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Author Archives: Mark and Mark
For nearly two centuries now, New Jersey residents who live along the border of Sussex and Warren counties have heard and told stories of one of the state’s most famous odd balls, and one of its most apparent apparitions––the White … Continue reading
In 1922, a murder in Somerset County made national headlines. The dead bodies of a local preacher and a married choir singer were found beneath a crab apple tree on a lover’s lane in Franklin Township. Reverend Edward Wheeler Hall, … Continue reading
There has been no shortage of stories surrounding the one hundred and seven year old landmark that is the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. Dating as far back as 1911, most of the stories revolve around its otherworldly inhabitants, who are back from the land of the dead. Heck, the hotel’s website even provides a rundown of their most famous ghosts. Continue reading
In March of 2016 a eerie video was posted on the Internet of what appeared to be a ghostly woman in a white wedding dress moving down the side of the road along Route 55 in the area of Exit 56. The apparition appears to be floating. Is it a ghost, or just an internet hoax? You be the judge… Continue reading
Today, one backyard along 12th Street in Hoboken is five feet wider than it was a few years ago. Because that’s when Hoboken’s “Phantom Bridge” cornerstone mysteriously disappeared. Once located in the backyard of 1200 Garden Street, it was a … Continue reading
For several years now we’ve been hearing stories from the residents of Keyport of a strange and mysterious image that appears at night on the façade of a church located in that town. The phenomenon, known in local lore as … Continue reading
Most people would find it weird that a church would pave over its own historic cemetery to create a parking lot. To some, it may seem sad, the cemetery was one of the oldest in the state and contained members of the founding families of Newark, who settled the town in the 1660s. Some might be disturbed to know that most of the 2,000-plus graves in the cemetery were not removed prior to paving the parking lot in 1959. Continue reading
One of the very strangest tombstones in our state pays homage to Edgar Allan Poe, the master of the macabre, and his best known poem, The Raven. Continue reading
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.