Mary Hyre’s next letter to John was from May 11, 1967. She talks about her own UFO sighting, her phone troubles, a strange heartbeat sound reported by Mothman witnesses Roger and Linda Scarberry (and which she too heard), and the theft of John’s papers from his car. She scrawled the letter on cheap paper (while sitting under the hairdryer, she adds), so I’ve added a more legible transcription after the scans. The clippings she mentioned were not in the envelope; John must have filed them elsewhere.
Well the UFOs were really out last night! I was driving out 22nd Street about 11 p.m. and suddenly the brightest object was right in front of me very low and just to the north of it was this orange colored one.
I haven’t seen one just like this bright color before.
Many others reported sighting also last night (I was sober, although I had a very big day, celebrating my 25 anniversary).
It seems I can never think of half the things that happens to me when I write or talk with you. Friday night the same night I seen the thick-lens glasses man. My telephone on 695-1560 line performed a strange thing. When I call out I use the 695-4543 phone, Scotty called me on that phone as it not listed and said my 1560 phone was out of order. I picked phone and dialed the 1560 number and the operator said the line is busy, well the operator don’t tell the line is busy unless she calling long distance, I told it was right on my desk and most certainly was not busy. The operator gave me the service department and she said it was OK and for to dial again, but the same thing happened, and again gave me the operator and we went through the same thing… It was near midnight I gave up and went home, and called from home and the same thing happened. The next morning it was the same thing and told the phone was not busy and said Wait a minute and in about five minutes the phone rang and no one answers, but dialed the number and answered it and believe or not it was OK.
I guess the best thing for me to do is give up or should I stay with it?
Linda and Roger one night heard the noise or sound like a heart beat. I too heard this (sound) and thought it was my heart pounding although I never have in ill effects from heart. Not saying that I won’t, but I thought it very strange and was about the same hour 3 a.m. in morning. I still say if they want me — come and get me!
I haven’t had time talk with Mrs. Boucea [?]. This is a busy week, I have lot of meetings the first week of the month, but I shall do it soon.
I have received so many calls congratulating me on my 25 anniversary.
Sending you a clipping of the tribute the Messenger paid me, of which I am very proud. When I die I don’t need flowers as I have received mine while I live.
My house looks like a flower shop with the beautiful arrangements I received, I hope am worthy of the praise I received.
Without my friends I could never have accomplished it.
Also sending a clipping of a UFO in today’s paper.
John if I have any clipping you need please let me know, even if only have one you can always send them back after you make a copy.
Do you feel that someone knew what you had in your car and wanted it for information or to destroy it?
It has worried me, I really don’t see what they would want with your note books and clippings, or perhaps they just took everything and didn’t give a damn what they took.
I am writing this letter while sitting under hair dryer.
As ever, Mary