The Spy House
Port Monmouth, New Jersey
Port Monmouth is situated on the Lower New York Bay.  During the American 
Revolution, a British Naval officer named the Whitlock Seabrook-Wilson 
Homestead, the Spy House . Because the British Navy asserted that the house 
was being utilized to spy on their ships. 

When in all actuality the spying was being accomplished from Gerrett’s Hill 
by John Stillwell which was located a short distance away from the house. The 
British in an endeavor to stop the spying attempted to burn the house down 
but the attempt failed . 

The house itself began from a one room cabin in 1648 and was added on to 
throughout the years.  Sometime in 1677 the middle section was added, which 
was the widow Seabrooks home in 1703 .  Daniel Seabrook extended his home to 
his mother’s across the lawn after the death of Thomas Whitlock. The home 
stayed in the Seabrook family for 250 years .  The home is now the Spy House 
Museum which presents the history and heritage of the Bay shore.

But the Spy House has its shadowy side also. It is said to be one of the most 
haunted places in America.  

An alleged  female apparition dressed in white come down the stairs from the 
attic . She then walks into the rooms known as the Blue and White rooms, 
located on the second floor. She than leans over a crib and straighten 
something in the crib, it is alleged to be a quilt  . 

The apparition than turns away and fades into thin air. In 1975  as a group 
was touring the house while in the same room, the sewing  machine popped open 
and the machine started to operate on its own without anyone using the foot 
treadle . In the front vestibule on the first floor an apparition of a man in 
a top hat with a full-beard has alleged to have made an appearance many times 
over the years. The Spy House is located at 119  Port Monmouth  Rd. Port 
Monmouth, New Jersey  (Bernard W. Kelly Sr.)

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