Yearly Archives: 2020

Aliens Came in Peace to High Bridge, NJ

In the mid-1950s, a man named Howard Menger and his wife Connie transformed the sleepy town of High Bridge, New Jersey into a mini-Roswell with their thrilling and enchanting stories of alien contact. Close encounters were different then. Generally, the … Continue reading

“Big Red Eye”

Like Bigfoot, Big Red Eye sightings of the northwest corner of the state describe a large bipedal creature covered with long hair from head to toe. But what witnesses in Sussex County who have seen the beast for themselves remember most are the creature’s glowing red eyes. Continue reading

Small Wonders of Midgetville

There is perhaps no more fabled place in our state than the mythical village of Midgetville. Spurred on by tales of this tiny town and its wee inhabitants, Weird NJ has visited at least half a dozen locations rumored to be the home of a colony of these vertically challenged individuals. Continue reading

Bigfoot and the “Big Hairy Man”

Reports of encounters with the legendary creature known as Bigfoot, Sasquatch and the Abdominal Snowman are common in the Pacific Northwest. When traveling the Weird NJ route though, you may encounter this creature right in your own backyard… Continue reading

Paranormal Caught on Camera

The new season of Paranormal Caught on Camera, featuring Weird NJ publishers Mark Sceurman and Mark Moran commenting on a variety of eyewitness encounters with the unknown, is now airing on the Travel Channel and streaming on TRVL Go. Continue reading

The Tiger Lady of Jackson

These days everybody seems to be talking about the Netflix documentary series ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness’ and the eccentric character known as ‘Joe Exotic’. The series focuses on the little-known but deeply interconnected society of big cat conservationists and collectors in America, exploring the private zoos and sanctuaries they’ve set up for these unusual and deadly pets. Long before anyone ever heard of Mr. Exotic though, there was a real life Tiger Lady raising 450 pound Bengal tigers and terrifying local resident in the suburbs of Jackson, NJ. Continue reading

Newark’s Steam Powered Robo-Man

These days there’s a popular fashion or “cosplay” fad known a “Steampunk.” Steampunk is based on the idea of futuristic technology existing in the past, usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of … Continue reading

Weird NJ Audio Stories

Hey, You Wanna Hear a Weird Story? Weird NJ has taken to the airwaves! We’ve started a series of radio episodes called “Waking Weird” which can be heard broadcast live on WFMU’s Wake & Bake program every Monday at 8:39 … Continue reading