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.
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.