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PostSubject: Mothman; Real or fake?   Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:20 pm

I wasn't sure where to post this topic, but I figerd it was about everyday life.
Some of you may know about the Mothman sightings in Point Pleasent, some may not; here are some imformation,
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On November 15, 1966, two young, married couples from Point Pleasant, David and Linda Scarberry and Steve and Mary Mallette, were traveling late at night in the Scarberrys' car. They were passing the West Virginia Ordnance Works, an abandoned World War II TNT factory, about seven miles north from Point Pleasant, in the 2,500 acre (10 km²) McClintic Wildlife Management Area, when they noticed two red lights in the shadows by an old generator plant near the factory gate. They stopped the car, and reportedly discovered that the lights were the glowing red eyes of a large animal, "shaped like a man, but bigger, maybe six and a half or seven feet tall, with big wings folded against its back", according to Roger Scarberry. Terrified, they drove toward Route 62, where the creature supposedly chased them at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour. However, as quoted in Keel's The Mothman Prophecies, the Scarberrys, despite driving more than 100 miles per hour, claimed to have noticed a dead dog on the side of the road, and in fact made such accurate note of its location that they claimed to have gone back the very next day and looked for it. Explanations for how they were able to make so accurate a mental note at a time of such great distress, or why they would go back to look for the dead dog, are not included in Keel's book.
A plaque on the Mothman statue provides a version of the original legend: "On a chilly, fall night in November 1966, two young couples drove into the TNT area north of Point Pleasant, West Virginia, when they realized they were not alone." Driving down the exit road, they saw the supposed creature standing on a nearby ridge. It spread its wings and flew alongside the vehicle up to the city limits. They drove to the Mason County courthouse to alert Deputy Millard Halstead, who later said, "I've known these kids all their lives. They'd never been in any trouble and they were really scared that night. I took them seriously." He then followed Roger Scarberry's car back to the secret ex-U.S. Federal bomb and missile factory, but found no trace of the strange creature. According to the book Alien Animals, by Janet and Colin Bord, a poltergeist attack on the Scarberry home occurred later that night, during which the creature was seen several times.
The following night, on November 16, several armed townspeople combed the area around the TNT plant for signs of Mothman. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wamsley, and Mrs. Marcella Bennett, with her infant daughter Teena in tow, were in a car en-route to visit their friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Thomas, who lived in a bungalow among the igloos (concrete dome-shaped dynamite storage structures erected during WW-II) near the TNT plant. The igloos were now empty, some owned by the county, others by companies intending to use them for storage. They were heading back to their car when a figure appeared behind their parked vehicle. Mrs. Bennett said that it seemed like it had been lying down, slowly rising up from the ground, large and gray, with glowing red eyes. While Wamsley phoned the police, the creature walked onto the porch and peered in at them through the window.
A Mothman sighting was again reported on January 11, 1967, and several other times that same year. Fewer sightings of the Mothman were reported after the collapse of the Silver Bridge, when 46 people died. The Silver Bridge, so named for its aluminium paint, was an eyebar chain suspension bridge that connected the cities of Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Kanauga, Ohio over the Ohio River. The bridge was built in 1928, and it collapsed on December 15, 1967. Investigation of the bridge wreckage pointed to the failure of a single eye-bar in a suspension chain due to a small manufacturing flaw. There are rumors that the Mothman appears before upcoming disasters, or that the Mothman causes disasters.

In Point Pleasent, they have a statue of the Mothman, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mothman_statue_2005.JPG
Here is what it says on the plaque; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mothman_plaque.jpg

So what do you think about the Mothman? True or fake?
I think /it/ is real.
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PostSubject: Re: Mothman; Real or fake?   Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:37 am

Well to me personaly i think its fake along with bigfoot and all that. How come nobody else except for that town has ever seen mothman? To me how they described the whole area he was at, seemed to me like some expereiment went wrong with military??? And something else that got me....he killed a dog? Regular moths dont eat meat. And red eyes....? What? That dosnt even make sense....Its so easy these days to make up a creature and for the public to believe it. And guess what you get money for it o0 gasp! Put the clues together and you have the whole little town going in on it, getting money.

And nobody has ever seen the mothman since, figures. By now with the kind of technology we have we would of seen or had a glimps of it by now...but no. And you know maybe the people in the car were on drugs...you never know. Some drugs out there they make you see the weirdest things. So it could of been a bird flying by, but no..no..they believed it was a Mothman! So yeah people are so guilable.

Thats what i think about this whole issue, no affense. I'm not trying to start a fight or anything just stating my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Mothman; Real or fake?   Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:53 am

(Yes, this is in the correct topic.)

Actually, I believe in these things. I think there's more than we know; and more than we as humans could ever know.
Granted, I have to say that I believe in spirits and extraterrestrial life more so than urban legends such as ''The Mothman'' and ''Bigfoot''.

I do believe in them, however.
There's just a point where I draw the line.
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PostSubject: Re: Mothman; Real or fake?   Sat Jun 27, 2009 10:38 am

BlackAdder(Lynch) wrote:
Well to me personaly i think its fake along with bigfoot and all that. How come nobody else except for that town has ever seen mothman? To me how they described the whole area he was at, seemed to me like some expereiment went wrong with military??? And something else that got me....he killed a dog? Regular moths dont eat meat. And red eyes....? What? That dosnt even make sense....Its so easy these days to make up a creature and for the public to believe it. And guess what you get money for it o0 gasp! Put the clues together and you have the whole little town going in on it, getting money.

And nobody has ever seen the mothman since, figures. By now with the kind of technology we have we would of seen or had a glimps of it by now...but no. And you know maybe the people in the car were on drugs...you never know. Some drugs out there they make you see the weirdest things. So it could of been a bird flying by, but no..no..they believed it was a Mothman! So yeah people are so guilable.

Thats what i think about this whole issue, no affense. I'm not trying to start a fight or anything just stating my opinion.
Other people outside that town have seen it. But I watched the movie about this, [ Based on the "facts" ] Point Pleasent seemed to have the best interactions about it.
Lol, I respect your opinion 100%. No worries.
I tried finding the reports of the Mothman, it might give more detail, but no luck. Oh well.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this; Rockandi [Vince] and BlackAdder(Lynch)!
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