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.
THREE DAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
THURSDAY SEPT. 12, 2002
* Flatwoods Monster Museum opens at 1:00pm until 9:00pm.
* 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.
* 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
* Copen Cabana D.J. DANCE
5:00 pm until 9:00 pm Flatwoods.
* Honorary Guests Kathleen May and Fred May, will appear at the museum, after the
* 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
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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