Ancient Mysteries

Snake Hill’s Asylum, Potter’s Field & Field Station: Dinosaurs

While it is currently a park, Snake Hill has been the site of a variety of different institutions over its history. An almshouse was located here, and several hospitals and a penitentiary. Most famously, Snake Hill was the site of a huge lunatic asylum. Many of those who died while inmates of the asylum still lay in the ground here in unmarked and unidentified graves. 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 Stone Living Room

Perched high above the border of West Milford and Bloomingdale in Passaic County, one can relax and enjoy the view from the Stone Living Room, the creation of a mysterious race of stone masons that remain anonymous to this day. Continue reading

Legends of the Blue Hole

One of the most storied sites in all of southern New Jersey is a mysterious body of water known as the Located deep in the Pine Barrens of Winslow, this small but legendary pool is said to not only be bottomless, but also a frequent pit stop of the Jersey Devil. Continue reading