- Sep 17, 2002
Hollywood Soapbox talks with Cliff Simon, an adventurer who appears in the new Travel Channel series Into the Unknown. Check it out.
“Look, certain things happened to me in the Pine Barrens,” he admitted. “We set up bait traps. I’m allowed to tell you that. We set up bait traps. There were some very strange phenomena happening with that, which the viewers will get to see, but I’m not calling it a myth because I don’t think it’s a myth. It’s definitely a legend. The Jersey Devil is a legend, and it’s definitely very much alive and kicking down in the Pine Barrens. Everybody I’ve spoken to down there are terrified of it. We managed to get one day to a hotel, and we walked in. And the staff at the hotel said, ‘Are you guys a film crew?’ I kind of said, ‘Yes, we’re investigating the Jersey Devil.’ They kind of screamed and said, ‘Oh my God, we’re so scared of it.’ … So the legend is very much alive, and people are still very, very scared of the Jersey Devil for sure.”