Jersey Devil - New Jersey  Monster



Jersey Devil

The Jersey Devil, sometimes called the Leeds Devil, is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many variations.

It is also one of the oldest recorded monsters in American history.

  • Large Creature with horns
  • Large wings
  • Long neck with goat like head
  • Walks on hind legs with clove feet
  • Reddish Eyes
  • In past described as goat with long neck and wings around 4 to 5 ft tall.
  • Makes unusual noises
  • Sighted mostly in or near the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey.


In 1820 - The legend, while visiting the Hanover Mill Works to inspect his cannonballs being forged, Commodore Stephen Decatur sighted a flying creature flapping its wings and fired a cannonball directly upon it to no effect.




[This basic story of the origin of the Jersey Devil which I believe to be fictional.]

The Jersey Devil legend attributed the creature to a "Mother Leeds", a supposed witch of whom it is said that while giving birth to her 13th child she screamed "let it be the devil" thus the baby was born normally then transformed into a devil like creature. The grotesque offspring flew off into the surrounding pines and grew to become the Jersey Devil.

One of the first recorded incidents by multiple witness in 1820

The legend, while visiting the Hanover Mill Works to inspect his cannonballs being forged, Commodore Stephen Decatur sighted a flying creature flapping its wings and fired a cannonball directly upon it to no effect.

Joseph Bonaparte, eldest brother of Emperor Napoleon, is also said to have witnessed the Jersey Devil while hunting on his Bordentown, New Jersey estate around 1820.

Throughout the 1800s, the Jersey Devil was blamed for livestock killings, strange tracks, and reported sounds. In the early 1900s, a number of people in New Jersey and neighboring states claimed to witness the Jersey Devil or see its tracks.

Jersey Devil - witness account

Lost Tapes - Season 2 Episode 7

Nov 9th 2012 - Real Footage of Jersey Devil

Mega-bat  Hypsignathus Monstrorus compared to Jersey Devil:

I think we are dealing with a real biological entity, an undiscovered predator of a rare bat or dragon variety.

Due to the length of the legend and sighting still happening today.  It must be a healthy population of very large bat  / dragon like creatures similar to the one in the photo below.

Hypsignathus_monstrorus  Hypsignathus Monstrorus (one of the largest bats known to exist today  - maybe a cousin to the elusive Jersey Devil.

The hammer-headed bat, also known as the big-lipped bat, is a megabat widely distributed in equatorial Africa. This large bat is found in riverine forests, mangroves, swamps, and palm forests at elevations less than 1,800 metres. This MegaBat is located mostly in West and Central Africa.

 Head and body length is about 193-304 mm, there is no tail, and forearm length is 118-37 mm. The wingspan in males is as much as 907 mm. The males, which averaged 420 grams, were nearly twice as heavy as females, which averaged 234 grams. The coloration is grayish brown or salty brown. The breast is paler, and the lighter color extends up around the neck, forming a sort of collar. A white patch is present at the base of the ear. Shoulder pouches and epauletlike hair tufts are lacking in both sexes.

Male Hypsignathus may be recognized in flight by the large, square, truncate head. The muzzle is thick and hammer-shaped, hence the common name. Other distinctive features are enormous and pendulous lips, ruffles around the nose, a warty snout, a hairless, split chin, and highly developed voice organs in adult males. Females have a fox-like muzzle similar to that of Epomophorus.


The items of difference in the Jersey Devil and the Hypsignathus Bat:

  • Jersey Devil is even bigger in size
  • Longer neck and horns on head.
  • Long Tail
  • Hoofs similar to a deer instead of bat feet.

Jersey Devil and El Chupacabra - are they the same species of creature?

Additional research has led me to believe that the Jersey Devil and the El Chupacabra are most likely the same undiscovered animal or very similar species of undiscovered dragon / bat origin.

El Chupacabra and Jersey Devil - the undiscovered creature are possibily both a smaller dragon species that primarily drinks blood and eats areas of vital organs with the use of fangs like tubes that act as 2 straws.  Which punctures the victim forces anticoagulant into the system and sucks up the victim's blood and vital organs much like we would a milk shake.

Informative websites about Jersey Devil:

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Recent update: July 16 2015

A Winged Dragon - Velociraptor was recently discovered - July 16 2015

Scientists have discovered a Velociraptor - a winged dinosaur - 6ft 6 inches - preserved in limestone in north-east China. 

The thing that surprised the scientists is the factor this dinosaur / dragon had feathers.

This creature if alive today - could fit the description of the Jersey Devil.

Note: the feet - it would look like a goats / deer foot print, because of the way if comes together for them to walk.