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The Black Bird of Chernobyl

The Chernobyl disaster was a nuclear accident that occurred on Saturday 26 April 1986, at the No. 4 reactor in the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, near the city of Pripyat in the north of the Ukrainian SSR and It is considered to be the worst nuclear disaster in history both in terms of cost and casualties. It is also one of only two nuclear energy accidents rated at seven—the maximum severity—on the International Nuclear Event Scale (the other being the 2011 Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster in Japan).

The accident, ironically, started during a safety test.

The test was a simulation of an electrical power outage to help create a safety procedure for maintaining reactor cooling water circulation until the back-up electrical generators could provide power. However, an unexpected 10-hour delay meant that the test was done with only the operating staff who were on duty, …and sadly…. they were not properly prepared for the situation.

To run the test they had to drop the power by a certain amount, but the power unexpectedly dropped to near zero before the operators were able to partially restore the test power and proceeded with the electrical test. The risk associated with such a power dip was not made evident in the operating instructions - So, Upon completion of the power test, the operators triggered a reactor shutdown, but the combination of unstable conditions as well as some reactor design flaws, caused an uncontrolled nuclear chain reaction.

About 49,000 people were evacuated from the area!

134 station staff and firemen were hospitalized with acute radiation syndrome .

about 9,000 to 16,000 exposure related deaths in the years following the blast.

And the entire city of Pripyat was left a radioactive ghost town, till this day.

Okay, so that’s the doom and gloom history segment over, it's time for the truly bizarre part of the story.

A creature was said to be seen in Ukraine around the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, even more so in the weeks leading up to the tragedy....

The Black Bird of Chernobyl

Witnesses have described the Black Bird as being: humanoid in appearance, black or very dark grey in colour, with wings and glowing red eyes

Sound familiar? If it doesn’t, it should.... but let's chat about that a bit later ;)

Several workers at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, described seeing this "Black Bird" beast before their tragic deaths in the nuclear explosion,

leading many people to believe that the Black Bird was an omen of doom, warning the workers of their fate.

AND Survivors of the nuclear melt down confirmed this belief, as they too recalled experiencing weird things shortly before the disaster

Things like:

  1. Nightmares

  2. Threatening phone calls

  3. And encounters with a big, black winged beast

But that’s not all!!!

As the Soviet helicopters circled the smoldering plant trying to put out the flame, some of the rescue workers claimed to have seen a 20-foot (6 meters) bird gliding through the thick irradiated smoke

that seeped out the reactor like tentacles.

What could it be?

Aliens cover up?

An angel of death?

Personally I believe he is….

The Mothman!!!!!

You see, Mothman sightings began in November of 1967 in West Virginia, USA , where over 100 people reported seeing a large, six-foot (182cm) beast, covered in either hair or feathers, with a wingspan of at least six to ten feet (182-305cm) .... and bright.... glowing..... red...... eyes!

In December of the same year, a chain suspension bridge across the Ohio River crashed into the river during peak hour traffic, killing 46 people.

Some reported that they saw the Mothman on the bridge just before its collapse.

A Mothman was also reportedly spotted in Germany, on September 10, 1978, when a mine collapsed in Freiburg, killing several miners.

But the lives of 20 miners was spared, as they refused to enter the mine after seeing a Moth-man-like creature perched at the entrance of the mine....

So what do you think the black bird of Chernobyl is?

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