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The Flatwoods Monster


Added Wed, 16/01/2019
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Project Blue Book (season 1, episode 2)

Project Blue Book

TV Show|2019
A chronicle of the true top secret U.S. Air Force-sponsored investigations into UFO-related phenomena in the 1950s and ’60s, known as “Project Blue Book.”

The Blue Book Project (Season 1)

TV Show Season|2019

The second episode of the first season of the series "Project Blue Book" is called "Flatwood Monster" (orig. "The Flatwoods Monster"). In it, Dr. Heineck and Captain Quinn investigate the case of a woman and her two children in West Virginia, who witnessed the crash of a flying saucer near their farm and the appearance of an alien creature in the vicinity of the city.

This episode is based on a real case that occurred in the city of Flatwoods (West Virginia, USA) on September 12, 1952.

Fact #1508925696

Fact | 1952
The Alien

"Flatwoods monster," also known as the "Braxton County monster" and "the phantom of Flatwoods," the unknown creature, perhaps cryptid or alien that was reportedly spotted in the town of Flatwoods i

However, the story shown, as in the first episode, differs from what actually happened.

  1. The first thing that catches your eye is the strong discrepancies in the appearance of the monster itself. Real witnesses described him as "a creature about three meters tall with a bright red face in bright green clothes, with a head like an inverted card symbol of the ace of spades; his clothes hung down to the bottom and were in large folds." In the series, his body looks like a dried-up snag, which then turns out to be. For the most part, the similarity of these images lies only in the shape of the face and the glowing eyes of the monster, which both in reality and in the series were explained by the play of light on the owl's muzzle.
  2. The impact of the place of the alleged meteorite fall on the health of witnesses has been greatly exaggerated. In the episode, the children's faces were burned by radiation and their eyes hurt, while in real reports it was said only about the strong smell of metal, which burned their eyes and nose, which caused the witnesses to have a tickle and a slight swelling of the throat mucosa.
  3. The number of witnesses in the series has been significantly reduced. In reality, there were many of them: those who saw the fall of the object, and the children, joined by Kathleen May and her two sons, made up separate groups. The observations of the monster themselves lasted for several days by different people: someone saw footprints in the forest, someone saw a glow, and so on. Many residents of the city, including reporters and government officials, visited the scene on the first evening.

The series begins with two children with their mother seeing an object fall into the nearest forest. At the crash site, they meet a strange three-meter creature with glowing eyes.

In his house, Heinek examines a painted sign that he saw in an abandoned amusement park, and finds out that the numbers he saw there are the coordinates of a place in Antarctica. Then Captain Quinn comes to pick him up and takes him to Flatwood. There they meet a woman who has seen a monster and her children, who have badly burned eyes. After examining the scene, Heinek finds a three-meter tree with a broken top and photographs it. Climbing on it, the scientist notices a strange man in a hat standing on a hill. After examining the fire site with a Geiger counter, he finds a very large meteorite, which is later taken away by scientists.

Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn are talking to another female witness who is being treated in a psychiatric hospital. She's talking about a monster and a man in a hat.

Already about to leave home, they see that their main witness, not finding support from local residents, gave an interview to reporters of a local newspaper and showed them a drawing of a monster that her son had made. Because of this, the residents of the city declare her a liar and gather at the door of her house, demanding explanations. Dr. Hynek and Captain Quinn arrive at the woman's house and rescue her from a mob attack. In the same place, Heinek understands how this case can be explained. He lures an owl to a broken tree and photographs it. Seeing the obvious similarity of an owl sitting on a tree with the monster depicted in the boy's drawing, the residents of the city calm down.

Heinek decides to visit a witness from a psychiatric clinic. She passes him a photo from a Man in a hat. After Heineck leaves, the Man in the hat throws the woman out of the window.

Heinek's wife is dating her blonde friend again. While they are driving to some strange bar, in Heinek's office, the blonde's accomplice sets bugs and makes a cast of the key.

Heinek and Captain Quinn are invited to Washington to meet those who initiated the "Project Blue Book". Heinek signs the papers on joining the Project and returns home.

Phenomena in artwork: UFO

Here the UFO is just a falling meteorite, burning up in the Earth's atmosphere.

Translated by «Yandex.Translator»

Phenomena in artwork: The Alien

The stranger saw the people who witnessed the fall of the UFO (meteorite) and went to the scene. There, among the burning forest, they saw a tall (about 3 m) humanoid creature with enormous glowing eyes. The hands of the creature were scattered to the sides and ended in long clawed fingers.

In the series of witnesses due to the fact that they saw the owl, sitting on top of the charred tree trunk. The warm glow of the fire, the smoke and heated air created the illusion of a moving living creature.

Translated by «Yandex.Translator»

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