Wilmington-area mansion featured in ghostly show

October 24, 2016 by  

Rockwood Mansion, an 1800s mansion located near Wilmington on the Washington Street Extension, is the subject of an upcoming ‘Ghost Hunters’ episode, set to air this week.

This is the last episode of the show, which has run for 11 seasons and at its most popular, drew about three million viewers each week. It focused on a team that explored allegedly haunted properties, seeking to prove or disprove the hauntings scientifically.

Rockwood dates back to 1851, when it was built for Joseph Shipley, a banker, for his retirement estate. The property, which is now called Rockwood Museum and Park, was given to the government of New Castle County for the public to use.

Phillip Nord, the museum’s director, leads the building’s ghost tours, and says that he has seen a ghost. The phantom appears to be the spirit of a former resident of the mansion, who wears a red smoking jacket. Visitors have reported strange experiences, including unexplained sounds and the sighting of a ghostly dog.

The museum gives ghost tours once a month, and occasionally hosts overnight guests, who remain in the mansion until the early morning hours. The next overnight event is scheduled for February 25, 2017.

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The Ghost Hunters episode is set to air this Wednesday, October 26 at 9:00 pm.