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Most People Have No Idea Why This Lone Grave Sits In A New Jersey Parking Lot

History abounds in the Garden State and we have quite a few historically significant sites in New Jersey. Some of our past is less than pleasant, but New Jersey events and innovations have also changed the world for the better. While we were home to the nation’s first Native American reservation (established in 1758 in Shamong), Thomas Edison patented more than 400 unique creations developed in his Menlo Park laboratory and several hundred others throughout New Jersey (including the phonograph). These are all facts, but some of our historic sites are surrounded by speculation.

Other versions of the story have Mary moving to this spot along the river just to look out for the sea captain (likely a Revolutionary War Officer), should he return. Many believe that the hit song “Brandy” by a local band (Looking Glass) was inspired by Mary but, while the stories are similar, this has not been confirmed. Though this story is a bit somber, it isn’t spooky. For a few terrifying tales set in Cape May, New Jersey, click here.

Kristen Koennemann
Kristen is a freelance writer, editor and social-media manager who really loves her state. She's here to share all that New Jersey has to offer with residents and the rest of the world.