Never saw or know anyone who did but I have heard some serious weird noises when I camped out there as a kid.
The Jersey Devil is a legendary creature or cryptid said to inhabit the Pine Barrens of Southern New Jersey, United States. The creature is often described as a flying biped with hooves, but there are many different variations. The common description is that of a kangaroo-like creature with the head of a goat, leathery bat-like wings, horns, small arms with clawed hands, cloven hooves and a forked tail. It has been reported to move quickly and often is described as emitting a "blood-curdling scream
Theres a ton of animals that make noises that dont sound ordinary for an animal. For instance racoons, squirrels, and foxes, all i can think of. All live in the pines and make very weird noises easily mistaken for human or "demon" noises lol.
Would suggest posting in NJ wheeling forum, you might get people more knowledgeable about NJ wheeling that way...
Anyways, Wharton can be fun depending on how much rain the area has had recently. Lot of rain = big puddles. I've gotten stuck out there before, mostly because the sand is so soft that you'll just lose traction (with open difs) completely. If it's been dry, Wharton is just a very nice drive but it won't pose any real challenges to a jeep. You can also check out island beach state park for beach driving, but that's reasonably far north of AC.
Thanks Buddha! I'm currently having the trans rebuilt b/c of that trip. I've never been to the Pine Barrens in winter but I'm not opposed to finding out. There's plenty of places to go that don't have to involve deep water holes. I'm modding the breather on my trans to ensure it doesn't flood again but I'll probably still avoid the deep puddles!
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