The 8 most historic (real) haunted houses in N.J.

New Jersey is rich with history, so it’s no surprise that the ghosts of the past are often found to linger in old buildings and homes, says Lynda Lee Macken, author of “Haunted Houses of New Jersey: History and Mystery in the Garden State.” 

“What intrigues me, after years of writing ghost books — and this holds true across the board — are the villages,” she says — Smithville, Cold Spring and Allaire among them. 

“Wherever there’s a concentration of old houses, of course it increases the likelihood of being haunted,” Macken says.

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The Hermitage, Ho-Ho-Kus
Spy House, Port Monmouth

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