Haunted Places in Olivet, New Jersey



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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    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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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    11.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    12.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    13.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    17.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    17.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    19.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    20.2 miles from Olivet, 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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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    20.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Fort Delaware

    Delaware City, Delaware

    22.1 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Seen on the TV show Ghost Hunters, this fort, now a state park, is said to be haunted by Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned here during the Civil War. Apparitions of the soldiers have been seen watching tour groups pass by, and many have appeared in tourists' photographs. Other paranormal ...


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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    22.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Woodland Beach

    Smyrna, Delaware

    22.6 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Here you can find old pier tiers, leftovers from a 1900s boardwalk. Locals say on moonlit nights, apparitions can be seen walking over the place where the boardwalk used to be.


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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    22.8 miles from Olivet, 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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    Plank House

    Marcus Hook, Pennsylvania

    22.9 miles from Olivet, NJ

    This house was the residence of one of Blackboard's mistresses, and was built sometime during the 1790's. People have reported seeing strange lights in the house late at night, and being touched by an unseen presence. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Jessop's Tavern

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.1 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Reports say this tavern offers more than traditional English fare like shepherd's pie, pot roast, stew and fish and chips, it also is haunted. Tavern employees are said to be willing to share their stories about their resident ghost.


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    David Finney Inn

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.1 miles from Olivet, NJ

    David Finney Inn used to be a bed-and-breakfast, but reports say it is no longer in business. The 17th-century inn was built across the street from David's father's home, now the Amstel House Museum. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the ...


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    Amstel House Museum

    New Castle, Delaware

    23.2 miles from Olivet, NJ

    The 17th-century house was originally built by Dr. John Finney; his son David Finney built a home across the street. An underground tunnel connected the two. A ghost who is thought to be one of the family members haunts both residences. At the Amstel House Museum, the presence seems to ...


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    Crabby Dick's - Sterling Hotel

    Delaware City, Delaware

    23.2 miles from Olivet, NJ

    The 1830 building that now houses Crabby Dick's is believed to be home to something eerie. Witnesses can attest to the haunting, and a paranormal investigation is reported to have backed up the claim.


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    23.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Bellevue Hall

    Wilmington, Delaware

    24 miles from Olivet, NJ

    This home in the Bellevue State Park is reportedly home to several spirits. Staff says the second and third floors, which are closed to the public, are especially haunted. Here, spirits tinker with the electricity, move chairs, and can be heard laughing and screaming.


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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    24.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Oaklyn Manor Bar

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    24.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Rockwood Mansion

    Wilmington, Delaware

    24.9 miles from Olivet, NJ

    The mansion on this 150-year-old estate museum is said to be haunted. Reports have been made of disembodied footsteps, cold spots, and the apparition of a man. Also heard here have been the sounds of ghostly children playing. The site has been featured on TV's My Ghost Story; ghost tours ...


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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    25.4 miles from Olivet, 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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    Dead President's Tavern

    Wilmington, Delaware

    26.2 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Employees claim to hear manic laughter late at night while closing up and swear they have seen objects moved by an unseen force, such as game pieces in the game room. they also claim that the temperature in the pub can drop suddenly and they feel a heavy "presence". ...


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    Fiddler's Bridge

    Middletown, Delaware

    26.3 miles from Olivet, NJ

    This is one of the older ghost stories of the area, and one that may well be forgotten by all but the oldest local residents. An article in the Wilmington Sunday Star from October 4, 1953 tells the story, which was almost forgotten even then. The legend went that there ...


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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Hag of Pine Street

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.3 miles from Olivet, 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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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.4 miles from Olivet, 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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    Pennsylvania Hospital

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.5 miles from Olivet, 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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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Washington Square

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    First Bank of the United States

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.6 miles from Olivet, 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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    Library Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Independence Hall

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.7 miles from Olivet, 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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    Betsy Ross House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Christ Church Burial Ground

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.9 miles from Olivet, 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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    Christiana Fire Company Station 12

    Christiana, Delaware

    28.1 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Some say two ghosts, one evil and one kind, haunt the station, formerly known as Station 3. The evil spirit appears as a shadow in the engineer's room doorway. The kind ghost rarely is seen, but it is believed that he keeps the evil ghost from leaving the hallway where ...


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    Black Diamond Road

    Smyrna, Delaware

    28.5 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Local legends say the development here was built on an old Native American graveyard, which may be the reason that witnesses have seen unexplained glowing lights and the folks who live here say when they take photographs at home, orbs sometimes appear in the pictures.


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    Cornerstone Bed and Breakfast

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    28.6 miles from Olivet, NJ

    A female apparition appears at this 1865 inn, bringing with her the scent of her perfume. She is known to softly caress people's foreheads.


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    Eastern State Penitentiary

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    29.1 miles from Olivet, 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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    Kirk House

    Media, Pennsylvania

    29.3 miles from Olivet, NJ

    We grew up in this pre-Revolutionary Farmhouse outside of Media, PA. My mother and three brothers all mentioned seeing an attractive woman in a white nightgown on several occasions. I personally never saw her, but I could sense her presence and pinpoint her location even when other's couldn't see ...


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    Belmont Hall

    Smyrna, Delaware

    29.4 miles from Olivet, NJ

    The historic Belmont Hall is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a guard who, during the American Revolution, was shot to death on the building's Captain's Walk. Reports say his blood is still visible where he collapsed and died on the second floor.


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    Lums Pond State Park

    Bear, Delaware

    29.4 miles from Olivet, NJ

    Ghostly screams and pleading are said to come from the woods just off the hiking trail around the pond. They are believed to stem from the 1970s murder of a runaway girl here; her killer was never caught.


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    Philadelphia Zoo

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    29.5 miles from Olivet, NJ

    There are three locations here that are said to be homes to haunts: the Treehouse Building, the Pennrose Building, and the John Penn House. Full-body apparitions have been reported, along with various poltergeist activity. Particularly noted is a female apparition in a long white dress who stands at the top ...


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    Smyrna Museum

    Smyrna, Delaware

    29.5 miles from Olivet, NJ

    The house in which the museum resides was used as a barracks during the War of 1812 and a center for drafting Union soldiers in the Civil War. Witnesses have heard unexplained voices and sounds, seen things moving on their own, and reported a feeling of being watched.


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