Weathering the Storm: The Spy House Still Stands

Call it fate, irony, or a little bit of both, but the Spy House still stands in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, not being the victim of any apparent damage, at least not that I could see from the pier parking lot, as I could not get any closer yesterday due to the property being roped off. As I was passing through the area with a friend, I just could not help but ask him to take the drive down to see if the house was still there. Sure enough, just as I knew in my gut (call me crazy, but I don’t think the spirits there would allow for its destruction), the 262 year old establishment also known as the Seabrook-Wilson House and Bayshore Waterfront Activity Center was still standing tall, in the middle of an area that was completely leveled. To my amazement, though located about fifty feet from the beach, it did not appear to even have a broken window. This is obviously great news for history buffs and paranormal enthusiasts, as the house in rich in both history, lore, legends, and hauntings. I guess it is safe to say that the house is going to be here for a while longer, its survival being a testament to how great construction was back then.

On a more disappointing note, the beachfront and beautiful pier have been obliterated. If memory serves me right, this area was just finished being restored within the last couple of years and at the price of a few million dollars. Such as shame, but as always, thankfully no one was harmed there during the storm.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. melissa says:

    I’ve been searching for any information re: the Spy House since Sandy. I too am not surprised it’s still standing. I am sad the pier is gone.

  2. Sandra Nixon says:

    We live near the spyhouse and we use to love going their when it was a museum and the sweet old curator would tell us all about the spirits. However, we were VERY upset that the town turned it into offices…………they completely tood the charm, history and lure of visitors away.

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