Author Archives: Mark and Mark

Emily Haunts the Flanders Hotel, Ocean City

The boardwalk of beautiful Ocean City, NJ is family friendly resort that you might think would be the last place you’d find a haunting. But think again. The landmark Flanders Hotel, built on the boardwalk in 1923, has its own resident ghost. She’s known as the Lady in White, but her name in life is said to have been Emily. Emily’s thought to be the spirit of Continue reading

Joe Mulliner, the “Robin Hood of the Pines”

Often referred to as “The Robin Hood Of The Pine Barrens,” Joe Mulliner was a Tory outlaw who was forced to flee his home in 1779 to avoid arrest, then went on a crime spree throughout the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, burning farmhouses, kidnapping, and holding up stagecoaches. Continue reading

Beware of the BLOB: It Came from the Jersey Shore!

It was August 6, 2003 that a large mysterious blob appeared in a Little Egg Harbor tributary. The Jersey State Police’s marine unit called in the Department of Environmental Protection, who poked and probed the blob and determined that it was not hazardous, though they could not say for sure just what it was. The gooey globster was Continue reading

Caldwell’s Mystery Sky Thread

One of New Jersey’s most baffling mysteries came in the form of a silvery “thread” that was suspended for several weeks over the house of Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Smith in the quiet suburb of Caldwell in Essex County. The … Continue reading

A-Bombs Away Off A.C.

On July 28, 1957 two atomic bombs were dropped from a foundering Air Force plane off the coast of New Jersey near Atlantic City. To this day the fate of the two lost nuclear bombs remains shrouded in mystery. Soon after the incident, efforts to recover the bombs were made. Published reports suggested that these efforts were unsuccessful. What was the ultimate fate of the two lost atomic bombs? Continue reading

Nazis and KKK Bund Together for the “American Fuhrer”

Today it’s hard to imagine that the following sentence is describing an actual rally that once took place in a rural Sussex County, NJ town: “Flames from the wooden cross, forty feet high, crackled into the night throwing lurid shadows on the participants below, some of whom were dressed in hooded white robes, others in the gray uniforms of the German-American Bund. The scene took place at Bund Camp Nordland in New Jersey on August 18, 1940, when the Klan staged a monster anti-war, pro-American mass meeting jointly with the Bund.” Continue reading