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Ginny’s Gin House

Pleasant, New Jersey

This present restaurant, which has been a hotel, a stagecoach shop, and a brothel is said to be plagued by phantoms. There are reports of toilets flushing and faucets running when no one is in the bathroom. The ghosts are said to be both male and female. They also appear to be very domestically oriented as it is said they have turned on the vacuum cleaner and began vacuuming several times. Reportedly, a seance was held and the ghosts said they were only doing these things because they wanted to help run the business that was once theirs. When the seance was broken, it is said a shelf came crashing down.

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Meghan says:

November 23, 2005, 7:54 pm

The place is now called West Side Tavern and it is in Point Pleasant. It still remains a restaurant to this day.

Sophia says:

January 11, 2006, 6:39 pm

I think this storry is wreally good it helped me in my english project, I got 90% on my oral.

Rob says:

February 13, 2006, 11:49 pm

used to sing karakoke here…as i was washing my hands and face in the mensroom i raised my head and swear i saw the transparent reflection of a man standing behind me in the mirror;this would have been spring of 04

Tommy says:

April 3, 2006, 3:25 pm

My gym teacher is pre visuional or something and told us that she can see things in past lives. She said she taught the owner and was talking to him and he wanted her to come by the tavern and check it out. She saw a man, little boy, teenage male, and a 20 yr old girl who was in a different room getting raped………..

Todd says:

September 27, 2006, 8:00 pm

I wrote a large senior thesis paper on this location, a place that i spent several days at filming and researching. This place is, in my semi-professional opinion, haunted with supernatural activity. If you wanna discuss it more, email me @ Just reference this in the subject line so i read it

Urn says:

October 17, 2006, 10:04 am

This is a really great site, but I am absolutely appalled by the comments left by other people. Don’t you feel embarresed that you can’t spell? I find it a little scary that someone says they got a 90% on an English project when they can’t even spell the word “really”.

urn says:

October 17, 2006, 10:07 am

The spelling and grammar in most of these comments is pretty embarrassing. It’s a little hard to beleive that someone would receive a 90% on an English project when she can’t seem to spell the word “really” correctly.

Carly says:

November 1, 2006, 2:42 pm

I think you shouldn’t worry about someone’s grammar. She was probably typing fast and didn’t realize she put a w infront of the word really. I do it all the time.

I am a believer, however, I think some of these are dramatized. Either way, I found it interesting.

articwinds says:

February 11, 2007, 4:07 pm

Is this place still called the West Side Tavern? If so, does anyone know the phone # or address or both? Thanks much.

Meghan says:

February 27, 2007, 7:15 pm

Yes, this place is called West Side Tavern. It is located on Route 88 in Point Pleasant, NJ. I don’t know the exact number for the address. But I’ve been there and I had the wrapping from my straw move across the table when there was no wind source in site!!

Jazzi says:

June 20, 2007, 3:39 pm

this story was soooo stupid, not scary, pointless and gay. its not like it was even interesting or anything it was just dumb. the story doest even have a reason for the workers to still suposedely work there. they didnt die horrible deaths or anything thy’re just there. like i said stupid and pointless.

jimmy says:

October 28, 2007, 11:00 am

what is wrong with that the spirits just wan to help out thats not scary and how the hell does that story help you get a 90% on a test???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

vanessa says:

October 20, 2008, 12:35 pm

I didnt read dis but i tink its gonna be borin as hell. Its probably fake. There’s no evidence, is there?

vanessa says:

October 20, 2008, 12:37 pm

I tots agree wit u Jazzi. THe story was pointless. and borinnnn like i said!TTFN!

patricia says:

October 24, 2008, 3:55 pm

LOL…the story is sooo stupid!! All i got from it is that the restaurant is sooo dirty that the ghosts had 2 help them clean up!!! HAhaha LMAO seriously, who cares if the ghost turned on the vacuum cleaner:-)

Mike Nagy says:

February 10, 2009, 3:52 am

This place kinda freaks me out cause i know many people who have been hit
by cars in front of the west side and seriously hurt or killed.

Cammie says:

May 23, 2010, 1:24 pm

I live not even half a block from West Side Tavern! I thought the second floor was only haunted.. guess not.

Dave says:

June 5, 2010, 10:03 pm

I am a certified paranormal investigator and part of a fairly prominent Paranormal investigations group in South Jersey. I have heard the stories associated to the West Side Tavern and would like to offer our services to perform an up to date investigation. This is a bonafide offer from a respected organization. If someone can put me in touch with John who is apparently the current owner, it would be much appeciated.

bob says:

June 16, 2010, 5:33 pm

this site is such a fraud and these stories are fake got that punk

alley says:

August 13, 2010, 4:02 pm

listen BOB. you cant say anything inless you have been there. wether your a beliver or not. until you been there your opinion means nothing so stop with your attitude. oh n Dave, ide like to hear more about your paranormal investigations. im very interested.

jack meoff says:

October 26, 2010, 12:59 am

I got jerked off by a ghost while sitting at the bar!

haunted spincter says:

February 27, 2011, 6:14 pm

my azz hole is haunted every time i **** it talks to me

haunted spincter says:

February 27, 2011, 6:18 pm

me and my boy went to the marlbor insane instatute and i went in this one building by my self and when i came out my boy was in the woods pooping and yelling my butt is haunted i need tollite paper

denies says:

March 8, 2011, 11:09 am

the stroy is true but some stories are not true i read 2 stories in 2 ghost stories one book called ghost stories of new jersey by a.s mott and one called. classic new jersey ghost stories by deborah l. downer and the story was on t.v. called true haund houes in new jersey.

MAX says:

October 10, 2011, 12:44 pm

Vanessa is my favorite person on this site. I am board at work and reading these and as awesome as the stories sound (true or not true who gives a ****) you are probably the dumbest troll on the internet. For those of you not aware trolls are pretty dumb (I mean they guard bridges and stuff) but these new internet trolls are so much dumber because they say things like “i didnt even read this but this is probably dumb, then agree with someone else and say “I tots agree wit u Jazzi. THe story was pointless. and borinnnn like i said!TTFN!” vanessa I am sorry but you probably need to get a job and get a life lol.

Glob Ghosts says:

October 23, 2013, 11:26 am

If anyone has any information please email us at we are doing a project and would love some cool stuff about this location! Thanks!

Gladys Kenny says:

November 22, 2013, 3:37 pm

Well, a story sound interesting ,I don’t if it’s real but I enjoyed it.

Yoko says:

January 11, 2014, 12:04 am

Hoe exactly can this story really impact a grade? It’s rather skimpy…

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