This book mainly dealt with the folklore of The Jersey Devil, the early sightings of the creature, and the incredibly active week in January, 1909 A few post 1909 sightings are mentioned, too The Jersey Devil was always one of my favorite of the cryptids, although I really think that it s mass hysteria than cryptid Nonetheless interesting. A great piece of folklore and Americana Jersey Devil, The Best Selling Book On New Jersey S Infamous Jersey Devil Over , In Print Is Now A Major Motion Picture Th Child Legend Of The Jersey Devil Starring Cliff Robertson, Lesley Anne Down And Robert Guillaume This Is The Book That Inspired The Movie Complete With ó The Jersey Devil ë Download by µ James F. McCloy Photographs Quick, harmless, and informational book on the New Jersey s best known tale of folklore This book works well simply as a collection of accounts and newspaper clippings on sightings of the supposed beast It never tries to sway the reader that the devil actually exists If anything, it discounts the credibility whenever possible without seeming disrespectful or belittling You can do the whole book in one read on a weekend morning or a plane ride and its a good one for Jersey residents to leave on their coffee table for guests. è The Jersey Devil è Interesting readbeing that I remember driving through The Pine Barrens of New Jersey the home of The Jersey Devil when I was a child going to Barnegat, NJ to visit my Grandma Tyndall While The X Files had the NJ Devil being a cavewoman , the NJ Devil may be any number of creatures The best part of this book were the newspaper cartoons depicting the NJ Devil as a clownish creature wearing a hat and holding a balloon Word of caution don t get lost in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey in the dead of night I picked this up sometime during the last decade or so as my interest in the Pine Barrens exploded For some reason, I didn t get to reading it until today. While The Jersey Devil is legendary here in South Jersey, my knowledge of the legend is minimal I recall seeing a very good movie on film when I was in elementary school in the 1970s Mother Leed gave birth on a dar and stormy evening. This book did not provide the kind of details I hoped it would Rather, it basically just chronicled sightings of The Jersey Devil over the last couple hundred years In addition, there was some speculation as to the origin of the legend Much like I hear others espouse, there stories are all over the place There is not one dominating story of The Jersey Devil. The takeaway for me from this book is the predominance of sightings that spok Having grown up in suburban New Jersey, we had always heard the legend of The Jersey Devil by word of mouth That legend was always repeated and extra scary while away at camp This book actually documents the various accounts and sightings A must read for those from Jersey who have heard the legend and question it s origins.
On a small road trip with my sister, we passed through the Pine Barrens in South NJ My hubby brought up the story of The Jersey Devil, which neither my sister or I knew being from Florida, not NJ It made for a great old time car conversation When we returned home, my hubby found a copy of this book he had from childhood And it was a fun, creepy read for vacation Having moved down to south jersey from Bergen CountyI figured it s time to get into the lore of the state This is my first book on The Jersey Devil or Leeds Devil A very quick read, with photos and illustrations There are a few tales of the devil s origination I m still tickled it was a subjecy for The X Files television show Driving down here on NJ s back roads, with none of the streetlights that I m used to from up North, I wouldn t doubt something could, maybe still exist It is pretty scary down here in the Pinelands. No one is sure. This is a short read summarizing the legend of The Jersey Devil What surprised me is just how far the creature is purported to have traveled I thought it never left the Pine Barrens of central New Jersey, yet sightings spanned the Lower Delaware River They also occurred in major cities like Philadelphia, Wilmington, and beyond Other parts I found interesting include the timespan of sightings and promoters attempts to make money off the panic. The only thing I didn t like was the speed with which the authors described sightings Some consisted of little than a few sentences, but I may have enjoyed it had they gone a little in depth, even if that meant reprinting original newspaper articles Even so, I reco
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James F. McCloy
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