Haunted Elk Forge B&B
Maryland’s haunted bed and breakfast started over 200 years ago as Elk Forge Company. This hard working, 1,000 acre community was home to a forge, saw mill, textile mill, grain mill and many farms. It stayed that way until 1981 when the new owners expanded and renovated the existing buildings and created the bed and breakfast that so many visit today. It is listed as a Historical Valuable Property by the Cecil County Maryland Historic Preservation Commission.
The Miller’s Ghost of Elk Forge
In the 1700s, Elk Forge was a bustling mill community, which made it a great stop for the English Redcoats traveling to Philadelphia. When the British soldiers demanded large amounts of grain from the mill, the miller had no choice but to concede and give them what they wanted. The only problem was, the miller was a Patriot and wasn’t too keen on giving away his product to the enemy. He added small chunks of broken glass to each bag he gave the Redcoats. When the Redcoats figured out what he had done, they returned and immediately hanged the miller on site.
When visiting the Elk Forge you won’t find Redcoats anymore, but you may encounter the miller hanging around. Some say they have seen his apparition around the mill and others have heard his footsteps and even his voice.