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The Definitive Guide To All Things Haunted And Creepy In Delaware

A beautiful state that boasts a rich history, Delaware’s also known for its fair share of haunted places and creepy occurrences. If you’re interested in the paranormal, you’ll find a little bit of everything in Delaware – real-life haunted houses, a terrifying haunted road, and even a haunted hotel. Those who are brave enough can go camping at a haunted campground, embark on a haunted hiking trail, and go on a paranormal tour of a haunted prison. If you prefer the pretend to the real, you’ll love Halloween in Delaware, especially Frightland, one of the most terrifying haunted destinations in the United States. Here are just a few tales of the haunted and the creepy in Delaware.

5 Creepy Facts About Delaware


  1. Delaware is home to quite a few poisonous animals, including the kissing bug. Those who are unfortunate enough to be bit by a kissing bug may contract Chagas, which can be deadly in children and cause heart and gastrointestinal problems in adults.
  2. Chickens outrank people in Delaware. That’s right. There are 200 times more chickens than people in the state. While that might not be too creepy, it is pretty interesting.
  3. Lums Pond State Park has the most haunted campground in Delaware, haunted by the spirit of a young girl who was raped and murdered in that very park. Campers tell of hearing a young girl’s screams throughout the night.
  4. If you visit Long Cemetery in Frankford, look for the Catman’s Grave. It should be easy enough to find as it’s said to be protected by the apparition of a half-human/half-cat. Legend states that if you knock three times on Catman’s Grave late at night, he’ll appear.
  5. Woodland Beach in Smyrna once had a thriving boardwalk. Today, despite the boardwalk now being gone, ghosts of yesteryear remain on the beach and are often seen wandering on the sand and along the pier in the moonlight.