Shades of Death Road

Shades of Death Road: ghost stories and local legends

Shades of Death Road is an asphalted road located in central Warren County, New Jersey, in USA. The road is the locale of many ghost stories and local legends. It's one of the Top Haunted Roads in the world.

The road is asphalted. It’s a two-lane rural road of about 7 miles (11.2 km) in length weaving from farm country just off I-80 along a portion of Jenny Jump State Forest, riding the edge of the unofficially-but-aptly-named Ghost Lake. The road is the subject of folklore and numerous local legends.

The road is, probably, the scariest road in New Jersey. Located smack in the middle of Warren County, the winding two-lane road of terror stretches for seven miles alongside the spooky Jenny Jump State Forest. Legend has it, that many years ago, a car of teenagers were driving down a country road in Hackettstown, NJ after the prom. The road was slippery that night and it curved sharply to the left and right, winding into the dark. The driver lost control and the car crashed into a ditch killing one of the passengers. To this day, on dark and slippery nights, you can still see the girl who died wandering that murderous curve wearing her prom dress. 


Pin It
NOTICE: Due to the spread of COVID-19, many points of interest and roads are closed and travel is not recommended. Please follow all local health authority directives before venturing off, and stay safe.