The Jersey Devil by Holley Bakich

The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature said to inhabit the Pine Barrens in southern New Jersey. Supposedly, in the 18th century, a woman who already had 12 children with a less-than-helpful husband, became pregnant with her 13th child. She cursed the unwanted child, and shortly after birth it turned into the creature you see here and flew up the chimney. There have been numerous sightings since then. The most occured in 1909 when thousands of people reported seeing the creature. The most recent sighting occurred in 2002.