Say what?! New Jersey resident says he has photo evidence of Jersey Devil

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GALLOWAY, N.J. — A New Jersey resident says he has photo evidence that he spotted the infamous Jersey Devil.

Dave Black, of Little Egg Harbor Township, was driving past a golf course on Route 9 in Galloway when he spotted the monster, he told

Black took a couple of pictures, but only one of them clearly showed the devil as described in dozens of stories. The photo showed a creature with dark brown fur, wings on its back and cloven feet. He described it as a “large, flying mammal about the size of a deer.”

Details of the New Jersey Devil date back to the 1700’s. Jersey residents continue to spread tales about the mythical monster and claim to have spotted it, but there has been no real proof of it existing.

Black insisted the picture he took of the Jersey Devil was not “photoshopped or a staged thing.”

“People have said it’s fake, but it’s not. I’m honestly just looking for an explanation for what I saw,” Black told

A video, taken by Emily Martin, also captured the Jersey Devil in Leeds Point, where according to legend, the monster was born.


  • Mel

    The movement of the wings looks very real. Although I have a problem with the way the legs are stationary, I am not claiming to be an expert on animal flight, but the legs positioning looks very unnatural. And why is the person waiting for it if they “just saw it.” Let’s see this video analyzed by the experts, but like I said, there are elements that look believable and others that cast serious doubt. Interesting though.

  • tk421

    So fake!!!!!! Look how the legs shift forward, as it crosses to the right, they kick out, as if the creature is being supported by a string or cable, and the operator made a jerky movement…also, legs are positioned awkwardly, and don’t move otherwise…looks fake, like a stuffed Barney with animated wings.

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