Author Archives: Mark and Mark

The “Chair House” of Route 9

There’s an oddly shaped house located on Route 9 South in the little town of West Creek that has had passersby scratching their heads in wonder for the past 75 years or so. But it’s not the strange shape of the home, with its steeple-like tower, it’s what’s on top that has always inspired people’s curiosity…a lone chair. Continue reading

The Brick Midget House of Brick

For Sale: Charming cozy ranch style brick cottage in Brick, NJ, located on a spacious lot near the water. One bedroom, one bath, dine-in kitchen, living room with working brick fireplace, and an outdoor pool. Note: Prospective buyers should not … Continue reading

Legends of Crematory Hill

There is, or once was, a legendary place off a dirt road called Disbrow Hill in Monroe Township (Middlesex County) known as Crematory Hill in local lore. As the stories go, back in the 1970s it was one of those … Continue reading

The Parkway Phantom of Exit 82

So could a road as legendary as New Jersey’s famed Garden State Parkway not have a highway haunting associated with it? No way! Unexplainable encounters and close calls around Exit 82 at Route 37 in Toms River are attributed locally to the “Parkway Phantom.” Continue reading

A-Bombs Away Off A.C.

On July 28, 1957 two atomic bombs were dropped from a foundering Air Force plane off the coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City. To this day the fate of the two lost nuclear bombs remains shrouded in mystery. Soon after the incident, efforts to recover the bombs were made. Published reports suggested that these efforts were unsuccessful. What was the ultimate fate of the two lost atomic bombs? Continue reading

The Atco Ghost

There’s a ghost story in the southern New Jersey town of Atco that tells of a young boy who was run down on a lonely stretch of road after chasing his basketball into the middle of the street. The tale … Continue reading

The Legend of Bud’s Grave

There have been many versions of the legend of Bud’s Grave, located in Highlands, Monmouth County, told over the years, and most contain some elements of truth. For the most part the story is this: An old man lived in a bungalow he called Hollywood located on a lonely bay shore road at the bottom of a wooded hillside. His son Bud wandered away from home one day never to be seen alive again, and was presumed dead. The old man, consumed by grief, began to construct a monument to the memory of his missing son. Continue reading