Cemetery Safari

The Parkway Plot of Noah Cherry

If you’re heading southbound on the Garden State Parkway, at around mile marker 16, look for the grave of Noah Cherry, and African American Civil War veteran who was born in North Carolina 1831 and died in New Jersey in … Continue reading

Deathstyles AC’s Performing Pets

It’s not unusual to find the occasional cemetery coexisting with homes in suburban New Jersey neighborhoods; it’s the byproduct of human history combined with an ever-growing living population that sucks up every remaining spot of Garden State real estate. It … 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

The Dancing Jesus of Middletown

There’s a local cemetery attraction in Middletown known as the Dancing Jesus. It is said that if you visit at night and shine your cars headlights on the statue of Christ, then stare at it long enough, it will begin to shimmy and shake for you. 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 Hillside Cemetery Spill of 1902

A torrential downpour in August of 1902 caused the Spring Garden Brook in Madison to overflow, having enough momentum to break up the drainage ditches the flash flood ran through Hillside Cemetery on Main Street and washed out 59 graves. Continue reading

The Mercedes Benz Tombstone

Located in the peaceful setting of the Linden Park Cemetery in Union County, stands a monument to one young man’s love of an automobile. The final resting place of Raymond Tse is an impressive full size granite replica of a Mercedes Benz 240 Diesel that is parked right out back. Continue reading