To all New Jerseyans out there, there are so many interestingly THINGS in your state such as Clinton Road. Yes, THAT road in which according to legend and theories, one DARE NOT to go at NIGHT! Then there is the so-called Jersey Devil. My oh MY! Now, there is the DEVIL'S TREE. It is said to be the portal to hell and if one touches it, WOE be to him/her. Have YOU seen and/or heard of such legends or do YOU believe it is a lot of boogaboo nonsense?
Eerie, Phyllis, thanks. The one i'm talking about was taken about a couple hundred feet away at night in the forest and looked like the general descriptions of it. Darn, wish we could find it 'cause it is very convincing and amazing.
Alastar, this Clinton Road would be good for your site. We should get an article up there for your readers. Lots of strange things take place there. Have you ever been in that area? It would be awesome to explore that.
My gosh, GM -- I just looked up legends of Clinton Road. Now that is one spooookay place for sure, what with the ghost boy throwing coins back up when someone tosses one in the water. And the ghost truck that follows vehicles. Then the strange wolf-like creatures and hell-hounds! I do not think I would like to go there at night, for sure.
According to the legend, many nefarious events occurred regarding the tree such as lynchings by the KKK. The legend stated that the vicinity surrounding the tree was a strong KKK stronghold- bad karma there. There is another legend which indicated that the tree is a portal to hell and that anyone who dares touch the tree will have a permanent black dust on their hands. Also, it was purported that demons guard the tree to prevent someone from cutting it down. Furthermore, it is stated that if someone dares to tamper with the tree, there is a TRUCK which will ran them off the road, eeeeerie, boogetyboogetyBOOOOOO!
I tried to find the video, but that ol' Jersey devil is just too elusive, Alastar. There is one good video of a mother and son who saw the creature, took pictures of its foot prints in snow, had lie detector tests, paranormal researchers, the monster hunt team tried to thrush the creature out of the forest, -- a very convincing story,the best one I have seen, but, again no solid proof.
Holy Superior Phyllis! You sure know your Appalachian and Cherokee legends. I think your making the right choice and you know what I mean by that. Had to look those two up. So,the Tlanuwa is more regular bird-like and the wapacuthu is more owl-like?
Exactly, Alastar. The wapacuthu (sounds like Cherokee name - archaic name) is the Bubo virginianus virginianus which is the Common Great Horned Owl. If you look at the pic on wiki, the CGHO looks very much like a creature that could frighten people at night. The wing span of a female can be up to 5 feet, and the tracks I saw in the video with the mother and son are similar to the three toed Owl. Plus it has those eerie huge yellow eyes. The Tlanuwa is more bird-like according to the Cherokee myth.
And yes, I do know what you mean -- thank you for that, my friend.
Now that is exploded for sure. I have watched owls fly and they do not go that fast. It is funny when they take off, they are so heavy they swoop down afore they get the wind under their wings. Beautiful in their own way.
In the Philippines there was a story about a lady in white on a particular street. There were always stories they heard from others, but no first person accounts. The stories got wilder over time, with the lady knocking on doors, screaming, disappearing as your car crashed into her. But I think that urban legend no longer exists., although the street is still there.
One of the best people and poets HP has ever seen had an upfront and personal 'lady in white' experience in Kentucky that literally changed his life...and became his muse. At the Chickamauga battlefield in N Georgia there's a 'lady in white' whose reported by tourists from all over the world, most of whom know nothing of her legend. Park Rangers have seen her, too. Not New Jersey but there you go.
He is, Phyllis. Believe he's on G+ and his own site. Unbelievably good what this poet can create and what a muse he's got too inspire. Im super glad his story was in M&M book one. Talked about him on a Hollywood interview for the book, too, and was most pleased to do so.