ROSELLE, NJ — After what started out as a dare between friends about four years ago, the “Neely Cemetery” located at 250 W. 7th Ave. in Roselle, has become what most people describe as one of the most “eerie” homes in Roselle.
“We started doing a small display about four years ago, on a dare from a friend and it has just grown bigger every year,” said homeowner Bruce Neely.
“We started the synchronized music last year, and expanded the display this year," he said. "We start putting up the display the last two weeks in September. My girlfriend, Teresa, and myself really enjoy the reaction of the people who come to see it, and that is the main reason that we do it. People have fun. We watch them dance, and sing and even clap after a song."
The Neely Cemetery also has its own Facebook page, which can be found by clicking here. The page lists show times for lights and music. (Music plays only on weekends.) There is also a radio channel if you want to listen from your car at 87.9 FM. The Facebook page also posts if they will not run the show due to inclement weather.
“I would like to thank my girlfriend, Teresa, for all her help with putting up the display, Rick from Extreme Contracting for helping with the lights that I can't reach and, of course, all the neighbors who put up with this," Neely said.
The show played Halloween night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and according to Neely, he has had so many requests that he intends to keep the display up one more week.
Tuesday through Thursday, they will light up the yard from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., lights and music will be on Friday, Nov. 4, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., with the last light and music show running on Sat. Nov. 5, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.