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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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  •   Essex County Hospital Center Cedar Grove, NJ
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    Once a general hospital and later a psychiatric center, the Essex County Hospital Center has seen its share of tragedy. In December 1917 the building’s boilers failed to operate, causing a string of deaths as 24 patients lost their lives in 20 days. As is often the case for such institutions, stories of ghosts roaming the buildings have become common place for this hospital; however, it... 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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  •   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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    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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  •   Cape May Cape May, NJ
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    Cape May is host to a variety of haunted places, making it the perfect spot to go on a ghost tour! One such haunt is the 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. Hotel Macomber is said to be haunted by the ghosts of both former guests and employees. Guests have... 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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  • 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 such event took place in 1983 when a human body was found off the side of the road by a passing cyclist; a coroner’s... 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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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. Though the hotel closed to guests in 2008, former employees have reported a variety of paranormal happenings. One waitress heard an otherworldly voice humming a lullaby while she was carrying a register drawer upstairs to an office; she dropped the... 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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  •   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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  • 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. According to legend, Mrs. Leeds found herself pregnant for the thirteenth time in 1735; having a drunkard of a husband and little means to support the 12 children she already bore, Leeds looked to the sky and cried “Let this one be a devil!” Several months later, Mrs. Leeds went... Read More

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    Built in 1751, this Old Dutch Parsonage was moved to its current location (next door to the 1775 Wallace House) around 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... 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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  •   Van Wickle House Somerset, NJ
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    This home was the wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but the two unfortunately died on the same day the house was given to them. (March 3rd, 1757.) They are buried on a hill nearby, underneath some trees. The location is believed to be haunted by the two and some other spirits. People have reported seeing apparitions, flying doilies, strange puddles of water, and weird... 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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  •   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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    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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  •   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 Erskine, who ran an iron works and was also the Surveyor-General for George Washington during the Revolution. Erskine died long ago, but locals say... 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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  •   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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  •   White Hill Mansion Fieldsboro, NJ
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    "During the Revolutionary War, New Jersey was a site for massive devastation in the colonies. A local patriot and business man, Robert Field, was head of the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. Field drowned in the Delaware River in 1775 under suspicious circumstances. He left his young wife Mary to care for their home and defend it... 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    While it was a running mill, it was documented that many deaths took place. Paranormal activity has been reported and said to be haunted by the people who died of work-related deaths; when the mill was first constructed there were no guards or safety measures, making workplace injury a common occurrence. Tour guests have often remarked to staff regarding a re-enactor on the third... 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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    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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  •   Old Canal Inn Nutley, NJ
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    Established in 1934, the Old Canal Inn remains open and active to this day. In addition to serving patrons food and drink, the Inn is also the site of an unusual incident in which two men fought at length over a particular seat in the restaurant. Both men died ten days later. Old Canal Inn still has the seat in a roped-off area, and uses it as a namesake for its “Death Seat Burger... 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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  • 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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  •   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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    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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  •   Union Cemetery Hackettstown, NJ
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    This old cemetery dates back to 1859 and is the burial place of Tillie Smith, a murder victim that lived at Centenary College. She was believed to have been murdered by her husband, James Titus, who ended up serving 19 years in prison before he was paroled and released in December, 1904. People have reported seeing a girl in white walk along the road, sometimes getting in the car with... Read More

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  •   Gabreil Daveis Tavern Glendora, NJ
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    A historic tavern build in 1756, this building was temporarily designated a hospital by General George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Blood stains still remain in the attic from when wounded soldiers were treated here. Witnesses say they sometimes see ghosts through the windows and can hear spirits when they enter inside. 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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  •   Steuben House River Edge, NJ
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    The 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. It is also said to be haunted by the ghost of General Von Steuben, whose apparition made a particularly spooky appearance in the 1950s. Steuben was allegedly sitting in a chair when he struck up a conversation... 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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  • Devil's Tower Alpine, NJ
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    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... 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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  •   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. It was during one of his stays at the house that Washington received news that the French allies had arrived in July of 1780. Although there has not... 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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    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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    Built in 1663 in the town of Port Monmouth, the Seabrook-Wilson House was originally a one room cabin that housed Thomas Whitlock and his family. Extensions were added on, and by the time of the Revolution the building had begun operating as a tavern. British troops were particularly fond of the bar, planning attacks and strategies while there, so the owner took advantage of the... 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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  •   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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    This restaurant was formerly the Iona Lake Inn and at some time it has also been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is rumored to haunt the place, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger here. 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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   Allaire Village Farmingdale, NJ
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    Allaire Village is a 1800s living history museum and is believed to be haunted by Hal Allaire, the son of James Peter Allaire. The spirit supposedly lingers in the Big House and plays pranks on the employees by moving objects or messing with candles. Another spirit that is believed to wander the home is that of Oscar Smith. Reports say his ghost can be found in the Manager's House and... 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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  •   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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    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened its doors in 1931 and remained active for nearly 70 years. Many patients died while at the hospital, prompting the designation of a cemetery on campus grounds for bodies that went unclaimed by family; 924 marked graves are still open for visitation from the public. Investigations in the 1980s and ‘90s exposed rampant patient abuse, much of which was... Read More

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  • Shades of Death Road 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... 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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  •   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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  •   Burlington County Prison Mount Holly, NJ
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    Now a museum, 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 where the crime occurred. As a result many people were hanged in this prison; there were also a few prison guards who died violently during attempted prison escapes. The spirits are said... 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... 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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  •   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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    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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  • 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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • Kean University Union, NJ
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    Established in 1855 as the Newark Normal School, Kean University is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Among them, East Campus is haunted by a former student, the Eames building is home to a malevolent spirit, and the Wilkins Theater is haunted by a man named George who died on the premise. Rogers Hall is also said to be haunted by the spirit of a student who will shut doors and... 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   Absecon Lighthouse Atlantic City, NJ
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    In 1854, the Powhatan wrecked nearby and killed 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. The lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy from occurring. It served from 1857 to 1933 and now stands restored. Ghosts have been at the location since 1905, when a keeper saw the Jersey Devil at the top of the tower.... 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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  •   Ayers-Allen House Metuchen, NJ
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    Also known as the Allen House Tavern, this 1740’s building was mere yards away from skirmishes between British and American Revolutionary forces. It is also believed to have been a stop on the Underground Railroad, and haunted. Several ghosts have been seen on the premises, including a mother searching for her son who was killed by British soldiers, American Revolutionary soldiers,... 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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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