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Real Haunted Places Across New Jersey

Across ##Region##, there are countless locations that are believed to be haunted, ranging from houses & hotels, to lighthouses, roadways, and wooded areas - ghosts and spirits don't seem to discriminate when it comes to what locations they're haunting! Find out all about New Jersey's unique haunted locales, many of which are open to the public, and if you're feeling very brave, visit one of these exciting haunted places!
 
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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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  • 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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  •   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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    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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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    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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  •   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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  • 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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  •   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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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    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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  •   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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  • 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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  • 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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  •   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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  •   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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    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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  • 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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    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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