Babe Ruth and Baseball in Atlantic Highlands

A shortened version of this will appear in the September issue of the Navesink Journal. Keep an eye out for it!  On October 26, 1926, an exhibition baseball game was held at a ballfield in Atlantic Highlands off of Valley Drive. The home team was the Highlanders. The opposition was a visiting team of major…

Halloween 2K17: Horror Movie Screenings at the Strauss Mansion Museum

Is there a better place to watch a horror movie than a haunted Victorian mansion? We found out the answer to that last year when we, the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society, hosted three film screenings during the month of October. This year, we are doing three more—two of the same, and a new one fitting…

Halloween 2K16: A Full Schedule of Events at the Strauss Mansion

Just like last year, Reel to Real will feature a special series for the fall season. Titled “Halloween 2K16”, this will be where I blog about horror movies, share fall recipes, and also let you know what’s going on in my paranormal investigating adventures. October is going to be a busy month. My team, Ghosts…

How “Pokemon Go” Can Help Museums and Historic Sites

Yesterday afternoon I found myself thinking, “I wonder if there are any Pokemon lurking at the museum?” What I was referring to is the Strauss Mansion, headquarters of the Atlantic Highlands Historical Society which was built in 1893. A few hours later, the president of our board texted me asking what I knew, and if…

“Don’t Go in the House” Coming to Blu-Ray in July

We do not have an exact date yet, but Scorpion will be releasing Don’t Go in the House to Blu-Ray at the end of July, according to their Facebook page. As readers of this blog know, I worked with one of their representatives this past January for a documentary which will be included on the…

Food & Spirits: Mike’s Deli Deserves a Mention (Atlantic Highlands, NJ)

Restaurant: Mike’s Dairy and Deli (takeout only) Date: Cumulative Visits Location: 160 First Avenue, Atlantic Highlands, NJ What’s that? He’s writing about a deli? Why yes, yes I am. This may seem out of place but I feel compelled to write a review about a convenience store in Atlantic Highlands named Mike’s (not to be confused…

Movie Review: “Don’t Go in the House” (1979)

Its a movie still banned in some countries around the world…and it was filmed right in Atlantic Highlands…at the Strauss Mansion Museum I currently serve on the board of directors for. That’s the only reason why I sought out Don’t Go in the House, which is available in its entirety on YouTube. It has also…

Paranormal File: The Best Evidence I Ever Captured

I will spare you all the backstory, because it is enough for another book. I have a second manuscript already finished detailing the paranormal occurrences which happened at Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands last October. Maybe one day when I have the time, I will sit down and edit them for publication on this blog. Or,…

Paranormal File: Echoes from Strauss Mansion’s Recent Past

When people think of a Victorian mansion built in 1893, they probably assume that all the ghosts inhabiting the establishment are from that time period. That is not entirely the case at Strauss Mansion in Atlantic Highlands. This location has been written about many times on this blog, and is also the subject of my…