The Spooky Small Town In New Jersey That Could Be Straight Out Of Stranger Things
By Kristen|Published October 31, 2017
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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.