The notion that the souls of the dead are all around us as we live our daily lives is a weird one indeed. The thought of them inhabiting all the places we feel most familiar; our homes, schools, libraries and theatres, can be unnerving, to say the least. There seem to be just too many convincing stories of people’s encounters with ghosts for them not to exist. As far back as anyone can remember there have been accounts of people seeing, hearing and feeling apparitions of an otherworldly nature. Are all of these specters just figments of our collective imagination?
Our state has a long and rich history of paranormal activity, spirited spooks and things that go bump in the night. At Weird NJ we are fortunate enough to get to hear these stories firsthand from the people who experienced them. If you are a believer in ghosts these tales might help reinforce what you already suspect to be true. If you are a skeptic they might just seem like amusing goosebump reading. Perhaps, if you are on the fence about the paranormal, some of the stories in this special issue might convince you one way or another.
Here, for the first time, we have compiled the most chilling tales ever told of supernatural encounters in New Jersey in this special issue of Weird NJ. Home State Hauntings is a collection of ghostly stories as recounted by those who have lived them; in our graveyards, on our roadways, in our institutions and yes, even in their own homes. These are the stories of otherwise regular citizens of the Garden State––our neighbors, friends, family and coworkers. But they tell us they have had experiences that are incredible, yet somehow credible––unbelievable, yet we are compelled to believe them. While we don’t always know whether or not to believe all the ghostly tales we hear, we certainly get the sense that the people telling these tales wholeheartedly believe them. Will you?
Home State Hauntings is 106 pages, fully illustrated, limited run soft bound special issue of Weird NJ magazine that sells for $10.00