Jersey Devil Philadelphia Post 1909

The Jersey Devil

When the ninja was a little ninja, and even cuddlier he was fascinated by the crazy paranormal stuff. The Jersey Devil was one of the things that he was interested in. For those unfamiliar with what the mystical folk creature is, let me get you up to speed. The Jersey Devil, sometimes referred to as the Leeds Devil is a cryptid, which is supposed to live in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. It sort of looks like a horse or other biped creature with hooves. Though this is just one of many versions. It also has wings and is able to fly. Yeah, I know, if sounds like a something from “My Little Pony”. When you’re 8 though, that might just be enough to be frightening. The Devil has made an impact though on the area. No, it hasn’t laid waste to the area, spreading mischief and mayhem in its wake, that is my job. Instead it has inspired popular culture and even provided the name for the NHL hockey team in NJ. As the ninja got older the interest lessened and logic took over, now he can clearly tell you that what was once thought of as the Jersey Devil is nothing more than a ugly horse. Check it out for yourself. He is a 1909 drawing of the little devil.
Jersey Devil Philadelphia Post 1909

Jersey Devil Philadelphia Post 1909

If you’re interested in reading up on the Jersey Devil here is the article on Wikipedia. Update: For all of you that don’t enjoy reading, here is an easier way for you to learn about the Jersey Devil, all you have to do is click play.

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  1. A friend and I have been looking for more information on this, thanks for the funny p ost. I liked all that crazy stuff when I was little too. The video is so funny.

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