Haunted Places in Pleasantville, New Jersey



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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    2.8 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Reports say guests staying at the private cottage heard the unexplained sound of soft fife music.


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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    5.9 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Reports say a ghost who appears at the hotel every night around midnight is the spirit of a man who jumped to his death from the tenth floor.


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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    6.1 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Nearby in 1854, the Powhatan wrecked, killing 311 passengers and crew members, and causing the Absecon Inlet to be nicknamed Graveyard Inlet. So the Absecon Lighthouse was built in an attempt to prevent another tragedy. It served from 1857 until 1933, and now stands restored. Ghosts have been seen here ...


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    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    7.7 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The Honeymoon Suite is apparently haunted. People report items moving, and the sounds of footsteps and voices.


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    The Flanders Hotel

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    8.4 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The ghost at this historic hotel is known as Emily or the Lady in White. She is most often seen at the Hall of Mirrors. Reports say a portrait of her can be seen inside the hotel.


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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    11.9 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    21.7 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Unexplained sounds and occurrences are said to abound here. Note: The inn is reported to be closed at this time.


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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    25.5 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    According to reports, the museum is haunted by a spirit who has a loud voice.


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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    26.7 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    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 ...


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    Elizabeth V. Edwards School

    Barnegat Township, New Jersey

    29.9 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Elizabeth V. Edwards School, established in 1930 and closed in 2004, is rumored to have a ghost that sets off security systems, makes calls to phones that are not in service, and turns on lights in unoccupied buildings. The identity of the spirit is unknown for sure, but one report ...


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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    31.4 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    A ghost named Hestor is said to haunt the Winterwood Gift Shop, once known as Hildreth House. The historic 1772 structure was originally built by Joshua Hildreth; it was sold to the Sawyer family in 1978. It has long been thought to be haunted, with apparitions, flickering lights, moving objects ...


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    33 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    35.6 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    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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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    37.8 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    At this wildlife reserve and beach, locals tell of the ghost of Higbee himself, who appears when anyone approaches his grave. Higbee is believed to be seen chasing another ghost, that of a slave, down the woodsy trails. Townsfolk also tell of a ghostly sailor who appears at the top ...


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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    37.8 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    You may hear the voice of an elderly woman here, and there is also a ghostly little girl named Elizabeth who may call out the wait staff's names. There was at least one incident in which the little girl ghost appeared sitting at a table in a photo taken by ...


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    The Southern Mansion

    Cape May, New Jersey

    37.8 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Some claim that the Southern Mansion is haunted by numerous spirits but the most frequently seen and well-known is a female ghost that they call Esther. People claim to hear her laughing and hear the rustle of her dress and smell her perfume. Others claim to see a soldier ...


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    Sea Holly Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Haunted by a reported two ghosts, one an older man and the other a young woman who is believed to be a servant. People on the second floor claim to see apparitions in their bedroom and hear conversations when no one was there.


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    Hotel Macomber

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.1 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of a former frequent guest as well as a former employee. People hear banging, items move and doors open and close on their own. If you are looking for a haunted room, you might want to try room #10. People claim that this ...


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    John F. Craig House Bed and Breakfast

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.1 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Although this bed-and-breakfast is reportedly no longer open for business, folks who have been employed here or stayed here in the past have said that rooms 4 and 5 are haunted by two spirits. Room 4, known as the Susan Craig Room, was said to be haunted by the spirit ...


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    Queen Victoria Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.1 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Housed inside an 1880's mansion, this historic inn was formerly a bordello and gambling parlour before its conversion to bed and breakfast accommodation. Guests staying in the Princess Louise Room have reportedly come across the apparition of a brothel madam, who has been seen and heard in the early ...


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    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    This historic inn is located on one of the most haunted streets in town, and is certainly no exception. Guests and staff have reported many strange occurrences over the years, with Room #007 seeming the most popular with the spirit set. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Windward House

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The most activity is reported in the third floor Wicker Room. Guests report moving objects and items going missing. The ghost is believed to be a young Irish girl that the employees refer to as Bridgette. She has a reputation for taking earrings that are placed on the ...


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    Inn at 22 Jackson

    Cape May, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Haunted by a ghost they call Esmerelda who mostly occupies the turret room, the ghost is occasionally seen by guests.


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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    38.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    There are stories told by the local residents of Country Lake Estates of a strange, ghostly figure of a man that is often spotted walking Red Feather Trail late at night. He's often humming or singing a song to himself. You'll catch him out of the corner of ...


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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    38.6 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    38.8 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    39.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    At this World War II bunker with a magazine that once was used to house guns for use against Nazi subs, a phantom crew has been seen. Soldiers' ghosts have been reported both in the bunker and on the beach.


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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    42.1 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    44.2 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    Haunts at this 1811 prison building, now a museum, include a legless floating spirit that floats from the entrance out to the yard and a tall man in the basement. The third floor is also said to be rich with eerie occurrences.


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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    45.5 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The LZ 129 Hindenburg airship was completed in 1936 and made 17 round trips across the Atlantic Ocean in that year. But on the fateful evening of May 6, 1937, the airship caught fire and crashed, killing 36 people. The cause of the fire is unknown. Voices of men shouting ...


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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    45.5 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    45.6 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    45.9 miles from Pleasantville, 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

    46.2 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Berry's Chapel

    Salem, New Jersey

    46.4 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    46.5 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    46.7 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Seven Stars Tavern

    Pilesgrove, New Jersey

    48 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    48.4 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The Columbus Inn restaurant is no longer open for business, but locals will tell you that it was haunted. Newspaper articles and TV shows have featured the place, which some say was the birthplace of the Jersey Devil.


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    Olde Columbus Inne

    Columbus, New Jersey

    48.4 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The historic inn no longer is in operation but still stands, and is considered one of the most haunted places in New Jersey. Spirits seen here include a 19th-century orphan girl who used to work at this location and unexplained noises occurred near the jail cell.


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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    48.5 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    48.8 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    There is an area in this cemetery especially for the graves of children, and it is here that folks have seen ghostly boys and girls that may even leave footprints in the ground. The tower is also said to be visited by something supernatural.


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    Fort Mifflin

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    49.7 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    50.5 miles from Pleasantville, NJ

    The 1908 Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building has an 8-story clock tower and a great many sculptured friezes--but that's not all. The place is rumored to be haunted by apparitions and spirit orbs.


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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.5 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    St. Peter's Church Cemetery

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.6 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Hill-Physick-Keith House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.7 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    City Tavern

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.7 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Powel House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.7 miles from Pleasantville, 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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    Bishop White House

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    50.8 miles from Pleasantville, 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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