The Mothman (Part 2)

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Mothman! Well, we're pretty sure "Mothman" isn't any of those things, neither a moth nor a man, or some unholy combination of the two. If the descriptions by over 100 witnesses are accurate and the symptoms of seeing such a sight are related, then whatever this creature is, it's abilities may go beyond even what is considered possible for an earthly cryptid. Magical flight, a burning, mesmerizing gaze, and haunting dreams are some of his reported traits, but is clairvoyance also one of them? What if Mothman knew your fate, but wasn't capable or allowed to tell you? And for an even bigger stretch of the imagination, what if Scott goes "off the chain" in this episode? Now, this may all seem like silly balderdash to your sophisticated and skeptical nature, but what kind of hosts would we be if we couldn't deliver a tale of a real monster in time for Samhain? After all, it is Halloween.

Tonight's Quote:

“UFO’s do not seem to exist as tangible, manufactured objects. They do not conform to the accepted natural laws of our environment. They seem to be nothing more than transmogrifications tailoring themselves to our ability to understand."

— John A. Keel, author of The Mothman Prophecies

Show Links:

We've found that some sites are not showing these links as clickable unless they are URLs, so until those outlets improve their show notes section, we are providing actual URLs next to the clickable description of each link to make things easier for our listeners!

Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting http://bit.ly/2fcSyCx

Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman http://bit.ly/2eW9DwQ

Silver Bridge http://bit.ly/2flwFjC

Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course http://bit.ly/2eMpLDl

I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos http://n.pr/2eh2I0c

How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? http://bit.ly/1qAd9iI

Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? http://bbc.in/2eW80PC

Actinic Conjunctivitis http://bit.ly/2dRkXIu

Defense Logistics Agency website http://www.dla.mil/

Defense Logistics Agency on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dRmAWv

Chief Cornstalk http://bit.ly/2eMmVhW

Chief Cornstalk's curse http://bit.ly/2dRmDl2

Lord Dunmore's War http://bit.ly/2eXAs2l

Fort Randolph, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2fcSDGp

The late Beau Shertzer, whose Bloodmobile was almost carried off http://bit.ly/2eBAQqh

Men In Black in a Niagra Falls hotel lobby? http://bit.ly/2eBCIiR

The 1966 Cadillac De Ville http://bit.ly/2dRoxSM

Gallipolis Ferry, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2eXF6NS

Gallipolis, Ohio http://www.cityofgallipolis.com/

Morse Code, for when you want to communicate with a UFO using your flashlight http://bit.ly/1zxQZNV

Mothman and Other Curious Encounters by Loren Coleman https://amzn.com/B00AWBQF88

The Mothman Prophecies - A True Story by John A. Keel https://amzn.com/0765334984

The Mothman Prophecies - The Movie https://amzn.com/B0000648X0

The Woodrow Derenberger interview with Ronald Maines, Gen. Mgr. of WTAP https://youtu.be/5HxY4suVjSo

Point Pleasant, West Virginia http://bit.ly/2euHGdZ

Gallipolis, Ohio basecamp for John Keel and the Mothman Prophecies movie crew http://bit.ly/2e3aZpU

Visit the Mothman Museum! http://bit.ly/2enKY4d

Attend the Mothman Festival in beautiful Point Pleasant, WV! http://bit.ly/1pjsSMO

Scott always stays at the Lowe Hotel when searching for Mothman! http://www.thelowehotel.com/

Point Pleasant's "TNT Area" where the Mothman dwells http://n.pr/2drLM5A

Explosion and munitions risk at the "TNT Area" http://bit.ly/2eIfuJD

Inside the Eerie TNT Storage Bunkers of West Virginia on Wired http://bit.ly/2e8qeyV

The Mothman and Indrid Cold story on WeekInWeird.com http://bit.ly/2eI4OuC

Mothman on Wikipedia http://bit.ly/2dQ3dhn

1st sighting of the Mothman according to the WV Dept. of Commerce http://bit.ly/2drIzTK

The Grinning Man on TheNightSky.org http://bit.ly/2ej1G76

The Case of Indrid Cold on Forteania http://bit.ly/2ej0hNV

Assessing Wikipedia's Accuracy on NPR http://n.pr/2elZZaH

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Credits:

Episode 051 - "Mothman Part 2" Produced by Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess; Edited by Sarah Vorhees, Ryan McCullough Sound Design; Research Assistance by Tess Pfeifle and the astonishing League of Astonishing Researchers, a,k.a. The Astonishing Research Corps, or "A.R.C." for short. Special thanks to Kirsten Labrozzi, Josh Prosper, and Chris Childs (apologies for misspellings, we have audio only). Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.

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