One Of The Most Haunted Forests In North America Is Right Here In New Jersey

The Pine Barrens of New Jersey encompass over 1.1 million acres of preserved woodlands spanning 7 counties. Though they are in the heart of America’s most densely populated state, situated between two major cities (New York and Philadelphia), the land is mostly rural and dotted with ruins of former mill and mining settlements. Along with an incredible assortment of ghost towns, this heavily forested stretch of the state is also known for an abundance of ghosts. Many national publications have listed this scenic spot among the most haunted places in the country.

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For a quick clip on the Jersey Devil from Destination America, check out the video below.

Have you ever had a Jersey Devil sighting? What other Pine Barrens ghosts do you know of? Share your experiences with us in the comments. For more haunted places in New Jersey, check out my previous article on the Proprietary House, haunted by a young boy, Revolutionary War soldier and woman in white.