Delaware December 18, 2016
9 Spine-Tingling Hauntings Said To Be True In Delaware
Delaware is a creepy, spooky, haunted state! We’ve got haunted prisons and museums where ghosts of the Civil War still haunt visitors, we’ve got a wine drinking host ghost, and we’ve got your usual tinker-with-the-lights ghosts, too. Check out some of the creepiest hauntings in the first state – have you experienced anything strange or paranormal at these places?
1. John Dickinson Mansion, Dover
John Dickinson's ghost haunts this old plantation that's still open to visitors. You can hear sounds echoing through the halls and occasionally spot weird orbs in photos taken on the grounds.
2. The Delaware City Hotel
Now known as Crabby Dick's, the Delaware City Hotel has been haunted since the moment it was put up! Orbs in photos are the most common phenomenon here, but you might also get lucky and hear some strange noises, or see a door swing wide open.
3. The Smyrna Museum
The Smyrna Museum is so haunted that they host ghost tours in the Fall! This was once a recruitment center for Civil War soldiers, and those soldiers who did not return from war have certainly returned to the place that sealed their fate.
4. Bellevue Hall, Wilmington
Bellevue Hall is in Bellevue State Park, and certain floors of the building have been closed due to "unexplained activity".
5. The Addy Sea Inn, Bethany Beach
The Addy Sea Inn is still open for overnight stays in Bethany Beach, despite many, many guests feeling the presence of the ghosts that haunt the old hotel. You might hear some noises, experience objects and doors moving, and find orbs in your photos of your stay.
6. Fort Delaware
Fort Delaware is SO haunted that Ghost Hunters, the popular TV show, has visited twice. Once, they chose the site as their season finale, because they knew it would make quite a show. Objects moving, soldiers appearing, and the sound of cannon fire are just some of the things you might experience on a visit.
7. The Green, Dover
Dover has been the state capital for years, and the beautiful Green is one of the nicest places to spend time in Delaware. However, if you happen to cross the ground at night, you might run into the spirit of an angry judge that cannot rest.
8. Amstel House, New Castle
The eerie, colonial Amstel house is said to be the site of a ghost that wanders old New Castle, taking residence in several homes before returning to the Amstel house, seeking rest that he can never find.
9. Lum's Pond
Along the swamp trail, it's said that you can hear a young girl's scream. Apparently, there was a murder in the woods around the pond in the late 1800s - and some creepy things continue to happen at the State Park
Just these hauntings alone are enough to creep me out! Do you like to read about these hauntings in Delaware? Check out our
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