NO MAN'S LAND
A TRUE CRIME HORROR SERIES
In 2019, documentary filmmaker John Hulme and his digital storytelling club at Highland Park High School began to investigate the history of "No Man's Land," a mysterious section of woods in Central New Jersey rumored to be haunted. Each episode focused on one of the most infamous stories in its terrible history of violence -- tales of murder and suicide, dating as far back as the late 1600's, all of which contain eerily similar elements of the supernatural. The hope was to prove once and for all whether or not "No Man's Land" was indeed infested with an evil presence.
Unfortunately for several members of the team, that's exactly what they did.
John Hulme is an award winning writer and filmmaker from Highland Park, NJ. His directed the feature-length documentary Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father (HBO, 2008) and is the screenwriter of Bag Man (2019), an original horror film being produced by Temple Hill Entertainment. Hulme has long dreamed of a making a film about No Man's Land, but is still wrestling with some of the ethical issues surrounding the project. Most important of which is whether or not it's safe to even be telling this story in the first place...
Host of Podcast
Marc Ramrekha is a graduate of Highland Park High School and is currently majoring in Political Science at Rutgers University. A native of Trinidad & Tobago, he is also working on a film about his family's long held belief that they are cursed...
Host of Podcast
Will Schwartz is a graduate of Highland Park High School and was majoring in English at Rutgers University when the most recent episode of the No Man's Land podcast went awry. He is now under observation at the Carrier Clinic in Belle Meade, NJ, but will hopefully be coming home soon.
ALICIA, JOMYRA AND SANDRA
These three seniors at HPHS were just sophomores when they volunteered to be the first to film the area under the Bridge where three Flopheads died violent deaths. Ever since, they've been considered the go to crew when it comes to investigating the scariest locations. The scariest of which is yet to come.
DIGITAL STORYTELLING CLUB
Field Reporters & Filmmakers
A motley but lovable crew of all shapes and sizes, most of who've known each other since kindergarten. Some skeptics, some true believers, all hoping (and secretly terrified by the possibility) that everything they've ever heard about No Man's Land is real...
A senior at Rutgers University studying Communication, Creative Writing and Music, Sofia learned of No Man's Land as a student in John Hulme's "Documenting Your World" class at Rutgers and joined the team. She spends her time performing and writing and is motivated by her old-fashioned Italian family and their shared Catholic faith. But it's this belief in the Holy Spirit that makes the evil so much more real for her.
This daughter of a former Flophead went to the same high school as her Mom, who is stlll haunted by the horrific deaths under the Bridge. Evvie, on the other hand, grew up fascinated by the lore, and was the first to ever bring a camera to No Man's Land. But for reasons known only to her, she destroyed the footage and left for parts unknown. Now Evvie lives with husband in South America, blogging about her adventures -- and finally coming clean about what happened out in No Man's Land.
LASTEST DISCOVERIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
The production team was THRILLED to be contacted by Will Rogers and Kristen Andersen, the brother and sister team behind the amazing podcast, "GUIDE TO THE UNKNOWN." No spoilers for Episode 7, but suffice it say they completely blew our minds with some discoveries they made around the history of some unsolved murders both in No Man's Land and the Berkshire Mountains. You can also check out Will and Kristen's many deep dives into horror movies and lore at Apple Podcasts, Sticher, or https://www.gttupod.com
A SAFETY NOTE FROM THE PRODUCERS
Even though the podcast will not be officially released until after our ten episode Season 1 is complete, some true-crime/horror fans have found their way to this private site and reached out to us. We can't thank you enough for the enthusiasm of your response, but several listeners have also expressed concern that we may at some point broadcast the true name of the Evil Spirit that supposedly haunts No Man's Land. Being that saying this name aloud is rumored to make the speaker vulnerable to possession, we promise not to take that risk with any fans of the show. We also highly recommend against trying to pronounce the name written in former Flophead Pete Horvath's lyric book, which can be seen in Webisode #3. Once said properly, it cannot be unsaid.
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ORIGINAL COPY OF
NO MAN'S LAND
Thanks to the legendary Golden Corral flea market in Lambertville, NJ, we discovered an original copy of the pamphlet that used to be given out at rest stops and gas stations on the NJ Turnpike (right next to the Long Branch Haunted Mansion and Brigantine Castle). This one's still missing a few pages, so we're still on the lookout for a more complete version if you know where we can find one...