Annie's Road

Annie's Road in NJ is haunted by the ghost of a girl

Annie's Road is the name of a small road located in Totowa, in Passaic County, in the U.S. state of New Jersey. It's one of the Top Haunted Roads in the world.

Why is Annie’s Road famous for?

The road is officially called Riverview Drive and it’s packed with paranormal activities experienced by many drivers and thrill-seekers throughout the past decades. It’s a local favorite for paranormal enthusiasts. This road is said to be haunted, and has caused many disturbances and violent unrest in the formerly quiet town. Rumors of ghosts and apparitions have been reported on this road going back as far the colonial days. Legend has it that a bride was killed on this road and that her spirit continues to make herself known to travelers. Some motorists have reported hearing screams, seeing mysterious fog, and experiencing interference in their phones and cameras.

What’s the Ghost of Annie’s Road?

As for the legend, it is said that back in the 1960s, a couple was driving down the road in Totowa when they got into a huge fight which led the man to open the car door and throw off his partner. Alone, scared, and injured, the woman began wandering on the street only to be hit by a truck and die on the spot. Even after, her dress got tangled in the car and she was dragged along the road, taking off her face. Ever since the accident, it is said that unexplainable stains of red paint appear on the road each year around the same date to mark Annie’s death. Watch out as she is looking for revenge and she will stop at nothing once she spots a target. Many people report seeing her on the side of the road, as if hitchhiking. Her apparition is so clear that many travelers believe she is real until she disappears in front of their eyes.

How long is Annie’s Road?

The road is 20 miles (32 km) long. It’s totally paved. Aside from the gruesome story, keep an eye on the road as there is no cellphone reception in the area. It was also noted an increased level of paranormal activity in the area, leading cameras to stop recording or show weird lights on the screen that cannot be seen with a clear eye. Maybe it has something to do with Annie or with the cemetery nearby but you can never be too careful. Adding to the spookiness, the street borders Totowa's Laurel Grove Cemetery. Located just off Annie’s Road is a small cul-de-sac with some very small houses. For years there have been rumors of little enclaves where dwarfs live.