Halloween Tips and Tricks

(These trees have never been cut) Photo Taken by Paul Narvaez

The Haunted Legend of “The DuPonts, Devil’s Road, and the Cult House”

The Haunted Legend of Cossart Road in Chadds Ford, PA has scared many locals to stay away from the roadway…

The road runs extremely narrow, fitting only one car at a time, while the wheels fall on and off the pavement. Just above the Delaware border in the town of Chadds Ford, PA, lies Cossart Road, where the trees bend in an eerie and frightening kind of way. Cossart Road has such a fearful history, it is now known as “Devil’s Road.” The roadway has become so famous among locals, the woods surrounding Devil’s Road were used to shoot the horror movie The Village.

And so it begins, with a mansion located within the woods. This mansion has become known as the Cult House. At one point in time it was owned and operated by the wealthy family all locals know: The DuPonts. The house did host a cult to some degree. It was common for the DuPont family members to marry among the bloodline, marrying their cousins so that the wealth would not be distributed outside of the family.

While some say it only belonged to the DuPonts, others point their views towards the notion that it was home to Satanists and KKK members.

The Natural Phenomenons…

The most unusual part about the Cult House is that there are in fact natural wonders located on the premises and the roadway that cannot be explained rationally. One in particular, are the trees that line the road. If you’re to drive down the roadway, you’ll notice how the trees bend away from the road. These trees were not cut, yet they bend dramatically away from the house, opposite the natural growth of growing towards the sun. As you get farther and farther away from the Cult House, the trees bend back into a natural shape, tall and rooted upwards.

Other trees that stand out around the house are known as Skull Trees. Rumor has it, the DuPont members of the Cult House would use these trees for dumping babies who were born disabled. Over time, Skull Trees would devour their bodies fully and take the shape of the child’s skull.

 

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Be Aware of Your Surroundings…

Many youngsters have explored Devil’s Road in attempt to uncover the secrets that lie within the property. This is very dangerous. The land is private property and covered with No Trespassing signs at every angle, which makes it a legal issue. But this doesn’t stop young risk takers and adrenaline junkies. Two stories derive from people who end up trespassing on the property; Either they are chased off the premises by guards wearing trench coats and black hoods with huge flashlights, or by men in tinted blacked-out diesel trucks. The other story is they see and hear things that cannot be explained (or unseen). Over time dead animals, crosses, spray painted symbols, and sometimes nooses, have been spotted around the premises.

We spoke to a local by the name of William on what he has witnessed…

“There was a light waving around and shining on the trees, but it was far away. I stopped my car and looked into the woods and as soon as I stopped it went off. A few seconds later it started back up. And it would shine just like S.O.S., three short, three long, and three short again. I had no service this whole time either. I was pretty freaked out so I started driving very slowly, and as soon I started to pull off, I saw a huge flame shoot up in the trees and heard a shrieking scream. I don’t know exactly what I saw, but to me I think they were literally lighting someone on fire. I drove right home.”

Today Cossart is still visited by risky teens and adults alike, in the hope of seeing ghosts or being chased off the street in fear of their life, or to simply try and discover the hidden secrets of the DuPont family.


Delaware Has A Top Ranked Pumpkin Beer

It’s Pumpkin everything season and Delaware has a top ranked pumpkin beer!

You can’t leave the house without running into a new pumpkin product.

But it seems amongst all the pumpkin overload the pumpkin beer has been a staple for years!

Delish.com recently released their Top 20 Pumpkin Beers for Fall 2022.

So how did they decide on who ranked where? Taste and preference.

Delish said their methodology included “Delish staff favorites, regional picks, some faves from restaurant folks, and the best-reviewed pumpkin brews on the internet.”

Dogfish Head place very high this year and it’s no surprise.

Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale was ranked just outside the Top 10!

Coming in at #15 the annual ale was just narrowed out by Flying Dog The Fear Pumpkin Ale at #14.

Delish describes the beer as “This pumpkin beer is warmed with nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove to create a full-bodied brown ale with plenty of brown sugar flavor. Dogfish Head likes to change up the packaging of Punkin Ale. Last year, the design featured a glow-in-the-dark element, while this year, it’s got sunflowers and a boisterous pumpkin.”

The top spot on the Top 20 Pumpkin Beers for Fall 2022 was Two Roads Roadsmary’s Baby.

Delish said this about the top beer: “Go traditional with this pumpkin ale from Two Roads. It’s aged in rum barrels and has delicious notes of pumpkin, spices, vanilla, oak, and rum.”

It’s Pumpkin everything season and Delaware has a top ranked pumpkin beer!

If you are a beer fan or just love talking beer make sure to check out this year’s Delaware Beer Fest.

Check out the Top 5 Pumpkin Beers for Fall 2022 below!

  • 1. Two Roads Roadsmary's Baby

    This beer has notes of rum, spices, vanilla, and oak.

  • 2. Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin Ale

    This beer is known for its very festive notes of nutmeg.

  • 3. Elysian Punkuccino

    The first coffee and pumpkin beer on the list! It has notes of nutmeg and of course fresh brewed coffee!

  • 4. Sam Adams Sweater Weather Variety Pack

    The only thing better than one beer is four beers! Their Jack-O pumpkin beer got them on this list.

  • 5. Allagash Ghoulship

    Delish describes this beer by saying “Local pumpkin, molasses, and raw pumpkin seeds go into this seasonal brew before it’s aged in oak barrels for up to three years. The result is a dry, golden-hued beer with a slightly sour finish.”

     

    New Items On Delaware Chick-Fil-A Menus

    Chick-Fil-A couldn’t get anymore popular! So it’s great to see three new items on Delaware Chick-Fil-A menus across the state.

    Chick-Fil-A has not been known to add many new items over the years. So this new menu item initiative is a special occurrence.  We won’t forget about the Mac N Cheese, that is a fairly “newish” item.  And how awesome is it that we can now buy the sauces at the grocery store?

    The Chick-Fil-A experience is unlike any other! Super clean restaurants, great food, and every employee telling you “my pleasure.”  And please try to tell me about a drive thru line that is more efficient than any Chick-Fil-A you’ve ever been to.  I’ll wait.  There’s a reason a Texas owner was asked to help out an outdoor Covid testing line back in 2020.  No one knows how to wrangle a long line of cars better than Chick-Fil-A.

    Some of these new items are being tested in certain markets and might not be available here in Delaware just YET, but keep an eye out for these new treats at your local Chick-Fil-A.

    Chick-Fil-A couldn’t get anymore popular! So it’s great to see three new items on Delaware Chick-Fil-A menus across the state.

    Are you hungry now?! Check out this “new age” grocery store!

    • Autumn Spice Milkshake

      According to Chick-Fil-A’s website “Hand-spun the old-fashioned way, this milkshake is autumn spice and everything nice. This limited-time seasonal offering combines Chick-fil-A Icedream® dessert with warm fall flavors like cinnamon and crunchy bits of brown sugar spice cookies. Topped with whipped cream and a cherry*, this fall treat is the perfect way to signify the season.”

      Chick-Fil-A doesn’t add many new milkshake flavors to their lineup so this is special!

    • Grilled Spicy Deluxe Chicken Sandwich

      Chick-Fil-A’s website described this sandwich as “grilled chicken marinated in a spicy seasoning served on a toasted Multigrain Brioche Bun with Colby-Jack cheese, lettuce and tomato. The sandwich delivers a lighter, grilled version of a guest favorite, the Spicy Chicken Sandwich. “

    • Upgraded Grilled Chicken Nuggets

      According to Eat ThisDue to a mixup with the chain’s longstanding grilled chicken recipe, which inadvertently included an undeclared dairy allergen, the company will be upgrading all its grilled chicken items to make sure the questionable ingredient is left out.”

      So the nuggies aren;t exactly new just upgrade and safer for people to eat.

      Pennsylvania Has 8 Haunted Hotels That Will Give You Nightmares

      Welcome to the spooky season. Of course, there are plenty of great haunted houses and haunts in Pennsylvania, but what about some actual haunted hotels? We have those, too.

      I did some digging and found a great article via OnlyinYourState.com that names eight haunted hotels in the Keystone State. I knew we had a few, but having eight haunted hotels makes Pennsylvania the perfect state to celebrate Halloween. “If you are partial to ghost stories, haunted tales, and spooky happenings, a little paranormal activity might be just what your overnight getaway needs,” OnlyinYourState.com says in the article. “And, if you’re tired of the generic hotel experience, you’re in luck. Look no further. Below you’ll find a list of some of the most haunted hotels in Pennsylvania. Even if you don’t encounter a ghost — and you very well might — you’ll leave with some fascinating tales to tell.”

      I’m actually pretty easily scared, so a real-life ghost story would most likely scare me off from an overnight stay, unless I was with something who could talk sense into me. Either way, I really think all of these hotels look interesting- almost historical. Read on for eight haunted hotels in Pennsylvania via OnlyinYourState.com and find more information on all of the hotels here. It’s worth noting that most of these hotels don’t claim to be haunted, so there are no guarantees that you’ll run into Casper during your stay. But, it’s still a fun idea, if you’re into ghost hunting or that sort of activity.

      • Aaron Burr House, New Hope

        This hotel looks quaint and beautiful, despite the rumors that it’s haunted!

        This B&B in New Hope Hid Aaron Burr after His Famous Duel with Alexander Hamilton

        According to history, after killing one of America's Founding Fathers, Alexander Hamilton, in their famous duel back in 1804, Burr escaped to Bucks County to take shelter at a home that was previously owned by his close friends. This building is now a bed & breakfast known as the Aaron Burr House.

      • Wedgwood Inn Bed & Breakfast, New Hope

        That only thing better than a haunted hotel is a haunted bed and breakfast, right?

        1870 Wedgwood Inn of New Hope

        This gracious, Wedgwood-Blue, Victorian Inn and its two acre property is conveniently located within steps to downtown. This New Hope B&B is great for midweek lodging escapes, weekend getaways, or honeymoons! All accommodations are uniquely appointed with antiques, original art, fresh flowers and all modern hotel conveniences.

      • Historic Hotel Bethlehem

        What’s cool about this spot is that there’s a lot of rich history behind the Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

        Historic Hotel Bethlehem | Official Site | Downtown Bethlehem PA

        Experience world-class service, charming guest accommodations, elegantly appointed lobby and common areas, award winning cuisine, beautiful yet efficient banquet and meeting facilities including our new 5,000 square feet Executive Conference Center. We proudly continue the tradition of Bethlehem hospitality which began on the site of our current hotel in 1741.

      • Cashtown Inn, Orrtanna

        When I think of a haunted inn, for some reason, the Alfred Hitchcock movie “Psycho” comes to mind. Great movie.

        The Historic Cashtown Inn near Gettysburg PA

        The Cashtown Inn in Cashtown Pennsylvania is one of the most historic inns in the United States with a rich Civil War History.

      • The Gettysburg Hotel

        There are many tales of Gettysburg itself being haunted, so it’s no surprise that The Gettysburg Hotel is possibly haunted, too.

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        The Gettysburg Hotel, Est. 1797 is located in the heart of historic downtown Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and is within walking distance to the Gettysburg battlefield, historic area attractions, and many downtown shops & restaurants. This historic Gettysburg hotel is fully updated to offer superior service and modern amenities in a charming and ideal setting; rich in history and hospitable ambiance.

      • The Inn at Jim Thorpe

        This is a lovely inn, if you ignore the ghosts. Just kidding- we don’t really know if there are ghosts here.

        Inn at Jim Thorpe

        Book directly with us! Guaranteed lowest rate + FREE $10 breakfast voucher per person

      • The Railroad House Inn, Marietta

        Of course a railroad hotel could be haunted, because there’s nothing creepier than a haunted railroad. It’s very vintage. They also have a great restaurant.

        The Railroad House Inn

        Latest reviews, photos and 👍🏾ratings for The Railroad House Inn at 280 W Front St in Marietta - view the ✅menu, ⏰hours, ☎️phone number, ☝address and map.

      • Omni Bedford Springs Resort, Bedford

        The Omni Bedford Springs Resort is a very popular destination, and the bonus is that around Halloween, you can tell yourself that you’re visiting a truly haunted spot.

        Omni Bedford Springs Resort | Resorts in Bedford, Pennsylvania

        The award-winning Omni Bedford Springs Resort is the ideal destination for you to reconnect with friends and family, located in the Allegheny Mountains of Pennsylvania. From our world-class Springs Eternal Spa to our magnificently restored golf course and relaxing indoor and outdoor pools, the resort provides a luxurious experience.

      • Source

        This list is via OnlyinYourState.com.

Hollywood Kyle is the Digital Content Producer and Production Director of Mix 99.5 WJBR. Being a Delaware local, Kyle takes pride in his hometown and has had a love for music since a young age. Hollywood Kyle joins the Mix Morning Show for abstract thoughts and ideas during "Hollywood Kyle" segment around 9:40am Monday thru Friday.