The fascinating stories of flying humanoids from around the world
A strange creature with gigantic, blood-red embers for eyes crept out of the dark in West Virginia. Dozens of witnesses reported seeing the winged beast—later identified as the Mothman—take flight, chasing cars at speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour.
Cryptozoologist Ken Gerhard has traveled the world collecting evidence on the Mothman, the Owlman, the Van Meter Creature, the Valkyrie of Voltana, the Houston Batman, and other strange “bird people” that have been sighted throughout history. Packed with famous historical cases and dozens of chilling first-person accounts, this is the first book to focus exclusively on flying humanoids—a wide array of airborne entities that seem to feed off our deepest fears.
Of the handful of flying humanoid narratives that have trickled in over the past decade, one of the creepiest has to do with a winged creature that was seen by a credible eyewitness as recently as 2007, according to an online article that was posted by researcher Brent Raynes. A native of Tennessee who has been investigating UFO reports since 1967, Raynes heads up a magazine and website called...
For centuries, mythologies all over the world have portrayed flying humanoid creatures, greatly feared because their appearance seems to spell out death and destruction for those who are unfortunate enough to cross their path. Surprisingly though, encounters with these unnatural entities continue into modern times. Here is a top ten list from Ken Gerhard, author of Encounters with Flying Humanoids, of the winged creatures that have most captured the public's imagination in recent years.
Demons, fairies, and saints—together? These are not three categories we think of together. In past eras, however, perceptions of the supernatural world were much more fluid. Magicians of the Renaissance would not be averse to calling upon whatever beings were available that could teach them secrets, acquire treasure, or gain the love of... read this article