Hidden away deep in the tangle of
the oh-so-dark woods we saw the remains of another one of those weird
furnace-thingys exactly like the ones that can be found off of another infamous
spooky road- Split Rock. In fact, when I squeezed through the
opening in the chain link fence and crawled inside the thing to take a pic, I got another
shot virtually identical to the one I got at from inside the thingy at Split Rock... before
you die, you see Split Rock Road... (heh heh, this is only kinda funny if you saw the
flick The Ring *wink*) Ahem. Anyway, one of the rumors about Clinton Road is that the
KKK/Satanists/Skinheads/Crazed Rednecks/Insert Your Own Murderous Psychotically
Deranged Group Here are said the frequent the area. As much as I wanna give in to my
skeptical side, I know that in the case of some of these types of stories, there
always can be some kernel of truth and therefore it can be dangerous to wander around in
places with reputations like Clinton Road. Still, curiosity killed the cat, and all. Gulp.
Whether it's ghosts, Satanists, or
cannibal albino cultists, there is no arguing the fact that a great number of people have
had strange experiences on this road. Sure, a good deal of the stories are exaggeration.
But there is something just... off about this road... it's the spine-tingly
feeling you get where the hairs raise up along the nape of your neck and you feel the
fight-or-flight rush kicking in for no apparent reason. And there have been many
who have claimed to be chased down this road and in a few cases, even shot at by crazies.
It could be pranks, or maybe someone who's trying to hide something sinister. Who
knows, and who would wanna stick around to find out? Not I. There are also tales
of a monstrous "hellhound" with glowing eyes bounding out of the foliage and
chasing terrified carloads of people down the road at incredibly high speeds. There have
in fact been quite a few accidents on Clinton Road. Some attest of course that these are
due to the sharp curves and shadowy conditions. However, there are others who shake their
heads at the suggestion, because they believe that there are other things on
Clinton Road besides curves that can cause a car to crash and burn.
After spending about thirty minutes walking around getting pics
we decided it was time to go before something bad came along to rain on our parade.
Although it was admittedly spooky, we didn't see any ghosts, or get chased by anyone or
thing during our trip to Clinton Road. But then again, we also didn't drive down Clinton
Road at night. As we drove out of the shadows and back into the land of the
living, we could only ponder about just what specifically it is that makes the road so...
Maybe it's the fact that Clinton Road runs through one of the
most notoriously weird and twisted areas in all of New Jersey, that freaky rift in the
time-space continuum otherwise known as West Milford?
In fact, we were headed to another one as we
left Clinton Road behind...
CONTINUE ON TO DEMON'S
JG shares the following story about 'dancing with the devils' on
Clinton Road... "I live in Hewitt NJ by Upper Greenwood Lake right
next to Clinton Rd, My friend lives at the end of Clinton rd by Rt 23 So
picking him up requires the full drive of 10 miles threw Clinton Rd... I
started to drive down the winedy road and didnt see anything unusal,
Pickd up my friend and we headed back. I live within 5 minutes of this
road and my freind lives on it and we were both talking about how we\'ve
heard about all the freaky Sh*T that goes down on Clinton but never have
seen anything crazy happen our selves. We made it about 3 quarters of
the way back and thats when we saw the most craziest sh*t ever. On the
left of us was like a open parking lott area and when the light shined
on it we saw about 15 to 20 people (or witches) all in costumes dressed
up like devils and in black capes all dancing in circles. It was scary
as hell My friend screamed and I drove full speed twards them then
swirved back and hauled A$$ out of there. It was really scary because
they were in mid dance when we got there, So they must of been dancing
around in the dark before we even turned the corner. Plus they werent
there when I drove to my friends house so they must of appeared or
showed up there within the 10 minutes it took me to get back. Anyone
with the balls to do that on Clinton Rd is someone I dont want to mess
with. We both maybe have been a lil high but that only made it worse
because what we both saw wasnt an huluionation It was some Real Sh*t and
it's the reason I take Union Vally Rd to pick my friend up."
Britt shares this incredible story from Clinton's 'Dead Man's Curve'
with us: "as we went down clinton rd, it was not raining or not a
cloud was in the sky. some "ghost car" came up behind my car, and it
would come close to my car, and then flash its lights, and then it would
slow down, and do it from a distance. eventually, we (my boyfriend was
driving) he looked in the rearview mirror, to check where the car was,
and out of nowhere, dead mans curve came up. needless to say, we crashed
and the car suffered a GREAT amount of damage, and only one guy stopped,
and he helped us. my car was throwing flames out the muffler. and, we
moved the cement thing, a foot back, when we hit. i thought that nothing
would happen. but for those of you who think clinton road is a joke,
think twice, or at least don't go there with a nissan 240sx, that is
myspace.com./brittanyapgar for pictures"
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