The Jersey Devil is a cryptid that is said to inhabit Pine Barrens in the south of Jersey. People describe it as a red, winged biped, but many descriptions vary. Now, it is common in Jersey's pop culture.
The legend of the Jersey Devil isn't very applaudable, however I think it's worth looking into. The legend says that a woman known as Mother Leeds said "Let it be the Devil" when giving birth to her 13th child. It was born with red skin, horns, wings and a horse's head. Afterwards, it flew off into the Pine Barrens.
The creature visited Mrs Leeds every day, but she told it to leave. Eventually, it never returned.
People have spotted the Jersey Devil time and time again. Here is a sighting.
|The Jersey Devil is seen on the right|
What do you think? Is it an old wives tale just to bring in more tourists? Or is something really lurking in New Jersey?