Thursday, March 19, 2009

THE JERSEY DEVIL-------------------------

This is the sketch that ran in the 1909 newspaper called, The Philadelphia Evening Bulletin.

A very famous crypid indeed.

 The History Channel recently ran a Monster Quest Show dedicated to the Jersey Devil. This legendary creature is described as having the head of a horse and stands as tall as a human on two legs.The feet are solid hooves, the eyes are ablaze in red and the tail is long. The wings which support it's weight in the air, are bony and extremely large with a bat like membrane. It has been known to let out a high pitch cry.

The Jersey Devil has been sighted and reported for over 250 years! Most of the sightings have occurred in the Pine Barren region of southern New Jersey. The first reported sighting goes all the way back to the year 1735.

 The Lenni Lenape Indians had a name for the Pine Barrens, they called it ---"Popuessing," which means ---"the place of the dragon."

The early Swedish explorers sighted this crypid also,... and they called it "Drake Kill." The translation from Swedish is as follows,-----drake means "dragon" and kill translates to --"arm of the river."

The sightings of the Jersey Devil continue right up to the present day and there have been more than 200 well documented sightings in the last 20 years alone!

All sightings are shockingly similar in physical description. The most recent and publicised sightings are that of the Winkelman family. Their account of an encounter they experienced, was highlighted on the Monster Quest show. The Winkelman's explained that they sighted the crypid high in a tree outside their home. Mother and son both turned and immediately fled back inside their house, after getting a very good look at the legendary beast.

 Once they were safely inside,... they heard it land upon their roof and walk across the entire length of their home.

 In an effort to document what they had witnessed and heard upon their house, pictures were taken of the hoof prints that were left behind on the rooftop (can be viewed in the clip below) thanks to the blanket of recently fallen snow. Each print was measured to be about 9"x5" and 4 feet apart. Experts speculated the weight to be about 400lbs.

A professional lie detector test was set up by the show and given to the eye witnesses in the Winkelman family.

Both individuals  thoroughly PASSED THE TEST.

Even though the sightings of this creature go back to the 1700's, THE MOST SPECTACULAR ACCOUNTS occurred in January of 1909, where  
THOUSANDS of people claimed to be eye witnesses between January 16th. --23rd.

 Newspapers from coast to coast were reporting the events, as they were happening.

The "Philadelphia Evening Bulletin" ran a sketch of the creature that was described by the volumes of people coming forward, in January of 1909.




Want to see a video? Here is a short film by the show "Monster Quest" that runs on the History Channel.


  1. The show "Paranormal State", recently ran a fantastic program on the Jersey Devil. Ryan took his whole group to the eerie Pine Barrons located in S.E. Jersey, consisting of millions of acres of land. Paranormal State got intetested when a VERY RECENT sighting took place. Anthony,.. the witness was stopped at an intersection when the creature suddenly came flying out of a tree. Anthony was so close to the creature he could see the veiny capillaries through the skin-like wings. When the witness got home, he immediately drew a picture of what he had seen.

    It looked like most of the previous descriptions of the Jersey Devil.

    The Paranormal State group set out to find and photograph the creature, after interviewing numerous witnesses.
    With a full resolution thermal camera in hand, they set off on a creepy moonlit walk through the dark woods. Sounds start to be heard as they are cautiously walking the forest,.....then louder heavier sounds are begin rumbling above their heads. Ryan sees something and asks that the camera be pointed in the direction of the noise,........ and an image is captured!

    The image looks like an animal with wings, tucked in a down side position,...a lengthy tail,... standing on all fours under a tree, with an elongated face. It shows up on the camera as a colorful silhouette.

    If you haven't already, must add Paranormal State to your weekly viewing. They are amazing!

  2. One more note on the Paranormal State investigation, of the Jersey Devil,.........

    Professional Zoologists examined the image captured, of the mystery creature and determined that it matched... NO KNOWN ANIMAL!

  3. A legend circulates that the Jersey Devil is fact the thirteenth child of Mother Leeds, who while in the throws of labor pains, cursed the newborn and said, "Let it be a devil."

    The year of this supposed account was 1735.

    I DO BELIEVE that a creature is out there, that matches the descriptions of the Jersey Devil, however,......I DO NOT BELIEVE that it has anything to do with this "Leeds" legend at all. People have a way of searching for explanations, when they are confronted with the unknown. Sometimes, any justification will do.

    The Native Americans were familiar with seeing this winged fellow, and considered it a protector of the forest.

    There are so many possibilities as to what this life form may be.

    It may be a created hybrid from a visiting alien race, or a creature that has learned to use our Earth's Star Gates.
    Maybe,.....just maybe , is indigenous to our planet and has not yet been officially introduced to the masses.

    Just look at the debut, of the giant squid last year, as a MASSIVE 80 FOOT EXAMPLE!