The Jersey Devil, the best-selling book on New Jersey’s infamous Jersey Devil with over 75,000 in print. Now back in print this new edition of the classic will bring the tale to a whole new generation. In the course of its extraordinary history, the Jersey Devil has been exorcised, shot, electrocuted, declared dead, and scoffed at as sheer foolishness none of which has had any apparent effect on it or the people who continue to see it.
The Jersey Devil examines the mysterious creature is said to prowl and hunt the lonely sand trails and mist-shrouded marshes of the Pine Barrens, and emerge periodically to rampage through the towns and cities of New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania. In its wake, it has left many communities in near-hysteria.
The authors, James McCloy and Ray Miller, uncover some of the deceitful and bizarre sightings of the beast. They point out that while a few appearances have been hoaxes, and other sightings of it have been the result of mass-hysteria, the Jersey Devil has been seen by enough sane, sober, and responsible citizens to keep the possibility of its existence alive today. Many theories about the Jersey Devil’s origin are discussed and carefully reviewed and explained by the authors.
About the Authors
The late James McCloy has a B.A. and M.A. from Rowan University. He spent many years as an Adjunct Professor of History at Wilmington College. He has appeared on many radio and TV programs to discuss the Jersey Devil and has also given lectures at schools, colleges, libraries, historical societies, etc.
Ray Miller, Jr. has co-authored two books on the Jersey Devil and has written numerous articles in various magazines and journals. Ray resides in New Jersey.