The Jersey Devil is said to have been born to a woman in New Jersy. She was giving birth to her 13th child when out came the Jersey Devil: a monstrous creature with leathery wings and the head of a horse. It was said that it flew up the chimney and into the night sky where floods of its sightings followed. One sighting, for example, was from a woman who walked outside and saw the Jersey Devil holding her dog! She hit the creature with a broom till it dropped the dog and flew away.