Haunted Places in Bridgeton, New Jersey



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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    7.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Two spirits are said to reside here: One, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and two, a former maitre d' who creates cold patches in the same dining room.


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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    9.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    14.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Formerly the Iona Lake Inn, this is now LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT. At some time it also has been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is said to haunt here, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger here.


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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    14.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    18.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Seven Stars Tavern, now a private residence, is an 18th-century historic building rumored to have more than its share of spirits--the paranormal kind. One haunt here may be Bluebeard, a pirate whose body was found at Oldman's Creek nearby, with his head twisted around. Another is a Tory spy ...


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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    20.2 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Ghost stories told at Rowan University include apparitions, a face in a mirror and objects that move by themselves in Bunce Hall, and spirits of former residents and professors who are said to roam the campus.


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    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    21 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal ...


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    21.4 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    21.4 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    21.6 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the claim.


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    21.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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

    21.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    23.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.


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    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the ...


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    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to ...


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    Woodburn Governor's House

    Dover, Delaware

    24 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    The Governor's Cafe

    Dover, Delaware

    24 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    The Green

    Dover, Delaware

    24.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    John Dickinson Plantation

    Dover, Delaware

    25.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    25.4 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Eglington Cemetery is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard unexplained noises and detected several electronic voice phenomena here.


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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    26.4 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this time.


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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    26.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Jefferson Hall at Camden County College (founded in 1967 as a Roman Catholic seminary) is the center of a ghostly legend. A monk allegedly hanged himself on the third floor and now manifests as a shadowy figure in the night. Witnesses say doors slam by themselves, lights flicker, and weird ...


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    26.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    On the top floor of this beautiful bed-and-breakfast lives a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard bouncing a ball.


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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    27.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    27.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.


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    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    28 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where ...


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    Locust Grove Farm

    Middletown, Delaware

    28 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    28.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Sketch Club Players Theatre is housed in the former West End School, built in 1889, and is home to something spooky. Witnesses describe uneasy feelings in the basement, shadowy figures, and the sound of a ghostly party happening in the member's club room.


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    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    28.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...


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    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    28.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    This house was the residence of one of Blackboard's mistresses, and was built sometime during the 1790's. People have reported seeing strange lights in the house late at night, and being touched by an unseen presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    28.7 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...


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    Salem Church Road

    Newark, Delaware

    28.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    28.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Many deaths occured at the recently closed jail, including drug overdoses, accidental asphyxiation and at least 12 suicides. Witnesses say the jail is haunted; paranormal investigators have described unexplained crashes and banging along with clicking sounds heard in an EVP session.


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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    29.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Gabreil Daveis Tavern was built in 1756 and the attic was turned into a hospital by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Reports say the attic still retains its original bloodstained furniture, and spirits can be heard walking and suffering there at night. Also, former owner William Schock is said ...


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    Cooch's Bridge

    Newark, Delaware

    30.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    This is the historic site of the first battle of the American Revolution at which the Stars and Stripes was flown. Legend has it that a British soldier whose head was shot off in the battle still appears here on foggy, moonless nights as a headless apparition.


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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    30.6 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 1770s house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is said to be haunted by ghostly soldiers; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots ...


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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    31 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    A soldier named Amos and other Colonial soldiers are said to linger at this historic site. Amos may be seen cleaning his gun near the artillery shed. A lamplighter's ghost has been seen near the barracks, and the ghost of blacksmith Jacob Sauer is said to keep plying his trade ...


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    Highway 12 West

    Felton, Delaware

    31.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    32.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud voice.


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    Cry Baby Bridge

    Millington, Maryland

    32.6 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Deer Park Tavern

    Newark, Delaware

    32.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The Deer Park Tavern is located on the former site of the St. Patrick's Inn, which burned down. George Washington and Edgar Allan Poe both are said to have stayed at St. Patrick's Inn. According to legend, Poe cursed the inn after slipping in the mud on the grounds. Ghostly ...


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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    33.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    Incorporated in 1933, there are ghosts that haunt the Manor. From bottles clinking to beer kegs rolling on their own. ghosts have roamed the three bar rooms and two apartments. Recently a beer tray flew off the shelf without any wind. Hearing bottles clinking, the bartender checked out ...


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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    33.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be heard.


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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    34.1 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects ...


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    34.5 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 19th-century Collings-Knight House, built by Edward Zane Collings, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have been spooked by shadow figures, unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices.


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    Crier in the Country

    Glen Mills, Pennsylvania

    34.9 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The restaurant called Crier in the Country was believed to be haunted by former owner Lydia Powell, who manifested as poltergeist activity. Residual hauntings featuring dinner parties also have been reported. The restaurant is now closed.


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    Elk Forge Bed and Breakfast

    Elk Mills, Maryland

    35.2 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    The 1700s building was once part of a mill where British soldiers came and demanded flour during the Revolutionary War. The miller put ground glass in the flour, but the soldiers caught him and hanged him for treason. The miller's apparition, voice, and footsteps have been detected by witnesses.


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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    35.3 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    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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    Kirk House

    Media, Pennsylvania

    35.8 miles from Bridgeton, NJ

    We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...


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