By Linda S. Godfrey
From pre-Columbian legends to modern day eyewitness bills, this complete consultant covers the background, sightings and lore surrounding the main mysterious monsters in America”including Bigfoot, the Jersey satan, and extra. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t simply figments of our overactive imaginations”according to hundreds of thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in each nook of the U.S.. all through Americas historical past, surprised onlookers have obvious incredible creatures of each stripe ”from sea serpents to apelike beings, enormous bats to monkeymen” in each sector.
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Whatever the entity was—alien, angel, Mothman, or carbon monoxide–induced dream bird—it unfurled large wings as it circled the stranded vehicle, somehow melting the snow to free the stuck car and very likely saving the lives of all the band members. One can only wish that Point Pleasant’s Mothman had been able to do as much for the people who died in the collapse of that town’s doomed bridge. HALL’S B IGHOOT AND AWOL OWLS Other researchers have taken a more pragmatic, if still theoretical, view of the Mothman phenomenon.
11 Keep in mind that this is a centuries-old piece of artwork. It’s unlikely that those ancient ceremonies once used to (allegedly) turn shamans into macaw-headed beings are still used today, but who knows for sure what kind of continuity exists in shamanic practices, or to what extent those practices worked? Could it be that shamans in the region of Chihuahua are still trying to communicate with the spirit world via their own transformation into creatures of flight? That is a wholly speculative question, but one that pops into my mind every time another ancient corollary is found for a modern sighting—especially when contemplating why so many unknown flying creatures have been spotted north and south of the Mexico/Texas border.
The mouth was pretty big. White teeth. No fangs. ” It was covered with fur, he added—fur that appeared blue in his headlights. 2 Roberts asked Canfield whether he had any other sensory impressions during the episode. Canfield replied that he remembered hearing the wind and smelling gasoline from his leaky carburetor as he and the creature stared at each other for several minutes. Canfield said he felt the creature was bewildered and that it didn’t mean to hurt him. Finally, the creature looked away and unfolded its giant wings.