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« Reply #90 on: June 06, 2009, 12:29:27 am »

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« Reply #91 on: June 06, 2009, 01:02:22 am »

A Description Of Mothman

    The writer John Keel describes the Mothman (based upon more than 100 eyewitness accounts) as:

            * Height: Between five and seven feet tall.  Usually described as "taller than a good-sized man."
            * Breadth: Broad at the top with a slight taper downwards.  Always described as "very broad, much broader than a man."
            * Covering: Witnesses have been unable to determine if it is clothed or covered in skin.  Generally described as being grey, though some thought it was brown,  One witness thought it was covered with grey fur.  Daylight sightings by others do not substantiate this.
            * Head: Seen from the back it appears to have no head.  Few witnesses reported seeing any face at all.
            * Eyes: Self-luminous, bright red, approximately two to three inches in diameter, set wide apart.  Witnesses say the eyes are set in near the top of the shoulders.
            * Legs:  Man-like.  No witness has ever been able to describe the feet.
            * Arms:  None.  No witness has ever reported seeing arms.
            * Wings: Folded against the back when not in use.  Wingspread, everyone agrees, is about ten feet.  Bat-like.  Do not flap in flight.
            * Carriage:  Animal walks erect like a man.  Does not stoop like a bear or ape.  Moves its legs in shuffling manner.  Some said it "waddled."
            * Sound: Loud squeaks, like a mouse.  One witness said it sounded "like a squeaky fan belt."  Two witnesses testified they heard a mechanical humming sound as the creature flew overhead.
            * Speed: It is said to have kept pace with automobiles moving seventy to one hundred mph.  Few birds can achieve this in level flight.  Pilot witnesses estimated it was traveling at least seventy mph in level flight without flapping its wings.

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« Reply #92 on: June 06, 2009, 01:03:10 am »

Mothman : Always Here?

    The story of the Mothman is as old as humanity.

    Since the 1966 through 1967 incidents in Point Pleasant, West Virginia, the Mothmen have been seen associated with other tragedies and disasters.  Such as:

        * Chernobyl.
        * China after Tbilisi.
        * After a tsunami in India.
        * Sightings in Iraq and Afghanistan.
        * On September 11th, 2001 in New York at the World Trade Center.
        * And newer sightings in Point Pleasant.
        * Almost countless other sightings around the world.

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« Reply #93 on: June 06, 2009, 01:03:37 am »

When Did It Start?

    In the first reported case in 1877 a man observed what looked like a human male with bat-like wings, soaring over buildings in Brooklyn. NY, about 3 years later there were multiple reports of the same creature flying over Coney Island, Brooklyn, the being was noted as having a very stern or evil look to his face.   Though, the English Springheeled-Jack of 1837 may have been a Mothman too.

    Brooklyn Batman. Over 100 years ago, a man named W. H. Smith told the New York Sun that he saw a "winged human form" flying over Brooklyn, New York on September 18, 1877. Just about three years later, there were multiple reports from Coney Island, Brooklyn, of a man with bat-like wings flying overhead at approximately 1,000 feet. The man was flying toward the New Jersey coast, witnesses told the New York Times, and that he bore a "cruel and determined expression" on his face.

    Russian Legend. There had been legends of a flying man in the Soviet Union, but not quite like the one described above. Hunters around the Sikhote Mountains near Vladivostok claimed to have come across prints of a barefoot human that ended abruptly, as if he had taken off into the air. Such a creature was actually seen by writer V.K. Arsenyev in July, 1908. "I saw the mark on the path that was very similar to a man's footprint... then something rushed about nearby trampling among the bushes. Then I stooped, picked up a stone and threw it towards the unknown animal. Then something happened that was quite unexpected: I heard the beating of wings. Something large and dark emerged from the fog and flew over the river."

    In the early 1950s, a couple was taking an evening stroll near their home by the sea at Pelotas, Brazil. When two fast-moving shadows crossed their path, they looked up to see what they at first thought were two enormous birds flying about 30 feet above the ground. It was soon evident to the couple that these were not birds at all when the two flying creatures descended vertically and landed not far away. It was then clear that they looked like men, standing about six feet tall. Discovering they were being watched by the couple, the two "birdmen" squatted close to the ground, as if trying to hide. The female half of the couple convinced her husband to leave - and quickly.
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« Reply #94 on: June 06, 2009, 01:04:00 am »

In 1952, Sinclair Taylor, a young soldier on guard duty at Camp Okubu near Kyoto, Japan, likewise saw a flying thing he first thought was a bird. As it came closer and hovered above him, the guard could distinguish that it had a man's body that, if he were standing, would be seven feet tall. Its wingspan was also estimated at seven feet. Feeling threatened, he fired at the being with his rifle, but whatever it was had vanished. Strangely, when the guard reported the incident, his sergeant revealed that another guard had a similar experience the previous year.

In 1953 in Houston, Texas three people saw a winged creature land in a nearby tree. As they went to investigate they saw it was a man dressed in black clothes. One of the witnesses said he was surrounded by an aura of light.

In 1956, in Falls City, Nebraska, a witness saw a winged man flying only about 15 feet above the ground. The wings were the color of aluminum and had different colored lights along their undersides, they had a span of roughly 15 feet. The man had skin that appeared to be very old or wrinkled, and abnormally large blue eyes. The man, or creature had a face that was very scary, almost devil or demonic looking. As the creature flew over the witness, the witness reported he became paralyzed and could not move, until the creature was out of sight.

On Jan 17, 2004 in Guadalupe, Mexico at 3:15 am a police officer was patrolling on Alamo Street when he saw what at first was a black mass, like a thick dark cloud descending slowly, it rolled and turned as it descended, when the mass touched the ground it transformed into a woman. The woman wore a black dress, and had black hair. The police officer then, put the patrol car in reverse, as he did the woman started walking towards him, it then tumbled and flew at a fast speed, impacting against the cars windshield. The woman stared at the police officer, and he noticed she had no eye lids, and the whole eye, including the normally white parts, were black. At this time, the police officer raised his arms over his face and fainted, when he came to, the creature was gone.

Sources: Unexplained! by Jerome Clark; Visible Ink, 1999.
Unexplained Mysteries of the 20th Century
by Janet and Colin Bord;
Contemporary Books, 1989.
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« Reply #95 on: June 06, 2009, 01:06:23 am »

  Sequence Of Events In Point Pleasant
November 12, 1966


    The Mothman, whose name was inspired by the Batman villain "Killer Moth", was reportedly first sighted on November 12, 1966. A group of five men were preparing a grave in a cemetery near Clendenin, West Virginia when they reportedly saw a "brown human shape with wings" soaring from behind trees and flying over their heads. The sighting was not made public until later, and the first sighting reported in the media occurred three days later.   (Source: SkepticWorld)
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« Reply #96 on: June 06, 2009, 01:06:41 am »

November 15, 1966

    On November 15, 1966, two young, married couples from Point Pleasant, David and Linda Scarberry and Steve and Mary Mallette, were traveling late at night in the Scarberrys' car. They were passing the West Virginia Ordnance Works, an abandoned World War II TNT factory, about seven miles north from Point Pleasant, in the 2,500 acre (10 km²) McClintic Wildlife Station, when they noticed two red lights in the shadows by an old generator plant near the factory gate. They stopped the car, and reportedly discovered that the lights were the glowing red eyes of a large animal, "shaped like a man, but bigger, maybe six and a half or seven feet tall, with big wings folded against its back", according to Roger Scarberry. Terrified, they drove toward Route 62, where the creature supposedly chased them at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. However, as quoted in Keel's The Mothman Prophecies, the Scarberrys, despite driving more than 100 miles per hour, claimed to have noticed a dead dog on the side of the road, and in fact made such accurate note of its location that they claimed to have gone back the very next day and looked for it. Explanations for how they were able to make so accurate a mental note at a time of such great distress, or why they would go back to look for the dead dog, are not included in Keel's book.

    A plaque on the Mothman statue provides a version of the original legend: "On a chilly, fall night in November 1966, two young couples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, when they realized they were not alone." Driving down the exit road, they saw the supposed creature standing on a nearby ridge. It spread its wings and flew alongside the vehicle up to the city limits. They drove to the Mason County courthouse to alert Deputy Millard Halstead, who later said, "I've known these kids all their lives. They'd never been in any trouble and they were really scared that night. I took them seriously." He then followed Roger Scarberry's car back to the secret ex-U.S. Federal bomb and missile factory, but found no trace of the strange creature. According to the book Alien Animals, by Janet and Colin Bord, a poltergeist attack on the Scarberry home occurred later that night, during which the creature was seen several times.
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November 16, 1966

    The following night, on November 16, several armed townspeople combed the area around the TNT plant for signs of Mothman. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wamsley, and Mrs. Marcella Bennett, with her infant daughter Teena in tow, were in a car en-route to visit their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas, who lived in a bungalow among the "igloos" (concrete dome-shaped dynamite storage structures erected during WW-II) near the TNT plant. The igloos were now empty, some owned by the county, others by companies intending to use them for storage. They were heading back to their car when a figure appeared behind their parked vehicle. Mrs. Bennett said that it seemed like it had been lying down, slowly rising up from the ground, large and gray, with glowing red eyes. While Wamsley phoned the police, the creature walked onto the porch and peered in at them through the window.
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November 18, 1966

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November 19, 1966

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« Reply #102 on: June 06, 2009, 01:09:27 am »

November 22, 1966

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« Reply #103 on: June 06, 2009, 01:12:09 am »


    November 24, 1966

        On November 24, four people allegedly saw the creature flying over the TNT area.

    November 25, 1966

        On the morning of November 25, Thomas Ury, who was driving along Route 62 just north of the TNT, claimed to have seen the creature standing in a field, and then it spread its wings and flew alongside his car as he sped toward the Point Pleasant sheriff's office.

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