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Paranormal Books and Curiosities

621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
+1 732-455-3188
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Tourguide/Owner Kathy (Cathy)--also a history professor at Monmouth--gave a interesting... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
LaurieCraig
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Sunbury, Pennsylvania
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Great experience

My best friend and I went through the museum tour with Kathy as the tour guide. She explained... read more

Reviewed 23 April 2018
Lexi J
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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!
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621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tourguide/Owner Kathy (Cathy)--also a history professor at Monmouth--gave a interesting & informative presentation, during a candle-lit walking tour of almost 2 hours. While the low light added to the setting, I'll be going back during business hours to get more of a look, and certainly...More

Thank LaurieCraig
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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

My best friend and I went through the museum tour with Kathy as the tour guide. She explained everything amazing and made the tour very spooky. While explaining about the cursed doll Tina, my best friend and the guy standing next to her both heard...More

1  Thank Lexi J
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

I don't know anything about the Ghost Tours but as far as visiting the store we were not impressed. They have a great book selection but that is about it.

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Paranormal Books and Curiosities is an amazing store/museum, filled with fun, unique products, hard to find books and will provide an experience you won't soon forget! They also offer a bunch of great tours around Asbury (asburyparktourcompany.com)! The store opened up in 2009 (or 2008?)...More

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

I look forward visiting AsburyPark and taking part in a Seance at Paranormal Books several times a year...Always an Awesome Evening...Kathy is great and has many events throughout the year... Can't wait for my next trip and Seance ❤

1  Thank 339Dee
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

I've been coming to this museum/store for a few years and there is always something new to peruse. Their book selection is tremendous, and their items for sale are fun and unique. Where else can you walk out with a Sasquatch air freshener, Edgar Allen...More

1  Thank BrooklynSam
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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

We drove over a hour to visit this bookshop, before coming I researched and their website says they are OPEN during their move- (they are relocating a few shops down) and we went there and there was a paper on the door saying CLOSED. We...More

3  Thank Hgtravl
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I took this tour the other night. It was fun and informative. Our guide Shawn seemed pretty well versed in the paranormal lore of the Jersey shore community and was entertaining as well as educational. I have always been interested in the...More

Thank tedyasi
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Reviewed 24 October 2016

Very cool tour! Loved hearing about the ghost stories, but found the history of Asbury Park even more fascinating!

Thank msratch
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Reviewed 23 October 2016

Walked by the Paranormal store over the summer and saw that they offered ghost tours of Asbury and thought this would be the best birthday present for a Halloween loving friend. We had a group of 5 within the tour of 20 and learned a...More

Thank Kels329
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