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Do you ever watch the show Ghost Hunters? It’s gotten to be a pretty big thing. We had a group of high school students come in the other day that are big fans of the show and wanted to know if Delaware had any haunted places.
Of course we do! There are numerous stories of ghosts at Fort Delaware and Woodburn, the governor’s house. Delaware has ghost stories from New Castle to Sussex. And not just houses, there are stories of ghost on roads, beaches, and in forests. They looked in our newspaper clippings collection and our general reference collection. They also looked at some books in our collections such as Haunted Delaware by Caroline Woods, and Civil War Ghosts at Fort Delaware by Ed Okonowicz.
For more information view the haunted Delaware exhibit on our website.