- For the rugby league footballer of the 1990s for Wales, and Leigh, see Mark Moran
, a lifetime New Jersey resident is co-creator of the Weird NJ
magazine and website. His Internet success led him to co-create and co-star in the History Channel show Weird US
Moran, along with co-creator Mark Sceurman, started Weird NJ
as a homemade newsletter, passed out to family and friends. It was produced as an annual issue. The "zine" as they called it, contains articles, facts, and legends about weird places to visit in New Jersey.
In 2003, Moran and Sceurman published their first book, Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
. The book was well-received, and soon the travel writers began to receive submissions from other states. Weird U.S.: Your Travel Guide to America's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets
was the result of such fandom. It was published in 2004 by Barnes & Noble Press. In 2005-2006, the writers of Weird U.S.
released a calendar based on the book.