Salem Church Road

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Local stories say every night at around midnight, a ghostly family of six can be seen walking across the road. They were hanged for witchcraft nearby in the early 1900s. Rumor has it that a great number of car accidents occur here around this hour.

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Address:
Salem Church Road
Newark, DE
United States

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GPS:
39.632102751272505, -75.70593881624518
County:
New Castle County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Bear, DE (2.5 mi.)
Brookside, DE (2.7 mi.)
Glasgow, DE (2.8 mi.)
Newark, DE (4.3 mi.)
Pike Creek, DE (6.8 mi.)
Elkton, MD (7.0 mi.)
Pike Creek Valley, DE (7.2 mi.)
Delaware City, DE (7.3 mi.)
Wilmington Manor, DE (7.5 mi.)
Newport, DE (7.6 mi.)

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  1. Jenn The Great  |  

    This road isn’t haunted. I moved from the Midwest to Salem Woods just off Salem Church Rd. in 1995 and I have not seen a ghost on Salem Church Rd. in my entire 21 years. I’ve never even heard of such a “ghost family”. To the best of my knowledge, there have been minimal accidents on Salem Church Rd., and those that DO occur are usually due to weather conditions, during rush hour, or after bar hours (2am-ish). There ARE some haunted locations nearby, such as Old New Castle and Cooches Bridge, but any local can tell you Salem Church Rd. hasn’t seen any paranormal activity.

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