Archive for the ‘Passaic’ Category

Someone has cut a hole in the fuselage of the jet in the woods

I have covered the jet in the woods several times here on my blog. It generated quite a debate over what kind of plane it was until a local geocacher located the model # on the wing. I visit periodically and the last time was about a year ago when I went showed it to Bergen Record Columnist Bill Ervolino I visited the jet in the woods today and was shocked when I realized that someone had cut a piece of the fuselage out with a sawzall. This was the jet 5 years ago.

Here it is today.

I brought a friend with me and he commented that the jet might not be there given the rise in value of scrap metal. He told me the airplane was made from aluminum and that it wouldn’t be too hard to cut off pieces of it. I laughed at the idea commenting “even the military felt it was too much of a pain in the ass to remove it from these woods. How would anyone possibly do that now?” I guess if you have a sawzall you can cut it down to size and then it’s easy to remove….

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efforts made to bring visitors to NJ landmark

National Stickley exhibit tries to bering visitors to NJ landmark

North jersey is home to some unusual museums

Bergen record article about museums in Bergen and Passaic County

Bill Ervolino seeks the Iron Door

I’ve visited the Iron Door a few times. I actually suggested the idea to him but didn’t go with him because he’d already gone to the jet in the woods with me. His editors wouldn’t have gone for another trip with the same guide, so I suggested Brian Snat and voila. Another expedition for the intrepid Record writer.

Noose at 287 overpass?

Got the following email from a fan:

Hi! My name is Judy and I’m searching for answers on this one. Maybe you would like to venture here to take a look at this yourself. Ok, here goes…..On Hamburg Turnpike in Bloomingdale/Riverdale border, there is an abandoned club named “Slaters Mill.” In the field area you can see a lot of graffitti on the cement pillars of the Route 287 North ramp. This is all on the same side of Hamburg Turnpike as Slaters Mill. My daughter and her friends like to walk around back there as it is a nice woodsy sorta place with a stream and all. There are railroad tracks that run through there. She noticed a NOOSE hanging from underneath the railroad tracks. She also noticed a pair of men’s camouflage-colored boots. She took pictures of the noose and got orbs in the photos.

I asked the Riverdale and Bloomingdale Police depts. about this and they know nothing of it and suggested I contact the State Police to see if they know of anyone who may have hung themselves there. VERY intriquing right?

1500 drums removed from old chemical site in Clifton

This was a few months ago, but it’s a danger that is more likely as the chemical plants grow older and records get lost. NJ has more superfund sites then any other state, but there’s plenty of sites that should be on the list and aren’t because nobody knows the danger

Picatinny Arsenal develops Mad Max style vehicles for combat

They’re just prototypes, but still…