While looking for an interesting ghost story to post in honor of Halloween, I came across a real treat. I found a 2003 documentary posted on Youtube (posted in three parts and recently updated in 2010 ) that featured arguably one of the oldest, if not the oldest home in Monmouth County, the Whitlock/Seabrook House a.k.a The Spy House located in the Port Monmouth section of Middletown NJ. It is said that as many as 23 ghosts call the Spy House home.
The documentary features Psychic Consult Jane Doherty, who years ago use to give ghost tours of the Spy House during this time of year. I remember taking a tour of the old house years ago when Doherty was acting as our psychic tour guide. It was a fun night and enjoyable experience even though we didn’t meet any ghosts first hand that night.
I also remember meeting Gertrude Neidlinger on a few other visits to the house, she really was a special person she always made you feel at home, and boy could she tell a story! Neidlinger pasted away in 1998.
The 4th video below is a more recent, updated story of the Spy House. It was posted online this past August 17th and contains a brief summary of the house’s history (containing some clips from the original documentary) along with the results of a paranormal investigation that was performed at the site.
These video’s were posted on Youtube by The Paranormal Rangers, I hope you enjoy them.
>PRPEPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER
On February 11, 2011 at approximately 9:41 pm Patrolman Robert McNair was on patrol in the area of the Spy house Park located on Port Monmouth Road in Port Monmouth when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. Officer McNair approached the vehicle to check on its occupants and immediately detected the odor of burnt marijuana coming from the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Patrolman McNair continued his investigation and located a folded piece of notebook paper which contained a substance he recognized as marijuana on the front seat passenger, Joshua Baum, age 27, from Sutton Drive in Middletown. Baum was then placed under arrest.
Officer McNair conducted a further search of the vehicle during which he located a small glass jar which contained marijuana. McNair then arrested the other occupants of the vehicle, Stephen Prunyi, age 23, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, Jennifer Carrasquilla, age 23 from Brandeis Road in Parlin, NJ, and Cassandra Charron, age 22, from Sutton Place in Middletown.
All subjects were transported to police headquarters where they were processed and released pending a court appearance.
> PREPARED BY DETECTIVE LIEUTENANT STEPHEN DOLLINGER
On January 14, 2011 at approximately 5:50 pm Patrolman Robert Mc Nair was on patrol in the area of the Spy House Park located on Port Monmouth Road when he observed a suspicious vehicle parked in the parking lot. Upon approaching the vehicle to conduct a further investigation, Officer Mc Nair observed marijuana residue on the shirt of the front seat passenger.
Patrolman Mc Nair then received consent to search the vehicle from the driver, Michael Rozanski, age 18, from Collins Avenue in Port Monmouth, NJ. Upon searching the vehicle Officer Mc Nair located a cigarette and a cigar containing a green vegetation which he recognized as marijuana under the front passenger seat. All occupants of the car were then placed under arrest for Possession of under 50 grams of Marijuana.
Charged along with Rozanski were Nicholas Gough, age 18, from Burlington Avenue in Leonardo, NJ, Cody Harvey, age 18, from Palmer Avenue in Middletown, NJ and a seventeen year old juvenile from Walling Avenue in Belford, NJ. All subjects were processed and released pending their court appearances.