The next letter from Mary Hyre is a few days later, March 14, 1967. She catches John up on some of the recent UFO sightings: I believe the “thing” here is a craft, not the celebrated Mothman. The clippings are not in the envelope; John must have filed them elsewhere. Ron Hite was covering the flap in the Herald Dispatch, in Huntington, West Virginia (John simply marked the clippings “Huntington paper”). And I apologize for the condition of Mary Hyre’s typewriter ribbon.
August 29, 2013
August 19, 2013
Mary Hyre, the columnist for the Athens Messenger, kept up a regular correspondence with John during the events described in The Mothman Prophecies. I’ve posted a couple of her letters before, but I’d like to take a closer look at the file. The first one I can find is from March 5 and 11, 1967; it describes some UFO sightings, and the attack on Connie Carpenter mentioned in Chapter 8 of The Mothman Prophecies. The column that she mentions is one I already posted here.
August 12, 2013
First, here’s John’s final footnote to the preceding transcript.
With that in mind, we can move cautiously on to the last page, headed “Aftermath.” As John said, things got complicated. I don’t know what was going on here; but I do hope that it wasn’t what it seemed. And I don’t know what happened to the tape.
August 6, 2013
This concludes the transcript of John’s baffling phone conversation with “Helen,” who claimed that there were Men In Black in the room with her. When we last left them, one of the MIB was drinking ammonia — at least, according to Helen.
This isn’t the end, however; as John says, “Things got very complicated.”