Delaware October 17, 2017
Not Many People Realize These 8 Little Known Haunted Places In Delaware Exist
Sure, everyone knows about the
Ghosts of Woodburn and the creepy happenings at Fort Delaware, but you might not be aware of some of these other haunted places in Delaware, where creepy, unexplained activities have led locals to insist that ghosts still roam around.
1. The Lewden House, Christinana, Wilmington
The historic Lewden House, built in 1770, has long been a local legend and rumors of ghosts, apparitions, and unexplained sights have surrounded the property for nearly as long as it has been standing.
2. The Lesley / Deemer Mansion, New Castle
Allan and Jane Lesley, both former residents of this 1700s era mansion, have been known to haunt the halls of the home. In recent years, it was a Bed and Breakfast, and now it's home to a family that runs an antique store out of one of the basement rooms. The home is often available for tours during the New Castle Spirit of Christmas events, every year in December.
3. Old Gumboro Homestead
Gumboro's Haunted Homestead is has been plagued with spooky sounds of heavy breathing and stomping footsteps, and spirits have been seen moving across the yard. Oftentimes, neighbors have heard the eerie sounds of a harmonica being played in the early hours of morning. The ghosts each seem to be friendly and youthful.
4. Cooch's Bridge
Cooch's Bridge is the site of a Revolutionary War battle. Local legend tells of British soldiers who lost their lives and wander the former battlefield searching for their lost limbs.
5. Devil's Road, Chadds Ford
Though Devil's Road is just along the border in Pennsylvania, many Delawareans have made the short trek to this creepy, nightmare road. The woods along Devil's Road (AKA Cossart Road) are so spooky that the M. Night Shyamalan film "The Village" was filmed here.
6. Cry Baby Bridge, Smyrna
Cry Baby Bridge in Smyrna is a lesser known haunted spot right on the border with Maryland, on Walnut Tree Road. The story goes that a woman once threw her baby off of the bridge, disgusted with his physical abnormalities. The (understandably) upset baby still haunts the woods, bending trees with his superhuman strength, and appearing along the bridge.
7. Blevin's House, Smyrna
Orbs of light appearing in photographs, unexplained shadows, the sounds of hell hounds, and whispers are all part of the unexplained phenomena that have been reported from Blevin's House in Smyrna.
8. Catman's Grave, Frankford
Long Cemetery in Frankford has a strange guardsman - the Catman. He's the ghost of a man who used to tend to the graves here, and now he continues to watch over his former life's work. Cars left here have been known to fail, and the Catman likes to scare away those who come to the graveyard to party, or otherwise disrespect the resting.
Just in time for Halloween – do you live anywhere near these spooky, haunted places in Delaware?