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Museum opens Jersey Devil exhibit

Posted on Sunday, 9 May, 2010 | Comment icon 39 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

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A museum in New Jersey has opened an exhibit dedicated to exploring the mystery of the infamous Jersey Devil.

Stemming from the legend of a creature born to a woman in the 1700s the Jersey Devil has been a popular focus of science fiction and folklore for years. The new exhibit features a number of artifacts including reproductions of the creature.

"It prowls desolate, forested parts of southern New Jersey, killing livestock, leaving behind odd footprints and filling the night air with chilling sounds."

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Comment icon #30 Posted by Piney on 9 June, 2010, 3:19
The original Jersey Devil legend was written as a parody by Ben Franklin with added insult to his competition, Daniel Leeds. If you use the search function you will find the whole explanation in several threads. As for seeing anything? I have lived in Chatsworth, the center of the Pines my entire life. I worked for the local outfitter, the Pine Barren Stove Company and Sporting Goods most of my late childhood and still hang out there. I have yet to me someone who has saw the devil. It doesn't exist. Lapiche
Comment icon #31 Posted by SolemnWanderer on 23 July, 2010, 20:38
Interesting point, however I had two encounters with the supposed "JD". Although I grew up in North jersey, in which both of my sightings occured...Clinton rd and Split rock (i was sober, lol. I am split about this topic, first where my encounters a manifestation of my mind, or real?...My second theory, and probably more believeable, is that the leeds had a mutant child (see harlaquin baby) that was shunned by society and a mythical creature was developed out of that...
Comment icon #32 Posted by Ohelemapit on 23 July, 2010, 22:09
Putting aside Mother Leeds 13 child for the time being.. I would be interested in your two sightings, would you please elaborate on them?
Comment icon #33 Posted by SolemnWanderer on 24 July, 2010, 3:14
Surely, one of my bizarre hobbies is "wild-crafting", in laymen s terms, picking wild edibles. Anyhow, first experience was at a reservoir in an area that I grew up in called Split rock where I was picking tasty mushrooms, now in this instance I did not see this creature airborne, rather I saw it ducking and hiding behind trees like it was watching me without me noticing, almost kid like playing hide and go seek. It kind of reminded me of shadow people that many experience. I decided to take off without sticking around. The next experience was two years ago on a road which probabl... [More]
Comment icon #34 Posted by msmike1 on 24 July, 2010, 14:42
OK, so we have a topic that started out about the Jersey Devil and ended up being about 2 pages worth of pointless schoolgirl bickering, lol. Anyway, I am the type of person that is willing to believe if you offer adequate proof , in my mind at least, that something exists. Until then I am a skeptic. I personally have not seen one single shred of evidence that a Jersey Devil exists. Yes there are a few eyewitness accounts, but hey I once had an uncle that thought the government was hiding inside of cows and taking pictures of him out of there butts, LOL. Yeah I know. So lets just say that eyew... [More]
Comment icon #35 Posted by SolemnWanderer on 24 July, 2010, 19:34
You can be a skeptic about JD, however without irrefutable proof, nobody can confirm nor deny that it exists..After all, until 1938 the Coelecanth supposedly went the way of the dinosaurs. That being said, it also leaves room for speculation in regards to Gigantopithecus whether its extinct or not. To think otherwise would be self serving.
Comment icon #36 Posted by Graveyard Hound on 24 July, 2010, 21:03
At the risk of repeating myself, the thing is more legend, urban or otherwise that real flesh and blood. No, I can't prove it but I knows whoever reads this is real, same thing, I can't prove it but I know you are.
Comment icon #37 Posted by Piney on 24 July, 2010, 22:48
*SIGH* The "Legend" was a parody written by Ben Franklin and printed up in The 'London Gentlemen's Gazette' as true. The Leeds part was a rumour started by Franklin taking a shot at his competition, Daniel Leeds. There was no Mrs. Leeds and the Leeds family, who are Quakers get bent at the whole idea. Sober on Clinton Rd.???? Not likely! Lapiche
Comment icon #38 Posted by msmike1 on 25 July, 2010, 16:53
I am a huge skeptic of the JD. I also realize that solid proof is not likely in most if any cryptid or supernatural realms. This is the reason that I stated I would be a skeptic until adequate proof, IN MY MIND, is presented. What is adequate to me may not be adequate to others. Also, the coelecanth should not even be brought into this discussion. Yes, it was thought to be extinct, but it lives in the ocean. It is a fish that swims in a vast ocean that we still know very little about. Comparing a fish to a big horseheaded bat-like thing flying around all over the place and striking fear into t... [More]
Comment icon #39 Posted by Morgana_ on 26 July, 2010, 22:52
I have heard if this...and it is creeeeeeepy!!!

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