Bay Oaks

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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 been seen, cold spots have been reported, and other strange occurrences have been reported.

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Bay Oaks Area
Lewes, DE
United States

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38.7745565, -75.13934979999999
Sussex County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Lewes, DE (0.0 mi.)
Henlopen Acres, DE (4.2 mi.)
Rehoboth Beach, DE (5.0 mi.)
Dewey Beach, DE (6.6 mi.)
Milton, DE (9.2 mi.)
Long Neck, DE (10.7 mi.)
Slaughter Beach, DE (13.0 mi.)
Georgetown, DE (14.5 mi.)
Cape May Point, NJ (14.5 mi.)
Millsboro, DE (15.1 mi.)


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  1. No one has ever heard of “Bay Oaks” in Lewes, however, the massacre site is marked by a granite memorial because it marks the site of the first colony of settlers. Those settlers were massacred, but not where this website says. The memorial is up near Pilottown Road area, across from a cemetery.

  2. the orignal colony of dutch settlers was further inland than this-you don’t set up your settlement on a swamp.but it , the colony was massacres by the local indians after only , i think, 3 years. but not in this area and the only things getting ‘killed’ there are bottles of beer.

  3. This monument is about a mile down the road from where the map puts this. the picture above abuts onto the canal-the houses there are across the waterway.The Cemetery, in between affluent houses is a little closer to town, is for African Americans who lived in Lewes and were a part of the first black congregation in the formerly slave state.

    After seeing this report here my wife and I, who’ve vacationed in Lewes several times, hunted all this down, the locals have NO idea of any hauntings and the neighborhood where this monument is located is some serious money.

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