Author Archives: Mark and Mark

The Cult of Mysterious “Monk’s Castle”

In the late 70s and early 80s rumors of a “Sex and Drugs” cult residing at “Monks Castle” began circulating around Montclair. One resident described the reaction of the community as “panic stricken” in a New York Times article about the cult, which ran under the headline “Guru’s Cult in Castle Troubles Montclair.” Continue reading

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

NEW ISSUE #54 IS HERE NOW!

The BRAND NEW ISSUE of Weird NJ magazine, #54, has been mailed out to all paid subscribers. IF YOU HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR ISSUE YET, DO NOT PANIC. The postal service may take up to two weeks to deliver 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

2020 Subscriptions Available NOW!

Subscribe to your favorite magazine for 2020! That’s right, Weird NJ issues #54 and #55 can be delivered right to your door in May and October of 2020. (Current and recent issues can be purchased HERE.) IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM WEIRD NJ … 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