Occult for the
BY TAMMY LA GORCE
hen it comes to the paranor-
mal, New Jerseyans have
plenty of options. The mildly
curious can consult a psy-
chic; the adventurous (and determined)
can get naked with a coven of witches
under a full moon in the Pine Barrens.
Purveyors of the paranormal tend
to experience a spike in interest as
Halloween approaches. However, the
Garden State psychics and seers we
encountered do not align themselves
with the dark arts. Despite their daily
immersion in activities some would call
creepy, New Jersey’s A-list of paranormals mostly want to show you the light.
It might be tempting to try to debunk New Jersey’s practitioners of the
spooky or spiritual. But be forewarned:
From science-steeped neo-pagans in
Princeton to a professor turned pet
psychic in Bayonne, some of them can
be highly convincing.
What follows is a look into the world
of the otherworldly.
PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTOPHER LANE