New Jersey Haunts

Overview

Explore many of the legends, myths, ghost stories, and haunted locations that have kept New Jerseyans awake at nigh for generations. Walk the halls of Ringwood Manor, home to ancient energies for improving health and a ghost with unfinished business. Spend time at Lake Hopatcong where a ghostly Indian chief still protects his people - and may answer your beckon call. Visit the Surflight Theater to meet an owner who refuses to "give up the ghost!" From the famous Jersey Devil to the nearly-lost-to-time Paulinskill...

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Overview

Explore many of the legends, myths, ghost stories, and haunted locations that have kept New Jerseyans awake at nigh for generations. Walk the halls of Ringwood Manor, home to ancient energies for improving health and a ghost with unfinished business. Spend time at Lake Hopatcong where a ghostly Indian chief still protects his people - and may answer your beckon call. Visit the Surflight Theater to meet an owner who refuses to "give up the ghost!" From the famous Jersey Devil to the nearly-lost-to-time Paulinskill Viaduct troll, get ready for a feast for your soul.

† Friendly and antagonistic ghost accounts

† Dangerous locales investigated

† Launch your own investigation

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764335327
  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/28/2010
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,362,516
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Eli Zwillenberg, a poet, essayist, fiction, and nonfiction writer, lives in Northern New Jersey with his cat, Harry Houdini.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 5

1 Introduction 7

I Want To Believe 7

2 Foreword 11

Give the Devil His Due 11

3 Arthur's Tavern: Hoboken 17

Hoboken's Haunted Steak-and-Ale 17

4 The White Lady: Branch Brook Park, Newark 20

Lady Yoo-Hoo Bemoans Lost Love 20

5 Burlington County Prison Museum: Mount Holly 23

Eternal Punishment, Eternal Duty 23

6 Clinton Road: West Milford 29

Home to New Jersey's Most Visited Haunted Site 29

7 Darress Theater: Boonton 33

What Lives, Invisible, in Boonton? 33

8 Flanders Hotel: Ocean City 39

How Many Ghosts Are There In Ocean City's Beautiful Hotel? 39

9 Georgian Court University: Lakewood 43

Hell Hath No Fury like a Globetrotting Multi-millionaire's Wife Scorned 43

10 The Haunting of Hobart Manor: Wayne 47

William Paterson University's President Is the Only One Who Thinks His Office Isn't Haunted 47

11 The Inn at 22 Jackson: Cape May 51

One of New Jersey's Most Famous Specters Lives in Cape May 51

12 Janet Memorial Orphanage: Elizabeth 57

Tom Down Thanks to Trespassing; the Site Still Attracts Psychics 57

13 Joe Mulliner: Nesco, Pleasant Mills 60

The Robin Hood of New Jersey Is Still Up to His Old Tricks 60

14 Kean University: Union 65

The Theater School's Spooks Have A Flair For The Dramatic 65

Townley House Still Alive 65

Alumni House Stalker 67

15 Lambertville High School: Lambertville 69

The Tragic Fires That Destroyed the School May Have A Sinister; Otherworldly Origin 69

16 The Boy at the Intersection: Maplewood 78

Is Maplewood's Ghost Trying To Teach Us Something? 78

17 New Jersey City University: Jersey City 81

The Central Tower of This Institution Holds Many Secrets 81

18 Downtown Newton 85

Many Spirits Are Seen … Do They Come From the Secret Tunnels? 85

19 Nike Missile Base: Old Bridge 88

Abandoned Nuclear Base Might Not Be So Abandoned 88

20 Old Tennent Church: Manalapan 90

Many Horrors May Still Be Revisited In This Bloodstained House of God 90

21 Palace Chop Shop: Newark 94

The Famous Gangster Ghost of Dutch Schultz Met His Earthly End Here. Did He Also Meet His Unearthly Beginning? 94

22 Historic District: Paterson 98

So Much Death, So Much Suffering, and So Much Residual Psychic Energy 98

The Ghost Factory 99

The Voices in the Colt Factory 101

23 Paulinskill Viaduct: knowlton 104

Has Someone Seen the Paulinskill Troll? 104

24 Pleasureland: Oakland 112

Tragedy Makes a Sad Irony of This Attraction's Name 112

25 Quaquahela: Lake Hopatcong 116

The Ghost Chief 116

26 Ringwood Manor: Ringwood 123

The Strange Evolution of a Home is said to Hold Many Spirits 123

27 Rose Hill Cemetery: Matawan 127

Look Out for the Bats 127

28 Sacred Heart Cathedral: Newark 131

The Man in Red and the Loyal Black Cat 131

29 Captain Kidd: Sandy Hook 135

Pirate Treasure 135

30 Shades of Death Road: Allamuchy 141

An Unfortunately Named Byway 141

31 South Mountain Reservation: Essex County 145

The Thing in South Mountain Reservation - It Was Just a Trick of the Light. Right? 145

32 Split Rock Road 151

I'll Never Go Back. And I Hope They Don't Read This Book 151

33 The Spy House 157

The Oldest Home on the Jersey Shore, and the Most Haunted 157

34 Surf City Hotel 163

The Hotel Has Been Moved; Have the Ghosts Moved With It? 163

35 Surflight Theater 169

Beach Haven's Theater Troupe Claims Their Patron Visits Even After Death 169

36 Sybil's Cave 171

A Little Murder-Suicide Can't Keep a Good Attraction Down 171

37 Union Hotel 175

Flemington's Landmark Hotel Looks the Part of the Haunted House it is Reputed to be 175

38 Van Wickle House 179

Somerset's Historic Home Has Some Frightening Tales 179

39 Vernon 183

An Ancient Indian Burial Ground Nearly Became a Sports Complex,.and the Spirits Were Not Pleased 183

40 Magee's Tavern 187

This Comfortable Old Bar's Ghost Enjoys Putting On a Show 187

Conclusion 191

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