Nearly 70 Years After A Bizarre Incident In West Virginia, People Are Still Asking Questions

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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?

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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.”

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