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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Mothman: Truth, Legend & Speculation with Robin Bellamy

Guest: Robin Bellamy speaks yearly at the Mothman Festival in Point Pleasant, WV.  She recently appeared on SciFi Investigates and does regular interviews for radio and television. Robin also teaches a ghost research course for the Toronto District School Board in Toronto, Ontario. Synopsis: A classic true story of modern horror -- The following two paragraphs are taken directly from the back cover of John A. Keel's book "The Mothman Prophecies:" For thirteen month the entire town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia was gripped by a dark terror that culminated in a tragedy that made headlines all over the world. This is a story that contains all the elements of a modern science fiction movie but every single word is true and fully documented by famed journalist John A. Keel."Homes throughout the little towns were plagued with unearthly noises and ghostly manifestations while mysterious aerial lights traveled silently overhead seemingly on a regular schedule. Winged monsters and frightening apparitions terrified the population as automobiles stalled and telephones and TV sets ran amok. A Red Cross Bloodmobile filled with fresh blood was pursued along a darkened highway by a weird flying machine. Domestic animals were found slaughtered and mutilated in pastoral farm fields. Innocent people lived in surrealistic horror, haunted by the fearsome demonic "Bird" and besieged by legions of strange beings (some of which arrived in ordinary-looking automobile.

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Links:
The Mothman Festival website