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The Devil’s Tree | Weird NJ


A park in New Jersey in Somerset County is known to be one of the most haunted places in the state. In the park, a tree which is referred to as the Devil’s Tree is fabled to have come straight from hell. The tree is cursed, and it is believed that the Ku Klux Klan had nearby headquarters to it. Being in a remote part of the county, the tree was used by the Klan as the ideal spot to lynch black people. The tree stands cursed, and many people have reported creepy occurrences taking place around it.

Rob S. who visited the tree shares the evil energy surrounding it: “The evil energy around the tree comes from the souls of dead men and women who were killed by this vile organization. If you look at the tree, you can see the left most branch extends almost parallel to the ground. This was the hanging branch.”

The tree dislikes people climbing it. Steve K. who happened to climb it once reportedly says: “As we sat on the branch, we began to hear noises coming from inside the tree.  When these noises grew even louder, a big bang sounded, and a burst of energy came from the tree sending myself and my friend flying into the air. When I crashed to the ground, I landed on my ankle, breaking it in 2 places.”

A brave teen visitor of the tree, who doubted any tales of hauntings, once took the time to urinate on the tree while driving past. He parked his car and left to relieve himself on the tree and then continued on his way. Apparently, the tree was quick to take revenge. His car accelerated on its own and became uncontrollable eventually hitting another tree down the road.

Many people believe that a black Ford F-150 pickup truck guards the Devil’s Tree. Locals believe that the truck is sent from hell to ward off those who try to come too close to the tree. The truck is known to pursue those who come close to the tree and then simply vanish into thin air.

While the average tree is inhabited by birds and squirrels, far more sinister creatures live within the Devil’s Tree. According to a visitor, there were haunting voices screaming from within the bark.


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