Haunted Houses of Maryland, from Potomac to Annapolis, to Baltimore, and…The Trillium Bethesda Condos?
In a region so filled with history, it should hardly come as a surprise that Maryland is also home to many haunted houses and other structures. From the ghostly principal who roams the halls of George Fox Middle School in Anne Arundel County to unexplainable happenings and ghostly apparitions at the Middleton Tavern in Annapolis, to phantom luxury Bethesda Condos in the Downtown Bethesda area, there are literally dozens of haunted properties throughout the state. Here is a look at just a few of Maryland’s famous hauntings.
The Haunted Marwood Mansion in Potomac Maryland
Since the early 1920s, there have been several sightings of an old man standing in the middle of the Potomac River, but it is the Marwood Mansion that is the creepiest Potomac, Maryland home. Here, there have been numerous reports of strange things happening, such as the toilet flushing on its own, the bathroom window being raised and steam mysteriously emitting from the bathtub. Strange sounds are regularly heard coming from the basement, which cannot be used because every time something is stored in the basement it is ruined the next morning. There are also reports of the cracks in the marble disappearing and then reappearing and a ghostly butler has been spotted walking throughout the property.
Baltimore’s Many Hauntings
Baltimore is home to more than two dozen different haunted sites. Todd’s far, which dates back to the early 1800s, is haunted by a woman who sits at the attic window with a candle as she waits for her soldier to return from the war. Slaves can also be seen hanging from the trees late at night and the lights in the home are said to turn on when an intruder enters, despite the fact that there is no electricity in the home.
The Haunted Catonsville Mansion
An old abandoned mansion is said to be found on Asylum Road in Catonsville. Although the mansion is closed to the public, there have been many reports of mysterious banging sounds, tapping noises and whispers coming from the inside. Many have also reporting seeing people walking on the property, but the people disappear when they are approached.
The Trillium, Bethesda – A Ghost Bethesda Luxury condo development
I’ve seen advertisements in The Post, The Washingtonian, The Bethesda Magazine to name just a few — I’ve witnessed the bulldozers level the Old Clarion hotel to prepare for this 173 unit edifice of opulence. I’ve even seen a model unit set fabricated in The Old Clarion for an electric opening night. But as time has passes, I start to wonder whether the ghosts of “Economy’s crash” created these illusions in my mind.
In all seriousness, I kindly ask construction to commence because in my humble opinion, The Trillium should be an extraordinary addition to close-in Bethesda development. But more thoughts are for later. For now, I wish The Trillium and all of Greater Bethesda area safe and happy Halloween….