Haunted Places in Shrewsbury, New Jersey



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    Six Flags Great Adventure

    Jackson, New Jersey

    5.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    An unfortunately high number of guests have died here, from guest who fell off of Rolling Thunder, to another guest who died on the Lightnin' Loops attraction in 1987. However, most famously was the fire of the Haunted Castle which claimed teenagers. Mediums detect the presence of these people, but ...


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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey

    11.3 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The Revolutionary War created massive devastation in the colonies. Nowhere was this more evident than in New Jersey. Robert Field, a local business man and patriot, headed the Committee of Correspondence in an attempt to gain representation in British Parliament. In 1775 Robert drowned in the ...


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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    12.6 miles from Shrewsbury, 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

    12.6 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    15 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Trenton Psychiatric Hospital

    Trenton, New Jersey

    15.2 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    A man named Henry Cotton took over as the main doctor in 1907, but his methods were inhumane. He'd remove teeth, limbs, and organs because he believed that they had an involvement with mental illness. However, by removing stomachs, colons, and other vital organs, he had a high mortality rate, ...


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    Phineas Pemberton House - Bolton Mansion

    Levittown, Pennsylvania

    16.5 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The mansion, which is made of 4 connected parts built from the 1600s to the 1700s, is rumored to be haunted. It is currently operating as a house museum.


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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    16.6 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    18.3 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    This circa 1681 inn is said to be the oldest continually operating inn in the U.S. And with a title like that, it's bound to have a few ghosts around. Folks here have seen the apparition of a man wearing a top hat and tails. They've also witnessed chairs and ...


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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    18.8 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital

    Marlboro Township, New Jersey

    19 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Marlboro Psychiatric Hospital opened in early 1931 and operated for many years, but not without problems. Rampant deaths at the hospital were frequently being investigated. An adjacent cemetery holds nearly 1,000 graves. Over 130 patients became ill from food poisoning in the 1970s, four of whom died. The hospital was ...


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    Hageman Farm

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    21 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Hageman Farm is a historic house first settled by Catherine and Adrian Hegeman from the Netherlands in 1650 or 1651. It was occupied by relatives until 1972, then stood empty for 5 years until it was purchased and restored by the Meadows Foundation. Reports say an apparition of an elderly ...


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    Allaire Village

    Wall Township, New Jersey

    21.3 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The 1800s living history museum Allaire Village is said to be haunted by Hal Allaire, son of James Peter Allaire. The ghost hangs out in the Big House, playing pranks on the costumed employees by moving objects or playing with candles. Oscar Smith is another spirit said to reside at ...


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    Growden Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    21.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Allegedly haunted by the ghost of Benjamin Franklin who is said to be seen flying his kite in a thunderstorm. Some people also claim to hear battle sounds from the Revolutionary War.


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    Piscatawaytown Burial Ground

    Edison, New Jersey

    23.1 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    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 ...


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    Van Wickle House

    Franklin Township, New Jersey

    23.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The Van Wickle House was a wedding present for Evert and Cornelia Van Wickle, but tragically, they died on the same day the house was presented to them March 3, 1757. They are buried nearby on a hill, under some trees. The house is said to be haunted by Evert ...


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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    23.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Legend has it that Nellie's Pond was named after the horse of a Revolutionary War messenger who drowned here long ago. The pond is pretty much dried up today, but folks say you can still hear the ghostly sounds of the horse's drowning cries.


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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    23.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The historic mansion and its grounds are the haunting place for the ghosts of Robert Bickley and a female entity believed to be that of his girlfriend. The haunting is said to occur every December 24th. The woman appears on a black horse and holding a whip, and whips anyone ...


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    Neshanic Inn - Murphy's Crocodile Inn

    Neshanic Station, New Jersey

    24.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Formerly Murphy's Crocodile Inn but now the Neshanic Inn, the 1880s building experiences electrical malfunctions and a shadowy figure in the basement. The inn is located at 102 Woodfern Rd., near the post office and the colorful train station.


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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    24.8 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Inn of the Hawke

    Lambertville, New Jersey

    25.1 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    At this 1860s inn there are quite a few ghosts, according to witnesses. Odd noises and occurrences abound here; for example, in the kitchen, pots and pans may lift off their hooks and crash to the floor. Pictures also are often knocked off of the walls throughout the inn.


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    Magee's West Side Tavern - Shore House

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey

    25.2 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Built in the 1800s, Magee's West Side Tavern, aka Shore House, aka West Point Hotel, is one haunted tavern, say witnesses. It is believed to be haunted. Glasses fall, windows break, and a witness was once locked in a closet by a prankster ghost. Perhaps there is truth to the ...


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    Logan Inn

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25.5 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    One of the oldest inns in America, the Logan Inn has a whole host of ghosts. It was in operation through the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. People have claimed to see an American Revolutionary war era soldier beating his ghostly drum through the hotel. In addition people ...


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    Aaron Burr House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25.7 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    This inn is named after Vice President Aaron Burr because some of Burr's dear friends lived in the original home that once stood on the site. The ghost of Burr has been seen here several tmes, especially on the second floor and its staircase. He has been known to tug ...


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25.7 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    This 1870 inn on the site of a British fort boasts a basement tunnel, where munitions once were stored, and a secret staircase. And to make it more like something out of a spooky movie, the skeleton of a Hessian soldier was found in a basement chimney. The secret staircase, ...


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    Wedgwood Inn Bed and Breakfast

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    This 1878 inn, named after Josiah Wedgwood (of the china), is said to be haunted by the ghosts of Joseph Pickett and of a little girl named Sarah. A point of historic interest is that George Washington and his men camped on this land during the American Revolution, shortly before ...


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    1833 Umpleby House

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    25.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Mill runners Colonel Buckley and Mr. Black are said to haunt this inn. Look for the light from the Colonel's lantern bobbing through the halls.


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    Proprietary House

    Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    26.1 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The 1762 Proprietary House was the home of William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, New Jersey's last royal Governor from 1762 to 1777. It is said to be haunted by ghosts of a Revolutionary War soldier, a woman who stands in the dining room window, and a little boy in ...


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    Abandoned Warehouses

    Bridgewater, New Jersey

    26.3 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Ayers-Allen House

    Metuchen, New Jersey

    26.5 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The Ayers-Allen House is a private residence that dates back to the 1700s. It is believed to be haunted. Witnesses say the ghosts who live here are Revolutionary War or Hessian soldiers or a woman searching for her young son who was killed by British soldiers. Also said to be ...


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    The Conference House - Billop House

    Shrewsbury, New York

    26.5 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    The Conference House, aka Billop House, was built in 1680. It was the scene of a tragedy when in 1779 owner Christopher Billop, a British loyalist, accused a female servant of spying on him for the Colonists. She denied the charge, and Billop threw her down the stairs, breaking her ...


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    Inn At Phillips Mill

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    26.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Built in the 1750s, this inn is said to be haunted by a lovely female who appears in great detail, sitting in a rocking chair in refined clothing. She also brushes past people on the stairs.


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    The Grenville Hotel

    Bay Head, New Jersey

    26.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Ghostly children playing and laughing in the halls, full-body apparitions and the sounds of bustling activity in empty rooms; people have been claiming the Grenville Hotel is haunted for years.


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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    26.8 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage

    Somerville, New Jersey

    27.1 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Raritan Public Library

    Raritan, New Jersey

    27.2 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Stephen Crane House

    Asbury Park, New Jersey

    27.7 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Stephen Crane House, which has been explored by TV's Ghost Hunters. It was the home of author Stephen Crane of "The Red Badge of Courage" fame. Witnesses here have seen apparitions and heard ghostly kids playing or crying. But look out -- a rambunctious ghost here has been known to ...


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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    27.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Prisoners here were described as lab rats for unusual experiments that could prove fatal. Of the dead, some people have reported seeing figures resembling former prisoners. Sounds of panic, doors slamming, and riots (as if history is repeating itself) have been heard. Electronic devices malfunction so be sure to ...


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    Ashley House - Angel Nook Inn

    Neptune Township, New Jersey

    27.8 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    At this inn, originally built in 1875, ghosts are known to touch guests while they are sleeping and, in some instances, even crawl into bed with them.


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    Dunellen Hotel

    Dunellen, New Jersey

    28.5 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Union Hotel

    Flemington, New Jersey

    28.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Reports say the historic 1814 hotel is currently under plans for redevelopment. Witnesses claim to have seen ghosts of small children and poltergeist activity in the building, and one person reported seeing a pair of shoes walking up a staircase.


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    Kreischer Mansion

    Shrewsbury, New York

    28.6 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Kreischer Mansion has been on the market for a couple years now, sources say. A cool $8.5 million will buy it, and the ghost is included. According to the home's history, original builder German brickmaker Balthasar Kreischer died one year after the house was finished, and his son Edward died ...


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    The Spy House - Seabrook-Wilson House

    Middletown, New Jersey

    29 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Seabrook-Wilson House, also known as the Spy House, is said to be the first house on the Jersey shoreline. It was constructed by Thomas Whitlock in the 1600s and is rumored to be haunted. It operated as a tavern during the Revolutionary war, and reports say that British troops would ...


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    Wolfe's Pond Park

    Shrewsbury, New York

    29.3 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Wolfe’s Pond Park, according to some, is haunted by the ghosts of two teens who perished in a nearby car crash. Local legend says the teens can be seen along the park paths at around 2 a.m., often calling for their parents.


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    The Historic Old Bermuda Inn

    Staten Island, New York

    30.4 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Believed to be haunted by the home's original mistress Martha Mesereau whose husband died fighting the Civil War. Legend has it that her restless spirit continues to occupy the former mansion, waiting endlessly for her husband to return to her. People see her in the dining room (which was ...


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    Black Bass Hotel

    New Hope, Pennsylvania

    30.9 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    It is said that at this 1745 historic inn, George Washington was once turned away by the loyal Tory innkeeper. Therefore, this hotel proudly states "George Washington did NOT sleep here!" A ghostly pool of blood appears on the floor in the tavern, a remnant from the time when early ...


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    The Devil's Tree

    Bernards, New Jersey

    31.1 miles from Shrewsbury, 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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    Abington Presbyterian Church

    Abington, Pennsylvania

    31.7 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Abington Presbyterian Church, some say, is home to a ghostly child who has been seen throught the windows. The spirit is said to linger here because the cemetery that was once on the site where the church now stands was moved across the road.


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    American Legion Post 308

    Willow Grove, Pennsylvania

    32 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    It was once a 1700s farmhouse before it was turned into apartment buildings. Now, this American Legion post seems to be haunted by a spirit from its past. An apparition of a lady in black near the fireplace and another of a man standing behind the bar have been known ...


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    Keith House

    Horsham, Pennsylvania

    33 miles from Shrewsbury, NJ

    Several entities are said to be in residence here, including Elizabeth "Maggie" Graeme, a ghost that may be her husband, and a servant without a head.


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