Index of Local Heroes and Villains in Weird NJ

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Local Heroes and Villains

General  LH: 4-5, 21, 39, 51, 55, 65, 79, 86, 97, 104

Abraham Clark — New Jersey signer of the Declaration of Independence  32: 47d

“Absolutely Terrific” bus driver (Newark)  29: 70

Adidas Man (Avenel/Woodbridge)  24: 77

Adolph Heuer, builder of time travel car and witness to many strange phenomena (Warren County)  18: 38p-40p

Airplane Sissies  33: 6p

Albert P. Greim, builder of Birdsville Church (Tom’s River)  14: 36p

Albert Herpin – the man who did not sleep (Trenton)  24: 79d

Alfred Nobel – Inventor of dynamite  28: 70p

Alfredo the Preacher (Elizabeth)  15: 22d; 16: 4; 21: 7

The Allwood Walker  13: 32

Alphonse DeNoble – actor in Alice, Sweet Alice (Paterson)  32: 77p

Al Tomaini, the Jersey Giant  17: 49p

“The Amazing Kreskin” predicts date of own death (Caldwell)  14: 4p

Amboy Aqualung (Perth Amboy)  20: 41; 21: 12

Andy Sinatra, “The Mystic Barber”  6: 31; 32: 86

Angelo Nardone’s Statue House (Nutley)  1-3: 8; 8: 41p; 11: 2; 19: 91; 22: 10; 31: 11

Annie Thorman, aka “Chicken Annie” (Pine Brook)  26: 46p

Another “Nude Dude” (Chatham)  14: 28

Antenna Man (Moorestown)  24: 77; 25: 11

Anthony Srsich — “Absolutely Terrific” bus driver (Newark)  29: 70; 32: 68p

Archie Stiles, owner of Archie’s Resale Shop (Meyersville) 7: 24p; 10: 49p; 16: 11-12; RG: 52p; 21: 15; 25: 11; LE: 89p

Armless man (Clinton Road)  TCR: 38

Atco Jack aka Magic Jack – amazing closeup magician (Atco/Berlin/Clemonton)  27: 81

August C. Roberts – early UFO researcher and member of “The New York Circle”

32: 81, 87p

Axe Lady (Avenel)  10: 14

Axe-wielding maniac at McCurdy Lane haunted house (Jackson)  31: 39; 32: 21-22

Backwards Lady (Barrington)  20: 41

Backwards Walking Man: Cranford  28: 71; Fanwood  29: 42; South Orange  29: 42

Banana-wielding bandit  6: 8

Barefoot Man (Mount Tabor)  25: 74; 30: 79

Be-boppin’ Waver – “Cult of the Wavers” (Rahway)  23: 79

Bee Lane protest suicides – Craig Badiali and Joan Fox (Chew’s Landing) 21: 55; 22: 56-57d; 26: 16

Beer Can Billy (West Orange)  28: 12

Bela Lugosi – House on Norman Place (Tenafly)  26: 20

Bert Brier and “The Brier Affair” (Piscataway)  16: 30p-32p

Bertha Bottle Basher (Rahway)  26: 47

Bette Cooper – N.J.’s only Miss America pageant winner  LH: 12d-13

Bicycle Bill (Prospect Park)  26: 47

Bicyclist with dog cart (Palmyra)  27: 27d

Big Mike (Highland Park)  17: 57

Bill Haley and the Comets (Gloucester)   30: 93

Bill & Joyce Munn — packrat survivalists (West Orange)  28: 60p-61

Billy – “The Guy with Many Names” (Rutherford)  28: 71

BioMedical Tissue Services — human tissue theft business  (Fort Lee)  LE: 131

Bird and fish fancier (Troy Hills)  6: 9

Birdman of the Pulaski Skyway, “Cult of the Wavers” (Jersey City)  10: 3p

Birmingham family (South Orange)  5: 21

Bishop Alma White, founder of Pillar of Fire Church (Zarephath)  18: 59p-60d; 21: 14

Bizarre murder capital of N.J.? (South River)  20: 41

Bizarro convenience store professor (Tom’s River)  5: 7

Blind accordion player with German Shepherd (Atlantic City)  17: 11

Blue people of the Bic factory (Jersey City)  31: 14

Boardwalk Lady (Asbury Park)  20: 41

Bob Dylan  24: 22p-24p; 25: 12-13p; 26: 6p; 27: 93

Bongo Bongo Man of Parvin State Park (Pine Barrens)  25: 92

Boob Lady of Cherry Hill Mall (Cherry Hill)  31: 90

“The Bowler” of Five Corners (Perth Amboy)  15: 26; 16: 9; LH: 92-94 aka Bowler Jim/Joe

Brady, Michael E. — served as Dutch Boy model (Montclair) 30: 79dp

Brasnos Family of Midgets  26: 81p

Bridge-jumping date (Sea Bright/Rumson)  29:10

Broadway Walker (Bayonne)  24: 77

Bud Abbott  29: 8

Buddy Rodgers Jr., the “Bud” of Bud’s Grave  19: 60p-63p; 24: 14

Buddy Rodgers Sr., the builder of Bud’s Grave  19: 60p-63p; 24: 14

Bumper Car Psychos – Tom Mygerack and Keith Van Brunt (Keansburg) 23: 8; 24: 84p; 29: 58p-59p

Busty waitress of Fort Lee Diner  4: 23

Camper/Slice Man (Keansburg)  20: 41

Candy Andy (Point Pleasant)  23: 78; 24: 14

“Candyman” with doll heads in pool (Millville)  29: 42

Captain Quaalude of Upsala College (East Orange)  23: 80

“Car Man”  (Navesink?/Middletown?)  6: 7

Casual burglar (Bradley Beach)  9: 8-9

Cat Lady of Carney’s Point (Carney’s Point)  11: 27

Cat Man of PSE&G (Bloomfield)  24: 77p; 25: 13; 29: 85

Characters of Red Bank – Bella, Betsy and Shaboodie  20: 46

Charlie “Blood” Benanti — Legendary boxer and owner of Charlie Blood’s restaurant  30: 93d

“Chew Man” karaoke singer at Connie Mac’s Bar  (Pennsauken)  30: 79

“Chicken Annie” aka Annie Thorman (Pine Brook)  26: 46p

Children with Nazi names (Holland Township)  32: 12

The Chilester (Highland Park)  17: 57

Chris Gethard — extraordinary Weird NJ guy  32: 20p; 33: 14, 66p-67

Chris Manges – Snow artist  22: 14

Circus freaks (Boonton)  20: 58p-61p

Cliff Dwellers (West New York)  13: 6

Claude Trenier  and the Treniers (Atlantic City)  30: 93

The “Coatless Crew”  25: 16

The Collage House creator (Sussex)  19: 18p-22; 20: 4; 33: 15

Collingswood Cross-Dresser  27: 26

Colorful characters (West Orange)  14: 28; 15: 46; Elvis, Dirty Toes, Sweatpants Man, Penny Man, Power Walker

Col. Routh Goshen (Franklin) 21: 32p; LE: 51p  aka The Middlebush Giant

Cop stages illegal private prostitution stings (Manchester)  28: 4, 6

Cosmo, the King of Perth Amboy (Perth Amboy)  26: 44p

Cowboy patrols Route 23 (West Milford)  LH: 82d

Craig Calam, “Mugsy” on the Uncle Floyd Show  26: 12p

Crazy Doll Lady (Toms River)  28: 62

Crazy Jimmy and the Red Desert (Point Pleasant)  13: 33

Crazy Ken (Tom’s River)  17: 54; 19: 8, 10  aka Spaceman Ken, Bob

Crazy Tony (Clifton)  17: 57d

Crunchy Bill (Lyndhurst)  24: 77

Dan Becker – curator of World’s Tallest Water Sphere Museum and website 32: 73p-74p, 92

Dancing Francine the Queen of Middlesex at Kerwin’s Bar (Middlesex)  20: 40; 32: 16

Dancing Moonlady (Berkeley Heights)  32:  76

David Morrell – author of the Asbury Park novel Creepers  26: 40p

Dead Pheasant Girl (Burlington County)  26: 14

The Debris Freak of Chestnut Street (Roselle Park/Union)  24: 76

Denville Waver – “Cult of the Wavers” (Denville)  23: 79

Diaper Man arrested – William Rhode III (Paterson)  23: 14; 25: 10-11

Dizzy Lizzy (Rutherford)  28: 71

Doctor Beuche – strange disappearance in 1964 (Spotswood)  26: 32

“Dollar-bill Walking Guy” aka Bendover Man (Absecon)  15: 24; 33: 82

“Doomsday” the apocalyptic preacher (West Orange)  15: 24

Doris Duke – Poor little rich girl (Hillsborough)  LH: 19d-20

Dorothea Dix and the Poorhouses of N.J.  20: 38

Dover Gutter Band  31: 50p

Dr. Beard – President of the Hollow Earth Society (Island Heights)  27: 28p-31; 28: 12

Dr. Danielle Smith – fraudulent transvestite veterinarian (Atlantic City)  33: 7

Dr. Eric Braverman, quack (Princeton)  8: 5

Dr. Steven Novella — cranky arch-skeptic  30: 98

“Dueling Drunks” (Dunellen)  18: 11

Earle S. Eckel and the first autogyro airport in the U.S. (Washington)  32: 77p

Ebenezer Price — renowned gravestone carver  LE: 46p-47p

Eccentric cat-lover’s feline collection (Newark)  9: 9

Eccentric characters of Butler – The Boody, Old Ray (aka Lump Man), Patch Eye,

and The Walker  16: 66; 17: 9

Eddie Feigner – “The King and his Court” 4-man softball team  29: 18

Ed “Elvis” Geil & Dolores, “Cult of the Wavers” (Wayne)  9: 3p; 18: 10; 29: 57p;

33: 12p

Edward Hyde, New Jersey’s First Royal Governor was a drag queen  20: 40d

Edward Stotesbury – millionaire industrialist & builder of Whitemarsh Hall  20: 90p-91p

Eerie woman of Williamsburg Estates (Montgomery)  6: 12

El Diablo – aka Yahoo, Wahoo and WhaHoo (Paterson) 11: 27; 15: 46; 16: 65; 17: 10-11; 18: 14; LH: 25d-26

Electroshock Lady (Highland Park)  17: 57

Eleven O’clock Caller (Matawan)  13: 32

Emergency Room “Ninja” (Somerville)  27: 4

Emilio Carranza memorial (Tabernacle)  31: 75p

Enos “Cy” Harker defends his farm on Old Mine Road  33: 6-7

Evil Clown (Howell)  17: 86d

“Eyesore Eddie” Van Hine aka Crazy Eddie  28: 31p

Fart spray attackers (Washington, Warren County)  17: 16

“Fatsy Patsy”, shell-shocked musician (North Bergen)  10: 4

“Firecracker” man (Elizabeth)  12: 31d

“Flasher” plumber (Cranford)  17: 14

Flesh-colored Speedo guy (Atlantic City)  15: 24

Flipperheads – northern New Jersey hillbillies  27: 26

Floyd Vivino  see Uncle Floyd

Francis A. Burdett, blind carpenter (Wayne)  4: 11; 8: 22p

Francis Hopkinson — New Jersey signer of the Declaration of Independence  32: 47d

Freak of Russel Avenue (Franklin Lakes)  see Midnight Walker

Freaks of Central Avenue (Jersey City)  31: 9

Fred Kanter (Mountain Lakes) Boat in a tree, bowling ball pyramid and futuristic car from “Sleeper” 26: 76p-78p

Imitation police car and hearse on display  28: 6

Garden State Parkway collector-freak  6: 10

George Arbuckle – concrete artwork & Statue of Liberty (Vineland)  20: 1p, 70p-71p; 26: 19

George Daynor and the Palace Depression (Vineland)  4: 18; 7: 12p-13p; 14: 16p-18p; 15: 5p; 17: 9, 14; 18: 13; 19: 12, 14p; 20: 12; 23: 19; 25: 40p; 28: 31; 30: 21; 31: 12p; 32: 12p, 25p

George Hansen – author of The Trickster and the Paranormal  32: 85

George Jurczek and his Circle of Friends cult (Morristown/Randolph)  LH: 62-64

George Lightcap [guardian of “Murray”, the world’s largest tin foil ball]  28: 88p

George Morlot – Strange disappearance in 1894 (Paterson)  26: 32p

George Panas – owner of Howard Johnson’s Restaurant (Asbury Park)  14: 13p

George the Mad Sipper (Chatham)  26: 47

George Van Hecke – N.J.’s first Ufologist  32: 84p

The Ghouls — monitor obituaries and rummage through the trash of the dead  LE: 10

Glen Jones – radio host and pork roll fanatic  26: 70p-71p

Goat Man (Hoboken)  27: 26

Goffle Road Waver – “Cult of the Wavers” (Hawthorne)  23: 79

Golf ball-Face Guy (Asbury Park)  20: 41

Gooseman (Howell)  17: 86

Gracie Knox – the Pink Lady (Metuchen)  22: 64p; 23: 63p

Grade-schoolers penny protest (Readington Township)  31: 20

Grandma’s world record craps roll at Borgata Hotel and Casino (Atlantic City)  33: 6

Grandma Squirrel (Jackson)  26: 47; 30: 12p

Graverobbers Polito Pizzaro and Louis Vega (Paterson)  10: 9

Greg Napolitan and his roadside wood carvings [Jersey Devil, etc.] (Frenchtown) 30: 62p

Hackensack Dancer  LH: 22d-23  aka James Roberson

Hacksaw bandit (East Orange)  5: 8

The Happy Man  – “Cult of the Wavers” (East Brunswick)  23: 79

Happy Walker of Route 565 (Wantage)  20: 40; 22: 7

Harry De La Roche and the Thanksgiving murders [“Montvale Horror”] (Montvale) 29: 27p; 30: 10; 31: 8

Harry Houdini’s headquarters (Union)  25: 74p

Hat and Glasses Family (Elizabeth)  25: 18

“The Head” of Little Mill Road (Pine Hill/Gloucester)  9: 14; 14: 54

Helga the Roadkill Connoisseur (Great Swamp)  20: 40-41

Henry Herbert Goddard – Eugenicist, psychologist and Director of Vineland Training                                            School Research Laboratory  16: 38-41, 78-81; 24: 12

Hermit of Lahaway (Lahaway)  25: 74

Heroin-addicted hamster abuser (Mountainside)  20: 14-15

Hezekiah B. Smith, eccentric inventor and founder of Smithville  18: 67; LE: 67p

“He walks by night” Man  see Midnight Walker

High-Heel Guy of Route 37 (Tom’s River)  32: 77

“Hollywood”, short-order cook at the Short Stop Diner (Bloomfield)   25: 88

Homeless Liberace (Bricktown)  26: 47

Hooper Cumming and the suspicious death of his wife Sarah at Great Falls (Paterson)  31: 97p-98p

Hoop “King-O-Art” (Clifton)  6: 3p; 7: 8; 8: 13; 9: bp; 10: bp; 14: 4p; 18: 84p; 27: 4p; RG: 84p

Hot water/Knife tossing guy (Paterson)  18: 14

Howard Menger, UFO contactee  6: 31; 10: 50; LH: 56; 24: 58p-59p; 32: 80, 86p

Hubb brothers, Gerald and John – their nautical menagerie and missing mother  (Paulsboro)  31: 73p; 32: 25

“Hubcap Joe” Demarco  5: 30

Idiot thief steals concrete statue of veteran to pawn as metal (Little Ferry)  32: 10

“Indian Joe” – strange tied-up guy along the trail (Delaware Water Gap)  16: 24d

Irwin Richardt, staunch individualist  LH: 80d-81; 28: 28d see also Boteapa Indian Reservation

Ivan T. Sanderson – zoologist, paranormal researcher, and founder of SITU  6: 22-23; 7: 29-31; 18: 39; RG: 65; 23: 73p; 25: 13-14; 26: 15-16; 32: 81, 87

“Jack the Count” (Wood Ridge/Carlstadt/Wallington)  12: 32; 28: 30-31; 32: 17; 33: 21

James Bechtold’s Three Stooges grave in Hillside Cemetery (Metuchen)  32: 68p; 33: 16; LE: 12p-13p

James G. Madison — “The Mad Hatter” bank robber and murderer of Terry Lee Wells  NP: 54-56

James M. Allgor’s “War of Words” (Rumson)  16: 54-55p

James Roberson  see Hackensack Dancer

Jean Shepherd (author)  1-3: 17-19; RG: 15p-16p; 22: 10

Jeffrey Ford – Interview with author influenced by Weird N.J.  31: 82p-83

Jennie Evil – creator of animatronic “Tillie” head  32: 7p

Jerry Russo, enraged nose-picking motorist (Tom’s River)  10: 9

Jill McCartney, premonition of own death  5: 5

Jim Babjak – lead guitarist of The Smithereens is Carteret native  32: 58p-59p

Jim Baglivo, cryopreservation of (Hammonton)  5: 5

Jim Gary, creator of life-size dinosaur sculptures  RG: 45p-46p; 26: 13p

Jim Hendricks – host of Commander USA’s Groovie Movies on the USA Network

30: 78p

Jim “Lake” Laker (Clark/Rahway)  27: 26p

Jimmy Buff’s “Right Hand Man” (West Orange)  22: 80-81d

Jimi Hendrix, lyrics on boulder at Split Rock Reservoir  24: 93p; 25: 10

Joe Cerce “Cult of the Wavers” aka Wavin’ Joe (Totowa)  8: 3p; 11: 2; 16: 87; 19: 73d; 30: 9

Joe Glomb and his pet duck pull trash out of the Passaic River (North Arlington)  31: 93

Joe Mulliner – “Robin Hood of the Pine Barrens” (Pleasant Mills)  20: 42p-43p; 21: 31p

Joe Philipp the Human Siren (Edison)  32: 76p

Jonathon “The Implaler” Sharkey – vampire running for President  29: 12, 88p-89p

Johnathan Zarate — murderer of Jennifer Parks  NP: 56p-57

John the blind waiter at the Bendix Diner (Hasbrouck Heights)  RG: 35p; 23: 80p

John Elmo and Jim Davidson, Tube Bar prank phonecallers  8: 25p; 10: 52p-53d; 13: 13

John Emil List, murdered own family  5: 6; 19: 12, 15; 10: 6; LH: 66-68; 26: 20

John Hart — New Jersey signer of the Declaration of Independence  32: 47d

John Hearle – Road Warrior of Greenwood Lake (Passaic County)  26: 88p

Johnny Dirt, Dirtstock and his dive into the Passaic River (Newark)  31: 93p

Johnny Mustard (Bayonne)  24: 77

Johnny Stitches (Atlantic City)  26: 46d

John “Snakedaddy” Hanley – N.J. esoteric sculptor  31: 7p; 32: 7p

John Symmes – originator of the Hollow Earth theory (Sussex County)  27: 28-31

John T. Hanson – obituary, lead guitarist and co-vocalist for the Accelerators  19: 15p

John Taylor — maker of Taylor meat products buried at Riverview Cemetery (Trenton)  31: 51

John Witherspoon — New Jersey signer of the Declaration of Independence and ancestor of actress Reese Witherspoon  32: 47d

Joseph Januszkiewicz and the Virgin Mary (Marlboro)  6: 10; 7: 16; 18: 58

Joseph Kekuku – Hawaiian steel guitar inventor (Dover)  24: 38

Joseph Laux, Builder of the Pebble Palace (Deptford)  19: 44p

Joseph McMoneagle – remote viewer 001 for the U.S. Government  32: 85

Josephine Stapleton’s Art Lawn (Buena Vista)  aka Lawn of a Thousand Milk Bottles 4: 6; 7: 5; 10: 41p; 30: 3p; 32: 16

Joshua Gee – author of Encyclopedia Horrifica  31: 6p

“Just Do It” Man (Nutley/Passaic Park)  LH: 95d

Karl and Sascha Germer  25: 26p-27p; 26: 18p

Kea Tawana -  builder of Noah’s Ark replica  14: 23-24  aka “Ark Woman of Newark”

Killer clown with eating disorder (Moorestown)  26: 21

Larcenous newspaper carrier (Phillipsburg)  33: 7

Lawyers for Chrysler and Honeywell interrupt burial (South Brunswick)  33: 6

Leaf Lady (Point Pleasant)  24: 76d

Len Mobus and his pigs living in buses (Warren)  16: 66p

Lil’ Old Biker (Keansburg)  20: 41

Lollipop crossdresser (Edison)  28: 12

Long John Nebel – radio show host  6: 31; 7: 31; 32: 79; 87

Lorenzo Harris and his sand sculptures (Asbury Park/Atlantic City)  29: 38p-41p

Lou Costello  12: 63p; RG: 10p; 29: 8

Louie the Saluter Waver – “Cult of the Wavers” (Eatontown)  23: 79

Louis West, author of Ramapo Mountain Stories and Tales  13: 34p-35p

Lt. Janet Aiello – transgendered cop (Hoboken)  LH: 16-18

Mad Jack (Tuckahoe)  22: 58

Mad Mike – legendary misfit (Caldwell)  NP: 50-53

Mad sculptor of Bergen Community College (Paramus)  15: 38

Mad pig farmer (Split Rock Road)  10: 39

“Ma Gertie” – Frieda Gertrude Cammeron (Clark)  33: 65p

Magic Jack — see Atco Jack

Major George Filer III – stationed at McGuire Air Force Base when alien was killed 30: 16d; 32: 83-84

Malcolm B. Wells, pioneering architect in underground housing  21: 46p

Man claiming to be Satan brawls with police (Stanhope)  31: 18

Man dangling from Routh 18 underpass (New Brunswick)  23: 14

Man drives to funeral parlor and dies (Maplewood/Verona)  18: 16; LE: 126

Man injured having sex with vacuum cleaner (Long Branch)  11: 10

Man in the Woods (Clinton Road)  TCR: 39

Man likes to eat his pets (Vernon)  13: 6

Man on the Bridge (Clinton Road)  TCR: 39

Man shoots woman about to say “New Jersey” (Texas)  18:17

Man urinates in police station (Mount Olive)  29: 12

Man who claims to be Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.  10: 30p-35p; 20: 10

Man who slept in a coffin (Westville)  22: 58

Marc Snyder’s prescription protest house (May’s Landing)  21: 16

Marianne Boulard  see Mud Lady

Marionette Man (Bricktown)  20: 41

Martha Wright – strange disappearance in 1975 (New York City)  26: 32

Megan Bianchetti – collector of empty ballpoint pen ink tubes (Morris County) 18: 12-13

Melancholy Transvestite (Stillwater)  27: 26

Mental Ed (Bloomfield/Clifton/Montclair)  10: 20

Messy yard and unique owner (Whippany)  25: 6

Michael Berryman, actor reading Weird NJ  19: 51p

Michael Zanakis and food contamination fraud  10: 9

Midget mailbox bandit (Bloomfield)  33: 6p

Midget with eating disorder (Marlton)  24: 42; 26: 21

Midnight Walker (Wyckoff)  4: 18; 6: 15; 7: 9; LH: 87d-90 aka The Green Man, Freak of Russel Avenue, “He walks by night” Man

Mike & Ike – contrasting twins (Little Falls)  14: 28

Miss Liberty  aka Sondra Fortunato (Brick)  25: 72p-73p; 32: 10

Model train nuts at work (Morristown)  28: 41

Mom and son beat mail carrier  6: 8-9

Monkey Man (Bayonne)  15: 25; LH: 48; 21: 12

Monkeyman (Hoboken)  5: 19; 9: 54d; LH: 48-49p; 22: 12; 29: 21d

Monkey Man of Four Corners (Singac)  9: 5; 13: 33p; 14: 6; 16: 65; LH: 48

“Monkey Man” veterinarian and his pets (Tom’s River)  19: 74

Moron goes on paintball shooting spree (“Midgetville”)  32: 25-26

“Most Disgusting People Ever” (Union County)  28: 61d-62

Mountain Man (Montclair)  LH: 84d-85d

Mountain Men of Crystal Lake (West Orange)  LH: 101d-103

Mud Lady (Morristown)  aka Marianne Boulard  LH: 6d-8; 30: 14

Mysterious illuminated bum (Philadelphia, PA)  28: 11

Naked thief wearing only socks arrested (Elizabeth)  22: 18

Nat Lento – strange disappearance in 1968 (Nutley)  26: 32

Nature Boy at Terrace Pond  TCR: 40-41

Necrophilia at hospital morgue (Teaneck)  30: 16; LE: 133d

Nicholas Dorazio the naked motorist (Bloomfield)  10: 9

Ninja narcs nabbed by police (Clifton)  32: 8

Non-doctor treats his neighhbors (Old Bridge)  12: 15

Not so quick robbers (Berlin)  5: 7

Nude cop in car crash on Route 27 (Edison)  24: 4

Nude Drunken Dude breaks into school (Parsippany)  19: 15

Nude Dude (Totowa)  12: 32; 13: 14; 14: 6; 15:10  aka Bare Bob, Naked Ned

Nude Dude bites policemen (Union City)  19: 15

“Odd” but not dangerous neighbor (Tewksbury)  7: 14

Oldest person in New Jersey – Walter Seward  29: 92dp-93p; 31: 12; 32: 17, 25p

Old Lady of the Freak House (Carteret)  13: 32

Olive and George Brasnos – midget actors (Old Bridge)  26:81

Oliver Family – creators of Life-size dinosaur sculptures  RG: 44p; 29: 90p-91p

“One-Armed Mike” – owner of Mike’s Little Zoo once located on site of Camden County College (Blackwood)  33: 16

Orthopedic surgeon sued for putting temporary tattoo on patient (Camden)  31: 22

Otto Poll – actual name of Frank Merriwell (silent screen Tarzan)  11: 24p

Owner of rest stop “porn car” arrested (Garden State Parkway / Atlantic City)  31: 22

Pale Man (Howell)  17: 86

“Pappy Huff” (Paterson) – local stock-car driver  29: 18

Parkway Mary (Keansburg)  20: 41

Parkway Raker (Union)  20: 41

Pastor Harry burns Santa on the History Channel  30: 98

Pastor Richard Greene’s visions to rebuild Noah’s Ark (Frostburg, MD)  24: 90

Pat Marcatillio – “Dr. UFO”  32: 85p-86p

Patti Mayo and her pimped trailer (Edison)  32: 71p

Paul Maywoon — axe murderer who killed the Queen family (Mount Pleasant)  31: 63p; LE: 121p

“Perfy” — N.J. advertising mascot  15: 23p; 18: 10; LH: 40d-42

Pete “Bruz” Brusyo — 40-oz. malt liquor collection and website  27: 80p

Phantom of Cedar Lane (Teaneck)  21: 52

Phynocious the angry hobo (Perth Amboy)  15: 26; 16: 9; 17: 4 aka The Track-Nut, Moondog, Crazy Larry

Pink Austin Bellamy – builder of folk-art house  11: 51p; 24: 78p; 25: 10p

“Pink Lady” – Madame Mildred Johnson (West Orange)  22: 64p

Pirates at the Tiki and the Wharfside bars (Point Pleasant)  31: 10

Pop, “Live Free or Die”-Guy and his battles with local government (Jefferson)  18: 76d

“Popcorn”, legendary Trenton sign painter  RG: 54p

Prince of Soul – 1970s DJ on radio station WTTM (Trenton)  30: 11

Prince Randian – The Human Torso  22: 59p

“Pull ‘Em Up Artie” (Lake Hiawatha)  30: 79

Purple Bishop (Long Hill)  13: 32

Railway Bottle Gang (Woodbridge)  24: 78

The Raisin Man – Ira Fine (Washington, Gloucester County)  23: 78p

Rake Man  aka Mr. Clean (Maplewood)  23: 79d

Ransford Rogers – bogus medium (Morristown)  LH: 59d-60

Rat Walker (Clifton)  11: 27

Reclusive owner of the Rat Habitat (Chester Township)  26: 26

Ree Coyle – Miss Salt Water Taffy  26: 14p

Revolutionary-era Hermit (Mount Holly)  32: 77

Richard “The Iceman” Kuklinski  LH: 70d-72; 20: 7-8, 80; 21: 11; 25: 94; 27: 6d; 32: 22-23

Richard Stockton — New Jersey signer of the Declaration of Independence  32: 47d

Ricky Boscarino, creator of Luna Parc psychedelic art house (Sussex County) 21: 44p-45p

Ricky Syers and his portable restroom costume  32: 20p

Rita Gluzman — Dismembered husband Yakov and dumped him into Passaic River (East Rutherford)  NP: 57p-58p

Robber armed with gun and potato (Jersey City)  33: 10

“Robin Hood of the Pine Barrens”  see Joe Mulliner

Rocky Thoren – builder of Postal Rocket  12: 11-12

Roger the transvestite (Pompton Lakes)  18: 10-11; 32: 76p

Roland George, Creator of bowling ball pyramid (Mendham)  19: 45; 21: 12; 26: 76p-78p

Ronald McDonald kidnappers (Tom’s River)  5: 7

R. Stevie Moore [“World’s Most Prolific Musician ?”]  10: 36p-37p

Rose Place Hacksaw Killer (West Paterson)  26: 86

Royalty Patrenia Turner — Interesting letter from a paranoid schizophrenic  30: 99p

Rudy Bram – builder of Art House (Weehawken)  12: 16p

Ruggiero “Richie the Boot” Boiardo (Livingston)  8: 42p-43p; 9: 6; 12: 54; 22: 58p; 23: 7

Sam Goldman, builder of Marxist “Uncle Sam’s House” (Piscataway)  11: 50p; 15: 46

Sam Patch, the Jersey Jumper (Paterson)  11: 26p-27d

Sam the Werewolf (Millville)  29: 42

Sandy Stein and his camp for Cabbage Patch dolls (Red Bank)  24: 8

Santeria “doctor” injects woman with mercury (New Brunswick)  30: 20

Screaming Hilda (Fairfield)  15: 22

“Sea Hag” / “Machine Gun Gurtee” (Bayonne)  24: 77

“The Shadow” man [aka “Captain America”] (Bogota)  25: 74; 27: 27; 28: 14

Shultzy – the “monster” of Buttonwoods (Wayne)  NP: 42-43

Sleeper Watcher (Hackensack)  17: 14

Sleeping wine bandit (Glen Ridge)  24: 4

Slobber Bob (Ocean City)  26: 47

Smiling Man of Oraton Parkway (East Orange)  13: 32

The Snake Lady (Middletown)  23: 78

Sniffy the book-sniffer (Paramus)  20: 41

Sockman (Middletown/Red Bank)  15: 25; 18: 75d; LH: 53d; 23: 11

Spatula Man living in the Whitehouse Diner (Clinton)  21: 92; 27: 83p

Stalker hides inside woman’s couch (Newburgh, NY)  31: 22

Strange family and vampire girl (Somers Point)  33: 65

Stanley Hammell’s Insulator House (Galloway Township)  17: 34p; 18: 9

Steve Garufi – kayak voyage on the Passaic River  31: 98-99p

Strange man of the Parkway  12: 32

Strange Old Man of Smith Woods — Inventor of the Jersey Wall (Roselle)  28: 20

Stranger in a suit incident (Fair Lawn)  6: 4-5

Stripper collected human body parts – Freddy the hand (South Plainfield) 27: 83; 28: 29; 29: 84; LE: 130d

Stuffed animal car guy (Somerville)  27: 99p

Substitute teacher with a noose (Newark)  27: 4

Sunshine Man (Cape May County)  LH: 52d

Susan Hunter’s caged Three Stooges lawn display (Colonia)  23: 64p-65p; 26: 12p

Sutter family Chipmunk Run home (Upper Saddle River)  17: 33p; RG: 84p; 21: 6            Suzanne Muldowney, “Underdog” lady (Ocean City) 15: 24; 17: 11-12; LH: 14-15d; 23: 10; 24: 77p; 26: 45p; 29: 87p

“The Sweeper” of Saddle River County Park (Rochelle Park)  24: 76

Swimming pool in an apartment (Passaic)  17: 54d

Teen bites three cops (Morristown)  24: 6

Ten Step Lefty (Pennsauken)  32: 77

Thomas A. Edison – spectacular failures and electrocuting pets  16: 60p-64p; 22: 14; 28: 70p

Three-Eyed Man (Jersey City)  13: 32d

“Ticket Man” at the Clearview Cinemas (Morristown)  22: 16, 18

Tie Guy (Williamstown)  31: 90

Tiger Lady (Jackson)  LH: 9d-11d

Tim Burton [director]  11: 10, bp

Timothy Clark – Writer of the movie Hair of the Dog (filmed in Colts Neck)  31: 7p

Tom Bumby and his tin-foil ball named Andy (Long Hill)  32: 12p

Tom Fuscaldo (Paterson)  aka Bumblebee Man  18: 35p; 19: 6-7p

Tommy Sullivan, teen satanic murderer (Jefferson) 5: 24; 6: 5; 10: 15; 11: 8; 12: 10; 14: 10; LH: 74-75d; 20: 79p; 30: 8

Tranny Tommy (Boonton)  24: 77

Trashbag Guy (Millville)  29: 42

T.V. Man (Hackensack)  7: 20

`           Twin Brothers of Cedar Grove  14: 28d

Uncle Floyd  LH: 28d-34  aka Floyd Vivino

Uncle Walt – cranky old man (Hawthorne)  33: 64

Unidentified naked man (Edison)  12: 14

Unidentified naked male motorist (Piscataway)  18: 13

Used grease thief (Hanover)  26: 10

Thor – man from Venus  LH: 56-57d; 27: 31; 32: 87p

Vampire Man of Wanaque Avenue (Haskell/Ringwood)  8: 10d

Verona Skipper (Verona Park)  13: 32

Vicki Diamond’s rock artistry along Split Rock Road (Rockaway)  18: 34p

Vicki Salemi – “America’s Biggest Pig-Sty”  6: 10

Victor Ri Victolee  – creator of Multiplism Moses sculpture (Rutherford)  31: 72p

Voodoo Man of Convention Hall (Asbury Park)  27: 36

“The Walker” (Woodbridge)  23: 12

Walkie Talkie Man (Belvidere)  28: 71

The Walking Billboard (Bayville)  26: 44p

Wavin’ ARRRG Guy (Lincoln Park)  20: 40

Wavin’ Dude – “Cult of the Wavers” (Rio Grande)  23: 79

Waving Indian chief and his souvenir shop along Route 206 (Culver’s Lake)  33: 64p

Wavin’ Willie Spranger “Cult of the Wavers” (Newton) 8: 47p; 16: 87p; 19: 73dp; 20: 4; 23: 79; 27: 26p; 28: 58p; 32: 14-15

Wavin’ Willomeena – “Cult of the Wavers” (Newton)  23: 79

Weasel Brook Waver – “Cult of the Wavers” (Clifton)  23: 79

Weird Guy on bus (Riverton)  29: 42d

Weird mother and daughter (Willowbrook Mall)  28: 71

Wheelchair Annie (Clifton)  13: 32  aka The Nanny

Wheeler Antabanez, his exploration voyages of the Passaic and Rockaway                                                             rivers in the Nightshade  29: 30p-37p; 30: 2p; 31: 93; NP: entire issue

Whipped cream bandit (Pittman)  5: 7

Wilberforce Sylvester – creator of the Mural House (Pleasantville)  29: 60p-63p

William Clark, “Robot Man” – creator of auto-parts robots (Newtonville)  22: 67p

Willie “Leon” Perry and his incredible bicycles (Freehold)  24: 77; 26: 12

“The Wizard” – unruly magician at the Tidal Wave Bar & Grill (Lake Hopatcong)  31: 18

Woman injured by falling mannequin (Paramus)  9: 9

“Wonder Woman” (Ocean City)  15: 24

“Woodbridge Figures” creators  7: 17; 11: 9; 14: 54

Woody Guthrie  24: 22-24; 27: 93

Woo-Woo [or Siren] Boy – Brian Hughs (Lyndhurst)  22: 58; 23: 77p

World’s Sexiest Fat Man – “Cult of the Wavers” (town??)  26: 45p; 28: 49p

Yellow Ducks / Yellow Slickermen (Secaucus)  30: 79

Zed and Chink (Palmyra)  30: 63d

“Zip, the What Is It?”  aka William H. Johnson  10: 28p-29p; LH: 36d-38; LE: 52p

The Zorzis – Bowling Ball/Rocking Horse House (Kendall Park)  7: 27p; 10: 43p; 32: 26

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