One of the Most Haunted Places in Matawan, New Jersey
We hear about haunted houses all the time, but do they really exist and if they do, which ones are the MOST haunted? Haunted houses come in all shapes and sizes and often don’t look like the Haunted Mansion at Disneyworld. Many times they appear like ordinary homes that could be in your neighborhood on your street.
This article is about a Jersey Shore home that has a spooky past. It’s the Burrowe’s Mansion in Mataram, Monmouth County. I became interested in taking a trip to the mansion after seeing it featured on an episode of Ghost Nation on Travelchannel. If you remember Steve Gonsalves from the show was on with me and talked ghost hunting and connections to New Jersey, maybe this location is what Steve was referring to?
The Burrowe’s Mansion was built 1723 making it almost 300 years old. Major John Burrowe’s decided to buy the property in 1769. In 1776 British troops attacked the Burrowe’s Mansion looking for the Major, however he was not there. His wife Margaret held the British at bay for while until they stormed into the home. Mrs Burrowe’s was struck by a soldiers sword, which the wound eventually led to her death.
Legend says that Mrs Burrowe’s spirit haunts the home and many have said they have seen and heard things in the home. I had a chance to drive up and get photos from the outside, currently I believe there are no tours being given inside.
Quite a sight seeing this 300 year old mansion in person and wondering if I’d see Mrs Burrowe’s in a window, guarding her home from the British.
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