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A terrifying man-bird hybrid of sorts with glowing red eyes. That is the common description of the creature christened “The Mothman” by the press, named after a character from the popular Batman television series. Since its first reported sighting back in 1966, many subsequent reports and wild speculations have ensued. However, conclusive photographic evidence or proof of this creature’s existence remains elusive to date.

 

Where It All Began…

The creature was first sighted on 12 November 1966 at a cemetery in Point Pleasant, West Virginia. The five men who were preparing a burial site on that fateful day all swore they saw a grey, winged, man-like creature with large glowing red eyes located at what would normally be the creature’s chest flying over them. It was described to be about six feet tall and wider than a man. This first report marked the beginning of the Mothman enigma.

Things began to heat up three days later, when the media picked up the second reported sighting of the Mothman. Filed on 15 November 1996 by two young couples from Point Pleasant, namely Roger and Linda Scarberry as well as Steve and Mary Mallette, they collectively claimed to have seen a “large creature roughly the size of a ten-foot flying man with wings and glowing red eyes”, when they were exploring an area outside town known as “the TNT Area”, the site of a former World War II munitions plant.

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Part of the TNT Area

Interestingly, all four unanimously maintained that those glowing red eyes had a “hypnotising” effect on them. In fact, they only awoke from their stupor when the creature made a sudden, mad dash towards an open door in the plant. With fear registering and adrenaline kicking in, all four ran back to their car and sped towards town.

As they were making their escape, the creature or one very similar to it came back and gave chase. It was flying low and kept up with the car despite them accelerating. It only stopped its pursuit when they hit town. According to the couples, upon nearing the town, the creature suddenly backed off, dropped the chase and flew away in the opposite direction.

It is speculated that the creature might have decided to cut its losses and go back for the body of the dead dog near the city limits which the couples recalled seeing during their frantic escape. Intriguingly, not only did the investigating police officer fail to come across any dead dog, he also encountered strange problems with his radio. When he arrived on site, it began emitting such loud screeching sounds that he had to turn it off.

The unidentified dog was widely linked to Newell Partridge, who also reported experiencing strange unexplained phenomenon at the outskirts of Pleasant Point on the same fateful day of 15 November 1966. According to Partridge’s report, his television went berserk at around 10:30pm. The screen abruptly went blank for a few seconds before emitting a loud sharp whining noise followed by the sudden display of herringbone patterns. At the same time, he heard his dog, Bandit, howling non-stop on the porch. It was very unusual for Bandit to howl continuously unless there was something disturbing outside since he was a big German Shepherd trained as a guard and hunting dog.

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Artist’s sketch of the Mothman based on the testimonies of eye-witnesses

Assuming that it was a wild animal intruding, Partridge picked up his gun and headed out to the porch. Seeing Bandit run towards the family’s barn, about 150 yards away, Partridge followed suit. It was there where he saw “two circle-like eyes” glowing red through the night, prompting him to run back and take cover in his house.

Venturing out at daylight, he only found Bandit’s tracks in a circular pattern, indicating that he had probably gone round and round barking at something in the air. Bandit was never seen again and his disappearance remains unsolved.

After the second report, the police and media were inundated with an influx of depositions and testimonies of similar encounters with the Mothman. The following are but a few examples of sightings within the first year:

  • 18 November: Two firemen, Paul Yoder and Ben Enochs reported sighting the Mothman in the TNT Area.
  • 21 November: Richard West, from Charleston, reported seeing a six-foot tall figure with a wingspan of six to eight feet and red eyes perched on top of his neighbour’s roof. It remained there for a while before taking off straight up, “like a helicopter.”
  • 25 November: Tom Ury reported spotting the Mothman while he was driving along Route 62, near the TNT Area. It was early morning when he saw a large, greyish figure standing in a field before it suddenly lifted straight into the air and flew over his car.
  • 26 November: Ruth Foster of St. Albans reported having sighted the Mothman standing in her yard near her porch. Interestingly, her description of the Mothman was similar to that of Richard West.
  • 27 November: Connie Carpenter reported seeing a greyish bird-like humanoid figure standing on the golf course near Mason when she was on her way home from church before it too flew away.
  • 4 December: Five pilots at Gallipolis airport in Ohio reportedly saw a giant grey bird flying at about 70mph. Its wings were not moving and it had a longish neck.

By late 1966, the number of reported Mothman sightings were steadily dwindling. In fact, official reports of Mothman sightings were few and far between, especially after the collapse of the Silver Bridge at Point Pleasant on 15 December 1967. Intriguingly, it was only after the Silver Bridge’s collapse that Mothman sightings extended beyond the borders of Point Pleasant. Mothman sightings began emerging from different parts of the world, along with a disturbing pattern of sightings occurring just before or at major disasters and tragedies.

 

Return of the Mothman?

Although John Keel’s 1975 book “The Mothman Prophecies” and a Richard Gere movie of the same name helped to further the legend of this winged beast, in reality there were no further reported sightings of the Mothman after 1968.

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John Keel’s 1975 book “The Mothman Prophecies”

That is, until 20 November 2016 when an unidentified man came forward and released to local news station, WCHS, photographs of what he believed to be the Mothman, taken while he was driving on State Route 2. The station proceeded to air the pictures on 21 November 2016.

As the images were rather grainy and merely showed the silhouette of a two-legged, winged creature flying over the tree tops, some sceptics questioned their authenticity, especially given that the timing of their release was very close to the 50th anniversary of the Mothman myth.

Some have even ventured the opinion that the 2016 photographs were produced with the intention of generating hype and drawing attention to the anniversary.

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Alleged picture of the Mothman captured in November 2016

 

Possible Theories and Explanations

The Mothman has invoked as many explanations as there are sightings, ranging from the scientific to the radical. The following are but some of the more popular explanations bandied about by sceptics and believers alike:

  • Barn owl: When fully extended, the wingspan of these owls makes them appear larger than they actually are. Their eyes can also appear to be mounted on headless torsos and do reflect a distinctly eerie red when lights shine on them. Thus, many have tried to dismiss the Mothman myth as mistaken sightings of barn owls.
  • Mutated crane: This theory stems from the nature of the Mothman’s lair i.e. the TNT area which is believed to still house secret chemicals. Proponents of this theory claim that the Mothman arose when a crane came into contact with these chemicals and was accidentally subjected to genetic mutation.
  • Secret experiment: The Mothman has been said to be the result of a top secret government experiment at a secret laboratory within the labyrinthine TNT area. This theory has been further compounded with reports of the infamous “Men in Black” visiting witnesses who reported sightings of the Mothman.
  • Aliens: This theory garnered much attention in view of paranormal researcher John Keel’s compilation of strange phenomenon which accompanied sightings of the Mothman. These phenomenon were commonly associated with UFO folklore, such as mysterious energy fields, glowing orbs, weird animal behaviour, disappearances, technological failures, loss of time, and the anonymous “Men in Black”. Many were also swayed by this theory due to the fact that the residents of Point Pleasant were victims of electrical problems.
  • Messenger of Doom: In light of the disasters and tragedies that occurred whenever the Mothman made its appearance, it has been speculated that the creature was either predicting the disastrous events or the one causing them.
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Mothman: Messenger of Doom?

 

The Fascination with the Mothman Enigma Continues…

It is unlikely that the Mothman phenomenon will fade away anytime soon. Regardless of whether you believe in its existence or otherwise, the Mothman is likely to continue attracting public curiosity and attention as can be seen in the following examples:

 

Mothman Statue

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Mothman statue

In 2003, a 12-foot-tall steel statue of the Mothman, created by artist and sculptor Bob Roach, was unveiled.

The installation of this statue pretty much guarantees that the Mothman will be sticking around for quite a while, at least as a tourist attraction in Point Pleasant.

Address
Fourth St.,
Point Pleasant,
West Virginia 25550.

 

Mothman Festival

mothman festival

The allure of the Mothman culminated in Point Pleasant holding its first Annual Mothman Festival in 2002. It is a two-day event held on the 3rd weekend of September. The festival takes place in the heart of Point Pleasant on historic Main Street, where the famous Mothman Statue and Mothman Museum are.

Festivities include talks by guest speakers, vendor exhibitions, a mothman pancake-eating contest, and hayride tours focusing on notable areas of Point Pleasant.

 

Mothman Museum

Located right next to the Mothman Statue, the Mothman Museum first opened its doors to the public in 2005. It is a one of a kind museum dedicated to all things related to the Mothman. It is open seven days a week (excluding gazetted major holidays in America) and boasts of having the largest collection of props and memorabilia from the movie “The Mothman Prophecies”. It also houses a souvenir store and operates an online store for those who wish to lay their hands on Mothman memorabilia.

Mothman museum

The only Mothman Museum in the world

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One of the many Mothman replicas greeting you at the entrance to the Mothman Museum

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The souvernir store at the Mothman Museum

Address
400 Main Street,
Point Pleasant,
West Virginia 25550.

The Mothman Museum is located just off Interstate 35, less than 1 mile from the Point Pleasant exit. You can also look for the Mothman Museum highway signs at the Point Pleasant exits.

Admission Fees

  • Adults: USD3.00
  • Children (10 years old and under): USD 1.00

Operation Hours

  • Monday-Friday 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Sunday 12:00pm – 5:00 pm

The following are just some of the exhibits at the Mothman Museums.

exhibit1_original police depositions

Original police depositions handwritten by eyewitnesses, documenting their respective encounters with the Mothman

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Mothman memorabilia

exhibit3_movies

Movie memorabilia and props that were used in the filming of the Mothman Prophecies by Sony Pictures.

exhibit4_vintage archives

Photos and materials from rare vintage archives about the Mothman phenomenon that haunted Point Pleasant almost 50 years ago.

 
Source/References:

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman
  • http://www.mothmanmuseum.com/
  • http://www.snopes.com/mothman-returns-to-point-pleasant-west-virginia/
  • http://wchstv.com/news/local/man-photographs-creature-that-resembles-legendary-mothman-of-point-pleasant
  • http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/mothman-statue
  • http://www.qsl.net/w5www/mothman.html
  • http://skepdic.com/mothman.html
  • http://www.ufoevidence.org/documents/doc1703.htm
  • http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/12036
  • http://www.alternativeinsight.com/Mothman.html
  • http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Mothman

 

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  1. Stella Cheang on Dec 4, 2017 at 8:07 pm

    Whether the Mothman is a fictional creature or a real one, I would like to think that it is a localised one as there is no report of sightings else where. This is a creature unique to Pleasant Point, West Virginia only. It must be thrilled for the residents there to know that there is a Mothman living among them. Thank you, Cindy, for this sharing.

  2. Wai Meng Wan on Nov 18, 2017 at 1:21 am

    Mothman is not a cryptid I have encountered in the news before to be honest.

    Equally cryptid is their purpose.

  3. Datuk May on Oct 29, 2017 at 12:57 pm

    There are many mysteries in the world and often there are no concrete evidence to prove their existence beyond reasonable doubts.

    As in most instances, whether you believe or otherwise, it is respect for others’ belief that makes knowledge of such mysteries be known or published for us to just even read out of interest.

    Thank you, Cindy.

  4. Samfoonheei on Oct 28, 2017 at 2:12 am

    Interesting first time coming across these red-eyed creature. The first recorded Mothman sighting took place on November 12, 1966 and the most recent was in April 2017. The creature of legend whom many dubbed the odd flying creature as the Mothman It seems to be connected to few tragic events some claiming sightings connected with UFOs, and others claiming that a military are doing some experiment. The creature appears to have wings with pointed tips and long legs, bent at an awkward angle.
    Because there have been so many other sighting over the years.it has gained worldwide fame. the legendary creature that inspired the book and film Mothman.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Cindy Hew for such an interesting post.

  5. Cc on Oct 27, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    Interesting.
    Wonder what they eat…

  6. Grace Leu KHJB on Oct 27, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Very interesting sharing and really open eye information about Mothman.

  7. Freon on Oct 27, 2017 at 2:42 am

    This is the first time i heard about Mothman.

    Most of the sighting happened in USA. But, there are some sighting reported in China.

    In China, the Mothman are call “Tian Er Ren” , and the sighting of Mothman in China happened in year 1926. The sighting spotted by a young boy. But, not much information on China’s Mothman. According to China’s description, the mothman have female and male. Female is more bigger and stronger than the male. And they only appear when there is a disaster happened.

    Thank you Cindy for this article about Mothman.

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Mind boggling disappearances of ships and aircrafts – this is what immediately comes to mind at the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle. Its reputation is so notorious that...

Werewolves: The Shapeshifters

by Cindy Hew | Apr 27, 2017

Commonly associated with the full moon and silver bullets, lycanthropes or werewolves are said to be humans with a mysterious ability to morph into actual wolves or wolf-like creatures...

The Balan-Balan

by Phng Li Kim | Apr 14, 2017

My adventures in Sabah are kept alive in Kota Belud – a place where the natives are firm believers of paganism and the practice of dark magic since hundreds...

Kuchisake Onna

by Vinnie Tan | Sep 9, 2016

Dear friends, From a young age, I have always been intrigued by Kuchisake Onna, the Slit-Mouthed Woman from Japanese folklore. Originally I didn’t know her name or that she...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2015

Nov 28, 2012 (By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, I wanted to share this videos with you for the longest time and happy I can do so now. Learn, ponder...

Can you believe in this?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 11, 2014

I have always had an interest in mythology and folklore... about mysterious occurrences or beings that were described in books, or from stories shared by our family and friends...

The Mysterious Bermuda Triangle

by Cindy Hew | Jul 17, 2017

Mind boggling disappearances of ships and aircrafts – this is what immediately comes to mind at the mere mention of the Bermuda Triangle. Its reputation is so notorious that...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2015

Nov 28, 2012 (By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, I wanted to share this videos with you for the longest time and happy I can do so now. Learn, ponder...

Nazca Lines – Another Sign of Paranormal Activity?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 4, 2011

Have you ever wondered how the Nazca Lines are made? Are they man made or is there something else behind its creation that we might not know of...

SUPERMOON

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 11, 2011

On March 19th… You may be surprised by what you will see or have seen… For the first time in 18 years, the moon will swing around Earth very...

Just What Are Sailing Stones?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 6, 2011

Look at these pictures and let your imagination try to figure out how this came to pass. Stones in the middle of nowhere that leave trails behind them, yet...

Psychic Kids (4)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 31, 2010

Another episode of Psychic Kids I thought my friends would enjoy. Notice how the senior psychics train up the younger ones. Reminds me of the Monastery where senior monks...

Kid Painter is Mini Monet

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 22, 2010

Kid geniuses are people who were good in something in another life and they from a young age without or with very little training can do something beyond your belief system...

Celebrities Ghost Stories (4) and Psychic Kids (2)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 4, 2010

Another dosage of great accounts of the supernatural that gives you a break and also helps you to ponder deeper on mysteries not visible to everyone yet exists. DO...

Psychic Kids

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 11, 2010

Dear Everyone, Since I was very young I’ve had a huge interest in the paranormal, Tibet, magic, mysteries, bigfoot, lochness, Findhorn, UfOs, Nazca lines, spirits, Salem, Easter Island, dowsing,...

Ancient Chinese Earthquake Detector

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 13, 2016

I have always been interested in ancient civilisations such as China, Egypt and Mesopotamia as they reflect the sophistication and advancements of the people at that time. Although people...

Sleep Paralysis – Medical or Paranormal?

by Vinnie Tan | Sep 16, 2016

Sleep paralysis or more commonly known in Chinese as ‘鬼压床’ is one of the most common paranormal encounters. Hence, most people would have experienced some form of sleep paralysis...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

China builds world’s largest radio telescope to hunt for aliens

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 5, 2016

Dear friends around the world, It is interesting that China is looking for extraterrestrial communications. China is really catching up on all fields of interest. Take a read. Tsem...

Einstein on Buddhism

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 9, 2015

Dear friends around the world, I came across this interesting article recently and thought that it’d be nice to share it on my blog. People would often pick science...

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released

by Tsem Rinpoche | Oct 24, 2014

Initial DNA analysis of Paracas elongated skull released – with incredible results 5 February, 2014 – 13:47 by April Holloway Paracas is a desert peninsula located within the Pisco...

Guess what was found!!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 18, 2012

I have interests in many subjects. I just don’t have enough time in the day to get deeper into many of the subjects that captures my mind. One of...

Top 10 Space Mysteries

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 9, 2011

In something as big as the universe, there are bound to be unexplainable phenomena... and things we truly can’t grasp. The universe shows us how small we really are...

Resurrecting Mammoths

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 17, 2011

Researchers aim to resurrect mammoth in five years By Agence France-Presse | Updated: 1/17/2011 Japanese researchers will launch a project this year to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth by using...

A Planet discovered that could have life…..

by Tsem Rinpoche | Sep 30, 2010

Imagine there are 40 BILLION planets out there that can support life in our universe… Wow… There has to be other life forms. The mathematical chances is beyond doubt...

Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 25, 2010

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into The Universe With Stephen Hawking – Time Travel (2010).The promise of time travel has long been one of the worlds favorite scientific what-ifs? Hawking...

Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 25, 2010

Watch enlightening documentaries online! Into the Universe With Stephen Hawking – The Story Of Everything (2010) In two mind-blowing hours, Hawking reveals the wonders of the cosmos to a...

A Statue that came with Something Else

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 27, 2012

When we toy with the supernatural, we can expect the resultant effect coming back to us. Whether it is a good or bad effect depends on our motivation, and...

Paranormal Experiences Occur Everywhere – Part 2!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 8, 2012

In the late 80’s, I was a university student in Essex, England. I was living in a student hostel at the university ground. The hostel was a high-rise building...

Paranormal Experiences Occur Everywhere – Part 1!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 3, 2012

I like Steven Wong's stories very much as it shows that spirits and unseen beings are actually not restricted to specific areas like cemeteries or abandoned houses. Instead, they...

Bukit Antarabangsa Hauntings

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 2, 2012

Remember the Bukit Antarabangsa Landslide in 2008? What about the Highland Towers apartment building which collapsed in 1993? I am sure that you know many died during those two...

The Shadow On My Bed

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 18, 2012

More and more people are sharing their paranormal experiences with us, and I thank Mr. Michael Moore for sharing with us a very kind and sincere story... can you...

A Relieving Experience

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 17, 2012

Some people encounter with spirits directly and have disturbing experiences with the unseen whilst there are others who experience it very differently, where they feel that the incident has...

A swirl at the foot of my bed

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 24, 2011

  Perhaps Paranormal: Two night ago in the middle of the night in my hotel room, I woke up and noticed a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly...

The Lady in Red

by Admin | Sep 5, 2011

The two men disappeared into the woods and came out on the other side. They walked very fast without saying a word to one another. Finally, they stopped at...

The Paranormal Zone: Ghost Marriages

by Phng Li Kim | Aug 5, 2017

For this episode, I travelled to Taiwan to visit a temple dedicated to unmarried women who had passed on. I could not understand why a temple needed to be...

The Balan-Balan

by Phng Li Kim | Apr 14, 2017

My adventures in Sabah are kept alive in Kota Belud – a place where the natives are firm believers of paganism and the practice of dark magic since hundreds...

Jean Ai

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 12, 2012

Thailand is known for their terrifying horror movies and you know what people say...where there is smoke, there is fire so when Jean Ai went to Bangkok to work...

JP Revisited

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 21, 2012

Whilst the Chinese have practised ancestral worship for centuries, for most people a visit to the graves of their forefathers stops there. A few offerings and some flowers, and...

David Lai

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 13, 2012

Quiet and unassuming, on first appearance David Lai does not come across as a person who has paranormal experiences. As they say however, looks can be deceiving...

JP

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 7, 2012

Facing college life in a new city, JP Thong had no idea what awaited him when he moved thousands of miles away from home to New York, where he...

Till I See Blood

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 2, 2012

After sleepless nights in Bangkok, Angel finally fell asleep, only to find herself struggling for her breath as she was rudely awakened by an unseen stranger. Feeling pressed down...

CJ

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 18, 2012

Many of us have heard that some people have the ability to see the dead and many of us have heard of the movie 'The Sixth Sense'. For 16...

Edward

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 10, 2012

There are many children around the world who tell their parents that they see dark figures. Most of the time, their parents would brush them off and tell them...

Snake Spirit

by Tsem Rinpoche | Dec 13, 2011

This week, I share with you a story that relates to the time when I was residing in southern Thailand. I stayed there for about a month to do...

Burmese Temple & Floating Heads

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 17, 2011

In this episode, we have exclusive rights to film at one of the most exotic locations in Malaysia at night: The Dhammikarama Burmese Buddhist Temple. Founded on 1st August...

Red Face

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 1, 2011

This week, I share with all of you 2 paranormal stories. The first relates to the filming location: Shih Chung Branch School. Around 1885, the very first 5-storey bungalow in Penang...

Flatwoods Monster: Close Encounter of the Third Kind?

by Cindy Hew | Nov 25, 2017

If you were in Flatwoods in Braxton Country, West Virginia around September 1952, chances are you would have been caught up in the hype surrounding the first sighting of...

Legends of Mount Shasta

by Pastor David Lai | Sep 1, 2016

In the language of the Karuk natives, Mt Shasta is known as Úytaahkoo or ‘White Mountain’. It is an active volcano located at the southern tip of the Cascade...

They are Everywhere

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 14, 2011

Whether we believe in aliens or not, it is undeniable that the thought of other beings existing in places unknown to mankind yet is interesting...

Foreign Visitor in the Amazon!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 14, 2011

Alien enthusiasts are always eager to find the latest alien discovery or encounters. Over the years, hundreds of media releases turn out to be hoaxes… It’s difficult to figure...

Spotted in a Sandstorm

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 21, 2011

I received an interesting email from Philip Yong, which shows some live CNN footage of a sandstorm also known as a “Haboob”. What’s interesting to note about this live...

A HUGE Collection of UFO Photographs from 1870 to 2011

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

  I was sent an email with a link to one of the most interesting websites on UFOs: UFOCasebook.com! This website contains A LOT of information in the form...

Top 10 Space Mysteries

by Tsem Rinpoche | Mar 9, 2011

In something as big as the universe, there are bound to be unexplainable phenomena... and things we truly can’t grasp. The universe shows us how small we really are...

Astronauts & Military Men Speak

by Tsem Rinpoche | Feb 16, 2011

There are 2 videos below that are of UFOs. These are probably 2 of the most convincing videos on UFOs so far. This is mostly because the presenters are...

They’re Sighted Everywhere

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jan 31, 2011

This YouTube video was forwarded to me by Shirley Tan. It is of a UFO sighting on the 18th of January in Moscow, Russia. The video was taken from...

Second UFO sighting baffles China & Malaysia

by Tsem Rinpoche | Sep 24, 2010

Another unidentified flying object (UFO) has been spotted hovering over a part in southwestern China’s Chongqing province after a similar sighting last week caused massive flight delays at a...

More UFO videos from China!!! Very Convincing!!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 29, 2010

You have to watch these neat videos. They are very convincing. I copy and pasted the information below just so you have more to go on and understand. Enjoy...

Unsolved Mysteries – UFO’s & Me…

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jun 14, 2010

Since I was very young, I was naturally drawn to phenomena that was not accepted by ‘mainstream’ public. That didn’t bother me. I was always the type of person...

Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Apr 24, 2015

Nov 28, 2012 (By Tsem Rinpoche) Dear friends, I wanted to share this videos with you for the longest time and happy I can do so now. Learn, ponder...

Pastor Chia on Wah Lai Toi!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Dec 29, 2012

Pastor Chia, a long time student of mine appeared on TV recently. He was interviewed by a Paranormal Program on Astro Wah Lai Toi. It is so exciting to...

Inhuman Entity caught on film

by Tsem Rinpoche | Aug 30, 2012

See this episode. It is very good. Very interesting! Look at 5:01 and see an inhuman entity caught on film. Very interesting how these beings can be caught on...

Bigfoot Proven?? Must Watch!!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 22, 2012

American Paranormal is a one year old series on the National Geographic channel. They kicked-off their new series in 2010 with a documentary on Bigfoot!! This documentary uses thorough...

The Mysterious Monsters – narrated by Peter Graves

by Tsem Rinpoche | May 22, 2012

Dear Everyone, Another favorite video of mine narrated by Peter Graves. He does a good job as he seems convinced in what he is narrating. I wish I can...

Foreign Visitor in the Amazon!!

by Tsem Rinpoche | Nov 14, 2011

Alien enthusiasts are always eager to find the latest alien discovery or encounters. Over the years, hundreds of media releases turn out to be hoaxes… It’s difficult to figure...

Ancient Aliens – Season 1 to Season 3

by Tsem Rinpoche | Sep 16, 2011

Ancient Aliens is a series that launched their first episode on 20 April 2010. The series proposes various evidence around the theory that sometime within the existence of human civilization,...

League of Gentlemen visit ‘haunted’ Gloucestershire pub

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 21, 2011

Below is an article that my student, Shirley Tan, sent me. It is about a popular group of British comedians who decided to brave potential scares in a haunted...

Who are the Freemasons?

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

The Freemasons are known to be very secretive and according to some people, almost cult-like. Cult is a very subjective word of course. Although I do not know much....

Are angels ancient aliens??

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

Many of us believe in angels. 70% of Americans, believe in the existence of angels… 55% of Americans believe in guardian angels. It is said that every day, one...

Ancient Aliens: The Return

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

“The Return” is the last episode of Season 1 of the Ancient Aliens series. In the 20th century there was evidence that we were still being visited by alien...

Ancient Aliens: The Mission (episode 4)

by Tsem Rinpoche | Jul 3, 2011

If we can make expeditions in search of resources to sustain our culture, wouldn't any other life form who needs resources to survive do the exact same thing by...

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