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Ghosts of Cape May, NJ

A Victorian resort town with a very paranormal secret

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One of the most fun places for a Ghost tour

  • Mar 21, 2010

I've been going to Cape May, NJ for MANY years now and for about half of those years I've been taking several of the ghost tours and reading up on the ghosts of Cape May, New Jersey. Many believe that the shore town is "prone" to ghosts because of the energy from the quartz crystals that wash up all around the shore. Many call these Cape May diamonds and they can be found all around the beach areas. The town has had many traumatic periods in the past as there were at least two large spread fires that forced several lives to be lost and many homes to be lost as well. The town and people there could also be the cause for these "hauntings" as many may not want to leave after death and also the town still contains its Victorian period as many of the homes have been restored to their original grander and the town looks very much as it did back in the day.

Most of the stories I've heard are more of fun and playful ghosts, not really crazy ones like you see in the movies. Its more of people living with spirits rather then them being annoying and forcing people to move out. For instance there is the Macomber where many say they see and feel an old woman called the "bag lady" who stays in one of the rooms. They say they can hear her moving her bags in and out and also feel her in the room. Then there are stories of ghosts that are in several of the bed and breakfasts or children who can be seen at the beach at night, some who may have drowned during early ship wrecks.

Overall I've just enjoyed learning about the ghosts of Cape May, NJ. I've never really seen, heard or felt one there but many say they have. And that's enough for me! It's a great town and has many hidden secrets about it, I believe the ghosts are for now but with so many books and stories being written about the area I'm sure many will flock there in hopes of finding a ghost of Cape May!

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 Cape May is a peninsula, the southern tip of which is the southernmost point of the state of New Jersey, United States. It runs southwards from the New Jersey mainland, separating Delaware Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. The cape is named for Cornelius Jacobsen Mey, a Dutch explorer who was working for the Dutch East India Company.
The city of Cape May is located in the south of the peninsula and home of the oldest seaside resort in America, with historical roots dating back to the 1700s. The entire city was designated as a National Historic Landmark on May 11, 1976, and many of the buildings throughout the town are original Victorian structures that have been maintained in pristine condition.
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