The state of West Virginia has a long prominent history of unexplained happenings and bizarre sightings of unidentified flying objects (UFOs). Perhaps it’s because we are a rural state—geographically covered with harsh mountains and rolling hills, being far from more densely populated territories—that makes this phenomena even more fantastic. Maybe the people here are just more observant of such oddities, or more willing to report such experiences to authorities. Regardless of the reasons for the increased activity in Appalachia, it remains a fact that citizens of the state have recorded an astounding number of UFO sightings over the last fifty years.
Among these have been high profile incidents such as the famed Braxton County Monster occurrence where a crippled unidentified object and creature may have come near the community of Flatwoods. Additionally, the legendary Mothman sightings, near Point Pleasant, still mystify investigators and enthusiasts. There were the infamous “Men in Black” investigators that have garnered international attention to the territory. Hundreds of lesser-known cases exist where solid citizens of upright character claimed to have witnessed strange flying objects over the state’s airspace.
Many sightings have been reported to county law enforcement or to federal investigative agencies, often with lackluster results. However, it’s likely that an even greater percentage of eyewitnesses have kept their experiences secret to avoid public ridicule or harassment from non-believers. To this day, the whole UFO situation is often viewed as an erroneous and suspect enigma. Of course, the author Kyle Lovern tends to see things differently, and so do millions of others like him. This literary work documents sixteen new UFO sightings in Appalachia—interviews with West Virginia citizens that have experienced the unexplained.
Also, Lovern includes an exclusive interview with nationally respected ufologist, researcher and nuclear physicist Stanton Friedman.
West Virginia journalist Kyle Lovern is at it again—putting together another fascinating book about eyewitness accounts of UFOs and strange encounters from the Appalachian region. His first book, Appalachian Case Study: UFO Sightings, Alien Encounters and Unexplained Phenomena, took readers on an amazing journey of exploration through the eyes of many down-to-earth folks who told Lovern about their experiences. Using his background in newspaper and radio, Lovern conducted interviews with various citizens about their unusual encounters and extraordinary experiences. Although that book focused solely on incidents occurring in the Mountain State, his new project probes into occurrences taking place in a larger section of the Appalachian mountain region, where individuals from West Virginia and neighboring states document unusual and weird events they cannot fully explain.