Haunted Places in Lake Mohawk, New Jersey



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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    4.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    9 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    10.5 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey

    12.6 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    14 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Union Cemetery

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    14.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    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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    Centenary College

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    14.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    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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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    15 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

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


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    Darress Theatre

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    15.2 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Jenny Jump State Forest

    Blairstown, New Jersey

    15.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Vernon Inn

    Vernon Township, New Jersey

    15.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    16.2 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant

    Warwick, New York

    19.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant is housed in a building that originally dates back to the 1700s, was originally inhabited by a Revolutionary War veteran Levi Ellis. After several owners it was purchased by the Vail family, when tragedy struck. In 1972, Roy Vail’s sister was found murdered in 1972, and ...


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    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey

    20.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    21.2 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey

    21.6 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Cliff Park Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    21.8 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Tom Quick Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    22.3 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey

    22.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Ringwood Manor began in 1740, built by the Ogden family, although it was expanded over the years. Witnesses say it is haunted, and report footsteps, locked doors that open on their own, chills, cold spots, and apparitions of former residents.


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    Demarest Building

    Warwick, New York

    22.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    The Demarest Building, once called the National Hotel, was constructed in 1863 and was used as an inn and a meeting place for the townspeople. In the mid-1900s, the building was turned into apartments and the Demarest Bar, which closed in the early 1990s. It is now a complex of ...


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    Shippen Manor

    Oxford Township, New Jersey

    23 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    23.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    23.5 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    24.6 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    26.8 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    This house dates back to 1795 and is known as either the "Myers-Masker House" or the "Van Iderstine House". It is commonly believed by locals that Hessian prisoners were held in this house during the Revolutionary War (which, confusingly, was won almost a decade before this home was built?) ...


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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    27.1 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Richmond Hotel

    Bangor, Pennsylvania

    27.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    27.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    I used to work in an office on the 2nd story of 229 Rock Road, Glen Rock, NJ. We were an eclectic group of scientists and used to play practical jokes on each other. We also had a ghost we called the Phantom. Our front door was at the bottom ...


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    Old Canal Inn

    Nutley, New Jersey

    28.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    A legend from as far back as the 1960s tells of the historic Old Canal Inn's "Death Seat." So the story goes, there were two men about 70 years of age who preferred this particular red-cushioned seat, because it had better lighting. The men would fight over who got the ...


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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    29.2 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    This old-school New Jersey bar is said to be the home of at least two ghosts. They've been seen by staff on the dance floor area after hours.


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    The Red Mill Museum

    Clinton, New Jersey

    29.5 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Caldwell Parsonage

    Union, New Jersey

    29.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    30.1 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    The name of Spook Rock Road comes from the large rock formation thought to have been created by Lenape Tribes and rumored to have been used as a sacrificial stone. One legend tells of a Dutch woman and her Indian lover who met here and were murdered by other Dutch ...


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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    30.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Easton Tower is a stone and wood frame structure, once an irrigation pump, built in 1900 as part of a scenic park. It now abuts the Saddle River Bikeway. It was named after Edward D. Easton (1856-1915), founder and president of the Columbia Phonograph Company. It is sometimes mistakenly called ...


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    Hanging Post

    Cranford, New Jersey

    30.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Henryville House

    Henryville, Pennsylvania

    30.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    31.1 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    31.1 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    31.2 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Abandoned Factory on Herman Street

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    31.7 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Local legend has it that a ghost who haunts the abandoned factory will chase away curious passersby who peek into the factory's windows.


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    Goshen Historic Track

    Goshen, New York

    31.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Goshen Historic Track is said to be haunted by the spirit of a jockey and his horse, who both drowned in the nearby lake early 1900s. They've been seen riding along the lake or chasing visitors through the dirt-road trails; other witnesses say the clip-clopping of ghostly horse hooves has ...


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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    31.9 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Domani's Restaurant

    Roselle Park, New Jersey

    32 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Cranberry Manor Bed and Breakfast

    East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania

    32 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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    Conant Park

    Hillside, New Jersey

    32.1 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Conant Park is said to be haunted by ghostly figures with no faces. According to legend, they drive a van and kidnap girls off the street, and when (if) the girls are released, they are far too frightened to explain what happened to them.


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    Kean University

    Union, New Jersey

    32.3 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Several places at Kean University, originally established in 1855 as the Newark Normal School, are said to be visited by spirits. East Campus and Rogers Hall are haunted by former students, the Eames building has a negative spirit, and the Wilkins Theater sports the ghost of a man named George ...


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    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey

    32.3 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    In the town of Calrstadt, NJ, a cobblestone road on Park Lane is believed to be a meeting place for Ku Klux Klan members a long time ago. A tunnel is buried between the trees and wells which led to the meeting spot of the members. This would be under ...


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    The McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn

    Monroe, New York

    32.5 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Featured on several ghost-related TV shows, this historic inn from the late 1700s is one of the oldest buildings in town. Here you may see a ghost in a top hat and dark suit. The inn may no longer be in operation but may be offering private tours by appointment ...


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    Oxford Depot Cemetery

    Chester, New York

    32.6 miles from Lake Mohawk, NJ

    Among the many odd occurrences reported at Oxford Depot Cemetery are orbs of light, dark figures that may give chase, the sound of someone unseen whistling, and footsteps coming from behind visitors. Some orbs have shown up in photographs of the cemetery.


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    Tannersville Inn

    Tannersville, Pennsylvania

    33.4 miles from Lake Mohawk, 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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