Most Haunted Places in New Jersey

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    The Flanders Hotel

    Ocean City, New Jersey
    The ghost at this historic hotel is known as Emily or the Lady in White. She is most often seen at the Hall of Mirrors. Reports say a portrait of her can be seen inside the...
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    EHP Rating: 90.9

    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey
    Elizabeth V. Edwards School, established in 1930 and closed in 2004, is rumored to have a ghost that sets off security systems, makes calls to phones that are not in service, and turns on lights in unoccupied buildings. The identity of the spirit is unknown for sure, but one report mentions a...
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    EHP Rating: 90.5

    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey
    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top of a dune, and...
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    EHP Rating: 88.9

    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey
    Reports say the historic 1814 hotel is currently under plans for redevelopment. Witnesses claim to have seen ghosts of small children and poltergeist activity in the building, and one person reported seeing a pair of shoes walking up a...
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    EHP Rating: 88.2

    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey
    Haunts at this 1811 prison building, now a museum, include a legless floating spirit that floats from the entrance out to the yard and a tall man in the basement. The third floor is also said to be rich with eerie...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    Union County Courthouse

    Elizabeth, New Jersey
    Investigated by TV's Ghost Hunters, the Union County Courthouse is said to be haunted by spirits from the Revolutionary War era. A woman's ghost has been seen in the rotunda, and Hannah Caldwell, the first woman to die in the American Revolution, is said to haunt a fifth floor courtroom where a...
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    EHP Rating: 87.5

    Steuben House

    River Edge, New Jersey
    Steuben House is a historic Revolutionary landmark. George Washington was headquartered here for 16 days in 1780. But it's also known for a ghost who visited in 1951. Former resident Gen. F.W.A. Von Steuben, according to legend, paid a visit to his former home, sitting in a chair and having a...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey
    Eglington Cemetery is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard unexplained noises and detected several electronic voice phenomena...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Hotel Macomber

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former frequent guest as well as a former employee. People hear banging, items move and doors open and close on their own. If you are looking for a haunted room, you might want to try room #10. People claim that this is the room that has the most activity....
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey
    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects...
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    EHP Rating: 86.7

    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey
    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some claim to...
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    EHP Rating: 85.7

    Queen Victoria Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Housed inside an 1880's mansion, this historic inn was formerly a bordello and gambling parlour before its conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests staying in the Princess Louise Room have reportedly come across the apparition of a brothel madam, who has been seen and heard in the...
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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey
    You may hear the voice of an elderly woman here, and there is also a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth who may call out the wait staff's names. There was at least one incident in which the little girl ghost appeared sitting at a table in a photo taken by a patron who was there with her young...
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    EHP Rating: 85.0

    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey
    This 1800s former hospital, also called Overbrook, was turned into a psychiatric hospital in the 1920s. It was said to have been haunted by phantom nurses and patients. Also, the sound of rolling gurneys could be seen, and a demonic presence was felt by witnesses. According to reports, in 1917 many...
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    EHP Rating: 84.6

    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey
    Darress Theatre, built in 1919, is said to be haunted by ghost of a former actor. Witnesses say chairs move by themselves in the backstage...
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    EHP Rating: 84.0

    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey
    Originally the 1810 Brick Hotel, the Publick House is said to be haunted by apparitions, growling noises, cold spots, phantom perfumes, and more eerie...
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    EHP Rating: 84.0

    Olde Columbus Inne

    Columbus, New Jersey
    The historic inn no longer is in operation but still stands, and is considered one of the most haunted places in New Jersey. Spirits seen here include a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at this location and unexplained noises occurred near the jail...
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    EHP Rating: 83.7

    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey
    In the early 1900s, some say, plantation owner Manuel Rionda built this tower for his wife, so she could look out over the New York City skyline. Others say he built it as a mausoleum or for religious purposes. An underground tunnel connected the tower to his home. According to local legend, the...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    John F. Craig House Bed and Breakfast

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Although this bed-and-breakfast is reportedly no longer open for business, folks who have been employed here or stayed here in the past have said that rooms 4 and 5 are haunted by two spirits. Room 4, known as the Susan Craig Room, was said to be haunted by the spirit of a little girl, unknown, who...
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    EHP Rating: 83.3

    Sea Holly Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Haunted by a reported two ghosts, one an older man and the other a young woman who is believed to be a servant. People on the second floor claim to see apparitions in their bedroom and hear conversations when no one was there....
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Nearby in 1854, the Powhatan wrecked, killing 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. So the Absecon Lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy. It served from 1857 until 1933, and now stands restored. Ghosts have been seen...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey
    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this...
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    EHP Rating: 82.4

    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey
    Gabreil Daveis Tavern was built in 1756 and the attic was turned into a hospital by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Reports say the attic still retains its original bloodstained furniture, and spirits can be heard walking and suffering there at night. Also, former owner William...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey
    The historic Raritan Public Library is said to be haunted by a former librarian. Lights have been known to turn on and off by themselves, and books move on their own. Even more spooky, locals have seen the apparition of an elderly woman in the window and also in the adjacent...
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    EHP Rating: 81.8

    Domani's Restaurant

    Roselle Park, New Jersey
    This restaurant, housed in a building that dates back to the 1880s, was said to be haunted by a former owner who died inside the building. The place was once featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters. However, the location burned down in April...
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    EHP Rating: 81.5

    The Spy House - Seabrook-Wilson House

    Middletown, New Jersey
    Seabrook-Wilson House, also known as the Spy House, is said to be the first house on the Jersey shoreline. It was constructed by Thomas Whitlock in the 1600s and is rumored to be haunted. It operated as a tavern during the Revolutionary war, and reports say that British troops would visit here and...
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    EHP Rating: 81.5

    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey
    Clinton Road begins at Route 23 near Newfoundland and runs 10 miles to Upper Greenwood Lake. The area is said to be traversed by ghosts, odd creatures, devil worshippers, witches, and members of the Ku Klux Klan, and is known for being a spot where murderers choose to dispose of bodies. Stories...
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    EHP Rating: 81.0

    Centenary College

    Hackettstown, New Jersey
    Centenary College is said to be haunted by Tillie Smith, who has a tragic story. When she was 18, in 1886, she lived and worked at the college. Her body was found in a nearby field, raped and strangled. College maintenance man James Titus was accused of the murder, although he was known to be of...
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    EHP Rating: 80.8

    The Grenville Hotel

    Bay Head, New Jersey
    Ghostly children playing and laughing in the halls, full-body apparitions and the sounds of bustling activity in empty rooms; people have been claiming the Grenville Hotel is haunted for years....
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    EHP Rating: 80.7

    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey
    The 1864 Crayhay Mansion is said to have many ghosts in residence, including a phantom yellow-and-white cat. Some of the human ghosts believed to haunt the mansion are Max McCray, who committed suicide in the barn; pregnant neighbor girl Rose, who fell out her third-floor window while trying to...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Robbins Reef Yacht Club

    Bayonne, New Jersey
    A ghostly legend about this place tells of a gentleman who hanged himself in an upstairs room. Witnesses describe an icy sensation when you enter that room in darkness and, at the bar, bottles seem to hop off of their shelves....
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Old River Road

    Edgewater, New Jersey
    Ghostly Leni Lenapi Indians are said to walk along the Old River Road, perhaps coming from the nearby 1400s Native American burial...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey
    There is an area in this cemetery especially for the graves of children, and it is here that folks have seen ghostly boys and girls that may even leave footprints in the ground. The tower is also said to be visited by something...
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    EHP Rating: 80.0

    Vernon Inn

    Vernon Township, New Jersey
    Vernon Inn was built around 1833 by John Vandegriff, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say lights come on and off, doors open and close, and apparitions and shadows have been seen. Ghost investigators turned up many orbs in photographs as well as EVPs of a child's...
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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey
    Formerly Murphy's Crocodile Inn but now the Neshanic Inn, the 1880s building experiences electrical malfunctions and a shadowy figure in the basement. The inn is located at 102 Woodfern Rd., near the post office and the colorful train...
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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey
    The Revolutionary War created massive devastation in the colonies. Nowhere was this more evident than in New Jersey. Robert Field, a local business man and patriot, headed the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. In 1775 Robert drowned in the...
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    EHP Rating: 79.8

    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey
    This tree is said to have once been a meeting point, a headquarters and lynching spot used by the Ku Klux Klan. The Bernards Township tree allegedly will give off warmth, even in winter, and consequently, snow will not pile up on it as it does on other trees. According to local lore, those who have...
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey
    On the top floor of this beautiful bed-and-breakfast lives a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard bouncing a...
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey
    The Van Wickle House was a wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but tragically, they died on the same day the house was presented to them March 3, 1757. They are buried nearby on a hill, under some trees. The house is said to be haunted by Evert and Cornelia and possible other...
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    EHP Rating: 78.6

    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests....
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Shippen Manor

    Oxford Township, New Jersey
    Shippen Manor, a historic Georgian mansion built in the 1760s for Dr. William Shippen II and his brother Joseph Shippen II, is the site of some strange happenings. Witnesses report that items appear on shelves that weren't there before, doors open and close on their own, and ghosts have been afoot....
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey
    Knotty Pine Pub is said to be haunted by the apparition of a thin man standing by the dartboards. A whistling sound comes from the same area. The pub's basement and attic also are rumored to be hot spots for paranormal...
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    EHP Rating: 77.8

    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey
    Sketch Club Players Theatre is housed in the former West End School, built in 1889, and is home to something spooky. Witnesses describe uneasy feelings in the basement, shadowy figures, and the sound of a ghostly party happening in the member's club...
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    EHP Rating: 76.9

    Stephen Crane House

    Asbury Park, New Jersey
    Stephen Crane House, which has been explored by TV's Ghost Hunters. It was the home of author Stephen Crane of "The Red Badge of Courage" fame. Witnesses here have seen apparitions and heard ghostly kids playing or crying. But look out -- a rambunctious ghost here has been known to conk visitors on...
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    EHP Rating: 76.9

    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey
    One guest here claims to have captured a ghostly image of a Victorian woman and boy on her iPhone while in the rathskeller (basement bar). (Submitted by Marlene...
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    EHP Rating: 76.9

    The Brass Rail

    Hoboken, New Jersey
    The Brass Rail restaurant is known for its hauntings. Legend has it that in 1904, a bride who was just married tripped at the top of the spiral staircase, broke her neck, and died. The groom shortly thereafter hanged himself in an adjacent room. The bride, groom, and even some of her wedding guests...
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    Magee's West Side Tavern - Shore House

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey
    Built in the 1800s, Magee's West Side Tavern, aka Shore House, aka West Point Hotel, is one haunted tavern, say witnesses. It is believed to be haunted. Glasses fall, windows break, and a witness was once locked in a closet by a prankster ghost. Perhaps there is truth to the legend surrounding the...
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    EHP Rating: 76.5

    Allaire Village

    Wall Township, New Jersey
    The 1800s living history museum Allaire Village is said to be haunted by Hal Allaire, son of James Peter Allaire. The ghost hangs out in the Big House, playing pranks on the costumed employees by moving objects or playing with candles. Oscar Smith is another spirit said to reside at the village,...
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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey
    The Ayers-Allen House is a private residence that dates back to the 1700s. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say the ghosts who live here are Revolutionary War or Hessian soldiers or a woman searching for her young son who was killed by British soldiers. Also said to be here are two Native...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Hunt Homestead

    Phillipsburg, New Jersey
    Hunt Homestead, circa 1758, is famous for being the wintering spot for 60 Revolutionary War cavalry horses. It's also rumored to be home to a ghost. The woman's apparition, wearing a dark hood, passes by the kitchen window toward the back door, then vanishes. The ghost has traveled this route...
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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey
    The 1770s house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is said to be haunted by ghostly soldiers; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots have been...
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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey
    The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey
    This historic inn is located on one of the most haunted streets in town, and is certainly no exception. Guests and staff have reported many strange occurrences over the years, with Room #007 seeming the most popular with the spirit set. (Submitted by Callum...
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    The Widow McCrea House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

    Frenchtown, New Jersey
    This 1870's bed and breakfast inn is rumoured to have a ghostly feline roaming the halls. Guests have reported feeling a cat sitting on their bed, but upon investigation, there is nothing there. (Submitted by Callum...
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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey
    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud...
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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey
    Red Mill Museum Village, recreating an 1810 mill, is haunted by an apparition who many tourists believe is a hired re-enactor on the third floor. The old man wears period clothing and a black hat and he doesn't speak. But the museum does not hire re-enactors, so if you see one, chances are it is a...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Proprietary House

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey
    The 1762 Proprietary House was the home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, New Jersey's last royal Governor from 1762 to 1777. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of a Revolutionary War soldier, a woman who stands in the dining room window, and a little boy in blue who once let in a...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

    Trenton, New Jersey
    A man named Henry Cotton took over as the main doctor in 1907, but his methods were inhumane. He'd remove teeth, limbs, and organs because he believed that they had an involvement with mental illness. However, by removing stomachs, colons, and other vital organs, he had a high mortality rate, not...
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    EHP Rating: 75.0

    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey
    Ghost stories told at Rowan University include apparitions, a face in a mirror and objects that move by themselves in Bunce Hall, and spirits of former residents and professors who are said to roam the...
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    EHP Rating: 73.9

    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey
    Formerly the Iona Lake Inn, this is now LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT. At some time it also has been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is said to haunt here, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger...
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    EHP Rating: 73.7

    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey
    The LZ 129 Hindenburg airship was completed in 1936 and made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in that year. But on the fateful evening of May 6, 1937, the airship caught fire and crashed, killing 36 people. The cause of the fire is unknown. Voices of men shouting things such as "Away the...
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    EHP Rating: 73.3

    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey
    Many hauntings have been described at Drew University; for instance, in the Great Hall, which is quite like a castle, ghostly faces are said to appear in the ceiling carvings as the chandeliers swing by themselves. Also, a mirror reflects an apparition of a man in gold round spectacles. At the...
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    EHP Rating: 72.7

    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey
    At this late-1800s hotel, apparitions have been seen and unexplained voices heard. Rumor has it that the hauntings may stem from a shipwreck of the Powhattan in 1854, which killed some 300 people. Bodies from the shipwreck were stored in this building for a bit, and it is said that then-owner...
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    EHP Rating: 72.0

    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey
    At Jenny Jump State Forest, some say the ghost of Jenny lurks. Legend has it that she was 9 years old when she was playing on the cliffs, and the sudden appearance of a Native American nearby startled her. She called out to her father, who cried out in alarm, "Jump, Jenny, jump!" And Jenny...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey
    Ringwood Manor began in 1740, built by the Ogden family, although it was expanded over the years. Witnesses say it is haunted, and report footsteps, locked doors that open on their own, chills, cold spots, and apparitions of former...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey
    The 1908 Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building has an 8-story clock tower and a great many sculptured friezes--but that's not all. The place is rumored to be haunted by apparitions and spirit...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey
    Hageman Farm is a historic house first settled by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman from the Netherlands in 1650 or 1651. It was occupied by relatives until 1972, then stood empty for 5 years until it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. Reports say an apparition of an elderly man has...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Union Cemetery

    Hackettstown, New Jersey
    Union Cemetery dates back to 1859 and is the burial place of Centenary College murder victim and alleged ghost, Tillie Smith. Witnesses say a girl in white walks along the road nearby and may get in the car with you if you ask her if she'd like a ride. She disappears shortly...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey
    Reports say guests staying at the private cottage heard the unexplained sound of soft fife...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey
    Old Bernardsville Public Library was built in 1710 as the Vealtown Tavern during the American Revolution. It is said to be haunted by Phyllis Parker, whose father owned the Vealtown Tavern. She was in love with a doctor who was hanged for treason during the Revolutionary War. Not knowing what had...
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    EHP Rating: 71.4

    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey
    Jefferson Hall at Camden County College (founded in 1967 as a Roman Catholic seminary) is the center of a ghostly legend. A monk allegedly hanged himself on the third floor and now manifests as a shadowy figure in the night. Witnesses say doors slam by themselves, lights flicker, and weird noises...
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    EHP Rating: 70.6

    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey
    The former Colby Mansion (now Tamaracks Country Villa bed-and-breakfast inn), was originally a turn-of-the-century stone farmhouse. In 1909 it was turned into a castle, and the Tamaracks Country Villa was born. Local teens tell the story of a rich man who lived here and was entangled in the occult....
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey
    The Old Dutch Parsonage was built in 1751 and was moved around 1913 to its present location, next door to the 1775 Wallace House. The Parsonage is said to be extremely haunted, with screams, banging, and objects being moved around at night. The Wallace House also is said to have a ghost, albeit a...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Inn of the Hawke

    Lambertville, New Jersey
    At this 1860s inn there are quite a few ghosts, according to witnesses. Odd noises and occurrences abound here; for example, in the kitchen, pots and pans may lift off their hooks and crash to the floor. Pictures also are often knocked off of the walls throughout the...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey
    The 19th-century Collings-Knight House, built by Edward Zane Collings, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have been spooked by shadow figures, unexplained footsteps and disembodied...
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    EHP Rating: 70.0

    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey
    The Honeymoon Suite is apparently haunted. People report items moving, and the sounds of footsteps and voices....
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    EHP Rating: 68.2

    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey
    Two spirits are said to reside here: One, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and two, a former maitre d' who creates cold patches in the same dining...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital

    Marlboro Township, New Jersey
    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened in early 1931 and operated for many years, but not without problems. Rampant deaths at the hospital were frequently being investigated. An adjacent cemetery holds nearly 1,000 graves. Over 130 patients became ill from food poisoning in the 1970s, four of whom...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Hanging Post

    Cranford, New Jersey
    At the corner of Gallows Hill Road and Brookside Place once stood the giant hanging tree, where Revolutionary War spies were hanged. Although the tree is gone now, locals say you can still see ghostly movement here from a...
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    EHP Rating: 66.7

    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey
    Fairleigh Dickinson University has haunts in two halls, according to campus legend. In Lenfel Hall, witnesses have seen an apparition of founder Peter Sanmartino, and lights turn on and off on their own. And at the Mansion, many have seen a ghostly girl dancing in a white...
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    EHP Rating: 64.7

    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey
    Legend has it that Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here long ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but folks say you can still hear the ghostly sounds of the horse's drowning...
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    EHP Rating: 64.7

    Richard A. Rutkowski Park - Elco Naval Division

    Bayonne, New Jersey
    The Elco Naval Division was a boat-building factory that churned out nearly 400 PT boats for World War II. It is long gone, located where the Richard A. Rutkowski Park currently stands. A historical marker is all that's left now to commemorate the efforts that went on there. It is said that...
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    EHP Rating: 64.5

    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey
    Shades Of Death Road, or just "Shades" to locals, is a 7-mile stretch that's the subject of myriad local legends. In fact, it's said that so many paranormal enthusiasts try to steal the street signs that residents have gone as far as to smear grease on the poles to try to deter them. The road's...
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    EHP Rating: 64.3

    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey
    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the...
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    EHP Rating: 63.6

    Caldwell Parsonage

    Union, New Jersey
    Caldwell Parsonage dates to 1730 and was home to Rev. James Caldwell, a Presbyterian minister and patriot cause during the Revolutionary War. In 1780 during the Battle of Connecticut Farms, Caldwell's wife Hannah was killed in the living room by British soldiers, and one year later, Caldwell was...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey
    NJ Bar and Grill was the scene of a murder. Reports say long ago a man was killed by his mistress while he was playing pool here, and now his ghost lingers in the place where he passed. Witnesses say wine bottles float and then drop to the ground, and a shadow has behaved threateningly toward an...
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    EHP Rating: 62.5

    Kean University

    Union, New Jersey
    Several places at Kean University, originally established in 1855 as the Newark Normal School, are said to be visited by spirits. East Campus and Rogers Hall are haunted by former students, the Eames building has a negative spirit, and the Wilkins Theater sports the ghost of a man named George who...
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    EHP Rating: 62.2

    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground

    Edison, New Jersey
    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground is a graveyard that holds the burial sites of many Revolutionary War soldiers and other folk; graves date back to 1693, when two brothers died from eating poisonous mushrooms. But the graveyard also houses a witch, locals say. Mary Moore, buried here in 1731, was...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey
    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be...
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    EHP Rating: 60.0

    The Southern Mansion

    Cape May, New Jersey
    Some claim that the Southern Mansion is haunted by numerous spirits but the most frequently seen and well-known is a female ghost that they call Esther. People claim to hear her laughing and hear the rustle of her dress and smell her perfume. Others claim to see a soldier striding through the...
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    EHP Rating: 58.3

    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey
    This old-school New Jersey bar is said to be the home of at least two ghosts. They've been seen by staff on the dance floor area after...
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    EHP Rating: 58.3

    Ashley House - Angel Nook Inn

    Neptune Township, New Jersey
    At this inn, originally built in 1875, ghosts are known to touch guests while they are sleeping and, in some instances, even crawl into bed with...
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    EHP Rating: 58.1

    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey
    Reports say a ghost who appears at the hotel every night around midnight is the spirit of a man who jumped to his death from the tenth...
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    EHP Rating: 57.1

    Arthur's Tavern

    Hoboken, New Jersey
    At Arthur's Tavern, three spirits are said to lurk. Employees say they've heard footsteps and seen lights come on and off or flicker and door open by themselves. There also have been reports of a clipboard flying off of a desk, ghostly whispers, and someone's hair being pulled by something...
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    EHP Rating: 56.3

    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey
    This house dates back to 1795 and is known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House". It is commonly believed by locals that Hessian prisoners were held in this house during the Revolutionary War (which, confusingly, was won almost a decade before this home was built?) Some...
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    EHP Rating: 53.9

    Windward House

    Cape May, New Jersey
    The most activity is reported in the third floor Wicker Room. Guests report moving objects and items going missing. The ghost is believed to be a young Irish girl that the employees refer to as Bridgette. She has a reputation for taking earrings that are placed on the nightstand, though they...
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    EHP Rating: 53.3

    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey
    In the town of Calrstadt, NJ, a cobblestone road on Park Lane is believed to be a meeting place for Ku Klux Klan members a long time ago. A tunnel is buried between the trees and wells which led to the meeting spot of the members. This would be under the road itself. It is also believed that there...
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    EHP Rating: 52.9

    Old Canal Inn

    Nutley, New Jersey
    A legend from as far back as the 1960s tells of the historic Old Canal Inn's "Death Seat." So the story goes, there were two men about 70 years of age who preferred this particular red-cushioned seat, because it had better lighting. The men would fight over who got the seat--but as bad luck would...
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    EHP Rating: 50.0

    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey
    Blauvelt Cemetery, or the Old Burying Ground, has been in use since 1722 and is rumored to be full of ghostly presences. Visitors have found strange shadows, orbs or mists in the photos they've taken here, and reports say there is also the unexplained sound of a clock ticking on the...
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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey
    Incorporated in 1933, there are ghosts that haunt the Manor. From bottles clinking to beer kegs rolling on their own. ghosts have roamed the three bar rooms and two apartments. Recently a beer tray flew off the shelf without any wind. Hearing bottles clinking, the bartender checked out what he...