Highway 12 West

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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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Highway 12 West
Fredrica, DE
United States

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39.01151520743507, -75.4947720765631
Kent County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Riverview, DE (1.3 mi.)
Frederica, DE (1.6 mi.)
Magnolia, DE (4.2 mi.)
Felton, DE (4.5 mi.)
Woodside East, DE (4.5 mi.)
Viola, DE (4.7 mi.)
Woodside, DE (5.7 mi.)
Bowers Beach, DE (6.0 mi.)
Rising Sun-Lebanon, DE (6.1 mi.)
Houston, DE (6.5 mi.)


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  1. Okay, this one time I was on a family vacation and we pulled over because our tires suddenly deflated. We pulled over to check and we noticed several bite and chewing marks in the tires. Then, we heard some rustling in the bushes behind us and I sent my 10 year old daughter to investigate the noise. All of the sudden my daughter starts screaming about seeing eyes and that’s when we noticed the bite marks on her arms, we started to hear barking and we ran back to the car. As we drove off with our flat tires we saw the outline of a dog chasing the car.

  2. My neighbor and I was driving and seen this dog so we just came from Walmart and had food with us.. I said pull over I’ll leave food in a Togo container.. when I got out the dog walked up and smelled the food and started to jump on me in a friendly playful way. When I wanted to pat him and say good boy…good boy…His eyes were glowing Red… He vanished!! I was like OMG…I said the first ghost I ever seen and it’s a dog..

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