Delaware May 05, 2017
We Checked Out The 10 Most Terrifying Places In Delaware And They’re Horrifying
The First State is quite the creepy place to wander after dark! We were the first state, so our ghosts go way back. The history of Delaware includes being the home of the most feared Civil War prison, Governors dining with ghosts, and more paranormal happenings that’ll have you questioning your own experiences. Here are 10 places in Delaware that are sure to creep you out, scare you, and haunt your dreams. Click the caption to be taken to a full article about each of these creepiest places in Delaware.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
Delaware’s Most Haunted Road, Seaford
Delaware’s most haunted road is a short bridge in Seaford that’s known locally as Maggie’s Bridge. According to legend, a young, pregnant woman named Maggie Bloxom was decapitated in an accident on this bridge in the late 19th century. Maggie, pregnant at continues to haunt passersby, searching for her lost baby – and perhaps her head.
The Forgotten Mansion That Is One Of The Most Haunted Places in Delaware
This mansion is rumored to be haunted by former residents, including a man in a red smoking jacket, his trusty canine companion, a young child, and a woman who wanders around with a halo of chilly air as she approaches guests. You can take a ghost tour of the house to judge for yourself whether the haunting tales are true.
The Haunted B&B That Will Make Your Vacation Unforgettable
The Addy Sea Inn has 10 normal rooms and 3 haunted rooms - which would you choose to stay in? Room 6 offers you organ music that floats on the air. Room 1 will demonstrate a shaking bathtub - if you're lucky. In Room 11, the jacuzzi turns on and your cell phones turn off. Dare you stay here? The view of the beach may be worth it...
The Creepy, One-of-a-Kind Store You'll Only Find In Delaware
The Oddporium in Arden is the strangest, creepiest store in Delaware. Make friends with animal skeletons, pick up a vintage mortician makeup kit, and chat with the incredible, friendly, dedicated owners... just try not to take any spirits home with you.
Delaware's Most Haunted House
Large, looming trees and an eerie driveway are just the beginning of the story of Woodburn, which has been haunted since the early 1820s. Fun loving ghosts drink down decanters of wine, friendly ghosts join Governors for breakfast, and one evil ghost can still be heard screaming from the tree and jangling his shackles, because he hanged to death trying to raid the mansion and capture freed slaves.
The Pond In Delaware With A Dark And Evil History That Will Never Be Forgotten
Lum's Pond was the site of a gruesome murder in the 1870s. A young runaway girl was found here, tortured, and some say she still haunts the swamp trail. Have you heard her screams on your late-afternoon hikes?
The Abandoned Fort In Delaware That Is One Of The Most Haunted Places In The World
Fort Delaware, a former Civil War prison camp, is one of the most haunted places in the world! It is so well known for being a hotbed of paranormal activity that the show Ghost Hunters has visited multiple times. In the fall, they host hours-long, after-dark paranormal investigations... I don't think I'm brave enough to join!
The Terrifying Farm That Just Might Be The Scariest Place In All Of Delaware
The Legend of Frightland tells of a Dr. Thaddeus Idalia who lost his mind after finding his daughter's corpse hanging from his barn. He then dedicated his life to conducting unspeakable experiments on both human and animal subjects, trying to learn how to bring the dead back to life. Visit his farm in September and October to see the results of his terrifying experiments and celebrate fall in one of the creepiest places in Delaware.
The Abandoned Delaware Mill That Is Truly Grim
Bancroft Mills was opened in 1831 on the banks of the Brandywine. The site grew over the years until it was shut down in 1961. It has been sitting vacant since, and has burned in massive fires at least twice. Check out the link above to find fascinating drove footage of the site after the most recent fire.
The Beautiful Abandoned Mansion Hiding In Plain Sight
The Jehu Reed house is right at the intersection of Bowers Beach Rd and Route One (Bay Rd) in Little Heaven, Delaware. It's a historic landmark that was originally consturcted in 1771, for Henry Newell. The Reed family took over the residence in 182,7, and in in 1868 the house was expanded. This may have been the site of the very first peach orchard in the country! Unfortunately, the site has fallen into disrepair, and now just remains as a creepy, half-broken shell of a home that looks sadly over the traveling vacationers.
There’s nothing I love more than finding all of the spookiest, creepiest places in Delaware. If you feel the same, then grab a few friends and drag them along on
This Haunted Road Trip That Will Lead You To The Scariest Places In Delaware.