Mystery Mothman

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  1. pheelios

    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    "On November 12, 1966, five men who were digging a grave at a cemetery near Clendenin, WV claimed to see a man-like figure fly low from the trees over their heads. This is often identified as the first known sighting of what became known as the Mothman.
    Shortly thereafter, on November 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes "glowed red" when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a " large flying man with ten-foot wings following their car while they were driving in an area outside of town known as 'the TNT area', the site of a former World War II munitions plant.
    During the next few days, other people reported similar sightings. Two volunteer firemen who sighted it said it was a "large bird with red eyes". Mason County Sheriff George Johnson commented that he believed the sightings were due to an unusually large heron he termed a "shitepoke". Contractor Newell Partridge told Johnson that when he aimed a flashlight at a creature in a nearby field its eyes glowed "like bicycle reflectors", and blamed buzzing noises from his television set and the disappearance of his German Shepherd dog on the creature. Wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Smith at West Virginia University told reporters that descriptions and sightings all fit the sandhill crane, a large American crane almost as high as a man with a seven foot wingspan featuring circles of reddish coloring around the eyes, and that the bird may have wandered out of its migration route.
    There were no Mothman reports in the immediate aftermath of the December 15, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people, giving rise to legends that the Mothman sightings and the bridge collapse were connected.
    Folklorist Jan Harold Brunvand notes that Mothman has been widely covered in the popular press, some claiming sightings connected with UFOs, and others claiming that a military storage site was Mothman's "home". Brunvand notes that recountings of the 1966-67 Mothman reports usually state that at least 100 people saw Mothman with many more "afraid to report their sightings" but observed that written sources for such stories consisted of children's books or sensationalized or undocumented accounts that fail to quote identifiable persons. Brunvand found elements in common among many Mothman reports and much older folk tales, suggesting that something real may have triggered the scares and became woven with existing folklore. He also records anecdotal tales of Mothman supposedly attacking the roofs of parked cars inhabited by teenagers."
     
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    Andy Colvin on The Mothman Jan 18 2014
     
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    uhhh, is it an owl
     
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    Thattt ttha tha that thattttssssss noooooooo ooooowwwwwwwwllllllll ruuuuuuuuuunnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    It's a pretty strange story, the movie was just kind of meh.
     
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    The whole MIB angle about this fascinates me, particularly Ingrid Cold.
     
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    Right on. Mothman is my favorite of all they cryptid/UFO/what-have-you kinda stuff.

    It's unique among so many similar stories because it was so well documented by the media at the time it was happening.

    There's a new-ish documentary (2011) titled "Eyes of the Mothman" on Netflix. It's over 2.5 hrs long and has a ton of information and interviews with witnesses of the events in Point Pleasant.

    I just got the Mothman Prophecies book. Never read it before. The Richard Gere movie was okay, but lacks so much of the full story. Creepy flick, though.

    Also, why hasn't there been a shitty indie band called Indrid Cold and the Mothmen yet?
     
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    That phone call Ingrid Cold made in the movie in the middle of the night was creepy as hell.
     
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    That movie with Richard Gere? That movie gave me chills, i love it!

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    Conversation with Indrid Cold
     
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    The Man Called Cold The Woodrow Derenberger Interview

    "The individual named Indrid Cold was an alien yet very curious about us - the human race.
    Was he a MIB?
    Did he ever have another agenda?
    Or was he just purely an entity who wanted to learn?"
     
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    I tried to get through this but did you have as much trouble listening to it as I did? The host was all over the place and the guest was painfully to listen to. He spoke slowly and paused enough to put me asleep. I was really looking forward to it too. Oh well, I'm sure there's plenty of stuff on the Mothman.
     
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    Yes it is pretty slow, but that sets the mood.
    I typically listen in 15-20 minute increments so I don't get bored. :)
     
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    That was weird. I've never heard that before. Pretty cool though
     
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    pheelios Well-Known Member VIP

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    The Indrid Cold voice mail gives me the creeps.
     
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    There was a voice mail on that? I kept hearing him talk about getting pulled over by Cold.
     
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    JFC. I watched this and there is no way I'm going to watch that movie. :no:
     
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    This movie is very creepy, you have to watch it peeking over the top of your blanket.

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    My mistake. I actually meant the "phone call" Richard Gere gets in the movie "The Mothman Prophecies"