On this day: September 12

Published On: Sep 12 2012 12:34:26 AM EDT   Updated On: Sep 12 2013 02:00:00 AM EDT

John F. Kennedy marries Jackie, "Lassie," "The Monkees," "Bonanza" and "Taxi" all premiere on TV, and The Man in Black dies, all on this day.

OTD September 12 - Flatwoods Monster
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Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library

1952: Strange occurrences, including lights seen in the sky and a monster or alien sighting, take place in Flatwoods, W.Va. Descriptions of the "Flatwoods Monster" vary, although most agree that it was at least 10 feet tall and that it had a red face that appeared to glow from within, and a green body. Witnesses also describe the creature's head as having bulging, non-human eyes and as either being shaped like a heart, or as having a large heart shaped cowling behind it. Various experts have suggested the lights were actually a meteor and the creature an owl perched on a tree limb with foliage underneath it creating the illusion of the lower portions of the creature.


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