Episode 70: The Mothman Phenomenon Part Four – Harbinger of Doom

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On 26 April 1986 at the No. 4 reactor the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukranian SSR in the Soviet Union, one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven, the maximum severity, on the International Nuclear Event Scale took place when, while running a test, the operators accidentally dropped power output to near-zero, due partially to xenon poisoning. After the scheduled shut down,  a rupturing of the fuel channels led to a complete meltdown of the reactor’s core and the great nuclear disaster to have ever happened. Later, it came to light that the people involved in the accident experienced a series of strange events revolving around sightings of a mysterious creature described as a large, dark, and mutated man with gigantic wings and piercing red eyes. People affected by this phenomena experienced horrific nightmares, threatening phone calls and first hand encounters with the winged beast which became known as the Black Bird of Chernobyl. Could this be our Mothman from Point Pleasant? If so, one thing is clear. 

MOTHMAN DEFINITELY GOT BETTER AT THE WHOLE HARBINGER OF DOOM THING!

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Explosions

Radiation Sickness

Nightmares

Stalking

Animal Attacks

High-Stress Situations

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Mothmen 1966

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Chernobyl: History of a Tragedy

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Mothman Archive

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Woodrow Derenberger Interview

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Visitors from Lanulos

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The Mothman Prophecies: A True Story

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Strange Creatures From Time and Space

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The Silver Bridge

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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

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Mothman: The Facts Behind The Legend

Jeff Wamsley

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Small Town Monsters: The Mothman Trilogy

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