Phantoms and Monsters: Pulse of the Paranormal: "The strange incident took place near Powellton, WV in December 1934 - I was 8 years old. At the time, my father worked for Elkhorn-Piney Coal in McDunn. He and the other miners would take a train to the mine each day.
The day before Christmas Eve my father mentioned an unusual sighting he and the others on the train had while traveling back to Powellton from the mine that evening. As they looked out towards the east they noticed a very large bird flying above the trees. My father was a very simple man and didn't believe in any nonsense but this large bird really caught his attention. He described it as a freakish sized owl very dark in color. The sky was getting dark but they could still make out the large form. He said it also looked at the train as it flew over the trees. Nobody on the train could figure out what it was. The mere fact that my father even mentioned it suggested that it must have been an unusual sight."
Saturday, December 19, 2015
A 1934 Mothman Episode?
Lon Strickler shares a report he received a couple of years ago about a possible Mothman sighting and omen, and the disaster following the sighting. Here's a bit; you can read the entire thing at Lon's Phantoms and Monsters blog: