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Old 22-05-2012, 12:44 AM   #363
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The film claims to be based on actual events that occurred between November 1966 and December 1967 in Point Pleasant, West Virginia.

On Nov. 15, 1966, two young couples from Point Pleasant, Roger and Linda Scarberry, and Steve and Mary Mallette told police they saw a large white creature whose eyes "glowed red" when the car headlights picked it up. They described it as a "flying man with ten foot wings" following their car while they were driving in an area of town known as 'the TNT area', the site of a former World War II munitions plant.

It has become more than an urban legend, and it is believed to be a harbinger of imminent disaster, now being seen around the globe before great tragedies...46 people died in the collapse of the Silver Bridge...A memorial was installed in Point Pleasant to commemorate the 46 bridge collapse victims.

The Silver Bridge was an eyebar-chain suspension bridge built in 1928 and named for the color of its aluminum paint. The bridge connected Point Pleasant, West Virginia and Gallipolis, Ohio, over the Ohio River.The bridge failure was due to a defect in a single link, eyebar 330, on the north of the Ohio subsidiary chain, the first link below the top of the Ohio tower.In 1983 the Mianus River Bridge in Greenwich, Connecticut collapsed, causing the deaths of three drivers.

The collapsed bridge was replaced by the Silver Memorial Bridge, which was completed in 1969.
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