Author Archives: Mark and Mark

Homemade Homages to 9/11

September eleventh of this year marks the seventeenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that brought down the Twin Towers in 2001. Here are just a few examples of homemade New Jersey homages that prove that the World Trade Center and those who lost their lives on 9/11 will not be forgotten. Continue reading

Friday the 13th: Blairstown Becomes Scarestown!

This Friday we’ll be celebrating “Friday the 13th” in Blairstown, NJ, where much of the classic 1979 slasher horror film of that name was shot. Mark and Mark, publishers of Weird NJ, will be signing copies of the magazine and selling other weird stuff too at the Slash … Continue reading

Happy Friday the 13th From WEIRD NJ!

Jason Voorhees roams the streets and alleys of downtown Blairstown every Friday the 13th in tribute to the 1980 cult slasher classic “Friday The 13th, Part 1”, filmed in and around this quiet rural village in scenic Warren County, NJ. Horror film fanatics from across the country flock to the area to tour the local filming locations, concluding their visit with a screening of the movie at ROY’s HALL. Continue reading

Murdered Maid Haunts Centenary College

Centenary College was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867 as a preparatory school and women’s college. It underwent several incarnations before becoming a four-year, co-educational institution in 1988. In 1886, when the school was still known as Centenary … Continue reading

The Deserted Village and Enchanted Forest of the Watchung Reservation

There is a place deep in the woods of the Watchung Reservation that is officially known as the Feltville Historic District. Here, down a narrow winding road that leads into the forest you will find a cluster of houses dating back to the mid-19th century, several of which are now long abandoned. The site is known locally as the “Deserted Village,” and he has a many–storied history of promise, failure and even hauntings. Continue reading

Clinton Road: A Dark Ride

On a recent visit to the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve we were surprised and delighted to see just how many people had recently stopped by to test the validity of the legend of the Ghost Boy of Clinton Road. Continue reading

The Three Stooges Tombstone

James Bechtold was one of Metuchen’s bravest, and dubbed the unofficial “Mayor of Metuchen.” A fireman since he was 18, he became the treasurer of the Metuchen Fire Department. “Everyone loved him,” says his brother Bob. “The funeral procession looked … Continue reading