of the time but black and white videos) that was haunted.
      I female was seen in a doorway at the top of the stairs or when my great great aunt was getting a bottle for her baby, she would see a shadow hovering about the crib and herself. they just ignored it and she prayed A LOT.
      More than one person in my family had seen the woman

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  7. A schizophrenic man owned the Benny Street Shelter in Newark, DE that existed in the early-mid 1900s. He used to bring the homeless in and offer a place to stay, but then killed them in their sleep and fed them to his cats. It is still one of the few original properties on Benny Street in which college students reside in the split level home. It is rumored that the cats have defects from eating human flesh and still lurk around the residence.

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  8. You forgot the building at Folk Road, exam room 6, in Brandywine

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  9. The Valley is actually located in Chadds Ford, PA. The "Baby Tree" also known as the Skull Tree is located on Cossart Road. The trees bend away from the road and their source of light. It is rumored to have a Satanic Church back off the road, but I don't suggest parking and getting out because the road is very narrow with now street lights on it and if a cop rolls through, you will be ticketed or towed for parking in a no parking no stopping area. The area is known as Beaver Valley and is closer to the Brandywine River and Wilmington Delaware rather than the Pike River and Newark. It is known to have people being chased out by red trucks and black cars that will have either their lights off, or turn their brights on.

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  10. I live on south lake street in richardson park. 4 months after my family and moved in we began to hear the sound of running up and down the stairs, both the basement and living room stairs leading to the second floor. we have even seen dark figures lurking around. my 4 granddaughter says she sees 3 little kids running around and a man just standing and staring. my 2 yr old grandson sees them also but he also, when in his room alone, says he sees a monster that tells him to stab or harm people. thats scary, but we cant afford to move.

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    1. take some pics for us pleez!

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  11. I used to live @ LOCUST GROVE in Middletown. There is a woman in very old white dress that is seen in the apt about the garage & outside of the house by the kitchen. My youngest used to sit in the corner & just talk my oldest refused to go in her sisters room saying a boy was in there.

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  12. I know of most of the places mentioned and their combined theories of haunts. Now to clarify a somewhat "unknown" fact about Cossart Road, commonly known as "Cult house Road", there were not only a number questionable activity on that road from the get go starting with the duPonts, but also if you ever watch the movie with Sean Penn "At Close Range" (which is a biographical movie), but that is the exact location for the mass grave of 6 kids that were killed and buried for knowing too much information. It was also the place where a movie was shot. I want to say the shining but I could be wrong on the exact movie. However the movie props have been there for years which can be very confusing for people who just hear of the history. I live about 5 minutes away from it.
    Now the house in Middletown, again I lived there for many years. One being in a very old mansion. What many don't know is, in the basement of alot of those houses, gambling and boozing took place during the days of prohabition and many people dating back in the 1800's were slave owners. Some of those old feed houses there are NOT feed houses, they are old slave quarters and myself have experienced some questionable things living in that town.

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    1. wow, didn't know At Close Range was a true story! I may go by there for a looksie.

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  13. does anyone know the history of homes on Baynard Blvd.??? I lived on the street for approx. 12 years, after living there the first 2 years, things started happening. Noises downstairs after retiring for the night, like a pile of books, or magazines being thrown on the floor, i went to investigate,but saw nothing amiss.Also, walking in the attic floors, growling in the kitchen area,basement. One night i went upstairs to my room on the second floor, just as I turned into the doorway, a man whispered into my ear, called my name plain as day...i froze, left the lights and TV on all night. I did know what to do...this was back in 1998. my picture was on the floor from the mantel and broken glass...this never happened before.
    In my bedroom I would see large balls of light at the ceiling on some nights. 2314 is haunted for sure...it has been renovated since I moved - something is there.

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  14. cry baby bridge is very freaky ! i would go and park on the bridge at 2 in the morning, my car doors locked and began rolling back wards. you can hear the baby cry.... screams. its very creepy at night when your by yourself. i get goose bumps just thinking about that night of cry baby bridge. !!

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  15. ghosts are real get over yourselfs god i might be 13 but im not stupid GHOSTS ARENT REAL!

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    1. Y r u even on here reading? Shouldn't u b thumping ur bible or engulfed in ur iPhone?

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  16. Why did you read this if you don't even believe in ghosts -.- why don't you get over yourself eh?

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  17. I live on union st. in smyrna delaware. There has been alot of activity on my street. I have seen an elderly woman in the back yard that just dissappears. Chairs will move all around downstairs. I have seen a shadowman in our living room. My family and friends and I have been scratched, touched, and shoved.

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  18. What road in Smyrna is cry baby bridge? I cant find details anywhere on the exact location.

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  19. Does anyone know how to get to The Valley Road? And what is the exact name of it?

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    1. Valley Road, the one located in Hockessin/Pike Creek is right off of Lancaster Pike if you're from Wilmington or PA. It stretches all the way out to Papermill Road and Kirkwood highway. In Delaware road names change a lot so its called Valley Road, North Star rd, and Pike Creek rd throughout the whole stretch. Ridden down this road a good portion of my life... definitely not haunted.

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  20. Around the Hockessin Delaware area there is an old abandoned NVF factory located on Yorklyn Rd. Definitely one of the most haunted roads of the area. You could be having a great night out with friends driving around laughing, but one wrong turn down this road, and everyone suddenly gets the same freaky feeling and bad butterflies in the pit of their stomach. In my opinion definitely one of the most haunted roads around. Valley road is not haunted.

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  21. I have heard Most Haunted Stories of a palce Located between Buffalo and Rochester in East Bethany, Rolling Hills Asylum dates back to 1827 when it opened as the Genesee County Poor Farm, aka "The Old County Home." Its original building was a carriage house and stagecoach stop, operating since 1790, but the land was chosen because it was mid-county and accessible to all.

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  22. Anyone have a stay at the AmericInn in Harrington? I worked there for 4 years and there's no doubt it's haunted. Among seeing orbs with your naked eye, you can actually see shadows, hear whispers, and things often move FEET from their location in front of your eyes for no reason (Such as a trashcan just happening to move on it's own while you're sitting nearby...) and many other things. There have been guest complaints of items such as coffee pots being thrown at them while being alone in a room, or chairs in the pool room moving. I'd say at least once a week I had had an experience. Definitely glad that I do NOT work there any longer. On the corner of Corn Crib and Route 13 in Harrington, Delaware. Never experienced anything like that in my life previously, or after my time at this location.

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  23. Used 2 bartend @ Chef's Table/ old David Finney Inn. I believe the ghost there is the same one that roams the Amstel House across the street. The Finney family owned both properties. I got the impression there was a tunnel between the two buildings. Is this so?

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  24. Thanks for sharing this list! I have always been a big fan of places like these during the fall season because they always help me get ready for Halloween, which is one of my favorite time of the year. I am a big fan of haunted hayrides in DE because it seems like it is always a new experience every year I go to one.

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  25. there is one in Sussex county I have heard about from my mother in law and that's redden forest near Georgetown it is said that a swamp boy and headless horseman roam the forest . swamp boy as he is known he was a child that was dropped off and left behind by his family he has been seen crossing the road and headless horseman phantom causes car accidents yearly after being seen by several people riding on route 113 Sussex county

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  26. I have been to Christiana fire station 12 and have investigated it for 6 hours and no evidence was found but you can check it out for yourself.. I would like to investigate all reported haunts..

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