We hear about haunted houses all the time, but do they really exist and if they do, which ones are the MOST haunted? Haunted houses come in all shapes and sizes and often don’t look like the Haunted Mansion at Disneyworld. Many times they appear like ordinary homes that could be in your neighborhood on your street.

This article is about a Jersey Shore home that has a spooky past. It’s the Burrowes Mansion in Matawan, Monmouth County. I became interested in taking a trip to the mansion after seeing it featured on an episode of Ghost Nation on Travel Channel.

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The Burrowes Mansion was built in 1723 making it almost 300 years old. Major John Burrowes decided to buy the property in 1769. In 1776 British troops attacked the Burrowes Mansion looking for the major. However, he was not there. His wife, Margaret, held the British at bay for while until they stormed into the home. Mrs. Burrowes was struck by a soldier's sword, and the wound eventually led to her death.

Legend says that the spirit of Mrs. Burrowes haunts the home and many have said they have seen and heard things in the home. I had a chance to drive up and get photos from the outside, currently, I believe there are no tours being given inside, but please do check out this virtual photo tour:

Burrowe’s Mansion

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