Weird NJ State of Mind
Now you can let everyone know where your head is really at with the brand new Weird NJ Phrenology T-shirt! You don’t have to be a mind reader to know that this 100% cotton BELLA-CANVAS tee is a real head-turner. … Continue reading →
The Hookerman Spook Lights of the Flanders Tracks
The scene is set: A moonless night, leafless branches swaying in the chilly November breeze. Through the mist ahead you see something: a dim white ball of light. It appears for a second, then dissipates into the dark. Suddenly, it … Continue reading →
Martians Attack NJ on Halloween Eve!
‘Twas the night before Halloween, mischief night, in 1938 that a young Orson Welles’ now infamous radio broadcast of War of the Worlds caused widespread panic. An adaptation of H. G. Wells’s 1898 novel, the program was presented live as an … Continue reading →
Halloween in Weird NJ
Folks here in New Jersey sure do know how to get into the Halloween spirit, and often do so with elaborate seasonal displays. Here are just a few of our favorite properties, personalized for the holiday, from this year and Halloweens past… Continue reading →
The Mount Holly Witch Trials
While most people are familiar with the story of the infamous witch trials that took place in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692 and 1693, less well known are the legends told in the Mount Holly, NJ area of women being tried … Continue reading →
Adventures at the Abandoned Wind Tunnel
Somewhere in New Jersey there is an abandoned structure housing two massive wind tunnels. The facility was built in 1943 to test airplane propellers for WWII bombers, but is now abandoned and decayed. In our current issue of Weird NJ … Continue reading →
NEW Issue of Weird NJ is HERE!
The #53 Fall/Winter 2019 issue of Weird NJ Magazine is in stores NOW and is available for online purchase. It’s all that’s weird about New Jersey that you won’t find in any other publication, on the Internet, or anywhere else! Issues … Continue reading →
NEW Weird NJ State Map Poster!
New Jersey has a rich history of weirdness; it’s a rite of passage to go out with friends and test and rediscover old legends. Whether it’s driving down a spooky road or hunting the Pineland’s own Jersey Devil himself—this map … Continue reading →
Shades of Death Road
Out of all the grim monikers encountered out on the roads less traveled throughout New Jersey, perhaps none is more foreboding than the infamous Shades of Death Road. Like many places steeped in local lore, reality and legend have become intertwined over the years, obscuring exactly what can be considered fact regarding this byway. Continue reading →
The Unsolved Case of Jeannette DePalma
In this all-but-forgotten unsolved case from 1972, the body of a teenage girl was discovered atop a cliff, high above an abandoned quarry in the town of Springfield. The corpse was found thanks to a dog that brought home a badly decomposed human forearm to its master. The deceased would later be identified as Jeannette DePalma, a local teenager who had been missing for six weeks. Before long, witchcraft, satanism and police conspiracies would all become suspects in the bizarre case. Continue reading →