Yearly Archives: 2012

Mysterious Lights of Slabtown Road

In Salem County off of Route 40 in Woodstown is Slabtown Rd. The road starts out between two fields, before cutting through a small section of woods. Small white lights appear in the trees, on the road and on the grass, but not in midair. You can touch the lights but you can’t get rid of them. Continue reading

The Edgewater-Fairview Train Tunnel

One of the great lost passageways of New Jersey, this tunnel stretches from its western entrance beneath the Fairview Cemetery in Fairview (Bergen County) to its eastern opening at the foot of the Palisades in Edgewater. Ah, what stories such a dark and forlorn passage can inspire! Continue reading

Lucy The Elephant, Margate

Real Estate speculator James V. Lafferty began building Lucy the Elephant in 1881, in an effort to lure the potential property buyers to Margate, a tiny shore town just south of Atlantic City. Lucy was truly a magnificent creature, what … Continue reading

The Mercedes Benz Tombstone

Located in the peaceful setting of the Linden Park Cemetery in Union County, stands a monument to one young man’s love of an automobile. The final resting place of Raymond Tse is an impressive full size granite replica of a Mercedes Benz 240 Diesel that is parked right out back. Continue reading

The Jersey Devil

Without a doubt, New Jersey’s oldest, most enduring, and important pieces of folklore is the tale of the infamous Jersey Devil. For close to three hundred years now, Jerseyans have told tales of this mythical beast that stalks the Pine Barrens and terrorizes local residents. Continue reading

Legends of the Blue Hole

One of the most storied sites in all of southern New Jersey is a mysterious body of water known as the Located deep in the Pine Barrens of Winslow, this small but legendary pool is said to not only be bottomless, but also a frequent pit stop of the Jersey Devil. Continue reading

Joe Mulliner, the “Robin Hood of the Pines”

Often referred to as “The Robin Hood Of The Pine Barrens,” Joe Mulliner was a Tory outlaw who was forced to flee his home in 1779 to avoid arrest, then went on a crime spree throughout the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, burning farmhouses, kidnapping, and holding up stagecoaches. Continue reading