Whether or not you believe that tortured souls stalk houses, creep through forests, lurk in lakes, and terrorize clock towers in a supernatural effort to right the wrongs they wrought in life, it’s still neat to visit supposedly haunted places around Halloween. And these accursed New Jersey locations are all prime spots to catch a thrilling chill during the spookiest time of the year.
Novice ghost hunters be warned: To experience these ghoulish delights, you’ll have to traverse Shades of Death Road, cower at the Devil’s Tower, and even slip into another dimension devoid of cell service. But who ya gonna call, anyway?
You may remember The Watcher from our roundup of the creepiest urban legends in every state. A family moved into their new million-dollar dwelling and began receiving notes from “The Watcher,” a disembodied entity who just wanted to let the family know that his obsession with the house drove him to track their every move. There are plenty of theories regarding the real-estate afficianado’s identity, including the truly chilling hypothesis that he’s just some adult dude still living with his parents in the neighborhood. In any case, maybe keep your young-blooded kids away from this one -- take ‘em to see the stunning fall foliage at Nomahegan Park, instead.