Tuesday, October 25, 2011

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New Jersey’s oldest folklore, the tale of the Jersey Devil started in the early 1700s. Wife of drunkard found she was pregnant with her 13th child. Not having the wealth or the means to provide for these children she “rose her hands to heaven and proclaimed, let this one be the devil,“ and so the legend began.

Each year, especially around Hallow’s eve, mass numbers of people will hunt the forests of the New Jersey Pine Barrens for this elusive creature. Over the years, whenever I walk this narrow, tree lined and covered path, I have thought it must lead to the Devil’s front door.

8 comments:

Catherine said...

Great shot! And thanks for sharing that legend with us! So appropriate!

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Oh, wow, Trish. That is spectacular. Love love it.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Cool shot... I like your processing.

snapshots2011 said...

Wow- I've lived in NJ for my entire life and never knew that was the story behind the Jersey Devil!

Ashley Sisk said...

oooh this is beautiful.

Ivanhoe said...

That is one scarry story and a beautiful photo. Hope you have a great day! :)

ladyfi said...

Spooky legend and great shot!

Kristin said...

So surreal! Great shot...and of course the dog makes it for me!