Monday, 10 September 2012

FROM THE ARCHIVES: New Jersey Mystery Cat, 1987

25 years ago today

1987: In search of love (from the AP): "A mysterious cat-like animal thought to be stalking the piney woods of southern New Jersey, startling residents with ear-piercing screams and mauling house pets, probably does not exist and may have been nothing more than a romantic fox, An investigation has not been able to turn up concrete facts to confirm the fast-spreading rumors of mauling leopards and wild panthers that prompted citizens to band together to comb the woods in search of the mystery beast." Said investigator Capt. Bruce Young, of New Jersey Fish, Game & Wildlife, "It may have been a male fox in the breeding season or a house cat in the woods."

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