EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - October 2018 marks the Fourth Annual East Brunswick Ghost Walk series, located in the historic Old Bridge village section of town. This neighborhood was settled in the 1600s, but was first inhabited by the Lenape. Their trails became roads and their village became the site of the South River Bridge Tavern. In 1727, a local Indian Sachem shot and killed the owner of the tavern, marking the first, but not the last, murder to occur here.
This year features stories of the deaths and apparitions associated with these ancient village grounds. The Herbert Appleby House on Main Street is a hot-bed of paranormal activity including orbs, spectral visions and voices. In fact, most of the pre-Civil War homes in the village report paranormal activity, including the site of the Rachel Wright murder of 1906.
The tour lasts about ninety minutes, rain or shine (bring umbrellas). They begin at 7:30 p.m. each Saturday evening and start on Kossman Street, near the corner of Main Street. For GPS directions, use 21 Kossman Street as the central point of the historic village. The cost is $8 per person, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department, a longstanding neighborhood institution, as well as taking cat and dog food and supplies donations for the Animal Rescue Force (ARF). The tour is appropriate for ages eight and above and are both wheelchair and stroller friendly. Flashlights and cameras are recommended. Sponsored by the New Jersey Ghost Organization.
For more information, please check out the East Brunswick Ghost Walk page on Facebook.
East Brunswick Ghost Walk
Every Saturday in October: 6, 13, 20, 27.
Kossman & Main Street, Old Bridge Historic District, East Brunswick
$8 per person
Rain or Shine
Wheelchair & stroller friendly; family friendly
Sponsored by the NJ Ghost Organization
A portion of the proceeds go to the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Department.
Contact: East Brunswick Ghost Walk on Facebook
GPS 21 Kossman Street for location.