I was sitting out with my friend in their backyard last night, just hanging out in the dark when y’know human nature dictates that scary stories must be told in the buttfuck of night.
so they go about telling me about a time back when they lived in Georgia. They were seven years old. She was outside with her brother feeding the dogs at night, and she looked up into a tree and saw a black thing sitting in the branches. She described it as hunched over, with two huge red eyes. They called to their brother, who was out in the yard, to get back inside. He came back over, saw the thing in the tree, and they both went inside and locked the door.
I asked her about how big it was and if its body was covered in anything, and they said around man-sized and either covered in feathers or fur.
so being the dick I am I got really excited because that’s exactly how Mothman sightings are described, and Mothman has always been a particular interest of mine
so I’m like “dude you saw Mothman holy shit” and she gets really confused. They’d never heard of Mothman before- which alone interested me because most cryptid sightings are blown off because whoever’s claiming the case usually already believes in whatever they saw. EX: UFO hunters seeing weird lights in the sky
I pull up Google images on my phone and flip through a few and at this point I might have made her cry because they were spot-on to what she saw. And at this point her brother comes home, so she calls him over like “remember that thing we saw in the tree back in Georgia”. I pull up the images again to show him and he confirms, looking a little surprised because he hadn’t realized it was an actual thing.
Just like. Whoa. I’ve always been deeply into cryptozoology but I’ve never met anybody who’s claimed these kind of things before. It’s pretty damn interesting.