The most irritating aspect of this book, however, is that it is essentially a summary of other books - it even mentions which book it gets each story from. This author needs to write her own book and stop stealing stories from other authors. These are the kind of things they don't teach you in history class.
Lots of short informative stories. I use to live in NJ. With some 70 plus tales they are only a page or two in length and designed to show off as many of the legends of New Jersey as possible and again, it succeeds!
Haunted Jersey Shore: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Garden State Coast (Haunted Series)
The book is arranged by geographical region and filled with fantastic lore. Franklin was the son of one of America's greatest Statesmen and founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. But when the Revolution started, William refused to join and maintained his loyalty to England despite repeated pleas from his father.
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William would be exiled to England where he would die lonely and in shame. His ghost is said to yet occupy the mansion, ever regretting his fateful decision. Then there is the story of Antoine LeBlanc who killed three people in Was later captured and hung. His body was given to a local surgeon for dissection. LeBlanc's skin was removed and tanned and used to make various objects. One purse still exists at the New Jersey Historical Society. This was also seen in an episode of the Travel Channels "Weird Travels". LeBlanc's ghost is said to haunt the area of Morristown, looking for these objects.
While many people think of Salem or even Connecticut when you talk about witchcraft in early America, New Jersey also had its suspected witches including Elizabeth Garlick who was put on trial but later set free and moved with her husband and child to the small town of Rio Grande. No burial plot has ever been found for her but around Halloween its said a strange mist swirls around the grave of her daughter. There is also an account of the less well-known witchcraft trials that took place in New Jersey in The ghosts of former Vice President and suspected traitorAaron Burr and his father, also named Aaron are said to haunt the cemetery and regions around Princeton University.
Of course you can't talk about the weird in New Jersey without talking about its most famous monster, The Jersey Devil. This creature has been haunting the Pine Barrens area for almost years and has been the subject of numerous segments on TV shows dealing with strange phenomena as well as a feature motion picture. Learn More - opens in a new window or tab Any international shipping is paid in part to Pitney Bowes Inc.
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