South Jersey Makes a Ghostly Appearance on TLC

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TLC’s “Paranormal Lockdown” – where two hosts try to record evidence of paranormal activity during a three-day lockdown – recently featured White Hill Mansion, a stately pre-Revolutionary War home along the Delaware River in Fieldsboro. Show hosts and paranormal investigators Nick Groff and Katrina Weidman spent 72 hours at the mansion exploring the many reports of ghostly activity.

Historian Loretta Kelly took the couple on a tour of the home, describing its long, spine-chilling history. When the home’s first owner, Robert Field, mysteriously drowned, he left behind his wife Mary and seven children. In 1776, Mary was forced to turn the house into a hospital for soldiers, which traumatized the children, many of whom died when they were young. Over the years that followed, the house was a brothel, and then a speakeasy. Folklore says that tunnels leading into the house were used to bring in liquor and take out dead bodies. Some visitors to the home report seeing a quick-moving little boy, who many believe is Samuel Field, who died in the home when he was 9. Others say they see Mary sitting at a writing desk crying, while some recognize the shadow of a man behind the bar in the basement.

The TLC crew was the first group allowed to stay overnight in the home. At the end of their stay, TLC investigators say they found visual evidence of the little boy – but you’ll have to watch the episode and decide for yourself if White Hill Mansion is truly haunted. Click here to see the full episode.

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