In the summer of 2013 there were news reports (and a photo!!) that supported that the Jersey Devil did exist. The photo made its rounds all over the internet, along with tons of speculation.
It is curious to note that the animal in the photo does not have wings as many popular renditions of the Jersey Devil portray him as. Also this animal does not have cloven hooves as many eyewitnesses reported. That aside to the casual photo gazer the creature in this photo can appear pretty creepy.
Then a few months later another photo taken at the same location and of the same creature, but from an alternative angle surfaced.
This photo clearly showed what the creature was…a squirrel. Now this was either a hairless squirrel or one that suffered from mange or rabies (due to it lacking hair). But you could clearly see that it was a squirrel.
Also it came to light that the photo was taken in Oklahoma and not in New Jersey as originally reported. As a side note, the photo in question was also making the rounds as proof of the Chupacabra.
For a little more on Jersey’s most-famous cryptid, here’s a mini-documentary for your viewing pleasure.
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Chris Chaos is a long time resident of South Jersey who once again resides in and writes from Gloucester City, New Jersey. He is a filmmaker, a business owner, writer, urban explorer and investigator of the odd and weird, a proud parent, happily taken and a connoisseur of hot wings. Chris can be reached at [email protected]
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