Filmmaker and paranormal researcher Charlie McCracken discussed his comprehensive research on the Mothman sightings, including little known witness accounts. He was joined during the evening by Travis Shortt and Matthew Flemming who worked with him on his documentary about Mothman, Dark Wings. For the film, McCracken said he took one of the original 1966 witnesses, Linda Scarberry, back to the location of where she saw a winged creature in Point Pleasant, WV.-- and all these years later she was still terrified to return to the site.
Shortt noted that all the witnesses were scared by what they saw and though they varied in their estimates of the creature's height (from 6 ft. to 9 ft.) they all concurred that it had glowing red eyes that were mesmerizing. He suggested that Mothman is a type of demonic manifestation, and added that there have been sightings of such a creature as recent as 2005, outside of Nashville.
McCracken hypothesized that because Point Pleasant sits at the juncture of two large rivers, the moving water may create electrical or magnetic disturbances which could either affect residents' perceptions or open a portal to another dimension. Flemming opined that Mothman may simply be an as-of-yet unidentified type of creature such as Bigfoot.
First hour guests, Mickey Bradley & Dan Gordon talked about their new book Haunted Baseball which takes a look at ghosts, curses, and eerie stories associated with the sport. Dodger Stadium, for instance, has had a number of odd reports-- a lady in the form of mist has been seen moving over the field.
Bumper music from Thursday September 06, 2007