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The Sandy Hook Sea Serpent

In the late nineteenth century the Shrewsbury (Navesink) River along the west coast of Sandy Hook was the location of one of many well-documented and unexplained sightings of mysterious sea creatures that plagued the waters of the North Atlantic. 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

Legends of the Dempsey House

Dempsey House in the Leonardo section of Middletown sat quietly in the woods for many years as the legends about it grew. The abandoned foreboding looking stone building is one of the last remnants of the vast Dempsey estate, which once occupied the surrounding grounds. Those who have grown up near it tell tales of its dark and disturbing past. Continue reading