Author Archives: Mark and Mark

Legends of the Dempsey House

Dempsey House in the Leonardo section of Middletown sat quietly in the woods for many years as the legends about it grew. The abandoned foreboding looking stone building is one of the last remnants of the vast Dempsey estate, which once occupied the surrounding grounds. Those who have grown up near it tell tales of its dark and disturbing past. Continue reading

The Final Parking Place of Mary Ellis

For the past 186 years Mary Ellis has resided on what she probably thought would always be a stately piece of property overlooking the scenic Raritan River. In actuality though, Mary had really just been monopolizing a prime parking space … Continue reading

The Fantastical Former Farmhouse of Route 9

Motorists driving along Route 9 in the New Gretna/Bass River area have reported seeing strange things popping up along the roadside. Dragons, religious icons, cannons, dinosaurs and even the Statue of Liberty herself have all been witnessed. But that’s not all! Add to that odd amalgamation of sights; brightly colored 7-foot tall Transformers, spear-toting Roman centurion knights on stallions… Continue reading

Weird NJ Index

We just made finding what’s weird where YOU live much easier with the brand new Weird NJ online index! All you have to do is enter the name of a town or story your looking for in our search engine and we’ll list all the articles from our vast database archives for you, by issue and page number! Continue reading

NEW Weird NJ Ghosts eBook

We are very proud to announce the release of Weird NJ’s very first true eBook, Home State Hauntings. It is a state of the art e-pub only compendium of ghost stories from around the Garden State for your iPad, Kindle and Nook tablet. Continue reading