Episode 71: The Mothman Phenomenon Part Five – Battle for Point Pleasant

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Beginning in mid-November of 1966, a series of rapid fire encounters with the Mothman lit West Virginia on fire with speculation and controversy. From Marcella Bennet’s parental nightmare to Connie Joe Carpenter’s full body trance, this week, we explore some of the strangest and most compelling encounters with everyone’s favorite mothy horror. 

DON’T WORRY! HE’S JUST MOTHIN’ AROUND! 

Campfire: Tales of the Strange and Unsettling is created for adult audiences only. The content and discussion in this show will necessarily engage with various accounts that include violence, anxiety, fear, and occasional body horror. Much of it will be emotionally and intellectually challenging to engage with. We will flag especially graphic or intense content so as to never put you in an uninformed or unprepared position. We will do our best to make this a space where we can engage bravely, empathetically, and thoughtfully with difficult content every week. 

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Mental Health

Car Accidents 

Nightmares

Stalking

Suicide

High-Stress Situations

Mob Violence

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Mothmen 1966

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Bigfoot

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Encounters with Flying Humanoids: Mothman, Manbirds, Gargoyles & Other Winged Beasts 

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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

John Keel

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Strange Creatures From Time and Space

John Keel

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The Silver Bridge

Gray Barker

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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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