Episode Five: Camp Spirit Lake, Shades of Death Road

"Camp Panther Lake, also known by locals as Spirit Lake or "Ghost Lake" (literally located just off "Shades of Death Road"), was built in 1929 in a remote section of forest near the historic Appalachian Trail and quickly became popular with campers. In the summer of 1971, the location earned an infamous reputation after three teenage counselors disappeared and their bodies were gruesomely unearthed from shallow graves....." (from the MTV site)

In actuality.... friends, try to remember that MTV is in this for the ratings. This is first and foremost an entertainment show. Second, it's more an exploration of human behavior than real paranormal investigation. In my opinion:

1.) The majority of what this episode of Fear states are New Jersey urban legends lumped together to make this one site seem more frightening. The location of this episode was filmed at Camp No-Be-Bo-Sco which is hardly a dangerous haunted site. It's an active summer camp!

2.) The FBI has never, in all their years of investigations, found any evidence of ritual satanic murders.

3.) Use your brain! Fear is a great show that we all love, but don't believe everything you see.

Check out Weird NJ's entry on
Shades of Death Road. A great letter that was sent to me was also posted at Weird NJ. See the letter and Weird NJ's comments here. Finally, read creepy NJ camp stories, courtesy of course, by Weird NJ.

IGH has some ghost pictures of this road

LadyBarker's Ghost Page has some interesting observations on this Episode.

Here's a tour of Camp Spirit Lake courtesy of Daytime Ghost Hunters

Read a scary story and some more history of Shades of Death Road

The Princess Doe case is still unsolved. Can you help? Investigators search into the "Princess Doe" murder.

What's more frightening in New Jersey than the infamous Jersey Devil?? Check out this page by one of the people filmed on Fox's Scariest Places.

What famouse horror movie was also filmed at the location of this Episode? Check out the GREAT fan site at Camp Blood to find out!

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