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The 'Black Bird' was Chernobyl's own Mothman

June 20, 2019 | Comment icon 26 comments



Did Chernobyl workers see a dark, red-eyed creature prior to the disaster ? Image Credit: PD - Steve Baxter
In the run-up to the infamous nuclear disaster, several workers claimed to have seen a strange creature.
On April 26th, 1986, the catastrophic accident that befell the No. 4 nuclear reactor at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in northern Ukraine would not only result in the deaths of several dozen people, but also reduce the life expectancy of thousands more while leaving the whole area uninhabitable.

In the months prior to the disaster however, some of the workers at the nuclear plant believed that they had seen a strange creature - the Black Bird of Chernobyl - that would later be regarded as an omen of impending doom in much the same way as Point Pleasant's infamous Mothman.

There are several different versions of the story, but it is said that at least five workers at the plant reported witnessing a "large, dark headless creature with gigantic wings and fire red eyes."

Some also experienced nightmares and reported receiving threatening telephone calls.

"The legend states that in the days leading up to April 26, 1986, that a supernatural creature was sighted in the sky over Chernobyl by many of the men in the control room," archaeologist Robert Maxwell, who had previously worked at the site, told news.com.au.
"They also claimed to have seen this terrifying creature just before the explosion."

But just how much truth is there to these accounts ?

"Now it's become one of those fables that's difficult to track because it relies on the accounts of people who died due to radioactive contamination," said Maxwell.

"So, for people trying to check the voracity of these claims, of course, you've got to take them on face value because there's not a lot of history or archaeology to go on."

"But the stories persist, even to this day."

Source: News.com.au | Comments (26)



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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #17 Posted by DirtyDocMartens 3 years ago
Those look like glowing nipples.
Comment icon #18 Posted by DirtyDocMartens 3 years ago
Dante's work is a meme. So is Mary Shelley's and  Mark Twain's. I've never been called lazy or unintelligent for reading them. Perhaps it's lazy to not find out the definition of a meme.
Comment icon #19 Posted by highdesert50 3 years ago
There were indeed omens portending disaster, specifically, deficiencies in the reactor design and operating procedures as described in the INSAG reports.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Chaldon 2 years ago
If I remember correctly, I have mentioned somewhere on the forum before that the similar event happened to Vladimir Arsenyev's 1908 expedition over the mountains of Sikhote-Alin. He encountered something which his local companions called "a flying man". The event took place on the Gobilli river, and a few weeks later all his crew nearly died of starvation on the Khutu river. It was described in details in his books "????? ? ??????????? ? ?????" ('Life and Adventures in Taiga', edited from the newspaper reports by M. Azadovski) and "? ????? ??????-?????" ('In the Mountains of Sikhote-Alin', wri... [More]
Comment icon #21 Posted by toast 2 years ago
Is that a quote from a SiFi book for 5 to 7yo kids?
Comment icon #22 Posted by papageorge1 2 years ago
If you actually read my reply post you should know it's not.
Comment icon #23 Posted by geraldnewfie 2 years ago
a mothman or alien? so many stories over the years like UFO deactiviating a nuke before lauch, aliens around all natural disasters, maybe they are causing it and seeing how humankind reacts?  
Comment icon #24 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
thats what john keel believed...
Comment icon #25 Posted by the13bats 2 years ago
even better, re read post #2 erik is deceased a medium channels him for his mom, and if thats not good enough erik plays pranks on papa...from other planes.
Comment icon #26 Posted by TripGun 2 years ago
Grim Reaper doing a headcount.


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