the Jersey Devil Real?
have only caught glimpses of the Jersey Devil, and there is
little actual proof that it exists. In the early 1900s, a superintendent
of the Philadelphia Zoo offered $10,000 for the Devil's capture.
The reward was never claimed.
the years, people have had many different ideas about what
the Jersey Devil really is. Some people have thought it might
be a prehistoric creature like a dinosaur. But scientists haven't
found any record of an animal that looked like the Devil. Other
people think it might be a sandy hill crane, a large crane
with a wingspan of nearly seven feet and a fierce scream. This
kind of crane will also attack people.
idea is that Mother Leeds gave birth to a deformed baby. During
the eighteenth century, people sometimes thought a woman who
gave birth to a deformed baby was a witch. Maybe Mother Leeds
hid the baby so she wouldn't be called a witch. Then one day
it escaped from the house, and neighbors who saw it thought
it was a devil. After then, when people saw something strange
or frightening, they blamed it on the Jersey Devil.
the Jersey Devil is, no one knows how to kill it. People have
seen the Devil electrocuted, exorcised, shot, and burned, but
it has not died. So the next time you hear a screeching cry
in the middle of the night, be careful, because it might be
the Jersey Devil coming to scare you!