Posted by: Loren Coleman on August 24th, 2008
I arrived early at the TAPS Beyond Reality at the Mount Washington Resort, for the 11:15 am presentation of Travis Shortt, entitled “The Mothman: History, Sightings and Theories.”
I walked in and discovered that the Mothman talk and the showing of the Shortt-produced Mothman film had to be cancelled. There has been a death in the filmmaker’s family, and I was very sorry to hear that. Charlie’s McCracken’s uncle has died, and Shortt was very upset when he called in. It was an unfortunate surprise.
The conference organizers are a little dismayed that a copy of the film the conference was suppose to show was not sent along to the sold-out venue. But for those of us in Mothman research, we’ve seen this happen often.
For Sunday and Monday night, the midnight screenings of Dark Wings: The Mothman Chronicles, followed by the Q&A sessions with filmmaker Charlie McCracken and producer, Travis Shortt, have to now be cancelled.
For a trailer of the film, see the Dark Wings trailer here.
Too bad I didn’t know about this, as I would have brought along my copy of the David Grabias documentary, Search for the Mothman.
I’m still scheduled to talk about 3:30 pm, on Monday, and have updated my presentation with the latest Montauk Monster and Georgia hoax images.
More reports from the field later.