Tag Archives: ghosts

NEW Weird NJ Ghosts eBook

We are very proud to announce the release of Weird NJ’s very first true eBook, Home State Hauntings. It is a state of the art e-pub only compendium of ghost stories from around the Garden State for your iPad, Kindle and Nook tablet. Continue reading

Weird NJ Rock & Roll Issue Release Party!

Sunday June 2nd at the Stanhope House in Stanhope, NJ. 3:30 PM until whenever. This is the last scheduled WNJ event of the 2013 Spring/Summer season. So come on out and help us celebrate the new issue, get all of your WNJ stuff signed by publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran, and enjoy a great party with a bunch of like-minded weirdoes. All ages are welcome, so bring the whole family! Continue reading

Pennhurst Asylum: The Shame of Pennsylvania

This state-funded school and hospital center was at the heart of the human rights movement that revolutionized this country’s approach to healthcare for the mentally and physically handicapped. This facility was one of the most striking examples of the maltreatment that was characteristic of such institutions––at one point, papers labeled it “The Shame of the Pennsylvania”. And the legacy of all this suffering might just be the lingering spirits that are said to still wander its abandoned wards today. Continue reading

Ghosts of the Union Hotel, Flemington

Though the grand old hotel no longer accepts visitors today, there are said to be some guests who have never checked out. Recently Weird NJ was invited to tour the vacant rooms and empty corridors of the Union Hotel, which have been sealed off from the eyes of the public for three years now. Continue reading

The Haunted Burlington County Prison Museum, Mt. Holly

Built in 1811 by the young architect Robert Mills, the Prison was one of his first designs, and was considered state of the art. Mills went on to direct the design and construction of the US Treasury Building, the US Patent Office, and the US Post Office, as well as the Washington Monument in Baltimore, and the National Monument in DC. No small potatoes. Continue reading