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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!
New Egypt, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Paranormal Books and Curiosities Thumbs Up”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We've been to several "Beyond the Veil" Seance's at Paranormal Books and it has always been a lighthearted enjoyable evening. We always had someone in our group have a connection or message from a loved one. It was a very nice evening hearing messages that only our loved ones would know. It can just blow you away. If you have an interest, please don't hesitate.
I will return again as well....

Visited October 2013
3 Thank 339Dee
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Northwest New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
72 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“We enjoyed it”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

We've been there a few times. I particularly enjoyed the ghost walks through Asbury Park. We'll definitely go back.

Visited May 2013
2 Thank NJ_Bookworm
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New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Very neat, interesting shop”
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Visited this shop after dinner nearby. It has some very unusual displays and items. But it was a neat visit. And of course if you into the paranormal, etc, it may be worth a visit.

Visited August 2013
3 Thank richg635
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toms river
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Stopped in the paranormal museum again this past weekend. it is a fun thing to do and to learn some new things! they have some cool new objects- and i especially love the time line! it was a fun thing to do while walking around asbury park- and a great deal for $5 bucks. also like the ghost hunting stuff and stories- even bought the book ghosts of asbury park written by the owner. i will definitely be back!

Visited July 2013
2 Thank sh0regirl
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West New York, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
144 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Interesting Read - could have been more”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Calling it a museum is a bit grand. The place is small with a few artifacts and stories. It made an interesting read and I didn't mind paying $5 for it. However, if they turned this into a café - serving coffees, drinks and bakery items, I think they'd make more money and attracted more people.

Visited July 2013
2 Thank Aimz78
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