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Paranormal Books and Curiosities & Paranormal Museum
627 Cookman Avenue, Asbury Park, NJ 07712
+1 732-455-3188
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Ranked #4 of 23 things to do in Asbury Park
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Owner description: Paranormal Books & Curiosities is proud to host The Paranormal Museum (located adjacent to the bookshop). The Paranormal Museum is a small, storefront museum, in the tradition of "Roadside America" attractions. It houses a collection of historical and educational exhibits that explore the unexplained myths, legends and folklore that permeate our culture, dot our history books and continue to defy explanation in our world, despite all the advances of science and modern technology.The Paranormal Museum was created for the purpose of exploring those mysteries that remain in our modern world of science and reason. It is a showcase of all that exists in the borderland betwixt imagination and reality. The exhibits featured in the Museum bring to life the myths, legends, folklore and superstitions through genuine artifacts and artful interpretations. Visitors to the Museum are invited to explore the real life history and diverse culture woven into the fabric of each unsolved paranormal mystery. In the end, it is up to each of us to decide what is a fantasy and what could be truly possible.What is "paranormal" exactly? Paranormal is a term that encompasses everything in our world which lacks true definition. A dictionary explains it as "events that can not be readily explained, by known conventional reasons and/or commonly accepted science". Exhibits:Timeline of the Paranormal- From ancient days to yesterday, paranormal events have been recorded, learn of the most exciting and most mysterious...The Jersey Devil- Fact? Fiction? Something in between? Vampires...Werewolves..A spirit contained in a cauldron...all of these wonders are currently on display. We are not The Met, we are The Paranormal Museum.
Brick, NJ
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“So amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2009

It is beyond worth it to visit this location. It is a great spark to the imagination. We often are arrogant in assuming we have the scope to know all that may or may not exist. A trip to the Paranormal Museum will certainly raise your curiosity and help broaden your sense of adventure. As it states when entering, "exploration begins with imagination." Take the trip to see for yourself.

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Ocean Grove, NJ
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“Great books, great readings, great fun!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2009

Go to this place whenever I'm in the 'hood. The owner, Kathy Kelly, is a hoot - funny, openminded, and totally plugged into the larger Asbury scene (ask her anything). Great reads and a cool place to hang out and take in the real flavor of AP.

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“You have to check out this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2009

This is now my favorite spot in Asbury Park! I loved the addition of the museum...it was so interesting and well done. This is THE place to be to check out anything new and interesting and certainly anything PARANORMAL.

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