Due to an overwhelming response, the staff at Fort Delaware State Park has added an additional date for the three-hour Paranormal Investigation program on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Due to an overwhelming response, the staff at Fort Delaware State Park has added an additional date for the three-hour Paranormal Investigation program on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Visitors ages 13 and older will participate in an actual investigation with Delaware Ghost Hunters, Inc. Stops will include areas where paranormal activity has been suspected, and investigators will use EMFs, data recorders, and temperature sensors to capture unusual sights and sounds. Visitors are welcome to bring their own equipment as long as it is easy to transport.
Areas of the Pea Patch Island Civil War fortress to be investigated may include the fort's prisoner barracks, mess hall, officer's kitchen, ordnance room area and the west end of the Endicott section. The evening will start with a short introduction at the entrance to the fort, after which groups of 11 will be led by a park interpreter to the various areas of investigation. A staging area will feature refreshments, t-shirts and other commemorative items for sale.
The three-hour investigations (including boat travel time to the fort) are available by reservation only. The cost per participant is $40. Participants should dress appropriately for weather and walking; no open-toed shoes. This is a rain or shine program. The program will only be canceled in the event of severe weather making the boat ride unsafe.
Fort Delaware State Park is accessible only by ferry. Participants should arrive 30 minutes prior to boat departure to check in at the Fort Delaware dock, 45 Clinton Street, Delaware City. Registrations may be made by calling 877-987-2757 or online at www.destateparks.com. More information about Fort Delaware is available by calling 302-834-7941.