Wednesday, October 14, 2009
The Jersey Devil
I just love Halloween. It's is my favorite holiday right after Christmas. The other day at work we were discussing real ghost stories and "real"monsters that supposedly exist. So, since it's Halloween and all I thought I would start getting in the mood for the scary holiday. Rumor has had it for many years that The Jersey Devil has terrorized the southern part of New Jersey for generations. The supposed creature of the New Jersey Pine Barrens has haunted and even killed very large prey and it has been doing so for 260 years now.
This entity has been seen by over 2,000 eye witness over this period. It has caused factories and schools to close down. The most popular legend says that a Mrs Shroud of Leeds Point made a wish. If she ever had another child she wanted it to be a devil. Low and behold, her child was born, but it was all misshapen and deformed. She sheltered it in the house so the curious couldn't see him. One stormy night, the child flapped it's arms, which turned to wings, and he escaped out the chimney. To this day people still claim to see the Jersey Devil. Upon my research their was indeed a Mrs. Shroud of Leeds Point and she did have two children, a normal one and a deformed one, which went missing. Whether or not the creature really exist, I'm not about to find out. Do you have any weird " legend creatures" in your area?