07/25/16

10 Haunted Places in Delaware That Will Give You Chills

Delaware may be small, but it’s full of ghosts, ghouls, and things that go bump in the night. Here are 10 haunted places in Delaware that may just leave you sleepless.

Fort Delaware – Delaware City

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Now a state park, Fort Delaware once imprisoned Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. Now the soldiers’ restless spirits reportedly pace the halls, searching for a way out. Other ghosts at the old fort include a guard who died after tumbling down a set of stairs and a kitchen servant who checks up on equipment and meals.

Cry Baby Bridge – Smyrna

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A deformed infant reportedly haunts a cry baby bridge in Smyrna (located on Walnut Tree Road between Smyrna, Delaware and Millington, Maryland). Abandoned and murdered by his teenage mother, the furious baby screams and wails and kicks his hideously strong legs, felling trees in the process. Visitors report their cars behave strangely at the old bridge and that the baby prevents young women from leaving because he believes they may be his long-lost mother.

Dead Presidents Pub & Restaurant – Wilmington

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Housed in a building more than 200 years old, Dead Presidents Pub is reportedly haunted, not by a dead president, but by “Lemonade” Mullery, a former patron who died after slipping on a puddle of urine in the men’s room. Bartenders and waitresses now claim the spirit hurls dishes, levitates dominoes, and cackles at bewildered guests.

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07/19/13

5 Haunted Skating Rinks in the U.S.

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Skating rinks and ghosts seem an unlikely combination, but at least five rinks in the U.S. have a haunted reputation. Perhaps the Hockey Pockey is what it’s all about?

Milford Skating Rink, Milford, DE
The Milford Skating Rink has employed dozens since opening its doors in 1982. However, it seems some are reluctant clock out for good. According to the rink’s current owners, skates at the rental counter tumble off their racks and then land right side up on the counter several feet away. The owners believe it is the spirit of a former employee tending to the equipment. Cold spots also plague the rink’s DJ booth, and music blares even when all of the gear is off. A popular DJ manned the booth before dying unexpectedly. Is he responsible for the strange activity?

Skatin’ Place, St. Cloud, MN
Alleged paranormal events at Skatin’ Place include lights that turn on in the middle of the night, arcade games that inexplicably switch on and off, heavy footsteps on the roof, and even face in the air vent. Legend has it a boy died in the marsh near Skatin’ Place before the rink’s construction. However, there’s no proof of his existence.

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09/20/12

Eerie Eats: 100 Haunted Restaurants in the United States (Alabama – Idaho)

Do you like a side of ghosts with your evening meal? Here’s the first of a four-part series featuring 100 haunted restaurants from across the United States. We’ve got ghost hookers in Alaska, a heartbroken spirit in California, and the hotel that inspired Stephen King’s The Shining. Order up!

Alabama

The Victoria Restaurant, Anniston
A woman in white reportedly roams the upper landing of The Victoria Inn and Restaurant. Guests and staff report hearing unexplained footsteps, glasses clinking in the bar, and piano music in empty rooms.

1604 Quintard Avenue
Anniston, AL 36201
256-236-0503

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Rawls Restaurant, Enterprise
Original owner Captain Japheth Rawls reportedly lurks around the cellar of the historic Rawls Restaurant, spooking waitresses with his sudden presence. Mischievous spirits in the kitchen steal utensils or bang on pots and pans. Guests and employees also report hearing children laughing and playing, even when children clearly aren’t around.

116 South Main Street
Enterprise, AL 36330
334-347-7612

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