Devil's Tower - Real Alpine Haunt
- 12 The Esplanade
- Alpine, NJ
The Devil's Tower was rumored to be built by plantation owner Manuel Rionda for his wife back in the early 1900s. He built the tower for her so she could look out at the New York City skyline. Others believe he built it as a mausoleum or for religious purposes. The tower was connected to his home by an underground tunnel. According to the local legend story, his wife was looking out of the tower when she saw Manuel with another woman. Distraught from the site, she jumped off the tower, killing herself. Since her suicide, there have been many reports of hauntings. Some believe her spirit has lived on at the tower and that people have been pushed by something unseen. Strange noises have also been reported and because of this, Manuel locked up the tower. After this is when people began calling it Devil's Tower. Witnesses report still hearing noises and smelling perfume, while at other times you can hear a scream as the wife jumps from the tower or a workman falls from it. Her ghostly spirit has also been seen as a shadowy figure in the windows. It has also been said that if you drive or walk backward around the tower a certain number of times, the devil or Manuel's wife appears.
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This was the place to go in HS. There was a tale that if you drove around the tower backwards three times the ghost would appear hanging in the middle of the tower. We only did it once and nothing happened but still cool to go look at. Wouldn't travel there if it wasn't close to where I live. You can get out and walk around it but the middle section is chained off so there isn't much to see.Posted 2/16/17
I climbed this dumb thing to the lower roof
There was nothing spooky about it at all back in 1998. There were spikes to stop you from climbing it but you could use them to assist you onto the lower roof. It was an ok place to do nothing for bored teenagers but that's about it. Posted 1/29/16
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Not really open
You can drive by it but it's fenced off. Cool to look at, interesting story but that's about it. Posted 1/26/16
3 out of 3 found this review helpful
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