Thursday, January 19, 2006

New Jersey: Life in the Weird Lane

There’s no better way to learn about the real New Jersey than through a marvelous magazine called Weird N.J.

Published twice a year, Weird N.J. is an homage to my notion that New Jersey is indeed a really special place. If you know where to look.

A recent issue included stories on:
* Traction, er . . . Action Park, a former amusement park best known for the deaths and crippling injuries that resulted from its dangerous rides.

* Where famous occultist Aleister Crowley’s ashes are scattered.

* Unusual cemetery headstones.

* A walkway made entirely of VHS tapes.

* Famous state ghosts.

* UFO sightings

* The strange tragedy of the Morro Castle.

* The most least traveled road in the state.

* Former World War I munitions plants.
For more info, including how to subscribe to Weird N.J., buy weird stuff and check out other weird links, go to

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