Saturday, June 8, 2019

Mothman, by Thor


Always intrigued by the dreaming mind.

I'm visiting a parent of one of the elementary students to discuss what's going on in the school. Although, this parent seems more like the grandmother, closer to my age.

I'm in her living room, and instead of talking about her kid, she shows me her library. She is so happy and proud! She has four books, all written by Thor something (don't recall the last name) and they're all about Mothman. Thick, heavy hardcover books. One of the things so special about the books, she tells me, is that many of the pages are folded into threes, and you have to pull them out very carefully. Also -- and this is very important -- refold them in a specific way. This mother/grandparent (Margaret something) tells me we've all been folding pages into thirds the wrong way.  
I tell her my theories about UFOs, and Mothman -- how I am convinced that all of it exists. There really is a Mothman, entities, aliens, ghosts, UFOs, and on and on, and there are some people who are well aware of that and manipulate this other reality, or concurrent reality, for their own agendas.  
I am very impressed, and a little disappointed in myself that I've never heard of this Thor person. I tell her it's serendipity that we've met, and tell her about myself. She doesn't seem impressed however, in fact, she steps back a little. I feel like she thinks I'm bragging. I wasn't, just very excited to meet a fellow Mothman paranormal Fortean nerd, like myself. So I encourage her and tell her how impressed I am with her library and I'd like to meet with her to talk about these things. But she doesn't seem to want to do that.

Thor? Mothman? Three folds? Seems like that should mean something!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Mothman, Parachutes, and More . . .

Lots of links to  Mothy news, thanks to The Anomalist.

We have Nick Redfern on the "parachute" explanation:

Mothman: Were Parachutes and Jet Packs Responsible? | Mysterious Universe (Nick Redfern)

Scroll down in same section at The Anomalist for more links related to Mothman.

Related to Redfern's parachute article, in 2014 I commented on Soldier of Fortune's article on parachutes mistaken for Mothman. As I wrote back then, "yeah, right."

Friday, March 16, 2018

Gory Disturbing Dream After Reading About Winged Humanoid


Still reading Lon Strickler's Mothman Dynasty. I had put it aside for awhile  --- not because it wasn't good, but just very busy -- and picked it up again two nights ago.

Last night, after having spent a couple of hours reading, I had a horrible, creepy dream. Warning: graphic and violent.

The dream had nothing at all to do with Bat-Man, Winged Humanoids, or Mothman. But the reason I find the dream interesting (if not disturbing) is because, in many witness accounts of encountering this winged humanoid/Mothman, they report having violent, disturbing dreams after seeing the creature.

I also find it interesting that this dream had nothing to do with me. It was one of those dreams that have you go "Where did that come from?!" It didn't make sense; I wasn't upset about anything or feeling ill. In fact, I was having a lovely time on the Oregon coast; a few days of relaxation.

The dream:
I'm in a movie theater, watching a Hitchcock film. (The movie isn't any actual Hitchcock film; but in the dream, it was, and in black and white.) It's the ending of the film; a mother and daughter coming down stairs, with a man behind them. (A sort of Glenn Ford type.) The mother and daughter are both young; the daughter, in her twenties, and the mother could pass for her sister. The movie is sort of a comedy, but also a mystery. Some kind of twist at the end. 
Now I'm watching the remake, made in color.  I end up at the set, but it turns out to be reality. I follow the young woman into the set, which is a large warehouse. The 'director' is there. Naked women are stretched out on huge wooden wheels. Of course, the 'set' turns out to be this psycho's domain.
The women are all young, and silent. Tied to the wheels with ropes. The director tells them he is going to torture them, but of course, he goes on, it's not real. But it is real!  
I am terrified. I don't know what to do. The man cranks the wheel, lowering it into a meat grinder, where the woman's leg is ground, then he brings the wheel back up.  He inserts a large nail into the side of the woman's head. 
His plan is to do this to all the women, slowly torturing them, before the big ending. Which is to place the women on huge crucifixes, with ropes, then nail their hands and feet into the wood.  I am horrified but don't know what to do. How do I save the women? How do I remain safe?
Again, this obviously doesn't have anything to do with winged humanoids. But I do find it strange I had this nightmare after reading Strickler's book.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Book Find

St. Vincent de Paul's had a 50% off book sale today. I found this, and other UFO and cryptid books, score!

This edition is selling around $160.00 on ebay. I think I'll hang onto this for awhile -- I do have a paperback edition of course. But this vintage edition is too nice to sell right now. I like having it around.

It's in very nice condition.

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Mothman Finally Arrived!

The book that is; Lon Strickler's book on Chicago winged humanoid sightings Mothman Dynasty arrived today. I had ordered it over a week ago but with the holidays, the mail often takes a bit longer. I'm already enjoying the book (taking a break from Thom Powell's Bigfoot book Edges of Science), armed with clickable highlighters and post-it notes. So far, so good. Will post a review when finished.

(Love my clickable highlighters! They're what every researcher needs.)

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Mom on Mothman

Thinking about my mother, who passed away last Febraury. Here is a bit from a piece I wrote in 2011 for Tim Binnall's site at my Trickster's Realm column over there about a conversation my mom and I had about Mothman:

It's late at night, I hear the ocean rumbling outside the bedroom window. I'm visiting my eighty-four year old mother who lives on the coast. We just had an interesting conversation about Mothman.
I brought along Andrew Colvin's new book Mothman Speaks to show mom; (hey mom, I'm quoted on the back of the book and inside!) and she asks me a series of questions about Mothman: just who is he, or what is it, isn't it a series on TV, -- "no mom" -- "Oh, that must have been something else."

I tell her what I can about Mothman, including Colvin's relationship with Mothman and his research, his spiritual or philosophical views on Buddhism and Eastern beliefs, which my mother shares in some ways. I tell her of my own interest in Mothman, even though I've never had a Mothman sighting of my own. (Mom on Mothman, Binnall of America, 2-8-11) Read the rest here.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Loren Coleman on 'Evil' Mothman

Loren Coleman was a guest on last night's episode of Coast to Coast,  promoting his new book Mothman; Evil Incarnate. The title sums up Coleman's gloom and doom dark side of the veil perceptions of Mothman. I didn't hear Coleman give credit to Lon Strickler of Phantoms and Monsters, who has been delving into the Chicago Mothman sightings, or Mothman author and experiencer Andrew Colvin. I've ordered Lon's book, but am reluctant to with Coleman's, though, in the spirit of research, I should.