Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventures Investigation Reports
Delaware Ghost Hunters are proud to be hosting the Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventures on Pea Patch Island for the third year in a row. Patrons of our Paranormal Adventures take part in an actual paranormal investigation of Fort Delaware. Participants visit areas where paranormal activity has been suspected, along with investigators from Delaware Ghost Hunters Inc. At each area EMFs, data recorders, temperature sensors, and other ghost hunting techniques are employed to search for paranormal activity.
Fort Delaware is not a haunted house attraction, but rather is a genuinely haunted civil war fort. This means that participants may be witness to various types of real paranormal activity. When this occurs we encourage patrons to report their experiences to the present DGH investigator.
Below is a brief summary of some of the paranormal activity reported by patrons of our Paranormal Adventures and various DGH Paranormal Investigators throughout the month of October:
*DISCLAIMER*: THE BELOW REPORTED ACTIVITY IS NOT VERIFIED EVIDENCE.
DELAWARE GHOST HUNTERS HAS A STRICT REVIEW PROCESS FOR ALL PROPOSED EVIDENCE. WE ENCOURAGE PATRONS TO REPORT AND DISCUSS THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH A PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR AND ALL ACTIVITY AT THE FORT IS FIRST SCRUTINIZED THROUGH A STRICT SCIENTIFIC PROCESS TO ELIMINATE NATURAL EXPLANATIONS. THE BELOW EXPERIENCES REPRESENT ONLY REPORTED EXPERIENCES AND ACTIVITY AND HAVE NOT BEEN VERIFIED AS EVIDENCE BY DELAWARE GHOST HUNTERS.
OCTOBER 7TH AND 8TH, 2011
K2 and divining rod activity centered in the kitchen. An investigator felt a tug on his arm, immediately followed by the words “touch” and “squeeze” transmitted through a Puck device.
After an investigator asked for two knocks, a clock in an inaccessible bedroom in the Officers’ Quarters upstairs chimed twice. Upon investigating, the hands of the clock were set at 4:25. A little more than an hour later, the clock began chiming again, but the hands were now set at 1:02. A Tri-Field detector (AC magnetic field, AC electric field, and radio/microwaves) registered an unusual amount of activity near the end of the night. K2 spikes seemed to coincide with the speaking and presence of a guest, an Army Staff Sergeant.
Three separate K2 meters and two sets of divining rods all simultaneously reacted to questions. This activity happened consistently throughout the night.
A very loud, low and rumbling screech was heard from the inaccessible second or third floor of the battery. Audio recording analysis by investigators verified that this was the same noise heard three times in this area the previous week. The source of the noise is unknown.
Very active K2 meter spikes centered in “The Wedge.” A tour group heard a distinct grunt (“Huh” or “Hut”) from inside the Endicott while they were standing outside in “The Wedge.”
In the span of a couple of minutes, three separate individuals reported being physically touched. A man’s hood was pulled, another felt what he described as a finger and fingernail scratch along the top of his head and a member of the Park staff felt a light kick against the back of her kneecap. A separate tour group reported seeing a shadowy figure “swoosh” or walk by the entranceway, accompanied by a drop in temperature in the area.
K2 activity in the Parlor was non-existent, except when the exact phrase, “Do you want to play the knocking game” was uttered. The K2 flashed into the red, as if to indicate a positive response. When two knocks were then made on the table top, groups did not hear two knocks in response, but the K2 meter flashed into the red immediately after the investigator’s two knocks. This happened over the course of the entire night. A wicker chair seat made noise as if someone sat on it.
When asked to “make a noise so that we’ll always remember you and won’t forget you,” at least nine successive pounds on the wooden floor above were heard by the entire tour group. The second floor stairwell was roped off and inaccessible to guests, park staff or investigators.
October 14th and 15th, 2011
A tour guest reported being touched during an EVP session. Loud shuffling and what sounded like several people walking was heard from the second floor above the Visitor’s Center adjacent to the Mess Hall (this area is closed to the public).
One group had unusual K2 meter activity which coincided with dowsing rod activity in direct response to questioning. An investigator saw a shadow figure walk through total darkness past the window of the second floor casemate above the kitchen in an area inaccessible to guests and not traveled by investigators or park staff. Subsequent testing by an investigator who replicated the action of the apparition resulted in similar results to what the first investigator had seen through the window, but walking through the darkened area without a light was extremely difficult.
A cell phone “ghost app” displayed the words “depressed,” “crazy,” and “ache,” all in response to questions which were asking with regard to a female “ghost” losing a child.
A visitor reported hearing footsteps behind them. Sessions using divining rods and K2 meters resulted in responses which indicated the presence of a former Union prisoner from Woodstown, NJ, incarcerated for killing a friend who was having an affair with his wife. Rods also pointed to a 12 year-old guest when asked if anyone reminded the soldier of his son, and followed the boy each time he changed positions within the room. Later sessions resulted in divining rods pointing in the direction in which the boy had left when asked about him.
During breakdown after visitors had left for the night, an investigator glimpsed what he described as a child grinning at him from the table in the General’s Office. A guest reported being touched in the Captain’s bedroom.
*It is important to note that 100% of the proceeds collected during our Paranormal Adventures will go directly to Fort Delaware to fund restoration and preservation of a unique and rich piece of history.*
For more information on the Fort Delaware Paranormal Adventures for September and October hosted by DGH please see our upcoming events page at