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Real Haunts in New Jersey- Paranormal NJ

Did you know New Jersey is home to dozens of REAL Haunted Places? From haunted roadways and buildings where the dearly departed still lurk among us, to burial grounds and sacred places that are haunted by spirits who seemingly want to stay in this world, New Jersey has some truly eerie landmarks and historical sites that are hot spots for paranormal activity. New Jersey's Real Haunts are home to ghosts and spirits year-round - they're not your average Halloween Haunt. Find out all about New Jersey's Haunted History, and learn all about haunted places across the state that are plagued with REAL ghosts, ghouls, apparitions, and things that go bump in the night!
 
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  •   Surf City Hotel Surf City, NJ
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    Spirits have been seen at this late 1800s hotel, along with the sound of unexplained voices. Some believe that the hauntings come from a shipwreck of the Powhattan in 1854, which killed around 300 people. Bodies from the wreck were kept in the building for a while, and it is believed that the then-owner Edward Jennings robbed their bodies. The spirits of a mother and child have been... Read More

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  •   Centenary College Hackettstown, NJ
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    This college is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of Tillie Smith. In 1886, when Tillie was 18 years old, she worked and lived at the college. She was found dead in a nearby field, raped and strangled. Accused of the brutal murder was a maintenance man that went by the name of James Titus, despite his known to be high moral of character. Titus was convicted of the murder and sentenced... Read More

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  •   Ayers-Allen House Metuchen, NJ
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    The Ayers-Allen House is a historic home that was built in 1740, located in Metuchen, New Jersey. It also goes by the name Allen House Tavern. It is said that it once served as “a tavern where British and Americans met to find common ground over a yard of ale,” according to Read More

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  •   White Hill Mansion Fieldsboro, NJ
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    White Hill Mansion in Fieldsboro, New Jersey was built in 1722 by Robert Field. The historical home is known to be one of the most haunted and many paranormal stories exists, including from ghost hunters who’ve entered the home and collected evidence, according to Week in... Read More

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  •   Hunt Homestead Phillipsburg, NJ
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    The Hunt Homestead was built in 1758 and is most famous for being the wintering spot for the 60 Revolutionary War cavalry horses. It is also believed to be the home of a ghost. The ghost is that of a woman who wears a dark hood and passes by the kitchen window, headed toward the back door. She then disappears. The spirit has reportedly done this routine hundreds of times since the... Read More

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  • Kean University Union, NJ
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    Kean University was established in 1855 in Newark and was originally named the Newark Normal School. In 1958, Kean College moved to Union and then became Kean University in 1997. It is said the school is haunted by ghosts. Among the areas of the school haunted include the Wilkins Theater. According to Read More

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    The Red Mill Museum Village was known as the Red Mill in history. It was built by Ralph Hunt and operated between 1810-1928 as an industrial mill. At its start, it was a mill processing plant for wool and then from 1828 to 1834, it expanded to also grind feed, flour and stone plaster, as well as sold chestnut wood for rails, according to Read More

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  •   Rowan University Glassboro, NJ
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    The first building constructed on Rowan University’s campus, Bunce Hall, has long been the subject of local ghost stories. Elizabeth Tohill, a dramatic arts teacher for whom the school’s theater is named, has been seen at rehearsals by students and allegedly attends every stage production despite being dead. Thomas Whitney, a wealthy glass manufacturer, is also said to haunt the campus... Read More

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  •   Red Feather Trail Pemberton/Browns Mills, NJ
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    Late at night, legend says that a ghostly figure can be seen walking Red Feather Trail. He is often singing a song to himself or humming. If you glance directly towards him, he supposedly disappears. Read More

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  •   Burnt Mill Road Atco, NJ
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    Found in southern New Jersey, Burnt Mill Road is an incomplete path that branches of another street connected to Rt. 30. The road lasts about 2 miles before coming to a dead stop at the Pine Barrens. According to legend, a young boy once chased his ball out into the middle of this road where he was tragically struck by a car, giving rise to the Atco Ghost. There are several ways... Read More

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  •   Ringwood Manor Ringwood, NJ
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    Ringwood Manor was first built in 1740, but it took years and a change of ownership before it turned into the sprawling 51-room mansion that stands today. Today the manor is a museum open for tours, but at one point it belonged to General Robert Erskine, who ran an iron works and was also the Geographer and Surveyor-General (map maker) for George Washington during the... Read More

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    Also known as the Old Burying Ground, this cemetery has been around since 1722. Its grounds are rumored to have a ton of ghostly presences. Strange shadows have been seen, along with mists or orbs in photographs that were taken on site. Reports also say that there is the unexplained sound of a ticking clock. Read More

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    Camden County College was founded in 1967 as a Catholic seminary. As the legend has it, a monk allegedly hanged himself in Jefferson Hall and now haunts the third floor. There are different accounts of the haunting, including reports of a shadow moving across the hallways during after hours, flickering lights, and door-slamming sounds. Some students with night classes in the... Read More

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  •   Winterwood Gift Shoppe Rio Grande, NY
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    Once known as the Hildreth House, this historic building was constructed in 1772 by Joshua Hildreth and it thought to be haunted by a ghost named "Hestor", who was a resident of the building. Visitors have seen flickering lights, heard footsteps, and witnessed objects moving of their own accord. Some have also seen the apparition of Hestor, the ghost who is believed to haunt the... Read More

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  •   Arthur's Tavern Hoboken, NJ
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    This tavern is rumored to be the home to at least three spirits. Employees have reported hearing footsteps, and seeing lights go on and off or flicker. The door opens by itself at times and there have been reports of a clipboard flying off a desk. Ghostly whispers have been heard and someone's hair was pulled by something unseen. Read More

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  •   Hageman Farm Somerset, NJ
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    This historic home and farm was first settled in 1650 or 1651, by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman who were from the Netherlands. Relatives lived in the home until 1972, before it stood empty for 5 years after it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. It has been said that the spirit of an elderly man can be seen walking around the house or looking out the dining room windows,... Read More

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    This location is now the Tamaracks Country Villa, and was once the Colby Mansion. The Villa began operating in 1909 when it was turned into a castle. Local teens tell the legend of a rich man who once lived here and was entangled in the occult. He killed his family, and their spirits are said to linger the grounds. Read More

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  •   Easton Tower - Red Mill Paramus, NJ
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    Commonly mistaken as the "Red Mill", the Easton Tower was built in the 1900s and commissioned by Manuel Rionda as a tribute to his wife. Legend has it that Rionda's wife committed suicide by climbing to the top and jumping off the tower after seeing her husband with another woman. Some visitors say that you can summon her ghost by circling the tower at night. Others have heard strange... Read More

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  • Clinton Road West Milford, NJ
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    Located in West Milford, Clinton Road is a 10-mile desolate stretch of roadway predominantly surrounded by undeveloped woodland. Over the years this street has given rise to many rumors and ghostly sightings, and had been the site of some several tragedies as well. One of the most common ghost stories shared is that of a dead young boy who hangs under the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve.... Read More

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    Built in 1751, the Old Dutch Parsonage was moved to its current location in 1913. The location is rumored to be quite haunted, with banging, objects being moved around in the night and screaming. The Wallace House is also believed to have a friendly spirit that taps your shoulders or tugs on clothing of guests and guides during tours. During the Revolutionary War, this is the location... Read More

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    The Richard A. Rutkowski Park is where The Elco Naval Division once stored a boat-building factory that churned out nearly 400 PT boats for World War II. A historical marker is all that is left to commemorate the effors that went on at the location. The story says that there was an accident at the factory one day, where a boat fell of its railings, crushing and killing two men. What... Read More

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  •   Jenny Jump State Forest Blairstown, NJ
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    Jenny is the ghost that is rumored to wander the grounds of this forest. Legend says that when she was just 9 years old, she was playing on the cliffs, and she was startled by the appearance of a Native American. She yelled out to her father, who told her "Jump, Jenny, jump!" Jenny jumped, listening to the words of her father, and died from the fall. People believe her ghostly form can... Read More

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  •   St. Mary's Cemetery Boonton, NJ
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    Locals tell ghost stories of this cemetery, saying that it is the home to "glowing gravestones" if you wander the grounds late at night. Read More

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  •   Vernon Inn Vernon, NJ
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    The Vernon Inn Restaurant and Pub has been serving up classic American fare and spirits for years. Drinks do not seem to be the only spirits in this early-19th century building, however, as many guests have reported witnessing strange phenomena. Doors have been known to open or close and lights to flicker on and off without any human contact, and some people have even seen strange... Read More

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  •   Crayhay Mansion Misland Park, NJ
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    The Crayhay Mansion was built in 1864 and occupied by the Crayhay family from 1906 to 1934. It is said to be haunted by many ghosts, including that of a yellow and white cat. Human specters include Max Crayhay, who committed suicide in the barn, and a neighbor girl named Rose who fell from an upstairs window when trying to secretly elope with her unborn child’s father. There is also a... Read More

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  •   Dr. Jonathan Pitney House Absecon, NJ
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    Now operating as a bed and breakfast, this location was settled by Dr. Pitney in 1820. He is often referred to as "the father of Atlantic City," as he was the first who saw the possibilities of Atlantic City as a premier resort city. Pitney was credited for bringing the railroad to Atlantic City. Guests who have stayed at the private cottage have reported hearing an unexplained sound of... Read More

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  •   The Publick House Chester, NJ
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    Now the Publick House, this location was originally the Brick Hotel that was built in 1810. It is rumored to be haunted by spirits, phantom perfumes, cold spots, growing noises and other strange phenomena. Read More

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  •   Essex County Hospital Center Cedar Grove, NJ
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    The Essex County Hospital Center that once went by the name of Overbrook Asylum started out in the 1800s as a general hospital and later turned into a psychiatric center in the mid-1920s. Its campus sat in Cedar Grove with 34-buildings, many of which were used to house patients. It served as a new hospital to address the overcrowding that was occurring at Newark... Read More

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    This tavern, also known as Shore House or West Point Hotel, was built in the 1800's and is rumored to be quite haunted. Glasses fall, windows break, and a witness was once locked in a closet by a prankster ghost. Perhaps there is truth to the legend surrounding the place about an 1846 shipwreck. Some say the building was used as a makeshift morgue following the disaster. Read More

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  •   NJ Bar and Grill Mine Hill Township, NJ
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    Built in 1854, the NJ Bar and Grill in Mine Hill Township is said to have been the site of a murder. Allegedly a man was killed here by his mistress while he was playing pool. The owners themselves have reported witnessing wine bottles floating in midair before crashing to the ground, strange shadows and cases of the lights turning on and off. The restaurant was investigated on SyFy's... Read More

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  •   The Grenville Hotel Bay Head, NJ
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    Ghostly children are said to play and laugh in the halls of this hotel, full-body apparations and the sounds of bustling activity in empty rooms has also occurred. People have been claiming the hotel has been haunted for years. Read More

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  • Inn of the Hawke Lambertville, NJ
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    This inn was built in the 1860s and is rumored to be the home to a few different ghosts. Strange occurrences and noises have been reported, one being in the kitchen, where pots and pans have been lifted off their hooks before crashing onto the floor. Photos on the walls of the inn have also reportedly been knocked off. Read More

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  •   Drew University Madison, NJ
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    There have been many hauntings at Drew University, for instance, in the Great Hall, which is quite like a castle, ghostly faces are rumored to appear in the ceiling carvings as the chandeliers swing by themselves. Also, a mirror reflects a spirit of a man in gold round spectacles. At the Arboretum, a spectral, filmy Lady in Blue lingers around the lake in back. And Hoyt Hall is rumored... Read More

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  •   Dey Mansion Wayne, NJ
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    Built in the 1700s, Dey (pronounced “dye”) Mansion has seen activity for over 260 years. Known as Bloomsbury Manor at the time of the Revolution, the house played a vital role as it served as Washington’s headquarters twice in 1780 (from July 1-28 and October 8-November 27), according to “Try to Scare Me.” It... Read More

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  • Union Cemetery Hackettstown, NJ
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    Union Cemetery dates back to 1859 and is the burial place of Matilda Smith, also known as Tillie Smith. Smith worked and lived at Centenary College as a kitchen maid. On April 9, 1886, when Smith was only 18-years-old, she was found raped, beaten, and strangled to death – left on the open field outside the Taylor Library on the college campus, according to Read More

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  •   Hanging Post Cranford, NJ
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    Revolutionary War spies were hanged at the corner of Gallows Hill Road and Brookside Place, where a giant hanging tree once stood. The tree is no longer there but locals say you can still see eerie movements here from a distance. Read More

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  •   Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City, NJ
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    The Absecon Lighthouse overlooks the Absecon Inlet. It stands as the tallest lighthouse in New Jersey, at 171 feet and 228 steps. It served from 1857 to 1933 and now stands restored. It was built to prevent the tragedy of 1854 from happening again. In 1854, the Powhatan wrecked nearby and killed 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard... Read More

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  •   Ye Olde Centerton Inn Elmer, NJ
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    This inn is reportedly the home to two ghosts, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and a former maitre d' who has been known to create cold spots in the same dining room. Read More

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    This university reportedly has two haunted halls, Lenfel Hall and one at the Mansion. Witnesses have seen the ghost of founder Peter Sanmartino in Lenfel Hall and the spirit of a girl dancing in a white dress inside the Mansion. Read More

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  •   Robbins Reef Yacht Club Bayonne, NJ
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    The legend of the Robbins Reef Yacht Club is that a man hanged himself in the upstairs room and witnesses now describe an icy sensation whenever they enter that room while it's dark. Bottles at the bar also seem to hop off the shelves on their own. Read More

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  •   Shippen Manor Oxford Township, NJ
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    Built between 1760 and 1765 for the wealthy Shippen Brothers, this house changed ownership a number of times before being purchased by the State of New Jersey in 1974. It opened to the public over 20 years later after being restored, and can now be visited. Guests have reported seeing the spirits of a soldier, a little boy in period dress, and a woman's torso that seems to "whoosh"... Read More

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  •   The Brass Rail Hoboken, NJ
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    This restaurant is well known for its paranormal activity. Legend says that back in 1904, a bride who was just married tripped at the top of the staircase, breaking her neck and dying. Shortly after her death, the groom took his own life and hanged himself in the an adjacent room. Late at night, it has been said that the bride, groom and some of their guests linger the restaurant. Phone... Read More

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  •   Union Hotel Flemington, NJ
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    Originally an attraction for high society, the Union Hotel and Restaurant not only catered to the wealthy, but ghosts and poltergeists. The hotel with a red brick façade, French-style mansard roof, and two story tall porch was built in 1878. It was made famous by the Lindbergh kidnapping trial, according to Read More

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  •   James and Ann Whitall House National Park, NJ
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    This 1770's house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is rumored to be haunted by ghostly soliders; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots have been reported as well. Read More

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    This library is rumored to be haunted by a former librarian. Lights have been known to turn on and off by themselves, and books move on their own. Locals have seen the spirit of an elderly woman in the window and also in the adjacent garden. Read More

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  •   Cape May Cape May, NJ
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    Cape May is known as “The Nation’s Oldest Seashore Resort,” but it is also host to a variety of haunted places! Cape May makes a perfect spot to go on a ghost tour with numerous haunts. Some of the hotel haunts include Washington Inn, where you may hear the mysterious voice of an elderly woman, or witness a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth call out the names of the wait staff. At... Read More

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  •   Old Canal Inn Nutley, NJ
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    Established in 1934 as JoJos Tavern, it changed its name to the Old Canal Inn in 1948 when it was bought over by the Skorupski family. It continues to remain open and active to this day. While serving patrons food and drink, the Inn is also known for a local legend. It is the place where the Death Chair is housed. Rumor has it that an unusual incident occurred at the inn involving... Read More

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  •   Eglington Cemetery Clarksboro, NJ
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    The Eglington Cemetery is believed to be haunted and is a location where paranormalists have reported hearing unexplained noises and detected a bunch of electronic voice phenomena. Read More

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  • Berry's Chapel Quinton, NJ
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    According to a 1964 publication, this chapel sits in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods. It now lies in ruins. Many ghost stories have been told about the location, one being that Rev. Berry was hanged or killed his family here. (There is no basis for either rumor) Some believe they have seen a phantom white wolf and have heard creepy sounds coming from... Read More

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  •   Caldwell Parsonage Union, NJ
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    Located next to the Union County Courthouse, Caldwell Parsonage was once home to Reverend James Caldwell and his wife, Hannah. Hannah was shot by British soldiers and, one year later, Caldwell was murdered as well. The building is now a museum, and is said to be haunted by Hannah, who has also been seen in the Union County Courthouse. Read More

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  • The Devil's Tree Martinsville, NJ
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    In a field on Mountain Road in Martinsville there is a solitary oak tree filled with dead limbs that never sprout foliage. The tree is said to be cursed, and anyone who attempts to cut it down will not only fail but also come to an untimely end. It is said that a local farmer once went berserk, killing his entire family and then going to the Devil’s Tree to hang himself. Some also... Read More

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    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground saw its first two graves in 1693 when two brothers died from having eaten poisonous mushrooms. Over the years many more men and women have been buried here, including Revolutionary soldiers who are said to still haunt the grounds. Piscatawaytown is said to be the final resting place of an 18th century witch. Mary More, who was accused of witchcraft and... Read More

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  •   Park Pub Nutley, NJ
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    This old school bar is believed to be haunted by at least two different ghosts. The two have been seen by employees after hours on the dance floor. Read More

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    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened its doors in 1931 and remained active for nearly 70 years by the State of New Jersey. Between its cottages and building, it accommodated about 800 patients of all ages. By 1978, the hospital only treated adults and adolescents. Many patients died while at the hospital, prompting the designation of a cemetery on campus grounds for bodies that went... Read More

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  •   Sketch Club Players Theatre Woodbury, NJ
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    Built in 1889 as the West End School, this building operated under its original purpose for many years before eventually being purchased by the Sketch Club Players in 1951 and converted into a community theater. Over the years, guests and theater members have witnesses a variety of paranormal happenings. Witnesses have seen weird shadows and heard unusual voices; many also report... Read More

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  •   Steuben House River Edge, NJ
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    The Steuben House, also known as the Zabriskie-Steuben House, is a historical landmark, having been used by George Washington as a temporary headquarters for a period of just over two weeks during the Revolutionary War in September 1780. During that time, 14,000 soldiers also camped nearby. New Bridge ended up serving as a battleground, fort, encampment ground, military headquarters,... Read More

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  •   Conant Park Hillside, NJ
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    Conant Park is said to be haunted by faceless ghosts who drive about the grounds in a van. The spirits will kidnap girls from time to time, but if the girls are released they are too frightened to tell anyone what happened to them. The park is open to the public, but be weary of malevolent spirits if you visit! Read More

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    On May 6th, 1937, German airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and crashed to the ground in attempt to land at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station. Known as the Hindenburg Tragedy, the crash took the lives of 35 of the 96 aboard the aircraft, including both passengers and crewmen. After the incident the Lakehurst Hangar was temporarily re-purposed as a morgue. Had the airship not burned,... Read More

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  •   Collings-Knight House Oaklyn, NJ
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    This home dates back to the 19th Century and was built by Edward Zane Collings. It is rumored to be haunted by shadowy figures, disembodied voices and footsteps. Read More

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  •   Knotty Pine Pub Wharton, NJ
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    This pub is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a skinny man that likes to stand near the dartboards. A whistling sound has been reported coming from the area and the location's basement and attic have also seen a good amount of paranormal occurrences. Read More

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  •   Park Lane Carlstadt, NJ
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    Park Lane has a cobblestone road that is rumored to once be the meeting spot for KKK members sometime ago. Between the trees there is a tunnel that is buried, and is believed to be the way the members were led to the spot. This would be under the road itself. It has also been said that there is a part of the Undergound Railroad led by Harriet Tubman that passes from under Broad Street's... Read More

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  •   Union County Courthouse Elizabeth, NJ
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    Located next to a cemetery, the Union County Courthouse has long been said to be haunted. Hannah Caldwell, the first woman to die during the American Revolution, is buried here next to her husband, Reverend James Caldwell. Her death still the subject of a historical dispute. On one side, it is believed that she was mistaken for a redcoat and shot, while others believe that she was... Read More

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  •   Columbus Inn Mansfield, NJ
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    This inn/restaurant is no longer in business but locals believe it is still haunted. TV shows and newspaper articles have featured the location, which some believe was the bithplace of the Jersey Devil. Read More

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  •   Old River Road Edgewater, NJ
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    Old River Road is the location where ghostly Leni Lenapi Indians walk around. Some believe they are coming back from the nearby 1400s Native American burial ground. Read More

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  •   Elizabeth V. Edwards School Barnegat, NJ
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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School in Barnegat has seen so much paranormal activity that it was investigated by the Ghost Hunters in 2014. Strange occurrences include disembodied voices, pictures flying off of tables, and an inexplicable scent of chocolate arising from the second floor hallway. There is also a ghost who turns lights on and off, makes calls from the school phone, and turns off... Read More

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    On Herman Street in East Rutherford there is an old abandoned factory which is every bit as creepy as it appears. Passersby have reported seeing a ghost moving about the factory. Those who peek into the factory windows are quickly chased away by this angry spirit. Read More

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  • Henry Ludlam Inn Woodbine, NJ
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    The Henry Ludlam Inn is home to some strange unexplained sounds and occurrences. The inn is reportedly closed now. Read More

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  •   Trump Taj Mahal Atlantic City, NJ
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    This Atlantic City hotel is reportedly the home to a ghost who appears every night around midnight. It is believed to be the spirit of a man who jumped from the tenth floor, killing himself. Read More

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  •   Gloucester County Jail Woodbury, NJ
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    The Gloucester County Jail was recently closed and is the location to a numerous amount of deaths, including accidental asphyxiation, drug overdoses and at least 12 suicides. Paranormal investigators have heard unexplained crashes and banging along with clicking sounds that were heard in an EVP session. Read More

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  •   Burlington County Prison Mount Holly, NJ
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    The Burlington County Prison is a large stone structural building from 1811. It now serves as a museum, but there’s no doubt that there’s much more to it. Haunted spirits are believe to be present. The Burlington Prison was active for over 150 years before it closed in 1965. In the early 19th century it was state law for those convicted of capital crimes to be executed in the county... Read More

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  •   Allaire Village Farmingdale, NJ
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    Allaire Village is an 1800s living history museum located within Allaire State Park. It was known as an iron-producing, factory-town that was a “self-sufficient community,” according to “The Historic Village of Allaire.” The public today can experience how life was back then in the iron industry and some of its ghostly inhabitants. It... Read More

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  •   Dunellen Hotel Duenllen, NJ
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    A guest of the Dunellen Hotel claims to have captured a ghostly photo of a Victorian woman and a boy on her oPhone while in the basement bar. Read More

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  •   Ritz Theatre Elizabeth, NJ
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    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be heard. Read More

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    This building was built in 1908 and houses an 8-story clock tower and some sculptured friezes. It is also believed to be haunted by ghosts and spirit orbs. Theophilus Zurbrugg purchased the building in 1892 when it was the vacant Pavillion Hotel, and turned it into the Philadelphia Watch Case Company. The business grew and an additional building south of the hotel was built in 1908.... Read More

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  •   Darress Theatre Boonton Township, NJ
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    This theater was built in 1919 and is believed to be quite haunted. A former actor is said to be behind the hauntings and witnesses say chairs have moved on their own in the backstage area. Read More

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  • Devil's Tower Alpine, NJ
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    The Devil's Tower was built in 1910 by a millionaire sugar importer named Manuel Rionda. Before it received the name Devil's Tower, it was formally known as Rio Vista. According to reporting from Forbes, the tower was built and dedicated to Rionda’s wife, Harriet Rionda, who was buried on nearby land but... Read More

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  •   Nellie's Pond Delanco, NJ
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    Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here quite some time ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but locals say you can still hear the cries of the ghostly horse that drowned. Read More

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    Now the Neshanic Inn, this location was once Murphy's Crocodile Inn. The building was built in the 1880s and is known to experience electrical problems along with the spirit of a shadowy figure that lurks in the basement. Read More

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  •   Stephen Crane House Asbury Park, NJ
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    Once the home of famed author Stephen Crane, this house now hosts numerous literary events throughout the year. It is also said to be inhabited by ghost children who can be heard playing or crying throughout the building. One ghost is less benign than the others, however, and has been known to hit guests on the head with fireplace tools. The house has even been featured on SyFy's "Ghost... Read More

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  •   Lakeview Memorial Park Cinnaminson, NJ
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    At Lakeview Memorial Park, there is an area that is specifically for the graves of children. It is here that people have witnessed boy and girl spirits, who sometimes leave footprints on the ground. The tower on site is another spot that is believed to be visited by some supernatural beings. Read More

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  • Abandoned Warehouses Bridgewater, NJ
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    An evil entity has been seen at this abandoned building and it is known to chase you out of the building and slam doors while you're inside. A woman has also been seen standing by the open window in the back and she yells that "he is after her" and she urges you to run away. Read More

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  • Leeds Point Pine Barrens Leeds Point, NJ
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    Leeds Point, a small community in the Pine Barrens, is quite literally the birthplace of the Jersey Devil. For hundreds of years now, legend has it that a mythical beast lived within the Pine Barrens. According to The New Jersey Historical Society, legend has it that a woman by the name of Deborah Smith... Read More

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  •   Gabreil Daveis Tavern Glendora, NJ
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    The Gabreil Daveis Tavern House has also been known has the Hillman Hospital House. The historic tavern was built in 1756 in Camden County, New Jersey by Gabreil Daveis to house boatmen with Timber Creek nearby. At one point in time, it was temporarily designated a hospital by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. According to reporting from Read More

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    This restaurant was formerly the Iona Lake Inn and at some time it has also been known as Jake's Italian Restaurant. Today, it is the Lake House, a restaurant nestled on the shore of Iona Lake. It was built in the early half of the 1900’s as a popular inn and summer vacation spot. Rumor has it that its rooms were rented and served as an illegal brothel and that there was a... Read More

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  •   Old Bernardsville Public Library Bernardsville, NJ
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    Built in 1710, this library is haunted by Phyllis Parker, a tavern owner's daughter. It is said she was in love with a doctor who was hanged for treason and went insane when she found out he died. It is reported that people can hear voices and feel uneasy. Read More

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    Built in the town of Port Monmouth, the Seabrook-Wilson House is one of the oldest surviving houses in the region, according to Monmouth County Park System. The house dates back to around 1650 and was originally a one room cabin that housed Thomas Whitlock and his family. Extensions were added on, and... Read More

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  • Shades of Death Road Allamuchy Township, NJ
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    This 7-mile, two-lane road in Warren County, New Jersey is appropriately named Shades of Death Road for the numerous deaths that have occurred along this road and for the reports of unnatural forces. The road runs along the tree lines of Jenny Jump State Forest and just off the road (south of the I-80 overpass) sits Ghost Lake. To the right of Ghost Lake is a small cave that was once... Read More

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  • Seven Stars Tavern Pilesgrove, NJ
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    The Seven Stars Tavern was a popular bar for travelers in the 18th century, and is now on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also quite hosted, with guests reporting the phantoms of several long dead men. One such spirit is Peter Louderback, who allegedly buried his valuables in the ground outside so that the British would not pilfer them during the Revolution and now... Read More

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  •   Abbott House Mays Landing , NJ
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    This gorgeous bed and breakfast is believed to be the home to a ghostly little girl who has reportedly been seen and heard bouncing a ball. Read More

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  •   Olde Columbus Inne Columbus, NJ
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    The Olde Columbus Inne no longer operates but the building still stands and it is believed to be one of the most haunted locations in all of New Jersey. Ghosts have been seen here, including that of a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at the location. Unexplained noises have also been reported by the jail cell. Read More

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  •   Van Wickle House Somerset, NJ
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    The Van Wickle House, which was built in 1722 by Symen Van Wickle House sits at the base of the Delaware and Raritan Canal near the Raritan River. Under the National Register of Historic Places, it’s also known as The Meadows. In 1757 an unfortunate event occurred; on March 3rd, 1757, the home was given to Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle as a wedding present and on that same day they... Read More

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  •   Proprietary House Perth Amboy, NJ
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    Built between 1762 and 1764, the Proprietary House was once home to William Franklin, the last Royal Governor of New Jersey and illegitimate son of Benjamin Franklin. The building suffered massive damage in a mysterious fire around the time of the Revolutionary War; it was later repaired and briefly flourished as a hotel before the War of 1812 killed local tourism. It was since changed... Read More

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    Known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House," this home was built in 1795 and is believed to be quite haunted. It has been said that Hessian prisoners were held in the home during the Revolutionary War (which was won almost a decade before the home was even built!) Spirits supposedly linger at the home, Hessian or not. Reports of footsteps on the staircase have... Read More

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