Author Archives: Mark and Mark

A Nightmare Before Christmas in Trenton

Three days before Christmas, Jean strangled her 78-year-old mother to death in their home. Standing over Julia Zelinsky’s body, Jean took a kitchen knife and decapitated her. Tossing the head into a plastic shopping bag, Jean got into her car and headed straight for Trenton – but not before stopping to wave to a neighbor. Continue reading

O Tuckerton Tannenbaum, O Tuckerton Tannenbaum

There’s a desolate five-mile stretch of narrow asphalt known as Great Bay Boulevard located in Tuckerton that leads southeast out of Mystic Island across an expansive salt marsh. But it is here, somewhere along the barren and featureless expanse, that you will find an unlikely symbol of warmth and greeting during the holiday season: A fully decorated Christmas tree. Continue reading

The Mysterious Marker of Mattie Brown

An anonymous Weird NJ reader wrote to us and tipped us off to the mysterious grave stone of an unknown woman located in Egg Harbor. They said, “In Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, there’s a tombstone at the police station. … Continue reading

Jersey Devil Captured on Video?

Today NJ.com published a story claiming that a Little Egg Harbor resident named Dave Black may have captured the Jersey Devil in a photograph taken in Galloway Township. Today Weird NJ received the following letter from a reader named Emily … Continue reading