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The Jersey Devil

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Fictional Character

The Resume

    (1735- )
    Mythical Creature
    Said to exist in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey
    Also known as the Leeds Devil
    Hundreds have reported seeing him in the New Jersey and Pennsylvania area

Why they might be annoying:

    He feeds on children and livestock.
    When you see him, you get a premonition of a forthcoming disaster.
    He was exorcised in 1740 for a hundred years. He came back in 1840.
    He received national news coverage in January 1909 when he terrorized the Delaware Valley for a week.
    He caused New Jersey to issue a state of emergency during this period.
    He looks like Jim Carrey.

Why they might not be annoying:

    His mother cursed him before he was born saying: 'I hope that it is a devil!'
    New Jersey's hockey team is named after him.
    He is believed to be the inspiration for 'The Creeper' in 'Jeepers Creepers' and the creatures in M. Night Shyamalan's 'The Village.'
    He is the official Demon of New Jersey.
    In 2003, he got his own action figure along with Bigfoot, Nessie and The Mothman.
    He inspired an episode of the 'X-Files.'

Credit: Bart McQueary


Featured in the following Annoying Collections:

Year In Review:

    In 2021, Out of 11 Votes: 81.82% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 4 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 10 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 12 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 20 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 17 Votes: 58.82% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 192 Votes: 61.98% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 78.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 67 Votes: 65.67% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 32 Votes: 68.75% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 55 Votes: 61.82% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 84 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 132 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 232 Votes: 56.47% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 313 Votes: 56.87% Annoying