Haunted Places in Port Colden, New Jersey



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    Shippen Manor

    Oxford Township, New Jersey

    3.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Centenary College

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    8.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Union Cemetery

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    8.9 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey

    9.1 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey

    10.4 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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, ...


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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    11.2 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Richmond Hotel

    Bangor, Pennsylvania

    11.4 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    The Richmond Hotel is a casual restaurant in an historic building in Bangor, PA. The owner, Debbie, has worked there for 26 years, and has owned it for the last 14. She's told us that she's seen orbs, people have had their backs touched by unseen hands, and ...


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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    13.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Originally the 1810 Brick Hotel, the Publick House is said to be haunted by apparitions, growling noises, cold spots, phantom perfumes, and more eerie phenomena.


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    Black Horse Inn - Stemie's Place

    Port Colden, Pennsylvania

    14.2 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    The building dates back to 1773. It was once Black Horse Inn, but is now a restaurant called Stemie's Place. It's said that in the old inn days (in 1927, to be exact), a mobster was shot in the hall near the restrooms. After a dramatic fall down the stairs, ...


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    Hunt Homestead

    Phillipsburg, New Jersey

    16.4 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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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    Indian Rock Inn

    Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania

    16.9 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    At this remote inn and restaurant, some guests have witnessed apparitions and shadowy forms. Jiggling doorknobs, faucets that turn on and off by themselves, and strange knocking sounds also have been noted. Reports say that the site may once have been used to house the actors from a haunted hayride ...


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    The Widow McCrea House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

    Frenchtown, New Jersey

    17.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 Swift)


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    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey

    18.1 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 staircase.


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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    18.7 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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. He ...


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    The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    18.7 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Visit this inn and you may catch a glimpse of a ghostly woman who walks past the lobby into the Dogwood Dining Room. The ghost also is said to use the ladies' restroom, locking herself into a stall from the inside and then flushing the toilet. Some folks have described ...


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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    20.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    20.4 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey

    21.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 station.


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    Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast

    Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

    21.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    The Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast, housed in a 1795 building, is said to be haunted by several ghosts. Apparitions have been seen of a tall man in a black hat, a woman in white, and a young boy who likes to play pranks. Photos taken here have shown strange ...


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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    21.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    21.7 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Willow Grove Hotel

    Freemansburg, Pennsylvania

    21.9 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    A little girl ghost haunts this Civil War-era hotel. Witnesses sayd she looks as if she had suffered from burns, and she has been seen in the rooms and the hallways. She sometimes pulls on the pant legs of men. No details of the little girl's history are known.


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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    22 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    22.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 activity.


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    Hanoverville Road House

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    22.8 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Constructed around 1825, the building that houses the Hanoverville Road House restaurant is believed to be haunted. The ghost of a boy around 8 to 10 years old has been seen here, wearing dark clothing. Strange noises, voices and footsteps also have been heard, and poltergeist pranks have been reported. ...


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    Stover Myers Mill

    Port Colden, Pennsylvania

    24.2 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This old grist mill has a weird vibe to it. Every flight of stairs makes you grow uneasy. commonly you will feel on-edge and jumpy. All the equipment around you feels like it is closing in on you and you feel claustrophobic. (Submitted by Grimm)


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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    24.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This abandoned building has been reported to have an evil entity that will chase you out of the building and slam doors while you are inside it. There is also a women that will stand by the open window in the back, she screams that "he is after her" ...


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    Sun Inn

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    24.4 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This 1758 historic inn is said to be haunted, possibly by Elizabeth Moore, a nurse who died here in 1897. Apparitions and electronic voice phenomena have been noted.


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    Moravian College

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    24.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Moravian College dates back to the 1700s. In the 1800s it was a girls' seminary and hospital, and a ghostly nurse and an occasional bandage patient are said to walk the halls. Several buildings on campus are said to house ghosts as well: Alpha Sigma Tau Sorority House was once ...


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    Moravian Book Shop

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    24.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Moravian Book Shop is the oldest continuously operating book shop in the United States. We opened in 1745 and over the years have expanded to occupy 5 different buildings in the Historic District of Downtown Bethlehem. Over the years it seems we’ve attracted quite a few ghosts throughout the buildings ...


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    Hotel Bethlehem

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    24.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This "ghost-friendly" historic hotel offers ghost tours and "Room with a Boo!" ghost weekend packages. Among the spirits who reside here are a little girl who has been seen in a window, thought to be a former owner's granddaughter, and a woman in period clothing who appears in the kitchen ...


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    Lehigh University - Linderman Library

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    24.7 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Lehigh's Linderman Library is believed to haunted by the ghost of an elderly man, a deceased library patron. Some say the library is also haunted by Lucy Packer, daughter of Lehigh founder Asa Packer.


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    Black Bass Hotel

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    It is said that at this 1745 historic inn, George Washington was once turned away by the loyal Tory innkeeper. Therefore, this hotel proudly states "George Washington did NOT sleep here!" A ghostly pool of blood appears on the floor in the tavern, a remnant from the time when early ...


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    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    25.1 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast is a former 1880's Summer Boarding house located in East Stroudsburg, PA. Innkeepers and Guests have had many unexplained events at the B&B. Guests have awakened to the smell of "Bacon" or "muffins" or "coffee" around 5AM. Several of the guests ...


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    Tannersville Inn

    Tannersville, Pennsylvania

    25.9 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    If you ask around at this restaurant, you may get a tale with your meal. Locals say that many years ago, a man in his 30s or 40s was killed behind the building in a hit-and-run accident. His ghost has been seen an upstairs room, often lying on the bed ...


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    Inn At Phillips Mill

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    26.2 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Built in the 1750s, this inn is said to be haunted by a lovely female who appears in great detail, sitting in a rocking chair in refined clothing. She also brushes past people on the stairs.


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    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey

    27.2 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 dress.


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    Henryville House

    Henryville, Pennsylvania

    27.5 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    The beautiful hotel that once stood on this spot no longer stands, but it was well known as the area's haunted house while it sat for years unused. Folks claim at least 9 spirits lived there, including a child, 3 men and 5 women. They were siad to be friendly ...


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    Aaron Burr House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This inn is named after Vice President Aaron Burr because some of Burr's dear friends lived in the original home that once stood on the site. The ghost of Burr has been seen here several tmes, especially on the second floor and its staircase. He has been known to tug ...


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    1833 Umpleby House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    Mill runners Colonel Buckley and Mr. Black are said to haunt this inn. Look for the light from the Colonel's lantern bobbing through the halls.


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This 1878 inn, named after Josiah Wedgwood (of the china), is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Joseph Pickett and of a little girl named Sarah. A point of historic interest is that George Washington and his men camped on this land during the American Revolution, shortly before ...


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    This 1870 inn on the site of a British fort boasts a basement tunnel, where munitions once were stored, and a secret staircase. And to make it more like something out of a spooky movie, the skeleton of a Hessian soldier was found in a basement chimney. The secret staircase, ...


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    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Logan Inn

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    One of the oldest inns in America, the Logan Inn has a whole host of ghosts. It was in operation through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. People have claimed to see an American Revolutionary war era soldier beating his ghostly drum through the hotel. In addition people ...


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    Inn of the Hawke

    Lambertville, New Jersey

    27.7 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 inn.


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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    28.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 B.)


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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    29.1 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    29.3 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 ...


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    Woodfield Manor

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    30 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    We've recently covered a story and made a video about the haunting at one of our locations, Woodfield Manor near the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. The story about the haunting can be found here: https://sundancevacationsblog.com/travel/a-haunting-in-the-poconos/ Allegedly, the spirit of a woman haunts the manor. The owner explains in the video that she ...


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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    30 miles from Port Colden, NJ

    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 area.


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