7. In 1993, a Forest Ranger Spots The Creature Near Mullica River
In 1993, a forest ranger named John Irwin was inspecting the Mullica River, which runs through the New Jersey Pine Barrens. He was driving when he had to stop his car, because there was a huge animal in the middle of the road. He described it as having thick, black, matted fur, but it also had horns, like the devil. It stood over six feet tall. Irwin and the Jersey Devil stared at each other for several minutes. This was years before people carried smartphones, so there would be no way for John Irwin to capture any evidence, either. He did not dare to move his car, afraid that it may try to attack him. After their staring contest was over, the creature went back into the forest.
Assuming that Irwin was telling the truth, there are black bears in New Jersey, so it’s possible that this was the creature he saw. When they stand up, they can often be over six feet tall, as well. However, as a forest ranger, he should be able to tell what a bear is. There is not other creature that would possibly match this description.