New Jersey’s Haunted History
New Jersey’s haunted history extends well beyond historic mansions and old estates. NJ’s collection of ghost towns — many of which remain as ruins in state parks and forests — are magnets for ghost hunters and visitors looking for a thrill.
In particular, the remains of Ong’s Hat in the Pine Barrens are filled with intrigue. Some claim it’s a portal to another dimension, while others call it the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.
Others cite historic Allaire Village in Wall Township as a stomping ground for ghosts and specters from the mid-19th century. Visitors claim to have apparitions in the form of iron ore miners in the abandoned homes.