3 Spooky Southern Maryland Stories for Halloween Night

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on October 29, 2018

Southern Maryland’s history spans centuries, so it’s no wonder that there might be some spirits here with unfinished business. Whether you believe ghost stories or not, these three Southern Maryland tales are perfect for a creepy Halloween night.

(Image via Kathleen Kirkwood on GoodReads. Painting by Don Zimmer.)

The Legend of the Blue Dog

Travel through Port Tobacco at the right time of year, and
you might encounter Southern Maryland’s own Blue Dog, the main player in what might be the United States’ oldest ghost story. Legend has it that the Blue Dog appears every February to mourn the death of his owner, a Revolutionary solider who was killed for his riches after a night of drinking.

 The Blue Dog is immortalized in a haunting painting by Don Zimmer, which hangs at the Blue Dog Saloon and Restaurant in Port Tobacco. You’re safe to go there any night of the week – whether you travel Rose Hill Road at night is up to you.

Read more about the Legend of the Blue Dog here: https://kimberlybean.com/real-estate-blog/believe-southern-marylands-legend-blue-dog/

The Ghosts of Point Lookout

Point Lookout, the southernmost point of St. Mary’s County,
has played a role in the nation’s history from the Revolutionary War to the War of 1812 to the Civil War. It even was a popular vacation destination for a while.

Today it’s a state park with camping, fishing, history – and
more than a few ghost stories. From the site of a Civil War hospital and mass grave where Confederate soldiers were buried to a lighthouse that has been featured on television ghost-hunting shows, you’ll find a lot to spook you at Point Lookout State Park.

Read more about Point Lookout State Park: https://kimberlybean.com/real-estate-blog/p1785/

Image via BoothieBarn.com

Southern Maryland’s and the Lincoln Assassination

Most Southern Marylanders know the connection between Waldorf’s Dr. Mudd House and John Wilkes Booth, the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln.(If your history is a little rusty, check out our article on the connection between Southern Maryland and Lincoln here.) But people who have volunteered and visited Mudd’s home, which is now a museum, will tell you that specters still roam the halls and grounds of Mudd’s country house.

Read more about the ghosts of the Dr. Mudd House: http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/1015/things-go-bump-in-the-night-at-historic-home.html

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