Haunted Places in Smithville, New Jersey



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    Dr. Jonathan Pitney House

    Absecon, New Jersey

    5.2 miles from Smithville, NJ

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


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    Absecon Lighthouse

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    9.1 miles from Smithville, 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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    Trump Taj Mahal

    Atlantic City, New Jersey

    9.5 miles from Smithville, 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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    Abbott House

    Hamilton Township, New Jersey

    14.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Ocean City Mansion

    Ocean City, New Jersey

    15.7 miles from Smithville, 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

    16.4 miles from Smithville, 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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    Surf City Hotel

    Surf City, New Jersey

    19.2 miles from Smithville, 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

    22 miles from Smithville, 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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    Henry Ludlam Inn

    Woodbine, New Jersey

    29.2 miles from Smithville, 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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    Red Feather Trail

    Pemberton Township, New Jersey

    31.4 miles from Smithville, 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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    Cape May County Historical Museum

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    33.4 miles from Smithville, NJ

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


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    Iona Lake Inn - Lake House Restaurant

    Franklin, New Jersey

    34.1 miles from Smithville, 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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    Camden County College - Jefferson Hall

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    37 miles from Smithville, 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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    Hindenburg Crash Site

    Lakehurst, New Jersey

    37.7 miles from Smithville, 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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    Ye Olde Centerton Inn

    Pittsgrove Township, New Jersey

    37.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Rowan University

    Glassboro, New Jersey

    38.3 miles from Smithville, 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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    Burlington County Prison

    Mount Holly, New Jersey

    38.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Winterwood Gift Shop

    Middle Township, New Jersey

    39.3 miles from Smithville, 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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    Gabreil Daveis Tavern

    Gloucester Township, New Jersey

    39.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Columbus Inn

    Mansfield, New Jersey

    42.4 miles from Smithville, 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

    42.4 miles from Smithville, 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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    Ritz Theatre

    Haddon township, New Jersey

    43.2 miles from Smithville, 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

    43.6 miles from Smithville, 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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    Gloucester County Jail

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    43.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Collings-Knight House

    Oaklyn, New Jersey

    44 miles from Smithville, 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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    Sketch Club Players Theatre

    Woodbury, New Jersey

    44.1 miles from Smithville, 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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    Six Flags Great Adventure

    Jackson, New Jersey

    44.5 miles from Smithville, 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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    Lakeview Memorial Park

    Cinnaminson, New Jersey

    44.8 miles from Smithville, 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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    Magee's West Side Tavern - Shore House

    Point Pleasant, New Jersey

    45.6 miles from Smithville, 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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    The Grenville Hotel

    Bay Head, New Jersey

    45.6 miles from Smithville, 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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    Higbee Beach

    Cape May, New Jersey

    45.7 miles from Smithville, 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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    Eglington Cemetery

    Clarksboro, New Jersey

    45.7 miles from Smithville, 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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    Washington Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    45.8 miles from Smithville, 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

    45.8 miles from Smithville, 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

    46 miles from Smithville, 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

    46 miles from Smithville, 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

    46.1 miles from Smithville, 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

    46.1 miles from Smithville, 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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    Philadelphia Watch Case Company Building

    Riverside, New Jersey

    46.2 miles from Smithville, 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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    Poor Richard's Inn

    Cape May, New Jersey

    46.2 miles from Smithville, 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

    46.2 miles from Smithville, 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

    46.2 miles from Smithville, 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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    Nellie's Pond

    Delanco, New Jersey

    46.4 miles from Smithville, 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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    King George II Inn

    Bristol, Pennsylvania

    46.6 miles from Smithville, 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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    White Hill Mansion

    Fieldsboro, New Jersey

    46.7 miles from Smithville, 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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    James and Ann Whitall House

    National Park, New Jersey

    46.8 miles from Smithville, 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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    Cape May Bunker - Battery 223

    Cape May, New Jersey

    47.1 miles from Smithville, 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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    Pen Ryn Mansion

    Bensalem, Pennsylvania

    47.4 miles from Smithville, 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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    USS Olympia

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    47.9 miles from Smithville, 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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    Holmesburg Prison

    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    47.9 miles from Smithville, 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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