Yearly Archives: 2017

April 23: Smithville Artwalk

ATTENTION! Due to the inclement weather forecast today, Smithville Artwalk #12 has been POSTPONED until tomorrow, Sunday April 23rd. Hope to see you then!  Weird NJ is happy to once again be taking part in the ARTWALK taking place at Historic … Continue reading

2017 Subscriptions Available NOW!

That right folks, order a subscription to Weird NJ and issues #48 and #49 will be sent right to your door in MAY and in OCTOBER of 2017. We collect stories about New Jersey. That’s what we’ve been doing for the last 23 years. We … Continue reading

Jungle Habitat: Wild, Free and Abandoned

It was an African safari theme park in West Milford operated by Warner Brothers in the early to mid 1970s where “wild” animals, such as lions, zebras and elephants, roamed free. Over the years Weird NJ had received reports sporadically from the West Milford area of sightings of non-indigenous species of animals, such as monkeys and kangaroos, roaming the woods there. It was always rumored that these were the descendants of escapees from Jungle Habitat. Still, for some reason we never though to actually go to the site of the old abandoned park until this new tip came in. When we did go we could hardly believe what we found. 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