This episode’s goal was to answer Is the Jersey Devil a real creature or a cautionary tale?
No mention was made of the very plausible earthly political birth of the story http://skeptoid.com/episodes/4282 (thanks to member Rafterman), but I could have missed it. It didn't keep my attention at all.
I watched the Jersey Devil episode. Unfortunately Friedlander’s humor was not humorous and the southern New Jersey paranormal team’s nighttime drama was not suspenseful. Can you imagine entering the woods and hearing noises? And even possibly seeing something in the dark?
Just another weak show rehashing other weak shows. I can see its appeal for Halloween (to a young crowd) and I guess all these shows appease, for some, the mysterious/fear/monster factor many of us crave.
But where are the innovators? Or, at least charismatic and funny hosts. I could probably enjoy watching a show with Josh Gates collecting seashells. These other shows are just dull with even “duller” hosts.
The local paranormal museum curator stated that within the last 5-6 years the popularity of the Jersey Devil has exploded. People are looking at their world in a different way and saying all of these things they were told were impossible, while they may not be probable, they are certainly within the realm of possibility.
The realm of possibility? The Jersey Devil according to one version, began as the 13 child of a possible witch that at birth had glowing red eyes, the head of a horse and slit the throat of the midwife with a swipe of its claws.
Did the show answer the question? Do you have to ask?
Edited by QuiteContrary, 28 October 2013 - 01:13 AM.