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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 November 25, 2013

I can't say enough good things about this place. The museum is so interesting and the walking tours are even better. So when my husband and I got the chance to attend a séance, I couldn't have been more excited! It was one of the most interesting experiences my husband and I have ever had. I tell anybody I meet to go check out Paranormal Books and Curiosities. I love this place!!!

2  Thank Andrea-Brick
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

So far I have been on 3 paranormal investigations with Paranormal Books and Curiosities. Each one of them have been an amazing experience with some weird stuff happening. Each of the times I attended was at Eastern State Penitentiary. Prior to this, I was a skeptic and questioned whether or not the "ghost hunting" shows on TV were real or a set up. Even if the stuff on TV was set up, I can attest to having some very unusual experiences at Eastern State!

I have also visited the Paranormal Museum only to be humbled that the first investigation I was on, the evidence that we captured on video of my flashlight going on and off in response to questions was being shown (thank you!) There was also a ton of interesting stuff inside the museum that I never even knew existed (again thank you!)

If you are ever in the area, be sure to stop by this place or have a chance to do an investigation with this group, do it! They are a really great group and bunch of people in which I have made a lot of friends through.

1  Thank Brian K
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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....

3  Thank 339Dee
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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.

2  Thank NJ_Bookworm
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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.

3  Thank richg635
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