Author Archives: Mark and Mark

UPDATED: Who Killed Jeannette DePalma?

In this all-but-forgotten unsolved case from 1972, the body of a teenage girl was discovered atop a cliff, high above an abandoned quarry in the town of Springfield. The corpse was found thanks to a dog that brought home a badly decomposed human forearm to its master. The deceased would later be identified as Jeannette DePalma, a local teenager who had been missing for six weeks. Before long, witchcraft, satanism and police conspiracies would all become suspects in the bizarre case. Continue reading

The Painted Rock of Route 539

New Jersey’s Most Painted Rock I can’t remember exactly when I first saw the Painted Rock on Route 539. It was probably when my family and I started driving to Atlantic City instead of taking those terrible buses. Maybe twenty … Continue reading

NEW Weird NJ State Seal T-shirt

The official Great Seal of the  State of Weird N.J., established 1993, emblazoned on a Bella-Canvas unisex tee, featuring our mascot, the Jersey Devil. This  Athletic Heather Gray tee is a super comfortable blend of 90% cotton and 10% polyester. Available … Continue reading

Haunted Hindenburg Hangar at Lakehurst

The Hindenburg disaster took place over 77 years ago as the German zeppelin caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at the Lakehurst Naval Air Station, killing 36 people. Some say that reverberations of the tragic event, of a paranormal nature, can still be felt around the Lakehurst Naval Base to this day––especially in Hangar No. 1. Continue reading

Happy Hollow Earth Day!

Exploring the Inner Earth with John Cleves Symmes, Jr. It seems there’s a lot of crackpot theories going around these days. There are Flat-earth believers, moon landing deniers, and all kinds of Q-anonsense. One such far-fetched idea was hatched by … Continue reading

Weird NJ Issue #58 Is Here!

The #58 (Spring/Summer 2022) Issue of Weird NJ Magazine has now been mailed out to all of our subscribers and will begin arriving in stores around the state this week! It’s full of all that’s weird about New Jersey that … Continue reading

Weird NJ’s 5-Pack-O-Patches

All five of our Weird NJ patches are now available in one low-priced package! Iron or sew them on your jacket, hat, backpack or jeans to let everyone see your pride in our weird state. If purchased separately these five patches would cost $25, … Continue reading