When readers think of monsters, they may think of alien, werewolf, Tentacle monster, and other characters that appear on TV or in the movies, but in the real world there are a number of supposedly real and unknown beings. In this episode, I’m going to take you to a real folktale about a mysterious creature called the Flatwoods monster from Virginia.
The sighting of the “Flatwoods monster” was first seen in a suburb of Virginia, USA. According to eyewitnesses, the creature was a staggering 12 feet tall, with a red face and large eyes can emit bright beams. The top of the head has the sharp point like the Spades A, and under it is dressed in a green robe. The arms are thin but not very long, and the claws look sharp. Since the “Flatwoods monster” has been mentioned, it has to mention the only witness incident that occurred on September 12, 1952.
On September 12, 1952, at about 7:15 p.m., witnesses Edward, Fred and their friend Tommy were playing on the school playground when they saw a bright object land on a hill owned by local farmer Fischer. As they approached the scene, they saw what appeared to be a flying saucer with a diameter of more than three meters burning, and there was also a monster 12 feet tall. But after a thorough investigation of the area, police said they found nothing but a pungent smell and suspicious traces.
It is worth mentioning that many nearby residents witnessed mysterious blips when the incident happened. According to the testimony of the witnesses, there were 4 or 5 UFOs flying in the sky at that time, but one or two UFOs seemed to break up in the air, one or two were forced to land, and another one or two crashed. In one week before the sighting incident, there were similar witnesses.
So far, rumors about “Flatwoods monster” have emerged one after another. Some people think that “Flatwoods monster” is just a hoax by the eyewitnesses at that time, but more people think that “Flatwoods monster” is a real extraterrestrial visitor, and some even think that it is the beginning of alien invasion, including the US President Truman at that time.
So is the Flatwoods monster real? Or is it an alien, some other unknown intelligence, or is there some other hidden secrets?
Before I answer that question, I’d like to give you the background to the appearance of the Flatwoods monster in 1952.
The year 1952 was the Chinese year of RenChen, also known as the year of the dragon. However, in history, this era has an extraordinary significance. It is the seventh year after the end of World War II, when the United States was in a stage of rapid social development and formed a pattern of hegemony with the Soviet union. During this period, in addition to the success of the hydrogen bomb test in the United States, a series of UFO sightings occurred in the territory of the United States, which even caused panic among the public at that time. These include the Flatwoods monster sightings and the Washington UFO sightings two months ago in July. It is worth mentioning that 1952 was also the fifth year that President Truman issued the declaration.
So what are the reasons for such frequent UFO sightings and the sighting of “Flatwoods monster”? In this case, I have a hypothesis that the Flatwoods monster and the UFO sightings in the United States around World War II, if they really are the special flying machines that the United States says they are, would be one of the greatest hoaxes in history. Let’s start with a few details about the Flatwoods monster :
(1) In the narrative of the brothers Edward and Fred, we can see that the process begins with the fall of the spaceship, then the appearance of the monster, and finally the police investigation. The result here was nothing more than a pervasive smell and a few suspicious traces. The problem, then, is that the presence of the monster in front of the witness suggests that the ship may still be intact, or at least some relatively intact pieces.
But it is clear that the police results contradict eyewitness accounts. Some readers may think that Flatwoods monster hides the ship, but one thing to say is that if there had been a search, it wouldn’t have been the police, it would have been the military.
(2) In fact, the appearance of UFO in Washington in July of the same year led President Harry Truman to issue an attack order. If true, the US government would have been very sensitive to UFOs, and the Flatwoods monster is another important sighting after Washington’s sighting. Therefore, I think that the frequent UFO sightings in 1952 are likely to be the actions of the US military to cater to Truman’s 1947 declaration. The purpose is to make the people lack security and thus accelerate the development of the military.
Finally, what I want to say about the Flatwoods monster is that whatever happened to Edward, the Fred brothers and others on that day, that day in September 1952 has undoubtedly become a mystery, and the only thing we can do is to explore the history of that period.