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Saturday, November 12, 2011

Who is Indrid Cold?

****Major UPDATE!**** 
The book Visitors From Lanulos has now been reprinted and is available for purchase! (read my new post with a link to purchase book)
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Indrid Cold is a mysterious figure, a grinning "man", related to the mothman sightings in Point Pleasant, West Virginia in the 1960s.

From Wikipedia:
Several Grinning Man reports were made in 1966, during the same period as the Point Pleasant, West Virginia, Mothman sightings. These reports were recorded by John A. Keel in chapters 5 and 10 of his book The Mothman Prophecies.
  • The second encounter happened on November 2, 1966. A man named Woodrow Derenberger was driving home in his panel truck after a hard day of work. As he drove up a hill outside of Parkersburg on Interstate 77, he heard a sudden crash. A vehicle was speeding behind him, and it suddenly cut in front of him and slowed down. Derenberger looked in amazement as the vehicle that passed him looked like "an old fashioned kerosene lamp chimney, flaring at both ends, narrowing down to a small neck and then enlarging in a great bulge in the center." The "thing" blocked the road, and a door slid open on the side of it. Then a man stepped out, described as around 6 feet tall, with long dark hair combed straight back. His skin was heavily tanned. He wore an outfit that was made out of some sort of "glistening green material," similar to the outfit worn by the other Grinning Man that was encountered in Elizabeth, New Jersey by the two boys. He was grinning broadly. Derenberger said that the figure spoke to him telepathically and said his name was "Cold" and went off asking him strange questions. Then the strange entity said that he would visit Derenberger again, and he got back in the craft and left.
  • Another case described in chapter 10 in the Mothman Prophecies happened in the home of the Lillys, a family living in a rural section of Point Pleasant. The Lillys were witnessing strange lights in the sky right above their home at least every night, as well as unexplained manifestations inside of their home. Mrs. Lilly said, "We've seen all kinds of strange things...blue lights, green ones, red ones, things that change color. Some have been so low that we thought we could see diamond-shaped windows in them. And none of them make any noise at all." Automobiles near the Lilly home stalled without explanation; doors and kitchen cabinets inside the home slammed in the middle of the night while everyone was asleep. The living room door, which was chained and snap-locked at night, was standing wide open the next morning, as if someone had somehow opened it from the outside. They heard loud metallic sounds "like a pan falling," and Mrs. Lilly said she heard a sound like "a baby crying" throughout the home. It seemed to originate only a few feet away from her in the house, but no infants were present and she never saw anything. John A. Keel, who personally investigated and questioned the Lilly family, asked them, "Did you ever dream that there was a stranger in the house in the middle of the night?" Linda Lilly, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lilly then confessed her story. She described how she woke up one night and saw a very large figure towering over her bed. "It was a man, a big man. Very broad. I couldn't see his face very well, but I could see that he was grinning at me." Mrs. Lilly said that she heard a terrible scream that night, and Linda ran into her room screaming "There is a man in my room! There is!" She refused to sleep alone ever since the encounter.
Derenberger wrote a book about his experiences titled Visitors from Lanulos (which unfortunately is very hard to find! Though I would love to read it!)
You can hear an in-depth interview with Derenberger on this site: http://www.freewebs.com/weirdtales/thetruthonindridcold.htm

Indrid Cold Speaking on the Phone (clip from the movie Mothman Prophecies ---very good movie!)
Seriously, one of the creepiest and most underrated thriller/horror films ever.



What or who do you think Indrid Cold is? Is Indrid Cold real?

10 comments:

  1. This is a picture of a German actor named Conrad Veight. He starred in a few German expressionist/horror movies from the 1930's. His facial expressions were used as a template for Christopher Nolan when he was scouting for an actor to play The Joker in the film "The Dark Knight." Of course, the role went to Heath Ledger who pulled off the character in the most extraordinary ways. Who posts pictures like Veight's without doing some research into where the picture came from? Whoever you are, you're lazy! Someone named Indred Cold, my ass! You have been duped! But what else would you expect from a pro-republican "expert?"

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  2. Jimby, I NEVER said this photo I posted in this article was Indrid Cold. I used it because I thought it looked creepy, like this Indrid Cold character seems to be. (Seriously, WHERE did I say that this photo is of Indrid Cold? Is that what the caption says? No. Try reading before posting idiotic comments... If you took the time to read the article you would see that I am discussing the grinning man, but I guess you're too lazy to actually read the article? Or maybe plain illiterate?)

    Secondly, I'm not a Republican and have never voted Republican in my life. Not sure where you're getting your ideas from.

    Jimby, you are a complete ignoramus and unworthy to comment on my page. Don't waste my time, troll.

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  3. Interesting stuff.
    Personally, I agree with you. I loved "The Mothman Prophecies" and found it weird and haunting. It holds up the theory that any alien visitations might be to strange for us to even begin to decipher the motivations of the beings behind them.

    Oh and to Jimby... Get a life! He never said that was Indrid Cold.

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    1. Thank you for the kind comment Steve.

      Yes, whenever people ask for a scary movie recommendation, I always point to The Mothman Prophecies... it's VERY underrated and I can't think of another movie that gives me chills (except Carnival of Souls). It;s an atmospheric kind of scary. Not blood and guts.

      It's in the public domain due to shoddy paperwork (lucky for us) you can legally watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exUFpSFblaw

      Peace.

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  4. I also agree the Mothman Prophecies is one of my all time favorite movies and also I think this article is useful in terms of intelligence (unlike the guy who decided to bring politics into a completely unpolitical conversation) and factual information on just who Indrid Cold is. I find the mystery of him highly unnerving though, I mean just to reiterate the question; Who (or more likely what) is Indrid Cold?

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    1. Hello. Thank you for your comment. I agree with you. "What is Indrid Cold" does seem more appropriate than "Who"... I can't imagine Indrid Cold turning out to be an actual human being!

      Definitely one of the creepier topics in the Mothman saga...

      I still wish I could find an affordable copy of Visitors from Lanulos.

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  5. Interesting article, thanks ^____^ I actually just finished watching 'The Mothman Prophecies' by recommendation of my sister. I'd read into Mothman before as a kid and knew about the whole bridge incident, but hadn't heard of Indrid Cold/The Grinning Man. Creepy...and intriguing! Hah, Indrid is a cool name, too. Must remember that.

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    1. haha Yes, Indrid is a pretty cool name.
      It sounds Nordic to me. Maybe Scandinavian. Like Ingrid.

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  6. Watched the documentary "Eyes of the Mothman" Pretty good stuff. They mentioned Woodrow Derenberger and Indrid Cold. I guess some people think this Indrid Cold was possibly a M.I.B. Interesting stuff seeing that everyone believed Woodrow, His wife and even psychiatrist had experiences with Indrid and other E.T humanoid beings that walk among us. Weird stuff.

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  7. check out David M Eckhart interviews via youtube. They did a show on "Fact or Faked" on SCI-FI about him and believed him to be telling the truth. The stuff he points to sounds very reminiscent of the aforementioned peoples encounters. Inter-dimensional beings with some sort of vested interest in humankind. Very creepy shit!

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