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Mothman & Paranormal Activity or Sandhill Crane

by on Friday, November 5th, 2010

Halloween has just passed and it seems only fitting to address some of the lore and urban legends surrounding the Appalachian Mountain Regions.
Many years before Screen Gems Entertainment, Tom Rosenburg, Richard Gere and Laura Linney introduced the world to the legend of the Mothman through a motion picture entitled The Mothman Prophecies; the small town of Point Pleasant, WV. and its inhabitants, were well aware of the existence of a being that stoked fear in the hearts of everyone who claimed to have witnessed the sightings.

OK, well for now let us get some background information on this phenomenon and forget about the glitz and CGI of a Hollywood Production.

It is October 17, 1774 and a battle took place between Virginia militiamen and a tribal confederation led by; Shawnee Chief, Cornstalk. This battle took place between the Kanawha and Ohio Rivers, which would later; in 1794 (more…)