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 put to death for witchcraft. Mary’s ghost is said to appear if you walk around her grave three times and spit. However, another tale says that two local boys stole Mary’s headstone years ago, so no one knows where to find it. The legend’s variations tell of several ways the boys were cursed and died for tampering with the gravestone.
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- 2133 Woodbridge Ave
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- 40.50048253545353, -74.39574149249893
- Middlesex County, New Jersey
- Nearest Towns:
- Piscataway, NJ (0.2 mi.)
Edison, NJ (1.5 mi.)
Highland Park, NJ (1.5 mi.)
New Brunswick, NJ (3.1 mi.)
Sayreville, NJ (3.4 mi.)
Metuchen, NJ (3.4 mi.)
South River, NJ (3.8 mi.)
Milltown, NJ (3.9 mi.)
Society Hill, NJ (4.0 mi.)
Sayreville Junction, NJ (4.2 mi.)
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