Jeremy Vaeni and Jeff Ritzmann will host Frank on the down-loadable program featured Friday evening, 19 March! The complete story, untold on the recent MonsterQuest program concerning the provenance of the Flatwoods monster: that it was the tail-end of America's biggest UFO flap, ever, prosecuted that single night on both the west and east coasts of the United States, plus the monstrous secret military aviation history associated with that night... all supported by Bluebook records, newspaper reportage, and first person accounts, in that order of precedence.
There's a lot more documented as going on in Flatwoods that September 12th night in 1952, and it is quite apart from the debunker touted isolated incident of hillbilly kids prosecuting a "mass hysteria" over "spooks" and "barn owls."
The History Channel, one finds, had the time, opportunity, and all the requisite data to produce a stunning program about the infamous Flatwoods affair. What the History channel did instead, reader, was to contrive to manufacture a senseless "mash-up" of two entirely unrelated cases from what could be most easily be "faux-discredited" in either of them. Suggesting this bogus relationship, one not even remotely tenuous, is the program's kiss of less-than-mediocre death.
Sincerely, none but those entirely honest with themselves dare call this very poor, contrived, and inauspicious telling of the Flatwoods story a blithering incompetence, a fatuous cluelessness, or a distorted propaganda. More irony is revealed given Feschino, Friedman, and I had to sign sworn statements indicating our contribution to the program was true as we knew it to be true. The History Channel reportage of same, paradoxically, was not.
Monster Quest's Flatwoods Episode and Joe Nickell's Infamous Owl Theory
The Monster Quest episode about the Flatwoods Monster was dismal, though Flatwoods researcher Frank Feschino is more forgiving than I am, and he's the one that was involved in the program. Still, it annoyed me, as many Monster Quest episodes have recently. When it comes to the truly anomalous and weird, bordering on the paranormal, MQ runs. In fact, they seem to intentionally go out of their way to obstufacate things. Bringing in the Star Child skull and devoting half the program to it while supposedly investigating the Flatwoods Monster only muddled things. The Flatwoods story could easily take up several episodes on its own without restorting to claims that an unusual skull is proof of an alien..
As with other weird, just plain anomalous cases, there are those who insist on an explanation and approach these cases with a combative attitude. It's a war; an either/or dichotomy. Either it's an alien from outer space, or something rational, something mundane, like an owl. For the uber skeptoid debunker, of which Joe Nickell is one, there is no mystery, and no allowing for the acceptance of the idea that there is no rational explanation.
It is horribly irrational to truly believe that witnesses saw an owl, or even, as some skeptics concede, a crashed military object of some kind, after studying the case. The owl explanation satisfies the classist agenda, the acknowledgment of a military object --without further questioning, -- serves the blind patriotism and naivety that has some believe our government wouldn't do such things to its citizens.
I don't know if Monster Quest is just chicken, trying to appeal to all audiences, is shilling for the CIA or what, but they have no idea what they're doing when it comes to the truly anomalous stuff.
..but the Pentagon was very interested in it nevertheless. We know this because of the above released document [actually in the Project Blue Book OSI microfilm all along.] As you can see it is a Routing and Record Sheet which is classified "Restricted" and is asking for a soil analysis. Of What?? Of Flatwoods soil. There was a report that the entity floated down the hill towards the UFO and that "skid-marks" had been initially seen. Whether soil samples from there, the area under the tree, or the depressed-dried area were taken for analysis, this record doesn't say.