I've been reading this forum for years but just decided to get off my rear end and join in tonight after a good, if short, hike in the Pines today. I read in several places over the years that Estell Manor also laid claim to being the birthplace of the Jersey Devil besides Leeds Point. The first time I heard this was from a girl I dated from Estell Manor in the 70's. No details I should mention, just a story. I think it was mentioned in Absegami Yesteryear and possibly the more recent Jersey Devil mass market books. Does anyone know where this story originated? I've never seen any reference to the original sources even though the books seemed to stop just short of an official quotation. Unfortunately, it seems the writers of these "quotes" passed on recently. I was hoping someone might have seen something about Estell Manor/Mays Landing area in an older source.