Author Archives: Mark and Mark

Legends of Lakewood’s JL Tree

In the town of Lakewood, Ocean County, stands a tree which is famous in local lore known as the “JL Tree.” Its tragic tale tells of the violent death of a young local lad and the tree that has immortalized … Continue reading

Spring Comes Early in Weird NJ!

We don’t know about no stinking rodent groundhog, but the Jersey Devil has officially prognosticated that spring will be coming a little bit earlier this year in Weird NJ! Due to unprecedented demand, we no longer have enough stock of the current issue … Continue reading

Old School Ghouls of Georgian Court University

The campus of Georgian Court University in Lakewood is the former estate of George Jay Gould, son of railroad baron Jay Gould. There are not the only unusual historical stories told of the grand old estate turned college, but also a number of unexplainable, otherworldly phenomena that have been witnessed on the grounds of the campus. Continue reading

Light Dispelling Darkness

One of the most unique, and downright bizarre roadside attractions to be found in New Jersey is surprisingly not the work of some eccentric with too much spare time on his hands. It’s actually a federally funded work of public … Continue reading

A Merry Weird NJ Christmas!

(Please note: The last day to place an order for Christmas delivery is Friday December 19th. To place your Weird NJ order please go to our shopping cart or visit our Amazon Store. Thanks for another wonderfully weird year!) Holiday … Continue reading

The Spanish Mansion and the Capone Connection

Located in the wood on the outskirts of Pinewald, near Cedar Creek, can be found the mysterious ruins of a hacienda-style dwelling that has come to be known in local lore as The Spanish Mansion, which has long been rumored to have once been owned by the gangster Al Capone. Continue reading