Linchester Mill in Preston, Maryland - Paranormal investigation

Paranormal Investigation at Linchester Mill

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Join the Paranormal Investigation at Linchester Mill

Join our Chesapeake Ghosts team along with Delmarva Spirit Hunters for a paranormal investigation at Linchester Mill in Preston, MD. Linchester Mill in Preston, Maryland. The mill was built around 1840 and was operational until the 1970s.  It sits on Hunting Creek – a creek believed to be the last stop on the Underground Railroad. Escaped slaves came up the Choptank River toward the free state of Delaware. As they traversed the Choptank shoreline by night they would come to various creeks that might be too deep to cross safely. So they would walk up the creek to a known “safe crossing” and then cross over and make their way back down to the Choptank staying in the woods and in safehouses by day. Eventually, they would come to Delaware – a free state.

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Underground Railroad History

After crossing Hunting Creek behind Linchester Mill, escaped slaves were just a few short miles from Delaware and there were several safe houses very close by.

But the tragedy is that the mill crossing worked in reverse.  Slave catchers and kidnappers dragged their unfortunate prisoners down the same paths from freedom to slavery moving south along the creeks and the Choptank River. The creek behind Linchester Mill was often the first safe crossing on that horrible journey. The creek and the mill have a haunted past… and some believe a haunted present.

Paranormal Activity Present

Paranormal investigators have been secretly staking out the ground around this mill and for years getting readings that show energy and temperature shifts, whitish films in photographs and a low hum or singing sound on electronic voice recordings. And there are several who have seen apparitions inside the mill house and experienced a strange presence.  Clearly, there is a strong energy in this place. Clairvoyants and psychic mediums – those with high levels of intuition and intuitive capability find this place teeming with energy.

Join the Investigation

Join our team of paranormal investigators as they assess the mill and its grounds. They will have paranormal investigating equipment, cameras, and recorders that can chart evidence of possible spirit activity.


  1. Flashlight
  2. Warm (layered clothing) – the mill is not heated and some investigating is done outside.
  3. Your camera (phone camera will do)
  4. Open mind – Your intuition – sharpened.

NOTE: We do not guarantee any ghost sightings or activity. We are not in control of when and where spirits make themselves known. But we will demonstrate paranormal investigation techniques and allow you to let your own intuition connect with the site. 

**MEETING PLACE:** The historic Linchester Mill  – 3390 Linchester Rd, Preston, MD 21655 Please arrive at the tour 15 minutes before the start time to check in with the guide. You are welcome to bring your own equipment but equipment will be provided as well.

**TIME & WEATHER:** Investigations begins on time. We investigate in all kinds of weather except heavy rain and thunderstorms.
– Bring Insect repellant (Spring, Summer, Fall)
– Bring your umbrella if it looks like rain
– Wear comfortable/waterproof shoes – we’ll be walking the grounds
– Bring a flashlight.
– Bring your camera
-Dress warmly in layers during the winter season (no heat inside the mill)

**TIPS / GRATUITIES:** Cost of ticket does not include gratuity. Please give your guide a tip if you think she or he has done well and offered an informative and entertaining experience.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS:  Full refund will be given if cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the tour’s start.  If cancellation is NOT made within 48 hours of the tour, no refunds will be given. For reservations of 6 or more, we require 72 hours.  However, all registrations are transferable, so feel free to allow a friend or family member to attend in your place.  Just give them your order voucher.

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