Wednesday, December 23, 2015

An Independent Investigation of a private residence in Gloucester City, NJ

by Chris Chaos

DATE: 6.22.11
TIME: 9.50pm till 10.13 pm

In June 2011 we conducted an investigation at a private residence in a location that was reported to have some subtle activity occurring for a few months. The activity was reported to take place primarily under the kitchen table. The residents stated that the young child (2 years old) in the house sometimes acted uneasy while near the table and spoke of a little ghost boy named Jimmy that she would talk to from time to time. It was also reported that doors would often open or close on their own and sometimes it felt as if someone or something was watching you.

The table with the activity

Before we set up for the investigation we took precautions and all windows were closed to minimize outside noise/air and temperature. The central air was also turned off to prevent any air currents. All TVs and electronics were turned off and the house was thoroughly inspected to make sure no one else was in the house and no animals were present.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The 1754 Woolman Farmhouse: Westampton, New Jersey

by Chris Chaos
Close up of the 1754 dating

This location has been shrouded in mystery despite it's history being well documented by historians. It is located on Rancocas Road in Westampton, New Jersey, right off of exit 45 near 295, but for years it had the infamous name of "The 1754 Mount Holly Farmhouse Massacre", but of course it resides in Westhampton and not Mount Holly. Some say this was to fool and mislead vandals and teens away from the location so they do not turn it into a party spot and further destroy this historical landmark.

The location was on the 1681 Woolman tract and was built in 1754 by Asher Woolman, the younger brother of Quaker abolitionist John Woolman. It has not been confirmed, but according to locals they state that the last farmer to reside here was Ed Friend.

Interior view of one of the bedrooms

According to the Courier Post article by Carol Comegno dated July 6, 2014:
"The Asher Woolman farmhouse was the only tri-county site listed in this year's (2014) annual Preservation New Jersey endangered list.

Woolman House in better times, date unknown

"Our goal is to bring awareness to cherished sites that have been a vital part of a community that, without intervention, would fade from existence," said PNJ President Michael Hanrahan.

The Woolman site, vacant since the 1970s, is owned by a real estate developer who declined to sell it years ago to the Rancocas Historical Society. Now the building is enveloped by vegetation; its windows are broken and its roof leaks.

The house, on a hill surrounded by fields along a I-295 ramp at Rancocas Road, replaced an earlier Woolman home built in 1754. A dated stone commemorating the earlier house was incorporated into the present structure.
John Woolman's book

Asher's brother, John, was an influential Quaker preacher and antislavery advocate in Burlington County. "The plight of the Asher Woolman homestead is a reminder that many absentee owners allow valuable historic properties in New Jersey to deteriorate," Hanrahan said."

A video concerning the farmhouse

More info concerning John Woolman


The legend and lore portion of this location is as follows: Many years ago a family lived here at this location. One of the children was mentally deficient and was the bane of the area. Then one day when the disturbed youth was a teen, he snapped pre-Columbine style and bludgeoned his family to death. He even took his infant brother and bashed him against the bricks of the chimney. When the townsfolk discovered what he had done they ransacked the house and beat the teen to death in the backyard. Legend has it that the ghosts of this family still haunt the grounds.

We traveled to this location on two separate occasions and acquired video and photos to document the house before it falls into decay and Nature reclaims it. The house apparently has been used by squatters over the winter since we found some blankets, bottles, trash and other artifacts to indicate this. While venturing through the house I was unsure if we were alone and I had the feeling that behind one of the doors awaited a homeless person or a junkie. We carefully proceeded to enter all the rooms and even venturing into the dirty, dark, dank basement proved that we were alone. Maybe it was the disturbed spirits of the family that lived here all those years ago?

Despite all the stories that center around this location, our end conclusion is that we did not come across any ghosts, we didn’t hear any screams nor did we acquire any EVPs; also all the photos were free from orbs.

(1) source Courier Post Carol Comegno July 6, 2014

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Legend of Boody Mill Road in Mantua, New Jersey

by Chris Chaos

The entrance to Boody Mill Road

It seems that just about every town in New Jersey has some sort of lore and urban legend associated with them. Mantua New Jersey is of no exception; off of Route 45 there is a little side road named Boody Mill Road and has a gruesome story attached to it.

The partially flooded road

The day we visited this location it was a sunny day with blue skies and huge billowing clouds overhead, the previous few days were rainy and over cast, so this was a welcomed change. Traveling down the road, we passed several nice homes on a very twisting and narrow road, yes, truly a one laner.

Back in 1989 there was some controversy started:  
"......The road served as a dam for the lake. When the heavy rains poured into Gloucester County July 5, the old spillway pipe under the road cracked and gave in. The road's gravel, sand and blacktop caved in around the break, and the lake poured over it. Now, in place of the road is a gully 40 or 50 feet deep though which a stream rushes." (Excerpt from August 16th 1989)

Read more of the details here:  Boody Mill Road gully

One of the remaining structures

A few hundred yards in we hit a dirt road that went on for several hundred more feet, and we started encountering deep mud puddles and didn't want to get the car stuck so we got out and continued on foot. After a short hike we found an opening on the side of the road and entered. Several bags of trash and hundreds of beer cans greeted us....along with several shelter shacks and shanties..looked more like a homeless hang out or a teenager party spot. The legendary house in the stories was gone, the trailer also. Not much here was left other than what looked like a party spot for wayward teens. One of the eeriest thing about this place was the lonely baby car seat left behind...

The lone baby car seat, one wonders how it found it's way here

Back in 1992, a guy and his wife got into an argument which resulted in her leaving him and his kids behind. He reportedly went insane over this new arrangement, so one night while his kids were sleeping, he torched the house with them inside of it, killing them all, and then went out back, sat in his truck, and shot himself in the head. Ever since this incident, the torched house supposedly remained haunted. Legend has it,  everything in the house was burnt to a crisp except for a table with a bible sitting on top of it.

Narrow dirt section of the road

The bible is a little blackened, but in no way burnt up as you would expect in a fire, and still is legible. Across from the charred house is an open field, and if you park your car on that field at night and face it towards the house, you will see things. Supposedly if you are quiet, you can hear the sound of little kids playing out in that field, but why would young kids be playing outside past midnight? Sometimes you will hear something tapping on your car, and other times you might get a quick glimpse of somebody's face in your rear view mirror.

A video concerning Boody Mill Road

The remaining structure

Of courses as stated above, most of the components of this story no longer exist so we did not experience anything told in the tales. Have you been to this location? Have you any stories to tell concerning this legend?

Google Map, red X marks the location

Since we released this story a few years back many people contacted us asking us to retract the story since they live on the street and are tired of the endless sightseers that trespass on the property and are not respectful to the residents of the street. We ask that whenever you venture anywhere to please respect the privacy of the people that may live in the area. Take nothing but photos and leave nothing but footprints.

Here, The Cursed Website, we have more photos concerning Boody Mill Road along with other locations filled with Legend, Lore and History.

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey.  He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, has a black cat named Jynx, 2 rats named Phantom and Opera, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Mystery of Elisa Lam

by Chris Chaos

Born: April 30, 1991
Disappeared: January 31, 2013
Died:February 1, 2013 (aged 21)
Body Found: February 19th, 2013

A quote that Elisa seemed to favor and placed on her various social media profiles:
“You’re always haunted by the idea you’re wasting your life.” — Chuck Palahniuk

The unexplained death of Elisa Lam has fascinated the American public and the world in general because of its bizarre circumstances. On January 31st, 2013, a 21-year-old Canadian student named Elisa Lam was reported missing. She was staying in the Los Angeles hotel, The Cecil Hotel, which is known to have a notorious past. Two weeks later hotel guests complained about the water tasting funny and coming out of the facets black (just like in the movie DARK WATER 2005 (1) ), a maintenance worker was inspecting the rooftop water tanks on top of the Cecil Hotel and discovered her body.

Dark Water the movie 2005

Elisa Lam full video 4 min (Courtesy of Dennis Romero, posted 2-13-13)
 Surveillance footage from the hotel's elevator which is the last known whereabouts of Elisa

Upon watching the video several times, Elisa does exhibit strange behavior. She enters the elevator, acts suspicious, keeps peeking out of the doors and hides in the corner as if she is hiding from someone. When the elevator door starts to shut, she presses the door open button. For a brief moment she steps out of the elevator and appears to be hesitant to get back in. When she does get back into the elevator she appears to press all the buttons. Some say she was trying to either trick someone that might be following her or she was playing the elevator game (2). There appears to be about 1 minute edited out of the video prior to being released to the police and then to the public.

Others state that she either had mental issues or was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. She did suffer from documented bipolar disorder and the results of her toxiology report are to follow.

Click to view report

Full report

Official cause of death: accidental drowning

Lam had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and depression. She had been prescribed four drugs—Wellbutrin, Lamictal, Seroquel and Effexor to deal with the condition. According to her family, she had no history of suicidal idealizations or attempts, although one report claims she had, in fact, briefly gone missing at some earlier time as well.

After Lam was removed from the tank, her body was taken to the county coroner's office to be autopsied. Two pathologists, Jason Tovar and Yulai Wang, spent four hours that afternoon dissecting her body and examining her internal organs. On February 21, the coroner's office reported that they had found her death to be an accidental drowning.

Four months later, in June, their full report was released after being postponed several times. They reported that her body had been found naked in the tank, about three-quarters full of water, with the clothes she appeared to have been wearing in the elevator video floating in the water alongside her, coated with a "sand-like particulate".

According to her autopsy report, the following items were found in the water tank with her:
1) red hooded sweatshirt; front zippering; American Apparel brand' size sx
2) green shirt;  a t-shirt, light green, short sleeved, with crew neck JJM brand, size l/g
3) black shorts; Saxon brand authentic game wear, men's size m/m
4) black panties; black lace trim; Calvin Klein brand, size s/p
5) pair sandals; Birkenstocks brand, with three black fabric straps having small white dot pattern overall and two buckles; labeled with numerals that may indicate code for European sizing: 39, 55, 250, l8, m6
6) watch
7) hotel room key

The elevator in question is on the left

Lam's body was moderately decomposed, bloated and mostly greenish, with some marbling evident on the abdomen and skin separation evident. Her body was not clothed when it was found and that could lead to the speculation of sexual assault. Tovar and Wang had a rape and fingernail kit done and reported that they found no evidence of physical trauma or sexual assault.They also stated that they found no evidence to suggest that Lam had committed suicide.

Toxicology tests were done on her blood where a sufficient quantity was available. Some metabolites and traces of her prescription medication were found, consistent with blister packs and loose pills of those drugs found among her belongings, along with some nonprescription drugs such as Sinutab and ibuprofen.  She had venlafaxine and metabolized buproprion in her system and both can cause halluinacions in bipolar patients.

No alcohol or recreational drugs were found in her system. Details regarding this can be found here:
Click to read autopsy report

Interestingly enough, some of the kits used bore the name ELISA KITS (3 )

Obviously with any "mysterious" murder or missing persons case there is a great amount of speculation associated with it. Some think that she may have been killed by a hotel guest or an employee. While watching the video clip it appears that Elisa was playing some sort of hide and seek game with someone not visible in the video. This could either be a willing game or maybe she was in danger and trying to hide from someone.

Others interject that she may have committed suicide based on her writings on her online blog and diaries. But skeptics state that the water tower lid may have been too heavy for a slight girl to lift, climb in and then close it behind her.

The Cecil Hotel is a well known seedy place full of bad stories and a shady past. The location was the last place the Black Dahlia, Elizabeth Short, was seen before her death back in 1947. The serial killer Ricahrd "Night Stalker" Ramirez also called the hotel home for a time period. Here is a brief piece concerning the hotel:

Elizabeth Short

Of course the conspiracy theories do not stop there, they further spiral into tale of the Illuminati. A quick check of of Google Maps does show that The Invisible Light Agency does reside in the building and that Anthony V, produces weapons. Their company logo is also made up of triangles as does the Illuminati's.

The Invisible Light Agency on Google Maps
The Invisible Light Agency's logo

Julie Ann Paige had this to say, "Around the time of the Elisa Lam disappearance I lived at The Alexandria Hotel, another sketchy nefarious place. I remember seeing Elisa walking up 7th crossing Spring going up towards Main. She seemed strange and out of place and caught my eye for some reason. I wondered if she was on drugs. I was shocked to later see her on the news reported as missing. I remember hearing all the sirens that Feb morning and could tell it was around the Cecil. I had this sense of dread I just knew they found her there dead."

Revisiting the suicide theory, lets take a look at some of her writings; Elisa Lam recorded some of her depression in her blog:

this is a lazy post
Things are going fairly well in that I am leaving the house and got myself a part time job. My room is still a mess. I haven't actually done any school work and I berate myself for being such a lazy person. Ah yes laziness.

If I weren't so lazy I would exercise.

I believe the biggest reason why I got depressed was because I stopped running in my last year of high school. Up until that point I was on the cross country and track and field team. Mind you I wasn't very good runner, but I did it. I lacked the discipline to actually train. And now I am still lacking the discipline to run or do any sport of sort.

I make up excuses. Right now the excuse is "It's too cold outside." Fair enough, I could however go to a gym. Then the excuse is "I'm self-concious and I have no idea how to weight lift."

I am not terribly self conscious of my body. I've accepted it's simply the way I am. However I am terribly self conscious of my legs. I find them disproportional to the rest of my body making me look chunkier than I am. And no matter how much I exercised, they never became any leaner. If I am not too careful, I fall into the trap of cankles.

I'm sick of the cold weather and wish for warmer weather. Warmer weather meaning dresses. Oh wait, no I don't like dresses because that means exposing my legs.


But this cold in mid March makes me eat so horribly. I have been living off of junk food and if I weren't so lazy I would actually go try to learn how to feed myself.

And if I weren't so lazy I would go learn how to do coding or whatnot. I'm falling into a pattern of going on tumblr and it's not giving me any joy actually. It's just something to do. Idling by."

One of the Illuminati connected theories was that she was investigating an invisibility cloak, as seen on her blog post from 1-12-13, and they had her killed. Do not that The Invisible Light Agency does reside within the building.

Some say that the below post to her blog is a clear indicator of her suicide intentions:
expexto patronum (4)
Depression sucks.
I have no control over my emotions. I will be angry for two minutes and then sad again. I will be happy for half an hour and then emotional again.
So far all I've done is lay on my bed and watch episodes of Chopped.
Im just waiting for it to pass."

An excerpt from her blog with a heading from a spell in the Harry Potter film

I do find it interesting that for a person that liked to write, read and blog...that if she did commit suicide, she did not leave a note.

So still to this day there is no definitive answer as to who or what may have killed Elisa. Speculation builds and grows and no light has shined down on this girl who lost her life back on that cold January day.

Here are some links to her personal social media sites:





linked in

Elisa's RIP page:

Elisa's Memorial

(2) The Elevator game explained
(3) Elisa Kit Ray Biotech
Elisa Kit My Biosource
(4) expexto patronum: Meaning

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The Pareidolia Effect

by Chris Chaos

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon involving a stimulus (an image or a sound) wherein the
mind perceives a familiar pattern where none actually exists. The imagined perception of a pattern
or meaning where it does not actually exist, as in considering the moon to have human features (1)

**Note** There are visual and audio pareidolia effects but for the purpose of this article we will
focus just on the visual. E.V.P.'s (Electronic Voice Phenomemon) is a common form of audio

There are many examples of pareidolia and the paranormal community is plagued by this phenomenon. Some amateur and new to the paranormal scene take random photographs on location in graveyards, abandoned buildings or even in their own homes and see either ghost faces or bodies in the photos that are not really there. The human mind (and brain) is always trying to make sense of what the eyes are seeing. Consciousnessly you are trying to look for something familiar in the photo and unconsciously your brain is also doing the same.

Below is an example of seeing a face in the background of a family photo. Behind the children in the photo it appears as if there is a face, some state it was the spirit of a dead relative or some sort of demon stalking the children. But in reality it was just a combination  of a reflection in the lake, leaves and other nature formations found in Nature.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

The Jersey Devil's Skull?

by Chris Chaos

After much research and consulting our various friends who are biologists, scientists and cryptozoologists, we have determined what the strange bone is that the man (Jack) in the documentary, "THE SEARCH FOR THE JERSEY DEVIL", thought was the Jersey Devil's skull.

While filming the documentary "The Search for the Jersey Devil" we stumbled across a fruit stand on the side of the road that had a wonderful sign stating that for $1 you could see the Jersey Devil's skull. So we knocked on the door of the house connected to the stand and a woman answered stating that we would have to come back a little later since her husband was not there. We drove to the local bar and passed the time drinking beer and eating wings.

At the pre-agreed upon time we drove back to the farm stand and met with Farmer Jack to discuss what he had in his possession. He walked us to the back cabinet located in the fruit stand and pulled out several bones and a little card from Batsto NJ with a picture of the Jersey Devil on the front of it. He laid the bones out on the table and we started to film in amazement. Jack stated that about 2 years prior family members found the bones spread out on the corner of the property and everybody immediately assumed that it was the bones and skull of NJ's most famous resident. He also stated that there were many more bones present, but over the years they disappeared. Many people have come to this stand with the hopes of seeing the Jersey Devil's skull and Jack turned down the offer to allow the skull to appear in a museum.

Admittedly when he pulled the bones out and placed them on the table, the larger one did bear a resemblance to a skull. But after examining them for a few minutes I noticed on the underside of the main bone it appeared to be a spine and did not look like any other type of skull that I have seen in the past. At the time it was approx 2003 and I had little research conducted into the biology and make up of the Jersey Devil. But all in all I did not feel that this particular bone was a skull, let alone the skull of the Jersey Devil.

Over the years I looked up and consulted with people that possessed more knowledge concerning biology and the internal structures of animals. After a few talks it was determined that the bone in question was the Synsacrum of a bird. Of course various birds are native to New Jersey, but it was proof positive that it was NOT a skull nor had anything to do with the Jersey Devil.

Below is from the Wiki page for synsacrum (SOURCE:

"The synsacrum is a skeletal structure of birds and dinosaurs, in which the sacrum is extended by incorporation of additional fused or partially fused caudal or lumbar vertebrae. The innominate bones are fused with the synsacrum to a greater or lesser extent, according to species, forming an avian pelvis. This forms a more extensive rigid structure than the pelvis of a mammal, fulfilling requirements for flight, locomotion and respiration.

Posterior to the synsacrum there are a few free caudal vertebrae, the last of which is the pygostyle to which the long, stiff tail feathers are attached. The central section of the synsacrum is swollen to accommodate the glycogen body, an organ whose function is as yet unclear but which may be associated with balance.

In terms of external morphology, the synsacrum corresponds to the rump."

For more information concerning the documentary, "THE SEARCH FOR THE JERSEY DEVIL", please go here:
The Search for the Jersey Devil

The book can be purchased here:
The Search for the Jersey Devil: Revisited

The DVD can be purchased here:
The Search for the Jersey Devil DVD

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at

Saturday, October 31, 2015

The Search for the Jersey Devil documentary RELEASE 10-31-15

Legend, Lore and Science

The DVD documentary is finally available!!!

What lurks in the Jersey Pine Barrens? Since 1735 people have been telling tales of some sort of beast that inhabits these woods. Is it a biological creature, a deformed child, the devil Himself, fodder for tourism or just the results of political slander. We go in depth to explore New Jersey's most famous resident.

DVD Details
Directors: Chris Chaos
Producers: Keith Kelly
Format: NTSC
Region: All Regions
Number of discs: 1
Studio: Axis Video
DVD Release Date: October 31st, 2015
Run Time: 111 minutes

To order through Amazon:
The Search for the Jersey Devil

To order from filmmaker:
The Search for the Jersey Devil

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at

The Search for the Jersey Devil: Revisited book release 10-31-15

The Search for the Jersey Devil: Revisited
Authored by Mr Chris Chaos

“There will always be Demons, for even where none exist we'll find a way to make them. ”

This edition of the book goes into more depth concerning the science, biology and theory as to what the Jersey Devil is. It resists the rehashing and retelling of the same old stories that are repeated in previous publications.

What lurks in the Jersey Pine Barrens? Since 1735 people have been telling tales of some sort of beast that inhabits these woods. Is it a biological creature, a deformed child, the devil Himself, fodder for tourism or just the results of political slander. We go in depth to explore New Jersey's most famous resident.

Table of Contents:
Jersey Devil Intro film script
The Search for the Jersey Devil
HOLY, HOLY, HOLY: Altar of Judgement and the Witches' Well
Excerpt from “The Bloody Rise of Axis Video” #1
The Devil Hunters
Frank Chille
Deborah Leeds
The Blue Hole
A Jersey Devil Experience
The Wooden Jersey Devil Footprint
Jersey Devil Highlights
Excerpt from “The Bloody Rise of Axis Video” # 2
The Hammerhead Bat Theory
The Sandhill Crane Theory
The Jersey Devil Spotted!
Some Jersey Devil date highlights
Sad Sad Producers
Jersey Devil Trailer Script
More Information on the Jersey Devil
A Speculative Look at the Jersey Devil's Diet
Batsto, New Jersey
Laura Giglio's Audition as Mother Leeds
The Jersey Devil Jawbone
The Red Kangaroo Theory
The Devil's Footprints, February 1855 East and South Devon, England
Who Forted?
Lack of Photos
The Significance of the Crescent holed Outhouse and the Jersey Devil
The Authors Personal Opinion
Completion of the Film
The Bare Bones edit script as of March 28th, 2015
Some Jersey Devil Depictions

About the Author
More links

6" x 9"
116 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1514158739
ISBN-10: 1514158736
BISAC: History / United States / General

To purchase on Amazon:
The Search for the Jersey Devil book

To purchase directly from Author:
The Search for the Jersey devil book

(Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at