The Mothman Prophecies

The Mothman Prophecies

Large Print - 2002
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West Virginia, 1966. For thirteen months the town of Point Pleasant is gripped by a real-life nightmare that culminates in a strategy that makes headlines around the world. Strange occurrences and sightings, including a bizarre winged apparition that becomes known as the Mothman, trouble this ordinary American community. Mysterious lights are seen moving across the sky. Domestic animals are found slaughtered and mutilated. And journalist John Keel, arriving to investigate the freakish events, soon finds himself an integral part of an eerie and unfathomable mystery...
Publisher: Waterville, Me. : Thorndike Press, 2002.
ISBN: 9780786243570
Branch Call Number: 001.942 K244b
Characteristics: 424 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.


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Nov 11, 2018

Very interesting book written by an investigative journalist. He took this opportunity (in writing this book) to report on a wide range of apparently supernatural phenomena from all over the country if not all over the world.

At first it really bothered me that he went a lot into UFOs. I am not reading the book to learn about UFOs and nothing in the title warned me. But I got over it, because there is still a lot reported about the Mothman phenomena.

It also bothered me that he skips around back and forth in time. I nearly always prefer a simple chronological rundown of what happened, though a bit of the end of the story being shown at the beginning can be fun. He did find a way to make the beginning fun, but the continued story-telling slipping back and forth and back again in time was the main reason I did not give this book a full five stars. That and the fact that he left out the story about the elderly preacher who had a visitation in his bedroom one night by the Mothman – and was able to get that demonic thing gone in no time "in the name of Christ Jesus." But anything about Jesus being for real doesn't sell and might even anger readers. Unless he didn't know about it? I don't know. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.

Lots and lots of testimonies are in this book. That is what I call real meat...!


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