We offer a 100% remote sign up process. Get our team of attorneys working on your case immediately. ×
Posted On November 5, 2011 Personal Injury
There are some people who truly believe in the presence of ghosts and paranormal activity, while others remain skeptical, thinking that ghost stories are only for the gullible and unrealistic. Legends of ghosts and hauntings have been told for many years to scare people around campfires and during the scariest night of the year, Halloween. But with the spooky October holiday behind us, one has to wonder: Is there any truth behind these haunted tales? Whatever you believe, New Jersey is home to many locations that have been labeled as haunted, due to local legends or firsthand experiences from people who have traveled there. Below you’ll find some local “haunted roads” that are included in Weird N.J., a travel guide for strange and scary destinations in New Jersey.
If you’re on Clinton Road at midnight, stop at the bridge by Dead Man’s Curve and throw pennies into the river, if you’re brave enough. One legend claims that a young boy’s ghost will throw pennies back at you.
The bridge at Split Rock Road also has been known by some as a spot where people have committed suicide, jumping off the bridge into the jagged waterfall. Their ghosts continue to haunt the bridge and anyone who passes through.
As legend has it, in the 1800s, a family of albino people lived in the woods along Essex Road. People would travel there to get a peek at them, and supposedly the albino family grew tired of being a freak show attraction and started to murder anyone who came into their territory.
One urban legend surrounding Mount Misery is that there is a road that is really just one giant circle. The legend says that its purpose is to confuse outsiders and take them round and round the circle until they run out of gas, leaving them helpless in the woods.
Apparently, the construction site was positioned on top of an ancient Indian burial ground, and it was believed that because of this, the project and anyone involved were cursed. People think that had the road construction been positioned just a few miles away, these mysterious deaths may have never occurred.
No one can really say for sure if the 5 roads mentioned are actually haunted; all we have to rely on are accounts from people who have been brave enough to travel them or legends that have been passed down for years. Whether you believe in ghost stories or not, the spooky tales of these local haunted roads could make any skeptic wonder—what if?
If you’ve been injured …
If you have been injured in a car accident on a New Jersey road, whether it was haunted or not, contact our team of personal injury attorneys at (866) 778-5500. We will evaluate your case free to see if you have grounds to file a claim and receive compensation for your injuries.