Ghosts of Northwestern New Jersey

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The rolling hills, picturesque farms and lush highlands of northwestern New Jersey exemplify the often-overlooked natural beauty of the Garden State. But among its historic towns and scenic vistas lurk haunting mysteries and unexplained apparitions. A recluse who practiced witchcraft generations ago is said to be still spinning misdeeds as the Sussex Sorcerer on Sunrise Mountain. The ghost of Reverend O’Malley walks the woods around Mount Allamuchy as the Purple Bishop, seeking vengeance against those who betrayed him. The sinisterly named Shades of Death Road along the sod farms and meadows of the Pequest River Valley has a bloody reputation of bandit killings and supernatural encounters. Author Robert Oakes leads readers on a spirited journey through the historic ghost lore of northwestern New Jersey.
ISBN: 9781467150026
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: New Jersey
Series: Haunted America
Images: 40
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Robert Oakes is a writer, teacher, storyteller and songwriter originally from northern New Jersey. In 2020, Robert’s debut book, Ghosts of the Berkshires, was published by Arcadia Publishing. For more than a decade, Robert has led the ghost tours at Edith Wharton’s The Mount in Lenox, Massachusetts, and has represented the museum and its ghosts on Syfy’s Ghost Hunters, Jeff Belanger’s New England Legends series on PBS and The Apple Seed show on BYUradio. In 2021, Robert also began leading ghost tours at Ventfort Hall and the Church on the Hill, both in Lenox, and has offered readings and presentations at museums, libraries and other venues.
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