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URECAT - UFO Related Entities Catalog

URECAT is a formal catalog of UFO related entities sightings reports with the goal of providing quality information for accurate studies of the topic. Additional information, corrections and reviews are welcome at patrick.gross@inbox.com, please state if you wish to be credited for your contribution or not. The main page of the URECAT catalog is here.

Mid-july 1930, Leeds Point, New Jersey, USA, people:

Brief summary of the event and follow-up:

The Leeds Devil" or "Jersey Devil" of 1909 and later years in the USA, appeared in ufology books and catalogues decades later. Not all cases made it. This one didn't. It appeared in the newspaper The Millville Daily, in Millville, New Jersey, USA, on page 1, for July 19, 1930.

The newspaper reported from Mays Landing, July 19, that the faith in the Leeds Devil was revived in the communities along the Shore road in the vicinity of Leeds Point, because of claimed reappearance of the creature whose name and fame have thrown terror into the eastern section of South Jersey for well onto a century.

Several persons in the vicinity of Leeds Point said they saw the hideous creature within the past few days. Its first reappearance was said to have been on a farm adjoining that on which Enoch L. Johnson, Atlantic county Republican leader, was born.

The newspaper commented that strangely enough, despite the terror inspired by its appearance, the "Leeds Devil" was never credited with doing any harm; apparently its only antics on coming in sight of a human being was to flee.

Basic information table:

Case number: URECAT-001720
Date of event: Mid-July 1930
Earliest report of event: July 19, 1930
Delay of report: Day, days.
Witness reported via: Not known.
First alleged record by: Newspaper.
First certain record by: Newspaper.
First alleged record type: Newspaper.
First certain record type: Newspaper.
This file created on: September 27, 2018
This file last updated on: September 27, 2018
Country of event: USA
State/Department: New Jersey
Type of location: On the shore road and at a farm near Leeds Point.
Lighting conditions: Not reported.
UFO observed: No
UFO arrival observed: N/A
UFO departure observed: N/A
UFO/Entity Relation: None
Witnesses numbers: Several.
Witnesses ages: Not reported.
Witnesses types: Not reported.
Photograph(s): No.
Witnesses drawing: No.
Witnesses-approved drawing: No.
Number of entities: 1
Type of entities: Not reported.
Entities height: Not reported.
Entities outfit type: Not reported.
Entities outfit color: Not reported.
Entities skin color: Not reported.
Entities body: Not reported. Hideous.
Entities head: Not reported.
Entities eyes: Not reported.
Entities mouth: Not reported.
Entities nose: Not reported.
Entities feet: Not reported.
Entities arms: Not reported.
Entities fingers: Not reported.
Entities fingers number: Not reported.
Entities hair: Not reported.
Entities voice: Not reported.
Entities actions: Not reported.
Entities/witness interactions: Not reported.
Witness(es) reactions: Observed.
Witness(es) feelings: Frightened.
Witness(es) interpretation: Not reported.
Explanation category: Possible misinterpretation or invention, not UFO-related.
Explanation certainty: High.

Narratives:

[Ref. md1:] "THE MILLVILLE DAILY" NEWSPAPER:

LEED'S DEVIL 'FOUND' BY SCARED POINTERS

Mays Landing, July 19. -- Once more has faith been revived in that famed hobgoblin known as "Leeds Devil," and the communities along the Shore road in the vicinity of Leeds Point are in an uproar over what is claimed to be the reappearance of the creature whose name and fame have thrown terror into the eastern section of South Jersey for well onto a century.

Several persons in the vicinity of Leeds Point say they have seen the hideous creature within the past few days. Its first reappearance is said to have been on a farm adjoining that on which Enoch L. Johnson, Atlantic county Republican leader, was born.

Strangely enough, despite the terror inspired by its appearance, Leeds' Devil has never been credited with doing any harm. Apparently its only antics on coming in sight of a human being is to flee, but the sight of it has been sufficient for those who claim to have seen it.

Points to consider:

Since some ufologists did report such "Jersey Devil" cases in their books, articles, and catalogs, with various opinions about it, there was no reason for me not to mention this case that seems to have remained unpublished by these authors.

But it goes without saying that given the extreme poverty of the information given by the newspaper, I cannot form an opinion on what this "devil" was in his occurrence: a misinterpretation caused by some animal, as it often happened with the "Jersey Devil"? A pure invention?

To learn more about the "Jersey Devil" topic, see for example the cases in New Jersey in the US in the 1909 case page of my catalog.

List of issues:

Id: Topic: Severity: Date noted: Raised by: Noted by: Description: Proposal: Status:
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Evaluation:

Possible misinterpretation or invention, not UFO-related.

Sources references:

* = Source I checked.
? = Source I am told about but could not check yet. Help appreciated.

Document history:

Authoring

Main Author: Patrick Gross
Contributors: None
Reviewers: None
Editor: Patrick Gross

Changes history

Version: Created/Changed By: Date: Change Description:
0.1 Patrick Gross September 27, 2018 Creation, [md1].
1.0 Patrick Gross September 27, 2018 First published.

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