16 Creepy Alleged Sightings Of The Jersey Devil
16 Creepy Alleged Sightings Of The Jersey Devil

16 Creepy Alleged Sightings Of The Jersey Devil

Shannon Quinn - January 7, 2019

16 Creepy Alleged Sightings Of The Jersey Devil
Route 9 is so long, it stretches from the Jersey Shore all the way up to New York City. Credit: Google Maps

2. The Bayville Sighting Startled Drivers on Route 9

Route 9 is one of the major roads that runs alongside the Pine Barrens, and people use it all the time go to down to the Jersey Shore. One of the many sightings included in the Weird NJ book was a story from someone going by the name Sonny Z. He wrote that it was around 10 PM at night, and Sonny was driving through the town of Bayville. Two cars driving ahead of him had to suddenly slam on their breaks when a disgusting creature emerged from the woods.

He described it as being hairless, with strange, short ears and hooved feet. He also said it towered over the road, standing nearly 10-feet tall. He said that it looked like every classic drawing of the Jersey Devil that he had always seen, and that it galloped at high speeds across the highway. Of course, many people told Sonny that this was just a deer. But he insists that he had seen plenty of deer driving at night before, and this was absolutely no animal he had ever seen before.

16 Creepy Alleged Sightings Of The Jersey Devil
This is the image of the Jersey Devil that was apparently taken in 2015. Credit: ABC News

1. Does the Jersey Devil Play Golf?

In 2015, people claimed that they thought they saw The Jersey Devil along Route 9 in Egg Harbor Township near a golf course. The witness, David Black, thought that there was a llama standing inside of its fence along the roadway, until it suddenly whipped out gigantic wings and started flying away. David Black grabbed his cell phone, and tried to capture a video of this creature. The video clip is very short, and shows what appears to be the Jersey Devil flying across the screen, a black silhouette against a colorful sunset. There is a still photo of the same creature that is also attributed to David Black, and it kind of looks like a horned goat with wings that was thrown like a football.

However, the clip also went on the internet close to Halloween, which is why many people believe that David Black is trying to prank the internet. He told NJ.com, “I swear it’s not Photoshopped or a staged thing. People have said it’s fake, but it’s not. I’m honestly just looking for an explanation for what I saw.” However, no one else has ever come forward to say that they have seen a similar creature at the same time.

 

Where did we find this stuff? Here are our sources:

A Jersey Devil May Have Been Spotted in New Jersey. Mysterious Universe. 2015.

13 Places the Jersey Devil Has Been Spotted. NJ.com. 2016.

The Jersey Devil. WeirdNJ.com

Joseph Bonaparte and the Jersey Devil. AmericanFolklore.net

The Jersey Devil: Legend or Truth? Troy Taylor. PrairieGhosts.com. 2002.

Jersey Devil Reported Encounters. Wikipedia.

Snallygaster. Wikipedia.

Jersey Devil. HistoricSmithville.com

Jersey Devil “Sighting” Reignites Excitement, But Experts Pour Cold Water. Alan Yuhas. The Guardian. 2015.

Weird N.J.: Your Travel Guide to New Jersey’s Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets. Mark Moran, Mark Sceurman Sterling Publishing Company. 2009.

The Skeleton Man, The Jersey Devil, and a Multitude of Other Attractions. Ken Kinkel. PhillyHistory.org. 2012.

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