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, West Virginia. 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 described 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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