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Date: December 11, 2002 at 17:14:07
From: R. Dale Flick, [nr12-216-196-179-50.fuse.net]
Subject: Re: Ghosts/'Moth Man Prophecies.'


Greetings:
Your 'postings' intrigued me. Jane Greene and I have discussed the ghost issue a number of times. No, I've never seen the fabled ghost of Mary B. Greene on the DQ. I highly respect the opinions of those who have. The famed 'Moth Man' (and the 'prophecies') is another fascinating subject. There are numerous books and a relatively recent movie on it centering around the 'Silver Bridge' collapse over the Ohio River in the mid 1960s. 'Moth man' goes way, way back to pioneer times on the upper Ohio. He's been linked not only to the 'Silver Bridge' but to the tragic cooling tower collapse in West VA some years later, boat sinkings etc. He doesn't cause it himself but is more of a malevolent prophecy of warning. Do I know people who've seen 'Moth man?' Yes. This was discussed several years ago at a September S&D meeting. There are S&D members from that area who shared their sightings and those of respected friends and relatives. One couple (no names, please) spotted him on the top of a church steeple in/around Marietta. OH. Others reported seeing him roosting up in trees or standing in their yards or nearby woods. 'Moth man' is also linked to stores and artistic renderings in the Dark Ages and ancient times. The movie took liberties in dragging out the collapse of bridge. It all happened with a sudden BANG! sound like an explosion and total, instant collapse in the river carrying down cars and trucks. Later was proven that the 'I' bar steel bridge links had weakend and couldn't handle modern truck/car traffic. Other 'I' bar bridges were condemned and torn down. But still! I was driving home from my Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune for Christmas when it happened. I reached the bridge approach and was stopped by Army troopers and police to use an alternative route via Ashland, KY that night. Ambulances and rescue vehicles were still screaming up and down the highway. The disaster up ahead was something to see. I 'could' have been on that bridge if I'd been two hours earlier. Food for thought.
Regards,
R. Dale Flick (AKA 'Gabby')


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