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Real Haunts in Delaware- Paranormal DE

Did you know Delaware is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, Delaware has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. Delaware's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about Delaware's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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    John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War," is said to haunt this plantation. Reports here include the sound of a quill pen writing on parchment in his den and his bed mysteriously gets all messed up in the afternoons, as if he has taken a nap. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Museums

  •   Dead President's Tavern Wilmington, DE
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    At this tavern, visitors have reported hearing laughter at night while closing up the building. Other haunting reports here include objects moved on their own, the temperature dropping suddenly and the feeling of a heavy presence. Some believe the location is haunted by a former visitor to the tavern who died after he slipped and broke his neck there. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   Amstel House Museum New Castle, DE
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    This residence dates back to the 17th Century and was built by Dr. John Dinney, his son David built a home right across the street, which is also said to be haunted! There was an underground tunnel that connected the two homes and a ghost is said to linger in both residences, believed to be a family member of the Dinney's. The ghost seems to like the third floor of both homes, where it... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Museums

  •   Deer Park Tavern Newark, DE
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    This tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. Both Edgar Allan Poe and George Washington were said to have stayed at the inn and according to local legend, Poe cursed the place after slipping in the mud outside. Haunting reports here include unexplained sounds, and doors that open and close on their own. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   Brick Hotel On The Circle Georgetown, DE
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    Formerly a public house, this hotel dates back to the 19th century and was said to be associated with a rough crowd in the past. Haunting reports here include orbs that appear in photos, doors that unlock and open by unseen hands, and paintings that move around on their own during the night. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging

  •   Lums Pond State Park Bear, DE
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    At this park, there have been reports of ghostly screams and pleading coming from the woods, just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the murder of a runaway girl in the 1970's, her killer was never captured. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Highway 12 West Felton, DE
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    This stretch of road is said to be haunted by a ghostly dog with red, glowing eyes. Stories say an angry tenant murdered his landlord, ground up the body, and fed it to his dog. The ghostly dog has been spotted on the side of the road during the night. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Airport Road Seaford, DE
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    This road is believed to be haunted by two ghosts, one a Confederate Soldier and the other of a weeping bride who appears on Valentine's Day. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

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    The spot that is believed to be haunted at this state park is near the campground bicycle trail adjacent from Spotting Tower 12, underneath what appears to be a dune. The face of a phantom soldier has been spotted inside while recording video, and people have been growled at while standing outside the bunker - no animal tracks in sight. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Addy Sea Inn Bethany Beach, DE
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    There are a couple of different rooms at this inn that are believed to be haunted. Room #1 is said to have a shaking bathtub, Room #6 has had phantom organ music played inside, and room #11 is rumored to be haunted by a former handyman. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Hotels & Lodging

  •   Woodland Beach Smyrna, DE
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    Stories that say on moonlight nights, apparitions can be spotted wandering around the place where a 1900s boardwalk used to be. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel Delaware City, DE
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    This location operates as Crabby Dick's, a seafood restaurant, and dates back to 1830. The restaurant is said to be home to something eerie, which witnesses have confirmed, along with a paranormal investigation that also backed up the claim. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   The Governor's Cafe Dover, DE
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    This cafe is housed inside a building that dates back to 1857 and is believed to be haunted. Haunting reports here involve paintings of historic Dover buildings on the cafe walls. Stories say if you look close enough at each painting, you'll be able to see a ghost peeking out of a window. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   Salem Church Road Newark, DE
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    Stories say that at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be spotted walking across the road. They were said to have been hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900's. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Fort Delaware Delaware City, DE
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    Fort Delaware has been featured on the TV Show Ghost Hunters and now operates as a State Park. It is believed to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were once imprisoned here during the Civil War. The soldier's apparitions have been spotted watching tour groups pass by and many have also seen them in photos. Other reports here include disembodied voices, cold spots and the sounds of... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Museums

  •   The Green Dover, DE
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    As one of the town's three public squares, The Green is surrounded by shops, government buildings, homes and taverns, and is said to be haunted. An angrry judge's apparition is said to linger here and walk among the tombstones nearby and out onto the Green. The location is the site where Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Blevin's House Smyrna, DE
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    This home dates back to the late 19th Century and is said to be haunted by a number of spirits. Reports here include ghostly balls of light that have been seen throughout the halls and rooms, or from outside in the garden, footsteps, disembodied voices, feelings of someone being around while you're alone and spectral figures that have been spotted in some of the rooms. A ghostly barking... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses

  •   Old Gumboro Homestead Millsboro, DE
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    Gumboro is renowned for its haunted homestead. Witnesses have heard heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps inside the old house, and specttal figures have been seen moving across the yard. A harmonica has also been heard in the early hours of morning or late at night. The spirits are said to be that of a younger friendly child and an older solitary ghost, whose voices can sometimes... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses

  •   David Finney Inn New Castle, DE
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    This location used to operate as a bed and breakfast but is no longer in operation. The inn dates back to the 17th Century and was built across the street from David Finney's father's home, which is now the Amstel House Museum. An underground is said to connect the two residences, and a ghost is believed to haunt both and is rumored to be a family member. The spirit is said to linger... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Restaurants & Bars

  •   Cannonball House Lewes, DE
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    Dating back to 1765, this historic home was once the most well-known building in Lewes. It has survived the 1813 shelling of Lewes by the British during the War of 1812 and still has a cannonball lodged in its side to this very day! It is also considered to be extremely haunted. Reports here include footsteps and screams, possibly related to the death of a female that once lived in the... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses | Real Haunted Museums

  •   Rockwood Mansion Wilmington, DE
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    This English-style estate and museum was built in the 1850's and is believed to be one of Delaware's haunted destinations. Paranormal reports here include cold spots, disembodied voices and a man's apparition. The sounds of ghostly children playing has also been heard. Ghost tours are available and the estate has also been featured on TV's "Ghost Story." Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Museums

  •   Smyrna Museum Smyrna, DE
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    This museum is housed inside a once private residence which was used as barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldier in the Civil War. Paranormal reports here include unexplained sounds and voices, objects moving on their own and the feelings of being watched. Read More

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    This mansion dates back to 1790 and is believed to be haunted by some ghosts that enjoy wine. They are known to leave an empty decanter that was filled every night. There are a number of spirits reported here, including that of former owner, Dr. M.W. Bates' father. Another is that of a man who wears a white wig, a floating specter who wears a Revolutionary War outfit and a young girl in... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Houses

  •   Belmont Hall Smyrna, DE
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    This historic banquet hall sits on four acres and is said to be haunted by a ghostly guard who was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk during the American Revolution. Haunting stories say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second floor. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places

  •   Old Maggie's Bridge Seaford, DE
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    Stories tell a tale of a pregnant woman named Maggie who was killed in a car accident on the bridge. Legend says whoever gets out of their cars and calls out "Maggie, I have your baby," are supposed to cause some sort of paranormal activity. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Locust Grove Farm Middletown, DE
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    Over a century old, this farmhouse was the location of a young boy's death in the early 1900s. Hauntings were said to take place after the incident, including lights turning on and off by themselves, furniture being moved around, eerie noises, appliances turning on and off by themselves and the feeling of not being alone. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Places | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

  •   Black Diamond Road Smyrna, DE
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    Stories say the development here was built atop an old Native American graveyard, which may be why many believe the site is haunted. Reports here include unexplained glowing lights and orbs that sometimes appear in photos. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses

  •   Cooch's Bridge Newark, DE
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    This historic site was the location of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Local legend says that a British soldier got his head shot off during battle, and he still appears here to this day on foggy, moonless nights as a headless apparition. Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Bridges & Overpasses | Real Haunted Nature & Outdoors (ie. Haunted Woods)

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    Legend says that a Catman creature, who in life was a caretaker of the graveyard and had catlike features, is said to watch over the cemetery from beyond the grave. It has been said that he scares away teens who come to party at the graveyard. Some say he is buried in an above-ground tomb located in the center of the cemetery, and that if you knock three times on the brick wall behind... Read More

    Categories: Real Haunted Cemeteries

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