posted on Jul, 5 2012 @ 02:49 AM
Okay, the PNW and Alaska have Bigfoot, Sasquatch, and the North American version of the Abominable Snowman, the Southwest has the Chupacabras, or
supposed goat sucking creatures that look like deranged possums on steroids, the Deep South has bad fraud photo shopped Hogzilla's living in both
Alabama and its Georgia, and then their is the Jersey Devil.
Supposedly, according to Colonial American folklore, this creature was actually the 13th child of a weird New Jersey family in 1735 who the matriarch
was accused of being a witch and doing some things that would have gotten her burned at the stake at the Salem Witch Trials. When her 13th child was
conceived, it came out normal, but then it started transforming into a hideous, sinister hooked horned like creature, the woman was absolutely
terrorized and the deformed monster child supposedly went up the chimney and out into the New Jersey wilderness, where it has remained to this day.
Endless sightings of this supposed winged creature have been vividly described over the past 250 years now, in the Southern rural parts of New Jersey,
the Pine Barrens wooded areas to be specific. All of them seem to say the same thing or have similar descriptions of this folkloric creature living in
Southern New Jersey.
Bruce Springsteen has mentioned it numerous times on Halloween concerts and on his website as well, the NHL has named it's team in Jersey after this
creature, and quite a few other rock bands have inferred into this, their was even a time in 1909 where for a week numerous people in Pennsylvania,
New York, and New Jersey saw this creature in public, their were sighting in cities, along trolley cars, and townspeople in three states during a week
called Phenomena Week.
And their also was a sighting this past year in Montauk, New York, where a creature was found by a girl and her boyfriend, something that looked like
a Jersey Devil, I think in July 2008 IIRC washed up on a beach I think.
so the plot thickens so to speak.
If any people from the New York tri-state area, New Jersey, extreme eastern Pennsylvania, on ATS have any stories to tell, or have any other
information on this or personal stories to add, just feel free to add to the argument. The History Channel and Monster quest have really pimped this
thing up for years now, and I'm watching the story about it right now.