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Cryptid Series 02 - Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil is a legendary cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey. From the legend, "Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after finding she was pregnant for the 13th time, stated that this one would be the Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night while her friends gathered around her. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child's father was the Devil himself. Born as a normal child, it changed to a creature with hooves, a goat's head, bat wings, and a forked tail. Growling and screaming, it killed the midwife before flying up the chimney, circling the villages, and heading toward the pines.

Jersey Devil Cryptid Series