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New documentary to investigate Mothman

March 8, 2019 | Comment icon 14 comments



What could explain the Mothman phenomenon ? Image Credit: PD - Steve Baxter
'Terror in the Skies' will explore stories of strange winged creatures in the US including the legendary Mothman.
Over the years there have been countless reports from across the United States of gargoyles, giant bats, pterodactyls, thunderbirds, flying humanoids and other mysterious winged creatures which continue to defy explanation.

Perhaps the best known of these is 'Mothman' - a winged humanoid that gained prominence after it was sighted multiple times in the Point Pleasant area over a two year period from 1966 to 1967.

Described as a human-like entity with wings and glowing red eyes, the creature was encountered by several witnesses and became associated with the collapse of the Silver Bridge in 1967.

Since then, other people have also reported sightings of a similar creature. In 2017, a total of 55 sightings of mysterious winged creatures were reported in the Chicago area alone.
"I saw a plane flying, but also something moving really awkwardly under it," said one security guard. "It didn't look like a bat so much as what illustrations of pterodactyls look like, with the slenderness of its head and its wing shape. I know what birds and what bats look like."

"This thing didn't have any feathers or fur, and it didn't fly like anything I've ever seen."

Now a new documentary is aiming to investigate these and other similar sightings from across the United States in the hope of better understanding the nature and origins of such stories.

Named Terror in the Skies, it is directed by Seth Breedlove and produced by Small Town Monsters.

A trailer for the documentary can be viewed below.



Source: Meaww.com | Comments (14)



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Comment icon #5 Posted by Razumov 3 years ago
 
Comment icon #6 Posted by Seti42 3 years ago
Never a good sign of a quality documentary when your trailer ends with a gofundme/kickstarter ad.
Comment icon #7 Posted by travelnjones 3 years ago
They are fun enough but they seemed better talking about off the beaten path bigfoot stories. They were shoe string budget but being about very specific occurrences in a small town they had a certain charm. They almost need to tackle smaller elements of a story like a full doc for the Indrid Cold story.
Comment icon #8 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
Indrid cold ?! There isnt much story there Woodrow Derenberger made it up to sell his book even his family believes he made up the stuff, keep in mind his proof was anecdotal only. Grinning man, the kids saw was a story without any source that john keel wrote about and that while i do not recall him mentioning the name "indrid cold" in his mothman book it was tacked onto the movie but that was hollywood and escentric embelishment writter. So there is no connection to Derenbergers indrid cold and grinning man, i believe keel made up his grinning man. However, there is so much myth and embelishm... [More]
Comment icon #9 Posted by travelnjones 3 years ago
Well its more the size of the documentary they had one on the "Minerva Monster" and another on "Boggy Creek".  Those came off ok because the "Small Town Monsters" were dealing with a pretty tight topic.  Seems like they can bite off too much to chew on larger topics.  But if they can go into an area and interview over a few weeks then they have something.  So its interesting enough because they are talking about a specific area other folks might not cover and giving it an hour.  It's not bigfoot its one specific town's stories of bigfoot (or whatever).   I am actually about as interested in th... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
Im not to interested in isolated little groups they tend to all embelish the made up story to the point of ridiculous,   you would like flatwoods monster or dover demon,  folklore
Comment icon #11 Posted by EnderOTD 3 years ago
I enjoyed the legend of boggy creek documentary they produced.  It fleshed out the story much more and gave a better depiction and peered into the collective psyche of the town.  Everyone seemed genuinely convinced that there were something in them woods, from what I remember.(I was shwasted)The budget shows in the production value, just like in the original from the 70s.
Comment icon #12 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
 i moved from orlando to a town 10sq miles, eustis, at one time lake eustis was a big deal not so much so the last 50 years, but still a popular recreational very large lake connected with smaller lakes and i bet it wouldnt be hard to perpetuate a myth , create folklore where none is there and have a bunch of people claim that they have seen a creature never there to start with, I believe boggy creek was just like that as was point pleasant with mothman, its cool to be more and special.
Comment icon #13 Posted by openozy 3 years ago
I think Mothman would have been bigger with a cooler name like"Raptor Man" or "Satans Eagle".Something scary and dangerous.Whats Mothman going to do, chew holes in your clothes.
Comment icon #14 Posted by the13bats 3 years ago
The story on that was a reporter who needed a name for it because if you track down the orginal reports the kids call it a large bird with red eyes,  not very spooky, she called it "mothman" after "batman" which was on TV at the time. After my own reaserch weeding out embelishment and out right fabrications i will always believe the kids saw an owl, the deion fits, the eye glow, everything, A lot of stuff was a result of john keel, he would use rather hard suggestions like ask a person have you seen any lights in the sky, no? , are you sure seems there would be ufos here, next thing you know a... [More]


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