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Annie’s Road

Passaic County, New Jersey
By Cecilia

Deep in rural New Jersey, there is a road that winds dangerously through the forest and eventually leads to place known as “Midgetville”. This road is said to be haunted, and has caused many disturbances and violent unrest in the formerly quiet town. There is no limit to the possible explanations and stories created by locals surrounding Annie’s Road…

As a result, nobody is really sure exactly what happened to poor Annie. Some say she was killed on her wedding night, her body being dragged along the guardrail. Others claim she had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend right before prom, and decided to drunkenly walk along the road throughout the rest of the night. She was then killed by either a speeding car full of wasted classmates, or a group of rowdy sailors. More popular tales state that Annie was completely decapitated in a car wreck while riding home, or that she was mowed over by a truck driver while waiting for her date.

No matter what actually happened, her death still resulted in a large bloodstain on the road, and a similar splatter on the guardrail. However, the guardrail is actually painted red in memory of Annie. Creepier still, her deranged father is the one who comes to repaint it every year, on the anniversary of her death. In addition, the graveyard where she is supposedly buried is said to glow during the night. Many late-night adventurers have reported seeing a flickering light moving among the graves, as well as a rather short, white-clad figure posing as a hitchhiker during the night. The chances of seeing Annie are greater if the driver plays oldies music and keeps their headlights off…but people say that anyone who agrees to give her a ride loses control of their car. And while there is no proof of this, many accidents have occurred along Annie’s road in the night, with the wreck remains suggesting that the victims had been chased.

Another peculiar, if not paranormal, thing are the dwarves and midgets supposedly inhabiting this area. All of the houses are indeed smaller than average, but this is because the town was formerly used just for vacation homes. Ever since an article about Annie’s death appeared on the internet, numbers of curious, noisy teenagers have disrupted “Midgetville” searching for a glimpse of the little people. Some claim to have seen a dwarf chopping wood, a few visitors have been shot at, and one even received a resident’s phone number. Eventually, things got out of control, and the police put up a sign forbidding any unwelcome noise or disturbances.

Unfortunately, Annie is not the only teenager ever to have been killed in this area. About nine years ago, a group of six high school boys became obsessed with the story of the murdered young woman. They drove along the road constantly, and spent their nights snooping around the graveyard. Eventually, five of the boys decided they were tired of hanging out with the sixth. They tried (and failed) multiple times to burn his car, but he wouldn’t leave. So, using some sort of crazed logic, the five boys decided the only solution was to kill him. None of their attempts worked, until they all drove back to the school parking lot. The sixth boy was then strangled to death by an electrical cord as the rest of the gang recited the Catholic “Hail Mary” over and over again.

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marianne says:

October 31, 2005, 8:32 pm

What about Ewing Ave? There it is said a young (just married) couple had died there,on their way to the reception . If you stop at the stop sign you can feel the car actually going back up the hill !!!

Kevin says:

November 2, 2005, 4:48 am

where on Ewing ave, I heard of this recently and would like to experience it for myself?

beky says:

December 25, 2005, 2:58 pm

kool dat might be true who knoes??

sdfs says:

January 15, 2006, 11:44 pm

its 100% true i did it and it worked. watch out tho i got pulled over for “backing up” on an exit. if u do it, watch out for ******* cops. im sure all the cops know about it and wait till sum1 duz it and pulls them over.

steve says:

April 22, 2006, 12:40 am

ewing ave where?? i ;pve creepy stuff but all i have near me is the devils tree which is a complete load of ****

Al Giordano says:

April 24, 2006, 11:02 am

If anyone reading this has written a script about Annie’s Grave please e-mail me at

april says:

May 8, 2006, 7:51 pm

IT’s just an optical illusiong Ewing AVenue…you will go backwards but you have to put your car in neutral at the stop sign and you will feel as if the car is going UP the reality its rolling DOWN the hill… optical illusion only..and YES..the cops will pull you over and you will get a ticket

Cindy says:

June 15, 2006, 12:13 am

well the Ewing ave thing is a bunch of bull cause i just came from there n da car onli rolld forward….and i just came from annie’z road itz crazy u c a bag wit idk what in it but itz in front of a tru the tree has blood on it n i went there 12:00 midnight itz crazy my next place is heartbeat road dat sound crazy…

binky says:

July 11, 2006, 2:49 pm

So i live about 20 minutes from this road and ive never seen anything but i do know that on the anniversary theres always a huge thing of red paint thrown on the exact spot where she got hit. Supposedly her dad does this….annie @ montclair state where this road is really close to everyone just refers to it as annies road. If u live in the area its the place to go…its just fun to drive down the curvy road especially @ night.

angie says:

July 19, 2006, 2:07 pm

is there any pictures of her?

inas says:

July 19, 2006, 2:10 pm

is there any more info about her and i wanna see more pictures of her.

LOL says:

August 14, 2006, 8:43 pm

How did she die?

angel says:

August 15, 2006, 1:42 pm

yeah good 1 LOL how did she die?

Hope says:

August 17, 2006, 8:39 pm

wAIt so she is dead right?

angel says:

August 22, 2006, 6:54 am

yes hope

angie says:

August 28, 2006, 4:17 pm

annie was a good girl but they say if u go near her she wont do any harm! maybe she wants someone or somebody to know the real story of her!

shanice says:

September 8, 2006, 4:14 pm

i heard dat annie’s road is in totowa is dat true cuz i live in totowa

Hope says:

September 20, 2006, 3:47 pm

ohhh… ti treal blood or fak eblood on the ground?

liz says:

October 1, 2006, 10:49 am

I graduated high school in Fairlawn in 1982. This “story” has been around since I was in school. We used to drive down there all the time, and yes the car does seem to roll up hill. Hope everyone still continues this tradition.

marianne says:

October 13, 2006, 10:29 am

thank you liz. i,too lived there,(hawthorne),all my life, and tried it … even in my bus… at one time. the story as i am told was that the couple was on their way to the reception, the car broke down,she got out ,tried pushing it back onto the ramp,a car speeding down ewing ave., hit them ,killing them instantly! believe what you like, but there were also sightings of the young couple,dressed in their wedding attire. there are alot more stories around passaic county, than what was typed. george washington cemetary (bergen co.) is also haunted. happy halloween all !!!!

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