Haunted Places in Crestwood Village, New Jersey



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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    6 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    9.7 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Six Flags Great Adventure

    Jackson, New Jersey

    13.8 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey

    15.2 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Magee's West Side Tavern - Shore House

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey

    18 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    The Grenville Hotel

    Bay Head, New Jersey

    18.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Allaire Village

    Wall Township, New Jersey

    19 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    20.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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

    20.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    22.4 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    22.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey

    23.6 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Ashley House - Angel Nook Inn

    Neptune Township, New Jersey

    26.4 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    At this inn, originally built in 1875, ghosts are known to touch guests while they are sleeping and, in some instances, even crawl into bed with them.


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    Stephen Crane House

    Asbury Park, New Jersey

    26.7 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Stephen Crane House, which has been explored by TV's Ghost Hunters. It was the home of author Stephen Crane of "The Red Badge of Courage" fame. Witnesses here have seen apparitions and heard ghostly kids playing or crying. But look out -- a rambunctious ghost here has been known to ...


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    28.1 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital

    Marlboro Township, New Jersey

    28.1 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened in early 1931 and operated for many years, but not without problems. Rampant deaths at the hospital were frequently being investigated. An adjacent cemetery holds nearly 1,000 graves. Over 130 patients became ill from food poisoning in the 1970s, four of whom died. The hospital was ...


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    Phineas Pemberton House - Bolton Mansion

    Levittown, Pennsylvania

    29.3 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The mansion, which is made of 4 connected parts built from the 1600s to the 1700s, is rumored to be haunted. It is currently operating as a house museum.


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    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

    Trenton, New Jersey

    31.1 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    A man named Henry Cotton took over as the main doctor in 1907, but his methods were inhumane. He'd remove teeth, limbs, and organs because he believed that they had an involvement with mental illness. However, by removing stomachs, colons, and other vital organs, he had a high mortality rate, ...


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    31.6 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    32.3 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    32.3 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    32.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Growden Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    33.4 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin who is said to be seen flying his kite in a thunderstorm. Some people also claim to hear battle sounds from the Revolutionary War.


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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    35.4 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Prisoners here were described as lab rats for unusual experiments that could prove fatal. Of the dead, some people have reported seeing figures resembling former prisoners. Sounds of panic, doors slamming, and riots (as if history is repeating itself) have been heard. Electronic devices malfunction so be sure to ...


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    The Spy House - Seabrook-Wilson House

    Middletown, New Jersey

    36.8 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Seabrook-Wilson House, also known as the Spy House, is said to be the first house on the Jersey shoreline. It was constructed by Thomas Whitlock in the 1600s and is rumored to be haunted. It operated as a tavern during the Revolutionary war, and reports say that British troops would ...


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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    36.9 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

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


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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    37.8 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    37.9 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    38 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground

    Edison, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground is a graveyard that holds the burial sites of many Revolutionary War soldiers and other folk; graves date back to 1693, when two brothers died from eating poisonous mushrooms. But the graveyard also houses a witch, locals say. Mary Moore, buried here in 1731, was accused and ...


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    38.3 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    38.4 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Proprietary House

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    38.7 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The 1762 Proprietary House was the home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, New Jersey's last royal Governor from 1762 to 1777. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of a Revolutionary War soldier, a woman who stands in the dining room window, and a little boy in ...


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    The Conference House - Billop House

    Crestwood Village, New York

    38.7 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The Conference House, aka Billop House, was built in 1680. It was the scene of a tragedy when in 1779 owner Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, accused a female servant of spying on him for the Colonists. She denied the charge, and Billop threw her down the stairs, breaking her ...


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    39.5 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    40.3 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    40.3 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Wolfe's Pond Park

    Crestwood Village, New York

    40.6 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Wolfe’s Pond Park, according to some, is haunted by the ghosts of two teens who perished in a nearby car crash. Local legend says the teens can be seen along the park paths at around 2 a.m., often calling for their parents.


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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    40.8 miles from Crestwood Village, 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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    Kreischer Mansion

    Crestwood Village, New York

    40.9 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Kreischer Mansion has been on the market for a couple years now, sources say. A cool $8.5 million will buy it, and the ghost is included. According to the home's history, original builder German brickmaker Balthasar Kreischer died one year after the house was finished, and his son Edward died ...


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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey

    41.2 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The Ayers-Allen House is a private residence that dates back to the 1700s. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say the ghosts who live here are Revolutionary War or Hessian soldiers or a woman searching for her young son who was killed by British soldiers. Also said to be ...


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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.3 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The USS Olympia was a Navy cruiser from 1895 until 1922, and, now restored, she is stationed as a part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Her violent past as a warship may have led to her various hauntings: shadowy forms, unexplained voices, and spooky apparitions.


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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.5 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Here's a two-fer for spirit searchers: Two ghosts are said to haunt the City Tavern. One is the spirit of a deceased waiter; the other is a young bride.


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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.5 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The Betsy Ross House is rumored to be haunted by -- you guessed it -- the famed seamstress herself. The site has been featured on TV's Ghost Hunters.


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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.6 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The historic First Bank of the United States, a National Historic Landmark, is reported to be haunted by United States founding father Alexander Hamilton.


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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.6 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The historic and grand brick mansion built in 1756, now a house museum, is reportedly haunted by several Continental soldiers as well as the Marquis de La Fayette and Benedict Arnold and his wife, Peggy.


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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.6 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    There are said to be three ghosts here, all of whom have been spotted by visitors. On the first floor, the apparition of an elderly housekeeper has been seen. On the third floor, the ghost of a thin man has appeared. Also reported in the house is a spectral meowing ...


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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.7 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    The ghost who haunts here may own an alarm clock. Reports say that the apparition is seen at 9 p.m. standing over 5 unmarked graves, each of a Native American chief.


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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    41.7 miles from Crestwood Village, NJ

    Some who visit like to leave pennies on Benjamin Franklin's grave because, as he once said, "A penny saved is twopence dear." Strangely, the pennies are sometimes flung back at unususpecting visitors. It's unknown whether Mr. Franklin is displeased with the offering or another unseen force is using Ben's pennies ...


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