The mysterious Lewes Pole Man

August 23, 2018

There is a lot of mystery surrounding the Pole Man and his “family.”

Over the past year, a young lady and child have been added to Pole Man’s location.

After months of exhaustive investigative reporting, I’ve not been able to determine who takes care of the popular roadside attraction along Route 9 west of Lewes.

Consensus is more than one person is involved, and it happens at night. I travel along that road a lot to meetings in Georgetown and to visit family in Seaford and have never seen anyone dressing the family.

Hats and clothing are added at random times each month – usually reflecting the season.



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