Tuesday, October 1, 2019

East Brunswick Ghost Walk Series - Saturdays in October

East Brunswick Ghost Walk Series
Saturdays in October

October 2019 marks the Fifth 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 originally 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. Newly disclosed stories will be shared, including the 1934 gangland shooting linked to the infamous Hall-Mills murders.

The tour lasts about ninety minutes, rain or shine (bring umbrellas). They begin at 7:30 pm each Saturday evening and start at 5 Pine Street at the Old Bridge Volunteer Fire Company. 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. The tour is appropriate for ages eight and above and are both wheelchair and stroller friendly. Flashlights and cameras are recommended. Parking is available in the neighborhood.

The Ghost Walk Series is sponsored by the New Jersey Ghost Organization. The tour is also benefiting the Animal Rescue Force; please bring pet food and supply donations. For more information, please check out the East Brunswick Ghost Walk page on Facebook.

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