Deep in Braxton County, West Virginia, three boys are minding their own business on a fall night in 1952. But their evening calm is disrupted by a flash of light, and before long, rumors of a monster stalking the streets of Flatwoods have started to circulate. But what did come from the skies on that September night?

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Young brothers Fred and Edward May were out and about with buddy Tommy Hyer when something caught their eye. Something bright had flashed over the sky and come down to earth on farmer G. Bailey Fisher’s property. Having gathered a group to investigate, they went to discover whatever it had been. Gaining the brow of a hill, a child who had joined them, Neil Nunley, stated that they’d seen a flashing crimson light.

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