It seems that each small town has its legends, witches, paranormal stories told in the night and often most elusive cryptids such as the infamous Jersey Devil. Touting the same fame as the Mothman of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the Jersey Devil is just as hard to track down to put naysayers to silence. Recently, hit paranormal research series Paranormal State, usually investigates alleged haunted locations, but took a rare delve into seeking the notorious East Coast cryptid; the Jersey Devil.
Hopes were not high for capturing footage of this elusive beast and even the show's crew doubted they'd get any solid proof on this case. Despite the slim chance of capturing the Jersey Devil on film, the episode was a "go". What an amazing shock the crew, cast and viewers got when a clear thermal image an image appeared of the Jersey Devil, sporting wings and all! Thermal cameras get visual images based on heat signatures, which eliminates the possibility of inanimate objects and mere shadows being mistaken for living creatures. As unbelievable as it may seem, there was the heat signature of a cryptid matching the identical eye-witness descriptions of many; a small winged horse type beast standing on two legs.
As the camera crew stalked it, it appeared the Jersey Devil was just as interested in stalking them. This was not a hoax. All involved were shocked and since this is solid proof that something bearing that resemblance is alive and well in the Jersey woods, its got to be great validation for those who stood their ground and bravely spoke up about the creature regardless of ridicule and harassment. Mothman, watch out! Watch the footage from the thermal camera on Paranormal State here.
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