Paranormal State – The Jersey Devil – Season Finale
For the Season Finale, Ryan and team head out on another journey in search of a mythical creature. This time they’ve turned their attention to the Jersey Devil.
"It was said that Mother Leeds had 12 children and, after giving birth to her 12th child, stated that if she had another, it would be the Devil. In 1735, Mother Leeds was in labor on a stormy night. Gathered around her were her friends. Mother Leeds was supposedly a witch and the child’s father was the Devil himself. The child was born normal, but then changed form. It changed from a normal baby to a creature with hooves, a horse’s head, bat wings and a forked tail. It growled and screamed, then killed the midwife before flying up the chimney. It circled the villages and headed toward the pines. In 1740 a clergy exorcised the demon for 100 years and it wasn’t seen again until 1890."
It was the end of Season 1 when Ryan went in search of the Mothman. He’s also done some UFO hunting, so these truly paranormal excursion aren’t unprecedented for the team.
Ryan gets some of the local history from residents and many of them believe that something strange is out in the woods. No one seems to have any evidence of what it looks like, but they all seem to be able to describe it; a bizarre creature with the face of a horse, the head of a dog, a long neck and wings. If this thing does exist it’s probably a nasty sight to behold! Or some creature out of World of Warcraft.
PRS has a new toy for this outing, the FLIR imager which is pretty much standard fair for other ghost hunting shows, especially Ghost Hunters and Destination Truth. Ironically enough Ryan and team actually get an image of something while out in the woods. At first glance it looks like a character from the Mario games, but it does have features of a long neck and possibly even wings. What is it? Who knows, but it looks like something is out there!
They never get close enough to find out what it is, and that is the only evidence they capture for the trip. They regroup later to discuss the significance of what they have.
So what do we come away with? That’s hard to say. Something was on the imager, but what it is will only add to the legend. Maybe Ryan and Sergey captured one of the only images of it. Then again, maybe they captured the image of a deer standing under a tree with low hanging branches. Either way, that’s it for another season of Paranormal State. A pretty short season actually with only 12 episodes. I’m sure the PRS team will be back in a few months will all new emotionally distressed, devil worshipping, opening the door to the demon realm, shadow figure seeing clients. Quite frankly, this show is getting more and more bizarre with each season, and the people Ryan is supposed to be helping seem to have more emotional problems and mental instability than ever before. Is Ryan really hunting down the paranormal or is he taking on the role of grief counselor and therapist?
Other Articles of Interest:
- Paranormal State S04E04 – Boy Pushed Me
- Paranormal State – Bedroom Eyes – S05E13
- What a difference a year makes … It’s time to say goodbye
- When will the paranormal bubble burst?
- What’s with all the secrecy?
- Destination Truth – Jersey Devil/The Yeren S03E12
- Constantine – Master of the Dark Arts
- Paranormal State comes back for Season 5 on October 17
- Destination Truth – Ghosts of Masada/The Leprechaun S03E10
- Destination Truth – Vampire Monster and Island of the Damned – S05E06