posted on Sep, 5 2004 @ 05:21 PM
This is a rather recent occurance, proof the Mothman is still alive.
A friend of mine who will be called "Ed" lived in the area of Beckley, Virginia.
He was what one would call "True Hillfolk", as the entire county he lived in was without power as a child, and the county adjacent to his own
didn't have a name, let alone a population.
Anyway, as a child his devout-Baptist mother told him that the "Snake-kissin Baptists" were really evil. This of course provoked interest in him
thourhg his young life, as he's told me.
One time a friend of his and himself took their pickup as far as they could, then parked, and walked to one of these snake-kissin baptist churches
back in the wood. They watched for a good while, when as Ed described them as starting to speak in "tongues" that as he told, they believe to be the
language of the Angels, he heard a tremendous flapping overhead. Him and his buddy looked up to see a large (2-3 meters tall) thing flying in a circle
above the church, with huge red eyes. When Ed saw it, they both took off running for their pickup, and the thing took off at an impossible speed after
them, circling back around them everytime it would get ahead of them. He said that after they got to their truck and drove off, it flew back in the
direction of the church. I'll quote my friend, Ed, exactly below:
"There ain't no kind of thing flies around [in or around Beckly, Virginia] at night that big. And there ain't no kind of Church that has that flyin
over it. That was eitha' the mothman or a Devil."
He's also ventured that it is Satan convincing the Snake kissing baptists that the Serpent is holy, when they are only worshipping Lucifer..
Blah, I think it was the Mothman. But this really spooks me out, because Ed is the single most standup person I've ever met, and I can't recall him
ever telling a lie. Shortly after he saw this as a young adult, he moved from Virginia to here, and has never gone back since.