Shades of Death Road - Allamuchy Township NJ Haunted Place

  • County Road 611
  • Allamuchy Township, NJ
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This road not only has a creepy name but it sure does live up to it, so the story goes! On the southern portion of the road is a large wooded area, that provides shade from the sun and cover from unsuspecting victims’ line of sight. Back in the day, the road’s existence, highwaymen would often hide out here before pouncing on passersby, robbing and killing them in the process. Locals were also said to have taken revenge by hanging these highwaymen from low-hanging branches after they had been captured. In the 1920s and ‘30s there was also a trio of brutal murders along the road; one man was beat over the head with a tire iron, a woman beheaded her husband and buried his body and head on opposite sides of the street, and a third man was shot and buried in a mud pile. A nearby swamp was responsible for an outbreak of malaria, carried by insects, in the mid-19th century, and more recently the twist and turns of the road have been responsible for a high number of auto accidents.

With all the deaths surrounding this seven-mile street it should be no surprise that a variety of paranormal happening have occurred here as well. One such legend involves a Native American spirit guide who appears to travelers as deer on the road; if drivers don’t slow down to avoid a collision then they will soon crash into an actual living deer. Halfway up the adjoining Lenape Lane—effectively a long unpaved driveway for a nearby farmhouse—lays an abandoned stable. Nighttime visitors to the structure have felt an unusual chill, seen abnormally high levels of fog, felt inexplicably uneasy, and even witnessed ghostly activity including apparitions and a white orb that will chase them all the way back to Shades of Death Road.

Next to the road, south of the I-80 overpass, there is a man-made body of water locals call Ghost Lake which gives rise to vapors on chilly mornings. Visitors say that no matter what time of night they come to the lake, the sky above always looks bright as though it were still twilight. There have also been ghost sightings, particularly near the abandoned cabin on the side opposite Shades of Death Road. On the side of Ghost Lake there is a small cave named the Fairy Hole which is said to have been sacred to the Native American populace.
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  • Not scary, very pretty

    Ive been to this road and ghost lake more times than I can count. It is a very scenic with the lake and small trail.

    Posted 12/16/15

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