Planning a visit to New Jersey any time soon? Instead of visiting the usual tourist destinations, why not add a little spook and spice to your trip by visiting some of the most haunted destinations in New Jersey:
Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Parsippany
This building opened its doors in 1876 and was known as the New Jersey Lunatic Asylum. The building is 675,000 square feet and rests on more than 1,000 acres of ground. The asylum was built to house a few hundred patients, but eventually became home to over 7,000. One of its most famous patients was Woody Guthrie, who stayed year during the 1950s when he was afflicted by Huntington’s disease. Today, this magnificent building, built in the French Renaissance style, remains unused and uninhabited except by the ghosts and spirits that once walked its grounds!
This is a beautiful area is also mysterious and spooky as it filled with dark woods, endless trails that lead o nowhere, and overwhelming silence that has given rise to stories about goblins, ghosts and devils. People who have lost their way in the Pine Barrens have reported losing their cell phone coverage or their batteries mysteriously drained out. Those who have camped in the Barrens at night, reported hearing strange noises which resembled trucks rumbling, except there are no trucks in the woods!
The Devil’s Tree in Bernards
According to local legend, a famer murdered his wife and children and then went on to hang himself from a tree. According to local stories, whoever attempts to chop down this tree meets his or her untimely end. It seems that many have tried to do so but the tree mysteriously recovers without any axe marks.
Ginny’s Gin House in Pleasant
Today it is a restaurant, but in the past Ginny’s Gin House was a stagecoach shop, brothel and hotel that is filled with ghosts and phantoms. Many have reported faucets running on their own and toilets flushing. Sometimes even the vacuum turns on by itself! Apparently, the ghosts here are domestically inclined!
Red Mill in Clinton
This 175-year old mill was used for basket-making, wheat and grist. There are many reports of various ethereal phenomena such as a gong going off or an old typewriter click clacking away when it is actually put away in storage! In the 90s, a séance was conducted at the site. The medium in the séance reported seeing a child who was injured at the mill.
House in South Branch
This is a 3-storey Victorian home with many strange occurrences. According to historical records, a family was once murdered next door and the house was later torn down. Since then, many unusual events have been reported in and around the house such as the vacuum cleaner turning on and pushing itself, door handles rattling by themselves, curtains moving back forth when no one is actually in the home and the furniture moving by itself.
Planning a vacation to New Jersey? Visit one of its famous haunted locations!