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Friday, May 03, 2024

SIDEWAYS FLYING 'MOTHMAN' Encountered at Night Near Harrisonburg, Virginia

A Virginia man recalls his harrowing & scary Mothman sighting/encounter while his mother was driving in the mountains near Harrisonburg, Virginia. They both got a great look at the creature.

I received the following account:

"This happened 15 years ago and I still remember every detail. My mom, my friend, and I were driving home from a concert late one night probably around 1 am, and we driving through some mountains. It was near Harrisonburg, Virginia. The roads were seriously winding and it was so dark you could only see a couple feet ahead of you thanks to the headlights of the car.

My friend was asleep in the backseat and she luckily didn’t witness any of this. I, on the other hand, was sitting in the front seat trying to help my mom stay awake. Everything was going as expected just normal driving. When literally out of NOWHERE this huge, and when I say huge I mean it was probably only around 6 feet long 'thing' flew directly in front of our car. Somehow I was able to really see a lot of this thing even though the whole ordeal only lasted about 5-10 seconds. But this creature was like I said about 6 feet long (I only say this because it was definitely longer than the front of our car) and had these big black or dark gray wings that were kind of moth-like and they were against the sides of it. Kind of like if you put both of your arms down by your side. And it was flying sideways and was right in front of our headlights. So that means it was only a few feet off of the ground. And it was flying so fast. We probably should’ve hit it considering we were going 55-60 mph, but somehow we didn’t.

The creepiest and most disturbing part of it was that the body looked so human-shaped and it had this gray/white bald head. My mom and I both saw the exact same thing and thank goodness she did because I’d feel even crazier if she didn’t see it too. We kept trying to explain it away. Maybe it was a bat or an owl? But I’ve never seen a bat or owl THAT big. There’s just no way. I did some research and years ago in the 1960s there were so many sightings of this Mothman creature in and around West Virginia. I guess he’s back? Or maybe he never left.

I’ve told so many people about this and some I think believe me and others give me that skeptical look, you know, the “yeahhhh, ok” one. I know what I saw and thank God my mom saw it too. I’m still so freaked out about this encounter and it was so many years ago. I still live in Virginia near Richmond" C

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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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