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Old Tennent Church Paranormal Investigation

A New Jersey Haunting

Old Tennent Church is a Presbyterian church located at 448 Tennent Road in Manalapan, New Jersey. The congregation, a member of the Presbyterian Church USA, was founded in 1692 and played a prominent role in founding Presbyterianism in America. The current edifice was completed throughout 1751-53 and was named in memory of pastors John Tennent and his brother William Tennent. The Old Tennent Cemetery is located on the same property, and the Association manages it. The Church itself is a historic Revolutionary War site. Patriots fought and won a victory over the British in the Battle of Monmouth. The church building was used as a temporary hospital for wounded soldiers.

During the Battle of Monmouth, Capt. Henry Fauntleroy sat on a tombstone in a cemetery for a brief moment when a cannonball ripped off one of his legs. He was taken inside the Church, which was used as the battlefield hospital. He died on a pew near the back of the Church, where you can still see the bloodstains.

We went to the Church at night, communicating with Henry Fauntleroy’s spirit. We did not notice until we got home and edited our pictures; his shadow was on a tree directly near us at one point when we were talking with him. – See the image

Always obtain permission and respect the property and those in the other realms, or they will come back to haunt you!

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Male Figure Shadow on tree. Picture taken as we were communicating with Capt. Henry Fauntleroy who died here during a battle in 1778 .

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Photography Information for  Ghost Hunting Photography

DSLR Camera:

We like DSLR cameras best, but ghost hunting can be done with non-DSLR cameras. Cameras that allow you to change all the settings listed are best. Cameras cannot see in the absolute darkness. You must bring a light source of some kind for focusing.

DSLR Camera Lens:

The ideal lens to use while Ghost Hunting is a wide-angle lens. It is also best to use a lens with an aperture such as 2.8 or below so more light goes into the camera since we will be in dark locations most of the time. High-quality images with high-end cameras are better, but lower-end lenses and cameras can also be used. We are here to document paranormal activity, so prioritizing quality may not be prioritized when ghost hunting.

Ghost Hunting Gear: 

Bring your tripod with your infrared illuminating light and your shutter release. Bring your driver’s license if the police question you. Be prepared for that. Be sure there aren’t any NO TRESPASSING signs where you are—trespass at your own risk.

When to Go:

Any time is adequate, but traditionally the best results have been documented after 9 p.m.

Full Spectrum Digital Camera:

This camera takes quality Full Spectrum photos and video. They have been professionally modified to accept deeper Ultraviolet (UV) and Infrared (IR) light to allow pictures deep into the invisible light spectrum. It features an easy-to-use interface with plenty of features to make your job easier and capture evidence more efficiently.

As with all cameras, this is best used with an external light source such as a UV, IR, or Full Spectrum (white) light.

Infrared (IR) Digital Camera:

Takes quality IR photos and video with the convenience and ease of a compact digital camera

Camera Settings:

For basic DSLR Photography, our goal is capturing activity, not high-quality images, so we will do a few things that are a little out of the ordinary. Set your ISO as high as you can for very dark locations. You cannot shoot a DSLR in total darkness. You will need light sources like a flashlight, church lights, or a full moon. Use your tripod and set your camera to manual mode. Set your ISO very high, depending on how much light you have. You can go much higher on your higher-end cameras, but the higher you go, the more grain you will get. Again, it’s not always about avoiding grain or digital noise here. Set your aperture to the lowest f-number; it will go to 2.8 (or the lowest aperture the camera allows), then scroll your shutter speed until the meter reads center zero. Now you are set. You should be about several seconds on your shutter speed.


You can light things up with a flashlight if you do not have enough light, but remember, the more light, the more you might aggravate the apparitions. If your camera does not take a picture, it cannot focus in the dark. Shine your light on a small spot, put your focus button on the spot and take the shot using your two-second timer. Shut the flashlight off before the two seconds are up after the camera obtained focus. Then move your lens setting into manual focus without touching the lens. Do this each time you reposition the camera.

EMF Meters:

Measure fluctuations in electromagnet fields (or EM fields). These fields directly result from electrical appliances in a home, cell phones, power lines outside, and even solar activity and weather fluctuations. Beyond that, a primary theory in the paranormal world is that entities can manipulate these fields to manifest themselves or interact with our world. When your meter goes off, do a long exposure on your tripod.



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Location Information for Ghost Hunting Old Tennant Church:

Old Tennant Church is located on a busy street in Manalapan, N.J. – If you travel here, we expect you to have complete respect for the area and those who have traveled on. Please, under no circumstances, do anything that will upset those here and afar.



Camping Information – For Ghost Hunters – Old Tennant Church NJ

Do you want to let our fellow ghost hunters know where they should camp when going to this church for ghost hunting? Email us to place your camping info here.

Where to camp

Do you want us to send our photography and ghost-hunting friends to your campground to stay during their ghost-hunting trip? Put your campground information here. We will put a picture of your establishment, the website link, the phone number, and your information on your campground to make it easy for our photographers and ghost hunters to find you. They are good at getting there in the dark.

Would you like to be featured in an article as a place to stay while doing photography or ghost hunting? If so, please send us an email. You will be surprised at how affordable our prices can be.



Local Restaurant – For Ghost Hunters – Old Tennant Church NJ

Ghost hunters get very hungry after ghost hunting. Let our fellow ghost hunters know you will feed them by placing your restaurant info here.


The best hotels while doing photography

Local Hotel Information for Ghost Hunters – Old Tennant Church NJ

The best place to stay in this area is the Colts Neck Inn. If you are traveling and looking for a place to rest, visit the Colts Neck Inn Hotel. The location offers the country’s tranquility while being close to the Asbury Park and Long Branch Beaches, Delicious Orchards, Monmouth Race Track, Jersey Shore Premium Outlets, Eatontown, Freehold, and Red Bank. The two-story hotel features 47 individually decorated rooms with Thomasville™ furnishings. They also offer two grand suites, each with a Jacuzzi. Guests enjoy free Wi-Fi, cable TV, parking, and continental breakfast. The Colts Neck Inn Hotel offers the comfort and charm one expects in a country setting, with modern amenities.



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Old Tennent Church is a Presbyterian church located at 450 Tennent Road, Manalapan, New Jersey.



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