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Devil’s Tree, New Jersey – Why So Evil?

September 16, 2019

Hey guys, let’s take a look at the Devil’s
tree in Bernards Township, New Jersey. This oak tree is said to be more than 250 years
old and is considered pure evil. A closer look shows that many people have tried to
cut it down and it is now protected with a chain link fence. How does a tree… get so
much attention? Locals tell you that anyone who disrespects this tree by spitting, peeing
on it or simply taunting it will have serious consequences. You spit on this tree, you will
get a severe case of strep throat. One guy peed on it and hit a deer while driving back.
Another guy mocked the tree and had a nose bleed right away. Anyone who touches the tree
and tries to eat at a restaurant on the same day will find that his hands have turned black.
What makes this tree so evil? Because it has 2 very real stories behind it.
The first story is that this township was the headquarters of Ku Klux Klan in New Jersey.
After the defeat in the Civil War, many southern war veterans moved to this part of the state.
In fact there were so many of them in this area that there is a place nearby called Rebel
Hill. But the most active period of the KKK began right after the movie “The Birth of
a nation” in 1915. It is a fact that they lynched numerous black people on this tree.
Ironically, these lynchings were led by a Reverend called Carl Mellberg of the Basking
Ridge Methodist Church. You can see that this tree must have been a very convenient place
because it is far away from any police station or big cities back then. The KKK often lynched
just any black person they could find on this tree simply to show their power. This was
not limited to just black men but they also hung black women and children. This is one
big reason why locals believe that there are so many trapped souls in this tree and people
who put up their ears on the trunk claim that you can hear screaming and begging from inside
the tree. Guys who drive by during midnight have also reported seeing hanging bodies swaying
from the branches. The second story which is also true is that
a farmer who owned a large piece of land in this area, went bankrupt during the great
depression. This was a time when farmers began burning corn rather than coal in their stoves
because corn was cheaper. Unable to feed his wife and kids, this farmer brought them here
on a nice day for a picnic, killed them all and then hung himself on the tree.
Now, with so many homicides and suicide, this tree has a lot of negative energy. Devil worshipers
use this energy till date to jinx their enemies. They come here after midnight and place weird
objects like this one in the tree. They believe that the trapped souls will transfer their
energy on the object if it is placed here for a full lunar cycle. This strange wooden
thing was most probably placed by a devil worshipper. He or she would later take this
and bury it under the enemy’s yard which will bring misfortune to him.
If you visit the tree after dark, you will be followed by a big black truck while driving
back. This story seems to have many eyewitness accounts. The truck will follow you up until
a certain point and after the road bends, you won’t see it. Some say this makes sense
because there is a sign that says “park closed 1/2 hours after sunset, violators will be
prosecuted” and the park ranger could be driving the black truck. Others say that the sign
was only put up recently but this has been happening for many years. Is it possible that
there is a sentinel guarding the devil’s tree? Also, right below the devil’s tree is a boulder
called the heat rock or the devil’s rock. It is true that it is unusually warmer than
the rest of the area, even during winter. Is it because there is some hidden natural
phenomena like hot springs underneath or because of paranormal activity?
A while ago, I posted a video about the Devil’s Tree in Florida which has an even better story
attached to it, but this tree has become so notorious that they are making a movie about
it now. I hope you liked this video, I am Praveen Mohan. Thanks a lot for watching,
don’t forget to subscribe and I’ll talk to you soon.


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  • Reply Elena March 1, 2016 at 7:01 am

    very interesting

  • Reply spincr March 1, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    Really if the tree were really evil, in the middle of primitive America it would've been hacked up a long time ago.

  • Reply Prequalz March 20, 2016 at 2:37 am

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  • Reply Travis Bickle March 28, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever seen…

  • Reply Ruby and Sassy April 6, 2016 at 3:02 am

    So I can't hug the tree?

  • Reply Charlie Mylod April 19, 2016 at 10:04 pm

    The black truck that chases people is probably Fred Coddington's ghost truck. Fred Coddington, who died in 1962, was the owner of the place who had an apple orchard there. He was known to shoot at anybody who'd try to steal apples and his ghost is still guarding the orchard. I heard rumors that his pond may be full of bones of wouldbe apple thieves.

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  • Reply A. R. May 15, 2016 at 2:11 pm

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  • Reply Collin P June 15, 2016 at 5:04 pm

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  • Reply Alexei Ponikarovsky July 4, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Idk what's more scary, the tree or your voice

  • Reply Jeena Gurung July 20, 2016 at 7:15 am

    Can you make more haunted tours or legend stories please!

  • Reply L Don July 22, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I live in Bernard's township

  • Reply Cotton Kk July 23, 2016 at 4:30 am

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  • Reply Mike K August 11, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I mocked the tree by slapping the trunk and quoting Rocky 3' "you ain't so bad". On my way home I felt a painful sensation on my palm, got freaked out and crashed and died. When I awoke in Hell, one of Satans minions told me that all I had was a splinter! He said that I was so ignorant that I would have to spend eternity with the likes of, NASA employees and former "scientists". Damn you YouTube and your incite full, never misleading videos! Keep believing, look where it got me! Gotta go, my teeth need gnashing. By the way, Pitbulls rule the underworld.

  • Reply Allison D'Andrea August 15, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    I went to a different video to get away from the jev comments and it didn't work

  • Reply MTG Culinary September 4, 2016 at 2:50 am

    I live in this town!

  • Reply Machion Gaver September 6, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    My mom grew up around the corner from the tree.

  • Reply Sonia Sohi October 21, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Why is the tree protected from being cut down?

  • Reply P Fletch November 5, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Your videos are fascinating, please keep them coming. I would love if you did some videos on old plantations and their history/stories.

  • Reply adam Khalaf January 5, 2017 at 6:00 am

    this is the most annoying youtuber

  • Reply Megan Elsa February 6, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Thank god don't live near that devil tree I'd be scared shitless "

  • Reply Dylan DePuy February 21, 2017 at 4:21 am

    You did a real good job on this video, I drove there with my friends today and this was very interesting.

  • Reply paw pad February 28, 2017 at 12:48 am

    so if a blavk person touches it they do not suffer the hand colour change?

  • Reply Mike K March 1, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    After a swin in the lake of fire and pissing on Buzz Aldrins exposed eye socket, the only reprise of the day, 10 minutes of YouTube viewing. Sure I'm tortured daily, but I still appreciate a funny comment. Gotta go, Bill Paxton just arrived.

  • Reply Suzan Clark May 21, 2017 at 3:44 pm


  • Reply Sword May 22, 2017 at 2:26 am

    The people trying to cut down the tree call the tree evil lol

  • Reply Lance Sulton May 25, 2017 at 2:03 am

    Very well put together video, subscribed

  • Reply Yahu Yahu June 3, 2017 at 11:02 am

    for some reason I thot u would touch that tree and prove that it was all a myth.😋

  • Reply I'm REAL Steel July 16, 2017 at 4:28 am

    If you cum on the tree will you get cursed by having qa baby??

  • Reply Super Jefe July 20, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I want to see the Devil himself climb this tree.

  • Reply Super Jefe July 20, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    My teacher told me this story about Weird New Jersey.

  • Reply Randy Lee July 27, 2017 at 8:12 pm

    Southern veteran's arnt the kkk dumbass

  • Reply Raining Bass August 24, 2017 at 10:47 am

    if its that bad for spitting on it or touching it… i wonder what would happen if you cut it down… lol

  • Reply The Misanthrope Channel August 30, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Ain't no devil darker than a human.

  • Reply lustylucaya September 3, 2017 at 3:29 pm

    What happens if it falls down

  • Reply Kristina Miers September 4, 2017 at 9:12 am

    From the distance view your can see the devil/dragon that is a huge nope train for me!

  • Reply TheBo0mer September 4, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    That "strange object" looks a lot like a leg of a chair or small table that's been broken off. Is there more to it than just being a broken piece of furniture?

  • Reply Jamari Sullivan September 5, 2017 at 12:33 am

    That's fucked up👎

  • Reply TeaSis September 5, 2017 at 1:00 am

    Makes me want
    to bring a bunch of people and meditate and pray near the tree to transfer the positive energy

  • Reply THCarballo September 5, 2017 at 5:24 am

    #gangrape #tenkiucomagehn

  • Reply Shawn Powell September 5, 2017 at 9:55 am

    Only the devil is allowed to pee on the tree.

  • Reply No No no September 10, 2017 at 7:00 am

    #luzzy squad) I watch his videos and a lot of the tho vs he is saying isn't true but it is interesting

  • Reply Jeyar Chardy September 12, 2017 at 12:31 pm

    Come here to Philippines. Every tree in rural areas here are evil.

  • Reply orange70383 September 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

    Some people don't like trees so it better be careful or somebody's gonna beat it's ass.

  • Reply Buddy jesus September 18, 2017 at 3:24 am

    Someone cut at least two of the limbs with a chainsaw. It's clear from looking at it. I bet nothing happened then.

  • Reply Suicide Silence September 19, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    I grew up in NJ and remember walking by the woods and we had a name for the haunted woods but don't remember what it was. Anyone?

  • Reply Bitch-sama September 30, 2017 at 4:54 pm

    It's just a tree for fuck sake…

  • Reply Rakesh krr November 2, 2017 at 4:15 am

    u should have tried some activity with tree to show us

  • Reply Arsica The Sweetest December 18, 2017 at 12:23 am

    Philippines has more evil tree.

  • Reply Creek Shine January 2, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Yeah, that weird devil worshipper talisman stuck under the corrugated fence around the tree, that's a broken off chair leg. Somebody stuck a wooden thing in there and broke it off, prob a my trying to get something g that someone dropped under there.

  • Reply Dave Mustaine January 18, 2018 at 3:20 am

    Ah the kvlt tree

  • Reply The Truth February 10, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    Bro read this link a tree in telangana state woke and stood after falling down..

  • Reply Matthew T February 11, 2018 at 7:03 am

    Could someone make a debunking article about this tree? I have looked all over the internet and haven't seen one debunk about it.

  • Reply Gianna e February 13, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    I'm going there right now lmao yay

  • Reply Devil Daughter unknown March 1, 2018 at 2:56 pm

    That's my dad's tree (devil) cool go dad

  • Reply shadow Reaper7 March 4, 2018 at 2:26 am


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  • Reply Joseph Lapiana April 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    this is very similar 'magic' to what the priest's in Egypt (& elsewhere) used to protect their kings/queen/pharaoh/treasure/temple. what is done is a very strong thought form is made. the cleaner the individual the stronger the thought form, the more individuals focused on the same thought form the stronger it is. this is a bit 'darker' magic. as a tree is a sentient being on its own, normally full of Light and Love, i would hypothesis that the tree is inhabited by the misguided energies that were taken around the area.

    i WONDER what would happen if someone tried a Cleansing ceremony…some Sage or Palo Santo….any ghost/adventure hunters in NJ wanna give it a go? id bet there'd be a BIT of a show to say the least. i bet too the tree would be happy with all the spirits gone…..

  • Reply Mo Kong May 7, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Dear Robert I'm so sorry Idont asked permission watching this video so sorry pls forgive my foolish Act plss don't curse me plss

  • Reply _Pistoling Around_ May 27, 2018 at 1:24 pm

    Okay, if people weren’t so racist back then, then the consequences of any of this wouldn’t be here. But it’s still bad to disrespect every tree. Respect others and nature. I just don’t get it why they did these kinds of things back then.

  • Reply Susan Munford May 29, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    So when they put their ear up to the tree they hear screaming and crying…just before their ears turn black and fall off?

  • Reply shane stevens June 7, 2018 at 3:52 am

    What about shitting on that stupid tree?

  • Reply shane stevens June 7, 2018 at 3:57 am

    That tree isn't shit. There is a oak tree in Hoppland California that is over 550 years old that was the valley lenching tree. It's in the back yard (courtyard) of the Hoppland Inn, the Inn is haunted. I stayed there some times a month at a time over two years remodeling it.
    The Inn is around 160 years old.

  • Reply m w June 19, 2018 at 7:49 pm

    The tree did all that i lost 50 cent i think is the tree fault

  • Reply MATT RYAN June 26, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    Hey PTV that sign was put up in the last few years, the truck has been chasing people away for decades!

  • Reply MATT RYAN July 6, 2018 at 1:34 am

    That truck had been seen decades before that sign went up! Scary. My friends said that they were chased out by a truck that came out of thin air after throwing a bottle at it.

  • Reply Barack Nobama July 17, 2018 at 6:40 am

    A tree that hung black people? I’m not scared… I love that tree

  • Reply Barack Nobama July 17, 2018 at 6:43 am

    If I went there I’d fly confederate flags and play some Tupac to confuse all the spirits

  • Reply Hows It brackin August 6, 2018 at 4:31 am

    What if someone were to put dynamite on it

  • Reply Mone Adw September 9, 2018 at 5:41 am

    I swear I god I peed on it 1:30Am. All talking shit. Add me on snap ask me for the video I’ll send it to u Sc. Mo_3dwani

  • Reply Divine September 9, 2018 at 6:22 am

    So only the devil can pee on this tree

  • Reply bruce wayne October 15, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Wow so below the "Devils" tree is the "Devils" rock. Whoever came up with those names deserves a trophy!

  • Reply Jason Bladzinski October 16, 2018 at 6:24 am

    I peed, spit, yelled, and laughed on or at this tree, more than once. Nothing happened to me. It's bullshit.

  • Reply Sonya C November 3, 2018 at 2:02 am

    Sounds like the tree has done its penance. 6113 souls trapped there. Some quite ancient – so not a recent phenomenon. Time for all to be free.

  • Reply Jamie Lynn December 1, 2018 at 1:10 am

    When i went there, it still had the limb that was supposedly used to hang people from. It's changed a lot over the last 10 years. Me n friends went in the winter and snow does lie at the base of the tree. Wish people didn't steal my camera, i had a lot of creepy pictures n the snow around the base

  • Reply Umer Rehman December 11, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Who put the cage around it?

  • Reply Certified Savage January 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    two fifty years old

  • Reply JustPM January 5, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Whites adults weren’t allowed into heaven until the 80’s

  • Reply Amy Rose January 22, 2019 at 11:50 pm

    I have been near the tree we where driving and I see it and I remember at night we where walking and I saw the dearest devil! I don’t think it was real at first but now i am terrified! It flew over my head but it was really high up in the air but the sound of the wings flying it made me terrified to death!

  • Reply Ace PvP April 20, 2019 at 3:42 am

    Mate get a chainsaw and chop it down gods with us bruh he won't let no devil harm us thus the tree is theoredically NOT. haunted, no one should fear. Seriously i would saw that tree right down. It would take 15seconds and gone. Like seriously can't believe no one has done that yet… Smh

  • Reply Priyankar Agrawal May 9, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    so this is the most powerful nation on earth..??

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