More Eyewitness Accounts
Here at s8int.com, we've always liked this Viet Nam story. We don't know why. We do know we have a bias against UFO stories because we don't believe in extra-terrestrials. We also have a theory that some of these sightings could be explained by the continued existence of nocturnal creatures such as pterosaurs and or large bats.
We first came across this story several years ago, we thought at first; the use of controlled or illegal substances is a likely explanation--or secondly; battle fatigue. Of course, it could be that he did see something extraordinary on that night.
Not to long ago, we came across this ancient book (see table on the left) and a description of a creature which perhaps could have been mistaken for a "mothwoman". Reckless speculation? Yes. Certain repeating elements are there: animal faced, humanoid, winged, nocturnal....
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Investigator Don Worley of Indiana conducted this interview back in 1971 with a 21-year-old military man who described to him a very strange experience he had near Da Nang, Vietnam, in 1969.
Worley had known this young man all of his life and noted “he has no unusual interest or knowledge of the paranormal and had never heard of such a thing as this before in his life.” Adding: “He is a reliable observer.
He swears this event is well beyond the capacity of his imagination.” The event happened before the monsoons in either July or August of 1969, approximately 1 or 1:30 a.m. Following are excerpts from Worley’s interview of this soldier:
Witness: There were three of us. And all of a sudden, I don’t know why we all three looked out there in the sky and we saw this figure coming toward us. It had a kind of glow and we couldn’t make out for sure what it was at first. It started coming toward us real slowly.
And all of a sudden we saw what looked like wings, like a bat only it was gigantic compared to what a regular bat would be. After it got close enough so we could see what it was it looked like a woman. A naked woman. The color; she was black.
Worley: Her skin was black?
Witness: Right, her body was black, her skin was black, the wings were black, everything was black. But it glowed. It glowed in the night-kind of a greenish cast to it.
Worley: You mean she glowed or there was a glow around her?
It is difficult to accurately summarize the breadth of activities explored and mastered by the 17th century Jesuit scholar Athanasius Kircher. Inventor, composer, geographer, geologist, Egyptologist, historian, adventurer, philosopher, proprietor of one of the first public museums, physicist, mathematician, naturalist, astronomer, archaeologist, author of more than 40 published works:
Kircher was one of the preeminent European intellectuals of the Seventeenth century. A contemporary of Newton, Boyle, Leibniz and Descartes, Kircher's rightful place in the history of science has been shrouded by his attempt to forge a unified world view out of traditional Biblical historicism and the emerging secular scientific theory of knowledge.
When, on Nov 27, 1680, Kircher died, he left behind numerous manuscripts, notebooks, and a voluminous backlog of correspondence, much of which was published piecemeal over the following decades. Over the years, Kircher's name was consigned to the ignominious status of a footnote in the history of science. As interest in the reconciliation of scientific and spiritual models of the universe has revived in recent years, however, Kircher's name has regained currency and his contributions have begun to be reassessed.
Today it seems inevitable that Athanasius Kircher will in time be recognized as one of the greatest and most open-minded scientific imaginations of his own or any other age…..Museum of Jurassic Technology
The following, Translated from the Original Latin, is from the book; Athanasius Kircher, China illustrated with sacred and profane monuments, as well as various spectacles of nature and art, and arguments concerning other noteworthy subjects, Amsterdam, apud Jacobum à Meurs, 1667
The Bat, Which for its Body size is Called the Flying Cat.
In the realm of Mogar, there is a Province called Casmir, which has the mildness of climate as close as can be to that of Europe, in which you will admire the variety of animals and plants and fruit, more than in others, very much like India which does not excel it by much.
It was said that in this very place, among the thickest trees of the mountains, “flying cats” were seen and captured, which firstly appeared to me as a fairy tale, and then after having examined the thing much closer and in all circumstances, I finally discovered that those flying cats were nothing more than large bats, which size is - if not bigger - the same as the hen and goose, as they look very much like cats, with hair all over their body and their head similar too, people named them flying cats, meaning they are approximately provided with feathered wings; they must not be heard as things which are against the dictates of nature, which in fact cannot become airborne; never it has been seen an animal or perfect quadruped provided with a pair of wings; this comes from animal history, except that by chance some who go back to the fabulous ancient times could imagine sphinxes, gryphon and similar chimerical monsters as true in reality; what they imagine to be is gratifyingly right before me.
The bats have wings this way; non-feathered but cartilaginous, with which and similarly to our common birds they float in the air; the cartilaginous membranes of their wings are actually separated by many osseous fibers along the wing extension, which very closely represents feathered wings:
covered by these membranes as a sort of bag during the day within hollow trunks and on the tree branches as in the cave furnaces, they hung up themselves with the claw; you would say that not animals are dangling, but bags protected in this way against insects-tiny animals which are their enemies.
I understand that the natives of the desert of India do hunt these night cats as a food delight, and in China and nearby islands as well; in Brazil as well, monsters of this kind have been discovered, which attack herds of sheep and cows during the night, sucking blood and milk for their survival; the very eminent explorer of regions, Mr. Francesco Emanuele Lusitano, here in Rome with me, has this narrated and illustrated here the very figure of the flying cat.
Witness: There was a glow on her and around her.
Everything glowed. Looked like she glowed and threw off a radiance. And we saw her arms toward the wings. They looked like a regular molded arm with the hand and fingers and everything, but they had skin from the wings going over.
And when she flapped her wings it didn’t make any noise there at first. It looked like her arms didn’t have any bones in them or anything because they were limber just like a bat.
She started going over us and we still didn’t hear anything. She was right straight up and when she got over top of our heads she was maybe 6 or 7 feet up.
Worley: What did you guys do--just stand there?
Witness: We couldn’t do anything--we didn’t know what to do. We just froze. We just watched what was going over cause we couldn’t believe our eyes.
Worley: Nobody went into panic, dove for the bunker?
Witness: No, we just looked because
Worley: Nobody fired at her?
Witness: No, it’s amazing what you would do under certain circumstances. And we just looked at it. We couldn’t believe it because we had never seen anything like this before in our lives.
So we watched her go over. We looked right straight up over the top of us and she still didn’t make any noise flapping her wings and here she was right over the top of us and we still didn’t hear nothing.
She blotted out the moon once--that’s how close she was to us. And in the dark she looked like pitch black then but we could still define her shape then because she just glowed.
Real bright like. And she started going past us straight toward our encampment. And we watched her and all of a sudden she got maybe about well it would be about 10 feet or so away from us and we started hearing her wings flap.
And it just sounded you know like regular wings flapping. That’s exactly what it sounded like. And she just started flying off and we watched her for quite awhile.
The total time when we first saw her and could almost define her till we lost sight of her and be able to define her was in between 3 or 4 minutes.
Worley: How fast was she going when she came over you?
Witness: It seemed like she was just --I don’t know she was flapping her wings. She was almost--she was real slow. She blotted out the moon for I don’t know, maybe 10 seconds.
Worley: In other words, her speed was very slow.
Worley: How would it compare with a walking man, a running man, or what?
Witness: It would have to be a walking man. Cause she was just almost floating over top of us.
Worley: How did she move her wings? Like an ordinary bird?
Witness: No, they rippled. You know, when they flap them how they ripple. That’s exactly how it was. That’s the reason I didn’t think she had any bones in her arms.
Worley: Let me see if I can understand her arms. She had them outstretched like this and they were like rubber?
Worley: Well where did the wings come at.
Witness: They came right to her shoulders.
Worley: Well, yeah, but you got an arm there.
Witness: Well I guess her arms were different because the way they were moving they would have to be.
Worley: Well, where was the rest of the wing.
Witness: Well it was fastened down here by her thigh or mid-thigh, or little closer to her knee. Then they come up to her arm and straight over to her shoulder. She had them straight out like this with the bottom part hanging down and she was just flapping ‘em like that.
Worley: Well what makes you think this was a woman?
Witness: Well it looked like a woman. You could see her, she was naked.
Worley: What parts did you see of her?
Witness: Her whole--well if you were standing towards a person it would be the same thing as looking at the front of her.
Worley: Well which position was she flying in?
Witness: She was flying just like she was supposed to flythe bottom part down, which meant that we saw her face, her chest, and her legs.
Worley: You mean you seen things here.
Witness: Right! She was a very well developed woman. She was true.
Worley: See anything else anywhere else?
Witness: Well she was just like an ordinary body.
Worley: What about the legs part?
Witness: It looked just like an ordinary woman. But she had wings. She glowed. She had down all over her body.
Witness: Right, you know like fur. Or whatever it was. I guess it had to be fur cause it didn’t look like feathers.
Worley: But then still she looked dark?
Witness: Right. Looked like she was of the negroid race. Cause her skin tone was black.
Worley: Who did you tell this to the next day?
Witness: Everybody. Nobody would believe us.
Worley: Did you report this officially to any officers?
Witness: Of course we did, to our lieutenant and junior executives, and they kind of just looked at us and then walked off. Like we had been on dope or something. That night after it happened we called the next post down the perimeter and asked them if they had seen anything in the sky and when they said no, what are you guys talking about, we shut up and didn’t say anymore.
Worley: What color was her hair? Witness: It was black, but it was straight, it was straight like the Caucasian race and not kinky like the Negroid. But it was jet black.
Worley: But I thought you said there was green here somewhere?
Witness: Well that’s the radiance she was giving off. A real light green like a green white. Whitish green.
Worley: Did she especially seem to want to come to you guys?
Witness: No, she was looking down at us when she was flying over you know, but then she put her head back like she was looking to where she was going like she had someplace she was going.
Worley: She looked down at you as she went over?
Witness: Right. She didn’t veer her course at all. She came right over the top of us.
Worley: When she came at you how was her head?
Witness: When she was coming at us she was looking straight ahead. When she went over she glanced down, then looked back up and went straight on.
Worley: You seen her move her head?
Witness: Right, she didn’t look like somebody was flying a kite over us or anything. She looked like a person with wings!
Worley: Did she move her feet?
Witness: No, everything was still except her head and of course her arms. The skin of her wings looked like it was molded onto her hands. Looked like the way she was born or something I guess.
Worley: Was she a skinny, big or little woman?
Witness: She looked medium sized to me. If standing up I’d believe she’d be about 5 foot something.
Worley: Did you see her eyes?
Witness: I don’t remember if I did or not. I saw a face. I saw a regular face but I don’t remember anything about the eyes. I know it was a woman because of these breasts.
Worley: Didn’t have any clothes on?
Witness: No, none whatsoever.
Source:Alternate Perceptions Magazine