Artist's illustration of the Jersey Devil, based on eyewitness reports.
The Jersey Devil is 说 to be a made-up creature, 由 scientists and sketics everywhere. And it is just made up...isn't it?
Perhaps not. Most reports, unlike many that turned out be fake, follow the same lines: claiming the Devil is a kangaroo-like creature with cloven hooves, bat wings, the head of a goat, and a forked tail. It is 说 to be fast, and it's attack call sounds like that of a tortured horse; bloodcurdling and horrible.
There are many sightings involving this mysterious cryptid. One example is the sighting claim of Joseph Bonaparte, who claimed to have seen the Jersey Devil while hunting on his estate, around 1820. Not long after, there were dead livestock claims, and a 年 after that, 更多 dead cattle and horses, with reports of screams.
The Jersey Devil kept people from going to work around the time the sightings were most active. They stayed in their homes, terrifyed of what would happen if they left 或者 let their children go to school.
Some people think the Devil is the spawn of Satan, 或者 even Satan himself. Is it, 或者 is it just a product of overactive imaginations?
That, my friend, is for 你 to decide.