Above is a group of graphics relating to "The Jersey Devil," as the legendary creature is referred to in Jersey folklore. The two articles above are contemporary 1909 stories relating to reported appearances of the creature over 100 years ago. My "The Way We Were" column was a tongue in cheek retelling of an experience I had on a crisp fall evening at Kuser Park. Ms. Sharon Tondreau, a very talented artist, drew her impression of the "Devil" as described in my research on the beast. I regret to tell you that the article is truncated; the continuation page 16 is lost to the ages; the dog didn't eat it, the Devil did!
One of the more interesting paranormal stories that revolve around central and southern New Jersey is the legend of the Leeds Devil, more commonly known as the Jersey Devil. I have been compiling files on this interesting phenomenon for well over 25 years. The spirit world has always been a fascinating subject for me, (and I might add, many others). I received an email recently from a lady who was at Kuser Park with her daughter. The daughter said that while they in the gazebo area. The daughter saw a woman seated in the gazebo with a shawl around her upper body. The young lady's mother was nearby, and she told her mother to look at the lady, but when the mother looked, the lady was not there. An apparition? I told the lady who sent the email that I had no explanation, but I did tell her that there were countless occasions where I saw Edna Kuser with a shawl, sitting in her kitchen.