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Ghost Sightings in New Hope



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New Hope boasts a number of allegedly haunted sites, the most famous of which is the Logan inn.  The bodies of numerous dead soldiers were said to have been stored at the Logan inn during the Revolutionary War.  Its is said that those soldiers still inhabit the building, and are frequently spotted, still in uniform, by the inn’s employees and guests.  It is also believed that the ghost of Aaron Burr, who visited the Inn shortly after his duel with Alexander Hamilton, can sometimes be seen at the Logan Inn.

Also in New Hope, the Wedgewood Inn is said to be haunted by the ghost of a 12 year old slave girl named Sarah, who stayed at the inn during her escape to the north in the 19th century via the Underground Railroad.  Over the years, Sarah’s ghost has appeared to at least three 12 year old girls who stayed at the inn at different times.  Sarah’s ghost allegedly told the girls her story of slavery, escape and hiding.  The young witnesses’ individual accounts of Sarah’s story have been nearly identical.

The Van Sant Bridge has a history to it. Supposedly, a young woman without a husband but with child was thrown out of her house by her parents. The father of the baby abandoned her, and she became severely depressed. She decided to throw herself off the Van Sant Bridge, with her baby in her arms. The legend says that to this day, when you stand on the bridge, you can hear the baby crying. Horse thieves also used to be hanged from this bridge, and people can often still see one of them hanging there