Shades of Death Road: ghost stories and local legends in NJ

Shades of Death Road is the name of a road located in central Warren County, New Jersey, in USA. It's one of the Top Haunted Roads in the world.

Shades of Death Road

How long is Shades of Death Road?

Located smack in the middle of Warren County, the road is totally paved. 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.

Is Shades of Death Road haunted?

The road is the subject of folklore and numerous local legends. It’s probably, the scariest road in New Jersey. The winding two-lane road of terror stretches 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.