Haunted Places in West Milford, New Jersey



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    Clinton Road

    West Milford, New Jersey

    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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    Ringwood Manor

    Ringwood, New Jersey

    5.9 miles from West Milford, 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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    Vernon Inn

    Vernon Township, New Jersey

    7.6 miles from West Milford, 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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    Silvio's Italian Villa Restaurant

    Warwick, New York

    7.6 miles from West Milford, 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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    Demarest Building

    Warwick, New York

    8.6 miles from West Milford, 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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    Spook Rock Road

    Suffern, New York

    14 miles from West Milford, 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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    Myers-Masker House - Van Iderstine House

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    14.6 miles from West Milford, 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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    St Mary's Cemetery

    Boonton Township, New Jersey

    15.2 miles from West Milford, 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

    15.8 miles from West Milford, 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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    Crayhay Mansion

    Midland Park, New Jersey

    15.8 miles from West Milford, NJ

    The 1864 Crayhay Mansion is said to have many ghosts in residence, including a phantom yellow-and-white cat. Some of the human ghosts believed to haunt the mansion are Max McCray, who committed suicide in the barn; pregnant neighbor girl Rose, who fell out her third-floor window while trying to elope ...


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    The McGarrah Stagecoach Tavern Inn

    Monroe, New York

    16.3 miles from West Milford, 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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    Dey Mansion

    Totowa, New Jersey

    16.5 miles from West Milford, 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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    229 Rock Road

    Glen Rock, New Jersey

    17 miles from West Milford, 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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    Oxford Depot Cemetery

    Chester, New York

    17.1 miles from West Milford, 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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    Letchworth Village

    Thiells, New York

    18.8 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Letchworth Village is a former psychiatric hospital that is rumored to be haunted by the spirits of the patients who suffered here. Some reports say the full name of the place was Letchworth Village Institute for the Feeble Minded and Epileptic, and the establishment got into trouble with the law ...


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    Knotty Pine Pub

    Wharton, New Jersey

    18.8 miles from West Milford, 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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    Goshen Historic Track

    Goshen, New York

    18.9 miles from West Milford, 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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    Easton Tower - Red Mill

    Fair Lawn, New Jersey

    20.3 miles from West Milford, 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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    Essex County Hospital Center

    Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    20.3 miles from West Milford, 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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    NJ Bar and Grill

    Mine Hill Township, New Jersey

    21.3 miles from West Milford, 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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    The Colby Mansion - Tamaracks Country Villa

    Byram Township, New Jersey

    21.5 miles from West Milford, 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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    Blauvelt Cemetery - Old Burying Ground

    Harrington Park, New Jersey

    22.8 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Blauvelt Cemetery, or the Old Burying Ground, has been in use since 1722 and is rumored to be full of ghostly presences. Visitors have found strange shadows, orbs or mists in the photos they've taken here, and reports say there is also the unexplained sound of a clock ticking on ...


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    Steuben House

    River Edge, New Jersey

    23.1 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Steuben House is a historic Revolutionary landmark. George Washington was headquartered here for 16 days in 1780. But it's also known for a ghost who visited in 1951. Former resident Gen. F.W.A. Von Steuben, according to legend, paid a visit to his former home, sitting in a chair and having ...


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    Park Pub

    Nutley, New Jersey

    23.4 miles from West Milford, 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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    1 LaVeta Place

    Nyack, New York

    23.6 miles from West Milford, NJ

    1 LaVeta Place is a private home that's said to have been haunted since at least the 1960s. It was owned by Helen and George Ackley, who at least once saw an apparition there and woke up every morning to a shaking bed. After getting used to and living peacefully ...


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    Old Canal Inn

    Nutley, New Jersey

    24 miles from West Milford, 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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    Harbour House - 14 and Hudson

    Piermont, New York

    24.4 miles from West Milford, NJ

    This building was formerly the Harbour House and before that Mama Maraglia's. As a former employee and patron of the Harbour House, I have seen some many things that would make even the hardest doubter shake their heads. It is said the Mama Maraglia walks around the second floor to ...


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    Abandoned Factory on Herman Street

    East Rutherford, New Jersey

    24.5 miles from West Milford, 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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    Fairleigh Dickinson University

    Madison, New Jersey

    24.7 miles from West Milford, 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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    Park Lane

    Carlstadt, New Jersey

    24.9 miles from West Milford, 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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    Drew University

    Madison, New Jersey

    25.8 miles from West Milford, 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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    Tom Quick Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    26.2 miles from West Milford, 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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    Sparta Cemetery

    Briarcliff Manor, New York

    26.3 miles from West Milford, NJ

    At Sparta Cemetery, visitors have described eerie mists over the graves, ghostly voices, and unexplained lights.


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    Devil's Tower

    Alpine, New Jersey

    26.4 miles from West Milford, NJ

    In the early 1900s, some say, plantation owner Manuel Rionda built this tower for his wife, so she could look out over the New York City skyline. Others say he built it as a mausoleum or for religious purposes. An underground tunnel connected the tower to his home. According to ...


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    Washington Irving's Sunnyside

    Irvington, New York

    26.5 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Washington Irving's Sunnyside, historic home of the famed writer of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and "Rip Van Winkle," is said to be haunted by Irving himself as well as his nieces, who used to take care of the home. Irving's ghost has a reputation for pinching women, and his ...


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    Cliff Park Inn

    Milford, Pennsylvania

    26.9 miles from West Milford, 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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    Church of St. Barnabas

    Irvington, New York

    26.9 miles from West Milford, NJ

    The church is allegedly haunted by two separate spirits, one is believed to be that of a former pastor and the other that of a former pastor's wife, who died somewhere in the early 1900's. She seems to be especially drawn to the children of pastors who live in ...


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    Marymount College - EF Academy

    Tarrytown, New York

    27.2 miles from West Milford, NJ

    The former Marymount College merged with Fordham University, then was sold to EF Academy in 2007. It is said to be haunted by the ghosts of its founders, Father Gailhac and Mother Butler, on hand to protect the former woman's college's students. More sinister tales tell of ghosts who shake ...


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    Oakland Cemetery

    Yonkers, New York

    28.6 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Oakland Cemetery, established around 1783 to bury Revolutionary War soldiers, was originally called St. John’s Burial Grounds. The name was changed to Oakland Cemetery in 1875. Rampant vandalism has led to the rumors of its being haunted; three ghostly women, coming from the hill towards the cemetery's center, are said ...


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    The Publick House

    Chester, New Jersey

    29.3 miles from West Milford, 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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    Old River Road

    Edgewater, New Jersey

    29.6 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Ghostly Leni Lenapi Indians are said to walk along the Old River Road, perhaps coming from the nearby 1400s Native American burial ground.


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    Bannerman Castle

    Beacon, New York

    29.8 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Bannerman Castle was built by Francis Bannerman, who had a military surplus business. In 1901 he began to build an arsenal on Pollepel Island because his storerooms couldn't hold all of his stock. When Bannerman died in 1918, construction on his castle stopped. Then, in 1920, some of his stock ...


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    Van Cortlandt Park

    West Milford, New York

    29.8 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Van Cortlandt Park is thought to be haunted. Witnesses say dolls walk, doors close, whispers come from nowhere, and apparitions abound here in the Bronx’s oldest building, Van Cortlandt House. The park, back in 1778, was the site of the Stockbridge Indian Massacre, when British soldiers hunted and killed nearly ...


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    Morris-Jumel Mansion

    New York, New York

    30.3 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Morris-Jumel Mansion, some say, is haunted by the ghost of Eliza Jumel, by a grandfather clock that talks, and by a Hessian soldier that comes out of a painting a la the Harry Potter books. The mansion was built in 1765 by Roger Morris, a British Army colonel, and was ...


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    Old Bernardsville Public Library

    Bernardsville, New Jersey

    30.4 miles from West Milford, 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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    Caldwell Parsonage

    Union, New Jersey

    30.5 miles from West Milford, 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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    City College of New York

    New York, New York

    30.6 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Many ghosts are said to have haunted the City College of New York. From as far back as the 1920s, witnesses have seen apparitions of former students and professors. Among those seen have been a student who died in 1918, apparitions wearing clothing from the 1960s or 1970s, and a ...


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    Bird and Bottle Inn

    Garrison, New York

    30.7 miles from West Milford, NJ

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of Emily Warren, the woman who lived there originally. People claim to see a hazy figure and reportedly hear her singing.


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    Union Cemetery

    Hackettstown, New Jersey

    30.9 miles from West Milford, 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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    Shades Of Death Road

    Independence Township, New Jersey

    31.1 miles from West Milford, 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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