posted on Jul, 10 2008 @ 04:21 AM
Ong's Hat, there was a little restaurant there, Just off the circle at route 70 and country lakes in NJ.
The geograpy related in that tale indicated that they got their info from a map that did not scale down far enough. And they had never gone through
the woods there.
I lived a half mile from Ong's Hat during that period. In Country Lakes. There were maybe 5 houses in the immediate vicinity of Ong's hat, meaning
in that half mile along that road.
Anywhere else would have another name. They had no idea of the local geography. Don't buy into it.
They did not even mention the restaurant.
Which is Ong's Hat restaurant and the only indication that the area is known as Ong's hat. Ong's hat was an old stagecoach stop, where Ong threw
his hat in the air. It stuck in the tree and that was what people remembered about the place. That is how small it is.
If you go through the woods the distance stated as their walking through the woods to McGuire AFB you end up in my old livingroom. Three miles from
McGuire AFB, the wrong side of Browns Mills a sizable community, and the wrong side of Fort Dix an army base. Adjacent to McGuire.
The rest of the story was a good yarn though!