Posted by: Loren Coleman on May 11th, 2009
The Mexican State of Chihuahua was terrorized by the above Man-Bat during the winter of 2009.
Mothman Sightings Linked To Swine Flu?
PORTLAND, Maine (Wireless Flash – FlashNews) – Are strange sightings of the Mothman in Mexico connected to the swine flu outbreak?
That’s what cryptozoologist Loren Coleman is investigating after hearing that various sightings of the cryptid in Mexico surfaced before the H1N1 virus struck.
The last sighting occurred on March 9, 2009, about a month before the virus hit and killed dozens.
The creature was sketched by witnesses in rural Mexico – the same place where the swine flu originated – and was dubbed “Man Bat.”
Though he believes there have been about 30 [sic] Mothman sightings in Mexico over the last few months, Coleman says it’s not necessarily a case of “cause and effect,” but rather something worth noting.
He says the Mothman has been linked to a curse since 1966, and more than 83 people have died after brushes with the creature.
He believes the Mothman is one of the most mysterious cryptids and often causes a “negative psychological impact” on people.
Coleman himself has had light bulbs in his home burst after doing interviews about the Mothman.
Released Monday, May 11, 2009 from the California headquarters of Wireless FlashNews.
Mothman cover image by artist Bill Rebsamen, from Mothman and Other Curious Encounters. © Loren Coleman/William Rebsamen 2002.
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Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013.