Haunted Places in West Denton, Maryland



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    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware

    20.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    A ghost dog with glowing red eyes is said to walk this stretch, according to local legend. So the story goes, an angry tenant murdered his landlord, ground up the body and fed it to his dog. The ghost dog has been seen at the roadside by nighttime drivers.


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    Aida's Victoriana Inn

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    21.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    This nineteenth century bed and breakfast inn is located right on the harbour, and is believed to have its own resident ghost. The spirit of a man who passed away in an upstairs room before paying his bill has been known to leave money around the house for the ...


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    Old Brick Inn - Kemp House Bed and Breakfast

    Saint Michaels, Maryland

    21.9 miles from West Denton, MD

    This historic bed and breakfast inn dates back to 1807, and was formerly owned by a civil war soldier. The inn is believed to be haunted by the a pair of gentleman who have been heard arguing in a downstairs room, a blue ball of light that flies through ...


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    Old Maggie's Bridge

    Seaford, Delaware

    22.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    Local legend tells of a pregnant woman named Maggie who was killed in an auto accident on the bridge. The legend says those who get out of their cars and call out "Maggie, I have your baby" are supposed to cause paranormal activity of some sort.


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    Airport Road

    Seaford, Delaware

    23.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    Two ghosts are rumored to appear walking along this road. One is a Confederate soldier's apparition. The other, which is said to show up on Valentine's Day, is the ghost of a weeping bride.


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    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    25.1 miles from West Denton, MD

    The apparition of an angry judge is said to walk among the tombstones nearby and out onto the Green. The historic park near the courthouse and the State House, laid out in 1717, is the site where Delaware voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution.


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    Bayly Orem House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    25.2 miles from West Denton, MD

    This historic house dates back to 1888, and now serves as a complex of quaint apartments. A former tenant claims the front parlour room is haunted, and reported flickering lights, objects being moved by unseen hands and the faint sound of ghostly laughter when there was no one around. (Submitted ...


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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    25.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    The building that houses the Governor's Cafe dates back to 1857 and is said to be haunted. But you don't have to stay up all night or wait until after closing time to witness a ghost here. Reports say that if you look closely at the paintings of historic Dover ...


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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    25.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    The 1790 mansion is said to be haunted by some wine-loving ghosts, known to empty a decanter that was filled every night. Among the ghosts reported here for decades are the apparition of former owner Dr. M.W. Bates' father, another apparition of a man who wears a white wig, a ...


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    Cator House

    Cambridge, Maryland

    25.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    The Cator House restaurant is reportedly haunted by original owner Emily Cator, who originally built it as an inn. Staff members claim to have heard and felt Emily's ghost.


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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    25.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    John Dickinson Plantation is said to be haunted by John Dickinson himself, also known as the "penman of the Revolutionary War." The sound of a quill pen writing on parchment has been recorded in his den and his bed mysteriously becomes rumpled in the afternoons, as if he has taken ...


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    Kent Manor Inn

    Stevensville, Maryland

    26.1 miles from West Denton, MD

    The ghost of former inn resident Alexander Thompson reportedly haunts the building after hanging himself in Room #210 of the hotel. Disembodied voices and footsteps have been heard, doors open and close by themselves and guests staying in the room where he died have reported smelling cigar smoke. Strange lights ...


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    27.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    Local legend tells of a teenage mother who gave birth to a deformed baby. She threw him off the bridge, and he is now a ghost with very strong legs, prone to knocking down trees with his crying fits. It is said that the fallen trees all over the area ...


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    Brick Hotel On The Circle

    Georgetown, Delaware

    28 miles from West Denton, MD

    This former nineteenth century hotel was formerly a public house, and was associated with a rough crowd in the old days. The building has a lot of history, which includes a fair amount of ghostly activity. Reports indicate that orbs appear in photographs, doors are unlocked and opened by ...


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    30.9 miles from West Denton, MD

    The historic Belmont Hall is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a guard who, during the American Revolution, was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk. Reports say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second floor.


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    31 miles from West Denton, MD

    The house in which the museum resides was used as a barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldiers in the Civil War. Witnesses have heard unexplained voices and sounds, seen things moving on their own, and reported a feeling of being watched.


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    Blevin's House

    Smyrna, Delaware

    31.1 miles from West Denton, MD

    This late nineteenth century property is haunted by several eerie apparitions. Ghostly balls of light can be seen drifting through the hallways and rooms of the house, or from outside in the garden. Disembodied voices and footsteps can be heard late at night when there is no one around. ...


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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    33.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    Local legends say the development here was built on an old Native American graveyard, which may be the reason that witnesses have seen unexplained glowing lights and the folks who live here say when they take photographs at home, orbs sometimes appear in the pictures.


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    Middleton Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    The tavern is housed in a 1740 former private residence. It is said to be haunted by a ghost nicknamed Roland who has been seen in the first-floor dining rooms. He wears Revolutionary War-era clothing and looks out the window toward the water. He brings with him the smell of ...


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    Paca House and Garden

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    At this preserved historic museum site, an apparition of a man has been seen wearing colonial clothing and peering out the upper windows. Some believe he is William Paca himself, a former Maryland governor and signer of the Declaration of Independence.


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    Governor Calvert House

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    This elegant old-fashioned hotel was formerly the residence of the state governor, and is rumoured to be haunted. Guests and staff have reportedly encountered the apparition of a man in period clothing, the spirit of a woman who committed suicide during the 1940's and a male presence known as ...


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    Galway Bay Restaurant

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    This late nineteenth century restaurant and pub serves up a variety of spirits, including whisky, scotch and even some ghost stories. Staff working late hours have reported the apparition of a servant girl in the basement, while diners have reportedly mistaken her for a staff member in the courtyard. ...


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    Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge

    Church Creek, Maryland

    35.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    The 27,000 acres of tidal marshes, forest and ponds that make up this refuge are said to be haunted by a demon mule. Long ago, the beast was known to attack loggers and fishermen, so the locals hunted it and chased it to its death in quicksand. The unhappy mule's ...


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    The Maryland Inn

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.6 miles from West Denton, MD

    This hotel dates back to 1772, and is the oldest continuously operated hotel in the country. And, according to staff and guests, it may just be the most haunted as well. Visitors and employees at the inn have reported cold spots, the scent of perfume, ghostly voices, disembodied footsteps ...


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    Reynolds Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    Mary Reynolds, who inherited the place after her husband William died in 1777, is the haunt who resides here. Witnesses have reported that objects move, and a ghostly woman's voice has been heard singing Christmas carols. The ghost also is said to have broken a dish during a ghost-hunting investigation.


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    U.S. Naval Institute

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    The U.S. Naval Institute was a former home for the poor and mentally unstable, then a Civil War hospital. It is said to be haunted by a patient, a soldier named Jimmy Sutton who died in 1907. He is suspected to have been shot in an argument over a woman. ...


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    Rams Head Tavern

    Annapolis, Maryland

    35.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    Built around 1831, the tavern has a legend relating to a ghost named Amy. She had been a prostitute employed by tavern guests, and died on the job. A bedpost, said to be hers, is on display in the downstairs bar. Her apparition has been seen by staff and even ...


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    Witch's Grave - Truxton Park

    Annapolis, Maryland

    36 miles from West Denton, MD

    The witch's grave is said to be found at Truxton Park, in the woods past the third baseball field near a slanted tree. The witch is said to have been buried here in the 1800s but escaped from the grave, never to be seen again. Rumor has it that on ...


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    36.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to be.


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    Poplar Hill Mansion

    Salisbury, Maryland

    38.1 miles from West Denton, MD

    This 1795 plantation house is now a museum, and is rumoured to be haunted by a number of spirits from long ago. Among these are a slave girl who burned to death after her dress caught fire, a former owner of the residence and a male servant known as ...


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    Old Gumboro Homestead

    Millsboro, Delaware

    38.2 miles from West Denton, MD

    The small township of Gumboro is renowned for it's haunted homestead. The sound of heavy breathing and disembodied footsteps have been reported in the old house, as well as spectral figures moving across the yard. A harmonica can also heard be played in the early hours of morning or late ...


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    Cannonball House

    Lewes, Delaware

    38.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    This home dates back to 1765 and is one of the most well-known buildings in Lewes, Delaware. It 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 day (hence the name of the home). ...


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    Bay Oaks

    Lewes, Delaware

    38.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    This subdivision is said to be built over the site where a massacre took place, involving Native Americans who attacked Dutch settlers. Pottery and arrowheads have been found on the grounds. It is reported that spirits here usually show themselves only to those of Dutch ancestry. Streaks and orbs have ...


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    Cape Henlopen State Park

    Lewes, Delaware

    39.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    Location is near the campground bicycle trail adjacent from Spotting Tower 12 underneath what appears to be a dune. Face of phantom soldier seen inside while recording video, have been growled at while standing outside the bunker with no animal tracks in sight, the only tracks were our own, and ...


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    Long Cemetery - Catman's Grave

    Frankford, Delaware

    41.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    Local legend has it that a Catman creature, in life a graveyard caretaker who had catlike features, watches over the cemetery from beyound the grave. He is said to scare away teens who come to the graveyard to party. Some say he's buried in an above-ground tomb in the center ...


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    Witch's Tree

    Whaleyville, Maryland

    41.5 miles from West Denton, MD

    This gnarled, bizarre-looking cypress tree is often said to be in Selbyville, Delaware, but it is in fact on Swamp Road just over the state line in Whaleyville, MD (see the map for the precise location). Almost everyone who has ever walked up to the tree has experienced something ...


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    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    44 miles from West Denton, MD

    The farmhouse is over a century old, and in the early 1900's, it is said a little boy died there. Ever since, a series of hauntings have begun, such as lights going on and off, furniture moving around and appliances turning on and off by themselves. There are also strange ...


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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    45.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...


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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    47.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top ...


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    Fort McHenry

    Baltimore, Maryland

    47.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    Lt. Levi Clagett's apparition has been said to appear walking, or even floating, around the fort, the bombardment of which inspired Francis Scott Key to write the U.S. National Anthem.


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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    47.6 miles from West Denton, MD

    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the beach.


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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    47.8 miles from West Denton, MD

    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never caught.


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    Addy Sea Inn

    Bethany Beach, Delaware

    48.4 miles from West Denton, MD

    The reports of haunting at Addy Sea Inn are fairly standard. Room 1 of the Addy apparently has a shaking bathtub though there has been no investigation into the plumbing and no reports of whether the shaking occurs when water is turned on or off has been documented. In Room ...


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    The Wharf Rat

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.6 miles from West Denton, MD

    Patrons at this eighteenth century tavern have reportedly seen the apparition of a distressed local man. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Waterfront Hotel

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    Built in 1771, the former hotel is currently a restaurant. Witnesses have reported hearing voices and footsteps coming from the empty upper floors.


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    Whistling Oyster

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    This upmarket seafood restaurant and bar is haunted by a spirit that can be heard running up and down a flight of stairs that were removed almost a century ago. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Admiral Fell Inn

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    This known-to-be-haunted inn dating back to the 1700s is a spot where ghosts may have a party the living can hear; noises are heard coming from empty floors.


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    The Horse You Came In On Saloon

    Baltimore, Maryland

    48.7 miles from West Denton, MD

    The Horse You Came In On, established in 1775, was the last place author Edgar Allen Poe was seen before his 1849 death. His ghost has been seen walking down the street toward the saloon, and is known to drink cognac that bartenders leave out for him. Floating orbs of ...


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    Jericho Covered Bridge

    Kingsville, Maryland

    49.2 miles from West Denton, MD

    Built in 1865, this bridge is said to startle some folks who go inside and see the ghosts of slaves hanging from the rafters. Others dispute this, since it was built after the end of slavery and the Civil War. Other witnesses describe the ghost of a woman seen walking ...


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    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey

    49.3 miles from West Denton, MD

    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests.


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