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Sunday, May 05, 2024

Possible MOTHMAN Observed Near Location of Prior Sighting

A reader reported a possible Mothman sighting near a location where I received a similar report in 2011. She observes a large winged being in a tree with binoculars for approximately 15 minutes.

"Hi, Lon: I live in Liberty Township, Butler County, Ohio, about 6 or 7 road miles southeast of New Miami and about the same distance from Middletown, which is more directly north of me.  

Butler County is the second county north of the Ohio River, and the Great Miami River curls up from the Ohio through Hamilton and Dayton.  I'm about 28 miles north of the Ohio River and am in the catchment area for Mill Creek, which is more eastern, running through Cincinnati into the Ohio.

I was surprised to see reports so close to home - which brought to mind an incident 3 or 4 years ago.  It was an overcast afternoon in early spring, and I was upstairs preparing to do some cleaning.

I looked out the window and saw "something" had just landed in one of the larger trees across the street, perhaps as much as 500 feet from my upstairs window.  If I had been downstairs, I might not have noticed it.  The larger branches (which have since been removed) swayed under the object's weight.  It was close enough that I could see it, but not close enough to offer any real details.

What had landed was a huge, brown, winged creature, I suppose, perched in the tree.  I ran for the binoculars, which I could not find, and asked my husband to come and see.

We watched for 15 minutes, and the thing did not move for most of that time. It was very sizable as it looked huge sitting in the tree. I thought at the time of the Mothman, but that seemed quite far-fetched - until I read the post earlier in April.

I was not going to report to you, but it seems to confirm the other reports, although perhaps not in the same year.

This area is rapidly developing and what were farmer's fields and treed vistas are being bulldozed.  I know it has affected much of the wildlife around.  It's probably been five years since I've seen the deer that used to roam around. Fewer turtles, opossum, and raccoon (not skunk, unfortunately!). So this might have been a refugee who has been displaced, as I have no proof of it being anything." SBC

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What is a Werewolf? In European folklore, it is a human who turns into a wolf at night and devours animals, people, or corpses but returns to human form by day. It is said that some werewolves change shape at will; others, in whom the condition is hereditary or acquired by having been bitten by a werewolf, change shape involuntarily, and under the influence of a full moon.

In French folklore, the werewolf is called Loup-Garou. France was particularly afflicted with reports of them in the 16th century, and there were many notable convictions and executions of Loups-Garous.

The werewolf phenomenon may have a medical explanation. Take Peter the Wild Boy, for instance. In 1725, he was found wandering naked on all fours through a German forest. Many thought he was a werewolf or at least raised by wolves. Research has shown Peter likely had Pitt-Hopkins syndrome, a condition discovered in 1978 that causes a lack of speech, seizures, distinct facial features, difficulty breathing, and intellectual challenges.

Lycanthropy is a rare psychiatric condition that causes people to believe they’re changing into a wolf or another animal.

Throughout the centuries, people have used werewolves and other mythic beasts to explain the unexplained. In modern times, however, most believe werewolves are nothing more than pop culture horror icons, made famous thanks to Hollywood’s versions of the Wolf Man, portrayed by my namesake Lon Chaney, Jr. Still, werewolves have a cult following. Sightings are reported each year, as evidence of what I am presenting to you.

So, is the Werewolf more than just a legend? What are people reporting? Listen to these accounts and form your opinion.





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