Author Archives: Mark and Mark

The Weirdest Halloween House In NJ

Want to get really weird this Halloween night? Go no further than to 102 Monroe Street in the Haskell section of Wanaque to see the Weird NJ creations of Kim-Marie Dakake. “I always do Halloween displays for my community,” says … Continue reading

Greek’s Playland, Monroe

It would not be an exaggeration to say that Greek’s Playland in Monroe Township is the most unique park of its kind in the entire world. It would not be an exaggeration because to our knowledge there are no other … Continue reading

Hunting for the Buried Treasure of Captain Kidd

Will the ill-gotten fortune of the pirate captain William Kidd ever be found? No one knows. But the next time you’re strolling the shoreline along a New Jersey beach you might just want to keep your eyes open for a shiny souvenir in the rolling surf––because sometimes what glitters may actually be gold. Continue reading

Vive Miss Liberty!

Some call her Miss Football, others Miss Liberty, Miss Millennium, former Miss Super Bowl, Miss World Series, Miss NFL, Miss Body Beautiful U.S.A., Miss Opening Day. But Sondra Fortunato is something beyond her many titles; she is bigger than life itself. Continue reading

“Lindbergh of Mexico” Goes Down in the Pines

This year marks the 86th anniversary of the fatal crash of Captain Emilio Carranza, the “Mexican Lindbergh,” deep in a remote area of the New Jersey Pine Barrens. Today a isolated monument stands where the doomed aviator fell from the sky. Some say his ghost still haunts the lonely place in the pines. Continue reading

Haunted Hindenburg Hangar at Lakehurst

The Hindenburg disaster took place over 77 years ago as the German zeppelin caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, killing 36 people. Some say that reverberations of the tragic event, of a paranormal nature, can still be felt around the Lakehurst Naval Base to this day––especially in Hangar No. 1. Continue reading

The Dancing Jesus of Middletown

There’s a local cemetery attraction in Middletown known as the Dancing Jesus. It is said that if you visit at night and shine your cars headlights on the statue of Christ, then stare at it long enough, it will begin to shimmy and shake for you. Continue reading