Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Spooky Story Four: The Mothman Returneth

Last year, I did a spooky post on The Mothman. It's probably one of my best scary stories, and I get a lot of hits from people Googling The Mothman everyday. You can find my original post HERE. The question now is...have there been other Mothman sites lately?

For those too lazy to read my first post, and for those who need a refresher, The Mothman is a winged creature, standing about 7 feet tall, and has bright red eyes. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of reports of encounters and sightings with this flying thing near Point Pleasant, West Virginia from 1966 - 1967.

The reports made national news, as Mothman sightings kept coming in, along with sightings of UFOs all over the place. It is here in Point Pleasant where the infamous Men in Black first made their public appearance as well.

Townspeople also reported that they were having psychic visions and dreams. Basically, it was a weird time for Mount Pleasant that eventually ended in disaster. The Silver Bridge collapsed on December 15, killing 46 people. And immediately after, sightings of The Mothman abruptly came to a hault.

Since 1967, there have been worldwide reports of this Mothman appearing prior to major disasters:

* People reported seeing the Mothman just days before the Mexico City earthquake in 1985.

* There have been many interviews in Chernobyl from those that said they saw a winged man-creature, right before the nuclear reactor disaster in 1986.

* Minutes after the Twin Towers' destruction on September 11th, 2001, observers reported seeing "winged, flying men" flying near both towers. The picture (at left and right) shows that the flying creature is much too big to be any kind of bird.

* Newspapers in Tbilissi, Georgia wrote about how some guy said he got information from a "winged phantom" concerning the Church of St. David being in danger. Soon thereafter, there was a major earthquake striking Tbilissi on April 25, 2002. The church suffered massive damage.

* Months after the Tbilissi quake, Chinese citizens reported seeing The Mothman. Shortly after reporters published their stories, a Chinese MD-82 in the northeastern part of China. There were further reports from people saying they knew the plane was going to crash because of information given to them by "a man that looked like a moth."

* There are reports all over the world, even in Afghanistan and Iraq.

So what is The Mothman and why does it seem to follow major disasters? Is it trying to warn us of impending doom? Or is there something sinister involved? Or perhaps, it's simply the human imagination trying to cope with tragedy.

Although the tragedy of Mount Pleasant was 40 years ago, it seems the myth of The Mothman is still one that captures our attention and our imagination. Whatever you believe, catch Sci Fi investigates this Wednesday night, as the crew goes to Mount Pleasant, WV to investigate The Mothman (Sci Fi Channel).

I was in Charleston, WV this summer and no one would take me on the hour drive to Mount Pleasant. As one local resident told me, "For us, it's all very real Too real." For those that live in the area, The Mothman represents a very scary and uncertain time in their town's history.

46 comments:

goddess said...

I love this stuff. Strangely interesting.

the weirdgirl said...

Creepy! I was going to make an "angel of death" comment but... I felt a little chill and starting freaking myself out.

*shudder*

That moth stuff is just freaky.

Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Wow...that is TOO cool!

I LOVE spooky "unexplained" stuff like this!

O Ceallaigh said...

"Look! Up in the sky!"

"It's a bird!"

"It's a plane!"

[splat]

"It's a bird."

(not original, but I don't recall the source.)

:P

cube said...

I plan to watch the SciFi show tomorrow, but just for kicks. I don't believe any of this stuff *thud* what was that?

;-)

OnMyWatch said...

Considering he's a Mothman, wouldn't you think he'd just 'go into the light'?

I'm sure I'll watch the show too. :)

The Phoenix said...

The Sci Fi Investigates is a fantastic show. They bring together four people from four different backgrounds. One's an archeologist, another is a CSI technician, another is a paranormal investigator, and the fourth is this loud-mouthed, obnoxious skeptic from Boston.

The skeptic from Boston cracks me up, as he tried to recreate recent Bigfoot footage, and soon learned that if you run in a big-ass and hairy suit in the woods, you will fall and break your neck.

Jenna Howard said...

So...if the Mothman is nearby...where's The Tick at?

The Mothman stories frankly scare the poop out of me. So...call me when we're done with him.

angel, jr. said...

You said that who should not be named!!!
Scary post. I'm going to sleep with the light on--even though I'm down in Florida.

mojotek said...

The Mothman Prophecies definitely freaked me out a little. The "Cchhaaaappp ssssssstttiiiick" over the phone gave me goose bumps.

Karen said...

there's a Mount Pleasant in Michigan, also, wonder if they're related? {grin}

Fated said...

You know, to this day, Mothman Prophecies is one of the scariest movies I ever saw. I had nightmares for weeks. I think it's mostly because of the whole bridge phobia. But the whole idea of it was very creepy.

Big Pissy said...

I was going to ask if anyone had seen that Mothman Prophecies movie....I was always curious about it....

sounds creepy....

Tai said...

Where's Mulder and Scully when you need them!!??

Jim said...

so, what you're saying, is that sufficient RAID would prevent all disasters??? :)

fcyszsr <-- father of fcyszjr

Yawn said...

"Spooky story"??? In the eternal words of that hottie from Omega Man: "Watcho mouth."

phred said...

You should send that picture to the CSI people. You know they have those fantastic computers that can zoom in and clean up the image to perfect clarity.

Well... I saw them do it on TV....

The Phoenix said...

The Mothman Prophecies is a pretty good movie, WAY better than I thought it was going to be.

They did a good job showing all the weird psychological phenomena that happened. But they took out all the UFO and Men in Black stuff.

They also reduced the number of people that die from the bridge collapsing in order to make it less tragic.

Anonymous said...

Angel of death .

Metal Mark said...

I like the story, but found the Mothman Prophecies movie to be very dull. Great post though, Phoenix.

KC said...

I'm such a chicken-shit. When The Boy rented that movie a while back, I refused to watch it because I knew I'd not be able to sleep that night.

Scary stuff.

starbender said...

I saw the movie!
C-R-E-E-P-Y!

:o

BrianAlt said...

I saw lots of flying debris on September 11th in the sky. None of it ever struck me as flying people. The people I did see in the sky definitely were unable to fly. Unfortunately.

mad said...

I'm not surprised that Mothman made his first appearance in the 60s. Except I didn't think there were a bunch of pot-smoking hippies in W. Va. back then. But I could be wrong!

Grafs said...

I usually don't believe in stuff like this, but it strikes me that he may be an angel. You know, whenever you hear about angels, they always say to their witness, "Don't be afraid." Well, nobody would be afraid of the standard Michaelangelo angel.

Anonymous said...

Yeah I think I agree with "Goddess", this story really does strike a chord with me as well, especially the parts about September 11th and about MothMan showing up just before a major disaster strikes.

That picture freaks me out.

Great entry Phoenix

BrianAlt said...

I saw the show. First reaction was, "is that the guy from Survior? What the hell is he doing there?!?"

I think it proved conclusively that people thought the saw something.

DEANNA said...

SON WE TALKING BOUT THIS IN SCHOOL N HOW PEOPLE SEEN MOTHMAN AROUND THE TWIN TOWERS N I WAS LIKE YEA WATEVA BUT AS SOON AS I SEEN IT I GOT SO SCARED SO CREEPED N STARTED CRYING DAMN SON

Tammi said...

Its Point Pleasant, not Mount Pleasant, WV.

Saige said...

Dam For Real There A Real Men In Black >
WoW!!!

Saige said...

Dam For Real There A Real Men In Black >
WoW!!!

Anonymous said...

uhmmmms I live in Wv and its Point Pleasant not Mount Pleasant lol

Its a very creepy place all the people that lived through that time are very reluctant to recall their experiences. Wv has soo many dark stories from the past I live by Shepardstown and Harpers Ferry and theres literally hundreds of stories just from this area. I was a skeptic untill I strted investigating stuff with friends. Weve literally seen a ghost priest, blood on steps in HF that dissapeared as we were taking pics, mutilated animals with 6 claw marks that werent eaten just left, Ufos that change colors and shape, a huge black dog with red eye in a graveyard sitting on a grave from 200 yrs ago, even "we think" we crossed paths with a lycan on the mountain in the woods(our german shepherd chased it and we heard a bloodcurdling howl and trees shaking and he ran back and literally jumped through a screen door to get back in the house)- the same night we had the window open some(it was summer) and we heard something walking back and forth snorting under the window. We even have some videos of some of the stuff but it scared us so bad we taped them in a box put them in an attic and weve all been to scared to view them(were now 21-23 yrs old) since we were 16.

To all naysayers- i know your probably going to say this is all crap but its not and im not just trying to be popular by lying. One day we may look back at the tapes but for now they scare us too much to do anything.

If your ever in WV take a good hrd look around you. You never know what youll see.

PS- In a seperate story- one of my best friends grandmother(now passed)had a truck from when we were in 5th grade and swore till her dying day that she was trapped in her truck by bigfoot like creature. Her and Js grandfather were hunting and heard a gruwl that followed them back to their truck dropping their guns and supplies. When they came back in the daylight their rifle had been bent in half and clawmarks were deep in the paint from the door to the tailgate...She shook even years later while telling the story. Am i saying it was for sure bigfoot? no. But it had to be something large and powerful to leave marks like that and to leave a 30.06 bent in half.

Moral of these stories- Be careful what you look for because you never know what could be looking for you...

If youd like place references or are interesting in checking these places out(these are but a few) please contact wvboarder2005@aol.com I will respond to serious inquiries and/or give full accounts to these and others of those interested.

trentmanson333 said...

I saw him in northeast ga. No bs , I've been doing research since last September since I saw the red glowing eyes up in my trees! It scared the hell out of me!

trentmanson333 said...

I live in lavonia ga. And last September ! Almost a year ago from today , I saw red glowing eyes in my tree outside , but people tried to tell me it was an animal! Uh no! I've never seen eyes like this before . Big , red and glowing ! Almost like they were lit up! And the space between the eyes was farther apart than I've ever seen on any animal . And when I locked eyes with it I was froze and couldn't move! And I don't remember walking back in the house and I thought I was only outside for a minute! But my wife told me I was gone for 30 minutes! Idk what happened! I'm a 6'2 330 lb. Man I'm a big man and I'm not scared of anything on this earth. But what ever this was scared the **** out of me! And the rest of my family has had sitings after I saw the eyes. And my sister saw a winged creature near the neighbors . But she didn't see the eyes! Those are what freaked me the most! And the only reason I didn't think it was the moth man was because there wasn't a big disaster that killed a lot of people! Just a disaster for my family! My mom passed away 2 weeks after I saw the eyes! She had pancreatic cancer but died at a hospice house in dunwoody ga. From aspiratic pneumonia ! She was 51! But has anybody ever seen the red glowing eyes?

One J said...

christian louboutin sale
oakley sunglasses wholesale
hollister clothing
coach factory
michael kors outlet
ray ban sunglasses
louis vuitton
louis vuitton
gucci outlet
michael kors bag
louis vuitton outlet
christian louboutin shoes
gucci handbags
michael kors
michael kors outlet
fitflops
true religion
pandora charms
coach factory outlet
kids lebron james shoes
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors watches
louis vuitton handbags
coach factory outlet
20150609yuanyuan

Junda Xu said...

20150724 junda
ray ban sunglasses
kate spade bags
oakley sunglasses sale
ray bans
tory burch shoes
cheap ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
true religion outlet
gucci uk
kate spade bags
kate spade
jordan shoes uk
coach outlet
fitflops shoes
ralph lauren pas cher
gucci sito ufficiale
burberry sale
hollister kids
chanel bags
louis vuitton borse
true religion sale
coach outlet
ed hardy clothing outlet
tory burch outlet online
ray bans
kate spade new york
cheap jordans free shipping
oakley sunglasses wholesale
michael kors
michael kors outlet online
replica watches for sale
michael kors bags
pandora jewelry sale
cheap oakley sunglasses
ray bans
ed hardy outlet
mont blanc
kate spade handbags
pandora charms
christian louboutin shoes

Qing Cai said...

denver broncos jerseys, http://www.denverbroncos.org/
oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-wholesale.us.com/
nike air max shoes, http://www.nikeairmaxshoess.co.uk/
coach outlet, http://www.coachoutletstoreonline.in.net/
los angeles clippers, http://www.clippersjerseystore.com/
cheap oakley sunglasses, http://www.oakleysunglasses-outlet.us.com/
hermes belt, http://www.hermesbelts.us/
seahawks jersey, http://www.seattleseahawksjersey.us/
cheap jordans, http://www.cheapjordanshoes.in.net/
kobe shoes, http://www.kobebryantshoes.in.net/
michael kors outlet online, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com/
supra shoes, http://www.suprashoes.us.com/
nike shoes, http://www.cheap-nikeshoes.cc/
nba jerseys, http://www.nbajerseys.us.com/
ray ban sunglasses, http://www.raybansunglass.com.au/
louis vuitton, http://www.borselouisvuittonoutlet.it/
nike free, http://www.nikefree5.us/
pandora, http://www.pandora.eu.com/
coach outlet, http://www.coachoutletstores.com.co/
cardinals jersey, http://www.arizonacardinalsjersey.us/
cheap jordans for sale, http://www.cheapjordans.us.org/
lebron james shoes, http://www.lebronjamesshoes.in.net/
pandora jewelry, http://www.pandora.eu.com/
michael kors outlet, http://www.michaelkors-outlets.us.com/
ugg boots clearance,ugg australia,uggs on sale,ugg slippers,uggs boots,uggs outlet,ugg boots,ugg,uggs
cai2015914

John said...

hollister
barbour uk
kate spade outlet
michael kors handbags
nike store uk
adidas superstar
ray-ban sunglasses
louboutin
ghd
abercrombie
hermes belt
abercrombie and fitch
moncler outlet
nike sb
sac longchamp pliage
prada uk
lebron james shoes
nike huarache trainers
toms wedges
nike cortez
air force 1
longchamp outlet
hollister uk
canada goose jackets
air jordans
oakley sunglasses
toms shoes
fake oakley sunglasses
cheap ray ban sunglasses
true religion outlet
gucci borse
2015923yuanyuan

Xianjun Ranqin said...

qihang0925,air max
kate spade uk
longchamp handbags
supra shoes
canada goose jackets
louis vuitton borse
coach outlet store online
barbour uk
coach outlet
nike roshe run women
jordan shoes
adidas original trainers
ed hardy clothing
nike running shoes
retro jordans
instyler curling iron
cheap oakley sunglasses
cheap jerseys
football shoes
ralph lauren
ugg boots clearance
fitflops sale clearance
mont blanc
mizuno running shoes
ray bans
nike elite socks
polo outlet
tory burch outlet
ed hardy outlet
ed hardy uk
christian louboutin shoes
nike trainers
hollister co
ugg boots
mcm outlet
timberland uk
ray-ban sunglasses
pandora charms
q

John said...

canada goose jackets
lebron 12
canada goose jackets
air max 90
gucci outlet
cheap nfl jerseys
oakley sunglasses
ugg boots
ugg boots for men
coach outlet online
cheap jordans
cheap oakley sunglasses
michael kors outlet online
louis vuitton
christian louboutin outlet
michael kors outlet clearance
celine bags
toms shoes
gucci handbags
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
canada goose outlet
ray ban sunglasses outlet
louis vuitton handbags
pandora jewelry
oakley sunglasses wholesale
canada goose outlet
louis vuitton outlet stores
ugg boots
vans shoes
oakley sunglasses
20151105yuanyuan

mmjiaxin said...

rolex watches,rolex watches,swiss watches,watches for men,watches for women,omega watches,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex
air jordan 13
michael kors outlet uk
lebron shoes
fitflops clearance
louis vuitton bags
true religion outlet
ray-ban sunglasses
hollister clothing
air max 2014
timberland shoes
michael kors handbags outlet
ed hardy clothing
rolex watches,rolex,watches for men,watches for women,omega watches,replica watches,rolex watches for sale,rolex replica,rolex watch,cartier watches,rolex submariner,fake rolex,rolex replica watches,replica rolex
nike roshe run women
tory burch outlet online
nike trainers
ugg outlet
snapbacks wholesale
fitflops uk
mm0114

林磊 said...

2016-3-17 leilei
air max
michael kors bags
michael kors handbags
pandora jewelry
jordan pas cher
michael kors bags
kate spade outlet
valentino shoes
ray bans
under armour shoes
nike cortez shoes
reebok outlet
coach outlet online
michael kors outlet
burberry outlet
jimmy choo shoes
prada handbags
fitflops shoes
toms shoes
gucci borse
nike air max 95
cheap oakley sunglasses
timberland boots
levis 511
lululemon sale
coach factory online
converse shoes
sac longchamp pliage
polo ralph lauren outlet
designer handbags outlet
michael kors watches
louboutin
ray ban sunglasses
levis jeans
ralph lauren
rolex daytona
air max 90
micahel kors
nike trainers
canada goose sale

Gege Dai said...

hxy2.08
burberry outlet
oakley sunglasses sale
oakley sunglasses
gucci outlet
yeezy boost
louis vuitton handbags
hollister clothing
gucci handbags
coach outlet
coach outlet

Unknown said...

gucci sale
salomon shoes
nike store uk
adidas nmd
ray ban sunglasses
michael kors handbags
rolex replica
vikings jerseys
cheap nhl jerseys
pandora charms

aaa kitty20101122 said...

fitflops
nike roshe one
longchamp sale
kobe basketball shoes
prada sunglasses
nike air zoom
lebron shoes
curry 3
yeezy boost 350
longchamp bags

sarah saad said...

شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش
ارخص شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
شركة نقل عفش بالقصيم

Post a Comment