In the year 1986 human kind saw one of its worst nuclear disasters to date. An event that killed 31 people but had long term affects on over 500,000. As horrific as this event is, there is something else around this abandon town, something that even the military began to take notice of. People have reported seeing the ghosts of those who died here still roaming, but what about Chernobyl’s Blackbird ?
The year before Chernobyl’s power plant blew in 1968 the people working and living in Chernobyl began to report strange events. Sightings of a strange creature, described to have huge and thick black, it was said to be a bird like creature with the body of a man, colossal black wings that stretched over 20ft, no head and glowing red eyes coming from the pit where its neck should have begun.
People who had actually seen the Blackbird began to suffer from horrific nightmares, they received threatening phone calls and some had more encounters with the winged beast. Reports of the beast continued to increase until the morning of April 26th, 1986. 1.23am reactor No.4 at the Chernobyl power plant exploded in the former Soviet Union.
The Powerplant suffered a cataclysmic steam explosion that began a chain of events that resulted in a nuclear meltdown. The power plant then regurgitated a world changing amount of radioactive fallout. The fallout spread over parts of the Western Soviet Union, Eastern & Western Europe, Scandanavia, the Uk, Ireland and North Merica within 48 hours.
reactor 4 following the explosion.
When the firefighters arrived and attempted to flight the flame over 500 people reported seeing this winged creature swirling in and out of the rising black smoke. No further sightings of the Blackbird were reported that day. However this is not the only time in history this being has been reported.
The ” Mothman ” has been seen for thousands of years. It is an omen of death and disaster and it’s description matches perfectly with the Blackbird. It has been noticed more and more throughout history especially in more recent times where we find it easier to connect with other people and hear their stories from around the world.
One of the best-known accounts of the Mothman apart from Chernobyl occurred in the old West Virginia Ordnance, an area known as ” TNT Area”
The TNT Area dates back to WWII. The facility during its operation manufactured ammunition and dynamite. It is mainly a large woodland area but it is riddled with little concrete igloo like buildings that hold large amounts of TNT. It is also a maze of underground tunnels with random storage units of gunpowder. Most of which, these days are flooded or have been sealed off.
In 1979, the fisherman in the area reported that chemicals that been left in the water of the TNT area. It was unchecked for so long that by 1983 it became an environmental disaster and the area became one of the most polluted in America. It was here on November 15th, 1966, that two young couples would encounter this strange creature. These two young couples were taking a cross country trip in a black chevy. It was the youngest female, Linda who noticed the creature first. She saw two glowing red eyes in the darkness beside the old power plant. They quickly noticed that the eyes belong to a human looking 7ft tall, black figure. Obviously, they drove off and to their horror, it followed. The creature spread its wings and chased them down Highway 62 at speeds over 100mph.
one of the abandoned TNT area’s gunpowder containers.
They arrived in town and felt stupid, they began to try and make some sense of what just happened. They settled on the fact that this was just a large bird… So they returned to face their fears. It wasn’t long until the Black Bird showed itself again, apparently, it was waiting for them on Route 62. They quickly realised this was no bird and it stood in the shape of a man. It shot up vertically into the air at an impossible speed and disappeared above the tree line.
They returned to town, in shock to report the story to the sheriff. The story actually made headlines ; ” Couple sees man-sized, bird…Creature…Something”. It was a disturbing experience for all. Linda the youngest female who first encountered the Mothman suffered a nervous breakdown in later years, but it is common for those who have encountered this beast to suffer in such ways.
The creature would be seen throughout the next thirteen months in Point Pleasant. There was roughly over 100 sightings around this time. The Mothman was seen so much that it took the attention of the government to a point where witnesses were being harassed by the Men in Black, they were warned not to speak out about this creature. I think that proves that fact that something paranormal was occurring in the area. The sightings all seemed to arise just before the collapse of The Silver Bridge in that area.
There have been soooooooo many sightings around the modern world of this creature and it is always followed by disaster. It was recently seen in Freiburg Germany, where a Mothman-like creature chased miners away shortly before a collapse. There was also multiple sightings around the Minnesota Bridge collapse time and even before and after 9/11…
The Legend Goes On
Mothman sightings have been associated at least two other cryptids. Thunderbirds with grey bodies and red eyes were sighting in the same area and at the same time as the Silver Bridge incident. Owlman is also an identical creature with black wings and red eyes in Cornwall.
Two legends from Shawnee Indian lore mention creatures identical to Mothman deemed Misignwa and Waupee.
Some believe the Mothman is an Angel, Demon or the product of a blood curse. In our experience looking at these things we find demon like creatures always seem to have the glowing red eyes and appear and large black figures. But what is this Blackbird, Mothman, Owlman Misignwa. There is no doubt it exists, there are just too many reports around the world of this creature. But is it an Omen of Death ? An Angel that warns those who are in danger by appearing ? Only further investigation can tell us more. Soon we will be heading down to Cornwall in hunt of the Owlman himself, so keep an eye on the facebook page you can find on the sidebar. We will solve this mystery.