Haunted Places in Elwood, New Jersey



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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    8.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    15.6 miles from Elwood, NJ

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


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    19.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    21.7 miles from Elwood, 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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    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    21.7 miles from Elwood, NJ

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


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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    21.8 miles from Elwood, 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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    The Flanders Hotel

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    22.2 miles from Elwood, 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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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    22.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    23.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    24.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    25.7 miles from Elwood, 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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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    26.9 miles from Elwood, 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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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    27.2 miles from Elwood, 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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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey

    29.1 miles from Elwood, 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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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    29.2 miles from Elwood, 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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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    29.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    29.4 miles from Elwood, 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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    29.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    29.7 miles from Elwood, 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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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    29.8 miles from Elwood, 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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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    30.2 miles from Elwood, 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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    30.8 miles from Elwood, 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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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    32.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    32.6 miles from Elwood, 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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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    33.5 miles from Elwood, NJ

    A soldier named Amos and other Colonial soldiers are said to linger at this historic site. Amos may be seen cleaning his gun near the artillery shed. A lamplighter's ghost has been seen near the barracks, and the ghost of blacksmith Jacob Sauer is said to keep plying his trade ...


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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    33.6 miles from Elwood, NJ

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


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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    34 miles from Elwood, NJ

    Seven Stars Tavern, now a private residence, is an 18th-century historic building rumored to have more than its share of spirits--the paranormal kind. One haunt here may be Bluebeard, a pirate whose body was found at Oldman's Creek nearby, with his head twisted around. Another is a Tory spy ...


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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34 miles from Elwood, 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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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.1 miles from Elwood, 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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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.2 miles from Elwood, NJ

    This historic home is now a museum. Once the home of "Father of American Surgery" Philip Syng Physick, it was built originally in 1786 by wine importer Henry Hill. Rumor has it that Physick's wife haunts the yard near the spot where a beloved tree, which was chopped down shortly ...


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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.2 miles from Elwood, 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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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.2 miles from Elwood, 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

    34.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    34.3 miles from Elwood, 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

    34.3 miles from Elwood, 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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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.4 miles from Elwood, 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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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.4 miles from Elwood, NJ

    As urban legend has it, the Hag of Pine Street was an elderly lady who died at her home, located between 6th and 7th streets. Her ghost is said to appear in the area to glare out her former home's window or to yell and brandish her cane at those ...


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    Library Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Elwood, NJ

    Founding Father Benjamin Franklin is said to haunt this historic hall. Folks say his statue comes to life and dances in the streets, and his apparition has been seen in the building carrying an armful of books. Also, a woman claims that the ghost once pinched her rear end.


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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    34.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Elwood, NJ

    At this historic building where the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution were debated, witnesses have claimed to see ghostly mists and apparitions. Some of the spirits seen here include Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold.


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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Elwood, NJ

    This park contains an 18th-century burial site for the African-American community, and its ghost, a Quaker woman named Leah, is said to protect the site's thousands of graves.


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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.5 miles from Elwood, NJ

    Locals that live around these parts say that there is a statue of William Penn on the premises that behaves quite mysteriously. During nights gifted by a full moon, he descends from his pedestal and walks about the grounds.


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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    34.6 miles from Elwood, 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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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    35 miles from Elwood, 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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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    35.5 miles from Elwood, 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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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    35.6 miles from Elwood, 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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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    36 miles from Elwood, 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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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    36.3 miles from Elwood, NJ

    Hundreds of spirits are said to call this state pen home. Al Capone was an inmate here, and he reportedly was visited by the apparition of James Clark, who was killed in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre under Capone's orders. Cell Block 12 is reportedly the most fearsome place here ...


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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    36.5 miles from Elwood, 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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