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The Master

Weird house just south of the park.

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The Master    38

Not sure if this is the right place as this topic isn't inside the park itself but right next door to it. If you are driving up from south of the park, going northbound on 357. There is a house next to the park that seems to have a pretty weird year round yard display featuring a punching dummy, and one to two skeletons, all dressed in construction gear. For awhile last year the punching dummy was hanging one of the skeletons, but the home owner does seem to change their display every so often. Wonder what the story is behind it?

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Viper26    11

Sometimes I drive up to the park on 537 northbound from Mt. Holly, but I don't really remember a house with a year round Halloween display. Last time I used 537 was in November.

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dougdrummer    49

Sometimes I drive up to the park on 537 northbound from Mt. Holly, but I don't really remember a house with a year round Halloween display. Last time I used 537 was in November.

That's the way I always drive, and this is not ringing any bells. I'll have to pay attention on Monday when I go. Is it before or after the employee entrance?

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scott    48

I've noticed it. I will have to look tomorrow when I head to the park. If I wasn't always the driver I would try and snap a pic of it.

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jdc12192    144

Are you talking about the house right on the corner by the employee entrance??

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The Master    38

Are you talking about the house right on the corner by the employee entrance??

I believe that is it. Not sure if it is a Halloween display, some sort of protest, trolling, or they want to be featured in Weird NJ.

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Coming from the north and heading westbound on Route 537 there are several houses that have some sort of protest for a cell tower.

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jdc12192    144

I believe that is it. Not sure if it is a Halloween display, some sort of protest, trolling, or they want to be featured in Weird NJ.

 

I know Years and years ago- when I was a kid, and guessing the owner still lived there, I remember there being a hand chair on the front lawn and signs about palm readings.

 

Later on in life I found out one of my old supervisors actually rented that house and lived there which is when I think all of that random stuff went away, so now maybe the owners are back in it?? As far as I know it's just a house probably with odd owners.

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dougdrummer    49

As far as I know it's just a house probably with odd owners.

there are many of those in the rural areas of south Jersey

 

many years ago there was a guy near Columbus on Route 206 that used to have a graveyard of planes, trains and automobiles, and he also lived in a teepee and had protest signs all over the place

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GAcoaster    78

there are many of those in the rural areas of south Jersey

 

many years ago there was a guy near Columbus on Route 206 that used to have a graveyard of planes, trains and automobiles, and he also lived in a teepee and had protest signs all over the place

Did he have an old steam locomotive out front painted white? There was a sign on it like "The Holy Ghost" or something? I remember going past something like that as a kid, but I never remember where it was. I always forget to ask my dad.

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dougdrummer    49

Did he have an old steam locomotive out front painted white? There was a sign on it like "The Holy Ghost" or something? I remember going past something like that as a kid, but I never remember where it was. I always forget to ask my dad.

That was the place! It was right across from the Columbus Flea Market. He had all kinds of airplane parts too. I think he died in the late 80s/early 90s and eventually they had to clean up the lot and sell the land. There is nothing there now nor any reminders of the past.

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The Master    38

Its not the house right on the corner by the employee entrance, its the second house from it. The guy's current display is the two skeletons sitting in a old forklift.I did not see the punching dummy this time.

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scott    48

I didn't notice the house yesterday when I drove passed. I usually see it when I'm not looking and yesterday I was looking and didn't see it.

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dougdrummer    49

I purposely looked today and I could see nothing out of the ordinary. One of the houses had a demolition/garbage cart in the driveway, so they were probably doing some renovations. I didn't see anything in front of the five or so houses along that stretch of roadway,

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The Master    38

The house currently has a old rusty forklift with a skeleton in the operator seat, wearing a yellow safety vest.

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The Master    38

He is in the operator seat with a yellow vest, still hard to see but he is there. He may even be a Bucky.

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dougdrummer    49

He is in the operator seat with a yellow vest, still hard to see but he is there. He may even be a Bucky.

what's a "Bucky"?

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The Master    38

what's a "Bucky"?

Slang for a high end plastic skeleton used for medical teaching.

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dougdrummer    49

This week I noticed a skeleton sitting in a plastic chair and possibly a couple others as well, next to a big piece of yellow construction equipment. I didn't see the forklift.

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The Master    38

big piece of yellow construction equipment.

 

That is the forklift, its a construction one for rough ground, not a typical warehouse one.

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dougdrummer    49

 

That is the forklift, its a construction one for rough ground, not a typical warehouse one.

got it - that makes sense

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The Master    38

Is this what you guys are talking about? (Image from GoogleEarth).

 

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Yep, you can see the rusty, yellow forklift.

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