Garden State Ghosts

Ghosts of the Essex & Sussex Hotel, Spring Lake

The Essex & Sussex Hotel in Spring Lake was a Jersey Shore icon and one of the New Jersey’s last grand old hotels by the sea. Enormous, yet elegant, the landmark building still towers over all others around it today, offering its resident ghosts more than ample room to move around and haunt to their spirited hearts’ content. Continue reading

The Parkway Phantom of Exit 82

So could a road as legendary as New Jersey’s famed Garden State Parkway not have a highway haunting associated with it? No way! Unexplainable encounters and close calls around Exit 82 at Route 37 in Toms River are attributed locally to the “Parkway Phantom.” Continue reading

The Atco Ghost

There’s a ghost story in the southern New Jersey town of Atco that tells of a young boy who was run down on a lonely stretch of road after chasing his basketball into the middle of the street. The tale … Continue reading

Old School Ghouls of Georgian Court University

The campus of Georgian Court University in Lakewood is the former estate of George Jay Gould, son of railroad baron Jay Gould. There are not the only unusual historical stories told of the grand old estate turned college, but also a number of unexplainable, otherworldly phenomena that have been witnessed on the grounds of the campus. 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