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Crypt014F Mothman by hawanja Crypt014F Mothman by hawanja
This is for Dragonsmana's Cryptid files project, located here:

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These creatures seem to be benevolent despite their demonic appearance - they tend to show up around areas of pending disaster, as if trying to warn people of imminent danger. That being said, their method of communication seems to be scaring the bejesus out of people so they'll run away. However there are no cases of a creature actually physically harming anyone.

I imagine them as extra-dimensional entities, who's physical appearance in our dimension is flavored by the fears of the observer. Although no one seems to have gotten a clear look at them, the few features they all share (very tall, wings, large, glowing eyes) seems to be drawn on our own subconscious imagery of what "danger" would look like. This makes me wonder if this is intentional? Perhaps these beings are unable to communicate with us directly, so the next best thing is to assume an evil demonic shape and scare everyone away before the reactor goes critical?

Mothman has been seen Chernobyl, at the World Trade center, and most famously at the Sliver Bridge on Dec.15 1967 as depicted in the Movie "The Mothman Chronicles."

However much I would like to think such a creature is benevolent, that would not stop me from running if I were to encounter one.

Edit: For those who haven't seen my latest journal, this piece is going to be featured in an Animal Planet show called "Freak Encounters" about Mothman. The show is set to air on 11/9/10. Check out the preview here (my piece appears at 1:54 and 2:09)

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rainchickk Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2014
well done!!!
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Mytheerial Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2013
WOW!!!
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PeachyPie101 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Student General Artist
That's a very interesting rendition, I like it :)
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StripesTheHedghog Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2012
what the hell is that thing
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ChaseMute Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's a Mothman. It's based off of an urban legend in Point Pleasant, WV that caused a bridge to collapse.
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StripesTheHedghog Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013
well iknow the legened and the pics but thats a breath taker
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commanderhavoc Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
If I ever encountered that cryptid here in Sweden, I'd turn my electric wheelchair around as quickly as I can and push the electric engine to the max.
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Batawp Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
what a lovely mothman! i've just submitted mine
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creatureboy02 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wasn't this picture in Freak Encounters?
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hawanja Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2011
Yeah it was.
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