A flying saucer landed on a hilltop near the small town of flatwoods, west virginia, one late summer evening in september 1952. The two images are almost identical, right down to the position of the arms. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world. After the 12 th september incident a show about the monster was aired on the radio and also on tv.
Check out the picture half way down page and compare it to the game screen shot. We visited him while questing for a cemetery in the area on 17 august 2017. This shirt features drawing by three of the eye witnesses, mostly young boys. No matter what youre looking for or where you are in the world, our global marketplace of sellers can help you find unique and affordable options. Whether the group in flatwoods met a monster or not, their encounter report was exactly the sort of story that was expected to happen by the spacecrazed american public of the time. Tommy hyer, freddie may, edison may front, and neil nunley rear. Charleston airport crw is 60 miles south with commercial flights available for all major airlines. Jan 14, 2015 elevenyearold freddie may drew a picture right of the flatwoods monster shortly after the incident. In 1952, after seeing an ovalshapedball of fire, a curious group descended into the woods and discovered something that would haunt them forever. A group of school boys were playing at the backyard of their house at flatwoods, wv, when they saw a ufo like thing flying across sky with a steak of red light or possibly fire. Among the many strange phenomena that have come out of west virginia, the flatwoods monster is by far the weirdest. The teenagers, rather than write the report using internet sources, decide to go to one of the locations to do first hand research on what really happened.
They also claimed that the creatures eyes projected beams of light that lit up the whole area. The humanoid shape hovered over them, staring down at them like ants. High quality flatwoods monster gifts and merchandise. T he flatwoods monster occurence is a classic close encounter and one of the most baffling cases ive heard of in ufo history. Stories of the creature are an example of a purported close encounter of the third kind. Artists depiction of the flatwoods monster, 1952 on september 19, 1952exactly one week after the famous flatwoods. Ive also restored the trivia item linking amagon to the flatwoods monster. This was, in fact, barkers first foray into writing about high strangeness. Enterprise car rental, 3047653310, is located at the flatwoods factory outlet stores. The teenagers, rather than write the report using internet sources, decide to go to one of the locations to. Ufo tourism gaining foothold in west virginia county ap news. Flatwoods monster and mothman are two of west virginias greatest cryptid contributions to american lore.
One of the original welcome to flatwoods, home of the green monster signs is preserved in the museum, as is a rare vinyl copy of the flatwoods monster single, the being, donated by its singersongwriter, argyle goolsby. It was reported to have been sighted in the town of flatwoods in braxton county, west virginia on september 12th 1952. The flatwoods monsters very uniqueness against the backdrop of other extraterrestrial accounts speaks to the fact that it is extremely unlikely to be anything of the sort. May 08, 2018 the original destination was point pleasant to see the mothman museum until i discovered yet another monster along the way. A peaceful sightseeing trip through the west virginia mountains. May 17, 2018 the flatwoods monster is an alienlike creature also known as the braxton county monster or the frametown monster. The flatwoods monster in west virginia folklore, is an entity reported to have been sighted in. The flatwoods monster is an alienlike creature also known as the braxton county monster or the frametown monster. Plus both miniposters, the flatwoods monster tee and copies of both feature films.
This abomination would later be called the flatwoods monster. Due in no small part to the films of steven spielberg, the books of whitley strieber and decades of market saturation through television documentaries. Nobody really know what it is, but most witnesses sustain that it. A legacy of fear is a new documentary from director seth breedlove the mothman of point pleasant which will unlock a decadesold mystery that includes a governmentordered military examination of a purported alien crashsite, and multiple ufos seen by countless residents of braxton county, wv. It was seen and encountered in flatwoods, west virginia and also in fametown, west virginia.
The game is almost certainly a ripoff of the flatwoods monster. The folklore was kept alive through references to the legend in several books. Flatwoods monster sightings with pictures proved it is. On september, 1952, one day after the flatwoods monster incident, another frightening alien encounter occurred in braxton county.
The flatwoods monster, also known as the braxton county monster or the phantom of flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptid reported to have been sighted in the town of flatwoods in braxton county, west virginia, united states, on september 12, 1952. Above is a representation of the monster, also known as the braxton county monster, or braxxie to his friends, in the form of. Nobody really know what it is, but most witnesses sustain that it is an extraterrestrial. Youll also get your name in the credits of all three stm projects.
We will go over everything from owls to aliens to giant salamanders to. In 1952, the flatwoods monster terrified 6 kids, a mom, a dogand. I designed glowinthedark tshirts of both this past halloween. Flatwoods monster comic cryptozoology monsters, mothman. The flatwoods monster is one of the shorter length small town monsters productions. A great mystery presents itself while we find out more about the air forces ufo secrets in project blue book episode 2. A large man shaped monsterwas identified by many witnesses.
The flatwoods monster has not hissed at boys in the little village of flatwoods, west virginia, since sept. A legacy of fear is the latest film from small town monsters, revealing details about the mysterious 1952 sighting in flatwoods, west virginia, of a ufo and a large, strange monster. Of course, lemon is the selfsame fellow that seemed. Nearly fifty years later, investigators concluded that the light was a. Its said that the 10foot creature produced a sulfurlike odor and projected beams of light. It has a good sense of pace and reaches the ending relatively quickly without dragging at any point in the script. The flatwoods monster, also known as the braxton county monster or. West virginias flatwoods monster is simply too weird for. The coverup of the flatwoods monster revealed frank c. Oct 29, 2017 the year of pluto new horizons documentary brings humanity closer to the edge of the solar system duration. This depiction shown here as a composite with background terrain of the flatwoods monster was drawn by a new york tv show staff artist and broadcast on national television during mrs. Photo montage by gray barker depicting the legendary flatwoods monster.
Today we examine a rather strange and famous cryptid from west virginia, the flatwoods monster. Dec 22, 2017 theres a strange phenomenon in west virginia and its too weird for words among the many strange phenomena that have come out of west virginia, the flatwoods monster is by far the weirdest. Braxton county airport is 1 mile from the hotel with over 4000 of paved runway. You can read the rest of this article in the fall 2002 issue of goldenseal, available in bookstores, libraries or direct from goldenseal. There were a few eyewitnesses of the real incident which all started with a ufo sighting. On the left, four of the flatwoods boys who witnessed the monster. But if you see something that doesnt look right, click here to contact us.
With just a week before we left on our road trip, i happily added braxton county, home of the flatwoods monster, to the itinerary. The flatwoods monster, also known as the braxton county monster or the phantom of flatwoods, is an alleged unidentified extraterrestrial or cryptid reported to be. Elevenyearold freddie may drew a picture right of the flatwoods monster shortly after the incident. In 1952, the flatwoods monster terrified 6 kids, a. The community became nationally known for the flatwoods monster ufo incident which occurred on september 12, 1952. Theres a strange phenomenon in west virginia and its too weird for words. This is a short book that relates the story of the flatwoods monster. Friedman, ufologist, will be the honorary guest lecturer at this years flatwoods monster 50th anniversary event. But like any strange sighting or incident, people have a tendency to celebrate it. Photograph courtesy of clarksburgharrison public library, gray barker collection, date unknown. The original destination was point pleasant to see the mothman museum until i discovered yet another monster along the way.
The flatwoods monster by agentlemanscientist on deviantart. Included in the news clips is a true news report about a flying saucer crash and a monster terrorizing the small town of flatwoods, west virginia on september 12, 1952. West virginias flatwoods monster is simply too weird for words. The flatwoods monster, commonly known as the 3 meter tall alien in japan 3 is a highly recognizable fellow who has appeared in a surprising number of games. He was a former braxton county resident and hearing about the incident prompted him. We have known about the sutton monster, flatwoods monster, braxton county monster for decades, but the event was mired in uncertainty and, of course, disinformation from the government. Flatwoods monster sightings with pictures proved it is real. The flatwoods monster of braxton county, west virginia. He was encountered on september 12, 1952 in the woods at night by a group of youths and kathleen may in. The year of pluto new horizons documentary brings humanity closer to the edge of the solar system duration. The image above shows how the monster may look like a barn own from a distance, but if taken a careful look, it would actually look fiery.
Apr 18, 2018 the creature that would become known as the flatwoods monster or the braxton county monster was described by the witnesses as a 10foot monster with a bloodred face and a green body that seemed to glow. During this strange incident, eyewitnesses say they saw an alien craft land and then stumbled upon its terrifying occupant according to the reports, this creature was huge, at least 10 feet tall. A simple, succinct version of the braxton county green monster written by someone who actually took the time to visit flatwoods and talk with people there. Because of this, the story of the flatwoods monster was readily accepted by many. Flatwoods monster chair, on the lawn by the town hall, welcomes visitors. September 12, 2002, marks the 50th anniversary of the reported sighting of an alien creature in the hills of braxton county. A group of neighbors went to find it and were confronted by an alien creature, at least ten feet tall, dressed in a skirt. It made headlines all over the us at a time when cold war tensions were high and alien encounters were rare. The story of the flatwoods monster started with the september 12, 1952 incident. The flatwoods monster in west virginia folklore, is an entity reported to have been sighted in the town of flatwoods in braxton county, west virginia, united. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours.
Another exhibit chronicles the history of the ceramic braxton county monster lamps, first made in the 1960s. Although not mentioned in this book, monster quest covered this topic and several people who encountered the. This story will be featured in an upcoming weird usa story in scary monsters magazine. Just before the sunset and the dark set in, on september 12, 1952, in flatwoods, wv, a group of school boys saw a strange ufo streak across the sky and then crash land on a nearby hill. The flatwoods monster the braxton county monster the. In 1952, a ufo supposedly crash landed just outside of the tiny village of flatwoods in braxton county, west virginia. The legend of the flatwoods monster and the ufo it flew in on. In addition to the boilerplate fair use template, you must also write out on the image description page a specific explanation or rationale. The flatwoods monster incident, which occurred in braxton, west virginia, on sept. Sutton, west virginia this started as a fluke, said andrew smith, director of the braxton county visitors bureau, whose office is now thoroughly intertwined with the exhibits of the flatwoods monster museum. Paraview, 2002, for more information about the 1952 monster sightings.
The strange true story of the flatwoods alien strange. The extremely close proximity and adverse physical effects that were experienced by the witnesses in this case is defined as a close encounter of the third kind, according to the hynek scale of ufo classifications. Jan 10, 2020 the flatwoods monster has not hissed at boys in the little village of flatwoods, west virginia, since sept. Feschino objects that fright would not be enough to cause anyone to vomit for hours afterward, as eugene lemon did. I notice the image page specifies that the image is being used under fair use but there is no explanation or rationale as to why its use in this wikipedia article constitutes fair use. A being that looks like a monster, wearing some sort of a suit, rides in a craft that hovers and emits toxic fumes. Flatwoods, in mothman and other curious encounters ny. I am a listener of paranormal radio programs and the golden age feel i have come to know about offbeat broadcast personalities such as long john. Artists depiction of the flatwoods monster, 1952 on.380 302 1299 49 1278 283 1067 650 832 490 1003 172 807 256 1388 982 1529 1067 833 1251 1003 1462 1103 532 599 783 361 1117 1291 71 1513 265 120 1483 1221 1501 21 263 1313 1157 1097 547 581 440 882