‘Monster or Hallucination? New Jersey’s Mantis Man’ (2015)

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So you’re minding your own business, peacefully fishing in New Jersey’s Musconetcong River; and you’re all alone, of course, because these things never, ever happen when there’s a crowd of 20 people present…


And there he is, just on the opposite bank, staring at you, eight feet tall. Mantis Man–trying to give the Jersey Devil a run for it as the Official Haint of our state. My money’s on the Jersey Devil, who’s been at it since the 1700s. But don’t count Mantis Man out. He’s coming on strong.

This is, why do people tell these stories? Why do so many people tell them?

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

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