Stand By Your Mothman at the Museum in Point Pleasant!

After leaving Braxton County West Virginia and checking out their tributes to the Flatwoods Monster, we headed further south to the Mothman Museum in Point Pleasant. I’ve been wanting to see this place ever since Brian Maze from Maze Studio shared his experience with this site back in 2011. It’s dedicated to a large, winged creature many claimed to have witnessed back in 1966-67. Though these sightings have never been sufficiently explained, they preceded the collapse of the Silver Bridge  – a giant suspension bridge that joined West Virginia with Ohio. It would be years later when a connection would be suggested of the two; most notably illustrated in the 2002 thriller starring Richard Gere and Laura Linney – The Mothman Prophecies. This museum offers props and memorabilia from this film along with just about everything else associated with the creature. Though my experience will be documented in greater detail in my WEIRD USA column for Scary Monsters Magazine #111, here are some visual highlights to tide you over…

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Tracking the Flatwoods Monster!

Last April, I discussed a trip I’d taken to Pittsburg – leaving off at the Kecksburg UFO. That same night we saw Weird Al perform at the Palace Theater in Greensburg, PA before checking out of our hotel the following morning. Rather than drive straight shot back to Chicago, we (my kids and I) took a different route through West Virginia. The original destination was Point Pleasant to see the Mothman Museum until I discovered yet another monster along the way. With just a week before we left on our road trip, I happily added Braxton County, “Home of the Flatwoods Monster,” to the itinerary. This story will be featured in an upcoming WEIRD USA story in  Scary Monsters Magazine. So here you’ll get a less detailed version of events. On the flipside, you can see full-color photos from the experience – and this is one vibrant looking creature! Continue reading

Scary Monsters #108 – Outer Limits & WEIRD USA Cryptid Contest!

The 2017 Rondo winning Scary Monsters Magazine just dropped their latest issue #108 and it’s so thick (178 pages) it could qualify as a book – and a Best Selling one at that! The theme is Outer Limits and I can honestly say it had an impact. The weekly sci-fi series aired several years before I was born though I was familiar with its famous intro. This issue peaked my interest and inspired me to actually get my money’s worth on HULU for a change and start watching. I’m currently on episode ten and plan to finish the whole series by summer.

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Myakka Monster Madness

The Daves would like to welcome fellow blogger AJ Dunbar from the bigfoot website BigfootBase.com! You can check out his site by going HERE!

“Enclosed please find some pictures I took. My husband thinks it is an orangutan. Is someone missing an orangutan?”

In December 2000, an anonymous letter and two photographs of a large ape-like creature arrived at the Sarasota County Sherriff’s office. In the letter, an elderly woman wrote of a persistent, late-night visitor who stole apples from her back porch. On the third night of visits in early October of that year, she collected her camera and approached the trespasser, snapping two infamous pictures in the world of cryptozoology.

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3 Very Fishy Bigfoot Videos You Should Know About

The Daves would like to welcome fellow blogger AJ Dunbar from the bigfoot website BigfootBase.com! You can check out his site by going HERE!

I am fascinated by the mind of a Bigfoot hoaxer. I think I’m even a believer in nationwide, Bigfoot hoaxing secret societies (maybe this unfortunate Ghillie-suit hoaxer was in one). But why do they do it? Does hoaxing a Bigfoot video provide a natural thrill of being a ‘troll?’ Or are there financial motives that are this worthwhile?

Even if never definitively proven fake, there’s just so many dirty clods of ‘video evidence’ out there. Good videos of Sasquatch are extremely rare, so let’s try to cut a little bit of the fat with this list of three questionable clips.

  1. Todd Standing’s ‘Blinky’

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What is THE THING in Arizona!?

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There are few things we Daves love to see more during our travels than weird roadside attractions…and the goofier the better! For example, during this trip we got to see “The World’s Biggest Pistachio” near Alamogordo which was absolutely worth a pit stop.

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A gargantuan nut, however, would pale in comparison to what we’d encounter just a couple of days later during our drive to Tucson. It actually started the night before when we hopped on Interstate 10 towards Deming and saw the first of many big yellow billboards advertising “THE THING?”

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