Yearly Archives: 2014

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

Lord Whimsy: Weirdo Advocate

Fill a garden with carnivorous plants and you’re likely to raise Weird interest, though there usually has to be more to keep our attention. In the case of Lord Whimsy—long-time South Jerseyan; rider of highwheel bikes; raiser of moths and … Continue reading

The Fantastical Former Farmhouse of Route 9

Motorists driving along Route 9 in the New Gretna/Bass River area have reported seeing strange things popping up along the roadside. Dragons, religious icons, cannons, dinosaurs and even the Statue of Liberty herself have all been witnessed. But that’s not all! Add to that odd amalgamation of sights; brightly colored 7-foot tall Transformers, spear-toting Roman centurion knights on stallions… Continue reading