20 Things You Never Knew About The Alien Entity West Virginians Call The Flatwoods Monster

By Sarah Norman | May 30, 2023

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Welcome to West Virginia, cryptid lovers and UFO enthusiasts! Today we're traveling to the once-sleepy town of Flatwoods for a look into the lore of its resident otherworldly beast. Described as an alien creature with glowing eyes, metallic garb, and a penchant for lurking in the shadows, the Flatwoods Monster has inspired countless tales and investigations. So, buckle up as we journey into the mystifying realm of the unknown, where the lines between fact and folklore blur, and we explore the eerie legacy of the Flatwoods Monster together!

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Want to learn more about your favorite green monster? The T.V. Series Project Blue Book, running for two seasons, is based off the U.S. Air Force UFO Investigation of the same name. Episode 2 combines fact, fiction and folklore about the Flatwoods Monster into an entertaining and educational episode that any UFO enthusiast will enjoy. Additionally, The 2018 documentary The Flatwoods Monster: A Legacy of Fear, delves deep into the 1952 incidents and their aftermath. 

It's Just One Of Many West Virginia Cryptids

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West Virginia isn't just the home of the Flatwoods Monster! This wild and weird place is supposedly the stomping grounds of a surprising number of cryptids, including the infamous Mothman, photographed here. The Mothman, a large, humanoid bird creature with glowing red eyes, has been spotted since 1966 and is said to be a harbinger of doo, as its first appearances were connected with the Silver Bridge Collapse in 1967. Another well-known local cryptid is Sheepsquatch, a white, shaggy-furred monster first seen on Morgan's Ridge in 1939. Then there's the Grafton Monster, a huge, chunky behemoth spotted in the 60's that many thought to be an escaped lab experiment. Along with these cryptozoological icons, if you travel to West Virginia you might spot Ogua (a two-headed river monster), Batboy (a subterranean fanged child) or Veggie Man (A thin, alien creature with suction cup fingers).