AN EXCLUSIVE FLATWOODS GREEN MONSTER MUSEUM EVENT
To Commemorate the 66-Year Anniversary of the Flatwoods Monster Incident a Special Event Will Be Held on Wednesday, September 12, 2018 beginning at 6 p.m with the showing of Flatwoods Green Monster documentary that includes rare interviews with those involved in the initial sighting followed at 7 p.m. with a live museum guests only interview followed by a Q&A session
Live from the Flatwoods Green Monster Museum in Flatwoods, WV
The Museum Visitors in Attendance that Evening will Hear and be able to participate a Live Interview
Via Phone between Flatwoods Monster Expert and Author Frank C. Feschino, Jr.
and Flatwoods Green Monster Museum Curator and Host John Clise.
Come to the Museum and See our New Historical Displays, listen to this Exclusive Interview and then Participate in this Private Event where you can Talk to Frank during a Special Q and A session after his Interview!
Time of Interview: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Feschino’s Documentary will be Screened Prior to his Interview from 6:00 pm-6:45 pm
Located at 338 Flatwoods Corner Road next to the Post Office in Flatwoods. Do Not Miss it!!!
Frank C. Feschino, Jr.: An Overview of His Nearly 30 Year “Flatwoods Monster” Investigation
Frank C. Feschino, Jr. is a graduate of the Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut, where he studied illustration, commercial art, and photography. He was trained by several world-famous artists including Kenneth Davies, Rudolph Zallinger, and John Massimino. He earned his four-year Fine Arts diploma in 1981. Feschino later moved to Florida where he studied film and video production at Phillips Jr. College in Daytona Beach. He was trained by Hollywood steady-cam operator Rich Davis. In 1994, Frank graduated with an Associates Degree in Film and Video Production with a minor in Business.
Feschino would come to be interested in UFOs in the early 1990s when he visited a relative’s farm in Braxton County, West Virginia. Crop circles had appeared overnight, and UFOs were frequently sighted over the region and for many years. He very carefully and meticulously documented these anomalies and then shared his research with British crop circle expert, electrical engineer Mr. Colin Andrews. Andrews would subsequently catalog Frank’s information in his world crop circle database. This was great material for a one-off project for film-school!
During that time, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. became aware of the famous “Flatwoods Monster” UFO crash incident of Braxton County which had occurred on September 12, 1952. Entirely captivated, the “one-off” school project would become Feschino’s life’s work! This case involved a downed UFO and its alien occupant, a 12-foot-tall armor-clad being, we come to find, who encountered a group of unsuspecting local Flatwoods townspeople. This terrifying “close encounter of the third kind” quickly made headlines across the globe, was talked about, effusively, on the radio, and was featured one week later on a nationally broadcasted live TV program, “We The People.” Mysteriously, this long-running popular TV talk show was suddenly canceled after the episode following the “Flatwoods Monster” airing!
The far-reaching news about the “monster” from West Virginia was actually one of the world’s top news stories of the year. Yet, though the popularity and fame of the “Flatwoods Monster” had risen quickly in the public eye, there was a dark downside to the story as well! Intelligence Agencies had covertly stepped into the picture, kept a watchful eye over the unfolding situation, and quickly worked to diffuse it. Such seems, abundantly, so. Why? There were reasons good and bad. Verily! Inconsistencies in reporting the incident abounded and became horrendous early on, abiding even today! The witnesses were constantly misquoted, the incident was heavily bowdlerized and contrived to seem doubtful, and the forthright witnesses were, and have been, laughed at for decades!
The government’s official explanation reported that the incident was caused by a passing “meteor” and the witnesses probably misinterpreted the “so-called monster” as a “barn owl” perched high on a tall tree branch at dusk! Not true on any level! This “monster” incident, as well as many other UFO cases during the 1952 “Summer of the Saucers” had the American public worried because UFO sightings were at a historical high over the country that entire year! Here, the cover-up of this alien encounter was determined as necessary by the government and actions to squash it were quickly and covertly implemented. Mass hysteria was indeed avoided! We must ask, “but at what cost,” ultimately.
Subsequently, the “Flatwoods Monster” case was on the way to becoming a mere West Virginia myth of sketch-less folklore. The majority of the public didn’t believe the tale and the famous “monster” case was to be shelved as a curious legend! But wait, the real story behind this mysterious alien visitor and the circumstances surrounding the enigmatic and bizarre incident was never fully known to the public! That was all about to change!
You see, in 1952, there were a few people of consciousness who believed that this terrifying story actually did happen. Luckily, they left some historical documentation about this case in their books, published periodicals and private newsletters. Enter illustrator, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. Forty years later. Intrigued and perplexed by the story, Frank picked up this cold case where it had left off back in 1952, was immediately engaged, ran hard with it, never looking back. Feschino would truly become the first primary investigator involved in the case since it was originally investigated in 1952! He would bring the “Flatwoods Monster” case to a whole new level.
See, while still attending film school, Frank began an intense and extensive investigation into the case. It would become his primary focus and occupation. Now armed with video equipment and schooled communication skills, he taped interviews with many of the first-hand eyewitness. He photographed the many locations involved in the story, untouched by time. During his arduous, sometimes even hazardous, investigation, Feschino traveled extensively, accumulating a mass of information including the works of past researchers, unseen and forgotten government documents, book and magazine publications, and newspaper articles from around the world! Unsettlingly, he discovered the Flatwoods case’s evidentiary trail was covered-up deeply by the government and that there remained scattered clues and widespread pieces to this cold-case puzzle, telling the truth, if strewn about—buried all across the country!
Feschino not only discovered that this alien encounter had indeed occurred, but he also put together an astounding timeline of events actually disclosing 21-sustained hours of unending UFO activity occurring over ten east coast states that day! Ultimately, and reminding the reader that our military forces at that time were under public orders to shoot UFOs down wherever they were encountered, Feschino was able to pinpoint 116 documented locations involving 25 separate and distinct UFOs over those ten states, and he also discovered that four of those UFOs were heavily damaged! These made repeated landings, by report; one of those damaged and downed objects held an occupant that abandoned its craft. This “occupant” would later come to be called, the “Flatwoods Monster.”Feschino fleshes all this out in the analysis of his “Master Map.”
This cited initiative contained the information included: the plotted points of the UFOs locations, the type of craft described, the time stamps of each object and their flight trajectories; it rather forensically recreated a total scenario for what happened in Flatwoods on September 12, 1952.Shockingly, Frank discovered that by putting all of the individual UFO events into a chronological timeline and piecing it all together, the story demonstrably involved two seeming search and rescue missions by extraterrestrials. They apparently attempted to retrieve two of their downed and stranded comrades in West Virginia, one in Flatwoods and the other in Wheeling as the data shows.
Feschino also discovered the logical explanation as to why there were four damaged and downed UFOs in the country that day. Only six weeks earlier, we’re re-reminded, in July, the Air Force revealed that their pilots, “have been under orders to investigate unidentified objects and to shoot them down if they can’t talk them down.” Feschino also researched and discovered that in July of 1952, the Air Force also admitted they had scrambled interceptors, “several hundred times as a result of reported sightings of unidentified objects. The events of September 12, 1952 became more mysterious when Feschino uncovered an incident that involved the massive cover-up of a USAF jet fighter that simply vanished into thin air that evening and also discovered other strange events that involved the Air Force and its planes!
Feschino wrote a groundbreaking book, a completed essay map of his investigation into the famous “Flatwoods Monster” incident. It is titled, The Braxton County Monster—The Cover-up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed, later released as an “Updated and Revised” edition while his investigation is continued and additional information is obtained. The forwards and epilogs for Frank’s books were written by nuclear physicist, UFO expert, and fellow author Stanton T. Friedman of Roswell fame. Additionally, Feschino would generously extend recognition and credit to writer, veteran Master Aviator and writer Alfred Lehmberg, United States Army (retired,) who wrote Feschino’s recent book cover synopsis covering this astonishing incident.
Feschino’s works have been featured in countless newspaper, magazine, and internet articles throughout the world. The author has also been interviewed by numerous radio talk show hosts including personalities, Whitley Strieber, George Noory, Kate Valentine, Heather Wade and Shadoe Stevens to name a few. While building momentum through the media, Frank caught the eye of several conference promoters and subsequently traveled throughout the United States to spread the word about his UFO research and books of aviation and UFO history. For nearly a decade, Feschino appeared in, and has headlined for, several UFO conferences, lectures, and book signings. He was also involved in many “Flatwoods Monster” one-man events including numerous book signings organized by Peggy Clise, the former Mayor of Flatwoods, which were held at Granddads Store (now Hobo Stu’s Antiques) in Flatwoods. It was at that location that the monumental “Flatwoods Monster 50th Anniversary” celebration was held in 2002 with special guest Stanton T. Friedman and many of the actual eyewitnesses. Also during that event, the first incarnation of the Flatwoods Green Monster Museum was set up at Granddads store for the public. Then, in 2007, another memorable event occurred in West Virginia, when Feschino led a cast of lecturers during a two-day, “Flatwoods Monster and Flying Saucer Extravaganza” show, held at the historic Capitol Theatre in downtown Charleston, WV.
Frank has guest appeared on many West Virginia television talk shows, TV news broadcasts and radio programs, and was also featured in the first-ever “Flatwoods Monster” cover story and feature article in the late UFO Magazine. The author and UFO investigator also appeared in an episode of “Monster Quest” on the HISTORY CHANNEL featuring the “Flatwoods Monster” and “Frametown Monster” incidents of 1952. Additionally, Feschino also produced a documentary that he wrote, shot, and narrated, titled after his book “The Braxton County Monster-The Cover-up of the Flatwoods Monster Revealed.” It focuses on his investigation into the “Flatwoods Monster” case expanding into an undeclared and largely secret air war with ET. It appears on Youtube.
After decades of research to reveal the truth, Frank C. Feschino, Jr. has become the genuine authority on the “Flatwoods Monster” incident and UFO events of September 12, 1952, events at the end of the tortuous “Summer of Saucers” flap of the same year. Today, Feschino continues to be involved in UFO research and currently resides in central Florida.