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'Mothman' Witness Believes Sighting Was A Warning Before 1990 Plainfield, Illinois Tornado

A woman driving home late at night encounters a humanoid that she believes was a Mothman and that it was a harbinger of a tragic tornado only days later in Plainfield, Illinois.

I recently received the following account:

"My Mothman experience happened in 1990, before I even heard of the thing. Long after, I watched the movie (The Mothman Prophecies) and decided to buy the book to learn more about this Mothman. I completely forgot all about my 1990 experience. Then all of a sudden I remembered what I simply put out of my head long ago.

I had fallen asleep at my friend's house. At 3 am I woke and decided to drive home. It was August and extremely hot outside.

As I got to the end of the street, I stopped at the stop sign. I got this really strange feeling. My hair was sticking up on my neck. Nevertheless, I'm thinking, 'this can't be good.' I looked and there was what looked like a man walking down the sidewalk. Not unheard of but, he stood nearly 7 feet tall as I saw this 'man' in the street lights clearly now.

Being that it was nearly 90° F out, he had a very long trench leather jacket on, and a cowboy hat. Now already, it's way too hot for that outfit. Getting more of a fight or flight feeling, I watched as he kept his head down. I saw no face. Suddenly, it turned and started to rush at me in my car. So I hit reverse and backed up super fast just hoping it wasn't really going come after me. I say "IT" due to the fact I am now 99.9% sure that's not human. So I put my car into drive and hit the pedal.

I hit that thing and it flew over the hood and the top of my car. I went drove 90 mph all the way home. I figured if it was 1% human, I'd see a hit and run report on the news. But nothing.

Later within the next week without any warning Plainfield had the worst tornado in its history. An F5 tornado. People died and the was town destroyed. Absolute major disaster. The August 28th, 1990 Plainfield Tornado

So, was it there to warn that something awful was about to happen? I know there were many UFO sightings right before also. MUFON recorded that. All I know is that thing wasn't human. This occurred before I ever heard of this Mothman." AD

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