A man and his son may have had a close encounter with a cryptid similar to the Mothman in their Greeley, Colorado home earlier this year.
Mr. Brown, 73, was helping his son clean out the attic and had just finished climbing the ladder when he realized something was watching him. His initial thought was it was just a rat but when he got a clear line of sight to the creature, he realized it was a tall, dark figure. Startled, he swung the flashlight he was holding in the direction of the invader and heard a sound similar to chattering teeth. However, Mr. Brown reported the creature backed away from the light with what sounded like human footsteps.
When Mr. Brown’s son, a 42-year-old landscaper, joined him in the attic, he initially thought his dad was joking with him until he realized that the shadow he saw in the corner of the room was not a coat or a sheet or anything else man-made. They reported the shadowy creature moved from a crouched position to its full height, which was around 7 feet, and ran through the wall; disappearing!
When the Browns examined the spot the creature had vanished through, they discovered the wall had a big hole in it and the creature had gone through an area where the wall was shallow. There was a tunnel behind the hole which went down into the house.
Both men described the creature has having more fingers on its hands than a normal person and each finger had claws. When the light did catch its face momentarily, the mouth was small with tiny sharp teeth like a piranha. Its eyes were completely dark with no pupils and it had smooth, dark skin. Brown junior said it reminded him of something from the Mothman film.
Many people may have seen the film made around the original Mothman sightings in Point Pleasant,West Virginia, based on the 1975 John Keel book The Mothman Prophecies. In the book, Keel claimed that a range of events which took place around the area at the time, include the collapse of the Silver Bridge, were all connected to the creature.
The original sightings date from 1966 when the creature was seen by gravediggers. Later, the creature was sighted again by two young couples passing the former World War II munitions site near Point Pleasant. They described it as having glowing red eyes and looking like a man with ten-foot wings.
More sightings followed, including two from volunteer fireman who similarly described it as a large bird with red eyes. Local authorities tried to blame the sightings on a range of large birds such as a sandhill crane or an oddly large heron but no evidence of these birds were found. Later reports indicated around 100 sightings in the years 1966-67; though many were kept private at the time. The sightings were later seen as a herald of the coming disaster at the Silver Bridge, where 46 people died in December 1967.
This is one I have a problem with the name “Mothman”. A moth is drawn to light. But this being always retreats from light. I am still hoping to see a fair image of one myself.
Good point and to be fair, the witness noted the similarities between what he saw in that attic and the Mothman film – this cryptid may turn out to be an entirely different creature.
Again Hollywood has put out an image that causes confusion.
It looks like a fantastic story but anyway there is something which beyond our understanding!