Blue Anchor Pub

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For over a century, the pub has been haunted by the ghost of a young woman named Bertha Starkey. The lady was stabbed by her husband after he found her having an affair with another man. Footsteps and wails have been heard at night after closing, candles light and extinguish themselves, and a half-inch-thick glass shelf was found to have shattered itself on the very anniversary of Bertha’s death.

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804 E Atlantic Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33483
United States

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26.4615659, -80.06511109999997
Palm Beach County, Florida
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  1. i Was with friends to hear to hear
    the Magic Bus Band one evening and we were sitting at the back tables to the left of the bar. Many people had left or gone to the bar. I moved to another table to talk to a friend who was sitting alone.. We were chatting and then he pauses and says, do you remember seeing those glasses of wine there? I look and at the edge of the table filled uo to the very brim were two glasses of white wine! We were Not drinking wine, and the waitress would never had filled the glasses to the very brim. I think i would recall seeing two glasses almost ready to overflow when i sat down. Another customer would not have left two full drinks! If it was the ghost, it was very nice of her, but we sure didnt touch those drinks.

  2. Although it’s not a story about a haunting. I thought it worthwhile to comment on the fact that front of this building was actually brought over from a pub in Whitechapel London. It dates back into the mid 1800s. And the rumor is several of Jack the Ripper’s victims used to frequent the pub. I find it fascinating to think at some point several of his victims may have walking through the very same door I have. And I always wonder if there’s a chance Jack the Ripper himself walked through the same doors or at least walked past them following his soon to be victims.

  3. Not my personal story, but my friend worked with the Delray Police. Supposedly the place constantly has the alarm go off in the middle of the night as if someone broke in. Cops all swear it’s haunted.

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