Weird NJ Stories and Secrets of NJ
If you have been hearing only good things about NJ, then most of it is true. New Jersey is a beautiful place without any doubts and appears mesmerizing to its visitors. But, a true tourist who wants to find out about the real character of the place digs deeper to bring out the true colors of the place. NJ too has many secrets and weird stories attached to it. Look into the right places and you will soon know about it all.
- The White Pilgrim– Before being remembered as thus, The White Pilgrim was named as Joseph Thomas. Born in 1791, he was best known as a traveling preacher who breathed his last in New Jersey in the year 1835. Residents living along the border of Sussex and Warren Counties are known to see the apparition of The White Pilgrim for nearly two centuries now.
- The Story of Jimmy Lynch– This weird story is about a tragic tale of a young lad who was stabbed to death by some local youths in a park and left to breathe his last at the base of a tree. Later, the initials of his name J and L were carved on the tree by the victim’s girlfriend. To everyone’s dismay, for the next few years, the branches of the tree grew in the shape of the letters J and L. This weird tree was located in Lakewood in the Ocean County.
- Shades of Death Road– A lot of weird talks do the rounds about the Shades of Death Road. This place winds alongside the Jenny Jump State Forest as far up to Allamuchy in the Warren County. The spooky named road is known to run along a lake bed that is supposedly haunted. Visitors can see pillars of mist rising from the top of the water which the locals termed as The Great Meadows Fog. As the story behind this goes, the early settlers in the area sort of killed Indians and dumped them into the lake making the dead walk along the roads in the midst of all that mist and fog.
- Cryptic Carvings Along the Lawrence Brook– Dating back almost to 1876, there are some carvings on a moving section of the Lawrence Brook that no one till date has been able to make out the meaning of. It is not a known language and encrypted in it is a message might be some message that still remains undeciphered. Having a look at the red sandstone in which these are engraved gets you thinking. If you want to check out the place, you can visit the New Brunswick embankment of Weston Mill Pond.
- The Stone Living Room- Try hard to replicate something like this in your living room but you will never be successful. Complete with a fireplace in the middle and some couches (all of it are in stone, remember that), the Stone Living Room is perched high on the border of West Milford and Bloomingdale in Passaic County. As far the story goes, this is a creation of stone masons but the origins of whom are still not known. Moving stones and arranging them to such precision makes the Stone Living Room one of the must visit places in NJ.