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Paranormal Books and Curiosities

621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
+1 732-455-3188
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A MUST SEE for anyone visiting Asbury Park

Paranormal Books and Curiosities is an amazing store/museum, filled with fun, unique products, hard... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
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Paranormal Books and Curiosities

I look forward visiting AsburyPark and taking part in a Seance at Paranormal Books several times a... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2017
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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
+1 732-455-3188
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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

Thank NJG8tr
Reviewed 13 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
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
Reviewed 11 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
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
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
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
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Very interesting tour, friendly guide. Quaint little store with some nice candles and books. I was only disappointed in myself because the store was so crowded before the tour I decided to wait until after the tour to purchase a book I was interested in...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I grew up here. I knew of course there was history, but HISTORY! Wow! So loved this! Sean was just wonderful! Joe was too! They took us over the beginnings of a Shore town and the tragic endings of so many who lived and loved...More

1  Thank Sysco M
Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

I recently participated in the Wednesday night ghost tour of the AP Boardwalk. Our tour guides, Sean and Joe, were extremely knowledgable about all this history/ghost related and very friendly. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys learning about local history or is...More

Thank Citygal91
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