One of the more popular unexplained mysteries of the modern era is The Mothman of Point Pleasant. The Mothman is a creature which was reported in Point Pleasant, West Virginia during the 1960’s. The Legend has been popularized in a number of books, movies and documentaries.
The Mothman of Point Pleasant Sightings
The first sighting of The Mothman occurred in 1966. A group of men who were digging a grave reported seeing a winged man type creature flying over the trees. Shortly after the initial sighting a number of other sightings were reported. This would include a younger couple reporting seeing a creature with red eyes and wings. The creature was said to fly and follow their car as they drove. This occurred near an abandoned TNT factory. This led many to believe the creature was living in the abandoned factory and tunnels underneath. Two volunteer fireman also reported seeing a large bird like creature with red eyes.
Silver Bridge Collapse
In 1967 The Silver Bridge collapsed over the Ohio River. The accident caused the death of 46 people. Some local residents began to associate the sighting of the creature as a bad omen, only appearing before a catastrophe. Others thought the creature was warning of the bridge collapse as sightings waned after the collapse.
On 20 November 2016 an unidentified man claimed to photograph The Mothman, He submitted a grainy photo to a local news station. The photo showed what appears to be a winged man flying above the tree line.
Dancing Plague of 1518
The dancing plague of 1518 occurred in Strasbourg, Alsace which today is in the Eastern part of France. Roughly 400 people took to dancing for days without interruption or rest and this resulted in some of them dying from exhaustion and heart attacks.
The “mania” as it is sometimes referred to started with one person thought to be an adult lady who danced in the street for hours or possibly days on end. Others began to join her until there were some 400 people dancing. Some to their death.
Physicians of the day could not explain what was causing the group to dance. Instead of stopping people from dancing they formulated the idea that people to dance the illness out of them and actually promoted the idea of continuing to dance until they were cured.
Modern theories believe that it could have been caused by an LSD related fungus that grows on rye. The fungus ergot when consumed in the bread made from the contaminated rye could cause delusional behavior.
Other believe that it was a mass psychosis brought on from stress related to superstitions. People when living in a close society or group may start to exhibit the same ticks or actions brought on from stress or from superstitious notions.
A mysterious beast that resembles a dog has been reported terrorizing an Argentinian Neighborhood. A resident has claimed that the beast is responsible for attacking and killing two dogs. A pit bull and german shepherd who are no slouches themselves in the dog world.
There are reports that the beast is a tall as 7 feet with some saying it resembles a horse. Some locals believe that it could be a chupacabra, a legendary creature known for drinking the blood of livestock and other animals. So far only one photo has surfaced.
One of the most famous Canadian UFO Sightings is being commemorated in a new $20 Canadian coin. The Canadian Mint is issuing a coin to honor the 1967 Falcon Lake Incident. Of course the coin will have Queen Elizabeth II one one side and Stefan Michalak on the other.
In May of 1967 Stefan Michalak was prospecting near Falcon Lake woods in Manitoba when he encountered two cigar-shaped objects with a reddish glow. One of the objects hovered and even opened up a hatch to reveal a bright light. Michalak stated that he heard voices and called out in a number of languages to no avail. As the object tried to leave he reached out to touch it but was burned in the process and became ill. The most notable part of the story is the burn marks that he received on his body as result of the incident. An investigation into the incident by a number of Canadian government officials and The US Air Force leave the case as unexplained.
Two air pilots have reported seeing UFO’s while flying over Arizona. While flying at 30,000 feet in the air two airline pilots have stated they spotted an object flying over their planes.
Radio logs indicate that two separate pilots of a Phoenix Air and American Airlines flight saw an object flying over their planes. The incident occurred on Feb. 24.
“Was anybody above us that passed us like 30 seconds ago?” a Phoenix Air Group pilot asked an air traffic controller at about 3:30 p.m. on February 24.
The second plane reported.”Yeah, something just passed over us,” the pilot reported. “I don’t know what it was, but it was at least two-three thousand feet above us. Yeah, it passed right over the top of us.”
The FAA reported that there was nothing in the sky that they could comment on. They stated the following: “We have a close working relationship with a number of other agencies and safely handle military aircraft and civilian aircraft of all types in that area every day, including high-altitude weather balloons,” an FAA representative told the New Times. Still they did not mention what the object was.
The conversation between the airport traffic controllers and pilots can be heard in this you tube clip.
Photo by Luke M Photography
The Charlotte Observer has reported that what is being called a UFO Mothership has been filmed over North Carolina. The UFO was sighted near Columbus, a Polk County town 85 miles west of Charlotte.
The object is described as being v-shaped with six lights. The video is shot in what appears to be black and white and is just over 5 minutes long.
North Carolina ranks up in the top ten states in America for UFO sightings. There have bee 20 sightings reported in North Carolina so far in 2018.
British Government to Release Secret UFO Files
Reports from National Geographic state that the British Government will release all of it’s secret UFO Files after the upcoming June election. That is over 50 years of data and files relating to UFO Sightings. The data will be published by The British Ministry of Defense (MoD).
Will there be any major revelations? Time will tell but there will be a great deal of data going back into the 1970’s. The incident of most interest is the Rendlesham Forest incident of 1980 which is the equivalent of Roswell in the UK.
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Is there an ancient tree stump on Mars? The photo below certainly suggests so. The image was taken by the NASA Curiosity rover on March 25th. A large number of people commenting on social media point out that the object is just a rock formation. Others point out that NASA themselves have theorized that there is a possibility of water on Mars and this could lead to plant life.
A UFO Sighting in the Arizona Desert 4/15/17 has gone viral on Facebook and social media. A Facebook user has detailed a UFO Sighting in the Arizona Desert and had published a number of photos of their experience. While news sources report that it was a meteor shower the person making the report states this event occurred prior to his recording.
Instead of detailing the entire event you can read it here on Facebook.
A Manitoba based group called UFOlogy released a report in March of 2017 detailing UFO Sightings from reports that stretch across Canada and the United States. The report is called the 2016 Canadian UFO Survey.
Some of the highlights of the report is the noted increase in sightings since 1989. In fact 2016 was the fifth straight year in a row where there were over 1,000 UFO sightings reported. They are reporting that there were 1,131 cases reported in 2016.
UFOlogy cited cases that were directly reported to them, Canadian government agencies, Canadian civilian UFO organizations, and U.S. groups like Mutual UFO Network as well as the National UFO Reporting Center.
The 2016 Canadian UFO Survey is available online in pdf format if you want to search through cases. There is also an Summary Report that goes along with the survey.