And this thing did make me very warm in my heart, as you shall think; … for, in verity, she to have me to be her hero; and this to make me in the same moment something ashamed and greatly proud.
-- William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Mothman Still Puzzles
As you probably know, the 2002 film The Mothman Prophecies was "based on true events" that happened in 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.
John Keel, who was a newspaperman at the time, investigated the reports of a strange flying creature and wrote a book from which the movie arose.
The film's character called Alexander Leek, a writer interviewed by Richard Gere's John Klein, more or less represents Keel's viewpoint -- the more attention you pay to the paranormal, the more attention it may pay to you.
And you shouldn't really desire that.
Here are two books by Jeff Wamsley, one of the original witnesses from 1967.
Oftentimes, investigations into the Great Garuda (as Keel called it -- look it up!) veer off into other lands of fancy.
A case in point is any of the series of books entitled The Mothman's Photographer.
See you again soon, and stay tuned for Blog-o-Ween, with a post-a-day in October!
I was born at a very early age, in a hospital to be near my mother. After appearing in productions of both GODSPELL and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in the 1970s, I found a wonderful wife and wrote many love songs to her, but not as many love songs as I write to God my Savior and Redeemer. We have three kids (one of each) -- wait for it -- blonde, brunette, and redhead.