Strangeness from Virginia

Another one of those stories that will need a little more looking into, especially the Men In Black part (of which I’m going to be posting about soon):

Point Pleasant, West Virginia

Mothman and all the bizarre activity and high-strangeness that accompanied it back in the late 1960s put Point Pleasant on the paranormal map. Although things seem to have calmed down in Point Pleasant in recent decades, the Mothman event, chronicled by John Keel in his book The Mothman Prophecies (which later became a film), stands as one of the most peculiar and multi-layered episodes in the annals of paranormal phenomena. So many odd things were taking place that a list of them looks like an entire season of “The X-Files”:

  • Sightings of the Mothman creature itself by more than than 100 witnesses – a tall, headless beast with glowing red eyes and huge bat-like wings.
  • UFO sightings.
  • Men-in-black appearances. Arriving black cars, these weird men mumble codes and bits of strange languages. They try to drink jelly and have difficulty using knives and forks.
  • Phantom phone calls.
  • Electrical disturbances to such devices as TVs, telephones and a police radio.
  • Eerie predictions and spontaneous prophecies, some of which were oddly out of sync.
  • Missing time.
  • Animal mutilations.
  • Mental telepathy.
  • Strange coincidences and repeating numbers.
  • A missing, possibly dead dog.