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A Nightmare Before Christmas in Trenton

Three days before Christmas, Jean strangled her 78-year-old mother to death in their home. Standing over Julia Zelinsky’s body, Jean took a kitchen knife and decapitated her. Tossing the head into a plastic shopping bag, Jean got into her car and headed straight for Trenton – but not before stopping to wave to a neighbor. Continue reading

Happy Friday the 13th From WEIRD NJ!

Jason Voorhees roams the streets and alleys of downtown Blairstown every Friday the 13th in tribute to the 1980 cult slasher classic “Friday The 13th, Part 1”, filmed in and around this quiet rural village in scenic Warren County, NJ. Horror film fanatics from across the country flock to the area to tour the local filming locations, concluding their visit with a screening of the movie at ROY’s HALL. Continue reading

Weird NJ Issue #49 Is On Sale NOW!

The brand new issue of Weird NJ magazine is now available in stores throughout the state and beyond! Here’s a link to a list of stores, arranged alphabetically by town name, where you can pick up a copy. Also available … Continue reading

Murdered Maid Haunts Centenary College

Centenary College was founded by the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1867 as a preparatory school and women’s college. It underwent several incarnations before becoming a four-year, co-educational institution in 1988. In 1886, when the school was still known as Centenary … Continue reading

The Deserted Village and Enchanted Forest of the Watchung Reservation

There is a place deep in the woods of the Watchung Reservation that is officially known as the Feltville Historic District. Here, down a narrow winding road that leads into the forest you will find a cluster of houses dating back to the mid-19th century, several of which are now long abandoned. The site is known locally as the “Deserted Village,” and he has a many–storied history of promise, failure and even hauntings. Continue reading

Clinton Road: A Dark Ride

On a recent visit to the bridge at Dead Man’s Curve we were surprised and delighted to see just how many people had recently stopped by to test the validity of the legend of the Ghost Boy of Clinton Road. Continue reading

The Three Stooges Tombstone

James Bechtold was one of Metuchen’s bravest, and dubbed the unofficial “Mayor of Metuchen.” A fireman since he was 18, he became the treasurer of the Metuchen Fire Department. “Everyone loved him,” says his brother Bob. “The funeral procession looked … Continue reading