Photos:

1 ) Copper thunderbird from the Smyth site, Amoskeag Falls, Manchester, New Hampshire.  Source: Bouck and Richardson, 2007.  2) A frame from DC Comic’s Batman #63 (© 1951) featuring the supervillain “Killer Moth” (Drury Walker), who was ultimately defeated by Batgirl.  3) Thunderbirds at the Peterborough Petroglyph site.  Source: Vastokas and Vastokas, 1973:93.  4) A glyph of the Native American Piasa.  From Wikipedia: The Piasa or Piasa Bird is a Native American dragon depicted in one of two murals painted by Native Americans on bluffs (cliffsides) above the Mississippi River. Its original location was at the end of a chain of limestone bluffs in Madison County, Illinois at present-day Alton, Illinois. The original Piasa illustration no longer exists; a newer 20th-century version, based partly on 19th-century sketches and lithographs, has been placed on a bluff in Alton, Illinois, several hundred yards upstream from its origin.  5) Sketch: The Mothman Meets His End by our friend and fan of the show, illustrator Stacey Rozich,  ©2015.  Pen on paper medium – which is the back of L.A.’s Bigfoot Lodge Trivia Night answer sheet.  See her professional portfolio here: http://www.staceyrozich.com/.  

 

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Background:

Do we only see what we can understand?  And if we refuse or are unable to understand, are we then not seeing all of the elements of our reality?  If beings and creatures from alternate realities truly exist, then what is their origin story?  What is their purpose and what are we to them, or more to the point, what do they want with us?  In Part 4A of our series on the Mothman of Point Pleasant, WV, we examine some of these questions and try to find conclusions of our own, outrageous though they may seem to be.

 

 

 

Tonight’s Quote:

“I have adopted the concept of ‘Ultraterrestrials’ — beings and forces which coexist with us but are on another time frame; that is, they operate outside the limits of our space-time continuum yet have the ability to cross over into our reality.  This other world is not a place, however, as Mars or Andromeda are places, but it is a state of energy.” 

John A. Keel, The Mothman Prophecies

 

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Credits:

Episode 053 – “Mothman Part 4A” 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 Emily Gorey, Ross Woodward and Blonadine.   Copyright 2016 Scott Philbrook & Forrest Burgess. All Rights Reserved.