Baltimore - Spook City
A Haunting Look Inside Sites Around Baltimore
'Tis on Hallow's eve did the spirits of the dead arise and the hauntings shall begin once more! Ahoy laddies, Barnacle the Admiral Fell Inn's Bulldog here. 'Tis a magnificent season, colors be changin', the air be crisp and the youngun's be dressin' up in garments to scare the ghosts! If ye don't know what I mean, then ye be livin' under a rock! Halloween is right around the corner!
Ye may or may not know this, but Baltimore has plenty of supernatural visitors from over the years that you may encounter some this Hallow's eve! May not be as scary as the Flying Dutchman that me father and his father have gone through, but it will surely give you a scare!
The Admiral Fell Inn offers its own historic ghost tours of the seven buildings that make up the hotel. Throughout its past, the inn has served as a ship chandlery, a theater and a boarding house for sailors. The hallways are narrow and winding. There are lots of nooks and crannies. And the second floor splits into two – ye can go up or down! The Fell's Point neighborhood has improved since the time when it was filled with crime-ridden saloons, brothels and shipyards, but that doesn’t mean the spirits of the time have left. Rated one of the top haunted hotels in America, the Admiral Fell Inn is no stranger to ghost stories. Guests have often reported seeing floating sailors and disappearing butlers knocking on their doors! Ye can join us for our signature events to see fer yeself! Ye can also visit various places in Fell's Point that are haunted on the Baltimore Ghost Tour!
But that's not all! Below are some haunted sites you can check out for yeself. All within distance, but be warned. Spooky stuff has happened in these historic sites. Who knows what ye will find!
Though the site lends itself more to educational rather than ghostly pursuits, its history inevitably cannot ignore the latter, especially when visitors spot soldier ghosts still marching on duty or experience strange feelings while walking the grounds. The Battle of Baltimore Sept. 13 and 14 in 1814 may have been victorious for the United States, but it was not without a few American deaths, not to mention the hundreds of British casualties. Though the death toll for the fort during the Civil War reached only 15, three of which were executed prisoners, Fort McHenry later lost nearly 100 nurses and patients to a flu epidemic in 1919 when it housed a hospital and surgical center for World War I.
Edgar Allen Poe's Home
Veiled in myth and melancholy, Poe's life and death has held a fascination for many us in Baltimore, where he experienced his first success and where he died of "congestion of the brain" in 1849. He lived here with his cousin, Virginia, and his aunt, Maria, from 1832 to 1835. While living in Baltimore, he wrote one of his first horror stories, "Berenice," as well as "MS Found in a Bottle," which he submitted to the Baltimore Saturday Visitor, winning a $50 prize. He spent most of his time here at 203 Amity Street, which is open to the public for limited periods on the weekends.
Fell's Family Cemetery
Located on Shakesphere Street in Fell's Point.
The Fell family crypt is said to be haunted by a ghostly figure -- believed to be a Fell family member -- Ghosts are also rumored to walk the streets of Fells Point. One is either Edward or William Fell, namesakes and founders of the area. One of the brothers has been spotted, according to neighborhood legend, roaming Shakespeare Street after last call.
Those are my top places to go, but if ye need more information on the paranormal or supertnatural don't hesitate to stop by the front desk for more information!