Haunted Places in Hackettstown, New Jersey



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    Centenary College

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    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

    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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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    5.6 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey

    6.1 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    8.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Shippen Manor

    Oxford Township, New Jersey

    9.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    9.7 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    12.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    13.9 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey

    15.7 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Richmond Hotel

    Bangor, Pennsylvania

    16.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    16.5 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    18.1 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    20.1 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey

    21.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey

    22 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    22.1 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    22.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    22.3 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    Locals tell vague stories about this cemetery having "glowing gravestones" if you visit it late at night.


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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    22.5 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Black Horse Inn - Stemie's Place

    Hackettstown, Pennsylvania

    23 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey

    23.8 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    24.2 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey

    24.5 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Hunt Homestead

    Phillipsburg, New Jersey

    25.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    The Widow McCrea House Victorian Bed and Breakfast

    Frenchtown, New Jersey

    25.6 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Indian Rock Inn

    Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania

    25.9 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey

    26.2 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    Clinton Road begins at Route 23 near Newfoundland and runs 10 miles to Upper Greenwood Lake. The area is said to be traversed by ghosts, odd creatures, devil worshippers, witches, and members of the Ku Klux Klan, and is known for being a spot where murderers choose to dispose of ...


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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    26.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    26.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Henryville House

    Henryville, Pennsylvania

    27.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Tannersville Inn

    Tannersville, Pennsylvania

    27.5 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    28.9 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    29.7 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Hanging Post

    Cranford, New Jersey

    29.7 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    At the corner of Gallows Hill Road and Brookside Place once stood the giant hanging tree, where Revolutionary War spies were hanged. Although the tree is gone now, locals say you can still see ghostly movement here from a distance.


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    Vernon Inn

    Vernon Township, New Jersey

    30.1 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    Vernon Inn was built around 1833 by John Vandegriff, and it is rumored to be haunted. Witnesses say lights come on and off, doors open and close, and apparitions and shadows have been seen. Ghost investigators turned up many orbs in photographs as well as EVPs of a child's voice.


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    Bucksville House Bed and Breakfast

    Kintnersville, Pennsylvania

    30.3 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Woodfield Manor

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    30.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    30.6 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    This 1800s former hospital, also called Overbrook, was turned into a psychiatric hospital in the 1920s. It was said to have been haunted by phantom nurses and patients. Also, the sound of rolling gurneys could be seen, and a demonic presence was felt by witnesses. According to reports, in 1917 ...


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    Willow Grove Hotel

    Freemansburg, Pennsylvania

    30.6 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Caldwell Parsonage

    Union, New Jersey

    30.8 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    Caldwell Parsonage dates to 1730 and was home to Rev. James Caldwell, a Presbyterian minister and patriot cause during the Revolutionary War. In 1780 during the Battle of Connecticut Farms, Caldwell's wife Hannah was killed in the living room by British soldiers, and one year later, Caldwell was shot by ...


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    Hanoverville Road House

    Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    31 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Cliff Park Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    31.3 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    The inn was, until recently, a very busy resort, but now stands empty. Three ghosts are known to reside here: Sally, who just might open the door for you, if she likes you; the Lady in Brown, who has been known to appear on the staircase; and Walt, who has ...


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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    31.4 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    Dey (pronounced "dye") Mansion, formerly known as Bloomsbury Manor, is an 18th-century building that served several times as George Washington's Headquarters during the American Revolution. Witnesses say it is haunted by strange shadows and lights, and often visitors become frightened for no reason at all, especially in the conference room.


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    Domani's Restaurant

    Roselle Park, New Jersey

    32.1 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    This restaurant, housed in a building that dates back to the 1880s, was said to be haunted by a former owner who died inside the building. The place was once featured on an episode of TV's Ghost Hunters. However, the location burned down in April 2009.


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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey

    32.4 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Buck Hill Falls

    Cresco, Pennsylvania

    32.5 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    This now-closed inn was originally opened by Quakers in 1901 and remained in business until 1990. Its haunted status merited it a place on the MTV show "Fear." Witnesses say that a woman committed suicide in room 62 just before her wedding, and her ghost has been seen. The men's ...


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    Tom Quick Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    32.5 miles from Hackettstown, NJ

    At this old Victorian inn, spirits like to make neatly made beds look rumpled, like someone has slept in them. They also have been known to call out the names of the staff and move guests' beds.


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    Stover Myers Mill

    Hackettstown, Pennsylvania

    32.7 miles from Hackettstown, 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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    Black Bass Hotel

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    32.8 miles from Hackettstown, 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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