Searching for the mysterious creature in the land of a farmer named Bailey Fisher, on which the object, by the boys’ expectations, should be located, the group soon reached a hill. They were all subjected also by a strange and hard haze, that made their eyes and noses burn. Suddenly, at their right, there was a great object, that, according to the group’s testimony, was like a giant ball of fire. Directing his flashlight to what appeared to be two smaller lights near the object – which proved to be the eyes of a bizarre creature –, National Guard Eugene, to their horror and dread, suddenly illuminated a giant, dark and frightening figure, apparently involved in a giant armor, with a head similar to a candle flame. Rapidly, as you can imagine, they all fled in panic.
As soon as they arrived safely at their home, Kathleen proceeded to call the local sheriff, as well as a journalist of the local newspaper, and official investigations started the next day. Other than the hard smell, that the group itself experienced the night before, no hard evidence emerged, that could possibly prove that an encounter with an extraterrestrial creature really took place.
Subsequent investigations made by the Civilian Saucer Investigation at the time, and by the Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal decades later (known today as Committee for Skeptical Inquiry) failed to provide any hard evidence, and the event remains beings as mysterious today as it was, the day it happened.
What do you think?
I really don’t believe in aliens, mysterious encounters, Bigfoot, Yeti, Krampus, Spring-heeled Jack, and all that stuff, that is, mostly, frightening creatures especially created to discipline misbehaved children.
Well, while certainly I will never say I personally believe in it, who am I to pronounce categorically that it doesn’t exist? It is correct to say that our brain has the ability to fool us, especially in potentially tense situations, and mostly in occurrences during the night – that’s why it is correct to say that intelligent and wise people are always questioning and doubting themselves – but on the other hand, we cannot say we know it all, especially when what we know is only a drop of water, in the vast ocean of the infinite possibilities that do exist (ok, I know how cliché this sounds, but wise people do know that there is veracity in it).
Coincidentally, several years later, in the late 60’s, the legend of another mythical creature, the Mothman, would develop in West Virginia as well, this time in the city of Point Pleasant. This makes me wonder, about one of two possibilities: that there is something very dreadful and serious, attracting strange and bizarre creatures to that specific area of the world, or definitely there is something very, very wrong and bizarre with those people (overwhelmingly impressionable and easily influenced?)! Maybe they were all too heavily predisposed to believe, in an era led by then burgeoning sci-fi movies, and TV shows, like the Twilight Zone, and the Night Gallery, that were possibly taking considerable influence in the population, getting used to see monsters, vampires, ghosts, werewolves and aliens every day, in the little and the big screen.
Well, which one is the most probable? I leave it to you, to figure it out!