New Jersey October 30, 2015
Don’t Drive On This Haunted Street In New Jersey… Or You’ll Regret It
Which New Jersey road has been called, “The Most Haunted Road In America”? It’s been covered by major media outlets and has numerous supernatural stories surrounding it. You may have guessed, it’s Clinton Road in West Milford. Though you’ve probably heard about this haunted drive, do you know the full story? Be prepared to be scared!
The 10-mile stretch runs from Route 23 to Upper Greenwood Lake. Spooky legends have surrounded the stretch for over 100 years. It has apparently been host to ghosts, witches, unearthly animals and earthly Klansmen. One story says that two brothers stumbled across a KKK meeting on the road, near Cross Castle. They made it out alive, but the same can't be said for everyone who has traveled this down this paranormal path.
Though the building was torn down decades ago, prior to 1988, Cross Castle on Clinton served as a meeting spot for a different kind of clan - Devil Worshipers. Who knows what rituals could have been held here? What evils could have been brought into the realm of the living? If you believe in dark magic, it could be some seriously scary stuff! Reports of mysterious hellhounds and the elusive Jersey Devil are common here. Also common, sightings of a ghost boy. He spends his time near the bridge by Clinton Brook. Many have reported seeing his reflection in the water. Legend has it that if you throw coins into the water, he will throw them back.
The infamous ghost boy isn't the only haunt on the road. Legend has it that two park rangers were killed just off the road and that they still patrol the area. All the stories surrounding Clinton Road give me the chills, but none is more terrifying than the TRUE story of the Iceman. In 1983, a cyclist spotted vultures circling a tree. After further exploration, he discovered a garbage bag with a human head sticking out! The investigation surrounding the murder led to the conviction of notorious Mafia hitman, Richard "Iceman" Kuklinski.
If you've already visited Clinton Road, there are several other haunted highways and spooky streets to investigate. Shades Of Death Road in Warren County is surrounded by local lore. Some say the road got its name after a plague killed so many local residents that morgues were full and bodies laid in the street. 13 Bumps Road in Union County is said to be the burial ground of 13 witches. They refuse to be forgotten, creating strange disturbances around their final resting place. Talamini Road in Somerset County is said to moan, though only if you take the right curve at 35 miles per hour.
Have you had any strange experiences on Clinton Road? What other haunted roads are there in New Jersey? Share your stories in the comments.