The Mothman Prophecies, Movie and Review.
Washington Post‘s Reporter ,after finalising a house,meets with an accident along with his wife.
The seriously injured wife dies in the Hospital.
At the Hospital, he comes across a note-book with strange doodles by his wife.
He decides to take some days off and drives away.
After a couple of hours his car is stuck and he knocks on the doors of a house.
When he comes to know where he has landed, he is bewildered for he could not have travelled that distance between the time he left and his arrival at the city.
The house owner comes with his gun ready to shoot the reporter saying that he had been knocking at the door for the past couple of Days.
The local police woman saves him.
Later he comes to know from the woman that the city has been witnessing strange things and behaviour from its residents.
She also tells him she has been having a vivid dream that she was dying by drowning , some how she remains alive and numbers are whispered in her ears.
In the meanwhile the man whom he met tells the reporter that he has been hearing voices of a disaster from his wash basin sink.
He also suffers from the same ailment which the reporter’s wife was diagnosed with before her death.
The man dies mysteriously.
The reporter hears voices on the telephone.
How these things end is the story.
The Story is reported to be based on facts.
On Nov. 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes “glowed red” when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a “flying man with ten foot wings” following their car while they were driving in an area of town known as ‘the TNT area‘, the site of a former World War II munitions plant.
During the next few days, other people reported similar sightings. Two volunteer firemen who sighted it said it was a “large bird with red eyes”. Mason County Sheriff George Johnson commented that he believed the sightings were due to an unusually large heron he termed a “shitepoke”. Contractor Newell Partridge told Johnson that when he aimed a flashlight at a creature in a nearby field its eyes glowed “like bicycle reflectors”, and blamed buzzing noises from his television set and the disappearance of his German Shepherd dog on the creature. Wildlife biologist Dr. Robert L. Smith at West Virginia University told reporters that descriptions and sightings all fit the Sandhill Crane, a large American crane almost as high as a man with a seven foot wingspan featuring circles of reddish coloring around the eyes, and that the bird may have wandered out of its migration route.
There were no Mothman reports in the immediate aftermath of the December 15, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people, giving rise to legends that the Mothman sightings and the bridge collapse were connected”
In reality, 46 people died in the collapse of the Silver Bridge, not 36. Also, the film’s claim at the end credits of the collapse of the Silver Bridge never being explained is incorrect; the incident was found to be caused by the failure of an eye-bar in a suspension chain.
The film is devoid of melodrama and is quite engaging.