Friday, September 3, 2010

Winged Things: The Sexual Angle

The CFZ's North Carolina rep, and good friend, Micah Hanks has a good new post at his Gralien Report site that delves into the strange realm of winged monsters and the sexual component of many encounters with such beasts.

Micah begins thus: "Reports of winged beings have long been included in the more obscure reports of cryptozoological and ufological weirdness from around the world. Arguably, the most famous of all such incidents was detailed throughout John Keel’s investigations of the “Mothman,” which occurred in West Virginia in the late 1960s. Since that time, Mothman has become the predominant image in most people’s minds when it comes to envisioning a winged monstrosity of the cryptozoological variety. There are, however, other instances involving claims where such creatures have been witnessed, and though details about their existence are far more obscure, they bear a variety of similarities to folkloric traditions from various cultures around the world. Strangely, among these similarities are parallels having to do with the alleged creature’s interaction with their habitat and surroundings, as well as a prevalence of sexual aspects to their dealings with humans."

And here's the rest of Micah's post. Be sure to keep checking Micah's The Gralien Report as it's a first-class outlet on all-things-Fortean!

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