Author Archives: Mark and Mark

NEW! Weird NJ Amazon Store

We are very pleased to announce that our brand new Weird NJ Amazon Store is now up an running and ready to take orders. Do you have any holes in your WNJ collection? Have you lent out an issue to … Continue reading

Weird NJ iPhone App

Hit the Road and Go “Weirding” Today with the WEIRD NJ iPhone/iPod Touch App! For the first time ever you can hit the road with your iPhone/iPod touch and travel to the Garden State’s strangest and most bizarre attractions.  The … Continue reading

Pennhurst Asylum: The Shame of Pennsylvania

This state-funded school and hospital center was at the heart of the human rights movement that revolutionized this country’s approach to healthcare for the mentally and physically handicapped. This facility was one of the most striking examples of the maltreatment that was characteristic of such institutions––at one point, papers labeled it “The Shame of the Pennsylvania”. And the legacy of all this suffering might just be the lingering spirits that are said to still wander its abandoned wards today. Continue reading

Shades of Death Road

Out of all the grim monikers encountered out on the roads less traveled throughout New Jersey, perhaps none is more foreboding than the infamous Shades of Death Road. Like many places steeped in local lore, reality and legend have become intertwined over the years, obscuring exactly what can be considered fact regarding this byway. Continue reading

Bigfoot and the “Big Hairy Man”

Reports of encounters with the legendary creature known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch and the Abdominal Snowman are common in the Pacific Northwest. When traveling the Weird NJ route though, you may encounter this creature right in your own backyard… Continue reading

“Big Red Eye”

Like Bigfoot, Big Red Eye sightings of the northwest corner of the state describe a large bipedal creature covered with long hair from head to toe. But what witnesses in Sussex County who have seen the beast for themselves remember most are the creature’s glowing red eyes. Continue reading

The Garfield Rock Carvings

Located along the Passaic River, below the 140-year-old Dundee Dam in Garfield, is a sandstone boulder bears some primitive graffiti. But is the carved rock the handiwork of ancient Native Americans, or much more recent taggers? You be the judge. Continue reading

The Double Trouble Mystery Spot

There is an unusual area in Double Trouble State Park, on the border of Berkeley and Lacey Townships in Ocean County, where all of the trees had apparently been pushed down in a strange circular pattern by some unknown force. Is it the landing site of a UFO, or was it perhaps ground zero for a meteor strike or where a freak tornado touched down unobserved? Nobody seems to know for sure. Continue reading

Weird NJ Mail Order Form

We know that some of our readers are old school and prefer ordering their Weird NJ stuff through the mail…and we are totally okay with that. If you happen to be one of those folks, all you have to do … Continue reading