These 16 Urban Legends In New Jersey Will Keep You Awake At Night

Born and raised in New Jersey, I’ve heard many an urban legend about the state. Some you may be familiar with, while others are lesser known. They are all at least a little spooky, some fantastical, others based in fact. Though these supernatural tales may be strange, they’re still fun to share. Read on and keep New Jersey’s urban legends alive. Though we’ve all heard of the Jersey Devil, did you know about the Sussex Sea Serpent?

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

How many of these legends were you familiar with? What others can you add to this list? Share your stories in the comments. I’d like these tales to live on forever, each is part of what makes New Jersey so unique. Spread the word and scare your friends! If you’re looking for similarly spooky tales, be sure to check out my previous post about haunted hotels.