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Posted on Tuesday, September 09 - 2008

Late summer is not optimum devil-hunting time. For one thing, the creature tends to reveal itself more often in winter, when the somewhat suffocating Pine Barrens of South Jersey carry an extra sense of dread. For another, the ticks are murder this time of year. A few dedicated hunters gather instead at JD"s Pub, in a strip mall near the epicenter of the Jersey Devil phenomenon. On the surrounding walls hang old illustrations of that which they seek: cloven hooves, a horselike face, a wing span perhaps too wide for browsing the aisles at the Super Foodtown a few doors down.These college-educated people, who call themselves the Devil Hunters, order a round ofsoft drinks that includes two Shirley Temples.

They say they are the “official researchers” of the Jersey Devil, a shy specimen of cryptozoology that has haunted these parts long enough to have sent tricornered hats spinning from the mops of frightened colonists.Laura Leuter, 30, the group"s president, already knows what you"re thinking: Why don"t these “devil hunters” wake up, walk down to that Super Foodtown and buy some coffee to smell? “I"m the first one to say, ‘Yeah, I search for the Jersey Devil, ha-ha," ” says Ms. Leuter, who supervises a call center when not searching for devil spoor. “But why, to this day, do people still report sightings?” Here"s another question: Why do we wish for such things? Why do we root for the discovery of beings that would subvert ourunderstanding of the natural order? Why, oh why, would a group of people actually hope that somewhere in the dark expanse, beyond the fluorescent lights of a New Jersey strip mall, there frolics — a devil? This curious desire was in full evidence recently when two men announced their discovery of a half-ape, half-human carcass in the backwoods of Georgia: an ex-Bigfoot that had ceased to be. They placed the remains in a freezer and promised that DNA analysis would conclusively prove the existence of this legendary creature.

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