Photos:

1 ) Earliest depiction of Chief Cornstalk from an 1872 Drawing in John Frost’s book Pictorial History of Indian Wars and Captivities (illustrator not cited) 2) Painting of Chief Cornstalk, source unfindable 3) A portrait of Chief Cornstalk 4) Plaque at Cornstalk Monument 5) Cornstalks Monument 6) A replica of Fort Randolph (both 4,5 & 6  By Kevin Myers at the English language Wikipedia, CC BY-SA 3.0,) 7) Bloodmobile in Point Pleasant PD 8) The Sheraton Niagara Falls where the MIB were seen. 9) A screenshot from the security video in the Sheraton Lobby 10) An alleged Man in Black taken in October 1966 in Elizabeth New Jersey by James W. Moseley 11) An alleged MIB Cadillac on the street in Elizabeth NJ where MIB showed up to question people about a UFO sighting. 12-15) The Silver Bridge as it stood before it collapsed. 16-24) The aftermath of the collapse of the Silver Bridge. Photographer unknown.

 

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Background:

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

 

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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. Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.