Rockwood Mansion Featured in Ghost Television Show
A 1800s New Castle County house is being highlighted in the SyFy show “Ghost Hunters.”
The episode highlighting Rockwood Mansion, 4651 Washington Street Extension close to Wilmington, is planned to air at 9 p.m. Wednesday.
The show will investigate whether the house is spooky by spirits of the dead. It the rearward in an arrangement that tries to affirm or expose reports of supernatural activity homes, castle, ships and prisons. The show beat out a 3 million viewers during its 11-season run.
Rockwood was built in 1851 as the retirement estate of prominent banker Joseph Shipley. The house and estate was given to New Castle County government for open utilize and is currently known as Rockwood Museum and Park.
The episode was taped in summer 2015 when the historical center was get ready for a display exploring the practice of spiritualism embraced by wealthy Victorians, including mourning customs.
Rockwood Museum Director Phillip Nord, who drives ghost visits at the building, said he has seen the soul of a former house resident wearing a red smoking jacket.
“Our tremendous estate might be best known as the home of the New Castle County Ice Cream Festival and Delaware Shakespeare Festival, yet numerous people have reported spooky encounters, unexplained sounds and sightings including a ‘ghost dog,’” County Executive Thomas P. Gordon said in a statement.
The museum has ghost tours every third Saturday of the month. It additionally has “The Overnight Investigation” that sees guests remain in the mansion until early in the morning. Those events are held occasionally, with the next scheduled for Feb. 25.