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
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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 .
Old Tennent Church Ghost Hunting
This image shows a male figure’s shadow on the tree. We noticed this shadow days later. We were teaching photography to a student and went into our office, and on the computer was a lightened image of the original dark image as seen above. We did not lighten it before we walked away from the desk. We sat down and immediately noticed the shadow in the newly lightened picture. Did Henry follow us home?
We were standing right next to each other when the picture was taken. Only two women were hunting this night. We were communicating with Henry when this image was taken. We started shooting as we talked when we connected to the other side. We sensed that Henry wanted us to leave shortly after taking these pictures. Communications often come in the sense of feeling and images for us. Near midnight, he told us some evil spirits would arrive. We felt as if the spirits of the opposition involved in the battle of June 1778 would be becoming. I then saw an image of us getting into our vehicle. I also sensed danger. My partner also seemed spooked and felt we should leave.
We started referring to Henry as my boyfriend at some point this night only because he liked me and invited both of us back. He warned us to go but wanted to see us again. We did not want to go but were not ready for a run-in with evil spirits. Although my ghost-hunting partner Gerry took steps to protect us, we did not want to take any chances of evil spirits following us home. My partner was also noticing a lot of strange sounds that started to happen at this time. Being at my desk at 5 a.m. to work on the magazine that morning exhausted me, so we decided to leave.