Supernatural Mid-Atlantic

Overview

The Mid-Atlantic region has a long and colorful history that includes some of the most supernatural happenings in the United States. Visit over 100 paranormal public places, people, and "things" in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Explore monsters and miracles, buried treasures and bogeymen, haunts, witches, and pirates galore. Meet Delaware's Witch of Pungo, who returns in spirit every July to visit Witch Duck Bay, where she was killed. Learn about a hybrid creature in Maryland called ...

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Overview

The Mid-Atlantic region has a long and colorful history that includes some of the most supernatural happenings in the United States. Visit over 100 paranormal public places, people, and "things" in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia. Explore monsters and miracles, buried treasures and bogeymen, haunts, witches, and pirates galore. Meet Delaware's Witch of Pungo, who returns in spirit every July to visit Witch Duck Bay, where she was killed. Learn about a hybrid creature in Maryland called Goatman, suspected of mutilating animals, and roam halls with ghostly patients at the Public Hospital for the Insane in Virginia. Relax with the water spirit at the Devil's Pool in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, or spend time with the spirit Emily at Elaine's Haunted Bed and Breakfast as she takes in the ocean air with you on the New Jersey shore. Investigations of haunted towns, curses and jinxes, sacred stones, devilish destinations, and more will scare and surprise you as you experience the Mid-Atlantic through encounters with the supernatural.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764341199
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2012
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Laurie Hull lives in Pennsylvania. She is the director of Tri County Paranormal and has traveled the world to investigate ghosts. Her previous books include Brandywine Valley Ghosts, Philly's Main Line Haunts, and Supernatural Pennsylvania.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 8

Mystical Power Places 9

Caves 9

Cave of Kelpius, Pennsylvania 9

Indian Echo Caverns, Pennsylvania 11

Sacred Stones 12

Tripod Rock, New Jersey 13

Ringing Rocks, Pennsylvania 13

Oley Hills, Pennsylvania 14

Lost Valley Rocks, Pennsylvania 14

Bald Friar Rock, Maryland 15

Religious Shrines 16

Shrine of St. John Neumann, Pennsylvania 16

Shrine of St. Katharine Drexel, Pennsylvania 17

Shrine of St. Elizabeth Seton, Maryland 17

Fountain of Youth, Delaware 18

Unexplained Creatures 19

Raystown Ray, Pennsylvania 19

BigFoot, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, Virginia 20

Giant Thunderbird, Pennsylvania 23

Goatman, Maryland 23

Black Dog, Pennsylvania, Maryland 24

The Blue Dog, Maryland 24

Bullbeggar Road, Virginia 25

Chessie, Chesapeak Bay 26

Horned Skulls, Pennsylvania 26

Witches and Witchcraft 27

How to Become a Witch 27

How to Find a Witch 28

A Capital Crime 28

The Witches' Tree, Delaware 28

Witches' Hill, Pennsylvania 29

The First Witch Trial, Virginia 29

Katherine Grady, Virginia 30

Mary Derry, Pennsylvania 30

Margaret Mattson, Pennsylvania 32

Seth Levis, Pennsylvania 33

Moll DeGrow, Maryland 34

Moll Dyer, New Jersey 34

John Cowman, Maryland 35

Rebecca Fowler, Maryland 35

Delaware Witches 36

Karen Svensson 36

Grace Sherwood 36

Witches Today 37

Hexes, Jinxes, and Curses 38

Cape Henlopen's Corpse Light, Delaware 39

Cursed Wand, New Jersey, Delaware 39

The Jinx House, Pennsylvania 40

Cursed Mine, Maryland 42

Catawba, New Jersey 42

Indian Curse Road, New Jersey 43

The Cursed Tombstone, Pennsylvania 44

Spiritualism, New York, Pennsylvania 45

The White Dog Cafe, Pennsylvania 46

Museum of the Macabre, Pennsylvania 47

The Ouija Board, Maryland 47

The Spiritualist Church Today 48

Devilish Destinations 49

Devil's Half Acre, Pennsylvania 50

Jersey Devil, New Jersey 50

The Devil's Hole, Pennsylvania 52

The Gates of Hell, Pennsylvania 52

Devil's Den, Pennsylvania 53

The Devil's Pool, Pennsylvania 54

The Devil's Tower, New Jersey 54

Haunted Places 56

Towns:

New Castle, Delaware 56

Lesley Manor 56

The Green 57

Amstel House 58

David Finney Inn 60

Jessop's Tavern 61

The Arsenal 62

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 63

Bishop White House 63

Washington Square 65

Powel House 68

City Tavern 70

St. Peter's Church 73

Betsy Ross House 74

Carpenter's Hall 75

Cape May, New Jersey 76

Elaine's Bed and Breakfast 76

Emlen Physick Estate 79

Cape May Lighthouse 81

Peter Shields Inn 82

Hotel Macomber 83

Southern Mansion 85

Spring Haven Inn 87

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 88

The Orphanage 88

Ghosts of Gettysburg Headquarters 91

Tillie Pierce House 92

Little Drummer Boy Camping Resort 92

Washington, D.C 93

Lafayette Square 93

Decatur House 94

Hay-Adams Hotel 95

The White House 95

Williamsburg, Virginia 96

The Public Gaol 96

The Armory 96

Public Hospital for Persons of Insane and Disordered Minds 97

Historic Powhaten Plantation 98

Cemeteries:

Laurel Hill, Pennsylvania 102

Timbuctoo, New Jersey 106

Museum of Mourning Art, Pennsylvania 107

Westminster Cemetery, Maryland 107

Roads:

Dog Kennel Road, Pennsylvania 109

Hensel Road, Pennsylvania 110

Lady in White, Pennsylvania 110

Garden State Parkway, New Jersey 111

The Old Lady of Shadeland Avenue, Pennsylvania 112

Annie's Road, New Jersey 113

Fiddler's Bridge, Delaware 113

Historic Buildings:

Baleroy, Pennsylvania 114

Lazaretto, Pennsylvania 116

Craven Hall, Pennsylvania 121

Rockwood Mansion, Delaware 127

Lemon Hill, Pennsylvania 129

Poe House, Maryland 131

Burlington County Prison, New Jersey 131

Woodbury Friends Meeting House, New Jersey 133

Grumblethorpe, Pennsylvania 135

Walnut Street Theatre, Pennsylvania 136

Massey House, Pennsylvania 137

Mount Washington Tavern, Pennsylvania 140

The GhostHunter Store, New Jersey 142

Schools and Universities:

Wilkes University, Pennsylvania 144

Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania 145

Drew University, New Jersey 147

Community College, Pennsylvania 148

The George School, Pennsylvania 149

Hotels and Restaurants:

Inn Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 150

The Moshulu, Pennsylvania 151

Jarrettown Inn, Pennsylvania 152

The Brick Hotel, Pennsylvania 155

Hotel Conneaut, Pennsylvania 158

Jean Bonnet Tavern, Pennsylvania 159

Battlefields and Forts:

Monmouth Battlefield, New Jersey 162

Point Lookout Lighthouse, Maryland 163

Red Bank Battlefield, New Jersey 164

Fort Delaware, Delaware 166

The Headless Horseman of Welsh Tract Church, Delaware 169

USS Constellation, Maryland 170

Buried Treasure and Pirate Ghosts 172

Cape Henlopen, Delaware 172

Cape May, New Jersey 173

Tucker's Island, New Jersey 174

Burlington, New Jersey 174

The Plank House, Pennsylvania 175

Mount Pleasant and MacPherson's Gold, Pennsylvania 177

Bowman's Hill, Pennsylvania 178

The Refugees, New Jersey 179

Conclusion 180

A Ghost Laid to Rest, Delaware 180

Appendix 181

Cleansing 181

Ghost Hunting Tips 181

Looking for Ghosts? 183

Endnotes 187

Additional Resources 188

Index 192

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