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THE FLATWOODS MONSTER
The Flatwoods Monster

See "Chapter 1: Flatwoods," in Mothman and Other Curious Encounters (NY: Paraview, 2002),
for more information about the 1952 Monster sightings.

Flatwoods Monster Festival  
September 12-14, 2002


Stanton T. Friedman, ufologist, will be the honorary guest lecturer at this year's Flatwoods Monster 50th Anniversary Event.  Mr. Friedman will accompany artist Frank Feschino Jr. for the three day festival in Flatwoods W.V.   Mr. Friedman will lecture about the government cover-up of UFO crashes, stemming from the 1947 Roswell NM. incident to the Flatwoods Monster Incident of 1952.

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Flatwoods Monster Incident which occurred on September 12, 1952. The town of Flatwoods and Mayor Clise have scheduled a three day special event festival to commemorate the arrival of the mysterious visitor that landed in their town.  The festival will take place within the town limits and rotate around the Flatwoods Monster Museum.                        

To celebrate this historical UFO Incident , Mayor Clise has invited some very special guests who will be in attendance to meet the public.  Scheduled to appear will be primary witness, Mrs. Kathleen May who sighted the monster from a distance of a mere few feet. Her son Fred May who saw both the monster and it's craft in flight will also be present. Joining these two key witnesses will be author/illustrator Frank Feschino Jr. who worked closely for many years with these  eyewitnesses while writing his planned forthcoming book.              

Feschino will exhibit some of his ten years worth of research material he used in his investigation, at the Flatwoods Monster Museum. He will also have an exhibit of some of his original art illustrations depicting scenes from this Incident. Feschino will display a life size to scale, 12 foot tall
canvas painting of the Flatwoods Monster. These high-quality paintings will make their debut exhibit appearances to the public for this special three day festival.                                 

Mayor Clise  and the town of Flatwoods will be holding several special Monsterous events for the whole family to enjoy during this 50th anniversary festival on September 12-13-14. No where else will the public actually  meet the people involved with this infamous story and see the research and illustrations for the up-coming book- except in FLATWOODS HOME  OF  THE GREEN  MONSTER.  Updates will be posted  for  times  and days of special events. 

VISIT BEAUTIFUL  FLATWOODS - A SMALL TOWN WITH A BIG SECRET.  

                   The Flatwoods Monster


THREE DAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS

THURSDAY SEPT. 12, 2002

*   Flatwoods Monster Museum  opens at 1:00pm  until  9:00pm.   Free Admission.

*   Meet and greet Mr. Feschino and Mr. Friedman at the Museum from 2:00pm until closing. Open discussion.

*  Author / Illustrator  Frank Feschino Jr. will have a Special Signed Limited- Edition Poster Print of the Flatwoods Monster available.

*  Scientist / Author,  Stanton T. Friedman will have his books, and recent UFO  CD Rom available at Discount Rates.

* AUTOGRAPHS  upon request.

*  At 7:30pm a Special Gathering will take place on the Flatwoods School playground.  This will commemorate the time the Flatwoods Monster Ship passed over Flatwoods and landed.  Come join us.

  FRIDAY SEPT. 13th  2002

*Museum opens at 10:00am. Free Admission. 

*Special Eyewitness guests Kathleen May and Fred May will meet and greet the public at the Museum throught the day, beginning at 11:00 am.

*Feschino and Friedman will be present at the Museum throughout the day to speak with the inquiring public.

* Stanton T. Friedman  UFO LECTURE.
   2:00 pm.

* Friedman and Feschino will have a question and answer session following the lecture.

* Flatwoods Monster Remembrance  and FLATWOODS TOWN 100 th ANNIVERSARY INCORPORATION PARTY,   FRIDAY NIGHT. Festivities will be located at the center of town.

SATURDAY Sept. 14,  2002

* Museum opens at 10:00 am. Free Admission

* Flatwoods Fall Festival Parade begins at 11:00 am.  Parade will include Monster floats, and Flatwoods Centennial floats.

*  A West Virginia Festival is not complete until you've had a good home-cooked meal.  Dinner bell will ring at 11:30 am at the Community Center  near museum

* Copen Cabana D.J.   DANCE
    5:00 pm  until  9:00 pm  Flatwoods.
    Details;   www.knowareland.com

* Honorary Guests Kathleen May and Fred May, will appear at the museum, after the parade. 

* Stanton T. Friedman lecture at the museum at 2:00 pm.  Open discussion and Photo Session to follow lecture.

**  THERE WILL BE CHILDRENS ACTIVITIES, FOOD AND LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, ALL
THREE DAYS.**

DIRECTIONS TO FLATWOODS WV. :
Flatwoods is the geographical center of West Virginia.  Located half-way between the Morgantown  and Charleston corridors. Flatwoods is located along major Interstate-79 at exit 67- Flatwoods exit and two minutes to the town limits and festival.  Several nearby  accomodations include; Hotels, bed and breakfast and camping .

Look for the town sign WELCOME TO FLATWOODS - HOME OF THE GREEN MONSTER!

AREA MAJOR AIRPORTS:                   
Yeager Airport-  Located in the capitol city of Charleston. 67 miles south of Flatwoods. Benedun Airport- Located in Clarksburg. 60 miles north of Flatwoods.

[The above information is from Frank Feschino, Jr. Mr. Feschino's excellent website on the Flatwoods Monster can be found at www.flatwoodsmonster.com Mr. Feschino is a talented artist who has pursued the Flatwoods Monster story for the last ten years with great passion, interviewing several of the key eyewitnesses.]

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