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“5* Paranormal in Quaint Astbury....”

Paranormal Books and Curiosities
Ranked #1 of 7 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!
Reviewed December 4, 2012

We were visiting family in this part of New Jersey.... And wanted to visit the store, we have 3 kids ranging from ages 7-16. We are not hardened paranormal fans, and so entered the museum with an open mind, we were enthralled by the extensive collection of paranormal objects and local information...the shop had a great collection of books, videos, ghost hunting equipment and extensive array of gifts to suit most pockets..I particularly loved the 'Jersey Devil' gift collection. The owner Kathy, was engaging, knowledgable and managed to keep us all entertained with her tales of local characters and ghostly stories. My only regret we didn't coincide our visit with a seance and local Astbury walk... A return will be on the cards for all ...

4  Thank Thomkelly
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This store embodies the mystery, quirkiness, and neighborly charm that makes Asbury Park unique. Kathy and the gang are engaging and hilarious. You can leave with a good book or two, perhaps some key ghost hunting equipment, a candle to banish unwanted entities that may try to follow you home after the ghost tour or seance, and some great stories. Worth the trip!

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Reviewed December 2, 2012

Had a Great visit to the store and museum this weekend! Owner super friendly and inormative. My favorite part of the museum was the paranormal timeline. I picked up some cool gifts in the bookstore too- a book of ghosts and legends of asbury park and an awesome jersey devil ornament. Prices good. A must see when you visit the jersey shore!

1  Thank sh0regirl
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Reviewed December 2, 2012

When your tired of your typical or "normal" reads PB&C definitely has something different for you to read. Want to learn about things that go bump in the night? Kathy Kelly is more than knowledgeable on ghost's,goblins and many other strange beings. So if your looking for something outside the boring 4 square box,this is the place to go.

Thank AthenaAsburyPark
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Asbury Parl can be a little weird and feel a little haunted so this place fits right in! There are lots of neat things ro check out in the museum and I've really enjoyed perusing the books they stock.

2  Thank NetteinNJ
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