The Domestic Life of the Jersey Devil

"For the better part of two centuries, at least, the story of the Jersey Devil has been part of the culture of Southern New Jersey.

Author: Bill Sprouse

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ISBN: 0989952207

Category: Devil

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"For the better part of two centuries, at least, the story of the Jersey Devil has been part of the culture of Southern New Jersey. A fire-breathing monster with the head of a horse, bat wings and the body of a kangaroo, the creature is said to be the thirteenth child of Mother Leeds, born in 1735, when the unfortunate woman put a curse on her future offspring. Informed at a tender age by his BeBop (his grandmother) that he is distantly related to the beast, Bill Sprouse goes looking for the story behind the story of his family's connection to the famous monster. The result is part memoir, part travelogue and part a raucous tour of three-hundred years of New Jersey history. The domestic life of the Jersey Devil traces the origins of the Jersey Devil legend to an obscure pamphlet war that sent the Leeds family to Leeds Point at the end of the seventeenth century, with the family patriarch, Daniel Leeds, branded Satan's Harbinger in the process. If follows the story through its connection with the residents of the Pine Barrens (the famous Pineys), who were said to live in fear of the beast, and, finally, it examines the legend in its modern iterations: X-files episodes are made about the monster, a pro hockey team is named after it, and residents of Galloway Township attempt to adopt the creature as the official town mascot. The domestic life of the Jersey Devil is a book about suburban identity, and about one suburbanite's attempt to come to terms with his family history in the most unlikely of places."--

The Jersey Devil The Legend Lives

The dual core of the story exposes the life of a tormented creature (The Jersey Devil) who gets caught between two worlds and deals with the situation in his own unique way, and an old man whose belief in this beast has led him on a seventy ...

Author: Lee Albright

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 143822995X

Category: Performing Arts

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Sitting in the epicenter of our nations most densely populated region is a million square acre wilderness area known as the Pine Barrens. Composed of cedar rivers, sand roads, scrub oak and pine trees, this remote region of South Jersey is said to be the ancestral home of The Jersey Devil, an enduring creature from New Jersey folklore. In the year 1735, as legend has it, just after being born a normal baby boy, the thirteenth child of Mother Leeds transformed into a beastlike creature. Soon to be a major motion picture, designed as a science fiction/thriller, New Jersey's most famous legend comes alive in the 21st century. The dual core of the story exposes the life of a tormented creature (The Jersey Devil) who gets caught between two worlds and deals with the situation in his own unique way, and an old man whose belief in this beast has led him on a seventy year quest of faith, hope, and redemption.

The Jersey Devil the Legend Lives

Full of suspense, action, and drama, the thrilling story unfolds at rapid clip resulting in a surprise ending no one sees coming.

Author: Lee Abright

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ISBN: 1544802250

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An old-fashioned tale of faith, hope, and redemption.Based on a true story, the screenplay brings to life the nearly three hundred year old legend of New Jersey's most famous folklore creature. Full of suspense, action, and drama, the thrilling story unfolds at rapid clip resulting in a surprise ending no one sees coming.

The Jersey Devil

Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth... THE DEVIL AWAKES Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale.

Author: Hunter Shea

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 9780786038886

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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“Old school horror.” —Jonathan Maberry THE LEGEND LIVES Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey. Others believe it is a hoax, a campfire story designed to scare children. But one man knows the truth... THE DEVIL AWAKES Sixty years ago, Boompa Willet came face to face with the Devil—and lived to tell the tale. Now, the creature’s stomping grounds are alive once again with strange sightings, disappearances, and worse. After all these years, Boompa must return to the Barrens, not to prove the legend is real but to wipe it off the face of the earth... THE BEAST MUST DIE It’ll take more than just courage to defeat the Devil. It will take four generations of the Willet clan, a lifetime of survivalist training, and all the firepower they can carry. But timing is critical. A summer music festival has attracted crowds of teenagers. The woods are filled with tender young prey. But this time, the Devil is not alone. The evil has grown into an unholy horde of mutant monstrosities. And hell has come home to New Jersey... “Shea delivers a tense and intriguing work of escalating tension splattered with a clever, extensive cast of bystanders turned victims...An otherwise excellent, tightly delivered plot...Fans of cryptid creatures are likely to revel in this love letter to a legendary menace.”– Publishers Weekly Raves for The Montauk Monster “A lot of splattery fun.”—Publishers Weekly “Frightening, gripping.”—Night Owl Reviews

The Secret History of the Jersey Devil

Fascinating and lively, this book finds the origins of New Jersey's favorite monster not in witchcraft or an unnatural liaison between woman and devil but in the bare-knuckled political fights and religious upheavals of colonial America.

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421424910

Category: History

Page: 160

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A product of innuendo and rumor, as well as scandal and media hype, the Jersey Devil enjoys a rich history involving land grabs, astrological predictions, mermaids and dinosaur bones, sideshows, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, a cross-dressing royal governor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

Legend of the Jersey Devil

Is the creature real? Are the stories true? Or, is it just a legend made up by people who have too much time on their hands? In any case the story you are about to read recounts another of these stories, this one taking place in 1984.

Author: Mike Harris

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1544130023

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To many people the Jersey Devil is real. It's not just a legend. Stories have been told for years about a demon of some kind living in the Pine lands and dirt roads of New Jersey that looks partly like a kangaroo, with the face of a horse, the head of a dog, bat-like wings and has horns and a tail. For more than three hundred years stories have been told about this creature, prowling the pine forests of Southern New Jersey and emerging from time to time to frighten and cause deaths of people living in the area. It seems the origin of the Jersey Devil started back in the 1700's, when Mrs. Lucy Leeds of Estellville, New Jersey gave birth to her thirteenth child. The child she delivered was reported to have been a baby devil that escaped into a nearby swamp and has been terrorizing people ever since. There have been lots of stories about the Jersey Devil over the years raiding chicken coops, farms, destroying crops, killing animals and even killing people. People in more than fifty different towns and villages in the area claim to have seen the creature whenever it has emerged from its lair in the Pine lands. On more than one occasion a posy has been formed to search for and catch the Devil, but so far all attempts have been unsuccessful. On one occasion a $100,000 reward was offered for anyone who could bring in the Devil, dead or alive. There have even been reports of the death of the Jersey Devil from time to time, but these have also proved to be inconclusive. Even the scientific community has not been able to prove or explain one way or the other, if the Jersey Devil truly exists or not? But a lot of people believe the Jersey Devil is real. Reliable people, including police, government officials, businessmen and others have claimed to have seen the Jersey Devil and the results of its destruction and killings. It's not unusual, even to this day, for someone to travel down the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey and report seeing something "unusual looking", off in the woods as they drive by! Is the creature real? Are the stories true? Or, is it just a legend made up by people who have too much time on their hands? In any case the story you are about to read recounts another of these stories, this one taking place in 1984. Did it really happen? Only you can read the account, make up your own mind and decide for yourself. But I don't think I would want to be taking any camping trips out into the Pine Barrens of New Jersey anytime soon. Like many others, I might not be able to return to tell others of my experience.

The Secret History of the Jersey Devil

Fascinating and lively, this book finds the origins of New Jersey's favorite monster not in witchcraft or an unnatural liaison between woman and devil but in the bare-knuckled political fights and religious upheavals of colonial America.

Author: Brian Regal

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

ISBN: 9781421436357

Category: History

Page: 160

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A product of innuendo and rumor, as well as scandal and media hype, the Jersey Devil enjoys a rich history involving land grabs, astrological predictions, mermaids and dinosaur bones, sideshows, Napoleon Bonaparte's brother, a cross-dressing royal governor, and Founding Father Benjamin Franklin.

The Jersey Devil

In the course of its extraordinary history, the Jersey Devil has been exorcised, shot, electrocuted, declared officially dead, and scoffed as foolishness--none of which has had any effect on it or the people who persist in seeing it!This ...

Author: James F. McCloy

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 0912608110

Category: Social Science

Page: 121

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In the course of its extraordinary history, the Jersey Devil has been exorcised, shot, electrocuted, declared officially dead, and scoffed as foolishness--none of which has had any effect on it or the people who persist in seeing it!This mysterious creature is said to prowl the lonely sand trails and mist-shrouded marshes of the Pine Barrens, and emerge perioducally to rampage through the towns and cities of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania, leaving many communities in near-hysteria.The authors show that while a few appearances have been out-right fraud and others have likely been the result of mass hysteria, this creature has been seen by enough sane, sober, and responsible citizens to keep the possiblity of its existence alive and tantalizing.Over 50,000 in print

Call of the Jersey Devil

Like a mad doctor, Voltaire has Frankensteined together elements of Evil Dead, The Breakfast Club, Poltergeist, and This is Spinal Tap to create a creature feature that will have you laughing out loud when you're not glancing nervously over ...

Author: Aurelio Voltaire

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ISBN: 1939392004

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Five suburban mall rats and a washed up Goth singer find themselves stranded in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey where they discover two horrifying truths: The Jersey Devil, hellspawn of folklore and legend, is real; and New Jersey (as many already suspected) is the gateway to Hell! With the help of one lone witch, this small group must face off against their deepest fears and the most unholy monsters in a battle where their very souls, the world they live in, and any chance of returning to Hot Topic in one piece is at stake! The first novel by musician and horror media personality, Aurelio Voltaire, Call of the Jersey Devil is a hilarious and terrifying homage to 80s horror and genre films. Like a mad doctor, Voltaire has Frankensteined together elements of Evil Dead, The Breakfast Club, Poltergeist, and This is Spinal Tap to create a creature feature that will have you laughing out loud when you're not glancing nervously over your shoulder.

The Legend of the Jersey Devil

Relates the origins of the Jersey Devil, a monstrous creature that has reportedly haunted the Pine Barrens region of New Jersey since 1735 menacing townspeople, worrying livestock, and causing all manner of ills.

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble

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ISBN: 1585368377

Category: Jersey Devil (Monster)

Page: 32

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Relates the origins of the Jersey Devil, a monstrous creature that has reportedly haunted the Pine Barrens region of New Jersey since 1735 menacing townspeople, worrying livestock, and causing all manner of ills.

Tales of the Jersey Devil

Collected here, are thirteen chilling tales of a creature that has terrorized and captivated the mysterious New Jersey Pine Barrens for more than two hundred years.

Author: Geoffrey Girard

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 0975441922

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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The legend of the mysterious and terrifying Jersey Devil, and the many stories surrounding this truly unique American myth are not to be missed or forgotten. Collected here, are thirteen chilling tales of a creature that has terrorized and captivated the mysterious New Jersey Pine Barrens for more than two hundred years. From the creature's birth in 1735 to a modern-day Jersey Devil hunt, dare to follow this monster and those who have faced its terror through more than two hundred years of American history, folklore, and horror.

The Legend of the Jersey Devil

For Jerry—with love, T.H.N. r For Richard—For all the patience and help with this book, in life, and everything. ... The legend of the Jersey Devil/written by Trinka Hakes Noble; illustrated by Gerald Kelley. pages cm Summary: Relates ...

Author: Trinka Hakes Noble

Publisher: Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN: 9781627530408

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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The Pine Barrens region in New Jersey has long been a place of mystery, with its dark pine groves, black swamps, and dank bogs, oftentimes shrouded in mist and fog. Reputed to be haunted by spirits, it’s an unsettling place to be sure. But of all the mysterious happenings and sights to be found in the Pine Barrens, there is none so intriguing as the Jersey Devil. Since its first reported sighting in 1735, local lore has it that a “devil-like” creature with the head of a horse, the wings of a bat, and the hooves of a goat has menaced townspeople, frightened livestock, and caused all manner of trouble over the years. Is the Jersey Devil real? Award-winning author Trinka Hakes Noble weaves a spellbinding tale about the origins of the legend of the Jersey Devil. Atmospheric illustrations by artist Gerald Kelley bring the tale to spooky life.

Phantom of the Pines

Does the Jersey Devil actually exist? Or is it simply a hoax? Open Phantom of the Pines--if you dare--and decide for yourself.

Author: James F. McCloy

Publisher: B B& A Publishers

ISBN: 0912608951

Category: Social Science

Page: 166

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Emitting shrill cries and leaving its footprints in mud and snow, it has roamed the Pine Barrons of South Jersey for almost three hundred years. It is usually said to resemble a composite of several different animals, but it walks upright and us believed to be the child of a human mother.What is this mysterious creature? The Jersey Devil, of course! More than twenty years after their first book about the Jersey Devil was published, James McCloy and Ray Miller, Jr.'s, new research into this phenomenon continues to intrigue readers. Does the Jersey Devil actually exist? Or is it simply a hoax? Open Phantom of the Pines--if you dare--and decide for yourself.

The Lurking

Gary Gentile's seminal novel of supernatural horror that was first published as The Lurking Based on actual legend, the story begins when the monster known as the Jersey Devil manifests itself in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey ...

Author: Gary Gentile

Publisher: Chimaera Bookworks

ISBN: 1883056373

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Gary Gentile s seminal novel of supernatural horror that was first published as The Lurking Based on actual legend, the story begins when the monster known as the Jersey Devil manifests itself in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey after the accidental exhumation of a human skeleton. Newspaper reporter Elaine Adams happens to be in the area during the gruesome event. She delves into the lore and gore of the creature whose deathless existence is blamed for the subsequent series of abominable fatalities. She uncovers more than she ever bargained for when she learns that people have been disappearing in the Pine Barrens for years - for decades. Helped by her husband and hampered by an obnoxious sheriff, she digs deep into the mysterious deaths and dismemberments that recommence every seven years - a cycle that coincides with the Jersey Devil s regular reappearances. Quickly she is swept into an ageless conspiracy of satanic cultists who not only worship the Jersey Devil, but who feed it by means of human sacrifice in a sensual but brutal ritual in which the victims are impaled on wooden stakes. What Elaine Adams hopes will be the greatest story of her career might instead turn out to be her last. Already one reporter has vanished in the quest to unravel the mystery of the Jersey Devil. Would she be the next?

A Devil in the Pines

Some say they saw him. Others say they heard him, but all of them say ... "he lives!" In this story the italicized words are all part of the earliest legend of the Jersey Devil. Now ... read on, if you dare!--From introduction.

Author: Stephanie Armiger

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ISBN: OCLC:796812761

Category: Folklore

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The legend of the Jersey Devil has been alive and well in South Jersey since 1735, the year of the Devil's birth. To this day people still wait and watch in the Pine Barrens on Halloween night hoping to get a glimpse of him running through the woods. Some say they saw him. Others say they heard him, but all of them say..."he lives!" In this story the italicized words are all part of the earliest legend of the Jersey Devil. Now...read on, if you dare!--From introduction.

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( September 19 , 1983 , RMHO08 ) The Jersey Devil legend is not static . It continues to develop , and to vivify life in the region . It has a life of its own , beyond the accounts that routinely appear in books and newpaper articles .

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Haunted Jersey Shore

Unfortunately , it completely lost sight of the original myth and became just another horror movie . Thanks to all this public attention , the Jersey Devil has lived a long and healthy life and is the best - known New Jersey myth .

Author: Charles A. Stansfield

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811732673

Category: History

Page: 115

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Featuring: The Jersey Devil Pirate Ghosts at Cape May Point Jimmy Hoffa's Ghost Ghost Towns of the Pinelands Ghost Beacons of the Tuckerton Tower The Phantom Lifeguard An entertaining look into the haunted history of the New Jersey coastline, with tales of pirates and treasure, loves lost at sea, Civil War ghosts, and monsters and other strange beings that lurk in the countryside.

Rattus New Yorkus

Jersey. Devil. The Legend Lives Everyone knows the legend of the Jersey Devil. Some believe it is an abomination of nature, a hybrid winged beast from hell that stalks the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey searching for prey.

Author: Hunter Shea

Publisher: Lyrical Press

ISBN: 9781516107940

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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THEY’RE BIGGER Deep in the sewers of New York City, the rat population is growing. Dr. Randolph Finch is determined to break the cycle. His new rodenticide, Degenesis, doesn’t kill rats. It sterilizes them from reproducing. But nothing adapts faster than a New York rat . . . THEY’RE SMARTER City exterminators and soon-to-be divorced Chris and Benita Jackson think they know how these rats think. They know how rats breed. And they fear that Degenesis has only made these rats stronger. More aggressive. More intelligent. And more ravenous than ever . . . TONIGHT’S DINNER SPECIAL: US After a noticeable surge in rat den activity, the Jacksons witness something strange. Without warning, the rats disappear—only to reassemble in a massive lair beneath Grand Central Station. Millions upon millions of them. Working together. Operating as a hive mind. Feasting on the flesh of the homeless below—and planning their all-out attack on the unsuspecting humans above . . . Raves for The Montauk Monster “Old school horror.” —Jonathan Maberry “A lot of splattery fun.”—Publishers Weekly “Frightening, gripping.”—Night Owl Reviews

Someplace Else

Someplace Else is the home of the Jersey Devil. Only his legend lives in the real Pine Barrens. The Dead Zone was another place that was off-limits to Newbie. LEJEUNE I was determined to convince Joe to take me to the Dead Zone, ...

Author: Donna Montalbano

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781483436272

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Is there Love After Death? When you leave your body, where do you go? Star-crossed young lovers meet in an ethereal borderland between life and death, called Someplace Else. One of them is alive, and the other is not; but they soon discover that there are fates worse than death. Unimaginable danger surrounds them: a lethal Garden of Eden; ghost towns inhabited by real ghosts; a bottomless blue hole of drowned spirits. Inside Someplace Else, desperate souls prey on the living. The Sun is a god, and Light and Dark rule their own kingdoms. The real-life setting is the otherworldly wilderness of the New Jersey Pine Barrens, home to the infamous Jersey Devil. Someplace Else is a supernatural love story more chilling, heartbreaking and purely romantic than any you have ever read. ForeWord Clarion Book Review