Deep in Braxton County, West Virginia, three boys are minding their own business on a September night in 1952. But their evening calm is disrupted by a flash of light, and before long, rumors of a monster stalking the streets of Flatwoods have started to circulate. But just what did come from the skies that evening?
Whatever they saw, it was certainly frightening enough to cause an extreme reaction. This was confirmed by John Gibson, who had at the time been a freshman at high school. He told the History Channel in 2018, “One of the boys peed his pants. Their dog (Rickie) ran with his tail between his legs.”