NO MAN'S LAND
A TRUE CRIME HORROR PODCAST
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. But somewhere along the way, the crew became unable to shake the dread that whatever was responsible for the terrible things that happened might still be out there.
Watching, and waiting to do the same to them...
Webisode 1: The Castle
Webisode 2: The Flopheads
Webisode 3: Weird Connections
Webisode 4: The Name That Should Not Be Named
Webisode 5: Willie Claws
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 majoring in English at Rutgers University. Despite his unsettling experience in Episode 6 of the podcast, Will continues to insist he's doing much better now...
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.
LASTEST DISCOVERIES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
HALLOWEEN UPDATE SPECIAL!
The No Man's Land team is deep in production on Season 2, but we wanted to release a Halloween special just to catch you up on what's been going on since Season 1 dropped a year ago. Along with answering listener questions and updating the status of William Haliday, aka "Willie Claws," we also go in search of one of the lore's most hallowed artifacts. Some believe the little pyramid of rocks knocked over by Seth Carter back in 1949, right before he was strangled by his brother Caleb, is the key to unlocking the mystery of No Man's Land. But things get dicey when the team discovers someone waiting for them out in the woods -- someone who clearly doesn't want "Caleb's Tower" to be found.
Episode 11 available in our player above or wherever you listen to podcasts and hope you enjoy!
A SAFETY NOTE FROM THE PRODUCERS
We can't thank you enough for the enthusiasm of your response to this podcast, but several listeners have 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 have also decided to take down any images of the name written in former Flophead Pete Horvath's lyric book, which were previously seen in webisodes and in the photo gallery. Though we've had just as many requests to leave them posted, we are choosing to err on the side of caution. Our apogees to anyone upset by these images, especially Mia from Chattanooga.
VINTAGE BLACK MAGIC COLONY PHOTOS
We want to thank Professor Hadley Eure of the University of Texas at San Marcos for sharing her recently found stash of photos showing what the artist/black magic colony created by the late Barbara Farmer looked like in 1968. The No Man's Land team actually took our first field trip up to that legendary location in Keystone Arches Park, Massachusetts, and we're excited to share that episode with you in Season 2. In the meantime, we've added some pics here and to the top of the gallery below. Professor Eure also shared her pic of the (VERY creepy) pool up there, because it has the same symbol we found under the Rt 1 Bridge in Edison (site of the Flophead Killings). See below...