Since mankind first saw its own reflection, we have been fascinated by surfaces that cast our image back to us. Possibly because of that fascination, there is an incredibly wide variety of superstitions, myths and urban legends surrounding mirrors specifically and reflective bodies in general. Everyone has heard, for example, that breaking a mirror will [...]
Articles By: Josh Sanofsky
I want to believe. Whenever I see that poster on Fox Mulder’s wall in The X-Files, I think – “Hey, that should be on my wall.” Sooner or later I’ll get around to buying one and putting it up. Because that’s precisely how I feel these days. I want to believe. As paranormal researchers, we [...]
Whether you’re prepared to believe in the Jersey Devil or not; whether you find any of the stories about encounters with it or explanations of its origin and nature believable, one thing about it cannot be denied: It has had an impact on popular American culture.
We’ve taken a look at the origin of the Jersey Devil legend in part 1, and explored some of the vast number of sightings people have claimed over the years in part 2. With such a huge number of reported encounters, often by large groups of people rather than individuals, surely there must be something [...]
The Jersey Devil has built up a vast collection of encounter reports since its first appearance in the 1700s. In the second part of our look at this classic cryptid, we’ll dive into the most notable recorded run-ins with the creature that continues to stalk the New Jersey area.
Almost everyone who lives in the northeastern United States has heard of the Jersey Devil once or twice. It’s one of the most famous early American legends, and one of the most often investigated and sought-after cryptids; the earliest reported encounters with it date back as far as the late 1700s or early 1800s. And [...]