Surf City Hotel

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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 then-owner Edward Jennings robbed their bodies. One of the apparitions seen here is of a mother and child.

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800 N. Long Beach Blvd
Surf City, NJ 08008
United States

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39.659961076582896, -74.16681852930196
Ocean County, New Jersey
Nearest Towns:
Surf City, NJ (0.2 mi.)
Ship Bottom, NJ (1.4 mi.)
Beach Haven West, NJ (3.5 mi.)
Harvey Cedars, NJ (3.6 mi.)
Manahawkin, NJ (5.5 mi.)
North Beach Haven, NJ (6.9 mi.)
Barnegat, NJ (7.1 mi.)
Barnegat Light, NJ (7.5 mi.)
Beach Haven, NJ (8.1 mi.)
Ocean Acres, NJ (8.4 mi.)

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  1. I stayed there with my husband and three kids for two nights. My daughter and I picked the place because it was supposed to be haunted. We didn’t tell my husband about it, but the next morning he said he heard a woman talking in German and it sounded like she was right in the room. Freaked him out a little when we told him the history of the hotel -my daughter and I were upset we didn’t hear it.

  2. I’ve been working at the hotel for 15 years if you want any Information feel free to contact me. I was a skeptic until I started working here

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