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 and footsteps, and a plaque by the door warns folks not to be afraid of the ghost. “Hestor” is named for a spinster who once lived in the building. She died in 1949.
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- 3137 Rt. 9 South
Rio Grande, NJ
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- 39.02290144856829, -74.86913426219871
- Cape May County, New Jersey
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