Mystery History

Thomas Edison’s Spirit Phone

Few people would argue with the opinion that Thomas A. Edison is one of the most influential figures of the past hundred years.  Just try to imagine the Twentieth Century without recorded sound, motion pictures, or even electric light, and … Continue reading

Investigating The Jet in the Woods

One of the most unexpected things that we’ve ever seen while wondering around in the woods of New Jerseys was the military jet fighter abandoned in the wilds of West Milford, located in the hilly northernmost part of the state. … Continue reading

Deadly Tale of Henry Hudson Springs

In early September 1609 Henry Hudson began his exploration of the river that would one day bear his name. Before he ascended the estuary though, Hudson stopped at a small freshwater spring in what is now Atlantic Highlands to collect … Continue reading

Martians Attack NJ on Halloween Eve!

‘Twas the night before Halloween, mischief night, in 1938 that a young Orson Welles’ now infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused widespread panic. An adaptation of H. G. Wells’s 1898 novel, the program was presented live as an … Continue reading

UPDATED: Who Killed Jeannette DePalma?

In this all-but-forgotten unsolved case from 1972, the body of a teenage girl was discovered atop a cliff, high above an abandoned quarry in the town of Springfield. The corpse was found thanks to a dog that brought home a badly decomposed human forearm to its master. The deceased would later be identified as Jeannette DePalma, a local teenager who had been missing for six weeks. Before long, witchcraft, satanism and police conspiracies would all become suspects in the bizarre case. Continue reading

The Mount Holly Witch Trials

While most people are familiar with the story of the infamous witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and 1693, less well known are the legends told in the Mount Holly, NJ area of women being tried … Continue reading

Happy Hollow Earth Day!

Exploring the Inner Earth with John Cleves Symmes, Jr. It seems there’s a lot of crackpot theories going around these days. There are Flat-earth believers, moon landing deniers, and all kinds of Q-anonsense. One such far-fetched idea was hatched by … Continue reading