Rockwood Mansion proved Halloween lairs to be real on ‘Ghost Hunters’
Your heart is heavy. You dive head first into your SMS. All you see is the frightening truth staring at you: an empty message folder. The person you recently dated, who said they had a great time, officially ghosted you.
This haunting experience happens every day, and it has caused countless hearts to metaphorically go flat.
But things could get a lot scarier. What if you could have a date with a real ghost in Penny Hill near Wilmington, Delaware?
This is no joke on Tinder. Legend has it that it is possible to slide directly on the ghosts at Rockwood Mansion at Rockwood Park and Museum.
Philip North is a victim who survived to recount his frightening experience.
A ghost named Mary is among many believed to haunt Rockwood Mansion, according to Nord. Mary lived in Rockwood until the age of 100 and died in the mansion.
In 2006, the director of the Rockwood, North Museum told Delaware Online / The News Journal that visitors often saw a woman in what had been Mary’s bedroom.
Yet it was not enough for this woman to ghost her victims by revealing only her appearance. The Undead was a veteran of frightening tactics – a seductress of terror. Therefore, guests often claim to have smelled the scent of perfume in the mansion.
North said he was once a ghost too. During an evening program in Rockwood, he felt like he was attacked by a cold, wet cloud.
The legend of the ghosts in Rockwood is so legendary that the mansion was featured in an episode of the SyFy paranormal television show “Ghost Hunters”, which aired in 2016. The “Ghost Hunters” are brave souls who investigate reports of phenomena paranormal across the country. despite worrying warnings from residents.
In the dining room, investigators met little Eddie, a boy known to jostle people in a “playful” manner.
Eddie has been asked to play with one of the electrical gadgets used by Ghostbusters, which beeps when a ghost is nearby. Young Eddie was in the mood for fun that day, sending the ghost toy into a sonic frenzy.
This, however, was not enough for the young mind. He decided to show more of his intelligence by duplicating the patterns that the Ghostbusters asked him to repeat.
Rockwood was built in 1851 as the retirement home of prominent banker Joseph Shipley.
The mansion and estate were donated to the New Castle County government for public use and are now known as the Rockwood Park and Museum.
Ghost tours are actively organized in Rockwood. The last tour (which is not complete) takes place on October 23 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Register if you dare on nccde.org.
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Andre Lamar is the reports / lifestyle reporter. If you have an interesting story idea, email Andre Lamar at [email protected]
News Journal reporters Brandon Holveck and Xerxes Wilson contributed to this report.