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Delaware's long history has created many ghostly echoes in the present day, places where the souls of the dead have not yet found rest.


Experience the eerie legend of Fiddler's Bridge, meet the ghosts in the Governor's Mansion and learn the truth behind the Selbyville Swamp Monster. Discover many more terrifying tales that will chill your bones. These are the stories of the most frightening phantoms that lurk in New Castle, Kent and Sussex Counties--read them if you dare. Join Delaware native and paranormal historian Josh Hitchens on a spooky road trip through the haunted history of the First State.

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"Show me your cemeteries, and I will tell you what kind of people you have." - Benjamin Franklin.

As one of the most historic cities in the nation, the City of Brotherly Love is a haven for unexplained phenomena. The specter of an innocent waiter murdered in 1781 is sometimes seen smashing dishes and breaking glasses at the City Tavern, once a meetinghouse for George Washington, Paul Revere and other patriots. Anguished screams and haunting footsteps are still heard among the cellblocks of Eastern State Penitentiary. Among the picturesque streets of Chestnut Hill sits Baleroy Mansion, whose plethora of supernatural hosts has earned the home the nickname as "the most haunted house in America." Author Josh Hitchens details the spooky stories of Philadelphia's past and present.

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Watch Josh Hitchens at The Center on the Hill in Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia, reading the Introduction to HAUNTED HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA and "The Madness of Mary Lum Girard," followed by a spirited Q&A session.

Listen to an episode of Joe Lex's All Bones Considered: Laurel Hill Stories podcast featuring adaptations of two chapters from HAUNTED HISTORY OF PHILADELPHIA: "The Haunting of the Baleroy Mansion" and "Castle Ghosts at Arcadia University."



Uncanny stories, local legends and ghostly encounters from the First State. Delaware may be small, but every corner of it is filled with strange and unusual history. Horrifying tales of ghosts haunt places both old and new. The Castle contains many stories of mysterious specters, but the mystery of the house's first owners is the truly creepy tale. The legend of the Devil's Road, called a myth by some, will chill your bones and make your spine tingle. In a state so close to the sea, stories of murder and mayhem include tales of piracy and maybe even cannibalism. Delaware native and paranormal historian Josh Hitchens invites you to join him on a journey through the spooky side of the First State.

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