Monthly Archives: February 2016

Bigfoot Roams Route 46

I was driving through the gently rolling hills along Route 46, just west of Hackettstown in the Great Meadows-Vienna section of Independence Township, when all of a sudden I spotted Bigfoot! The shadowy image was fleeting, I only caught a split second glance out the driver’s side window of my Jeep as I sped by at about 50 MPH, but the figure was unmistakable.
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Leo the Lion: King of the Gillette Jungle

Almost anyone who has watched an MGM movie or television show has heard the roar of Leo the Lion just before the camera fades into the main event. You’d think that such a Hollywood icon would rate a burial in La La Land, but in Leo’s case, that’s not so. And thus begins the lion’s tale… Continue reading

The Parkway Plot of Noah Cherry

If you’re heading southbound on the Garden State Parkway, at around mile marker 16, look for the grave of Noah Cherry, and African American Civil War veteran who was born in North Carolina 1831 and died in New Jersey in … Continue reading

Ghosts of the Essex & Sussex Hotel, Spring Lake

The Essex & Sussex Hotel in Spring Lake was a Jersey Shore icon and one of the New Jersey’s last grand old hotels by the sea. Enormous, yet elegant, the landmark building still towers over all others around it today, offering its resident ghosts more than ample room to move around and haunt to their spirited hearts’ content. Continue reading