The Mothman (Part 3)

Nov 10, 2016, 05:04 AM

At 5:00 p.m. on December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge which connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia, and Gallipolis, Ohio, collapsed. Being rush hour in mid-December, the bridge was full of commuters on their way home from work and holiday shopping trips. The collapse sent 32 vehicles into the frigid waters of the Ohio river and 46 people lost their lives, with 2 bodies never to be found. The cause was as prosaic and understandable as it was tragic - a minute defect causing stress corrosion in a suspension eye-bar. However, what we may never understand is a connection some claim between the collapse and the first sightings of the Mothman, widely thought to be 13 months previously, to the day. Was there a warning that no one could comprehend? Even if a warning could be interpreted by someone who was starting to put all these strange puzzle pieces together, would their findings even be believed? Could this tragedy have been prevented, or was it inevitable? It might behoove us all to start taking notice, as correlations to sightings of bizarre creatures and catastrophes around the world continue to this day.

Tonight's Quote:

They’ve done it again. Those lousy bastards have done it again. They knew this was going to happen...and when. And they gave me all that bilge about a power failure. They knew. They just didn’t want me to be able to warn anyone.

— John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

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Ben Folds - Rockin' the Suburbs Search for the Mothman documentary Aperture hatch on the Millennium Falcon NBC News article on Infrasound Vic Tandy and infrasound on Wikipedia Vladimir Gavreau and his infrasound experiments The Haunted Hum (infrasound) on Mythbusters Adam Savage's Indiana Jones Sankara Stone stolen! NICAP's The 1967 UFO Chronology - The Mother of All Sighting Waves The Silver Bridge disaster - the collapse rendered in computer animation Report on the Silver Bridge collapse by the West Virginia DOT Tacoma Narrows Bridge collapse Colorized footage of the Tacoma Narrows bridge collapse Radiolab episode on Dreams Wake Up and Dream on Radiolab - confronting your fears with Lucid Dreaming Project MKUltra Could a sonic weapon make your head explode? "Gaslighting" on Wikipedia Gaslight the movie (1944) Origin of the "Time exists" quote Weather report for the day of Mrs. Roy Grose’s 4:45 a.m. UFO sighting Linda Scarberry's obituary on Cryptomundo, one of the 4 original teenagers to see Mothman Silver Bridge Riverside Golf Club where Connie Carpenter saw the Mothman, formerly the Mason Co. Golf Course I Love Lucy entertains the cosmos How far have human radio broadcasts reached into our galaxy? Can our TV signals be picked up by other planets? Actinic Conjunctivitis Defense Logistics Agency website Defense Logistics Agency on Wikipedia Chief Cornstalk Chief Cornstalk's curse Lord Dunmore's War Fort Randolph, West Virginia The late Beau Sher...