Clinton road along with the reservoir and brook received its name from the settlement clinton, once located where it. A ninecity release of clinton road, a horror film about a haunted road in west milford, is set for june 14. Rural new jersey s clinton road will certainly make your skin crawl. Youll have plenty of time to muster the courage to travel north.
The beginnings of clinton road were innocent enough, with it simply being a connecting road named after the ling gone settlement which was named simply clinton. One of the more frequently told of the numerous stories involving this haunted road surrounded by woods and located in passaic county in northern new jersey is that of the ghost of a boy who according to legend died tragically when he fell from a bridge near what many people have referred to as dead mans curve. Clinton road stretches 10 miles cross country and is home. All the stories surrounding clinton road give me the chills, but none is more terrifying than the true story of the iceman. Around the campfire or tucked away on a dark and stormy night, this big book of ghost stories is a hauntingly good read. This is the most haunted road in new jersey and we explore it and make no cuts in. Clinton road stretches for 10 miles in west milford, new jersey. Writerdirector deshon hardy was born and raised in neptune, new jersey.
It runs in a generally northsouth direction through liberty and independence townships, then turns more eastwest in allamuchy township north of the interstate 80 i80 crossing. In addition to the reports of satanic cult practices and gatherings of witches, the. The story of ghost boy is just one of many haunt stories surrounding clinton road. Like so many things in new jersey, the hauntings of clinton road are.
The most haunted roads in the us and the chilling stories behind them. If youve ever wanted to play a game of catch with a ghost boy, race a phantom camaro, or encounter a mythological beast, clinton road should be your next destination. New jersey s clinton road is known for the incredible amount of strange tales connected to it. The big book of new jersey ghost stories big book of. The most mysterious road in america is in new jersey and. Clinton road is located in west milford, passaic county, new jersey. The infamous haunted road in new jersey clinton road. The film follows the journey of a firefighter along with his sisterinlaw who seek closure, after his wife mysteriously goes missing on an actual haunted road in. Clinton road and dead mans curve stranger jersey bergen record. Uncut clinton road footage on the infamous clinton road in new jersey. As far as we know, this tale is unique to clinton road, but it is difficult to say when or how this story began. Most who remember it liken the edifice to something out of a fairy tale or gothic english novel, rising from the.
There is a story of a ghost boy who lives under a bridge and will throw coins back at you if you throw them in the water. This ten mile stretch of curves and dips makes you feel like youre millions of miles from civilization. West milford stretching for 10 miles of pavement, clinton road has been the thrust behind years of ghost stories, from tales of a ghost boy who. Uncovering the haunted legends of americas 7 most terrifying. And while it might just seem like an ordinary street, countless terrifying things have happened there and much of it remains unexplained. You might want to rethink visiting these four places alone, after dark or even visiting at all. This is the most haunted road in new jersey and we explore it and make no cuts in this video, some was sped up to help keep. The legend of the phantom black pickup truck, which is said to patrol clinton road during the darkest hours, has been an infamous presence in our town for at least thirty years. The boy at dead mans curve isnt the only ghost said to inhabit clinton road. The stories usually tell of tailgating vehicles which mysteriously disappear and ghostly encounters. Not to mention the devils tree and shades of death road. By the time police had found him the aggressive dog wouldnt let anyone near the corpse. Rumor has it, if you throw a quarter into the water below then take a few steps back, the quarter will be thrown back by the ghost of a boy who drowned while swimming. Americas most haunted highway clinton road explained.
While theres no way to track that data, it has been featured in numerous films, calendars and advertising campaigns. Paranormal case files and haunted places book 1 by shannon jones an author of paranormal investigations. Near the clinton reservoir youll find a bridge and a sharp dead mans curve. Join ghoulish souls on one of americas 7 most haunted roads. Toss coins off this bridge and the ghost of a boy who drowned here will throw them back to you, or place them in the. I live in hewitt nj by upper greenwood lake right next to clinton rd, my friend lives at the end of clinton rd by rt 23 so picking him up requires the full drive of 10 miles threw clinton rd. According to weird nj, there is a legend that if you put a quarter in the middle of the road. Clinton road in west milford is known for the creepy tales told by those who have traveled it at night. John told us he had lived in west milford his whole life and that clinton road was to be avoided at all costs. Clinton road, icet movie about haunted street, out. Clinton road in west milford, new jersey certainly would qualify. History and ghosts of clinton, new jerseys red mill. Clinton road located in west milford, new jersey has spooked locals and. I drove down clinton road with me and a couple friends and we thought oh this road is a lie theres no such thing as a ghost truck appearing out of nowhere and trying to run us off the road.
Many of the areas in and along the road have their own chilling legends. According to the story, a man named jiles jones once lived here, but in a farmhouse smack in. In 1983, a cyclist spotted vultures circling a tree. Known affectionately as dead mans curve, a bridge crossing over clinton brook is reportedly the home of the ghost of a young boy believed to have drowned after falling from the bridge into the water. The dog who was very close to the boy dragged his dead body from the water and stood to cover over the remains. From what may lurk in the ramapo mountains, to a ghostly little boy who waits on clinton road, and the fabled jersey devil itself, these stories of strange occurrences will keep you glued to the edge of your seat. The road runs roughly 10 miles and is very desolate. At one of the bridges over clinton brook near the reservoir, if you put a quarter in the middle of the road where the yellow line is, at midnight it will supposedly be promptly returned by the ghost of a boy who drowned while swimming below or had fallen in while sitting on the edge of the bridge. Other notable event surrounding this road include an incident in 1983 when a human body was found off the side of the road by a passing cyclist. If the ghost boys spirit haunts this bridge then his trip up to return. A dark ride on a recent visit to the bridge at dead mans curve we were surprised and delighted to see just how many people had recently stopped by to test the validity of the legend of the ghost boy of clinton road. This road is one of the most haunted roads in the world and is haunted by a ghost boy.
This town was of course, the village of clinton, new jersey. A widowed firefighter seeks closure after his wife goes missing on an actual haunted road in. Probably the most common ghost story that we hear about clinton road is that of a dead young boy who hangs out under a bridge and returns coins to you after you throw them in the water. Clinton road, west milford the first haunted location on our list is clinton road in west milford. Clinton road, new jersey is known to be one of the most haunted and dangerous highways in america. Clinton road one of the most haunted roads in america in. Clinton road, starring icet, vincent pastore, eric roberts, and directed by steve stanulis richard grieco, had its theatrical release in july 2019. Mob hitmen, satanic rituals, ghosts, bizarre creatures with red eyes, and menacing pickup trucks are.
Associated with paranormal occurrences for the past three centuries, the road runs in a northsouth direction over its approximately 10mile span beginning at route 23 near the town of newfoundland and ending at upper greenwood lake. Clinton s famous red mill is often hailed as the most photographed building in new jersey. According to weird nj, there is a legend that if you put a quarter in the middle of the road where the yellow line is at one of the bridges over clinton brook dead mans curve near the reservoir, at midnight it will supposedly be promptly returned by the ghost of a boy who drowned while swimming below or had fallen in while. People also claim theyve also seen the boy s reflection in the water.
Clinton road, he said, is the most haunted road in america. The infamous ghost boy isnt the only haunt on the road. The ghost boy bridge whose namesake is said to do various. Through the town of west milford, new jersey runs clinton road. N amed for the nowvanished settlement of clinton, clinton road in west milford, passaic county, new jersey has scared the hell out of people for decades. If youve ever wanted to play a game of catch with a ghost boy, race a phantom. Riverview drive in totowa, new jersey, is also known as annies. The black pick up truck of clinton road the lostinjersey. Legend says if you toss a coin into the water, a boy will toss it back. Newark this nyc suburb is known most for the airport, but youll also find authentic portuguese food and a stunning spring cherry blossoms display. Clinton road in west milford is known for the creepy tales told by those who have traveled it. The first bridge we cross, a sturdy stone affair with rushing rapids beneath it, is famous amongst clinton road fans for the tale of the mischievous ghost of a boy. He told us a frozen dead body had been found along the road a few years ago. New jersey has a rich past full of odd and unusual history and legends.
The road itself is about 10 miles long with very few houses along its length, and is also known for having the longest traffic light wait in the country. Notable spots along clinton road include the ghost boy at. According to local folklore, the ghost boy of clinton road will. Ghost boy bridge at the area where clinton road crosses clinton brook, there once was a town which is no longer. Most people dont know the tragic story behind new jerseys most photographed building. Its unknown which bridge along clinton road to find the boy, but hes more likely to come out at night. Rural new jerseys clinton road will certainly make your skin crawl. I live 20 minutes from clinton road and spent many a night during my teenage years driving up and down clinton road in various cars doing various stupid things.
The most recent ive been there was about two months ago, before irene knocked one of the bridges out. The ghosts of a boy scout troop are said to haunt boy scout lane in stevens point, wisconsin. A journey into the darkness of new jersey to uncover the mysteries of clinton road. Or i could have written an entire book on just the pine barrens, where. I started to drive down the winedy road and didnt see anything unusal, pickd up my friend and we headed back. All around new jersey, you can mention clinton road and people will say, yes, the haunted road, right. Today we went to the infamous clinton road in new jersey at 3am. There are hundreds of stories about people who have driven the road at night and been chased by phantom vehicles for its entire length, after which they mysteriously vanish. Most people know clinton road in west milford, new jersey as. The ghosts of clinton road one of the more frequently told of the numerous stories involving this haunted road surrounded by woods and located in passaic county in northern new jersey is that of the ghost of a haunted roadboy who according to legend died tragically when he fell from a bridge near what many people have referred to as dead mans curve. Clinton road is a horror movie that draws from local lore. Just climb in your car going with a friend is recommended and hit the road. The most common dead mans curve ghost story from travelers is that of the ghost of a young boy who remains. Clinton road west milford new jersey real haunted place.
Clinton road is roughly ten miles of nothing in west milford, new jersey. Clinton road is located in west milford, nj and is said to be one of the most haunted roads in the united states because of its numerous stories of paranormal activity. Clinton rd has a lot of spooky mythology bc of that mob thing years back, and a stories of a ghost boy who hangs under the bridges, but never heard cannibals. Find paranormal activity in west milford new jersey. The boy on the bridge under one of the bridges crossing clinton brook, also known as dead mans curve, you can find one of the roads most famous haunts. Shades of death road, sometimes referred to locally as just shades citation needed, is a twolane rural road of about 6. The story of the route 44 ghost was popularized in the book the new. The most haunted road in america ghost boy, cannibals, disappearing trucks. Legend has it that two park rangers were killed just off the road and that they still patrol the area. It has been featured on travel channel and in the book weird nj, and is said to be one of the most terrifying places in america.1264 953 856 829 169 1306 223 1076 267 1366 594 412 862 1243 463 221 272 807 1469 1433 919 978 591 30 490 1171 694 1480 99 378 425 635 312