Posted by: Regan Lee on January 28th, 2014
Image from Bigfoot Evidence and Shuker Nature, source unknown
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, the saying goes, and so I do occasionally check out Bigfoot Evidence, despite their snarky and gratuitous postings of animals that have nothing to do with Bigfoot, and everything to do with the thrills those with blood lust achieve when looking at images of animals eating other other animals, or that have died tortuous deaths, or the gleeful glow of hunters posing with their kill.
Anyway, on to Mothman. Not. This is certainly a very odd looking bird, and yes, it does really exist: Bigfoot Evidence: Creepy, Strange Bird found in Venezuela: Mothman? However, to consider that this bird is the explanation for Mothman is stupid. Of course, I suspect we all know that and as the saying goes, often attributed to P.T. Barnum, there is no such thing as bad publicity. As long as you follow the link, there you go.
Here’s more on this bird from the excellent Shuker Nature blog. Interesting background on this bird and related types, including a link to the bird’s call.
Blog author of The Orange Orb, Trickster's Realm on Binnall of America website, coming up: column in UFO Magazine, e-book on Bigfoot and UFOs. You can also read some of my thoughts on American Chronicle. I've a life long experience with the weird. Growing up in L.A. only had a little bit to do with that.