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Paranormal Books and Curiosities

621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
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Excellent Ghost of the Boardwalk tour

I recently participated in the Wednesday night ghost tour of the AP Boardwalk. Our tour guides... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2016
Citygal91
via mobile
Friendly, helpful staff. Store with fun theme.

Visited the Paranormal Bookstore on a trip to Asbury Park and was completely impressed by the... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2016
noxiousburrito
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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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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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621 Cookman Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712-7103
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Reviewed 17 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

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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Visited the Paranormal Bookstore on a trip to Asbury Park and was completely impressed by the kindness of the owner and staff. Genuine customer service, which is rare in a world of false "how are ya' today" conversations from staff in most stores. If I...More

1  Thank noxiousburrito
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Reviewed 20 June 2016

dowsing rods were amazing!!! a huge history lesson that was very much appreciated. Kathy definitely knows what she is doing! a very pleasurable experience. I am very excited to learn more.

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

I have always liked this little store and the owner Kathy Kelly. It is an interesting place. I attended a seance. I had good luck with it as my mother, grandfather and ex husband showed up! It was real based on questions asked. I definitely...More

Thank dbisme60
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Reviewed 9 May 2016

I recently discovered this store and am now doing my first ever tripadvisor and Yelp reviews because I don't want anyone else to miss out. You don't have to be a believer in the paranormal to enjoy either the store or any of the events...More

1  Thank hahnerc
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ParanormalAP, Owner at Paranormal Books and Curiosities, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2016

Thank you so much! We really appreciate the feedback!

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Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Wonderful tour! You learn a lot about the history of Asbury Park. If your a skeptic you won't be when its over.

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Reviewed 16 November 2015

I was a bit skeptical until she pulled a very unusual name "Ziggy" from my fathers wife's family...now I'm a believer..very entertaining for a seance. I would go back!

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Reviewed 16 October 2015

I took the Boardwalk tour had a great time! The guide Todd and friend Joe are exceptionally knowledgeable and welcoming. They both made me feel at home, as if I had always been a part of their lives. Both are native of the area and...More

1  Thank scootermusic10
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Reviewed 14 September 2015

My kids had wanted to take a tour for awhile, but on the night we booked it was supposed to rain - I really didn't want to make the long drive down and face nasty weather. The staff was very pleasant about refunding my tickets...More

1  Thank CarolAnn H
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Reviewed 20 August 2015 via mobile

An ok store. I was expecting something a little more exciting but it does a good job for a little shop. The museum room is very interesting and I spent most of my time in there reading the history of unusual phenomenons. The books in...More

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