Haunted Places in Brigantine, New Jersey



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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Nearby in 1854, the Powhatan wrecked, killing 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. So the Absecon Lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy. It served from 1857 until 1933, and now stands restored. Ghosts have been seen here ...


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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    4.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Reports say a ghost who appears at the hotel every night around midnight is the spirit of a man who jumped to his death from the tenth floor.


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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    7.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Reports say guests staying at the private cottage heard the unexplained sound of soft fife music.


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    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    14 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The Honeymoon Suite is apparently haunted. People report items moving, and the sounds of footsteps and voices.


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    The Flanders Hotel

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    14.7 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The ghost at this historic hotel is known as Emily or the Lady in White. She is most often seen at the Hall of Mirrors. Reports say a portrait of her can be seen inside the hotel.


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    19.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    On the top floor of this beautiful bed-and-breakfast lives a ghostly little girl who has been seen and heard bouncing a ball.


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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    20.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    At this late-1800s hotel, apparitions have been seen and unexplained voices heard. Rumor has it that the hauntings may stem from a shipwreck of the Powhattan in 1854, which killed some 300 people. Bodies from the shipwreck were stored in this building for a bit, and it is said that ...


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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey

    25 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Elizabeth V. Edwards School, established in 1930 and closed in 2004, is rumored to have a ghost that sets off security systems, makes calls to phones that are not in service, and turns on lights in unoccupied buildings. The identity of the spirit is unknown for sure, but one report ...


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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    29.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this time.


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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    32.3 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud voice.


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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    38 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects ...


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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    38 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    There are stories told by the local residents of Country Lake Estates of a strange, ghostly figure of a man that is often spotted walking Red Feather Trail late at night. He's often humming or singing a song to himself. You'll catch him out of the corner of ...


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    40.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Formerly the Iona Lake Inn, this is now LAKE HOUSE RESTAURANT. At some time it also has been Jake's Italian Restaurant. A ghost named Victor is said to haunt here, along with a Lady in Black. The original owners also are said to linger here.


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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    42.9 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The LZ 129 Hindenburg airship was completed in 1936 and made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in that year. But on the fateful evening of May 6, 1937, the airship caught fire and crashed, killing 36 people. The cause of the fire is unknown. Voices of men shouting ...


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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    43.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Two spirits are said to reside here: One, a little girl who can be heard crying in the upstairs dining room, and two, a former maitre d' who creates cold patches in the same dining room.


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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    You may hear the voice of an elderly woman here, and there is also a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth who may call out the wait staff's names. There was at least one incident in which the little girl ghost appeared sitting at a table in a photo taken by ...


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    The Southern Mansion

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Some claim that the Southern Mansion is haunted by numerous spirits but the most frequently seen and well-known is a female ghost that they call Esther. People claim to hear her laughing and hear the rustle of her dress and smell her perfume. Others claim to see a soldier ...


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    Sea Holly Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.3 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Haunted by a reported two ghosts, one an older man and the other a young woman who is believed to be a servant. People on the second floor claim to see apparitions in their bedroom and hear conversations when no one was there.


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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    44.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Jefferson Hall at Camden County College (founded in 1967 as a Roman Catholic seminary) is the center of a ghostly legend. A monk allegedly hanged himself on the third floor and now manifests as a shadowy figure in the night. Witnesses say doors slam by themselves, lights flicker, and weird ...


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    Hotel Macomber

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former frequent guest as well as a former employee. People hear banging, items move and doors open and close on their own. If you are looking for a haunted room, you might want to try room #10. People claim that this ...


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    John F. Craig House Bed and Breakfast

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Although this bed-and-breakfast is reportedly no longer open for business, folks who have been employed here or stayed here in the past have said that rooms 4 and 5 are haunted by two spirits. Room 4, known as the Susan Craig Room, was said to be haunted by the spirit ...


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    Queen Victoria Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Housed inside an 1880's mansion, this historic inn was formerly a bordello and gambling parlour before its conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests staying in the Princess Louise Room have reportedly come across the apparition of a brothel madam, who has been seen and heard in the early ...


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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top ...


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    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    This historic inn is located on one of the most haunted streets in town, and is certainly no exception. Guests and staff have reported many strange occurrences over the years, with Room #007 seeming the most popular with the spirit set. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Windward House

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The most activity is reported in the third floor Wicker Room. Guests report moving objects and items going missing. The ghost is believed to be a young Irish girl that the employees refer to as Bridgette. She has a reputation for taking earrings that are placed on the ...


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    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey

    44.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests.


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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    45.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Ghost stories told at Rowan University include apparitions, a face in a mirror and objects that move by themselves in Bunce Hall, and spirits of former residents and professors who are said to roam the campus.


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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    45.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the beach.


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    46.3 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Haunts at this 1811 prison building, now a museum, include a legless floating spirit that floats from the entrance out to the yard and a tall man in the basement. The third floor is also said to be rich with eerie occurrences.


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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    47.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Gabreil Daveis Tavern was built in 1756 and the attic was turned into a hospital by George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Reports say the attic still retains its original bloodstained furniture, and spirits can be heard walking and suffering there at night. Also, former owner William Schock is said ...


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    The Grenville Hotel

    Bay Head, New Jersey

    48.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Ghostly children playing and laughing in the halls, full-body apparitions and the sounds of bustling activity in empty rooms; people have been claiming the Grenville Hotel is haunted for years.


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    Magee's West Side Tavern - Shore House

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey

    49.1 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Built in the 1800s, Magee's West Side Tavern, aka Shore House, aka West Point Hotel, is one haunted tavern, say witnesses. It is believed to be haunted. Glasses fall, windows break, and a witness was once locked in a closet by a prankster ghost. Perhaps there is truth to the ...


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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    49.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.


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    Olde Columbus Inne

    Columbus, New Jersey

    49.6 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The historic inn no longer is in operation but still stands, and is considered one of the most haunted places in New Jersey. Spirits seen here include a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at this location and unexplained noises occurred near the jail cell.


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    Six Flags Great Adventure

    Jackson, New Jersey

    50.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    An unfortunately high number of guests have died here, from guest who fell off of Rolling Thunder, to another guest who died on the Lightnin' Loops attraction in 1987. However, most famously was the fire of the Haunted Castle which claimed teenagers. Mediums detect the presence of these people, but ...


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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    50.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The 1927 Ritz Theatre is said to be haunted by spirits from its past. Witnesses say eerie ghost lights appear backstage, objects move on their own, and unexplained voices can be heard.


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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    51.1 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Incorporated in 1933, there are ghosts that haunt the Manor. From bottles clinking to beer kegs rolling on their own. ghosts have roamed the three bar rooms and two apartments. Recently a beer tray flew off the shelf without any wind. Hearing bottles clinking, the bartender checked out ...


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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    51.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Many deaths occured at the recently closed jail, including drug overdoses, accidental asphyxiation and at least 12 suicides. Witnesses say the jail is haunted; paranormal investigators have described unexplained crashes and banging along with clicking sounds heard in an EVP session.


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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    51.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Sketch Club Players Theatre is housed in the former West End School, built in 1889, and is home to something spooky. Witnesses describe uneasy feelings in the basement, shadowy figures, and the sound of a ghostly party happening in the member's club room.


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    51.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The 19th-century Collings-Knight House, built by Edward Zane Collings, is said to be haunted. Witnesses have been spooked by shadow figures, unexplained footsteps and disembodied voices.


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    52.4 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    There is an area in this cemetery especially for the graves of children, and it is here that folks have seen ghostly boys and girls that may even leave footprints in the ground. The tower is also said to be visited by something supernatural.


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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    52.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Eglington Cemetery is said to be haunted. Witnesses and paranormalists have heard unexplained noises and detected several electronic voice phenomena here.


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    Allaire Village

    Wall Township, New Jersey

    53.1 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The 1800s living history museum Allaire Village is said to be haunted by Hal Allaire, son of James Peter Allaire. The ghost hangs out in the Big House, playing pranks on the costumed employees by moving objects or playing with candles. Oscar Smith is another spirit said to reside at ...


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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    53.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The 1908 Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building has an 8-story clock tower and a great many sculptured friezes--but that's not all. The place is rumored to be haunted by apparitions and spirit orbs.


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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey

    53.8 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The Revolutionary War created massive devastation in the colonies. Nowhere was this more evident than in New Jersey. Robert Field, a local business man and patriot, headed the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. In 1775 Robert drowned in the ...


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    54 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Legend has it that Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here long ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but folks say you can still hear the ghostly sounds of the horse's drowning cries.


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    54 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    This circa 1681 inn is said to be the oldest continually operating inn in the U.S. And with a title like that, it's bound to have a few ghosts around. Folks here have seen the apparition of a man wearing a top hat and tails. They've also witnessed chairs and ...


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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    54.2 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The 1770s house was home to Quakers James and Ann Whitall, and was temporarily used as a field hospital during the Revolutionary War. It is said to be haunted by ghostly soldiers; witnesses have heard moans, breathing, and voices in the rooms that were used for first aid. Cold spots ...


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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    54.5 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    Berry's Chapel, according to a 1964 publication, lies in what was once a small African-American settlement in the pine woods, but now lies in ruins. Many ghost tales are told about it, including that Rev. Berry was lynched or murdered his family (there is no basis for either rumor). Some ...


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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    55 miles from Brigantine, NJ

    The historic mansion and its grounds are the haunting place for the ghosts of Robert Bickley and a female entity believed to be that of his girlfriend. The haunting is said to occur every December 24th. The woman appears on a black horse and holding a whip, and whips anyone ...


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