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“Museum/Store visit”

Paranormal Books and Curiosities
Ranked #1 of 5 Tours in Asbury Park
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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. For Ghost Tours at the Jersey Shore check out our Ghosts and Legends of Asbury Park Walking Tour with Paranormal Books & Curiosities! Explore secrets of the Jersey Shore with a lantern-led walk through Asbury Park's historic downtown district. Travel back through history to witness the birth of the city, visit the scene of a ghastly crime and uncover the truth behind some of Asbury Park's most infamous ghosts. All tours feature local legend, history as well as results from Paranormal BC hands on ghosthunting expeditions. These tours do require a reservation, make yours today!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Museum/Store visit”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

I was there a couple of weeks ago with my sister. We took a stroll through the museum. What fun! I also bought the Haunted Asbury book. I love visiting you never know what you will find. Glad I don't live closer because I would wind up spending all my money here!

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New Jersey
Level 4 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Paranormal Gem at the Jersey Shore.”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Paranormal Books & Curiosities is a must see for anyone coming to the Jersey Shore that is interested in the paranormal. It has a little bit of everything. Gifts, books, trips, ghost hunting, book signings and much more.
So if you come to the shore in the summer or are just passing through. This is a must see for the paranormal enthusiast.

Visited February 2011
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NJ
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome!”
Reviewed January 23, 2012

Nothing like it in this area, very cool place to stop in and spend some time. Kathy couldnt be nicer and Bill Blount (psychic readings) is the real deal. Definitely worth a side trip!

Visited December 2011
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Manasquan, New Jersey, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“a paranormalists dream”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

awesome store, great merchandise- books galor, ghost hunting equiptment, and just a slew of cool stuff. Kathy the owner is so knowledgable, experienced and friendly. So funny, always make me laugh. Go to a seance or on a tour or investigation! you will not be disappointed!

Visited October 2011
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Archbald, Pennsylvania, United States
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“An Amazing adventure into the paranormal.”
Reviewed November 20, 2011

If you have the time, stop in to this store, its so exciting to see all the things, they have and to hear the great stories about Asbury Park, Take the time and have the time of your life....

Visited September 2011
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