If you keep up with pop culture, you’re probably familiar with the hit show, Stranger Things. Set in the fictional town of Hawkins, Indiana, it focuses on the strange (and sometimes spine-chilling) events that begin to occur in a seemingly safe small town. Hawkins is the kind of place where neighbors help neighbors and the community often comes together. Kids bike to school without a care and residents take pride in their local businesses.

While the show features telekinesis and terrifying beasts, the story can be simplified down to its most basic components – there’s a small town where strange things happen. If the show took place in the Garden State, I imagine several locations would be quite suitable. The first that comes to mind is Cape May, but I’ve previously covered the town’s peculiar past (and present). You can check that out here. Another small New Jersey town overflowing with paranormal activity is…Keyport.

Of course, this article is all in good fun. It’s Halloween and I love a good spooky story! If you’re looking for more haunted New Jersey, check out the Proprietary House Museum, the old Burlington County Jail, the story of The Watcher or, my personal favorite, the tale of Indian Curse Road – it features frightening footage that gives me the chills every time.

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