In the last part of this “Special Report,” written for other researchers, John describes more of his sightings, and gives some of his ideas about the meaning of the activity. The “angel hair” he mentions may have been the chaff the collected in Point Pleasant. I posted a scan of it here.
May 23, 2016
May 16, 2016
In this third installment of John’s “Special Report,” he discusses his own sightings around Point Pleasant. He also comments on the baffling wave of fear that overwhelmed him during one sighting. I previously posted excerpts from that notebook here.
May 8, 2016
In the second part of this “Special Report,” intended for other researchers rather than for publication, John lists more UFO sightings, contact reports, odd visitors, strange footprints, and fires around Point Pleasant. He visits Woodrow Derenberger with Gray Barker, and tries to figure out why the local Naval Station is stockpiling slag. Point Pleasant was certainly a hotbed of weirdness in 1967.
May 1, 2016
I continue to ponder the material that John called “Confidential File: Special Investigations.” These are three folders which collect his research from 1967, including reports, clippings, and correspondence with witnesses, contactees, and other investigators. It was a very busy year. Most of this material ended up in John’s books, particularly The Mothman Prophecies, but the raw notes often include odd details and intriguing dead ends.
So, next up here is a 16 page report called “Special Report on Ohio and West Virginia,” written April 11, 1967. I’ll post it in four parts. In this first part, John outlines some of his method, contemplates the importance of Wednesday, and reports on Leonard “Shy” Elmore’s encounter with a disappearing shed.