Is the Jersey Devil Really Just Bigfoot?

Is the Jersey Devil Really Just Bigfoot?

I have often mentioned the Dover Demon as being one of my favorite cryptids, as it is one of the more bizarre “monsters” that people have reported seeing. Put plainly, it just doesn’t fit in with the vast majority of monster sightings, as it’s not a Bigfoot, it’s not a lake monster, and it’s not […]

Flying humanoid spotted in the UK

Flying Humanoid Puzzles U.K. Pilots

Ever since I was a wee lad reading and rereading all the books I could find at my local library on cryptozoology, I have been fascinated by tales of flying humanoids. Mothman always fascinated me, yet he seemed to be more beast than man. But once I read about the flying humanoid that was seen here […]

The Jersey Devil, or Leeds Devil

Jersey Devil: The Diva Cryptid

Lurking in the Pine Barrens of New Jersey, a certain mysterious creature thinks he’s pretty cool. It all started with an “X-Files” episode back in 1993. Up to that point, only Bigfoot and Nessie had received any widespread cryptid coverage in the media. Then along came the Jersey Devil, ready to show up those amateurs (his words, not mine–I never disrespect […]

The Year in Review: 2013 – Part 3

Happy New Year, readers! 2014 is here, and it’s time once again to look back at the previous year. I first did a “Year in Review” series back in 2012 (for 2011), but wasn’t able to do one last year. The demands of my job at the time were too great, and I was bogged […]

Alien-like Creature Found in New Jersey (Not a Joke)

Ah, New Jersey. The nation’s perpetual punchline and punching bag. The Garden State (named for all of the factories and freeways, I guess) is in the news again, because of some vicious, alien-looking creature that was photographed there recently (the Snooki jokes are just way too easy here, so I will avoid them. Dammit!). Anyways, […]

Hurricane Sandy – Places Where You Can Donate

As native New Yorkers and New York City residents, those of use here at The Occult Section are still reeling from Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath. Many people died, businesses and waterfronts were destroyed, and thousands are still without power, food, water and shelter. As such, we do not feel comfortable blogging just yet. We […]

Photo of the Week: Dante’s Inferno

We took a little hiatus last week from posting a Photo of the Week, as we were busy investigating, but we return this week with an object that we investigated that was believed to be haunted. A little over a year ago, we were contacted by a client in New Jersey who was experiencing some […]

Photo of the Week: Chalfonte Hotel, Cape May, New Jersey

This week’s photo is of the Chalfonte Hotel in Cape May, New Jersey. Built in 1876 by Civil War Colonel Henry Sawyer, this southern-style hotel was originally intended to be a boarding house, and to this day still boasts original antiques and fixtures throughout. Many locations in Cape May are reputed to be haunted, and the […]

Photo of the Week: The Southern Mansion, Cape May, New Jersey

This week’s photo is of the Southern Mansion, in Cape May, New Jersey. Built in 1863 by Philadelphia industrialist George Allen, the house today is reported to be haunted by Allen’s last relative to live in the mansion, Ester Mercur. The house stood in disrepair until 1994, when the Bray/Wildes bought it and restored it […]

Toms River couple sues landlord over ‘haunted house’

Dude. Really? Yup. A New Jersey couple who rented a house moved out shortly thereafter claiming the home was haunted. Then, quite naturally, sued the landlord. I mean, that’s what people do, right? Suing someone else over ridiculousness is one of the benchmarks of our society. Especially when you sue over something that cannot be […]