Old Gumboro Homestead

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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 at night. The ghosts appear to be of a younger friendly child and an older solitary spirit, whose voices can sometimes be heard around the house. The current owners of the house are not upset about their presence, as they are seen as guardians of the homestead.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

22131 Cypress Road
Gumboro, DE
United States

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38.477866, -75.36581089999999
Sussex County, Delaware
Nearest Towns:
Willards, MD (6.1 mi.)
Pittsville, MD (6.2 mi.)
Whaleyville, MD (6.6 mi.)
Frankford, DE (7.6 mi.)
Selbyville, DE (7.9 mi.)
Dagsboro, DE (8.2 mi.)
Parsonsburg, MD (8.4 mi.)
Millsboro, DE (8.8 mi.)
Bishopville, MD (9.6 mi.)
Powellville, MD (10.3 mi.)


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  1. I live in this house. It is indeed very actively haunted. I only recently decided to share my own, personal experiences by writing about them. If permitted, I will share the link to Kindle where my work appears. My first entry is a very short read. I have many more experiences to share and will be writing about them in the future. I have been approached several times about having a ghost team investigate but I am not quite comfortable with that at this time. Perhaps in the future I will be. I respect the others that remain here.

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