Thursday, November 1, 2012

Houston's Supernatural Batman Mystery

Look, up in the sky! It's a bird! No, it's a plane! No, it's Houston's very own Batman! Imagine my shock while watching the ten o'clock news last night, when they reported about a Houston supernatural legend from the 1950's, the Batman. You can read the article HERE. Spooktacular stuff. Of course, I wasn't born until 1971, so I don't have any recollection of this story.

But now, I'm intrigued! Ah, I feel another story brewing.

The incident occurred on July 18, 1953 at 2:30 in the morning, downtown Houston area. Mrs. Hilda Walker and two other females were talking on her front porch, when they spotted an odd figure flying toward them. The creature landed in Mrs. Walker's pecan tree. The creature was described as, "... a man with wings like a bat". The figure was about six and a half feet tall and remained perched in the tree for about thirty seconds. A glowing light seemed to radiate about it. The glow faded, reported the witnesses, and then, the  batman vanished into thin air. (Author's Note: What were these women doing out at 2:30 a.m.? Just asking.)

Could the Batman be similar or possibly the same as the legendary Mothman? A fun website Unknown Creatures says that flying humanoids have been spotted since 1877 to present day. This video is from the series Monsterquest on the History Channel.

In the news segment, which you can also watch the video from the link below, KTRK had a graphic designer sketch what he believes the creature may look like. I do agree with one thing he had to say. This supernatural legend gives the city of Houston "flavor". It most definitely keeps it interesting!


  1. Very cool! But along with you, I have to ask what these ladies were doing on the porch at 2:30, and what were they drinking, and why did they sit there long enough to see him disappear rather than run away screaming? Hmmm...
    Great post! :-)

  2. Why do these things only happen at night when no one can get a good picture?

  3. I live in Houston. Why have I not heard this? :P

  4. love unexplainable legends! thanks for telling us a little of houston's character!

  5. When I first read the start of your post, I was thinking MOTHMAN, too. Alex, these creatures have cruel senses of humor. They wait for us to be without our smart phones to show up! Even though I am not doing NaNo, I have done 5000 words in 3 days. Whew!

  6. Mothman!!! I love it! How are you enjoying your new found success by the way? I hope you don't mind, I tagged you in a post which will be up and running momentarily! I hope you'll be able to participate!! But if not, then I understand! You are among a few of my chosen ziggy zig zag writers!! :) Take care Candilynn!

  7. I'm with Lexa and Alex! I would've so ran away screaming. And it always seems there's no camera at times such as these.
    @Melissa, I had no idea you lived in Houston! We're only an hour away from one another.
    @Tara, You're so welcome. :)
    @Roland, way to go on the 5k!
    @Crystal, I'm sort of in a successful bliss (aka, fuzzy state). I'm walking around with my head in the clouds. :) Thanks for the tag!