What Lies Beyond

Day: October 11, 2020

Mothman and Other Winged Cryptid Legends

Image by OpenClipart-Vectors from Pixabay   Throughout history, there have been tales of large, winged creatures that appear humanoid. One of the most famous of these tales is that of The Mothman. In the 1960s, sightings came to light of a large, winged "man" with red, glowing eyes and who flew faster than a car traveling at about 100 miles an hour.  Not only did this creature become one of the United States' most famous modern myths, it also put the little town of Point Pleasant, VA on the map. According to the legend, Mothman was thought to reside in an abandoned munitions factory leftover from the 2nd world war. This factory helped with the manufacturing of the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima. Once the bomb was dropped, the factory closed its doors. Rumors began to circulate that the creature living within was a mutation created by the radioactive materials still in the factory. For over a year, sightings of this winged beast filled the townsfolk with fear. Then, on December 15, 1967, the Silver Bridge collapsed. The nearly half-mile-long suspension bridge, that connected Point Pleasant with Gallipolis, OH, collapsed in the middle of rush-hour traffic. 46 people lost their lives, 2 of which were never found. Sighting of the Mothman dropped to almost nothing after this event. Some say the beast was the cause of the collapse, others say it was trying to send a warning. Which could be correct? There are several modern stories about humanoid creatures with wings flying around before great catastrophes. In 1926, the Xiaon Te Dam gave way and flooded the area. More than 15,000 people died in the disaster. Many claimed that they had sighted a "man-dragon" flying through the air in the days before the event. Was this the creature…
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