New Book Reviews
By Brent Raynes
The Mothman Speaks:
Candid Conversations Concerning Cosmic Conundrums-Cryptic Creatures, Chimeras, Contactees, and the Cleverly Coded Coincidences and Correspondences of the Collective Unconscious
By Andrew B. Colvin
The Seattle Conceptual Art Museum
2010, $15.97 Paperback; $9.99 Kindle
eBook ISBN: 978-1-61916-021-7
Reviewed by: Brent Raynes
If you’re intrigued by the West Virginia Mothman mystery and was captivated by John Keel’s The Mothman Prophecies book or movie, then Andrew Colvin’s The Mothman Speaks is a book that you most definitely must read! Growing up in West Virginia during the Mothman ruckus of the 1960s, Andy and his family had a variety of Mothman, UFO, and paranormal-type encounters, as did their neighbors and friends. John Keel had remarked that he could have written six volumes on the Mothman phenomenon, but pointed out that there wasn’t really a market for it. Fortunately for us, Mr. Colvin has resumed where Keel left off. This is actually his first book, though he has already written several others.
I must warn you, however. This book will absolutely catapult you into a virtual multiverse of electrifying high-strangeness. Stories of enigmatic encounters with MIBs, bigfoots, aliens, Mothman, ghosts, elemental-types, and the dark and sinister underpinnings of conspiratorial events and personalities, ranging from Charles Manson, Indrid Cold, Fred Lee Crisman, and a host of other people and organizations. Is there a connection between Mothman, UFOs, and Indian Mounds? Did the notorious TNT plant serve as a facility for making parts for an atomic bomb? Did Mothman foretell the tragic 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers?
Indrid Cold, Woody Derenberger, and Tad Jones were all former Carbide workers in West Virginia. Was that company trying to develop flying saucers? Was Indrid Cold a UFO pilot? Did Keel encounter elemental spirit forms and EVP phenomena in his investigations? Why did Andy and other investigators do a “ghost box” session at a supposedly haunted ammunition storage igloo inside of the old TNT area? What messages did they seemingly get? Can ghosts talk to people on the phone? Can they stall car engines?
There is no end to the wide spectrum of anomalous coverage that the author of The Mothman Speaks provides his readers. Mr. Colvin truly leaves no stone unturned. You will find in this book fascinating transcripts from radio interviews, letters written by experiencers, excerpts from lectures by John Keel himself, and much, much more.