Visit a Real Haunted House in New Jersey: Ringwood Manor

If you would like to visit a real haunted house in New Jersey, Ringwood Manor may be just the place! This amazing Victorian mansion sits quietly among the trees, nestled in an area that is known for exquisite landscapes and designs, but is anything but quiet. Originally constructed in the year of 1740 by a family with the name “Ogden”, this immense and strikingly attractive structure has been rumored to contain unexplained phenomenon, supernatural occurrences, and real ghosts. Here, you will learn about the fascinating, real haunted house of Ringwood Manor.

The Haunting Tales

The first haunting that I will outline here is that of the man who was known in his time as Jackson White. In the early years of the 1900’s, this individual worked as a servant for the family that resided in the manor. While an apparition has appeared only a couple of times of what is believed to be this gentleman, his strong, steady footfalls are heard by a number of individuals on a regular basis. This man was an African American with strong Indian roots. It is believed that this spirit still walks in the home, watching over it, and ensuring that all is well and in perfect order.

There is a small pond that was created in honor of a former resident named “Sally”. It is believed that Sally still haunts the home, but in a residual type haunting. This means that she is basically a recording of energy from the past. She has been located in what appears to be the room of music in the home. She is always seen sitting by a beautiful harpsichord. This appears as a full body apparition. Many individuals who have experienced this spirit also say that there seems to be a floral fragrance in air. They believe that it is either flowers that she enjoyed picking, or a perfume that she wore.

There is a grave on the property of this real haunted house that is unmarked, but historical documentation concludes that it contains the bodies of Frenchmen who fought during the time of the Revolutionary War. It is believed that, at night, when the lights are out and the moon hangs brightly over the manor, that these lost soldiers walk around the pond at the manor, and gaze over the shore in search of their homes, their loved ones, and with hope that they may someday return to the place that they miss the most.


There are a number of stories surrounding the hauntings of this real haunted house. These are some of the most common experiences that visitors to the Ringwood Manor in Ringwood, New Jersey have experienced. Today, this large mansion serves as a museum and is open to visitors. If you would like to experience the strange and unexplained phenomenon here, you can make a reservation to visit today:

(973) 962-2240
Sloatsburg Road,
Ringwood, NJ 07456

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