Mothman: Legitimate Cryptid or Urban Legend?

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In the world of cryptozoology, Mothman is one of the most mysterious and intriguing creatures. Many described him as an enormous humanoid with massive wings and large red eyes. Although it’s been over fifty years since the first sighting the legend remains just as strong to this day. Recently the unknown entity has had a resurgence of popularity after a number of sightings have been reported out of Chicago. Many wonder that if such a being exists then what exactly is it? Theories range from a misidentified barn own to a paranormal entity or even an extraterrestrial visitor.

Initial Encounters

The first of numerous sightings began on November 12th, 1966 in the small town of Clendenin, West Virginia. On a crisp autumnal night five gravediggers witnessed a man-like figure ascend from a nearby tree. Three days later Roger and Linda Scarberry were out driving with another couple. While traveling down an isolated road known as “TNT Area” they witnessed a seven-foot tall flying creature with glowing red eyes. When Mr. Scarberry sped off the being flew alongside the vehicle before taking off into the darkness. The group immediately went to the authorities. Each person was privately interviewed and all four people had identical stories and matching recollections of the events that had transpired. According to the Deputy who spoke with the group, their eyes were filled with a terror that couldn’t be faked.

The Silver Bridge Tragedy

Just one year after the gravedigger’s encounter occurred, Point Pleasant was struck by tragedy. The Silver Bridge, a main route into the small town, collapsed unexpectedly during rush-hour traffic for unknown reasons. Forty-six people sadly lost their lives after crashing into the river. That morning various locals saw a strange creature perched atop the bridge. Some believe that this entity was trying to warn of the impending doom while others feel that Mothman was responsible for the disaster.

Untimely Deaths

Mary Hyre was a news reporter for the local paper and wrote and column called “Where the Waters Mingle”. She was also very close with author John Keel, author of “The Mothman Prophecies” which would later become inspiration for the highly fictionalized Hollywood film. Hyre felt that her involvement with The Mothman investigation drew interest from the Men in Black. Her first encounter occurred in 1967 when she was working a late night at the office. A man entered the room who she described as having “large hypnotic eyes and not dressed for the weather”. Oddly, the stranger said nothing and simply placed a pen on her desk before exiting the building. After this experience the perplexing stranger began to follow her.

Soon Hyre had yet another run-in. While walking to her car a different man came towards her and instructed her to stop researching the Mothman topic or there would be consequences. Local townspeople also reported being approached by these men who claimed to be friends of Hyre. They wanted to obtain information about their UFO sightings and other paranormal events. On February 15th, 1970 Hyre died suddenly at the age of 54. She believed that the creature was a prophetic figure that had come to warn of upcoming catastrophes.

Many other individuals who researched Mothman had strange and untimely deaths. One such person is Fred Fried who was at the time working on a documentary about the relation of UFOs and Mothman. He died of a heart attack at the age of 53 and his film was never released. Donald North, a Point Pleasant native, witnessed the entity in the same spot as the Scarberrys. Not long after, he died as a result of a car accident. Jim Keith was a conspiracy writer who was studying the connection between Mothman, the CIA and the MIB. During a routine knee surgery Keith died on the operating table at the age of 50. Before this procedure he had said: “I have this feeling that if they put me under I’m not coming back”. To date there are 84 mysterious deaths that appear to be connected to Mothman.

Possible Explanations

There are a multitude of explanations when it comes to this enigmatic being. Since a  number of sightings occurred in the TNT Area some speculate that the region itself may in fact be responsible. During WWII the location was utilized for weapon manufacturing. After the war ended these explosives were stored in bunkers and the 8,000 acres of land were turned into a wildlife conservatory. It wasn’t discovered until the 1980s that the land had been contaminated by explosives byproducts. Given the severity of the situation the TNT Area was added to a federal list of hazardous waste sites. Some theorize that this chemical concoction seepage contributed to the evolution of a mutilated subspecies.

Others wonder if there is a UFO/ alien link to the Mothman. In John Keel’s book he states that eyewitness reports describe glowing orbs, energy fields and lost time. If this is the case it would also explain the Men in Black’s involvement. There are those who feel that creature is paranormal in nature given its ominous warning of approaching death. People who encounter this being describe it having telepathic abilities. Skeptics are convinced that it’s merely an urban legend or an elaborate hoax. However, if this were the case one has to wonder if a person would be capable of such trickery for over five decades.

Until the truth is disclosed everything is ultimately speculation. Perhaps with today’s available technologies there is a better chance of capturing hard evidence. What do you think about Mothman? Share your thoughts in the comments!

All About Alien Implants

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the UFO phenomenon are alien implants. Some who claim to be abductees have foreign objects present in their bodies. Individuals who have been implanted have no history of medical procedures or previous surgeries. Images captured on X-rays and CAT scans clearly show strange objects lodged inside patients. Frequent locations include nasal cavities, within the jaw, in feet or behind the head. A number of these mysterious apparatuses have been removed and analyzed. Further investigation of these anomalies provide more questions than answers.

Implants date back to 1957 when the first reported case was discussed on a radio show. During the interview, ufologist John Robinson recounted how a neighbor had been captured by aliens. Something was placed behind the man’s ears in order to keep him subdued. In 1967 the first publication about implants was released by Raymond Fowler wherein a woman claimed she had been abducted and a tracking device was inserted up her nose. In recent years author Whitley Streiber popularized the theory after he shared that many abductee victims report finding strange metallic fragments in odd places.

Doctor Roger Lier was a California-based podiatrist who removed sixteen suspicious mechanisms. According to Lier, these objects emit a radio signal and appear to move on their own during surgeries. Oftentimes they maneuver away from the scalpel as if attempting to avoid extraction. Another medical professional, Derrel Sims, has studied this enigmatic subject for over thirty-five years. He was the first known person to physically identify the presence of these devices. Additionally, he owns the largest private collection of implants in the world. The combined efforts of Lier, Sims and numerous experts have provided some very perplexing discoveries.

Metallurgy Results

One sample was sent to Los Alamos National Laboratory, a word-class testing facility. These specialists were not told where the object came from. Upon their investigation they concluded that it was meteorite in nature since Earth does not contain such metallic isotopes. The next study was performed by the University of California at San Diego. Similarly to Los Alamos, test results showed the specimen was extraterrestrial in nature.

Implants produce a very strong current which can be measured using a Gauss Meter. Frequently the reading is so high that it registers off the scale. Interestingly, once the implant is removed the electromagnetic levels are no longer detectible. Some theorize the reason for this is because a person’s own energetic field is what fuels these objects.

Organic Outer Coating

Surrounding the implant is an inconceivably strong barrier composed of protein and keratin. Although these compounds are naturally occurring this specific covering is incredibly resilient. Doctors are unable cut through it with their tools which would normally slice bone with ease. Efforts to recreate this tough substance have proven unsuccessful and it remains unclear how two simple elements produce this effect.

Atomically Aligned

Atoms within implants are astoundingly durable due to their alignment. All molecules are arranged in a single direction which provides a level of strength that humans do not yet have the capabilities of reproducing. After the device is removed this charge is broken making the outer membrane much more delicate.

Lack of Inflammatory Response & Additional Nerve Bundles

Upon further investigation patients show no signs of inflammation in their soft tissues. Any foreign object entering the body produces an inflammatory response. It appears these implants are generating impossible biomechanical results. Strangely, there a large bundles of nerves surrounding the device in areas where they normally do not grow. These tissues are responsible for day-to-day activities such as grasping an object with the appropriate amount of pressure.

A scanning electron microscope analysis was performed. It showed that the mechanism had to have been manufactured because the elements contained are not naturally occurring. There are no portals of entry or any evidence showing how the object got there. Implants have even been found inside the brain which raises the question: how is this happening? Even more puzzling is what the purpose might be. Are aliens tracking their human specimens or attempting some sort of mind control? Further research is required if answers are ever going to surface. Until then, I’m off to buy a Gauss Meter on Amazon.

What are your thoughts? Share your theories in the comment section!