Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Cryptomundo: Mothman and Christmas

Like the Bigfoot phenomena, the high strangeness aspects of the Mothman phenomena are often dismissed by some researchers as not being of value, other than curiosities. Loren Coleman has a piece at Cryptomundo on Mothman, dreams, and the Christmas connection, but what I found interesting was his comment:
Cryptomundo Mothman and Christmas: Today the accounts are associated with all kinds of elements of occultism, demonology, and ufology, mostly due to how Keel told the tale. But cryptozoology underlies the initial reports, of course. [italics mine]

That's his assumption and opinion of course which many share, but there are those researchers, like Andy Colvin, who would disagree.

Friday, December 14, 2012

"We Are Watching You, Mr. Keel"

From 1967: a strange message left for John Keel when he was investigating Mothman. And for what it's worth, I tried uploading the video several times but it wouldn't go through. Gave up, so here's the link.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Mom on Mothman

From last year, my Trickster's Realm column at Tim Binnall's site:Mom on Mothman

The Greys - Interdimensional Vortex League by I.V. League on SoundCloud - Create, record and share your sounds for free

Andy Colvin's song:
This recent song is based on my sister's UFO abduction experience in West Virginia, circa 1952. Telepathy was employed to get the right sounds, and telemetry is now being used to allow you to experience it. Dance the night away with the space brothers!

The Greys - Interdimensional Vortex League by I.V. League on SoundCloud

Monday, October 29, 2012

Giant Atlas Moth: Massive foot-wide Malaysian moth found in a Lancashire back garden | Mail Online

Giant Atlas Moth: Massive foot-wide Malaysian moth found in a Lancashire back garden | Mail Online

Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal Activity, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFOs and Other Unexplained Phenomena

Lon Stickler reports on a winged creature story that was sent to him:Phantoms and Monsters: Paranormal Activity, Bigfoot, Mothman, UFOs and Other Unexplained Phenomena. Lon writes: I received the following email from a witness in Macon, GA on Sunday. Sounds familiar to a report I posted in July 2011 and included in my book Phantoms and Monsters: Cryptid Encounters. (I've bought Lon's book for my Kindle and am reading it now.)

"...6 years ago, a friend and I were on our way home at about 0030-0100 from a friend's house. We were on I16 right at the merger with I75 along the Ocmulgee River when we saw something dive bomb the car ahead of us. Right before it hit the car it flaired out bat-like wings that we somewhat transparent and flew off at a high speed to the right towards the trees and disappeared. During the brief encounter we could see a pair of glowing red eyes. We were dumbstruck and amazed. I've heard of the Mothman before but I had never heard of anything in Georgia, so I never really had many people to tell. I happened to come across your site and thought you might like to hear my story."

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Mothman Synchronicity

I had just posted the link below, to Andy Colvin's post on recent Washington Mothman sightings, then switched channels on the TV. I've been watching CNN following east coast storm news. The alternate channel the remote was set to was 199 on Dish, Chiller. Showing: Real Fear: The Truth. The blurb: "Factual events inspire 'Poltergeist." 'The Mothman Prophecies' and other horror movies.

Andy Colvin on Recent Mothman Sighting in Seattle

Andy Colvin, a contributer at L.O.W.F.I. reports on recent sightings of Mothman in Seattle. Recent Mothman Sighting in Seattle | Washington L.O.W.F.I. A very interesting post!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Vintage winged images

 I love vintage images, particurlay Halloween images. These winged beings have a Mothy vibe. Some of these I had posted on the original Mothman Flutterings on WP.  I hope you enjoy them.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


William Grabowski at UFO Digest: THE REAL KEEL DEAL

Refreshing article for its balance. And I agree pretty much with Grabowski's take on the UFO/mysterious/unexplained realm. I would throw in my own tweaks to his comments, but that's for another day.


It's Mothman Festival time! A Point Pleasant Notebook  JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

Ashtar’s Message – The October Surprise | Garuda.co

I'm an odd sort of internet dinosaur. I use Twitter but don't get the bits of it: the hash tags and connects and various directions. And Facebook, oy, I use it all right but, according to two teens I know, I'm "using it wrong." Whatever that means. Anyway, found this link in a message to me on Twitter and so here it is: Ashtar’s Message – The October Surprise | Garuda.co

Friday, September 14, 2012

NIck Redfern at Cryptomundo - Mothman in Canada?

Cryptomundo  Mothman in Canada?

CFZ-CANADA: It's a Bird, It's a Plane...

CFZ-CANADA: It's a Bird, It's a Plane...

This weekend (September 14, 2012) is the 10th anniversary of the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. I am pleased to be part of the speaker lineup again this year, and if you are able I highly recommend attending this free fest. Mothman’s fame may be in West Virginia, but Canada certainly is part of this creature’s world itinerary. Sightings occur worldwide, and have for a very long time.

If you are not familiar with this cryptid, here are some basics. First and foremost, know that not everyone considers Mothman a cryptid. Some believe he is thoroughly paranormal, some believe he is alien, and skeptics have both pooh-poohed the sightings and attributed them to barn owls or sand hill cranes. Most witness descriptions place him at 4 to 6 feet and human shaped, having a shiny dark grey or black skin, batlike wings, and large glowing red eyes. He is able to fly without flapping his wings, take off and land vertically, and has sharp fingernails.
I like that: "...know that not everyone considers Mothman a cryptid." On an intuitive level I believe Mothman is nothing close to a cryptid; meaning unknown animal. It is something paranormal/supernatural indeed.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

8 foot tall, biped, winged-creature seen in Butler County, Pennsylvania -- High Strangeness -- Sott.net

8 foot tall, biped, winged-creature seen in Butler County, Pennsylvania -- High Strangeness -- Sott.net

The story comes to us from Stan Gordon's UFO Anomalies Zone and I must say, Stan has got me excited. Maybe it's my fascination with Mothman or my interest in Bigfoot, but this has both rolled into one all purpose terror.

It all began in the still dark, early morning hours of March 18, 2011 on a rural road between Chicora and East Brady. A businessman was driving along when he saw something that as he says, "made the hair stand up on his neck".

The Single Owl Theory

I was the guest on Sunday's Strange Frequencies program. Which is a fairly skeptical show; the hosts, Jason Korbus and Bobby Nelson are fair minded skeptics. But it went well and I had a good time. Doing interviews is weird; you don't say what you think or assume you were going to say, you don't have time to get to what you want to address, questions are asked by the hosts that lead you off into a direction you hadn't intended to dwell on, and at the end, you realize you didn't make your point, or could have said a lot more about this or that. Of course, I haven't had "media training" some buzz word I've heard others refer to, so what do I know. All this rambling leads to the Mothman Owl Theory. On the program, the hosts talked about Mothman and skeptic/debunker Joe Nickell, and Nickell's  "owl theory." The idea, as many skeptics believe, that Mothman was just a big owl. (Joe Nickell, always disingenuously promoting himself as a "paranormal investigator," has offered owls as the answer to not only the Mothman phenomena, but the Braxton "monster," and the Kentucky entities.)

The discussion centered on elusive memory and tricks our minds play, Linda Scarberry, and owls. What I wanted to get at was a broader context.

Mothman didn't happen to just one person. Dozens of witnesses have seen Mothman. Mothman sightings continue. During the "Mothman flap" several anomalous events occurred: UFO sightings included, strange electrical phenomena, telepathic communications among them. The whole area seems to be haunted and a focal point for weird events. The military has had a presence in that area. Researchers, like Andy Colvin (himself a witness) have delved deeply into these connections. So we have a context of much more than one person seeing an owl late at night.

Stanton Friedman had this to say about the Braxton County Monster and the owl theory:

A six-foot owl that puts out a noxious vapor, has never been reported before or since, and certainly sounds like trying to fit a square peg in a round hole...especially when here was no report of moving wings. ~ Stanton Friedman, on Braxton County Monster-REVISED EDITION" 2012. (See also Super Soylent... But Not Very Salient! by Alfred Lehmberg.)

While both cases (Mothman and Braxton) are obviously very different, the same theory is applied to both. Both do contain a covert human element, namely, the military.

My personal theory is that, in the case of Mothman, manipulations of non-human energies by humans (military, shadow groups, etc.) account for some of the Mothman phenomena. I think it goes far beyond that however; Mothman being an actual non-human and unknown (not known animal)entity of some type.

The Braxton "monster" too, seems to be of possible military or para-military origin, and I'll entertain the ET theory as well. Both are more logical than the "owl theory."

Sunday, August 26, 2012

"Open Letter to Andy" From Visitor; Not Very Nice :(

Following comment came through today on the old Mothman Flutterings blog on WP. It was attached to my post Mothman Shrieks. Here's the original post, and the comment. I'm not clear if the reader thinks I'm Andy Colvin, or is simply using my blog to vent his feelings. No idea what it's about and am not interested. One thing I will say re: the mention of J. Pritchett: I concur. A nasty individual if crossed.
Andrew Colvin’s newest: Mothman Shrieks
Posted on July 2, 2012 by Regan Lee
Mothman Shrieks is the new book from Mothman witness and researcher Andrew Colvin. I have absolutely loved Colvin’s previous Mothman books. Haven’t read Shrieks yet, so can’t comment. But I’ll steal the following from author Nick Redfern, who’s bloggd a bit about the book:
“Spurred by the realization that the 9/11 attacks were accurately predicted – in 1967 – by a childhood friend who was seeing Mothman, Seattle artist Andy Colvin began filming a reality series, ‘The Mothman’s Photographer,’ documenting his experiences growing up in Mound, West Virginia. ‘The Mothman Shrieks,’ the second book in Colvin’s ‘birdman vocalization’ trilogy, looks at the many ways Mothman communicates. Revealing letters from experiencers – penned during a wave of odd synchronicities, sightings, and encounters – indicate that Mothman may be a guardian angel of mind-bending proportions. Increasingly, the Mothman events look to be as important and miraculous as the famous events at Fatima. Interwoven with these personal diaries are discussions between Colvin and other witnesses and experts that reach back into the mysterious history of America, giving a fuller context for the phenomenon. Colvin also tracks the relationship between the paranormal and the media – how the two seemingly work together to help form public opinion and belief. Also included is a chapter of rare material from John Keel, Gray Barker, and others on the dreaded Men in Black and their impact on the early days of ufology. Mothman Shrieks features insightful forewords by Ted Torbich, host of ‘The Stench of Truth’ show, and Eugenia Macer-Story, editor of’Yankee Oracle Gazette.’ Also featured are fascinating interviews with researchers like Adam Gorightly, Keith Hansen, Robert Denton, Jr., Louise Lacey, and Sandy Nichols. Purchase info at Amazon.com. I can’t wait to read this one!
 Frank Glaza says: August 27, 2012 at 2:05 am Open letter to Andy I’m using this blog to give my thoughts about you, Andy. Why here? Well, I never got an any answers in your old blog (dead), your Yahoo group (dead), nor was I ever invited to your Facebook page. I spent about six weeks waiting to be “befriended” at Facebook, I gave up and dropped my request. Within a week you added about 300 friends. Screw you! I no longer desire to have anything to do with Farcebook. So don’t bother to ask my now to be a friend. I crave my privacy. No one needs to see my real name or have my telephone number, unless I want to give it to them. I don’t have a problem giving you my name or number, but I draw the line on third parties…Farcebook. What’s with this co hosting with Jeff Pritchett on the Church of Mabus? First of all…your not a host…your crap at asking questions. By the time you spit out what you want to ask, no one knows what the hell the question was! Going out on tangents upon tangents are fine in answers, but questions? And what the hell is the deal with budding up with Pritchett anyway? The guys a juvenile, pretend to be funny, first class jerk! Took me awhile to figure him out…I listened to maybe 25/35 Church of Mabus shows and finally grew tired of his constant bad mouthing of former quest and acquaintances nearly every other week…and now his former co-host, Guy Weddle. Not verbatim…”I won’t say why Guy is no longer here…but, Whine…he took my girlfriend…Whine…they’re screwing me out of money…Whine…they’re back stabbers…Whine…Whine…Whine. My suggestion to you, Andy, is loose this myopic piece of psychotic dog droppings. Well, That’s all I have to say. Take it as constructive criticism. Sincerely, Frank “Chuck Slick” ***** Good Luck on the book

Sunday, July 29, 2012


From Dr. Karl Shuker, this case from England of a "bat winged monkey bird" as experienced by witness Jacki Hartley:ShukerNature: INTRODUCING BRITAIN’S BAT-WINGED MONKEY-BIRD
"Back in 1969 I was 4 years old and travelling back from my auntie’s house in London. Dad had been driving for about half an hour and we were going through the countryside. I was in the back of the car when I suddenly heard an awful, screeching scream. Mum and dad were in the front chatting and heard nothing. It was twilight and as I looked out of the back window into the trees, I saw what I could only describe as a monster.

"It had bat wings which it unfolded and stretched out before folding back up again, red eyes and a kind of monster monkey face with a parrot's beak and was about 3 feet in height.

"To my 4 year old mind it was terrifying and I had nightmares for weeks. I did not have a name for this thing in my vocabulary and so called it The Bat Winged Monkey Bird as it seemed to be such a weird mixture of animals.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Micah Hanks: "Conspiracy Calls"

New article from Micah Hanks for Mysterious Universe: Conspiracy Calls: Paranoid Telephone Bugs and MIB Survelliance.  Micah begins his article, which is about Keel, MIB and the electronic telephone interference we're used to hearing about when it comes to UFOs, Mothman and more, with his own eerie synchronicity. Hanks writes:
In fact, we might as well get things off to a good start by adding a heaping dose of synchronicity: just as I was sitting down to write this piece, my phone inexplicably lit up, then shut itself off completely, and restarted. I usually ignore this kind of thing… but for some, it’s enough to keep one’s paranoid fantasies close to the edge for days at a time. With regard to my own situation, this isn’t the only time my phone has appeared to come to life on its own, and activate or deactivate itself arbitrarily. For several months now, I’ve been experiencing a remarkable amount of Keelian weirdness regarding my cellular phone… and in truth, I might as well admit it: I’ve kind of got a history with this sort of thing.
It gets even better, and much weirder! Perfect "Keelian" and Fortean reading!

Reporter Mary Hyre: "Where the Waters Mingle"

From the blog John Keel: Where the Waters Mingle. A series of articles from the Mothman era by reporter Mary Hyre, who lived in Pt. Pleasant at the time.

Free Download: Mothman on the Telephone

I put together a collection of some of my posts and articles about the beeping/electronic aspects of Mothman and Bigfoot encounters. You can read it on my Scribd page: Mothman on the Telephone.</a>

Andrew Colvin: Newsletter

This is Andrew Colvin's newsletter; he has very kindly allowed me to repost it here:

As you may recall, "Beyond The Grassy Knoll" has risen - like a phoenix - from the ashes. Vyz has been kind enough to keep the Mothy ball rolling. Mothman interviews 28 and 29 (which run together) are now up here:

These shows cover conspiratorial events in recent weeks, revealing how mass mind control works, and how the Mothman phenomenon aims to counter that process. They will be totally downloadable in one week. Speaking of which, you can download interviews 26 and 27 here:

Click in the "April 13th" section for those, and in the "March 21st" section for interview 25. FYI, Moth-friend Harriet Plumbrook has an interview in the "March 30th" section where she discusses our elementary school in Mound, WV.

Another friend, Regan Lee, has started an interesting blog on Mothman, where she discusses how reading my Mothman's Photographer II book triggered a series of Mothman dreams and synchronicities:

Don't forget to check my blog occasionally, as I have begun posting again after a year layoff (to edit Mothman III). What could be more
fun than exposing shills for the guvmint's mil-oil-tary!

Lastly, my article in Paranoia Magazine #47 has finally hit the stands, forcing said mil-shills to rat-a-tat on their computer keys in an attempt to spin Mothman as "evil."

Yours in feathers,


P.S. Just for kicks, here's a couple of photos from a local school that adjoins a Catholic church built on sacred ground. The first one is of tilework - in progress - showing a Middle Eastern birdman much like the one that appeared when we were creating the DVD cover art for The Mothman's Photographer reality series. The second one is a statue that looks very much like the ancient Hindu statues of the Garuda carrying Vishnu (see example).
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